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.
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 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
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 edition, we talked to Sara Greenstein, president of Underwriters Laboratories Environment and Information & Insights. They released the 2013 The Product Mindset Report, which
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:
By Frank Andorka, Editorial Director In May, The New York Times wrote an article headlined “Solar Industry Anxious Over Defective Panels,” and alarm bells sounded throughout the industry. From panels to racking-and-mounting systems to inverters (and everything in between), the industry felt under attack. But the conversations the article sparked frequently avoided the central question:
Solar Power World was the first to tell you how Solar Exchange would change the way the solar supply chain operated. So far, the Exchange is proving its worth. Solar Exchange launched its cloud-based commerce platform on Sept. 9. It automates the buying and selling of goods for the solar industry. Professionals across the solar
By Frank Andorka, Editorial Director Just how reliable is the solar industry? With 25-year warranties increasingly the norm for different solar system components, the concerns about reliability often whispered behind closed doors grew to a dull roar at Intersolar. A May 28 article in The New York Times headlined “Solar Industry Anxious Over Defective Panels”
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 podcast, we talked to Gary Mull. Many of you will remember Gary from his time at Westinghouse Solar and wondered where he had gone.
Solar Exchange announced the launch date of its cloud-based commerce platform which automates the buying and selling of goods for the solar industry. Beginning Sept. 9, professionals across the solar value chain will be able to do business with each other, using the Solar Exchange trading platform, a new way to buy and sell materials and