Dec 292016
 
The recent study "Solar Photovoltaic Installation Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018" by Transparency Market Research (TMR) forecasts that the global solar photovoltaic installation market will grow at a CAGR of 10.7% between 2012 and 2018. TMR, a market intelligence company based in the United States reports, the global solar photovoltaic (PV) installation market will be valued at US$145.9 billion by 2018....
Dec 282016
 
MJP International has begun selling several new products to capture a larger market share of the retail sector for solar-powered devices.  MJP is a producer and distributor of green products. Some of its solar brands include Astroenergy, Kyocera, SolarWorld and Eco-Sources. New products include: 6 volt 1 watt solar panel Solar-powered LED motion sensor lights Solar-powered hand held torches Solar-powered led light bulbs for home or outdoor use
Dec 282016
 
Solar Novus Today readers are bright, knowledgeable professionals who are interested in keeping up with what is new and significant in the industry. By looking at the ten most-read articles in 2016, we see key trends including:  batteries and energy storage, concentrated solar power, research that’s helping increase the efficiency of solar, operations & maintenance and practical and useful solar installations. A Battery is Just a Battery Energy storage is at a pivotal point,...
Dec 272016
 
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School (UCT), a public vocational-technical high school in Bourne, Massachusetts, partnered with Solect Energy of Hopkinton, Massachusetts and Green Seal Environmental of Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts to develop and install a 663 kilowatt (kW) solar canopy in the school’s existing parking lot. In addition to powering the school, the Bourne Rec Authority will also be drawing power from the solar array, which will provide meaningful savings over their...
Dec 272016
 
What started out as a typical residential solar installation in Williamstown, New Jersey became a lot more exciting when the solar installer, NJ Solar Power LLC, switched from the 265 Watt solar panels that they usually used to 325 Watt Panasonic HIT. “We were wondering what kind of module puts out 325W and is roughly the same size as what we were already using,” said Will Wiencke, foreman of NJ Solar Power LLC. Homeowner Patrick Gallagher wanted to go solar to reduce his electric...
Dec 232016
 
Coldwell Solar, a solar power contractor specializing in the food and agricultural industries, announced the completion of a 170-kilowatt solar energy system for Mustards Grill. The system powers the iconic Napa Valley restaurant’s entire operations resulting in zero net electrical costs. “Our goal in everything we do is to do it at the highest level of quality possible,” said Sean Knight, managing partner at Mustards Grill. ”We found the perfect partner for our solar...
Dec 222016
 
Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies announced that it has jointly achieved with Hanwha Q CELLS a new performance record of 19.6% cell efficiency for 1366’s Direct Wafer technology. The result was independently confirmed by the Fraunhofer ISE CalLab and clearly . The wafers were produced with 1366’s current production furnaces in Bedford, MA and the cell fabrication was completed at Hanwha Q CELLS’ Center for Technology Innovation and Quality in Thalheim,...
Dec 222016
 
A decision by state regulators in Arizona puts an end to net metering for customers with rooftop solar panels. The 4-1 commission decision comes after nearly three years of battle between solar supporters and regulators. The regulators sought to eliminate net metering because with net metering, where the solar customer gets money back for solar power send to the grid, those customers are not paying their share of grid costs. Solar supporters argue that solar reduces costs and pollution, and is...
Dec 212016
 
SolarPower Europe's third quarter 2016 PV market update shows 1.56GW of newly installed capacity in Europe in the months from June to September. That is about 10% less new solar power installed than the 1.73GW in the same quarter 2015. In the first 9 months of the year, 5.3GW of photovoltaic systems were installed in Europe, a decline of 18% over the 6.5GW in the same period the year before. The main reason for the European market's decline is the strong demand drop in the UK...
Dec 212016
 
8minutenergy Renewables, LLC, a US-based independent solar photovoltaic (PV) developer, and D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments, LLC (DESRI), which with its affiliates owns and manages approximately 1.3 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy assets in North America, announced the commissioning of the 155 MWAC (191 MWDC) Springbok 2 Solar Farm in Kern County, California. Springbok 2 joins the 105 MWAC (137 MWDC) Springbok 1 Solar Farm, commissioned earlier this year. Located 70 miles...