Robin talks bats at Scottish Renewables Annual Conference

Natural Power's Senior Environmental Consultant, Robin Cox, will present 'Optimising revenue under bat curtailment conditions' as part of the poster exhibition at the forthcoming Scottish Renewables Annual Conference in Edinburgh on 21st and 22nd March.

SEIA Urges Gov. Dayton to Veto Anti-Solar Legislation

Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the state legislature's passage of HF 234/SF 141:

Perceptual Robotics, Autonomous wind turbine inspection

SUAS News: ¬ ¬ Perceptual Robotics is applying leading edge autonomy concepts to industrial applications. ¬ Currently based in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, our passion is to bridge the divide between academia and industry. Perceptual Robotics is applying leading edge autonomy concepts to industrial applications. Currently based in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, our passion is to bridge the divide between academia and industry. ¬ Through our Innovate UK project, we will be developing a fully autonomous system for the intelligent, efficient and reliable inspection of wind turbines. ¬ Cont'd...

JinkoSolar Partners with CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital to Address US Commercial Solar Market

SolarPACETM is designed to maximize solar energy cash flow to commercial and industrial (C&I) property owners. CleanFund fully funds the installation of the system, while end users re-pay CleanFund through property taxes over terms as long as 30 years.

Yingli to Power the Largest Bifacial PV Plant in Europe

The project has started construction in the NThe project is located next to the headquarters of Tempress in Vaassen in the Netherlands and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2017. It is expected that the annual energy production of the project will exceed 400 MWh.etherlands

Bidding ends at $9 million for Kitty Hawk wind rights

Rights to develop offshore wind energy in an expanse of ocean real estate 24 nautical miles away from the North Carolina coast sold for $9 million today in an auction held by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). The winning bid was placed by Avangrid Renewables, which recently completed North Carolina's first land-based wind project.

New Version of T*SOL for the calculation of solar thermal systems

T*SOL 2017 enables its users to work with the program even more flexibly and, above all, to calculate and observe the system's economic efficiency more precisely, which is particularly important for commercial applications.

SMA Solar Technology Renews Investment in U.S.

Sales Group Names New Leaders, will Bring on New Talent and Debut Several Innovations in 2017

The Economics of Small Commercial Solar Projects

Solar projects can be a great investment for many businesses and offer a solid ROI, but it takes time and energy to put together a project that works for all the interested parties-the customer, the bank, and the installer.

Google: 4 out of 5 US homes have solar power potential

Steve Dent¬ for engadget: ¬ A five kilowatt rooftop solar installation¬ now costs¬ just $12,500 on average after tax credits, and pretty soon, installing one might soon be a matter of¬ re-tiling your roof. Whether it's right for you, however, depends in large part on how much sun your house gets. That's where Google's Project Sunroof comes in -- launched just two years ago, it has now surveyed over 60 million US buildings in 50 states. That means there's a good chance you can see the electricity production potential in your city, neighborhood and even specific house. Google calculates the amount of sunlight on your roof based on "3D modeling of your roof and nearby trees," weather patterns, the position of the sun in the sky during the year and shade from buildings, trees and other obstructions. That info is then converted to energy production "using industry standard models for solar installation performance," Google says. ¬ Cont'd...

Intersolar North America and ees North America Open Registration

Intersolar North America 2017 will be the event's 10th anniversary; registration now available on the Intersolar and ees North America websites

Sungrow Presented New Energy Storage Solutions at Energy Storage Europe

The new residential product features a lightweight turnkey design, making installation much faster. Also, it can be easily maintained through the remote monitoring technology and is compatible with mainstream types of batteries.

NEXTracker to Expand Manufacturing in India

Association with new Indian steel manufacturer reduces shipment time by up to 50 percent to support India's National Solar Mission

Scientists harness solar power to produce hydrogen from biomass

University of Cambridge via Biomass Magazine: ¬ Dr Moritz Kuehnel, from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, joint lead author on a new research paper published in Nature Energy, says: "Lignocellulose is nature's equivalent to armoured concrete. It consists of strong, highly crystalline cellulose fibres, that are interwoven with lignin and hemicellulose which act as a glue. This rigid structure has evolved to give plants and trees mechanical stability and protect them from degradation, and makes chemical utilisation of lignocellulose so challenging." The new technology relies on a simple photocatalytic conversion process. Catalytic nanoparticles are added to alkaline water in which the biomass is suspended. This is then placed in front of a light in the lab which mimics solar light. The solution is ideal for absorbing this light and converting the biomass into gaseous hydrogen which can then be collected from the headspace. The hydrogen is free of fuel-cell inhibitors, such as carbon monoxide, which allows it to be used for power. ¬ Full Article:

Blattner Energy Tops List of U.S. Installers of PV in 2016, IHS Markit Says

Megawatt-scale PV installations jumped by 125 percent from 2015 to 2016

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