Sep 282018
 
Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. has been voted as the winner of the Solar+Power Awards 2018 in the Solar PV BOS category for its Q.FLAT-G5 solar mounting system for flat rooftops. The Q.FLAT-G5 helps to deliver lower LCOE and improved power density by boosting the long-term stability and safety of the modules. When combined with Hanwha Q CELLS’ award-winning Q.PEAK DUO-G5 half-cell modules – which won the Solar+Power Award 2017 in the category of Silicon Module, and also claimed the...
Sep 282018
 
Energy Storage North America (ESNA) announced the finalists for its 2018 Innovation Awards. The awards recognize projects that demonstrate innovation, excellence and impact in energy storage. The nine ESNA Innovation Award finalists have executed projects of outstanding achievement across three categories: Front-of-Meter, Behind-the-Meter and Mobile Storage. Winners will be honored during an awards ceremony at the annual Energy Storage North America co
Sep 282018
 
A photoelectrode developed by researchers at Hokkaido University, Japan, can harvest more than a surprising 85% of visible light across a wide spectral range by using a 30-nanometer titanium dioxide (TiO2) thin-film semiconductor sandwiched between a 100-nanometer gold film and loaded with gold nanoparticles to enhance light absorption. At first, the team had studied the decomposition of water by visible light irradiation with a plasmon-induced water-splitting system based on the localized...
Sep 272018
 
Enphase Energy, Inc., a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, today announced that Sunpro Solar, a provider of rooftop solar for the Gulf Coast and Southeast regions, has chosen Enphase to be its exclusive inverter supplier.  The Enphase IQ Microinverter System dramatically simplifies solar installations and provides a complete AC solution that produces no high-voltage DC, providing a safe solar solution for homeowners. Sunpro...
Sep 272018
 
At this year’s Solar Power International (SPI), Schletter Group will present its new tracking system. With a width of four metres, this single-axis tracking system not only allows a ground coverage thanks to its patent pending locking mechanism it also has the same level of stability as a fixed mounting system. An innovative drive concept is at the heart of this new tracker. It requires no hydraulic dampers and completely avoids the dangerous ‘galloping effect’ under wind...
Sep 272018
 
SMA will now begin shipping the TS4-R-F (Fire Safety) retrofit unit, a module-level power electronics (MLPE) solution that provides rapid shutdown only. The TS4-R-F is the quickest, most cost-effective way to achieve compliance with NEC 2017 690.12 module-level shutdown requirements, which is required by January 1, 2019. Integrators sourcing 2019 shutdown solutions can buy with confidence knowing SMA is the exclusive supplier for the Tigo Energy TS4-R-F unit and will be able to support...
Sep 272018
 
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon continues to “push the envelope” on the design of the most high-performance, efficient, affordable, innovative buildings while leveraging opportunities to showcase student innovation and STEM education, as well as to foster workforce development opportunities. The Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition that challenges student teams to design and build high-performance, energy-efficient buildings. The winners of the...
Sep 262018
 
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today announced the roll out of an updated membership structure that makes it easier and more affordable than ever to join the national trade association for the U.S. solar industry and that gives existing members a way to save money by referring their industry partners. The new structure introduces a Basic level membership for just $750 per year, and a new Premium level of membership – Watt membership – for $4,500 per year....