Iron Edison Battery Gives Science Barge New Life

An Iron Edison Lithium Iron battery is part of an energy system upgrade at the Science Barge, a prototype sustainable urban farm and education center in Yonkers, NY.

Maryland Legislature Successfully Overrides Clean Energy Veto

Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on today's override by the Maryland Legislature of the veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act:

Electrical Energy Storage North America Accepting Nominations For 2017 Awards

Companies are encouraged to nominate products and solutions for stationary and mobile electrical energy storage systems

Battling corrosion to keep solar panels humming

Sue Holmes for Phys.org:  People think of corrosion as rust on cars or oxidation that blackens silver, but it also harms critical electronics and connections in solar panels, lowering the amount of electricity produced. "It's challenging to predict and even more challenging to design ways to reduce it because it's highly dependent on material and environmental conditions," said Eric Schindelholz, a Sandia National Laboratories materials reliability researcher who studies corrosion and how it affects photovoltaic (PV) system performance. Sandia researchers from different departments collaborate to accelerate corrosion under controlled conditions and use what they learn to help industry develop longer-lasting PV panels and increase reliability. For example, work by Olga Lavrova of Sandia's Photovoltaic and Distributed Systems Integration department demonstrated, for the first time, a link between corrosion and the risk of arc faults in PV systems' electrical connections. Research by Erik Spoerke of Sandia's Electronic, Optical and Nano Materials department focuses on developing new nanocomposite films that could dramatically increase reliability.   Cont'd...

WWEA AND INTERSOLAR EUROPE WILL TEAM UP AND CO-HOST THE WORLD SMALL WIND CONFERENCE

The most important international forum for the small wind industry will take place during the Intersolar Europe exhibition in Munich

SEIA Releases First Universal Disclosure Form for Home Solar Purchases

New Tool Helps Residential Consumers Understand Transaction, Compare Offers

8minutenergy Receives Power Purchase Agreement to Develop 90 Mw-ac Springbok 3 Solar Farm

After Successful Execution of Springbok 1 and 2 Solar Projects, LADWP Chooses 8minutenergy for Third Project, Amounting to Over 440 Megawatts-dc (350 MW-ac) in Springbok Solar Cluster

Saudi Arabia Plans the World's Cheapest Power With Solar and Wind

Wael Mahdi for Bloomberg:  Saudi Arabia will award its first tender to build 700 megawatts of solar and wind energy in September, with the cost of power forecast to be the lowest in the world, Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said. OPEC’s biggest oil producer plans to build 300 megawatts of solar plants in the al-Jouf area in northern Saudi Arabia and 400 megawatts of wind projects in nearby Tabuk, he said. Requests to qualify for bidding will be issued Feb. 20 and bids will be on April 17. “The terms on renewable contracts will be motivating so that the cost of generating power from these renewable sources will be the lowest in the world,” Al-Falih said Wednesday at a press conference in Riyadh.   Cont'd...

Panasonic, Xcel Energy, Younicos White Paper Shares Solar-plus-Storage "Portfolio" Microgrid Insights

Unique Denver project aids grid integration for renewables, bolsters grid resilience, and delivers multiple benefits and services to diverse stakeholders including utility and customers.

Department of Energy Resources Extends Solar Program

Solar Leaders Celebrate Continued Solar Growth

Massive wind turbine takes energy generation record

John Anderson for NewAtlas:  A behemoth V164 offshore wind turbine from Danish company MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has produced almost 216,000 kWh over a 24-hour period during tests at its site near Østerild, Denmark in December. In doing so, the 9 MW prototype – a reworked version of the V164-8.0 MW, which was initially developed in 2012 and launched two years later – takes the energy generation record for a commercially available offshore wind turbine. Since its launch in 2014, the Usain Bolt of wind turbines is essentially in competition with itself, largely due to its superior size over the competition. The V164 stands at 722 feet (220 m) at full height, with 38-ton blades that are 263 feet (80 m) in length for a total sweep area of 227,377 square feet (21,124 square meters) – larger than the giant London Eye Ferris wheel.   Cont'd...

Transactional Templates for Renewable Energy Contracts

The two new tools, a Request for Proposal (RFP) template and a Term Sheet template, aim to bring standardization to the corporate market for offsite renewables, and to serve as a starting point for companies still learning about the ins-and-outs of the transaction process.

New York's Quixotic Services Designs High-power 'Solar Wall' For Urban Health Plan in the Bronx

Unlike most rooftop systems, the 37kW array has been installed on the side of the building - a "solar wall" that will optimize the facility's clean energy production and save money for critical community healthcare services.

Ideal Power Introduces Stabiliti™ Next Generation Power Conversion System

New 30kW Power Conversion System Expands Opportunities into Attractive Growth Verticals, Including Microgrids, Backup Power and EV Fast Charging

Solar FlexRack Racking Solution Installed in Michigan's Largest Solar Electric Power Plant

This 58-megawatt utility-owned power plant consists of two solar systems and has been installed using Solar FlexRack's G3-X smart fixed-tilt solar racking solution.

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