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.
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
The word on the second day of Solar Power International was storage and partnerships. We visited with some vendors to see what their thoughts were on those issues — and much, much more: Upsolar Even though Upsolar did not have a booth this year, that didn’t mean they weren’t hard at work networking with their target audiences.
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:
As we’ve written before, solar monitoring is an absolute must for any new solar installation. Now Locus Energy has given installers tow new options to do just that. Locus Energy has launched the LGate 120 and 320 — its next generation of smart meters designed to allow solar installers and asset managers to more easily
The further PV feed-in tariffs decrease, the more important it is for architects, engineers and PV system planners to convince their customers that self-consumption also contributes to the profitability of solar electric systems. With the dynamic simulation program PV*SOL advanced, engineers can now calculate self-consumption more precisely. The software is the only version that is
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. Today we are talking to Nathan Homan, co-founder of Wiser Capital, about the company’s new online tool that will help commercial solar developers decide whether
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.