Community-Scale Solar for Co-ops

Currently, many rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities can save money through community-scale solar by avoiding generation and demand charges.

What are Hot Solar Cells?

Thermophotovoltaics (TPV) is a method of converting heat to electricity using infrared light as an intermediary. Combustion heats an emitter to incandescence and the resulting thermal radiation is converted to electricity by a photovoltaic cell.

Corporations Purchased Record Amounts of Clean Power in 2017

Despite looming policy uncertainty in the two most active markets, corporations globally purchased 5.4 gigawatts of clean power through long-term contracts, surpassing 2015's record.

What is Smart Off-Grid?

Smart Off-Grid provides a way for off-grid systems to be monitored, managed and controlled remotely. Built-in, low-cost wireless communications in solar, wind and hybrid-powered devices send critical data to a cloud-based management system in real-time.

How Solar Powered Trash Cans Might Mean Major Savings for Cities

The trash cans are solar powered because they don't just collect trash, they compact it. That allows each receptacle to hold about five times more waste than a non-compactor of the same size.

7 Practical Ways Your Businesses Can Go Green

The year of 2018 will only mean further immersion into all things digital, so be sure your company stays relevant and financially viable through sustainability measures.

Why and When Does a Solar Panel Brand Matter or Not?

Along with the warranty, you'll need to consider the company's ability to honor its warranty. Is the company (either the installer or the panel maker) an established player in the industry? If not, it's hard to know how reliable and stable the brand will be

Karl Klontz Battery Conversion

Illinois Doctor Converts His BMW To Electric Power Using Nine U.S. Battery 12-Volt Deep-Cycle Batteries

AC Solar Modules

Integrating the module and the inverter is a natural evolution. In the PC industry, silicon semiconductor components have been continuously integrated to reduce manufacturing cost, reduce complexity, and simplify the customer experience.

Harnessing the Energy of the Sun for a Sustainable Tomorrow

When looking at potential solutions to becoming more self reliant/sustainable with energy, the conversation needs to begin with taking a hard look on how energy is being used today. There are several outside the box solutions that naturally lend themselves to sustainability

Runaway 53GW Solar Boom in China Pushed Global Clean Energy Investment Ahead in 2017

World clean energy investment totalled $333.5 billion last year, up 3% from 2016 and the second highest annual figure ever, taking cumulative investment since 2010 to $2.5 trillion

St. Eustatius: 100% Solar Power in the Caribbean

The diesel generators can be switched off completely during the day. This is unnoticed by electricity consumers but has huge benefits for the electric utility company and the region - and a pioneer for more diesel-free zones worldwide.

Extending the Life of Wind Turbine Components

Specialized PVD coatings and nitriding significantly increase the durability and lifespan of wind turbine components like roller bearings and planetary gears under metal-on-metal, high load conditions

Learning From Solar's Past Mistakes to Ensure a Brighter Future

There is no doubting the magnitude of opportunity facing the global solar industry now and in the coming years. However, the industry must reflect on past failures and put in place processes which ensure they are not repeated.

10 Predictions for Community Solar in 2018

Clean Energy Collective (CEC), the nation's leading community solar developer and solutions provider, forecast what is on the horizon for community solar. CEC's experts offer the following 10 predictions for 2018.

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