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Are We Understating the Potential for (and Uncertainty in) Wind Energy Cost Reductions?

Berkeley Lab study shows greater potential than many other recent assessments.

What is a Stacked Perovskite/CIGS Solar Module?

As this result shows that the combination of two PV technologies can outperform the power generation of single junctions the significance of this result shouldn’t be underestimated as it breaks the current limitations of solar technology and shows that higher performing mo

Idaho company debuts solar power sidewalks

Nicholas K. Geranios for AP:  Scott Brusaw has a vision for the nation's roads.

NREL's Solar Radiation Research Laboratory Offers a Mesa-Top Home for Global Measurement Accuracy

The need for good data is foremost. A swing of just a half percentage point in the actual output of solar energy plants—compared to projected outputs—would represent about $165 million annually.

World's Largest Solar Project Would Generate Electricity 24 Hours a Day, Power 1 Million U.S. Homes

Lorraine Chow for EcoWatch:  The race to build the world's largest solar

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Europe's offshore wind industry booming as costs fall

The Guardian:  On a sunny October morning, our boat passes the run-down relicts of Liverpool’s maritime past and heads down the river Mersey and into the Irish Sea. As we steam offshore, I see in the distance a cluster of tall structures that soon reveal themselves to be towers of a wind turbine array. Arriving at the windfarm, six miles offshore, the turbines rise as high as 650ft, taller than the tallest church in the world. Each of the turbines’ three shiny metallic rotor blades is nearly 300ft long.

“A single rotation of an eight-megawatt turbine will cover the daily electricity consumption of an average British household,” says Benj Sykes, vice president of Dong Energy Wind Power, the company that is constructing and co-owns this wind project, as the boat rocks in five-foot swells.  Cont'd...

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Array Technologies Leads U.S. Market in Solar Tracker Shipments

Solar tracker manufacturer has shipped six GW of solar trackers globally

Capture Every MWh - Wind O&M Dallas Program Launched for 2017

The program for Wind O&M Dallas 2017, the world's foremost conference for global wind energy stakeholders, is today October 12, being launched by Wind Energy Update.

IMO Launch New Solar Panel Rapid Shutdown Solution

The IMO FireRaptor is designed to be the ultimate Solar Panel Rapid Shutdown Solution. Developed by UK based IMO Precision Controls, already well known in the solar industry for their DC isolator which is widely used by solar inverter manufacturers, the FireRaptor is designed with fire safety prominently in mind.

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Kipp & Zonen - Smart Smp Pyranometers

Kipp & Zonen - Smart Smp Pyranometers

Equipped with an extremely low power, smart interface the Smart SMP pyranometers offer industry standard digital and amplified analog outputs within the well-known CMP series housings. The output range is programmed so that all SMP pyranometers have identical sensitivities, allowing easy installation and exchange for recalibration. Serial communication allows access to measurement data, instrument status, operating parameters and calibration history. Building on the proven CMP Series design and technology that is used around the world, the new SMP pyranometers add digital signal processing and interfaces optimised for industrial data acquisition and control systems.

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SMA America

SMA America

SMA America is the U.S.-based subsidiary of global PV leader SMA Solar Technology AG. SMA is a power conversion, energy management and support service provider for residential through utility-scale photovoltaic systems. SMA's leading range of solar inverters and related technologies spans all power classes and is compatible with all module types, resulting in the largest solutions portfolio in the industry. With more than 30 years of experience and 35 gigawatts of installed capacity, SMA is represented in every major PV market on the planet and continues to lead the industry with unmatched technological innovation, strong service support and educational programs.