May 302018
 
JLM Energy launched its Student Engaged Learning program in conjunction with community colleges. JLM will install energy storage with guaranteed savings, at no out-of-pocket cost to the school. Students can learn about energy modeling software, battery/inverter technology, demand management created by energy storage, project economics, project management, city planning and utility interconnection approval process in a way that promotes student engagement. “In addition to saving money for...
May 302018
 
DNV GL, a resource of independent energy experts and certification body, today published its fourth annual PV Module Reliability Scorecard report, the most complete publicly available comparison of PV module reliability test results.  This year’s report finds that the reliability and durability of modules submitted to DNV GL for testing for the 2018 PV Module Reliability Scorecard generally improved in several of the test categories. However, in one of the test categories, damp...
May 302018
 
Heraeus Photovoltaics, a technology solution provider for the renewable energy industry, announced a new and expanded portfolio of products and services at the 2018 SNEC International Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy Exhibition & Conference taking place this week in Shanghai. These new solutions, coupled with the company´s position as the world leader in metallization paste, is part of a strategic transformation by Heraeus to expand its innovations further...
May 302018
 
A large number of professional visitors, as well as the participation delegations coming from around the world, will participate in the Solarex fair to be held at the Istanbul Expo Center between the dates of 4 and 6 April 2019. The companies that will participate in 12th Solarex Istanbul Fair, the preparations of which continue at full speed, have to book their places as soon as possible. The Fair will host the arena, in which various matters related to solar energy production in Turkey and...
May 302018
 
Sunnova Energy Corporation, a U.S. residential solar and energy storage service provider, announced today that it has expanded its solar offerings in the state of Florida to include solar leases as a way to provide additional energy options for homeowners. This news comes on the heels of Sunnova’s entrance into the Florida market earlier this month with a solar finance agreement offering. Earlier this month, after determining that a lease agreement did not constitute a retail...
May 302018
 
National nonprofits GRID Alternatives and Vote Solar today announced the release of their updated Low-Income Solar Policy Guide. First published in 2016, the guide is an online resource to help policymakers, utilities, and community leaders draw from proven strategies for expanding solar access that are being used in states and cities across the country. For millions of low-income Americans, access to solar can lower
May 302018
 
GP JOULE Canada Corp., a subsidiary of GP JOULE GmbH, announced that the PHLEGON single-axis tracker has passed a series of accelerated life-cycle tests conducted by the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary. The Institute’s Green Building Technology Lab and Demonstration Centre confirmed PHLEGON’s long-term reliability within a wide range of environmental conditions and proved its performance in extreme northern climates. SAIT’s Accelerated...
May 302018
 
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE developed and successfully put into operation an inverter for direct feed-in to the 10 kV medium-voltage grid. The inverter contains high-voltage silicon carbide (SiC) transistors which allow for coupling to the medium voltage grid without requiring an additional transformer. The three-phase inverter can be used to regulate reactive power as well as to actively filter undesirable harmonics in the electricity grid. Thus, it...
May 302018
 
Amazon announced the launch of a 1.1 megawatt solar rooftop installation on its North Las Vegas fulfillment center, which brings the company one step closer to its long-term goal of powering its global operations footprint with 100% renewable energy. The project is Amazon’s second in the state of Nevada, and its 17th rooftop solar installation over the past 14 months in the U.S. The company has a goal to install at least 50 rooftop solar systems globally by...