U.S. set to overtake South Korea in 2019 as world's largest grid-connected battery energy-storage market

By Camron Barati, senior analyst, solar and energy storageThe United States in 2019 will become the world's largest market for grid-connected battery energy storage, as solar-plus-storage and peaking capacity requirements drive increased procurement, according to IHS Markit.

Power Optimizers Match Infrared (IR) Imaging Capabilities at Finding Module Defects

Power optimizers have the advantage of finding and quantifying failures continuously during operation.

Can Renewables Be a Greener Alternative to Replace Fracking?

Even as fracking has reduced the cost of natural gas, improvements in renewable energy technologies have brought their costs down to be cost-competitive with fossil fuels. In many cases, they can compete even without tax incentives in place.

New towers and hub heights for North America

Hybrid Towers from Max Bögl Wind AG are already known in Europe and Asia for their high hub heights. Now it's time for the US wind power industry to benefit from the modular tower concept as well.

Cemex Ventures invests in Energy Vault to support rapid deployment of energy store technology using concrete blocks

Energy Vault's breakthrough technology was inspired by pumped hydro plants that rely on the power of gravity and the movement of water to store and discharge electricity.

Renewable Energy in United States Has Exceeded Coal for the First Month Ever

The clean energy revolution of America is at a tilting point. A recent Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis report stated that the renewable energy sector in United States generated more clean energy in April than power plants using coal.

Pointers for Successful Inclusion of Solar Home Systems as Power Backup Support in Rural and Small Towns of India

Enhancing access to reliable power would mean improving transmission infrastructure and electricity production capacities. Both these initiative would demand investments and a considerable timeline.

The smarter E AWARD, Intersolar AWARD and ees AWARD winners were chosen

• The smarter E AWARD 2019: Recognizing groundbreaking projects for the new energy world • Intersolar AWARD 2019: Honoring innovations in solar technology • ees AWARD 2019: Innovative products and solutions win prestigious industry prize

Stainless steel lends long life to Merkur wind farm structure

With offshore wind farms like Merkur expected to generate energy over an operating life of 25 years, operation and maintenance typically accounts for 15-25 percent of their total lifecycle cost.

How to Design a Solar Power System

Designing a solar power system isn't as easy as just slapping a few panels on the roof and calling it a day. What do you need to take into account when designing a solar power system?

Talking Single-axis Tracker with Kevin Ward, RBI Solar

RBI's Sunflower single-axis tracker is designed and engineered to meet the project development challenges of topography and maximized PV density. The system has an articulating table design, which accommodates undulating North/South slope tolerances up +/- 10%

Electric Vehicles: IDTechEx Research Forecasts $2.6 Trillion Market, Many New Sectors

olor changing cars, ones with energy storage bodywork, light-emitting glass that darkens at a touch? All have been demonstrated. Supercapacitor buses charging in 10 seconds?

Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Takeaways

Being a juror is an amazing experience. It is heartening to see how thoughtful the teams were in their designs. The students included innovative approaches to achieve the design goals and some created models to show off their design.

Top Mobile Apps for Solar Installers

Mobile technology has shown its prominence in the solar industry, where inverter manufacturers develop their own digital user experiences for PV owners eager to monitor the health of their systems.

Toward 100% Clean Energy: Two Million Solar Strong and Growing

Today, IREC proudly joins the collective voice of advocates and industry celebrating a milestone we have worked for 37 years to witness: two million solar installations now in the U.S.

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