Jan 292016
 
Energy subsidies have been around for hundreds of years according to a study by DBL Investors that traced US government energy incentives back to 1789. Over the course of these centuries different subsidies have come, gone and changed but the overarching goals have remained the same. These reasons for energy subsidies can be put into three key categories: Promoting economic growth, development and investment Social policy and Environmental impact The primary driver is often reducing costs for...
Jan 292016
 
Sprig Electric has paired the Tesla’s Powerpack battery with a 350 kW commercial rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system to optimize energy savings. The pairing, installed by Sprig Electric at their corporate headquarters in San Jose, California (US) will cut the building’s total energy costs by 80-95%. The components of the system include 1,177 solar panels that are spread over 20,000 square feet of the building’s roof top. The 500kWh/250 kW Tesla Powerpack battery system is...
Jan 282016
 
The Colorado Energy Office and Grid Alternatives announce five community solar projects designed to demonstrate the viability of community solar models that serve low-income households. Delta Montrose Electric Association, Gunnison County Electric Association, Holy Cross Energy, San Miguel Power Association and Yampa Valley Electric Association have volunteered to build low-income projects totaling 579 kW. Each project is designed to optimize the community solar model to reduce energy costs...
Jan 282016
 
Dutch solar company Eternal Sun announces the purchase of Spire Corporation’s sun simulator technology division. Objective testing has a critical part to play in developing a mature, global industry which can compete with the full range of energy sources in today’s demanding cost environment.  In acquiring these assets, Eternal Sun takes the next step in its journey to become the international leader in the development and testing of solar panels.  Eternal Sun was founded...
Jan 282016
 
Trojan Battery Co., LLC, the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, today announced the establishment of Trojan Battery Sales, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trojan Battery Co.  Trojan Battery Sales, formally Safe-Start, LLC, now operates factory sales locations throughout the southeastern US, with several distribution centers in Florida to maximize support to Trojan’s extensive dealer base in the region. Trojan Battery Sales has distribution centers in...
Jan 272016
 
Saft, a designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, has delivered an advanced Lithium-ion Energy Storage System (ESS) to power lighting and Wi-Fi for the Champ de Mars, the grand public square in Port-au-Prince, Haïti. The contract with Montreal-based Geninov Group, a diversified energy and engineering technology company, was finalized in May 2015. The Champ de Mars is the largest recreational park in Haïti. The Saft ESS, to be installed in the...
Jan 272016
 
SoloPower Systems, a photovoltaic technology company specializing in the design, manufacture and deployment of CIGS flexible thin-film solar technology, today announced the completion of its first commercial-scale deployment in South Africa. The Company's ultra-light weight photovoltaic (LPV) modules were successfully installed on a factory rooftop in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, as the first in a two-phase project. The installation was commissioned by Dumont Power, a SoloPower...
Jan 272016
 
Solarunited (formally known as International Photovoltaic Equipment Association, IPVEA) and the 32nd EU PVSEC (32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition) present the PV Production, Quality, and Innovation Forum 2016, which will be held in the frame of the EU PVSEC 2016 in Munich, Germany on Wednesday, 22 June, 2016.  The 32nd EU PVSEC will host the global PV community at the ICM - International Congress Center, in Munich, from 20 to 24 June 2016. The PV...