Jun 192019
 
The Pleasanton Unified School District in Pleasanton, California (US) is using solar plus energy storage solutions to significantly cut its emissions and save on energy costs. REC Solar will install 1 megawatt (MW) of solar carports and a 660 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery energy storage system at Pleasanton Unified's Amador Valley High School.   The investment is projected to save the Pleasanton Unified School District more than $2.2 million over the 25-year lifetime of the power...
Jun 192019
 
DuPont Photovoltaic and Advanced Materials (DuPont) issued its annual Global Field Reliability Study, with results from their field inspection and analysis program that tracks material degradation and its effects on global solar module performance. This program is one of the most thorough of its kind, guided by a multistep inspection protocol at sites in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East and staffed with some of the most experienced scientists in the solar industry. This team of...
Jun 182019
 
Solar United Neighbors announced the winners of its annual Brews from the Sun competition to name America’s Favorite Solar Craft Brewery. In total, 44 breweries competed across the three categories. Sponsored by BrewSavor by NewAge Industries, a solar-powered manufacturer of fluid transfer systems used in the brewing process, Brews from the Sun brought together solar and craft beer enthusiasts from around the country. Maui B
Jun 182019
 
Deep declines in wind, solar and battery technology costs will result in a grid nearly half-powered by the two fast-growing renewable energy sources by 2050, according to the latest projections from BloombergNEF (BNEF). In its New Energy Outlook 2019 (NEO), BNEF sees these technologies ensuring that – at least until 2030 – the power sector contributes its share toward keeping global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius. (Importantly, major progress in...
Jun 182019
 
The Andrews Labor Government in Australia is putting power back in the hands of hard-working Victorians with its landmark Solar Homes program set to be fully rolled out, helping drive down energy costs and creating thousands of jobs. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Northcote Kat Theophanous in Northcote to announce that the next phase of rebates for solar panels, batteries and hot water systems would kick off from 1...
Jun 182019
 
In the first three months of the year, the United States installed 2.7 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV), making it the most solar ever installed in the first quarter of a year. With the strong first quarter, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables forecasts 25% growth in 2019 compared to 2018, and it expects more than 13 GWdc of installations this year. This data comes from the new U.S. Solar Market Insight Report from Wood Mackenzie and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA),...
Jun 172019
 
Saft acquired 100% of the shares of Go Electric Inc., a US-based developer of distributed energy resiliency solutions for microgrids and commercial & industrial customers. Go Electric’s microgrid power controller technology, combined with energy storage, can enable customer sites by islanding them from the grid should a power outage occur. The technology also helps to integrate higher levels of distributed renewable energy and reduce energy costs. Go Electric’s solution has...
Jun 172019
 
Saule Technologies has reached the point of technology development to be able to print its flexible, lightweight, semi-transparent, single junction solar modules with a consistent 10% efficiency. This performance enables BIPV and IoT applications in an economically viable manner. By the end of March, Saule Technologies had reached as high as 17.6% efficiency at the cell level (measured by an independent research institute). The durability has been significantly improved as well, with the...