Solar & Wind - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Report: U.S. solar demand could drop 66 percent if trade case succeeds:

Nichola Groom for Reuters: The U.S. solar industry would see two-thirds of expected demand dry up over the next five years if a trade case aimed at propping up the domestic panel manufacturing industry is successful, a new report said on Monday.

Capturing Energy with Nanotechnology

One goal of nanotechnology is to improve photovoltaic solar electricity generation. The thermodynamic limit of 80% productivity is well beyond the capabilities of current photovoltaic technologies, whose performance now is only about 43%.

Data Rules: Intelligent Solar Trackers Reduce Risk, Downtime and O&M Costs

Developing a predictable O&M strategy at the outset of a project will ensure the bankability and a robust ROI throughout the system’s lifetime. Project owners and developers that thoroughly evaluate O&M considerations of their tracker investments will find that the higher

Why Wind and Solar Are Better Together

Currently, wind generation sites are the cheapest version to build in the United States. Solar tends to be significantly more expensive to develop and construct. Creating one site for both forms is much more affordable, yet offers all the advantages covered above.

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AltEnergyMag.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of Intersolar & EES

Intersolar & EES North America run July 10th - 13th in San Francisco, California. This AltEnergyMag.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years events.

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Panasonic Joins Push to Put Photovoltaics on More Car Roofs

By Chisaki Watanabe, Emi Nobuhiro, and Kevin Buckland for Bloomberg: The tech giant thinks solar roof panels are the future for hybrids and EVs.

Solar panels to be fitted on 250 trains in India

Climate Action UN: According to local reports, Indian Railways will install flexible solar panels and batteries to power lights and fans on board 250 of the network’s trains.

Future trucks fueled by hydrogen created with solar power: Exhaust? Pure water vapor

Science Daily: Heavy-duty trucks will soon be driving around in Trondheim, Norway, fuelled by hydrogen created with solar power, and emitting only pure water vapour as "exhaust."

Why rising temperatures don't make solar power rise

Isha Salian for San Francisco Chronicle: Sunny skies sound like a positive for energy production, but this week’s heatwave in California isn’t a boon for solar power.

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Intersolar - EcoFasten Solar to Debut Four New Systems at Intersolar N.A.

EcoFasten Solar will present four new solar roof mount and rail-free racking systems to the solar industry at booth #9433, Intersolar North America in San Francisco, July 11-13, 2017.

Intersolar North America Unveils Keynote Session Lineup

NREL Director, UtilityAPI and Policy/DER Consulting Executives to Join CALSEIA and Champion of Change Honoree Richard Kauffman in Opening Ceremony

Intersolar Award-winning, UL-Listed Sunny Tripower CORE1 is Now Available

U.S. Road Show Will Showcase World's First Free-Standing PV Inverter for Commercial Installations

Solar & Wind - Featured Product

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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Seaward Group

Seaward Group

The Seaward Group is a specialist manufacturer of electrical safety testing equipment. The company's market leading test range includes specialist test instrumentation for the renewables sector. Included is a specialist range of solar PV installation test equipment to verify the safety and performance of both rooftop and ground mounted solar systems. Recently introduced is new diagnostic technology for the fault finding and periodic testing of electric vehicle (EV) charging point equipment.