Ideal Power Receives Order for 1.5 MW of Its 30kW Power Conversion Systems

First Volume Order Received From Recently Announced System Integration Partner

Hive Energy opens regional headquarters in the Middle East

"Solar power in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has the potential to provide most of the country's electricity demand. Although a major oil producing country, the UAE is taking significant steps towards introducing solar power on a large scale."

JinkoSolar Supplies 49.8 MW of PV Modules for Mexico's Largest PV Plant

The solar PV plant ("Durango TAI") is the first PV solar plant in Mexico to be connected to the National Power System.

Pattern Energy's 200 MW Logan's Gap Wind Facility in Texas Starts Operation

Walmart to purchase majority of power at Pattern Energy's fourth operational wind facility in Texas

SunEdison and City of Fremont Unveil City's New Solar Canopy Systems

The solar systems are expected to generate enough energy to power almost 150 homes each year and avoid the emission of more than 500 tons of carbon dioxide annually.

Researchers develop cool way to improve solar cell efficiency

By Kelly Hodgkins for Digital Trends:   A team of engineers from Stanford University have invented a cool way to improve the performance of solar panel arrays. A new material that the team produced literally will lower the temperature of solar cells even while they are operating in full-strength sunlight. As the solar cells cool, their efficiency will rise, leading to significant gains in the amount of energy harvested from the sun.

Solar panel technology has improved by leaps and bounds, but the technology has a flaw that limits the efficiency of the system. The panels must face the sun to operate, but the heat from this exposure diminishes their ability to convert light into energy. The hotter they get, the less efficient they become. This issue has perplexed the industry for years, but the Stanford team may have discovered a material that can help dissipate this excess heat without affecting the operation of the solar array.

The solution, proposed by Stanford electrical engineering professor Shanhui Fan, research associate Aaswath P. Raman, and doctoral candidate Linxiao Zhu, uses a material that is able to capture and emit thermal radiation (heat) away from the solar call. While deterring heat buildup, the thin, patterned silica material does not block sunlight, allowing the photons to enter the solar panel where they are converted to energy. It’s a win-win situation, allowing the free flow of sunlight and the removal of excess heat from the system.  Cont'd...

OleumTech Launches IO MAX Wireless Transmitter At ASGMT 2015

The Most Flexible Multi-I/O Wireless Transmitter in the Industry

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $175 MILLION IN AWARDS FOR FIVE NEW CLEAN ENERGY PROJECTS

Wind, Biogas-to-Power, Fuel Cell and Hydroelectric Large Scale Renewable Projects to Add Clean Energy to State's Electric Grid

UGE, JLL and Blue Sky Plan to Bring Solar to Rooftops Across China

Offering affordable and sustainable solar energy through the use of power purchase agreements (PPA).

JuiceBox Energy Partners with San Jos through City's Innovative Demonstration Partnership Program

Demonstration Partnership project is an 18-month pilot program created by San Jos to take innovations and smart product ideas and plug them into networks and places.

SolarWindow to Broaden Market Reach with Expanded Product Line for Generating Electricity on Glass

Latest SolarWindow products to turn existing commercial glass on tall towers into electricity generating windows -- no replacement required.

SolarMax Technology Endorses SEIA's New Business Code for the Solar Industry

Solar Energy Industries Association Sets the Standard for Transparency and Integrity for Nearly 200,000 Workers in the Solar Industry

ClearWorld and MiaSol Enter Multi-MW, International Sole Supplier Agreement

ClearWorld LLC, an alternative energy system solution provider, and MiaSol have entered into an exclusive Multi-MW agreement in which MiaSol will be the sole supplier of flexible, lightweight solar panels for ClearWorld's unique LED lighting system, RETROFLEX®. "MiaSol's unique cell design and flexible module enables a host of non-standard applications." said Dr. Jeff Zhou, MiaSol CEO, "We are very excited to see our technology used in such an innovative and game-changing application as the ClearWorld RETROFLEX LED Light."

Evaluating the Case for Module-Level Shutdown

An Increase in Safety or the Creation of Perceived Danger?

IoT and Solar Energy

Because solar installations can operate anywhere there is cellular service available, AT&T is a perfect technology provider for the wireless connectivity needs of solar companies.

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