Interested in Community Solar? New SEIA/CCSA Guide is for You.

SEIA/CCSA Release First-Of-Its-Kind Residential Consumer Guide to Community Solar

Intersolar - SMART RENEWABLE ENERGY PAVES THE WAY FOR THE GLOBAL ENERGY TRANSITION

The digitalization of the energy sector is the next major milestone on the road to a global energy transition. The primary aim is to effectively integrate renewable energies into the grid in order to match supply and demand in an intelligent way. Intersolar Europe, the world's leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners, and ees Europe 2016, the continent's largest exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, were dedicated to this new energy world.

The 21st century to be the solar photovoltaic century

• IRENA expects PV capacity between 1,760 and 2,500 GW by 2030 • EU PVSEC 2016 with 334 oral and 719 visual presentations again the largest top-level scientific conference in PV • Participants from 73 countries

Tesla applies for 6 new trademarks to sell solar energy under the 'Tesla' brand

Fred Lambert  for Electrek:  Last week, Elon Musk announced his plan for Tesla to acquire SolarCity and fold the solar installer’s operations into Tesla’s own business. The offer is still contingent on board approval and shareholder votes at both companies,  but Electrek has now learned that the automaker is going ahead with trademark applications to sell solar products under its ‘Tesla’ brand.

According to trademark filings obtained by Electrek, Tesla’s trademark and copyright attorney at Cooley LLP, Ariana Hiscott, filled 6 new trademark applications for the company on June 22nd – the day Tesla announced the offer.

The trademarks applications range from solar cells and solar modules:  “Solar energy equipment, namely, photo-voltaic solar modules for converting electronic radiation to electrical energy; and equipment for use in collecting and converting solar into electricity, namely, solar cells and inverters.”

To the installation and repair of solar panels:  “Installation, maintenance and repair of solar panels and other equipment for use in converting solar energy into electricity; installation of solar energy systems and consulting related thereto.”

It also covers the monitoring of solar energy generation and the financing of solar installations.  All applications are for the trademark “Tesla”.  Cont'd...

Powin Energy Receives Patent for Battery Pack Operating System Used in Energy Storage and EV Fast-Charging Stations

Operating system improves safety and functionality while adding visibility into the health of storage systems

New SMART Wind Roadmap Aims to Expand U.S. Wind Turbine Manufacturers' Reach

Through the consensus-based roadmapping process, the SMART Wind Consortium has linked together more than 2 dozen distributed wind energy equipment manufacturers

PVinsights: Multi-crystalline cell price slumps to record low

Multi-crystalline cell price falls consecutively this week, closing at historical low this week. As the demand freezes in China after the installation rush comes to the end, multi-crystalline solar cell makers have seen sharp order declines from Chinese PV module makers. For most of multi-crystalline cell markers who heavily rely on Chinese orders, they have to offer more competitive price in order to get rid of the excess stockpiles and compete to secure the orders. Moreover, the oversupply situation should worsen as most multi-crystalline cell makers still maintain at full productions and have no intention on curtailing production.

Power players confirm commitment to COP21 promises

POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe welcomes largest footfall in four years

Landmark North American Climate Pledge to Spur Rapid Solar Growth, Job Creation

Following is a comment by Tom Kimbis, acting president of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the agreement by the United States, Mexico and Canada to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by relying on clean energy sources for 50 percent of electricity generation by 2025:

PURPA Must Continue to Support Fairness, Competition and Clean Energy in Electricity Markets

Following is a comment by Christopher Mansour, vice president of federal affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the need to maintain the pro-solar provisions of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).

SolarWorld chosen, recommended most by installers in U.S. market, research shows

New SolarWorld video highlights U.S. installers' passion about SolarWorld brand

Yaskawa - Solectria Solar Adds Premium Features and Options to Advanced String Combiners

Yaskawa - Solectria Solar, the leading U.S. commercial PV inverter manufacturer, announced today that premium features and options have been added to its DISCOM and ARCCOM string combiner lines. The combiners have gone through Highly Accelerated Lifetime Testing (HALT) guaranteeing all components are carefully vetted for highest reliability. They offer utility-scale and large commercial PV designers the design flexibility needed in combiners. These string combiners have already been used in multiple utility-scale projects in the United States from 30-100MW.

Freudenberg's Accumulators help Balance Demand for More Reliable Wind Power

Freudenberg has worked in close collaboration with wind turbine manufacturers to address conditions such as temperature, friction, fluid resistance and wear with a portfolio of accumulators and sealing products that extend the durability of the drive systems inside these giant power generators.

General Membrane and MiaSol Announce a Strategic Partnership Agreement

The MiaSol FLEX module has several features that make it ideal for General Membrane's waterproof membranes. In addition to its high efficiency rating, the low weight of the module (<2.9kg/m2) allows installation on roofs that cannot support the weight of traditional glass solar panels.

Elechs Kyokuto and Ampt Partnership Brings DC String Optimizers to Japan's PV Market

DC String Optimizers Lower Costs and Increase Performance of Mega Solar PV Systems

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