Leading Solar Power and Clean Technology Companies to Hold Fire-Side Chats and Investor Meetings
Including a 30kW string inverter, 800kW central inverter, and 16 string combiner box with string level monitoring.
In a bold move being closely watched by utilities, environmentalists and the clean technology industry, California adopted the nation's first energy storage mandate for utilities Thursday. State regulators with the California Public Utilities Commission, meeting in Redding, unanimously approved Commissioner Carla Peterman's groundbreaking proposal that requires PG&E, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric to expand their capacity to store electricity, including renewable energy generated from solar and wind. "The decision lays out an energy storage procurement policy guided by three principals: optimization of the grid, integration of renewable energy and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions," said Peterman, a rising star who was appointed to the agency by Gov. Jerry Brown in late 2012. The state's three investor-owned utilities must collectively buy 1.3 gigawatts, or 1,325 megawatts, of energy storage capacity by the end of 2020--or roughly enough energy to supply nearly 1 million homes. The ambitious 1.3 gigawatts is a capacity target, because different storage technologies have different rates at which they can accept and discharge energy, and the mandate aims to be technology neutral.
Cloud-based commerce platform that simplifies solar supply chain one of ten finalists
"Small Wind Can Help Beat Big Energy Price Hikes"
The US shale gas hydraulic fracturing industry is expected to witness good growth over the next five yearsofferingabundant opportunities for the stakeholders.
Greenwood Biosar, a leading solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, announced today that has completed construction on one of Vermont's largest solar photovoltaic power plants, a 2.4MWp system, in Sheldon Springs, approximately 35 miles north of Burlington.
PV Evolution Labs Launches PV Module Vendor Qualification Program for Module Buyers, Project Investors and Module Manufacturers
PV Evolution Labs, the leading independent testing lab for PV modules and inverters, launched its formal Vendor Qualification Program for module manufacturers. The comprehensive program includes extended reliability / durability testing, pan files, LID testing, IAM coefficients, aand NOCT testing.
It Will Be Interesting To See Where It Takes Us…
Siemens Study: By 2030, worldwide power sector could cut CO2 emissions by amount equivalent to EU's total annual emissions
Global power demand set to rise by more than half again by 2030 ----- Power sector's CO2 emissions likely to rise by a quarter at the same time ----- Using natural gas instead of coal for power generation could even reduce emissions compared to today's levels ----- Dispensing with coal-fired power generation would prevent emissions of more than EU's total emissions
The Minister also highlighted that about $650 billion of new investment is planned or underway over the coming decade in hundreds of major resource projects in Canada.
Funding diversifies across the region as emerging LAC countries promote deployment and strengthen policy support
Rio Rancho Public Schools Unveils Solar Arrays Developed in Collaboration with Washington Gas Energy Systems, AMSOLAR and Conergy
Together they are expected to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions equal to taking 632 passenger cars off the road.
Average inverter prices now are set to decrease to $0.18 per watt in 2013, down from $0.22 per watt in 2012, according to the latest PV Inverter Market Tracker report from IHS.
US biodiesel industry set to produce more than 1.28 billion gallons in 2013 -----Biodiesel making a ‘significant contribution' to RFS-mandated 16.55 billion gallons of renewable fuel, says analyst
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