A Danish Wind Turbine Maker Harnesses Data in a Push to Stay Ahead

Stanley Reed for The New York Times:  A project to install hundreds of wind turbines in the Fosen peninsula area of Norway at one point was shelved as unfeasible. The strong breezes that whip off the sea can shift and swing unpredictably, while the soaring cliffs and steep drop-offs create turbulence that wears out expensive equipment.

The venture was rescued with a lot of help from the mathematical calculations of Vestas Wind Systems, a Danish wind power company.  Vestas used data to figure out how to use more powerful turbines for the project, and precisely where to place them. That meant the utility developing the facility could buy fewer turbines, helping cut costs and balancing the economics of the $1.2 billion project.

The company is at the forefront of efforts to make wind a competitive source of energy, rather than just a subsidized experiment. In doing so, it has become a model for the renewables industry, which has struggled at times to remain viable while facing cuts to government subsidies and volatile oil and gas prices.  Vestas understands the fickleness of the renewable energy business.  Cont'd...

SPI 2016 - Morningstar Will Feature The New ProStar MPPT™ & Ethernet MeterBus Converter™ At Solar Power International 2016

At Booth 367 during the Solar Power International Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV from September 13-15, Morningstar Corporation will showcase its complete portfolio of solar charge controllers, inverters and accessories including the new ProStar MPPT and Ethernet MeterBus Converter.

SPI 2016 - Don't Miss The Solar Power International Show

This show is ideal for solar installers, contractors, commercial builders, utility companies, smart home builders, engineering firms and product developers. Of course, anytime is a good time to visit Vegas. So, don't miss this show.

Q2 2016 Deal Volume Comparison

Overall, solar companies categorized as wafer/ingot producers experienced the strongest margin performance over the last year, while each sector exhibited certain levels of improvement.

Industry Report Breaks Down New Wind Energy Projects and the Top Wind Energy Companies in 2015

Energy Acuity's 2015 Wind Energy Report Examines New Operating Capacity, Wind Energy Projects, and the Top Developers Involved.

Intersolar South America: Record Numbers to Attend Sao Paulo Solar Energy Exhibition

Doors open again to the 4th Intersolar South America at Expocenter Norte Sao Paulo, August 18: 176 exhibitors from 12 countries will attend this year's Intersolar South America - a year-on-year rise of 60%. The exhibition area has even doubled.

PVinsights: Beleaguered Solar Risks More Pain amid Overcapacity

Global panels are recorded at new lows as evidence of uneven supply and demand in the biggest solar market fuels pessimism that it continues to deteriorate the oversupply further by way of additional capacity and the demand weakness by the restricted FIT policy. Nevertheless, the drop of solar panel prices this week is more tenderly this week due to the limited declines in the Chinese and Indian markets. As 2nd tier Chinese module makers have dominated the prices disruption in China, India, and the emerging countries, where no punitive tariffs were enforced, the module prices have slumped more than 5% in the past three weeks. The flexibility for Chinese module makers to offer slashed prices has become less after the sharp fall, resulting the solar panel prices in China and India decline more slightly this week.

Guangzhou Felicity Solar Technology Co., Ltd

Guangzhou Felicity Solar Technology Co., Ltd was located in Baiyun Area Guangzhou, China. Felicitysolar was a high-tech new energy enterprise with research and development、production、project design and installation guidance and after-sale service.

ORENDA ENERGY REVEALS PLANS TO RAISE US$25 MILLION TO CREATE 100 TURBINE UK WIND FARM

Wind turbine manufacturer Orenda Energy Solutions is seeking to raise US$25million through a series of US investment banks as it embarks on a programme of expansion to build its own distributed wind farm across the UK.

U.S. Battery Helps Homeowner Build An Efficient Off-Grid System

U.S. Battery engineers help a homeowner build an efficient Solar System with batteries that can provide 11 amp-hours of total power for all his appliances to run 24/7.

SMA is First Manufacturer to Achieve UL 1741 SA Certification for Smart Solar Inverters

Enhanced Sunny Boy TL-US Addresses Critical Need for APS Solar Partner Program

SPI 2016 - Solar FlexRack to Exhibit at Solar Power International 2016

Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting solutions, is joining a robust list of more than 600 exhibitors at Solar Power International, September 12-15 in Las Vegas, NV.

Fronius Expands Presence in the United States

Fronius shows a strong commitment to the growing US solar market and expands its US presence with an office in the Bay Area. Just recently opened, the new Fronius location accommodates Product Management, R&D and Technical Sales.

SolarCity to develop roofs made of solar cells

Lucas Mearian for ComputerWorld:  Five million roofs are replaced each year in the U.S., so instead of simply swapping out old shingles with new ones, why not turn the whole roof into a solar power generator that's integrated with your home's electrical utility?

That is SolarCity's plan for a new product it expects to begin producing next year, according to statements made during the company's second-quarter earnings calllast week.

During the call, SolarCity Chief Technology Officer Peter Rive alluded to a new product that would be produced at the soon to open Buffalo, N.Y., solar panel manufacturing facility. Then SolarCity co-founder and Chairman Elon Musk interjected and said the product would be a solar roof, "as opposed to a [solar] module on a roof."  Cont'd...

Silicor Materials and AM Technical Solutions Close $8.9M USD Project Management Contract

Solar silicon producer hires leader in high tech building space to complete first commercial-scale facility in Iceland

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