IREC Opens 2017 3iAwards Annual Search to Recognize Best in Nation Innovation. Ingenuity. Inspiration.
Katie Fehrenbacher for The Guardian: At the edge of a plot of muddy farmland, a few miles down the road from the University of California at Davis, an engineer takes a few quick steps across crop rows and lets go of a three-foot drone. Within seconds, the device – which weighs less than 2lbs and carries a powerful camera – ascends hundreds of feet into the cold, clear, blue sky and begins to snap detailed photos of the ground far below, including a long row of large solar panels mounted on steel poles.
This flight is just a test, demonstrated by Kingsley Chen, the drone fleet coordinator for SunPower at the solar company’s research and development center, which is under construction and about a two-hour drive northeast of the San Francisco Bay Area. The drone will enable SunPower to survey a wide region and help design a solar power farm that can fit more solar panels on a piece of land, more quickly and for lower costs than it previously could. Con'td...
Lessons learned from the OEM to ISP handover - Natural Power presents at Wind Project O&M and Safety Conference
AES and AIMCo Agree to Acquire sPower, the Largest Independent Solar Developer in the United States, from Fir Tree Partners
THE POWERMARKET ANNOUNCES FIRST COMMUNITY SOLAR PROJECT TO GO LIVE IN THE GREATER NEW YORK CITY AREA
Tigo Delivers Industry's First UL-Certified PV Module Solution Meeting 2017 & 2014 NEC Rapid Shutdown Regulations
Alec Schibanoff for Electric Light & Power: There actually is a crystal ball that permits you to see into the future. All you have to do is follow the patents. The latest patents in any technology will show you where that technology—and the businesses that use that technology—are going. This month, we take a look at the future of solar panel installation.
The first solar power generator was displayed at the Universal Exposition in Paris in 1878. The first U.S. Patent for a solar power device was awarded the next year to Edward Weston. He actually received two patents: U.S. Patent No. 389,124 for an “Apparatus for Generating Solar Radiant Energy” and U.S. Patent No. 389,125 for the “Art of Utilizing Solar Radiant Energy.” It was not until 1954 that Bell Labs developed the first silicone-based solar panel. Cont'd...
SunLink Awarded Contract to Provide Ground Mount Racking for Defense Department Project Portfolio in Florida Panhandle
Today, national business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the United States cheered government statistics showing their industries support more than 3 million American jobs - equal to the employment of retail stores across the country, and twice as many jobs as involved in construction of buildings. This is based on 2016 data recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report. Full Press Release:
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