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.
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.
Intertek, a solar certification company, authored this piece as part of its extensive library of white papers. It is reprinted here with permission. Note: All clause and sub-clause numbering used in this document refers to ANSI/UL 1703-2004 unless otherwise indicated. Safety testing laboratories test products to ensure that they are compliant with prescribed, applicable standards. Testing
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
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’re talking to Gilad Almogy, CEO of Cogenra Solar, which announced last week that it had introduced a ground-mount solar system that installs for 50 cents a watt. Podcast:
New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and other city officials have announced Freshkills Parks on Staten Island will be home to the city’s largest solar array. About 47 acres of land will be leased to SunEdison, which was selected through a public bidding process to design, construct, install and operate a solar power facility
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
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