PVinsights:Cooling global demand undermines solar prices

Both multi-crystalline and mono-crystalline modules extend the price slump this week amid the lingering weakness in global demand. In particular, the demand in China observes an obvious weakness, which results in inventory increasing for Chinese module makers. Hence, the solar panel price in China sees the continuous drop as Chinese module makers are trying to reduce the inventory level through the strategy of the price reduction. In Japan and India, due to slower demand, the escalating price competition from Chinese players drives the solar panel prices down.

National Hydraulic Torque Wrench Supplier Goes Global

AMG Bolting Solutions has submitted their equipment including hydraulic torque wrench, pneumatic wrenches, torque pumps to the Global Industrial that handle world wide distribution through eCommerce portal. It is now easy for the global buyer to buy from AMG Bolting Solutions without any hassle.

Eco Wave Power Aims World Leadership in Wave Energy

The Company Finalizes Installation in Gibraltar, Wins "Deal of the Year" Award by AI Magazine for Investment Round led by Pirveli, and Receives Nomination for "CEO of the Year" and" Excellence of the year in sustainability & Leadership" by IAIR Magazine

Empower Energies Launches the Developer Growth Engine™ Web Portal for Renewable Energy Project Developers

New online tool provides access to financing and other development resources for commercial and industrial distributed generation projects

PlugVolt Battery Seminar: July 26-28, 2016, Detroit (USA) - Early Bird Registration is Now Open!

A 3-day event with exclusive focus on fundamentals of electro-chemistry by Dr. Paul Gifford - an independent electrochemist - on Day 1, automotive applications on Day 2, and stationary utility/grid storage applications on Day 3. The event will also offer attendees an exclusive opportunity to join Ricardo and their industry partner A2Mac1 for a facility tour as they offer a behind-the-scenes look into their EV/Hybrid Analysis service that has already bench-marked more than 12 xEVs including Volkswagen e-Golf, BMW i3, Chevy Volt and Tesla Model S. For more information visit http://www.batteryseminars.com

What is Solid-State RF Energy?

Magnetrons will eventually be replaced by solid-state RF power amplifier modules and controllers within the following applications: industrial heating and drying, plasma generation, chemical processing, commercial cooking (restaurants, fast re-heat and thawing) and, last but not least, consumer microwave ovens.

Global Solar-PV Polysilicon Prices Rise, as China-US Trade Dispute Continues, IHS Says

U.S. polysilicon manufacturers have essentially lost access to China, while Asian countries have greatly benefited from their ability to increase market share there

GCUBE EXCEEDS 1GW OF INSURED IRISH WIND

Leading renewable energy underwriter supports growth of Irish wind industry both domestically and overseas

Tesla Discontinues 10-Kilowatt-Hour Powerwall Home Battery

Julia Pyper for GTM:  Tesla has quietly removed all references to its 10-kilowatt-hour residential battery from the Powerwall website, as well as the company’s press kit. The company's smaller battery designed for daily cycling is all that remains.

The change was initially made without explanation, which prompted industry insiders to speculate. Today, a Tesla representative confirmed the 10-kilowatt-hour option has been discontinued.

"We have seen enormous interest in the Daily Powerwall worldwide," according to an emailed statement to GTM. "The Daily Powerwall supports daily use applications like solar self-consumption plus backup power applications, and can offer backup simply by modifying the way it is installed in a home. Due to the interest, we have decided to focus entirely on building and deploying the 7-kilowatt-hour Daily Powerwall at this time."

The 10-kilowatt-hour option was marketed as a backup power supply capable of 500 cycles, at a price to installers of $3,500. Tesla was angling to sell the battery to consumers that want peace of mind in the event the grid goes down, like during another Superstorm Sandy. The problem is that the economics for a lithium-ion backup battery just aren’t that attractive.  Cont'd...

Solar Panels Grown on the Moon could Power Earth

Sarah Fecht for Popular Science:  Currently a high school senior in California, Lewis-Weber has just published a paper in the journal New Space with what he thinks could be the solution to the upcoming energy crisis: putting self-replicating solar panels in space. These solar panels would to build copies of themselves, autonomously, on the surface of the moon. Then they would enter Earth's orbit, collect the sun's energy, and wirelessly beam it to the ground.

That may sound like a crazy idea, but the notion of space-based solar power actually dates back several decades, to the 1970s oil crisis. It was set aside after oil prices went back down, but since then, two things have happened: One, the world has become a lot more desperate to solve climate change; and two, technological innovations have brought this crazy idea out of the realm of science fiction. The idea is gaining attention, and with some big investments, it's possible that space-based solar power could become a reality within a few decades.  Cont'd...

Solar Stik™, Inc. Enters Cooperative Venture With Fuel Cell Leader SFC Energy To Broaden Markets

Two power industry leaders have joined forces to better serve their customers and to bring hybrid portable power solutions to the broader marketplace.

Alevo to Deploy Largest Energy Storage System in Delaware

First commercial order for North Carolina Headquartered Energy Storage Provider

Obama administration opens up Long Island to offshore wind development

SCOTT WALDMAN for Politico:  The federal government has designated an 81,000-acre area off of Long Island for possible commercial offshore wind development.

The move by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Wednesday to open the federal waters 11 miles off of New York to major wind development projects will be a significant boost to the Cuomo administration’s aggressive climate policies. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will now conduct an environmental assessment, with a possible sale of leases to follow.

“New York has tremendous offshore wind potential, and today's milestone marks another important step in the President's strategy to tap clean, renewable energy from the Nation’s vast wind and solar resources,” U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said in a statement. “We will continue to work with the State and local stakeholders through a collaborative effort as we determine what places have the highest potential and lowest conflict to harness the enormous wind energy potential off the Atlantic seaboard.”  Cont'd...

Ideal Power to Commercialize and Market Next Generation Variable Frequency Drives Based on PPSA Technology

Successfully Demonstrates Superior Performance Over Legacy Technology

Gasification & Syngas Technologies Council Announces Free Second Year for New Members

The Gasification and Syngas Technologies Council (GSTC) has announced a special offer for new members: Join this year and get next year's membership for free. GSTC, the world's premier trade association for the syngas and gasification industries, is making the exclusive offer available on both levels of its membership.

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