Mar 312017
 
Solar advocates, environmental experts, and nonprofit organizations devoted to serving low-income communities in Massachusetts warned the Baker administration today that its new Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program could damage key portions of the solar industry and be disastrous for solar power in low-income communities throughout the state. Advocates praised the extensive and thoughtful process the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has engaged in over the past year to...
Mar 312017
 
A 500 kW solar system powers the production of high precision aluminium parts on the factory roof of Pasturi Srl in Lombardy, Italy. Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH provided more than 8.000 Q CELLS branded high performance and high quality solar modules. The rooftop installation was constructed by SKY NRG SRL, a company experienced in realizing PV systems for different applications in Italy. The system unfolds over a rooftop area of over 10,000 square meters and is expected to produce around 600.000 kWh...
Mar 312017
 
Researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, have demonstrated efficient solar energy storage in a chemical liquid. The team has shown that it is possible to convert energy from the sun directly into energy stored in the chemical bonds of a chemical fluid — a molecular solar thermal system. That energy can be transported and released on demand, with full recovery of the storage medium.  Solar energy on demand Professor Kasper Moth-Poulsen, who is...
Mar 302017
 
Scientists at Swansea University in Wales (UK) have shown that Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 (CZTS), which is based on Earth-abundant elements, could potentially be an alternative to conventional Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) in solar cells.  CZTS-based solar cells are currently much less efficient than CIGS devises—12.7% compared with 22.3% maximum conversion. The Swansea team is now using Raman mapping analysis to explore how to improve the performance of CZTS-based solar cells. “Recently, we...
Mar 302017
 
A large distribution centre in Shropshire has generated more than 3GWh of electricity one year after its rooftop solar system was installed – equivalent to the annual electricity demand of 935 homes. The 13,860-panel array - which is currently the UK’s fourth largest rooftop PV system - is installed on top of Lyreco’s National Distribution Centre in Telford, Shropshire. It is also the first time in the UK that ground mount centralised inverter technology has been used in a...
Mar 302017
 
GameChange Solar announced that Mark Zeni has joined GameChange as Chief Operating Officer. Mark brings over 25 years of experience in renewable energy, semiconductor equipment, automotive and consumer electronics. He has a reputation as a results driven hands-on leader. Mark helped accelerate First Solar into a global leader delivering over 7GW of PV Power Plants in the last 8 years. He will have a substantial leadership role at GameChange Solar when it comes to strategic planning, design...
Mar 302017
 
Array Technologies, the pioneer and global leader in reliable solar tracking solutions, is pleased to announce its expansion to the Australian market and the opening of its office in Sydney. On the heels of Array Technologies’ recent expansion to the MENAT region, the new Sydney office opening is another indicator of the company’s continued global solar energy leadership. Over its 28-year company history, Array Technologies has expanded from its manufacturing base in the...
Mar 292017
 
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the solar industry, is launching a nationwide consumer education campaign to inform and protect solar consumers while further simplifying the process of going solar.  Building on its comprehensive efforts over the last two years in the area of consumer protection, SEIA today released a suite of powerful new tools, covering the full spectrum of residential transactions. Solar customers can now better...
Mar 292017
 
Standard Solar, Inc., a solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide, today marks a milestone with the completion of 28 of 30 solar rooftop arrays in Washington, DC for the DC Department of General Services (DGS).  Rooftops of 28 DC schools, educational buildings, police and fire