Apr 282017
 
Suniva filed for bankruptcy protection on 17 April, and then nine days later filed a trade case mechanism with the International Trade Commission (ITC) to try to impose tariffs and to set minimum prices on all imported solar modules. This would add tariffs to those already imposed on Chinese modules. Who is Suniva? Suniva is based near Atlanta, Georgia and has manufacturing facilities in Georgia and Michigan. On its website, the company claims to be the “leading American manufacturer of...
Apr 272017
 
Kyocera Corporation, K.K. GAIA POWER, Kyudenko Corporation and Tokyo Century Corporation announced today that Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills LLC, a solar power operating company jointly established by the four companies, has launched construction of a 92-megawatt (MW) solar power plant. Located on a site stretching across Kanoya City and Osaki Town in Kagoshima Prefecture, the project will become one of the largest*1 solar installations in the Kyushu region of Japan spanning across...
Apr 272017
 
Mercom Communications India, a subsidiary of Mercom Capital Group, today released its quarterly update on the Indian solar market. The Indian solar sector is witnessing strong growth with cumulative installations reaching approximately 12.8GW at the end of Q1 2017. Utility-scale projects account for about 12GW while rooftop installations accounted for almost 850MW of the installed capacity. The report forecasts 2017 installations to reach approximately 10 GW, a ~130% increase year-over-year...
Apr 272017
 
Vaisala, a specialist in environmental and industrial measurement, has released the results of the world’s largest solar dataset validation study undertaken to date. This extensive verification process, plays a critical role in ensuring that solar resource data stays accurate and consistent across the globe. In turn, it will support the efforts of international solar developers as the industry expands into important emerging markets within Asia, Africa and Latin America. The most...
Apr 272017
 
The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) has teamed up with the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon and ASES chapter Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) for an extra-ordinary event-filled two weeks in Denver, Colorado October 5-15, 2017.  ASES's 46th annual conference, "SOLAR 2017: Building a 100% Renewable Energy Community," will be held 9 to 12 October. The conference is in between the weekends of public days at the Decathlon, and right after the...
Apr 262017
 
Dulas, a renewable energy developer, has completed the installation of a 9kWp rooftop solar array atop the high-rise Alderman’s House in central London. The project adds to Dulas’ strong presence in the new build sector, as well as demonstrating its ability to deliver bespoke array installations. Despite government changes to UK solar tariff support, rooftop installations remain an attractive means of reducing energy costs. And, as private sector building owners increasingly look...
Apr 262017
 
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering, together with a team of industry partners, have begun work to install a power system that integrates solar panels, battery storage, advanced data analytics, and smart energy management controls on the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe reservation near Lake Havasu, CA. The integrated system, known as a microgrid, is supported by a nearly $2.6 million grant from the California Energy Commission. It...
Apr 252017
 
The electricity generated by a solar photovoltaic (PV) system depends on the orientation and tilt of the PV panels, and in some cases, its ability to track the sun throughout the day. Because photovoltaic panels operate more efficiently when oriented directly at the sun, some systems use solar-tracking technology to increase electricity generation by rotating the panels along one or two axes. More than 50% of the operating utility-scale solar PV systems in the United States use some form of...
Apr 252017
 
Sungrow, a PV inverter system solution supplier, unveiled a new turnkey energy storage system solution at the Energy Storage Association's 27th Annual Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado (US). Committed toward the development and manufacturing of Energy Storage System Solutionsï¼Sungrow's ESS lineup is tailored to help solve the challenge of varying energy demands in residential, commercial & industrial, and utility-scale applications. The 250KW-2/4 hours...
Apr 252017
 
Ricoh USA, Inc. announced the latest in a series of sustainability milestones, including a new solar array that will power its West Caldwell, NJ office facility. The array, which is set to provide for more than half of the facility's electrical needs, literally represents the power of Ricoh's ongoing sustainability efforts. This is the latest example of Ricoh's environmental consciousness and measurable progress in sustainability efforts. The solar array project began...