While other solar forecasting systems take more narrow location and timeframe views, what's different about the IBM approach is that we incorporate a great number of weather and solar energy prediction models. We then blend those using historical data as a function of weather situation, forecast horizon and location to create what we call a supermodel.
We're extremely close to reaching the point at which renewable electricity costs as little to generate as electricity from fossil fuels, so it's imperative that we don't take a backward step.
Geothermal heat pumps are ideal for use in buildings looking to reduce consumption to net zero.
The current suggested guideline by the NRCA (National Roofing Contractor Association) for the installation of a PV system on a steep slope asphalt shingle roof as far as the flashing of the PV system stanchions, shows the metal flange to be applied underneath the roofing paper.
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There have been enough successful low-income solar pilot programs at the state and federal level that it is now possible to launch a larger initiative with confidence that it can succeed.
AltEnergyMag.com has once again partnered with Intersolar to bring all the industry news and exciting new products to help our readers make sense of this key tradeshow. Here we have compiled a list of some product releases from this years show.
News and Product Announcements from InterSolar North America 2015
The use of a tracking system for a utility-scale project not only reduces LCOE, but also provides more usable power by broadening the power production curve to provide a smoother flow of energy from dawn to dusk.
PVWatts performs simplified PV system performance calculations using information about the array's geographic location, orientation, and a set of user-input loss factors
Home energy storage helps whichever energy source is the cheapest, and helps the grid stay stable and available to us all.
Solar power was particularly efficient when combined with ground heat in terms of the profitability of investments.
A solar powered water system is one of the easiest solar power systems to install and will ultimately save you time and money.
North Carolina's Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (REPS) has encouraged investments in renewables and the energy economy statewide.
Pay too little and you risk a dodgy product and no after-sales service. Pay too much and you'll end up waiting 10 years just to recoup your cost!
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Global leader, Exosun designs, develops and supplies highly reliable and robust solar tracking systems for utility-scale PV plants, delivered with a full range of engineering support services. Its flagship product, the Exotrack® HZ horizontal single-axis tracker, increases plant production up to 25% in comparison to fixed-tilt systems and is a genuine revenue booster for your solar project. UL 3703 compliant, Exotrack® HZ has been designed for fast and simple installation, as well as for minimal preventive operation and maintenance actions. Its unique centralized control-command system can monitor up to 8 MWp of trackers. Exotrack® HZ's intelligent patented tracking process, called SMARTracking, allows to generate up to 5% higher yield than any other single-axis tracker technology.