Panasonic Announces New Elite Tier of Residential Solar Installer Program

New tier offers perks including priority access to new products and special pricing

Switching To A Central Database

There is a higher possibility of data breaches, hacking and the leakage of sensitive information. Apart from this major security problem, depending on multiple databases also increases complexity, cost and compatibility with the company's operational system.

ACORE Statement on the American Energy Innovation Act

Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy

AWEA: Wind Energy Now Top Source of Renewable Electricity

Wind energy is now the top source of renewable electricity generation in the country according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, surpassing hydroelectric generation in 2019 for the first time in history. Annual wind generation totaled 300 million megawatt hours (MWh) in 2019, exceeding hydroelectric generation by 26 million MWh.

RPCS Strengthens Partnership with Today's Power, Inc. With 2020 Pipeline

The projects, totaling more than 5MW DC, will be supplied and installed in partnership with RPCS. All will feature DuraTrack® HZ v3 single-axis solar trackers by Array Technologies. Array's mounting technology keeps the modules following the sun on its course throughout the day, ensuring up to a 20 to 25% increase in energy production over fixed-tilt systems.

Trina Solar launches 500W+ ultra-high-power new modules, setting new benchmark for era of PV 5.0

Based on the 210mm large-size silicon wafer and monocrystalline PERC cell, the new modules come replete with several innovative design features allowing high power output of more than 500Wp and module efficiency up to 21%, consolidating the Company's leadership and embracing a new era of PV 5.0.


The key market drivers are photovoltaic (PV) power plants - utility-scale installations with more than one megawatt (MW) of capacity. There are clear trends not just in installation size, but also in the latest technologies.

Highest offshore wind load factors recorded since 2015

Latest research from Cornwall Insight highlights that as a result of the elevated wind speeds experienced in January onshore wind load factors averaged 42% for the month, and older offshore sites (pre-2016) reached an average of 52%.

Breakthrough: thin-film solar cells generate as much energy as traditional solar cells for the first time

5 million euro project makes thin-film solar cells competitive with traditional solar cells

Wärtsilä technology enables Graciólica to increase the use of renewables from 15% to 65% in the Azores

The technology group Wärtsilä has completed the delivery of an island grid energy solution on Graciosa in the Azores. The order for Graciólica, announced in January 2018, is a project by HowardScott. It was placed by Portuguese project company Graciolica Lda and supported by its majority shareholder, Denmark based Recharge A/S. The inauguration of the Graciosa Hybrid Renewable Power Plant took place on Graciosa on 20 February 2020. The purpose of the island grid is to reduce diesel fuel consumption and maximise renewable energy for the over 4,000 island inhabitants. The use of renewables will be increased from 15% to 65% with Wärtsilä's new technology solution.

Alectris and Profergy to streamline solar portfolios in Australia with ACTIS ERP

Solar assets in Australia set to benefit from Alectris' innovative asset care software solution Alectris, the global asset care innovation provider for the solar industry, has collaborated with Profergy, a specialist integrator of software solutions for the renewable sector, to bring its ACTIS ERP product to the Australian market for the first time. With decades of software integration experience, Profergy will represent Alectris to provide sales and deployment of ACTIS ERP for local customers.

LONGi strengthens presence in Mexico with 191MW Pachamama PV power plant

Invested by French solar energy firm Neoen, the Pachamama photovoltaic power plant, located in the state of Aguascalientes in central Mexico, has a total installed capacity of 375MW, of which 191MW is deployed by LONGi. The plant was completed and handed over to Neoen in January 2020.

Navigant Research Report Shows Pairing Wind with Energy Storage Is Critical for Renewable Energy Future

Wind plus storage projects offer similar benefits as solar plus storage projects but are far less established

Clenergy Passes DUNS Registered™ Supplier Capability Evaluation (Manufacturing)

Clenergy has passed the DUNS Registered™ Supplier Capability Evaluation (Manufacturing), rated at 5A1.

AWEA Wind Project O&M and Safety Conference 2020

Natural Power will be at AWEA Wind Project O&M and Safety Conference which takes place at the Hotel Del Corondo, California, on February 26 and 27, 2020.

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