This post originally appeared on the United Kingdom-based CSP Today website. It is reprinted here with permission. A CSP Today interview with Peter Davidson, Executive Director Of The Loan Program Office (LPO) At The U.S. Department of Energy Marco Geraghty of CSP Today spoke with Peter Davidson to reflect upon the Loan Guarantee Program and its
A diode made from a 2D material facilitates novel solar cells A special type of diode made from a crystalline material whose layers are just three atoms thick has been successfully realized for the first time. The superior properties of such ultra-thin crystals open up previously unimagined possibilities for solar cells, photodiodes and light-emitting diodes.
Did Your Favorite Solar Module-Level Power Electronic Make The List? (Microinverters & Power Optimizers)
From micro to P.O., central to string, solar inverters are getting more efficient. They’re getting smarter, too, with better monitoring capabilities, communication and even Wi-Fi. Manufacturers are also realizing it’s all about getting increased power density in leaner designs. We’ve listed a selection from each segment so you can compare models side by side and
In another move to drive down the costs of solar PV, PanelClaw introduces Polar Bear III, its new flat roof mounting system. The new Polar Bear product takes the best aspects of PanelClaw’s existing Polar Bear, Grizzly Bear and Kodiak Bear flat roof portfolio and combines them into a single platform with more competitive pricing.
SolarBridge Technologies, provider of microinverters and monitoring technology for TrueAC solar, has closed a $42 million round of funding led by Constellation Technology Ventures, part of Exelon Corp., a competitive energy provider. The funding will be used to expand sales and marketing and continue the company’s focus on research and development as it rapidly scales
TerraSmart, a leading turn-key ground mount provider, says it has completed the largest ground mount PV system in the Bahamas. Located on the private island Cat Cay, the project uses 448 groundscrews, which enabled the project to be completed without the complexity of a concrete foundation. Additionally, because the foundation was installed in solid oolitic
JinkoSolar, a global manufacturer in the solar industry, supplied 4000kWp of their high efficient solar PV modules to Inbar Solar Energy, an Israeli EPC. The company provided 13,114 of its JKM305P-72 modules to the Mitzpe-Ramon Ground Project. Located in the deserts of southern Israel, the Mitzpe-Ramon Ground Project is the largest project Inbar Solar Energy
Solar Power World is accepting applications for the 2014 Top Solar Contractors list. Solar contractors, EPCs, solar hot water installers and other companies that help build the industry are encouraged to apply. Click here to apply for the 2014 Top Solar Contractors list. Last year, the list included 250 solar companies representing the breadth of