Mar 302018
 
Solar energy advocates applauded the General Assembly’s Energy & Technology Committee approval of Senate Bill 336, which will establish Connecticut’s first statewide community solar program.  This legislation will enable equitable access to solar energy for Connecticut residents and business and will bring additional clean energy jobs and investments to the state. "Authorizing a statewide shared solar program will help Connecticut meet its climate mandates,...
Mar 302018
 
Canadian Solar Inc. announced the acquisition of a 97.6 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Cafayate, Salta Province, Argentina. The Cafayate Project was awarded in the second public renewable energy tender in Argentina (RenovAr 1.5), receiving a USD denominated 20-year Power Purchase Agreement at US$56.28/MWh. Canadian Solar plans to start construction on the plant in July 2018. Once connected to the grid by Q2 of 2019, the plant will...
Mar 292018
 
DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DuPont) entered into a cooperation agreement with Envision, a leading digital energy company, to develop advanced predictive analytics in the area of photovoltaic (PV) module degradation and failures. The parties will collaborate in field studies of module reliability, including solar panel backsheet failure mechanisms, in order to automate the collection of field data and improve the analytics for ageing solar assets to ensure the strongest possible energy...
Mar 282018
 
Itron, Inc., a technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, and sonnen, a specialist in intelligent residential energy storage, have completed product integration of the sonnenBatterie eco with Itron's IntelliSOURCE Enterprise demand response management system (DRMS). The integration of the sonnenBatterie allows Itron to dynamically maximize grid efficiency by storing and releasing energy. With over 30,000 installations worldwide, sonnen is already...
Mar 282018
 
Continuing its new focus on an accelerated prototype development program, Natcore Technology Inc. announced that a major global solar cell manufacturer has accepted the Company's exclusive invitation to demonstrate its Natcore Foil Cell technology. The meeting and demonstration, to be held at Natcore's Rochester laboratory in advance of the World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (June 10-15, 2018), is in keeping with the company's goal of pursuing...
Mar 282018
 
The Solar Foundation today released an updated map on the number of solar jobs in every state, metropolitan area, county, and congressional district, revealing the geographic distribution of America’s 250,271 solar jobs. The interactive map can be viewed at SolarStates.org. The updated map provides complete data on solar jobs in all 50 states, along with details on jobs by solar employment sector; solar workforce demographics; solar industry background; and much more. Users can...
Mar 282018
 
Every year the industry’s key players gather at ees Europe, Europe’s largest and most-visited exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, which brings together manufacturers, service providers, project developers, investors, systems integrators and research institutes from all over the world in Munich, Germany. The main focus is on innovative technologies, visions for the future and significant market trends. In 2018, hot topics include both the expansion of battery...
Mar 272018
 
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the completion of the state's largest community solar project that will result in reduced energy bills for more than 350 households and small businesses. The 2.7MW solar array, located in Sullivan County, is critical to supporting Governor Cuomo's mandate for half of all electricity consumed to come from renewable energy sources by 2030. "An investment in renewable energy is an investment in the future and sustainability of New York's...
Mar 272018
 
Kyocera Corporation and Tokyo Century Corporation announced today that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC has started operation of Japan’s largest*1 13.7 megawatt (MW) floating solar plant this month. Located on the Yamakura Dam reservoir in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, the Company held a completion ceremony on March 20 with Kensaku Morita, the Governor of Chiba Prefecture. Kyocera TCL Solar is a joint venture of Kyocera and Tokyo Century established in 2012 to promote large-scale solar...