Mar 272018
 
Sunnova Energy Corporation, the largest provider of distributed residential solar service in Puerto Rico, announced today it has continued to expand its Sunnova SunSafe solar + battery storage service offering, through its network of local partners, to homeowners across the island. Sunnova is the first—and only—residential solar service provider to offer solar + battery storage technology services on the island. In addition, Sunnova is the only residential solar service...
Mar 262018
 
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Utah Solar Energy Association (USEA) jointly thanked Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and the Utah State Legislature for two new laws the industry advocated for that will help future solar homeowners through cost savings and increased consumer protection. Gov. Herbert signed both pieces of legislation into law this month. The consumer protection measure, Senate Bill 157, requires solar companies to provide all residential customers with a disclosure...
Mar 262018
 
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) announced the completion of a 5-megawatt solar system, one of the largest state-supported solar projects for a New York college or university. The project supports Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s mandate for half of the state’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources by 2030, and complements “Finger Lakes Forward,” the region’s economic blueprint...
Mar 262018
 
Vote Solar, a national nonprofit solar advocacy organization, honored its 2018 Solar Champion Award recipients last night as part of its Equinox fundraiser and celebration in San Francisco. California State Assemblyman Phil Ting, a longtime clean energy leader, provided keynote remarks at the award ceremony. "States have a proud tradition of driving renewable energy progress in this country, creating local jobs, healthier communities, and more ways for families to manage their energy...
Mar 262018
 
Developed at Soochow University in China, a hybrid solar cell with a triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) can generate electricity from both sunlight and the motion of raindrops.  The new device integrates a solar cell with a TENG via smart design structure. In dry weather, the solar cell can generate electricity from the sun. “The TENG can also produce electricity from the mechanical energy of falling raindrops in rainy weather,” says Zhen Wen in the College of Nano Science and...
Mar 232018
 
Leader in industrial lighting, Larson Electronics LLC, releases a trailer-mounted 480 watt solar powered generator, with an attached pneumatic tower mast that reaches 30 feet. This clean-energy alternative to fuel-generator powered systems provides operators with a platform to deploy their own equipment and devices securely in remote locations. The SPLT-1.5K-750A-30 from Larson Electronics is a solar tower that includes: six, 265-watt solar panels, a solar charging system, a battery...
Mar 232018
 
NovaSol Energy, an independent renewable energy company, announced the unveiling of a new solar farm in the City of Bartow. Using over 28,000 high efficiency 72 cell solar panels and string inverters, the solar farm is expected to generate approximately 5 to 6% of the city's annual energy requirements, ranking the city in the top ten largest municipal solar facilities in the state of Florida (at the time of installation) and number one in terms of solar watts installed per utility...
Mar 232018
 
Dr. Dominique Neerinck, Vice President of Technology and R&D for Renewables at Total’s Gas, Renewables and Power division, is appointed as EU PVSEC 2018 Conference General Chairman following nomination and voting process by the EU PVSEC ISAC - International Scientific Advisory Committee. Dominique Neerinck is active in research in the areas of solar panels, batteries and energy management software. He holds a PhD in solid state physics from the Catholic University of Leuven in the...
Mar 222018
 
The exhibition space at Intersolar Europe 2018 is already fully booked three months before the start of the event, which is a clear reflection of the growth in photovoltaics (PV) being reported globally. With worldwide PV deployment of around 110 gigawatts expected this year alone, there is a sunny outlook around the globe. From June 20-22, 2018 in Munich, the world's leading exhibition for the solar industry will examine what the future of the PV market could hold and which...
Mar 212018
 
Standard Solar, Inc., a  solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide, today announced it will design, build, finance, operate and maintain solar arrays at all seven schools within the Flushing Community Schools district in Flushing, Michigan. The renewable energy, generated by the 1.1 megawatt (MW) of combined arrays, is estimated to save the school district $45,000 annually.  Roof mounted arrays will be...