Technology Helps Wind Industry Through PTC Debate

Despite the historic success of tax credits in helping to move renewable energy industries forward, the reality is that these credits might not be renewed. Industries will have to rely more heavily on the savings possible through equipment and technology improvements.

The Smart Campus Project

The campuses involved in the SMART CAMPUS project reached 30% energy savings. The expected result was 20%, so in short the results were 10% better than expected.

Sharp Integrates with Energy Toolbase Software to Streamline the Proposal Creation Process for SmartStorage® Energy Storage Installations

Collaboration enables installers and developers to easily create project proposals including demand kW reduction analysis, PV integration, utility tariff-specific savings, economic analysis, and various financing transactions

CALSEIA Utilizes the Energy Toolbase Software Platform to Analyze Solar Project Economics in Landmark Net Energy Metering Proceeding

The California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) the state's leading solar trade association, is utilizing the Energy Toolbase software platform to analyze solar project economics in the landmark Net Energy Metering (NEM) proceeding underway at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

Vivint Solar Teams Up With Google In Newly Announced "Project Sunroof"

Vivint Solar teams up with Google to announce Project Sunroof, a new online tool for solar

Google Maps can now tell you if it's worth installing solar panels on your roof

By Loren Grush for The Verge:  Google wants to help you harness the power of the sun. A new service called Project Sunroof aims to provide a "treasure map" of solar energy with the help of Google Maps. Sunroof gives homeowners detailed information about how much solar power their roof can generate and how much money they could save on electricity costs by adding solar panels. Sunroof uses data from Google Maps that previously had no practical application. For instance, Sunroof uses Maps’ 3D-modeling to calculate the amount of space a building’s roof has for solar panels. The service also analyzes the positioning of the sun over the course of a year, as well as the type of cloud cover and temperature the neighborhood usually experiences. It even considers the amount of shade cast by nearby objects.   Cont'd...

Pick My Solar Launches Solar QuickBid SaaS Platform

Online solar marketplace Pick My Solar expands service offering. New software integration allows homeowners to self-generate custom solar bids; solar companies have access to all-in-one bidding tool.

PV sales process even easier with EasySolar app

One of the keys to successful sales is understanding the customer and a sales approach based on their unique needs. This process can be much easier with tailored software. EasySolar introduced a new customer proposal in its PV design app that will help to present the data even better than up to now.

Technology Supports Global Sustainability

Cloud-based software is one technological advancement that can pay dividends in the development and management of a wide variety of renewable energy projects, from wind farms, solar farms and geothermal plants to hydropower and biomass facilities.

Binsfeld Engineering introduces the TorqueTrak TPM2 featuring digital output signal for the Alternative Energy Industry

Binsfeld Engineering Inc. has announced the release of the new TorqueTrak TPM2 torque and power monitoring system for applications such as wind turbine power generation, hydro-power industry, pumps and compressors.

High Market Demand Validates Solar-Log PV Monitoring Solutions

The Solar-Log & GE Meter and its cellular connectivity have proven a convenient solution for monitoring today's U.S. residential solar PV plants.

Clean Energy Collective Launches Community Solar Software Platform for Utilities

CEC makes powerful move to SaaS solutions provider.

Pictometry Set to Capture Digital Terrain Data for Final Phase of Los Angeles County Consortium's Mapping Project

Slated to begin later this year, the project will capture and deliver LiDAR in accordance with USGS Quality Level 2 specifications.

Smart Energy Storage Software

Software plays a critical role in the performance of grid-scale energy storage systems because these energy storage systems are complex to design, deploy and operate.

Using Aerial Image Technology is Paying Off for this Solar Company

Giannoumis has found that using PictometryOnline™, with access to high-resolution aerial imagery and analytical tools, combined with solar roof reports and CAD-compatible .dxf files provided by EagleView Technologies, is the key to maintaining productivity. This technology is also offering the company a new level of profitability and accuracy throughout the system design process.

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