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.
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.
Another victory for consolidation in the solar industry occurred today — and that is good news for the overall health of solar worldwide. The European solar technology manufacturer SolarWorld AG announced the acquisition of the cell and module production of Bosch Solar Energy in Arnstadt in the German federal state of Thuringia. This means that around
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 Ram Akella, managing director for Centrosolar America. The news surrounding the Centrosolar Group in other parts of the world has presented challenges
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