Aug 182017
 
The United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio (US), is using aerosol jet technology to more efficiently print perovskite solar cells directly onto arbitrary 3D structures. The new 3D-printing method could provide the needed universal platform for the lab-to-fab process transfer of solution-based perovskite photovoltaics and enable many new designs for embedded structural power applications. To develop their manufacturing...
Aug 172017
 
Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the largest gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, today announced the winners of this year's ESNA Innovation and Champion Awards.  The ESNA Innovation Awards were presented to three energy storage projects that demonstrated excellence and impact in two categories: Centralized Storage and Distributed Storage. Winners were recognized for their impact on the energy storage ecosystem, services supplied to customers...
Aug 172017
 
The Home Depot today announced the addition of solar installations at 50 stores as it continues to expand its alternative energy portfolio, essentially creating mini solar farms out of unused rooftops. The project will reduce electricity grid demand by an estimated 30 to 35% annually at each Home Depot store; the equivalent of powering 2,300 average US homes for a year. The average store roof, at approximately 104,000 square feet, will accommodate 1,000 panels. The Home Depot is working...
Aug 162017
 
Led by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the solar industry, elected officials and US trading partners argued against Suniva’s bid for trade relief at a packed International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing. Hundreds of American solar workers concerned about their jobs attended the hearing. SEIA, on behalf of its 1,000 member companies in the solar industry, have vigorously opposed the petition. Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Clearview Energy Partners have said tariffs will...
Aug 162017
 
CleanChoice Energy, a retail renewable energy company providing 100% clean electricity to customers across the United States, has launched a 100% Solar retail electricity supply product. The new product allows residents to make the switch to 100% solar energy with no upfront investment, setup fees or installation. The new 100% solar product means that people can go solar quickly, simply and affordably even if they don’t own a roof...
Aug 162017
 
Imec, a leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technology, and partner in Solliance and EnergyVille, announced an improvement of its 4cm2 perovskite/silicon tandem photovoltaic module achieving a power conversion efficiency of 23.9%. Reaching this level, imec is the first to achieve a module-on-cell stack that outperforms the standalone silicon solar cell. Perovskite solar cells have many desirable properties, as they can achieve a high power...
Aug 162017
 
Northern Power Systems Corp, a specialist in distributed energy power systems, now offers a full suite of megawatt-scale energy storage solutions that incorporate various battery types and capabilities, depending on the application and end-user need. In addition to providing multiple battery options, Northern Power, backed by decades of turnkey systems experience, can integrate its own field-proven power conversion and control hardware to deliver the optimum energy storage system.  The...
Aug 162017
 
Array Technologies, the world’s most trusted name in solar tracking, recently celebrated the commissioning of the 102 MW (ac) / 131 MW (dc) Lamesa Solar Facility in Lamesa, Texas. Built by engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm Renewable Energy Systems (RES), the Lamesa Solar Facility uses Array’s time-proven solar trackers to maximize the output of clean, renewable energy and help meet the energy needs of approximately 15,000 Texas homes. Spann