How to Manage Snow on Solar

The snow melting on your panels actually acts as a lubricant between the snow mass and the panel surface, which makes the solar panel a completely frictionless, slick surface that's the perfect candidate to allow that snow mass to come barreling off your roof.

PVinsights: Solar tumbles into a bear market

Solar panel prices move notably lower this week, extending the downward trend over the past few weeks. Record capacity expansion, historical low bidding prices and an oversupply situation are intensifying a worldwide competition, which in turn are fueling solar panel price drop. In the US, competition among major module suppliers is getting even more intense as major suppliers strive to secure more orders as to maintain high utilization rates and market shares. Other major solar markets also suffer from similar pattern. In China, even as the demand is relatively solid, solar panel prices are dragged down by depreciation of RMB as well as strategic pricing in efforts to win project tenders. As for India, solar panel prices slump as following the downtrend of the rest of the world regardless of its solid demand growth.

Ideal Power's SunDial™ to Energize NEXTracker's "NX Fusion Plus" Storage Tracker

Ideal Power announced that NEXTracker will be selling its SunDial™ solar PV plus storage string inverter as part of their newly launched solar plus storage tracker.

DONG Energy Wind Power U.S. Inc. and Eversource Announce Partnership to Make Large-Scale Offshore Wind a Reality in the United States

Bay State Wind Farm will deliver clean energy and economic benefit to New England

APsystems upgrades EMA monitoring website with more data and improved interface

APsystems today announced the launch of a new, redesigned version of its Energy Monitoring & Analysis (EMA) website APsystemsEMA.com.

The Solar Industry Has Paid Off Its Carbon Debts

Robinson Meyer for The Atlantic:  Think of all the energy that goes into making a single solar panel. Quartz and copper must be mined. The raw materials must be converted into wafers, then encased in protective material. And after panels leave the factory, they must be shipped all over the world. Now imagine these consequences spread over four decades—the environmental cost of the solar industry. Given all the research, development, and production time that goes into making any one panel, a skeptical solar-buyer might wonder: Has the solar industry on the whole really saved any energy at all?  To that concern, a new analysis answers: Yes. The solar industry probably paid off its long-term energy and climate “debts” in 2011, a study published this week in Nature Communications finds.   Cont'd...

Ideal Power Enters Canadian Market with 360kW Order from KACO new energy

Ideal Power has received a 360kW purchase order from KACO new energy to supply its 3-port, grid-resilient 30kW Power Conversion Systems.

SolarEdge Introduces Advanced Communications and Management Accessories

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. ("SolarEdge") (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, announces the launch of advanced communications and management accessories to enhance module-level monitoring and improve O&M operations.

PIONEERING INNOVATIONS: INTERSOLAR AWARD CELEBRATES ITS TENTH ANNIVERSARY

Applications can be submitted from January 2017

Solar Frontier to launch SmaCIS: a new strategic product in the Japanese residential market

Using unique solar panels, mounts and construction methods to beautifully smartify even the most complex roofing configurations

In its Largest Quarter Ever, U.S. Solar Market Saw Nearly 2 MW of PV Installed Per Hour in Q3 2016

The United States solar market just shattered all previous quarterly solar photovoltaic (PV) installation records. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association's (SEIA) Q4 2016 U.S. Solar Market Insight report, 4,143 megawatts (MW) of solar PV were installed in the U.S. in the third quarter of the year, a rate of one MW every 32 minutes. That pace is even faster today, as the fourth quarter will surpass this past quarter's historic total.

Suntech Announces the Establishment of its European Branch

In order to further improve its sales and services, and develop its markets in Europe, Wuxi Suntech announced the establishment of its European branch in Germany on December 12th.

APsystems upgrades EMA monitoring website with more data and improved interface

APsystems today announced the launch of a new, redesigned version of its Energy Monitoring & Analysis (EMA) website APsystemsEMA.com. The web-based platform, available for free on any connected device, monitors and reports module-level energy production of solar arrays which utilize APsystems inverters and provides that information to homeowners and end users in a convenient and user-friendly format.

First US offshore wind farm unlocks vast new ocean energy resource

America's first offshore wind farm began generating electricity today in the waters near Block Island, Rhode Island, opening a new frontier for American energy production. By continuing to tap into abundant offshore wind resources here at home, more clean, reliable electricity can power American homes and businesses while creating well-paying jobs.

Freedom Solar Power, ABC Home & Commercial partner to bring electricity to Haitian orphanage

Freedom Solar Power and ABC Home & Commercial Services are teaming up to bring a 100 percent sustainable off-grid solar system to an orphanage in Haiti that currently does not have electricity.

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