Aug 312017
 
Approximately 150 solar and storage workers from 80 businesses across the state converged on the California state capitol on Tuesday, August 29, to meet with their legislative representatives and urge continued support of local solar and energy storage policies. Organized by the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA), this is the 4th Annual Worker Day. The clean energy workers had a clear message: “Keep local solar and storage growing in California.”...
Aug 312017
 
Four hundred and fifteen years after hosting the first English trading settlement in New England, picturesque Cuttyhunk Island made new history this year, celebrating its first summer getting the majority of its electricity from a solar electric array that also charges an energy storage system for nighttime power. Throughout the summer, the microgrid system, developed earlier this year by Solar Design Associates Inc. of Harvard, Mass., has provided the majority of the electricity for Cuttyhunk...
Aug 302017
 
XsunX, Inc. , a solar and energy saving technologies provider, continues to strengthen their corporate value proposition within the solar market, recently delivering a sophisticated energy management system to a commercial client. The energy management system pairs a commercial solar parking canopy with smart energy storage to provide up to 90kW of renewable energy instantaneously during peak day-time use hours and as much as 58kW instantaneously at off-peak hours. This advanced solar and...
Aug 302017
 
Alectris is an operations, maintenance and management third party provider with offices in Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Asia. Innovation shaping services, software and retrofit technologies has driven the company's growth, including the 2013 introduction of ACTIS, the world's first Solar Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software platform and the launch of its retrofit technologies group in 2015. Alectris will add 
Aug 302017
 
Step by step PV scientists are improving cell efficiencies – and the latest 26.33% record of Kaneka is another step narrowing the already close gap to the theoretical efficiency limit of 29.4% for single-junction crystalline silicon based solar cells. So what’s next? At the same time, that companies are improving commercial cells, researchers are working on advanced materials and concepts to overcome the theoretical efficiency limitation. The upcoming 33rd EU PVSEC in...
Aug 282017
 
Sunflare is a new entrant in the solar industry, and it is mass producing flexible, light CIGS solar panels with its new technology called Capture4. Compared to crystalline Silicon, Sunflare is flexible and light because it does not use a glass substrate and has thinner layers of semiconductors. The company reports that it is environmentally cleaner because it requires less energy to manufacture and does not use toxic chemicals.  Compared to crystalline Silicon, Sunflare captures 10%...
Aug 282017
 
GRID Alternatives, America’s largest nonprofit solar installer, announced a major solar panel donation from Tesla that will support solar power for an estimated 150 low-income households across the country.  The 569 kW of donated equipment will also unlock 15,000 hours of hands-on job training through GRID’s unique community participation model. The donation will help expand access to clean energy, supporting GRID’s mission to make solar accessible in communities...
Aug 282017
 
String inverter manufacturer Fronius announces their participation at this year’s Solar Power International (SPI) trade show in Las Vegas and presents the first inverter that is ready for the new SunSpec Communication Signal for Rapid Shutdown on module level. Other new offerings include next-generation Rapid Shutdown Boxes and an upgrade of the Fronius Service Provider network known as FSP. As the shift to renewable energy is gaining momentum, Fronius is providing new solutions to...