Utility Solar Procurement Booms as Residential Market Stabilizes in Q2 2018

Utility solar project procurement soared in Q2 2018 as component prices declined and home solar installations steadied after a 15 percent contraction last year, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report

Large-Scale Wind and Solar Farms in the Sahara Would Increase Rain and Vegetation

UMD-led study published in Science shows solar and wind farms in the Sahara could double rainfall in Earths largest hot desert

Talking SPI 2018 with Lufft

The soiling measurements generated using the DustIQ help PV plant operators schedule panel cleaning on demand in order to cut costs and maximize the energy output. Visit us at Booth #420 for more.

Talking SPI 2018 with Mudge Fasteners

DURA-CON® Fasteners show resistance to Environmental Corrosion equal to that of stainless steel fasteners when tested in aluminum solar panel racking. Visit us at Booth #2283 for more information.

Discussing ForeFront Powers Solar Projects for California School Districts

ForeFront Power is currently developing of 20MW of solar projects for California School Districts. At these 3 districts specifically, the projects utilize solar parking canopy systems so the solar projects themselves will be above existing parking.

Talking SPI 2018 with HellermanTyton

This year, HellermannTyton is doubling down in our focus on wire management with single axis trackers. Visit us at Booth #2850

New Testing Facility Launches: Is the Future of Utility-Scale Solar Projects in Bifacial?

The new facility will serve as the test ground for analyzing and validating field data to determine optimal system output utilizing bifacial modules with tracking technology under a range of variables and conditions.

FPL unveils first solar-plus-storage system in the U.S. that can increase solar power plant output

By incorporating this new technology into the FPL Citrus Solar Energy Center, a solar power plant that was built in 2016, FPL expects to increase the amount of solar energy that the plant can deliver to the electric grid by more than half a million kilowatt-hours a year.

In 10 years' time trains could be solar powered

Alice Bell for The Guardian: A technique has been devised that allows electricity to flow directly from solar panels to electrified train tracks to the trains themselves making solar powered trains more feasible than ever before

Dead coal mines everywhere are being reincarnated as solar farms

Echo Huang for Quartz: The Berkeley Energy Group is planning to turn a strip mine in the Appalachians into a solar power plant that could produce somewhere between 50 to 100 MW of power in 2018.

U.S. Solar Market Notches Another Quarter of 2 GW Growth, But Uncertainty Holds Back Installations

The U.S. installed more than 2 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the third quarter of 2017, despite experiencing higher prices across all market segments and major policy uncertainty.

Combining solar panels and agriculture makes land more productive

Karen Graham for Digital Journal: An agrophotovoltaics (APV) pilot project conducted at Lake Constance has proven that farming and the use of solar panels can be compatible.

The largest solar power plant in the UK is to be developed without subsidy

Climate Action: The mega project will cover approximately 890 acres (365 hectares) - an area equivalent to more than 400 football pitches.

New fractal-like concentrating solar power receivers are better at absorbing sunlight

Kristen Meub for Phys.org: India is interested in developing 1 megawatt or smaller CSP facilities that could provide the appropriate amount of power for a small village or community.

Solar farm in a box - 500 homes worth of solar power in a standardized kit

John Fitzgerald Weaver for Electrek: Their goal in designing the Solar Block is to lower the cost and speed the deployment of utility-scale solar power. The units can be daisy chained into larger plants.

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