Jun 292018
 
Renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for more than one-fifth (20.05%) of net domestic electrical generation during the first third of 2018, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of data released this week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In addition, the latest issue of EIA's "Electric Power Monthly" (with data through April 30, 2018) * reveals that solar alone (i.e., utility-scale +...
Jun 282018
 
In just 15 months, more than 5,000 firefighters and 5,000 municipal code officials from states across the US became solar smarter, thanks to the efforts of IREC’s workforce training program and its partners in a US DOE initiative that just two years ago brought together “allied” professionals and solar training experts. “The overwhelming response has exceeded all expectations,” says IREC Director of Workforce Development Laure-Jeanne Davignon. “We have...
Jun 282018
 
RGS Energy, the exclusive worldwide manufacturer of the Powerhouse solar shingle system, entered into a partnership agreement with Revere Plastic Systems, LLC, one of the nation’s top injection molders, to bolster its Powerhouse supply chain to meet increasing customer demand. Revere Plastic Systems has agreed to dedicate resources required to support up to $138 million in estimated annual Powerhouse revenue.  Dennis Lacey, RGS Energy’s CEO, commented: “We are quite...
Jun 282018
 
Oxford PV – The Perovskite Company, a specialist in the field of perovskite solar cells, announced a new, certified, world record for its perovskite based solar cell. Oxford PV’s 1 cm2 perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell has achieved a 27.3% conversion efficiency, certified by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE. This exceeds the 26.7% efficiency world record for a single-junction silicon solar cell. Frank P. Averdung, Chief Executive Officer at...
Jun 272018
 
Granite Apollo and the Town of Hopkinton, New Hampshire (US) announced plans for 17-Megawatt solar project.    Granite Apollo has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Towns of Hopkinton and Webster to develop a large-scale solar project at the Hopkinton/Webster Municipal Solid Waste Site. The decision by the Hopkinton and Webster Select Boards to enter into the LOI was unanimous. The project, named “Hopkinton Solar,” is proposed to be located on approximately 133...
Jun 272018
 
Mudge Fasteners, a supplier of fasteners and hardware to the solar power industry, will exhibit at Solar Power International for the tenth consecutive year. Solar Power International 2018, the industry's largest trade show, will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA on September 24-27, 2018. Mudge Fasteners will be exhibiting at booth number 2283. In addition to Mudge Fasteners' selection of over 60,000 standard stainless steel fasteners, SPI attendees...
Jun 272018
 
Innovative business models and projects as well as forward-looking ideas were presented by the winners of The smarter E AWARD 2018, which was given this year for the first time. Ferroamp Elektronik AB, indielux UG and SMA Solar Technology AG received the coveted award in the "Smart Renewable Energy" category. Bach Khoa Investment Development of Solar Energy Corporation, First Solar GmbH, and Unlimited Energy Australia /TESVOLT GmbH won within the "Outstanding Projects"...
Jun 262018
 
Intersolar Europe, the world's leading exhibition for the solar industry, is predestined for the presentation of ground-breaking innovations within the solar industry. For the eleventh time, pioneering solutions were awarded with the Intersolar AWARD at the start of the fair. The coveted award 2018 was presented to ABB, Hanwha Q CELLS and Krinner Solar. The winners of the Intersolar AWARD were presented and honored at 5 pm on June 20, 2018 at The smarter E Forum in Hall B2, Booth...
Jun 262018
 
With Intersolar Europe taking place last week in Munich (Germany) and Intersolar North America starting up in just a few weeks in San Francisco (US), the solar industry is presented with wide-ranging, innovative new solutions that ease installations, bring down costs, enhance efficiency and even improve aesthetics. Here are just six picks presented at Intersolar Europe 2018: Bi-facial and shingle-type solar modules Canadian Solar recently introduced its next-generation solar modules. These...
Jun 252018
 
IGS Solar has announced completion of its rooftop solar array for Unilever, a transnational consumer goods company whose products are sold in 190 countries worldwide and include food, beverages, home care and personal care products. Working with IGS Solar as owner and operator of the project, the array will create over 500,000 kWh of electricity per year. The solar array, consisting of approximately 1,200 panels on the rooftop of Unilever North America’s newly renovated headquarters in...