Panasonic Photovoltaic Module Achieves World's Highest Energy Conversion Efficiency of 23.8% at Research Level

Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has achieved a photovoltaic module conversion efficiency of 23.8% (aperture area: 11,562 cm2) at research level, a major increase over the previous world record for crystalline silicon-based photovoltaic modules.

Warren Buffett Downplays His Battle With Elon Musk in Nevada Over Solar Power

Joe Carmichael for Inverse:  Buffett, in an interview with CNBC on Monday, responded to viewer questions about this clash (a clash that Bloomberg Business intensified with a cover story): two viewers asked why Buffett’s companies are preventing and deterring net metering in Nevada. Buffett responded: “We don’t have a problem with net meters, and we’re the leading in renewables in the country among regulated utilities. The [unintelligible] we do not want our million-plus customers that do not have solar to be buying solar at 10 and a half cents when we can turn it out for them at 4 and a half cents or buy it at 4 and a half cents. So, we do not want the non-solar customers, of whom there are over a million, to be subsidizing the 17,000 solar customers. Now, solar customers are subsidized through the Federal Government — as we are, with our wind and solar operations ourselves. … “In Nevada, [Musk's company, SolarCity] had an arrangement for a very limited number of people — and the public utility commission decides this — they had an arrangement where the utility had to pay way above market for solar produced by these 17,000 homes, and that —“ The interviewer interrupted to clarify: “For instance, if I have solar electricity that I’m producing, that’s more than I need, I can sell it back to you…”   Cont'd...

Welcome to BGS Solar Summit & Expo

Call for Papers is still open at BGS Solar Summit & Expo that would take place in a sunny city of Nice, France, 28-29th of September 2016

Deutsche Windtechnik takes over all offshore maintenance contracts from Dutch construction company Ballast Nedam N.V.

Deutsche Windtechnik AG has finalised an asset deal with the listed construction company Ballast Nedam N.V.; with immediate effect, the foundations and cables for the offshore wind farms Westermeerwind in the IJsselmeer and Butendiek, Luchterduinen and Prinses Amalia Wind Farm in the North Sea will be maintained by Deutsche Windtechnik.

Cyclotron Road Announces the Selection of its Second Cohort of Innovators

Berkeley Lab program continues innovative effort to spur technology development

AlsoEnergy Partners with Survey Digital for Sales, Installations, and Support in EMEA Region

For AlsoEnergy, the top selling independent monitoring provider for commercial PV in North America, this partnership is an opportunity to extend international coverage for sales and support.

Uber Energies and MiaSol Enter Sales Representative Agreement

Uber Énergies in Montreal, Quebec has entered into a representation agreement with MiaSol in which Uber Energies will represent MiaSol in the Canadian market, as well as certain special channels into which Uber Energies has distinct relationships and access.

Solar Thermal Fluids - Why It Is So Important To Choose The Right Fluid

The most popular fluid used in CSP plants is the eutectic mixture of BDO. This fluid has a high operating temperature (up to 400 degrees Celsius), a low viscosity and good thermal stability.

Why is now is the Time to Install Solar Panels?

With the reduction in the government Feed in Tariff, now is the time to act when thinking of installing solar panels.

SolarEdge launches commercial Inverter solution in Japan

The SolarEdge commercial solution consist of small and light-weight three-phase commercial inverters, sized 24.75kW and 33.3kW for both low and medium voltage connection, P600 and P700 power optimizers, and a cloud-based, module-level monitoring platform. By maximizing power harvesting from each module, enabling longer strings, enhanced safety, and lower O&M costs, the SolarEdge DC optimized inverter solution improves the lifetime value of commercial systems.

skytron energy gains foothold in Japanese market with 20 MW win

Meet skytron energy at PV Expo in Tokyo on March 3, 2016 at session PV-8

Siemens to install 54-megawatt onshore wind power plant in western Turkey

Kinik wind farm located on Turkey's west coast near city of Izmir 17 direct drive wind turbines each with 3.2 megawatt (MW) capacity 10-year service agreement included

Low Irradiance in 2015 Impacts Solar Projects in Southern States

Vaisala annual performance study illustrates effects of anomalous weather on Texas and other emerging U.S. solar markets

NORVENTO STARTS SHOREHAM SITE CONSTRUCTION

Spanish medium wind manufacturer begins construction on pioneering twin turbine site at Shoreham Port, creating a model for on-site wind energy consumption

Delta's Solar Tracking Solution Contributes to Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project

A key part of the electricity generation operation, Delta's solar tracking solution offers industry leading performance and pointing accuracy to help synchronize and manage over 10,000 tracking mirrors, called heliostats.

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