Half a million solar panels were installed every day in 2015.

Katie Herzog for GRIST:  Half a million solar panels were installed every day in 2015.  According to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), renewable energy, mostly solar and wind, accounted for more than half of all new electric capacity added in the world last year, a 15 percent jump from 2014. Globally, there is now more renewable power capacity than coal power capacity. Clean energy growth was especially high in China, which was responsible for about 40 percent of all new clean energy capacity. Get this: In China in 2015, two wind turbines were installed every hour. This surge in renewables, according to the IEA, can be attributed to policy changes, lowered costs, and improvements in technology.   Cont'd...

Industry's Q3 results: American wind power on the rise, with 20 gigawatts more on the way

Iowa becomes the first state powered by over one-third wind

2017 AEE Trade Show LineUp

AEE's industry trade shows (GLOBALCON, West Coast Energy Management Congress, World Energy Engineering Congress) allows you to network with professionals and colleagues in the energy field, get up to speed on the latest energy management strategies and applications, and see the newest technologies first hand. AEE conference/expo events spans the continental U.S., and explore innovations in energy efficient technologies for facilities, renewable and alternative energy, automated building systems, efficient HVAC and lighting systems, energy services, project financing options, and much more.

Fronius supports Solar Power PV Conference & Expo in Chicago

Indiana based inverter manufacturer Fronius is pleased to announce its participation in the Solar Power PV Conference & Expo in Chicago, which is the largest solar event in the Midwest.

Ecolibrium Solar Expands Boulder, CO Facility

Ecolibrium Solar is moving into a new, larger facility in Boulder, Co, with increased R&D and Engineering capabilities.

Follow-up: Moving off-the-grid and into a micro-house in the Southern Adirondacks

I would recommend this living situation to anyone! I feel that this isn't just a temporary fad but a trend that will continue especially for Millennials that are buried in debt, specifically student loans.

Canadian Solar Has Won the Best PV Module Manufacturer Award in Brazil

2nd Edition of Innovation and Technology Award Solar Brazil Recognizes the Leading Players in the Sector

PVinsights: Solar components continue to surge except modules

The price uptrend of polysilicon persists this week. After experiencing the inventory selloff in September, the inventory pressure forcing listed producers to lessen stock levels by offering price discounts is largely relieved. Meanwhile, the demand in the downstream has also seen noticeable improvement. The polysilicon makers in China have seize the timing to spike the prices since October. Moreover, several Chinese polysilicon makers are conducting annual maintenance that have raised the speculation of limited overall supply and contributed to the uptick in price as well. On the other hand, the non-Chinese polysilicon makers, who responded to the price uptrend not as faster as Chinese rivals in the previous weeks, have accelerated the pace on increasing the quotes this week as to trim the gap with polysilicon prices in China.

MA & BOEM Release Marine Wildlife Studies to Guide Offshore Wind Development

State and federal officials today released a pair of marine wildlife studies on the presence of endangered whale, turtle and bird species to inform federal offshore wind development permitting processes.

Protectowire Selected by N. Madison Fire Co. for Solar Panel Fire Detection

The North Madison Fire Company voted in favor of installing solar panels on the roof of their station as a way to stabilize future electric costs and assure operating funds. Recognizing that solar panel fires have been on the rise throughout the US the Company looked for suitable options for a fire detection system to monitor the solar panels. Ultimately they choose Protectowire CTI (Confirmed Temperature Initiation) Series Linear Heat Detector as a protective measure.

Sunrun and LG Chem Announce U.S. Partnership for Energy Storage

Sunrun BrightBox™ solar plus energy storage systems will be the first U.S. residential solar storage system to offer LG batteries for homes

SolarWindow Surpasses Critical Milestone for Manufacturing Electricity-Generating Windows

SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: WNDW), the developer of electricity-generating coatings for commercial glass and flexible plastics, announced today that its SolarWindow™ coatings successfully performed under test conditions designed to simulate the high pressure and temperatures of the 'autoclave' manufacturing processes used by commercial glass and window producers.

Solar thermal in limbo as Government continues to delay decision

Six months since the Renewable Heat Incentive consultation the industry needs certainty to invest

Bankability of aleo modules is proven

aleo has been named Tier 1 module manufacturer by BNEF

FUGRO TO CONDUCT SITE INVESTIGATIONS FOR EAST COAST US OFFSHORE WIND DEVELOPMENT

Fugro has been awarded the contract by Vineyard Wind, formerly named OffshoreMW, to perform a marine geotechnical site investigation within its wind development lease, offshore Massachusetts.

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Kipp & Zonen - DustIQ the novel soiling monitoring solution for solar panels

Kipp & Zonen - DustIQ the novel soiling monitoring solution for solar panels

Soiling of the panel glass is one of the major problems in the rapidly expanding solar energy market, with the attendant loss of efficiency and reduction in performance ratios. Now, there's a new, simple and very cost-effective alternative. Based on Kipp & Zonen's unique Optical Soiling Measurement (OSM) technology, DustIQ can be easily added to new or existing solar arrays and integrated into plant management systems. The unit is mounted to the frame of a PV panel and does not need sunlight to operate. It continuously measures the transmission loss through glass caused by soiling, so that the reduction in light reaching the solar cells can be calculated.