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.
Live webinar date is Tuesday, December 10 at 2 PM Eastern. Solar plants are no place for Moe and Joe’s Landscaping Service. As portfolios grow and arrays age, developers are awakening to the importance of operations and maintenance (O&M). But more than that, they need help managing many megawatts of assets and gigabytes of data.
By Robert Sternthal, Special To Solar Power World On Nov. 16, 2012, I presented a case for Puerto Rico to become one of the United States’ hot markets in 2013. I was clearly mistaken. Nearly a year later, the Puerto Rico renewable energy market has only added 100MW of wind energy and a nominal amount of
Solar can be the truly disruptive technology that changes the way we look at energy. Here’s how we get there. By Peter Lynch, Special Contributor The photovoltaic (PV) industry needs to aggressively develop truly disruptive PV technologies to dramatically accelerate the industry’s growth. This will enable solar to play a significant role in worldwide
Colorado’s solar industry has contributed $1.42 billion to the state’s economy since 2007, according to the most comprehensive study yet on the statewide impact of solar energy development. The solar photovoltaic (PV) industry has created approximately 10.700 full-time equivalent jobs with employee earnings of more than $534 million since widespread solar development began in 2007,
Welcome to another edition of Solar Speaks, Solar Power World’s podcast series that gives you the opportunity to hear from the industry’s biggest newsmakers — in their own words. In this episode, we spoke to John Perlin, an Author, Lecturer, Consultant on the subject of solar energy. His new book is called Let It Shine:
Four public parks in Thousand Oaks, Calif., will produce much of their own power because of the installation solar carports totaling 537 kW of power. The four carports are expected to generate a total of 17,300,000 kilowatt-hours in renewable energy, saving the Conejo Recreation and Parks District (CRPD), the local government unit that owns and
We don’t know if shrimp-on-the-barbie dinners sealed First Solar’s deal with AGL Energy to build two utility-scale solar projects in the New South Wales province of Australia. What we do know is the scale of the projects could provide power for 50,000, and the amount of money invested by the Australian government is staggering. First Solar
Bureau Veritas certifies solar projects around the world. The 250MW Abengoa Mojave Solar Project, scheduled to go into service 2013, will supply electricity to Pacific Gas & Electric. The project will help California move toward its goal of 4,300 additional megawatts of solar power production. Check out the attached PDF to get the full story of the project.
Editorial Director Frank Andorka wrote a column on Monday asking why the 25-year warranty for solar components was such a priority for solar industry manufacturers. The reaction from our readers was wide and varied. We will be publishing their reactions as appropriate. Our first contributor is Michael Gumm, founder of SolarPower Restoration Systems. Grumm makes the connection between