Solar panel prices plunge seriously this week, due to the price competition expanding globally. The fragile and uncertain installation backdrop and policy shocks are all contributing to a softer demand environment as well as the solar prices. In China, as Chinese module makers have already stung by China demand woes, face mounting pain as growing inventories leave many companies starve for cash. The record low bidding prices for power plants in China are the evidence that Chinese module makers are striving to secure the limited orders. Furthermore, in order to meet the shipment target in 3Q, Chinese module makers have expanded their battlefield from China to other major solar markets, especially in the US, Japan, India, and Euro. Since the 2nd tier Chinese module makers target at regions with no punitive tariff enforced, especially in India and Japan, solar panel prices remain pressured as they continue to dump excessive inventories out of China.
KAHULUI, MAUI, HAWAII: Award winning technology innovator HNu Photonics celebrated its 10th Anniversary earlier this year. Founder and CEO Dan O'Connell made a keynote address summarizing the firm's many achievements over its first decade.
SPI 2016 - Innovative Solar, Inc. Presents the Solar Industry's FIRST Rapid Shutdown® Combiner Box with Capacitor Discharge
The Combiner comes with optional AFCI and surge protection. Innovative Solar's PV powered combiners will accommodate single or multiple MPPTs. Ranging from 4 to 24 strings in grounded or ungrounded applications, this is the ideal product for commercial rooftops and ground mount applications.
By Dr Xiaoxi He, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx
Baker Electric Solar and San Diego Academy announce plans to install a 139.65kW solar system in Q4. The rooftop and carport installation will save the school more than $55,000 in energy costs in the first year alone.
A number of notable changes have taken place in the US energy market in recent years. On the one hand, stricter environmental regulations have led to the closure of coal-fired power plants while the construction of new gas-fired plants has gained greater momentum thanks to the availability of cheaper sources such as shale gas.
IHS Markit Names Trina Solar, SunPower, First Solar, Hanwha Q-cells and Jinko Solar as Leaders in PV Module Supplier Scorecard 2016
Thirteen module manufacturing companies are ranked based on complete review of photovoltaic module supplier base
Alternative Energy Expert David Blume Shares Options for Converting Food Waste and Energy Crops into Profit Centers at the San Diego-Based Waste Conversion Technology Conference and San Diego AgTech Forum Running Aug. 15-17, 2016
Blume Distillation LLC, the leading provider of appropriate-scale Biorefinery-based waste-to-profit production equipment, announced today its participation in two key alternative energy events being held the week of August 15th in San Diego, Ca.
SPI 2016 - SMA Expands Residential Portfolio by Adding New Sunny Boy Models with Secure Power Supply
Installer-Friendly Sunny Boy 3.0-US/3.8-US/7.0-US/7.7-US Achieves UL Listing
KIC InnoEnergy to launch unique intellectual property courses as European patent applications reach new high
"Competitive Intelligence and Exploitation of Patents" to go live in September 2016
Ethical Electric, a renewable energy company providing 100 percent clean electricity to retail power customers across the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Midwest, has donated over $1 million to environmental and social impact organizations - nearly doubling total donations since early 2015.
Rotating at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour, wind turbine blades consistently encounter an array of environmental factors - including sand, hail and salt spray - which can cause significant damage and reduce aerodynamic efficiency.
EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has placed a firm order with Vestas Wind Systems A/S to supply 160 megawatts (MW) for future wind projects in the United States. The order is part of a global master supply agreement.
Smith acquires ONTILITY's solar distribution and service business
Using simple push button operation, the new multi-function PV200 from Seaward (PV210 in USA) carries out all the electrical tests required by IEC 62446, including open circuit voltage, short circuit current, maximum power point voltage, current and power, and insulation resistance.
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The Tile Replacement Mount provides a fast and easy way to install solar on tile roofs while protecting against water intrusion. Simply remove the tile and replace it with the Tile Replacement Mount. Works with all standard curved and flat tile roofs, and all standard rail-based racking systems. Flashed at both the deck and top levels, the mount is fully engineered to meet code requirements and industry best practices. The Tile Replacement Mount features Quick Mount PV's patented Elevated Water Seal technology for optimal waterproofing. Get a free sample and see for yourself!