What a concept: The U.S. government has finally recognized how important bringing down manufacturing costs is to moving the solar industry forward — and they’re putting their money where their mouths are. Building on the Energy Department’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, the Department today announced over $13 million for
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
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
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
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. At the recent Solar Power International show in Chicago, we sat down with Bob Gibson, vice president of education & outreach for the Solar Electric
Ohio-based Crown Battery Manufacturing introduces its new renewable energy battery product series, the CRP Power Module. These batteries are designed from the ground up for energy storage for off-grid applications and for uninterrupted power supply for grid-connected users. The series contains 13 models, all 2-volt batteries with capacities ranging from 710 to 3690 ampere-hours (100-hour
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.
The first day of Solar Power International is always filled with exhibitors doing brisk business as visitors flood the aisles to see what breakthroughs the industry has to offer. We visited with some vendors to see what they were offering — and why they find SPI a valuable show to attend: REC Solar It’s absolute