Apr 302018
 
Unirac, Inc., a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic mounting systems, announced that it has acquired certain assets of SolarHooks, a manufacturer of residential solar roof attachments. With this addition, Unirac now offers a comprehensive product line to the residential market, a large and growing segment of the solar PV industry. Unirac’s acquisition of SolarHooks’ product lines is the result of an extensive market review. SolarHooks’ product portfolio includes a variety...
Apr 302018
 
Seasoned and experienced academic thought leaders from the University of California, Merced, the University of New Mexico, and the University of Central Florida will guide delegates through three days of technical and academic programing in the solar, energy storage and smart energy technologies at the second annual Technical Symposium at Solar Power International and Energy Storage International on September 24-27 in Anaheim, CA. The Technical Symposium is a three-day, academic and scientific...
Apr 302018
 
Baker Electric Solar, a San Diego-based specialist in solar and energy storage, has broadened its portfolio of offerings to include smart home solutions and advanced heating and air systems. It will change the name of the company to Baker Electric Home Energy and unveil its logo and new website effective April 30, 2018. The new company name reflects Baker&rs
Apr 302018
 
While solar installations on single-family homes have soared over the last decade, most multifamily dwellers are still unable to access energy powered by the sun, including residents in affordable housing communities. A new guide from the independent Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) offers national insight to help local governments, housing providers, utilities and other stakeholders better understand the possible pathways to ensure more renters and other multifamily residents can...
Apr 302018
 
Light energy can be converted directly into electricity using electrical devices called solar cells. To date, most solar cells are made of silicon, a material that is very good at absorbing light. But silicon panels are expensive to produce. Scientists have been working on an alternative, made from perovskite structures. True perovskite, a mineral found in the earth, is composed of calcium, titanium and oxygen in a specific molecular arrangement. Materials with that same crystal structure are...
Apr 262018
 
As the future of energy management becomes today’s reality, SMA is investing in efforts to digitize commercial energy management and bring greater energy independence to customers. The company has introduced a new, future-proof generation of monitoring and control solutions with the Data Manager M. In combination with Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS, an IoT
Apr 262018
 
At the 14th International CPV Conference in Puertollano, Spain, Juan Francisco Martínez Sánchez, doctoral student at Fraunhofer ISE, was distinguished with the Student Award for his talk "4-Terminal CPV Module Capable of Converting Global Normal Irradiance into Electricity." Decisive is that his module not only uses the direct sunlight that is concentrated by lenses onto the miniature concentrator solar cells no bigger than several millimeters in size, but also the...
Apr 252018
 
Atlas Material Testing Technology, a specialist in weathering technology and services, is exhibiting at NPE 2018, in Orlando, Florida, May 7–11 (booth #S15022). Atlas is showcasing two of its most popular weathering testing instruments that enable users to test products realistically under accelerated conditions. Stop by the Atlas booth #S15022 and see the latest innovations in testing including: Atlas`s new flagship in the Ci Series product line, the Ci4400...
Apr 252018
 
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and teamtechnik, an international specialist in production technology, report that it is now possible to connect high efficiency solar cells using electrically conductive adhesives in series production. The results of the joint research project KleVer show that the adhesive technology is ready for the market and can be used as an alternative to the widespread soft soldering interconnection technology. Due to the much lower process...
Apr 242018
 
After announcing the first commercial contract in BIPV with Norwegian construction company Skanska, Saule Technologies issues an open call for companies interested in licence agreements for Middle Eastern countries. Saule Technologies, a high-tech company from Poland, signed a cooperation agreement with one of the biggest European construction companies in January, 2018. This has been described as the first step towards the market entrance of perovskite solar cells. Skanska will implement...