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
Here are the sites and sounds form Day 3 of Solar Power International, told in the words of the people who attended.The two big questions facing the industry today, according to those who live it, are battery storage and PID. What’s PID, you ask? You’ll have to listen to find out. SunPower With the issues
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.
Exosun, a provider of solar tracking systems and plant engineering services, has announced the UL compliancy of its horizontal single-axis tracker, the Exotrack HZ . Upon completion of extensive testing, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), an accredited nationally recognized testing laboratory, confirmed the Exotrack HZ to be in accordance with UL 3703 standards pertaining to
Utilities want quality tracking systems with zero down-time, a long life and low Total Cost of Ownership. Here’s how successful manufacturers can achieve it. The list of solar manufacturers meeting their demise continues to grow. This is no different in the solar tracker sector, where much of it is due to Total Cost of Ownership
Dunkermotoren, a brand of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, introduced a new series of tracking motors for the solar industry. The newly extended STM (Solar Tracker Motor) product line from Dunkermotoren now includes All-in-One brushless DC motors with optional onboard inclinometer and optional direct inclinometer input. The new options are available on all current STM All-In-One
Dunkermotoren, a brand of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, has introduced a new series of tracking motors for the solar industry. The newly extended STM (Solar Tracker Motor) product line from Dunkermotoren now includes All-in-One brushless DC motors with optional onboard inclinometer and optional direct inclinometer input. The new options are available on all current STM
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
Exosun, a provider of solar tracking technologies and plant engineering services, has partnered with French developer and energy producer, La Compagnie du Vent, GDF SUEZ Group, to build the largest tracker-equipped solar plant in France. Located in Landes, in the southwest region of France, the 12 MW Langelé solar plant will be equipped with 72