Dec 112018
 
DNV GL, an energy advisory and certification body, has launched its first On-site Solar Lab, a new mobile laboratory service for the on-site testing of PV modules in India. The new service will allow asset owners to save time, reduce cost and minimize risk by enabling Flash test/I-V curve measurement and electroluminescence (EL) testing for their PV modules on-site, that would otherwise typically be conducted in a stationary laboratory. It will also provide cost effective...
Dec 102018
 
The Natural Resources Defense Council today urged Congress to investigate why the Department of Energy (DOE) still has not distributed as much as $600 million in congressionally approved clean energy research and development funding more than two months after the end of Fiscal Year 2018. Citing the findings in a new NRDC analysis, NRDC Managing Director of Government Affairs Ana Unruh Cohen described the delays as “uncharacteristic and concerning” in her letter to the...
Dec 102018
 
Larson Electronics, an industrial lighting company, has announced the release of a new hazardous location solar powered panel system with batteries that is rated for use in Class I Division 2 hazardous locations, where off the grid power is required or desired for continuing operations in remote or temporary environments. This solar powered control system features four, 190-watt solar panels and four 12V 250aH 8D batteries. The HAL-SPSM-.75KW-12V-1000AH from Larson Electronics is a 
Dec 102018
 
Solar power is at a dead end, and I say that happily. I also say it as the CEO of a US-based solar company. On its path and in its current direction, it is impossible for solar energy to go any further. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter. We just need to start looking at and thinking about solar power differently. This is where my happiness comes into play. Dead ends in the green business world always result in one of two outcomes – a strengthening of an industry...
Dec 072018
 
Intersolar India is organizing its 10th Anniversary event in Bangalore. Bangalore, variously known as the IT, Innovation hub as well as Silicon Valley of India, has been associated with solar since the early nineties and since then has been part of the Indian solar growth story. The state of Karnataka also achieved the distinction of being the state with the highest solar installed capacity in India. It is therefore a tribute to the state of Karnataka and the city of Bangalore that...
Dec 062018
 
sonnen together with its technology partner, tiko Energy Solutions, has obtained pre-qualification from the transmission system operator TenneT to provide primary balancing power using its Germany-wide network of residential battery storage systems. In this way, sonnen is providing the energy market with the largest virtual battery currently available consisting exclusively of individual residential energy storage systems. Now along with supplying its customers...
Dec 062018
 
Hanwha Q CELLS confirmed that its leading range of solar modules have delivered exceptional performance in a recent test conducted by Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics (CSP) to benchmark light and elevated temperature induced degradation (LeTID) in solar cells. Hanwha Q CELLS’ modules were tested by Germany’s Fraunhofer CSP and found to display negligible power loss during high-temperature testing conditions of up to 75°C. Both Hanwha Q CELLS’ half-cell...
Dec 062018
 
Auric Solar, a residential and commercial solar power provider, has turned to Nearmap, a premium global location content provider specializing in high-resolution, aerial maps, to accelerate the company’s initial assessments, have a more complete and accurate view of properties, and create winning proposals. Auric accesses Nearmap imagery through the