Sep 272016
 
UL, a global safety science specialist, announces the acquisition of AWS Truepower, an energy engineering services and advisory firm.  This achievement expands UL’s global renewable energy portfolio by strengthening full lifecycle solutions for wind and solar energy sectors. AWS Truepower is an Albany, New York (US)-based company providing renewable energy services through five business units covering project advisory, performance engineering, due diligence, information services and...
Sep 272016
 
Enphase Energy, Inc., a global energy technology company, announced restructuring and cost savings initiatives that are expected to result in approximately $20 million of annualized operating expense savings. Enphase is reducing approximately 11% of its global workforce and eliminating certain non-core projects. The company expects to incur aggregate restructuring charges in the third quarter of 2016 of approximately $3.0 million, including approximately $1.7...
Sep 272016
 
Pacific Ethanol, Inc., a producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the United States, is purchasing and installing a new 5 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power system at its Madera, California biorefinery that produces ethanol, wet distiller grains and corn oil. $10-million of the project cost is being financed by CleanFund, a provider of long-term financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation and seismic improvements specifically for...
Sep 272016
 
As commercial PV systems are becoming increasingly prevalent, the competition is increasing in terms of the system return on investment (ROI). One method to improve system ROI is to decrease the CAPEX/upfront costs of the system, and this can be done by increasing string length. Because modules and inverters are decreasing in price, balance of system (BOS) costs, which make up about 10% of commercial rooftop costs, have been identified as the next option for decreasing these CAPEX/upfront...
Sep 262016
 
The first Intersolar Middle East in Dubai took place in a historical year. In 2016, Dubai set a new record for the cost of solar power and is becoming the cheapest energy source compared to all other energy sources, including fossil fuels and nuclear power.  Intersolar Middle East covered the complete value chain of PV with 100 international exhibitors from manufacturing companies as Centrotherm and Schmid, cell and module makers such as Solarworld, Canadian Solar, and Sharp, inverter...
Sep 262016
 
You might not think of football as being the most energy conscious sport. Whether it’s the thirsty pitches that need watering every night or the energy-draining stadiums, the beautiful game doesn’t always put green matters first. But there are shining examples of new technological developments that are making football a far more sustainable sport. From solar-powered stadiums to organic pitches, many clubs and individuals are making energy innovation a big part of their success....
Sep 232016
 
Following is a statement from Tom Kimbis, interim president of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): Along with its 1,000 member companies, SEIA applauds the leadership of Governor Sandoval in tackling tough issues head on by forming the New Energy Industry Task Force (NEITF).  By making the right decisions when it meets for the final time next Tuesday, the task force can drive toward a better way of life for Nevadans using cutting-edge, disruptive technologies, like solar....
Sep 232016
 
Ampt LLC, a specialist in power conversion technology, announced the deployment of its DC optimizers in a 33 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) system with Canadian Solar, Inc. one of the world's largest solar power companies. The project uses Ampt’s DC String Optimizers in one of the largest deployments of DC power optimizers in the world. The 33 MW installation capped of
Sep 232016
 
Enphase Energy, Inc., announced that it intends to offer and sell shares of its common stock, subject to market and other conditions, in an underwritten public offering. Enphase also expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the number of shares of common stock offered in the public offering to cover over-allotments, if any. Enphase anticipates using the net proceeds from the proposed offering for general corporate purposes, including working...