Jun 302016
 
Trojan Battery Co., LLC, today announced the appointment of John Beering as the company’s chief operating officer, a new role that reflects Trojan Battery’s rapid growth and global expansion.  As a member of the executive management team, Beering brings more than 20 years of experience and expertise in leading, implementing and improving business operations across a wide variety of businesses. Reporting to Jeff Elder, president and chief executive officer of Trojan Battery,...
Jun 302016
 
Schletter recently introduced two new features added to PV Powersite. The first is the availability of Schletter's 4200 mm rails for the FS System, PvMax, PV Mini and Windsafe. Now, when project information is entered, the design software will automatically calculate how many 6200 and 4200 mm rails are needed for your project. The result is a cost savings, reducing the possibility of excess rails in project designs.  The second design improvement to PV Powersite is the...
Jun 302016
 
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, US President Barack Obama, and Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto share a common commitment to a competitive, low-carbon and sustainable North American economy and society.  The following is the leaders' statement on a North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment partnership formed this week. Our actions to align climate and energy policies will protect human health and help level the playing field for our businesses,...
Jun 302016
 
Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies and Wacker Chemie AG have formed a long-term strategic partnership that is expected to accelerate growth and create lasting value for both companies in the solar industry. The partnership strategically aligns one of solar’s most promising innovators as it readies for large scale manufacturing with the world’s leading supplier and industrial scale producer of high-purity polysilicon. The partnership entails the following:...
Jun 292016
 
After a tumultuous few years with little to no national capacity growth, according to a recent report from Greentech Media, the US commercial solar market is expected to nearly triple in size by 2020. This growth will be driven by the extension of the federal Investment Tax Credit, the growing adoption of solar among national corporations, the increasing availability of financing for small commercial systems, and an expanding market for community solar. This new report analyzes the challenges...
Jun 292016
 
Energy Storage Systems, Inc. (ESS), a leading manufacturer of safe, low cost, and long cycle-life flow batteries for long duration storage applications including microgrids and time-shifting renewable energy resources, will be showcasing their All-Iron Flow Battery (IFB) system at Intersolar North America (booth #8158). ESS’ long duration (6+ hour) flow battery provides an innovative solution to a growing number of challenges on either side of the utility meter. As part of the Intersolar...
Jun 292016
 
The Spanish company Grupo Clavijo, which specialises in photovoltaic solar structures and trackers, has obtained certification for the execution of steel structures for the structural components that it designs and manufactures, with execution class EXC2. This certification, according to UNE-EN 1090-1, allows it to display CE marking based on the European Construction Products Directive and certifies the quality of its structural calculations for the sizing of components, its factory...
Jun 282016
 
NEXTracker, Inc. inaugurated the Center for Solar Excellence at its headquarters in Fremont, CA. Designed as a world class testing and proving ground for solar technology innovations and emerging products, the Center provides enormous value to NEXTracker customers throughout the value chain including EPCs, developers, asset managers and project owners as they evaluate and assess technologies. It will also serve as an educational resource for...
Jun 282016
 
SunPower has again set a new solar power panel efficiency record, as validated by the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). After achieving 22.8% efficiency for its X-Series solar panel earlier this year, SunPower has reached 24.1% efficiency – surpassing the previous world record for the highest efficiency of a solar panel using silicon cells. NREL rigorously evaluates renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and maintains...