Feb 222019
 
The sunniest regions of the world are located in Africa and the Middle East. So it’s particularly surprising that these regions are home to less than five of a total of 450 gigawatts of photovoltaics (PV) capacity worldwide. Africa holds enormous potential for renewable energies. Renowned experts will be exploring just how great this potential is with presentations at the Intersolar Europe Conference on May 14 and 15. The organizers of Intersolar Europe and the conference of the same...
Feb 202019
 
Panasonic Solar Group announced its expansion of the Panasonic Residential Solar Installer program with the addition of ten Premium installers located across Panasonic's three main regions of the United States. Over the past six months, Panasonic has promoted more than 16 installers across the U.S. to premium status, enabling more homeowners access to the Panasonic Solar Modules HIT portfolio. Launched in the U.S. in 2016, the Panasonic Solar Premium Installe
Feb 192019
 
To cover 60% of its energy needs with renewable energy, the Jordanian Al-Balqa' Applied University has selected KAWAR Energy to build a solar park with a power of 7 megawatts. German manufacturer KACO new energy is supplying the inverters for this largest PV plant to date at a university in Jordan. Construction will start in the second quarter of 2019. Al-Balqa' Applied University is honoring its focus on applied sciences: The university, which is located in Salt and attended by...
Feb 182019
 
The electricity sector continued to improve its carbon intensity in 2018 due to increased renewable energy and natural gas power generation and investments in energy efficiency, even as a stronger economy and volatile weather boosted energy demand and contributed to a rise in economy-wide carbon dioxide (COâ‚‚) emissions. Consumers experienced near record low energy costs on a household basis and the number of energy jobs grew. Meanwhile, greater corporate purchasing of...
Feb 152019
 
imec, a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies and EnergyVille present a new simulation framework that can accurately calculate the energy yield of bifacial PV systems (also capturing reflected light from the ground). The high precision of the new simulation framework compared to existing approaches comes from the fact that the framework not only computes the energy yield of the individual cells and modules based on local and varying...
Feb 142019
 
The largest solar panel rooftop installation in the Baltic States worth 1.4 megawatts was recently opened on the rooftop of the RETAL factory in Lentvaris - around 10 kilometres from the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius. The event was attended by over 100 key representatives from Lithuania’s business community who are keen on adopting renewable energy sources. The solar panel installation is worth over 1M EUR and was installed by I+D Energias Lithuania, a Lithuanian/Spanish partner...
Feb 132019
 
Since calling for tenders for the construction of photovoltaic power plants with an additional output of around 4 gigawatts by 2021, Germany has been moving ever more into the spotlight of major international solar project planners. The German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) – a major contributor to the drafting of the special invitations to tender – predicts deals totaling between 3.5 and 4.5 billion euros. “The solar market in Germany has once again become...
Feb 122019
 
SepiSolar, a national solar design and engineering firm, has launched a new Salesforce consulting division. The new division’s goal is to help solar and energy storage companies to streamline and integrate sales, operations, and accounting with a customized Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM) system that is tailored for their solar business—and their favorite cloud software tools. As the most widely used CRM in the world, more solar companies are utilizing Salesforce,...