TÜV Rheinland PTL Develops New ANSI Standards

TÜV Rheinland PTL, a standards developing organization (SDO) for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has successfully initiated the creation of two new American National Standards and is seeking industry participation in the respective standards working groups. Stakeholders include manufacturers of PV modules, project investors and developers, utility companies, PV consumers, and incentive programs, as


JMC Steel Group Will Modernize Plant For Wheatland Tube

Wheatland Tube, a JMC Steel Group operating company, will revitalize its Council Avenue location in Wheatland, Pa. The company is adding new equipment, realigning the manufacturing footprint and automating many processes in the facility.  Over the next two years, the $35 million investment will create a safer, cleaner workplace, eliminate production bottlenecks, reduce work in

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Building-Integrated Solar Air Heating Systems Total 5 Million Sq. Feet

According to data released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), five million square feet of building-integrated solar air heating collectors are now installed in North America. These systems represent 250 MW of thermal energy and displace nearly 100,000 tons of CO2 each year from the atmosphere, says Rhone Resch, SEIA President and CEO

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Photovoltaic Solar Windows Could Be Next For Your House

A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy. Their project demonstrates that superior light-emitting properties of quantum dots can be applied in solar energy by helping more efficiently


There’s A New Way To Guarantee Your Solar Project Goes Smoothly

  The U.S. Energy Information Agency calls the future of solar bright, projecting that it will be the fastest-growing source of renewable energy in the United States until 2035. Still, as the number of building owners and sustainability officers looking to incorporate solar into their facilities grows, many still find pulling the trigger easier said


25 MW Of Solar Power Plants With Yingli Solar In China Commenced

  Yingli Solar, a global, integrated photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, commenced construction of its two ground-mounted PV plants in Hebei Province. The two projects will have a combined capacity of 25 MW and are located in the cities of Baoding and Xingtai of Hebei Province. The company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy (China) Co. enjoys 100% economic interest in


Trina Solar Announces New High-Efficiency Honey Ultra Module

Trina Solar, a global manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions and services, announced its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology has developed a new high-efficiency Honey Ultra solar module. Trina Solar’s Honey Ultra monocrystalline silicon module reached a new record of 326.3W, which has been independently certified by TUV Rheinland, an authoritative certification institution. This result


Suniva Powers Walter Reed’s Wounded Warrior Lodge

  Suniva, a metro-Atlanta based manufacturer of  crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, announced its products were selected for a photovoltaic system to power the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), providing treatment and support for wounded, ill and injured service members and their families. The WRNMMC, located in Bethesda, Md., recently installed a


Solar Speaks: The Coming Boom Of Fleet-Level Monitoring

  At a recent conference, Editorial Director Frank Andorka heard MJ Shaio of GTM Research say the expected growth in residential solar will be 4X its current level by 2017. What this means there will be fewer and fewer individual installations and more and more need for fleet-management-level monitoring for companies managing huge numbers of

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ABB Supports Solar Impulse In Solar Powered Flight

Power and automation technology group, ABB, recently announced its support for Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg in their attempt to fly around the world in a solar powered airplane in 2015. The first-ever flight with a solar airplane, as well as record-breaking missions across Europe, the Mediterranean Sea, and the United States, brought worldwide attention