Nov 292016
 
ATEC, a Chinese solar mounting system manufacturer and installer, has signed a technology agreement with Exosun, a supplier of advanced, cost-effective solar tracking solutions for ground-mounted PV plants, to manufacture and commercialize as of today Exosun’s Exotrack HZ solar tracking system on the Chinese PV market, the biggest in the world, in order to maximize its clients’ solar plant output and returns. ATEC Architecture, who has already manufactured and installed 7,000 MW of...
Nov 292016
 
IXYS Corporation, a global manufacturer of power semiconductors and integrated circuits (ICs) for energy efficiency, power management, transportation, medical technology, and motor control applications, today announced an expansion of its low-voltage Trench MOSFET products, 60V TrenchT3 HiPerFET Power MOSFETs. With on-resistance as low as 3.1 milliohms, these devices are designed for high power density, switched-mode power conversion applications. These new MOSFETs can withstand a...
Nov 292016
 
Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, forecasts global solar installations to reach 76 GW in 2016. Solar installations to hit 70 GW in 2017. “Global solar demand will overshoot most forecasts made earlier this year due to an unprecedented level of activity in China,” said Raj Prabhu, CEO and Co-Founder of Mercom Capital Group. "Record installations in China followed by a slowdown resulted in an oversupply situation,...
Nov 292016
 
Contrary to previous studies that predicted solar power installations would decrease temperatures around them by absorbing some of the sun’s energy, a study by a team of researchers from the University of Arizona and the University of Madison-Wisconsin indicates the opposite: Large solar power plants cause a photovoltaic heat island effect. The study, titled “The Photovoltaic Heat Island Effect: Larger solar power plants increase local temperatures” and published in the...
Nov 282016
 
The report "String Inverter Market by Phase (Single and Three), System Type (On-Grid and Off-Grid), Power Rating (Up to 10kw, 11kw-40kw, 41kw-80kw, and Above 80kw), End-User (Residential, Commercial & Industrial, and Utilities), and Region - Global Forecast to 2021" Published by MarketsandMarkets, The String Inverter Market is expected to grow from an estimated USD 2.61 Billionin 2016 to USD 3.89 Billion by 2021, registering a CAGR of 8.29% from...
Nov 282016
 
The Spanish company Grupo Clavijo has supplied all of the fixed structures for the Oriana I and Oriana II projects, with capacities of 28.62 and 29.03 MWp respectively, in the municipality of Isabela, Puerto Rico, which are owned by Sonnedix and were each completed within five months. The dual-column structures used were installed with a tilt angle of up to 20˚ in certain areas and robustly designed in accordance with the local conditions, being based near the sea. Their design...
Nov 282016
 
Upsolar Pte. Ltd., a provider of solar PV modules and services, Koine a design company specializing in floating technology, and Upsolar's local installation partner CW, recently deployed a floating PV system at Tengeh Reservoir in Singapore. The system is part of the joint project overseen by the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) and spearheaded by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency, as part of Singapore's...
Nov 282016
 
The Colombian government issued a mandate to expand the availability of electricity to the remote area of Acandi by building five solar hybrid installations, or microgrids. Acandi is mostly jungle, located on the Caribbean Sea bordering Panama. There is no connection to the electrical grid there, and residents have access to electrical power provided just a few hours a day by diesel generators. The microgrids include solar panels from Trina Solar, batteries from Trojan Battery, and Sunny Boy...