The Panda bifacial modules are 1500Vdc capable and when compared to the traditional 1000Vdc systems the balance of systems (BOS) cost can be reduced from system design adjustments by 3%, which translates to almost 2 mil savings for a 10MW system
Nichola Groom for Reuters: The 10 fastest-growing U.S. solar markets between the second quarters of 2016 and 2017 were Western, Midwestern or Southern states that voted for Trump.
Eli Kintisch for Science: Floating wind turbines at sea could create up to three times as much electricity as turbines on land, increasing the energy potential for a technology that has yet to be proven at scale.
Justin Hughes for The Drive: The 30th anniversary of the solar car race shows how far technology has progressed since its inception.
The solar sector is reeling from confusion, and stock prices are reeling right along with it.
From wind turbines to wave power, renewables is a buoyant market. However, it's wind power that has made the most significant impact on how we generate and use energy - and we're becoming increasingly reliant on it as an energy source.
BBC: Renewable energy entrepreneur Elon Musk says he could rebuild Puerto Rico's shattered electrical infrastructure with his solar energy technology.
Anthony Dipaola for Bloomberg: The energy ministry said Abu Dhabi's Masdar and Electricite de France SA bid to supply power from a 300-megawatt photovoltaic plant for as little as 6.69736 halalas a kilowatt hour, or 1.79 cents, according to a webcast of the bid-opening ceremony on Tuesday in Riyadh.
The United States has enough offshore wind resources to generate twice the amount of electricity used by the current population, or nearly 2,000 gigawatts annually.
Geraint Thomas for BBC News: The Rapid Roll system allows flexible solar panels to be unrolled like a carpet from a trailer in two minutes.
While focused on key developments in 2016, this report explores trends in deployment and project design, installed project prices, operating costs, capacity factors, and power purchase agreement (PPA) prices among both utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) projects.
Most of our customers see annual savings a 20% or more. Additionally, many of them also select a third-party-financing option, allowing them to not use any of their own money to develop and build the solar array.
Jess Shankleman for Bloomberg Technology: The European Union may create 716,000 jobs with a target for member states to produce 35 percent of their energy from renewables within 12 years.
Reuters: "The cost of solar panels and batteries has fallen dramatically over the past few years, and this first subsidy-free development at Clayhill is a significant moment for clean energy in the UK," Claire Perry, minister for Climate Change and Industry said.
Asia tops the list for the continent that would need to designate the largest space to power its biggest cities by solar. Cities in Asia place in at seven different spaces in the top 10, where the largest amount of space is required.
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