Oct 302018
 
The need for workers in the solar industry is so strong, that a New England-based solar company, ReVision Energy, is taking matters into its own hands by launching its own electrical apprentice school. On Wednesday, November 14th, ReVision Energy will officially launch the school at its New Hampshire headquarters on in Brentwood, New Hampshire (US). The launch will include a public open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of National Apprenticeship Week and will feature...
Oct 292018
 
Trojan Battery Co., LLC, the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle energy storage solutions for Motive and Stationary applications announces the Trillium line of Trojan Intelligent Lithium batteries.  With life expectancy over 5,000 cycles, Trillium maximizes total energy throughput and lowers lifetime operating costs.  Trillium is ideal for meeting demanding deep-cycling requirements across a wide range of stationary and motive power applications and delivers the best in...
Oct 262018
 
Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar power companies, and Pensionskassernes Administration (PKA), one of Denmark's largest pension service providers, announced Recurrent Energy, LLC (Recurrent Energy), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar, has finalized a transaction with PKA for its interests in two solar photovoltaic projects. In a deal valued around 2 billion Danish kroner (US$307 million), PKA will acquire Canadian...
Oct 252018
 
NRG Systems, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of smart technologies for a range of wind, solar, and meteorological applications, has put a once forgotten solar-thermal panel from the Carter Administration on display at its Vermont (US) headquarters. The panel was part of a roof-mounted, 32-panel array used to heat water for the White House from 1979 until 1986, when it was removed by the Reagan administration. NRG Systems acquired the panel nearly a decade ago from Unity College, an...
Oct 252018
 
The Solar Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating solar energy growth, was selected to receive a $2 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to support an advanced and highly qualified solar workforce. This new program will include a groundbreaking effort to support solar industry apprenticeships for hundreds of transitioning military veterans, preparing them for leadership roles in a rapidly growing industry. The program...
Oct 242018
 
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and Heraeus are researching and optimizing novel, selectively coated cell connectors in a joint research project. The Selectively Coated Ribbon (SCRTM) cell connector achieves an average gain of 1.9 W in conventional 60-cell solar modules. The connector can be used in industrial PV module manufacturing without system modification and at no extra cost. Fraunhofer ISE has successfully tested modules with the SCR connector in its accredited...
Oct 222018
 
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $46 million in research funding to advance holistic solutions that provide grid operators the situational awareness and mitigation strategies against cyber and physical threats. With more and more solar generation coming online every day, grid operators need the tools and technologies to ensure that the electric grid is resilient and energy services are delivered to critical infrastructure. These projects will develop and validate control...