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
By Julie Hairston, Communications Director, Georgia Solar Energy Association The past year has yielded a watershed passage for solar development in Georgia, with the state’s solar portfolio poised to expand vastly beyond its 2012 level in just three years. Georgia also has spawned an unprecedented alliance between environmentalists and Tea Party activists to press
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
This piece is an excerpt from “Let It Shine: The 6,000 Story Of Solar Energy,” by historian John Perlin, in bookstores now. Listen to our interview with Perlin here. The great scottish scientist James Clerk Maxwell wrote in 1874 to a colleague: “I saw conductivity of Selenium as affected by light. It is most sudden.
It seems like every year brings a new normal to the U.S. solar industry. The industry is dynamic, full of business innovation and often hard to predict. However, two general trends have emerged over the past few years: 1) We consistently outperform our installed capacity projections and 2) We often underperform when it comes to
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
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.
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’re talking to Gilad Almogy, CEO of Cogenra Solar, which announced last week that it had introduced a ground-mount solar system that installs for 50 cents a watt. Podcast: