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Designing PV Systems with Energy Storage

For the third installment in our Solar + Storage series, we'd like to highlight a recent webinar hosted by ATA Insights about designing PV systems with energy storage in the Americas.

Energy Drone Coalition Releases Inaugural "Drones in the Energy Industry" Benchmark Survey Results

This first study precisely details how drones in the energy industry are a powerful tool with massive room for growth still ahead.

Utility Solar Project in Riverside County, California

Sunpin Solar, who earned Solar Power World’s distinction as a 2018 Top Five Solar Developer in the United States, constructed the ground-mounted project in Mecca, California.

Surf City Goes to Clean Energy Storage

The City of Huntington Beach will announce a partnership with Stem, an AI for energy storage company, that will help them lower their customers energy bills and contribute to the cities sustainability initiatives.

A Battery for Hire: AC Vs. DC Coupling for Solar + Energy Storage Projects

Although the phrase “solar + storage” is thrown around in energy circles frequently, little attention is usually given to what kind of solar + storage people are actually referring. Generally speaking, solar + storage can be configured in three possible ways

Want sustained solar growth? Just add energy storage.

Solar resources will need to provide firm, flexible energy commitments even when the sun goes down, as well as critical grid services like frequency regulation and spinning reserves to stabilize the grid.

What is Energy Sprawl?

Energy sprawl is the product of the total amount of energy produced annually and the land-use concentration of production. Basically, this means the amount of energy that can be produced in a given amount of space.

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Solar Tariffs Hold Back Q3 Installations, Scramble Project Timelines As Procurement Pipeline Booms

For the first time since 2015, quarterly additions of utility-scale solar photovoltaics (PV) fell below 1 gigawatt (GW), highlighting the impact of the tariffs and the uncertainty surrounding them in late 2017 and early 2018.

ENERGY STORAGE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY AS A SYSTEM: THE ENERGY FUTURE AS A BUSINESS MODEL

The potential offered by these large-scale storage systems is particularly clear when they are used in conjunction with PV, because solar power is becoming ever more affordable thanks to the continuously falling prices of PV systems.

"Sun in a box" would store renewable energy for the grid

Design for system that provides solar- or wind-generated power on demand should be cheaper than other leading options.

Alternative Energy - News Headlines

Four Companies Selected for First GCxN Cleantech Accelerator

Global Roster Selected for Inaugural Shell GameChanger™ Accelerator to Move Toward the Energy Grid of the Future

SMA's CORE1 Commercial Solution Now Features SMA Smart Connected

Smart Inverter Capabilities and Leading Safety Features Offer Ideal Solution

Conti Solar, National EPC Services Firm, Closes 2018 With 650 MW of Solar Projects Completed or Underway

Closing out a banner year, Conti Solar works with some of the most recognized utilities and Fortune 500 companies.

Daqo New Energy's New Phase 3B Facility Reaches Full Production Capacity Ahead of Schedule

With Phase 3B currently running at full production capacity, a power purchase agreement with the local electric utility will reduce the Company's electricity rates by approximately 18% from previous levels.

Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Continues to Break Records in 2018

Corporate renewable energy procurement has set a new single-year record for new capacity of announced wind and solar deals in 2018, the Business Renewables Center (BRC), a membership program at Rocky Mountain Institute, reported today in its updated corporate-backed renewable energy procurement deal tracker.

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MORNINGSTAR - TriStar MPPT 600V

MORNINGSTAR - TriStar MPPT 600V

Morningstar's TriStar MPPT 600V charge controller leverages Morningstar's innovative TrakStar™ MPPT technology and our 20+ years of power electronics engineering excellence, to enable the widest input operating voltage range available from a solar array, wind turbine or hydro input. This controller's standard and DB versions are for off-grid applications, and the TR versions were developed to enable retrofitting grid-tied systems with battery backup.

Alternative Energy - Featured Company

Rolls Battery

Rolls Battery

Surrette Battery Company, the exclusive manufacturer of Rolls Battery, is one of North America's leading lead-acid battery manufacturers. Established in 1935, with a production facility in Salem, Massachusetts, Surrette Battery Company relocated to Canada in 1959 and is the Nation's only remaining independent battery manufacturer.