Mar 292019
 
AngloAmerican mining corporation is a prominent actor in the global mining industry, with a turnover of over $30 billion in 2018. In the company’s push for sustainability, floating solar proves to be a concrete and valuable solution. This initiative is strongly supported by Chilean national institutions such as the Ministry of Mining, the National Energy and Mining Service (Sernageomin), and the Ministry of Energy. Several elements account for the rising interest of...
Mar 272019
 
Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center released a toolkit to support cities and towns nationwide in capturing more clean renewable energy from the sun. Ten Ways Your Community Can Go Solar offers practical ways to take advantage of millions of available rooftops across the country and in Colorado.    Ten Ways Your Community Can Go Solar details how cities like Alamosa can lead by example, expand access, remove obstacles and work with other institutions to harness solar...
Mar 272019
 
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $130 million for new research to advance early-stage solar technologies. These projects will help to achieve affordable and reliable energy to enhance America’s economic growth and energy security. “Solar is an integral part of the Administration’s ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “This cutting-edge, early stage research & development will...
Mar 262019
 
Conti Solar, a national solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), O&M and energy storage development company, announced today that it was selected by NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV) to provide EPC services for two commercial solar projects located in Milford and Washington Township, New Jersey totaling approximately 20 megawatts (MW). NJRCEV, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, invests in, owns and operates residential and commercial solar projects and currently...
Mar 262019
 
Tigo, pioneer of the smart modular Flex MLPE platform, today announced its new RSS (Rapid Shutdown System) Signal Detector to accompany its RSS Transmitter released last quarter. Tigo's RSS Signal Detector is a testing device for sensing the power-line communication (PLC) signal which is generated by Tigo´s RSS Transmitter and controls Tigo´s TS4-F (Fire Safety) units. The RSS Signal...
Mar 262019
 
The Solar and Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico (SESA-PR) applauds Puerto Rico’s legislature for giving final approval today to Senate Bill 1121 (SB 1121), the Puerto Rico Energy Public Policy Act, which will set the Island on a path to 100% renewable energy by 2050. Once signed by Governor Ricardo Rosselló, Puerto Rico will join Hawai’i and California in establishing a transition to 100% renewable energy. “Policymakers have listened to the solar and...
Mar 252019
 
At one of the solar industry’s most respected events - the annual gathering of top installation professionals for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners education conference - Morningstar Corporation announced that its Energy Storage Partner Program (ESP) has more than doubled in size since being introduced just last September. NABCEP Continuing Education Conference takes place in San Diego, California, (US), March 25, 2019 Morningstar launched the ESP program to...
Mar 252019
 
Global unit shipments of single-axis solar photovoltaic (PV) trackers increased by over 40%in 2018, surpassing 20 gigawatts-dc (GW) globally for the first time. While the United States continued to be the largest individual market for single-axis trackers last year, shipments also increased in Mexico, Australia, Egypt, Spain, and other large utility-scale markets. The Americas was the largest regional market, accounting for more than half of global PV tracker demand. However, the...
Mar 222019
 
A report recently released by Solar Power Rocks ranks all 50 states in the United States as well as the District of Columbia from the best to worst on the basis of their solar friendliness. Alabama received the lowest grade and Massachusetts was highest. In addition to the overall grade, the average payback period for each state is listed along with the internal rate of return (IRR). 2019 is an important year in the US solar industry because the 30% Federal Tax Credit for residential solar...