Microinverter manufacturer Enphase Energy, and protection, control and SCADA systems company Virelec, reported Injasuti Development’s two Canadian solar PV farms have completed their first year of operation, reaching nearly 2GWh of clean energy production and offsetting 1,365 tons of CO2. The two adjacent 575kW solar installations use the Enphase System, engineered to maximize system energy production and
David Crane, president and chief executive officer for NRG Energy, reached out to Solar Power World and asked if we would be interested in getting his thoughts on the future of distributed generation in the United States — and why utilities are going to have to live with it. We, as you might imagine, said yes.
SolarCity unveiled a smart energy storage system to address two major pain points for business: rising utility demand charges and increasing grid outages. SolarCity DemandLogic can allow businesses to reduce energy costs by using stored electricity to reduce peak demand, and can also provide backup power during grid outages. Developed with advanced battery technology from Tesla, DemandLogic storage
Yann Brandt, solar entrepreneur and proprietor of SolarWakeup.com (if you’re not receiving his daily wrap-up of news from around the solar industry in your inbox, shame on you) did a little first-hand investigation on the array being installed on the White House, including some exclusive photos of the array he took from an adjacent hotel roof. The
When you say “flat roof” most people cringe with images of stagnant ponding water, health concerns and damaging roof leaks. Every rainy season we hear the shocking news of another flat roof collapsed under the weight of ponding water. Auxiliary roof pumps and even solar roof pumps have been around for decades but proven unreliable
SunPower Corp. and Atlas Material Testing Technology announced that the high-efficiency SunPower E20/327 solar panel underwent the rigorous Atlas 25+ Comprehensive PV Durability Testing program and, upon completion, showed less than 2% power degradation, an outstanding result for the program. The certificate was issued by Atlas’ partner, SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and
Intertek, a solar certification company, authored this piece as part of its extensive library of white papers. It is reprinted here with permission. Note: All clause and sub-clause numbering used in this document refers to ANSI/UL 1703-2004 unless otherwise indicated. Safety testing laboratories test products to ensure that they are compliant with prescribed, applicable standards. Testing
This commentary is reposted courtesy of Randy Zechman of Clean Solar, a San Jose, Calif., based solar installer. It first appeared on the company’s blog and is cross-posted with permission. By Randy Zechman New solar panel restrictions will limit your roof-space options in California. Effective Jan. 1, 2014, all California cities and counties will mandate
Far from being bulldozed by cheap natural gas, unsubsidized utility-scale solar electricity will become cost-competitive with gas by 2025, according to Lux Research. In fact, increased gas penetration actually benefits solar, by enabling hybrid gas/solar technologies that can accelerate adoption and increase intermittent renewable penetration without expensive infrastructure improvements. The levelized cost of energy (LCOE)
What’s your Solar Mojo? That’s the question Geostellar is answering for homeowners across the country with the introduction of the new online marketplace, Solar Mojo mobile app and referral program. The program allows U.S. consumers to compare solar installation and financing plans from industry leaders and then go solar with the push of a button.