New technology puts solar power to work all night long

ScienceDaily:  Energy storage is crucial for taking full advantage of solar power, which otherwise suffers interruptions from cloudy skies and nightfall. In the past few years, concentrating solar power plants have begun producing additional electricity at night and during peak demand periods by using stored heat energy to propel a steam turbine.

Current thermal energy storage systems rely on materials that store less energy per kilogram, requiring more material at a greater cost to meet energy storage requirements.

Now, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory have designed an inexpensive thermal energy storage system that will be significantly smaller and perform more than 20 times better than current thermal systems.  Cont'd...

WINAICO solar panels power naval facility in Mechanicsburg

WINAICO supplies to 25 kW grid-tied ground mount system for NSA in Mechanicsburg, PA.

Today meets tomorrow as HUBER+SUHNER showcases major solutions for energy networks at WindEnergy Hamburg

Leading international manufacturer of components and systems for optical and electrical connectivity, HUBER+SUHNER, is to demonstrate its solutions for intelligent energy networks at WindEnergy Hamburg, taking place September 27-30.

GEM Energy appoints new managers

GEM Energy, of the Rudolph Libbe Group, has added two new managers: Nick Hammond, business process and risk manager; and Jessica Tyler, solar business development manager.

SPI 2016 - Unirac, Inc. to Unveil New Products to the ROOFMOUNT Product Portfolio - RM5 and RMDT at the 2016 Solar Power International Trade Show

Unirac is excited to announce the expansion of our ROOFMOUNT product line, to include a 5 DEGREE (RM5) and 8 DEGREE DUAL TILT (RMDT) option. Unirac's flat roof commercial products are designed to maximize profitability at every step.

SPI 2016 - OMRON Selects Ampt DC Optimizers for Integrated Residential Solar Power Solution

New Offering Brings Cost, Performance and Rapid Shutdown Advantages to Customers

SPI 2016 - OutBack Power and HiQ Solar Introduce the ProHarvest Line for Commercial Solar Installations

A joint development between the Silicon Valley solar innovator and the industry leader in off-grid, hybrid and energy storage systems provides assurance, bankability for commercial solar projects

SPI 2016 - Orange ButtonSM Leaders Meet at Solar Power International

Industry leaders will discuss how they are simplifying solar data

SPI 2016 - LG SOLAR SHOWCASES AWARD-WINNING CELL TECHNOLOGY, NEW MODULES AT SOLAR POWER INTERNATIONAL

LG Demonstrates Industry Leadership with Award-Winning Bi-Facial Cell Technology, Commercial Grade Modules

Survey Reveals Projections for Lower Wind Energy Costs

The cost of producing electricity via wind power is expected to fall 24-30 percent by 2030 and 35-41 percent by 2050, according to a survey of the world's foremost wind power experts. Cost reductions are anticipated as a function of continued advancements in wind energy technology.

ERC Starting Grant to revolutionize the efficiency, cost and stability of thin-film solar cells

Imec, Europe's top nanoelectronics research center and Hasselt University, today announce that one of their scientists has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant. The grantee is Bart Vermang, researcher at IMOMEC, imec's associated lab at the Hasselt University.

NABCEP Requests Input on PV Installation Professional Credentials

A Survey has been released for input on the update of the PV Installation Professional Certification Program and development of three new Specialty Credentials

Alternative Energy Project Financing

If storage costs can demonstrate price reductions comparable to what we've experienced with wind and solar, storage will be a big part of the story.

SPI 2016 - National PV Recycling Program Aims at Discontinuing Disposal of Panels in Landfills

Working alongside major solar manufacturers and installer-developers including First Solar, SunPower and Trina Solar, SEIA has established a state-of-the-art network of cost-effective recyclers that can responsibly manage PV waste and end-of-life disposal of PV panels.

SPI 2016 - SunLink CEO to Discuss Future of U.S. Solar Industry at Solar Power International

Company's engineering leadership also featured in conference session on solar project longevity

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