U.S.-based deep-cycle battery manufacturer Trojan Battery Company has entered the Indian market and has appointed a master distributor for its products to be marketed throughout the country. Trojan Battery Company provides power for a wide variety of golf cars, electric vehicles, aerial work platform, transportation, floor scrubber, renewable energy, recreational and auxiliary power applications. It
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.
Far from being bulldozed by cheap natural gas, unsubsidized utility-scale solar electricity will become cost-competitive with gas by 2025, according to Lux Research. In fact, increased gas penetration actually benefits solar, by enabling hybrid gas/solar technologies that can accelerate adoption and increase intermittent renewable penetration without expensive infrastructure improvements. The levelized cost of energy (LCOE)
In a rapidly changing solar market, the only thing predictable is lack of stability. How can someone with a new product or service, a new venture, navigate these changing market conditions, emerging new technologies, evolving regional incentives and overlapping regulatory and operational standards? No venture is risk-free but professional consulting, specifically venture consulting, can help
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
Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index, a tool to compare states’ use and development of clean energy, found more than one million job postings in the clean energy sector from July 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013. This shows a 54% increase in needed clean energy employees, evidence that the sector is rapidly growing and in
By Elias Hinckley and John Frenkil Special To Solar Power World The energy finance community has eagerly anticipated the introduction of solar asset-backed securities — “solar securitization” — for at least three years, and may be waiting for another year or more. But sooner or later, securitization is coming to solar finance. When it does, it
The Start-Up Alley booth at Solar Power International provided attendees a chance to see several new companies with innovative products all in one place. Among the companies was SolarZentrum North America, an Indiana-based company that makes a PV-Thermal module. Managing Director Sean Furlow took some time to tell Solar Power World about his company.