Jun 302015
 
As a way to quickly access extensive research on the value of solar and renewable energy – from economic and environmental benefits to both consumers and businesses, to grid efficiencies and savings – the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has created a new resources page on its website. To date, solar and renewable energy cost-benefit studies have been conducted in nearly 20 states.  Most recently, Environment America and the Frontier Group released a...
Jun 302015
 
Itron, Inc., a technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, announced today the launch of Itron Total Solar, a complete offering that combines production measurement, asset monitoring, sensing applications and forecasting in a managed services offering for solar photovoltaic (PV) generation. The comprehensive offering is a part of Itron Total Services, which takes Itron’s industry-leading capabilities in metering, communications, data management,...
Jun 302015
 
SunShare announced that 400 kilowatts of solar energy from two of its Denver Community Solar Gardens will soon be powering sixteen City-owned locations. One of the nation’s leading Community Solar providers, SunShare is headquartered in the Mile High City, known for having over 300 days of sunshine a year. A concept pioneered by the state of Colorado in 2010, Community Solar allows customers who either can’t or don’t want to put solar panels on their homes or properties to...
Jun 302015
 
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., a specialist in precision power conversion, has made a strategic decision to focus solelyon its Precision Power business and wind down its Solar Inverter business, which is operated under AE Solar Energy Inc., AEI Power GmbH and their subsidiaries. Over the past six months the company has engaged in a rigorous process exploring and evaluating various strategic alternatives for the Solar Inverter business, including a potential sale,...
Jun 292015
 
Mersen announced the launch of a complete portfolio of 1500VDC components for the growing solar market. This launch is a comprehensive product offering for early design into 1500VDC systems. The comprehensive product portfolio includes string and NH style fuses, supporting fuse gear, surge protective devices (SPDs), power distribution blocks (PDBs), and switches. This portfolio highlights Mersen’s commitment to providing high technology products to renewable energy markets. By...
Jun 292015
 
Isra Vision's PRINT-Q 2.0 is new inspection technology that privides solutions for higher efficiency solar cell and module concepts, such as PERC, HIT, extreme thin contact fingers and new wire contacting. Designed to achieve both profitable and competitive solar cell production, PRINT-Q 2.0 provides <= 3.600 pieces/hr throughput and 0% defect tolerance rate.  With PRINT-Q, ISRA VISION / GP Solar delivers a print inspection solution providing state-of-the-art matrix camera...
Jun 292015
 
The Zurich based non-profit SolarSuperState Association published its SolarSuperState Ranking 2015 showing Switzerland up in Solar energy and down in Wind energy. The ranking sorts all 197 states of the world in 2categories: Wind and Solar. Switzerland remains faithful to further their strategy for the bureaucratic overdriven prevention of wind energy, built no new large wind turbine in the calendar year 2014, and is therefore outdistanced by Dominican Republic, Iceland, South Africa and...
Jun 262015
 
Sunrun, a national provider of residential solar to homeowners, has publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not been determined. Sunrun has applied to list its common stock on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol "RUN". Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Goldman,...
Jun 262015
 
India has ambitious objectives for expanding solar energy. The government plans to increase photovoltaic output by a factor of 30 by 2022, to a total of 100 gigawatts. The state of Maharastra has also committed to a determined energy policy: By 2020, the Maharastra government intends to install an additional 7.5 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic power. This policy provides the backdrop for Intersolar India 2015, taking place 18 to 20 November in Mumbai, in the heart of Maharastra, from...
Jun 252015
 
Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, has completed the construction and connection of a 738.45 kWp PV system on the rooftop of the Decathlon building in Evere, Belgium for the company Orka NV. Martifer Solar was responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the rooftop PV plant, integrated into the new facilities of Decathlon in the Brussels region. The building itself was developed and built by CBRE Global Investors, and leased to Decathlon on a...