If some panels go bad, you need panel level monitoring to o find the bad panels. But most systems monitor power at the system level, but as Google found out, that is that useful for detecting catastrophic failure, but not much else.
Knowing your consumption needs is the primary key to a successful backup power plan. If your black outs are frequent you might consider a more industrial solution with ample energy to run your entire household/business.
Wind energy has increased almost ten-fold in the last six years in Canada as governments seek ways to meet rising energy demand, reduce environmental impacts of electricity generation, and stimulate rural and industrial economic development.
The Smart Grid is destined to become a platform, much like the Internet is a platform. Once the Grid is in place other technologies, new feature sets, and capabilities will inevitably spring forth. There is no limit to the functionality that might emerge from this platform once the implementation and adoption is widespread.
Intersolar Europe, the world's largest solar industry exhibition, attracted 77,000 visitors and 2,280 exhibitors at its 2011 exhibition held in Munich, Germany. The exhibition, held between June 8 and 10, generated great excitement.
OPEL Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OPL) ("OPEL" or "the Company"), a leading global supplier of high concentration photovoltaic ("HCPV") solar panels, solar tracker systems and a semiconductor device and process developer, announces that OPEL is aware of no material change in the position of the Company that would result in the current decline in share price, apart from the uncertainty in the general economic environment.
Germany, the world's biggest PV market in 2010, reduced its incentives for solar energy at the beginning of 2011. The same happened in the case of the runner-up, Italy. At the same time, an industry boom occurred in the supply chain.
To maximize the lifetime of batteries and therefore save on maintenance costs, the PowerTracker system is the best choice.
Dates set for Maryland and Pennsylvania Trade Shows
Project will develop new opportunities for renewable heating and cooling of commercial buildings
Wowing jurors with its attention to detail, craftsmanship, and unusual energy visualization system, New Zealand (Victoria University of Wellington) received first place today in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Engineering Contest for its First Light house.
Sollega and Boots on the Roof have started a partnership. The Sollega InstaRack, a commercial flat roof solar racking system will be used in Boots on the Roof commercial solar PV courses starting this October in Fremont, California.
PanelClaw, a leader in solar mounting systems, announced today the addition of Suntech, Yingli Solar, Trina Solar, and Kyocera PV modules to its UL 2703 listing.
Peter Nieh, Managing Director of Lightspeed Ventures believes that the reaction to Solyndra's bankruptcy was overblown – as their investment Stion goes from strength to strength.
OPEL Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OPL) ("OPEL" or "the Company"), a leading global supplier of high concentration photovoltaic ("HCPV") solar panels, solar tracker systems and a semiconductor device and process developer, announces that OPEL has entered into a financing arrangement with Kodiak Capital Group, LLC ("Kodiak") to provide the Company up to $10 million of funding capacity (the "Facility Amount") in the form of an equity line of credit.
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