Microgrids in Sub-Saharan Africa

We were thrilled to announce last month that our first two microgrid solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, outfitted with the innovative new Renewvia mobile payment platform, were successfully up and running on the Islands of Ndeda and Ringiti in Kenya's Lake Victoria region.

Importance of Energy Efficient Lighting for On-Site Work

Technologies that enable more energy efficient lighting are now widely available. Management and maintenance of lighting equipment can also help make it more efficient.

Can Solar Panels Be Recycled?

If you anticipate your solar company to thrive for the next two decades, it's time to begin thinking about the responsibility we have to ensure modules stay out of our nation's landfills.

O&M Considerations for Residential and C&I Rooftop Solar

This white paper aims to provide an overview of the US utility rooftop solar market, and the main challenges it faces in terms of O&M

How Does Heat Affect Solar Inverters?

Inverters, like all semiconductor-based equipment, are sensitive to overheating and, in general, operate best at cooler temperatures, while suffering power losses and damage at higher internal temperatures.

What Are the Benefits of a National Energy Grid?

Whether it's saving every electricity customer money or hardening our infrastructure against climate change, it's hard to imagine another project right now that looks as appealing, practical and unifying as developing a national energy grid.

When Cars Think for Us: Autonomous Vehicles and the Role of Energy Storage

In this article, I discuss the primary reasons why autonomous vehicles are emerging, what factors go into developing self-driving cars, and how energy storage is a vital part of autonomous vehicle design.

How to Lower Customer Acquisition Costs

Gone are the days of block walking and door knocking for new customers or paying for old leads. Instead, social media and customer generated reviews are lowering the cost of getting local and interested prospects asking about solar.

Case Study: Increasing Solar Inspection Efficiency with Drones

Comparing drone inspection time to relevant manual inspections across the 4 sites, we saw an increase in inspection efficiency of 97%. On a per MWdc basis, cost savings due to efficiency gains ranged from $1074 to $1717 per MW, for an average of $1254/MW cost savings.

Are Sulfur Flow Batteries the Answer?

In a flow battery, both the anode and cathode are liquid electrolytes. The anode in this case is sulfur dissolved in water, while the cathode is an aerated liquid salt solution that takes up and releases oxygen.

The Race for Battery Manufacturing Capacity: Ultra-Fast Charging Potential

Speculation on what the loss of control of battery manufacturing capacity could mean for western nations is rife. From limited access to affordable and sustainable EV's due to lack of battery supply, to potential loss of control over the critical resource of energy storage.

Talking SPI with NEXTracker

Booth #3014 - TrueCapture™ is an intelligent, self-adjusting tracker control system that increases typical PV power plant energy by up to 6%.

Talking SPI with Rolls Battery

Booth #3722 - We will be showcasing our most popular flooded, AGM & GEL models used primarily in residential-scale off-grid applications as well as larger-scale commercial backup and off-grid projects

Talking SPI with Shoals Technologies Group

Shoals will be showcasing our BLA, which is widely being adopted by leading EPC's globally for its ease of installation and construction labor savings.

Talking SPI with LG Solar

Booth #2638 - A number of industry-leading LG Solar innovations will be showcased at SPI 2018, led by two key products in the famous LG NeON family

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