Jul 312017
 
JPMorgan Chase is expanding its comprehensive strategy to advance environmentally sustainable solutions for clients and its own operations. The firm’s two new strategic goals include: Renewable energy: JPMorgan Chase will source renewable power for 100% of its global energy needs by 2020. The firm has offices and operations in more than 60 countries across over 5,500 properties, covering approximately 75 million square feet – about 27 times the square footage of the office space...
Jul 282017
 
Governor Roy Cooper signed NC House Bill 589: Competitive Energy Solutions for North Carolina into law. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): “We appreciate Governor Cooper’s leadership in signing NC H589 today, a measure that will significantly enhance the solar market in North Carolina and continue the growth of solar jobs within the state. The programs created by this legislation, namely the...
Jul 282017
 
Opportunities and challenges of South American energy generation and storage market will be themes of Intersolar Solar South America, South America's largest exhibition for the solar energy sector, taking place August 22 to 24 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Global reports on energy storage markets point out that the United States (specifically California) and Germany stand out in the storage of electrical energy generated by means of photovoltaic, due to large generation and consumption. Despite...
Jul 282017
 
To secure a high level of finished module quality, solar manufacturers and customers can now turn to the next generation of module inspection. Using electroluminescence or optical solutions, the latest inspection technology secures the targeted quality standard in a minimum time. The systems store detailed results of customer claim issues and of root causes of defects to prevent them in ongoing production. For manufacturers, a variety of new features enables optimum throughput with minimum...
Jul 272017
 
Braggawatt Energy, a data and analytics e-commerce company, launched the Braggawatt platform, a proprietary online process to help bring distributed energy solutions to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The Braggawatt platform is the only solution specifically built to address financing needs of this massive and underserved market segment. By focusing on a partner-driven model, the platform streamlines opportunity evaluation and project conversions through a set of origination,...
Jul 272017
 
Power generation cost using solar panels depends on getting as much electricity out of the panels as possible while keeping the manufacturing costs low. Anyone who has considered installing solar panels might be aware of the trade-off between efficiency and the initial cost of the panels. Engineers and researchers are finding new ways to obtain power out of solar modules, but doing so without adding to their costs is becoming more and more difficult. Now a team of scientists at Osaka...
Jul 272017
 
A report published today by Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEE Institute) looks in detail at how to design voluntary renewable energy programs that they work for participating corporate customers and other ratepayers alike. A related policy brief, from affiliated national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), outlines essential elements for voluntary utility renewable energy tariffs, which have emerged as a key tool to meet growing corporate demand for renewable energy in...
Jul 262017
 
With Red Rocks as a backdrop, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced this month that Colorado will take action to ease the threat of catastrophic climate change. He signed an executive order pledging that the state will: Hickenlooper also pledged to work with interested utilities to maximize the use of renewable energy without increasing costs to taxpayers, create a statewide electric vehicle plan by Jan. 1, partner with local government on locally-led actions and take other steps. ...
Jul 262017
 
Detecting errors professionally and determining the cause... This motto brings together Solare Datensysteme GmbH (SDS), manufacturer of the Solar-Log  energy management system, and Solarzentrum Stuttgart. This cooperation allows PV module errors to be detected in a continuous process, thoroughly analyzed and reliably resolved. Solar-Log is a specialist in monitoring PV plants and error detection. In addition, Solar-Log can flexibly regulate the amount of energy fed into the power...