Yingli Americas and Picasolar Win SunShot Award for High Efficiency Cells

SPI 2016 - Suntech Invited To Join DuPont on PV Magazine's 4th Quality Roundtable at Solar Power International (SPI)

Suntech is the first Chinese solar manufacturer to achieve GW+ level solar module field performance data in the US market. And, Suntech has had a long partnership with key component suppliers of the highest quality materials for its modules that help ensure reliability and performance over time.

Open Energy Launches Broad Updates for First-Ever Online Commercial Solar Loan Portal

Innovative Lending Platform Reduces Transaction Costs by up to 70 Percent

SPI 2016 - Spruce Introduces Residential Solar Loan, Simplifies Solar Sales Process

Multiple finance products on single platform help U.S. solar companies sell more, faster

SPI 2016 - RBI Solar to Exhibit Next Generation Ground Mount at Solar Power International 2016

RBI Solar, Inc. will be exhibiting its next generation ground mount solution at Solar Power International (SPI) 2016. This new utility-scale and commercial mounting solution will be available for viewing and demonstrations at booth 811 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Australia's solar energy generation to be three times more due to construction of 12 new solar power plants

The major competitors for Australia solar market share include Jemena, United Energy, CitiPower and Powercor Australia, ActewAGL, AusGrid, The Endeavour Centre, Energex, Horizon Power, SP AusNet, Western Power, Power and Water, Aurora Solar Inc., SA Power Networks, Powercor, Essential Energy and Ergon among others.

Wildfires Cast a Cloud over West Coast Solar - Vaisala

Summer performance maps illustrate the impact of seasonal fires on productivity during peak season for Californian project owners

U.S. Solar Market Adds More Than 2 GW in Q2 2016

Growing 43 percent year over year, the U.S. saw 2,051 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) installed in the second quarter of 2016. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association's (SEIA) latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report, this marks the eleventh consecutive quarter in which more than a gigawatt (GW) of PV was installed.

Is solar power in nuclear disaster exclusion zones advisable?

ARNOLD GUNDERSEN for Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists:  My own experience near solar arrays in Fukushima Prefecture indicates that the problems of building and maintaining solar installations in a contaminated nuclear wasteland are over-simplified, and worse, totally ignored. One of the greatest burdens of maintaining operating atomic reactors is the cost of working in a Radiologically Controlled Area. (The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory defines a Radiologically Controlled Area as: “Any area to which access is managed to protect individuals from exposure to radiation or radioactive materials. Individuals who enter Controlled Areas without entering Radiological Areas are not expected to receive a total effective dose equivalent of more than 0.1 rem (0.001 Sievert) in a year.”) Each nuclear power plant operates with specific instructions and constraints, with Radiation Work Permits tailored for each specific maintenance activity. Because special clothing, special respiratory equipment, and special radiation monitoring equipment are routinely required to perform even minimum maintenance activities inside a nuclear power plant, every activity takes longer, costs more, and requires more people inside each reactor than necessary in any other industrial setting. Consequently, the question becomes: Does building solar panels on land contaminated with nuclear waste resemble work in a normal industrial setting, or is it more similar to work inside a radiologically contaminated atomic reactor—at significantly higher cost?   Full Article:

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER APPOINTED TO DP ENERGY AUSTRALIA

Global renewable energy developer DP Energy has appointed Catherine Way Business Development Manager, DP Energy Australia.

SPI 2016 - KACO new energy, Inc. releases new revision of Ultraverter, lowers pricing

German firm KACO new energy Inc. launches breakthrough MLPE solution to a newly expanded distribution network

AWEA statement: Industry praises Administration's commitment to advancing US offshore wind

The path to a thriving American offshore wind power industry became clearer today following the release of the National Offshore Wind Strategy by the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of the Interior.

SPI 2016 - Sentinel Solar Announces the Wave ESS: Complete Energy Storage System with Integrated Power Electronics for Plug and Play Solar + Storage Applications.

The System Features Industry Leading Inverter Technology and the Safest, Cleanest and Most Reliable Battery Chemistry Ever.

SPI 2016 - It's Time for A Dual-Axis Solar Tracker -- The iPV Tracker

The main difference between solar trackers and fixed-tilt PV systems is that the modules of solar trackers can change their tilt angles at different times of the day to maximize power generation.

SPI 2016 - Unirac, Inc. to Unveil 3 New Products at the 2016 Solar Power International (SPI) Trade Show

Unirac will showcase our latest enhancements at the 2016 Solar Power International (SPI) Trade Show. Our products are supported by cutting-edge digital design tools and industry-best customer support delivering value from beginning to end for your solar project.

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Joyce Dayton Corp - Solar Tracking Drive Solutions

Joyce Solar Actuators are designed to precisely position smaller solar tracking equipment. Their robust and efficient DC motor (24V or 36V) keeps power consumption to a minimum. Travel speeds remain nearly constant regardless of the load. Ideal for rugged environments common to the solar industry, these cost-effective SA actuators have an IP65 protection rating. Self-locking features in the mechanism ensure that the solar actuator will hold position throughout the daily tracking cycle. Specifications: • Double clevis mounting for easy installation • Clutch for overload protection • Adjustable limit switches for flexible travel settings • Reed sensor digital feedback for accurate positioning • Duty cycle is 25% (4 min. running, 12 min. rest) • Lubricated for life