SunLink and Ganges Internationale Enter Into Joint Venture for Solar Development in India

Targets 1.4GW of solar in next five years in India

Wind power fiercer than expected, study finds  University of Delaware researchers report in a new study that offshore wind may be more powerful, yet more turbulent than expected in the North Eastern United States.

The findings, published in a paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, could have important implications for the future development of offshore wind farms in the U.S., including the assessment of how much wind power can be produced, what type of turbines should be used, how many turbines should be installed and the spacing between each.

The study, led by Cristina Archer at UD and Brian Colle at Stony Brook University, analyzed historical data from 2003-2011 at the Cape Wind tower located near the center of Nantucket Sound off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and collected complementary data at the same location in 2013-2014.

Co-authors on the paper, titled "On the predominance of unstable atmospheric conditions in the marine boundary layer offshore of the U.S. northeastern coast," include UD professors Dana Veron and Fabrice Veron, and Matthew Sienkiewicz from Stony Brook.

The paper's main finding is that atmospheric conditions around Cape Wind are predominantly turbulent, or unstable, which is in stark contrast to prevailing data from European offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. European studies of offshore wind document that atmospheric conditions there are predominantly neutral— meaning neither too windy nor too still, but somewhere in the middle, with unstable wind conditions occurring only 20 percent of the time.  Cont'd...

PV and CSP installations to drive the global solar tracker market size to USD 7.54 billion by 2023

"Solar Tracker Market Size By Product (Dual Axis, Single Axis), By Technology (CPV, Solar PV, CSP), By Application (Utility, Non-utility), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Germany, Spain, China, India, Japan, Brazil), Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 - 2023"

Analysts Forecast Continued Growth in Floating Solar Panels Market

Floating Solar Panels Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Development Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 - 2024

Stem Project Finance Capacity Now Exceeds $350 Million with New Commitment from Starwood Energy for Up to $100 Million

Innovative financing model launched by Stem extends the company's lead with industry's most well-financed energy storage solution

Fronius Initiates Industry Standard for NEC 2017 Rapid Shutdown

Fronius believes that the best module-level rapid shutdown solutions are not single vendor solutions. Therefore, the string inverter manufacturer is driving industry standards and supporting industry innovation to drive down cost and allow customer choice.

Wind O&M unlocks new MWs

With O&M costs accounting for close to a quarter of the lifetime running expenses of wind turbines, industry sentiment has shifted dramatically in recent times.


Significant investment in consumer education required

PVinsights: China drives solar crash

Solar panel prices plunge seriously this week, due to the price competition expanding globally. The fragile and uncertain installation backdrop and policy shocks are all contributing to a softer demand environment as well as the solar prices. In China, as Chinese module makers have already stung by China demand woes, face mounting pain as growing inventories leave many companies starve for cash. The record low bidding prices for power plants in China are the evidence that Chinese module makers are striving to secure the limited orders. Furthermore, in order to meet the shipment target in 3Q, Chinese module makers have expanded their battlefield from China to other major solar markets, especially in the US, Japan, India, and Euro. Since the 2nd tier Chinese module makers target at regions with no punitive tariff enforced, especially in India and Japan, solar panel prices remain pressured as they continue to dump excessive inventories out of China.


KAHULUI, MAUI, HAWAII: Award winning technology innovator HNu Photonics celebrated its 10th Anniversary earlier this year. Founder and CEO Dan O'Connell made a keynote address summarizing the firm's many achievements over its first decade.

SPI 2016 - Innovative Solar, Inc. Presents the Solar Industry's FIRST Rapid Shutdown® Combiner Box with Capacitor Discharge

The Combiner comes with optional AFCI and surge protection. Innovative Solar's PV powered combiners will accommodate single or multiple MPPTs. Ranging from 4 to 24 strings in grounded or ungrounded applications, this is the ideal product for commercial rooftops and ground mount applications.

San Diego Academy K-12 Chooses Baker Electric Solar for 139.65kW Solar System

Baker Electric Solar and San Diego Academy announce plans to install a 139.65kW solar system in Q4. The rooftop and carport installation will save the school more than $55,000 in energy costs in the first year alone.

Mitsubishi Corporation Invests in US Solar Energy Firm Nexamp

A number of notable changes have taken place in the US energy market in recent years. On the one hand, stricter environmental regulations have led to the closure of coal-fired power plants while the construction of new gas-fired plants has gained greater momentum thanks to the availability of cheaper sources such as shale gas.

IHS Markit Names Trina Solar, SunPower, First Solar, Hanwha Q-cells and Jinko Solar as Leaders in PV Module Supplier Scorecard 2016

Thirteen module manufacturing companies are ranked based on complete review of photovoltaic module supplier base

Floating solar power sector has "considerable" bank support

Mark Lammey  for EnergyVoice:  A major bank’s decision to throw its weight behind a floating solar power scheme shows the sector is rich with commercial potential, bosses at engineering consultancy OST Energy said.

OST acted as technical adviser for Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) during the early stages of the project to bring Europe’s largest floating photovoltaic solar project to financial close earlier this year.

The 6.3 Megawatt peak (MWp) array, installed by Lightsource Renewable Energy, is the first project of its kind to secure European bank financing.

It now provides a source of clean energy to water utilities company, Thames Water, on the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir west of London.

Thames Water will buy all energy generated by the project as part of a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Lightsource.  Cont'd...

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