SKF to showcase performance boosting technologies at WindEnergy Hamburg 2016

Being shown in Europe for the first time at the expo will be SKF's newly developed spherical roller bearings for wind turbine main shafts.

Think Wind Power Is Cheap Now? Wait Until 2030

Katherine Tweed for GreenTechMedia:  In many parts of the world, wind power is cheap. That is particularly true in the U.S., where onshore wind already rivals the cost of natural gas in some regions.

But wind power will likely get even cheaper, according to new research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory published in Nature Energy, with contributions from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, University of Massachusetts, and participants in the International Energy Agency Wind Technology Collaboration Program.

The study surveyed more than 160 wind experts across the globe. Many had deep expertise in very specific regions, but the overall findings were similar: The cost of wind will continue to come down through 2030.

There are significant variations in the current costs for wind by region, but researchers "found a considerable amount of agreement” in overall reductions as a percentage of that total cost, said lead author Ryan Wiser, a senior scientist at Berkeley Lab.  Cont'd...

PVinsights: Polysilicon collapse triggers downstream price routs

Polysilicon price is not out of the woods yet with downstream demand remaining a significant concern. The purchasing power of polysilicon buyers has been hampered as the wafer prices see enlarged correction and the domestic demand is also noticeably slower. Unclear order visibility has pressured on polysilicon suppliers to release more price discounts. Although Chinese polysilicon suppliers have tried to curtail production output by conducting annual maintenance, such attempt is unlikely to temper the weakening market sentiments. In addition, as the quarterly financial accounting process approaches, the accumulated inventory pressure also forces polysilicon suppliers to dump excess stocks and sending the price down further.

U.S. Wins Trade Case Against India

A World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body issued a report today affirming the United States victory in the U.S. challenge to India's "localization" rules, which discriminated against imported solar cells and modules under India's National Solar Mission.

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

Innovative Lending Platform Reduces Transaction Costs by up to 70 Percent

Rare Labs launches Kickstarter Campaign For Solarable™

World's First IoT Monitor for Solar and Wind Generators Gives DiY Enthusiasts Insight into their Power Usage and how it's Affected by Weather

SPI 2016 - BYD Showcases "Energy + Solar = Zero Emissions" Vision and Products at Solar Power International Conference in Las Vegas

Visitors to SPI saw two types of BYD solar modules: the Multiple Busbar (MBB) and 4 Busbar modules with 60 or 72 cells; and several Energy Storage solutions including 40-ft container ESS, miniHome ESS and the BYD B-BOX system. BYD currently has more than 60% market share for frequency regulation energy storage in the US.

China's Solar Panel Glut Undermines Its Agreement with the EU

By Reuters:  “We fear a second wave of bankruptcies,” said the head of an association of EU solar producers.  A sharp increase in solar power production in China and a sharp fall in domestic demand have sparked a sudden surge of cut-price exports, undermining a China-EU agreement to limit damage to European producers.

China produced 27 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules in the first half of 2016, an increase of 37.8 percent and installed 20 GW of new solar power capacity in the same period, three times as much as the same period a year ago.

However, demand has since tailed off. Solar projects operational since July face a reduced price paid by grid operators for their power.   Cont'd...

SoloPower Systems Launches World's Lightest Off-Grid Energy Solution to Bring Electricity to Emerging Economies

SoloPower's new portable power kit, the Solo Bucket, is the world's lightest off-grid energy solution that will bring electricity to emerging economies around the world.

Australian aboriginal community life transformed due to diesel generators replacement with solar panels

"We know that solar powered generators are in existence. But are they really effective? Are they useful, economic? Why do we need to opt for solar powered generators when simple, diesel generators are in existence?"

Levelised cost of energy and the future transition to a clean energy sector

Natural Power's Jeremy Sainsbury OBE will be making the keynote speech at the forthcoming International Conference on Renewable Power Generation (RPG) to be held on 21 - 23 September 2016 at IET London: Savoy Place.

Array Technologies Announces RP Construction Services as Exclusive Value Added Reseller for Projects Under 10 MW (ac)

RPCS Specializes in Engineering and Installation Support for DG Tracker Projects

Silicon Carbide (SiC) Inverter Technology Increases Efficiency to 99%

The efficiency gain equals to approximately $2.5M additional energy being produced over a 100MW power plant's lifetime, on average at the global level.

NREL to Lead New Consortium to Improve Reliability and Performance of Solar Modules

The goal of the DuraMat Consortium is to develop durable photovoltaic module materials to provide reliable, low-cost solar electricity

skytron® energy launches version 2.4 of PVGuard® Supervision Platform

Intelligent monitoring across plant portfolio through new Fleet Manager

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