Analog Devices' Power Conversion Platform Improves Safety, Reliability and Efficiency in Renewable Energy Applications
By integrating ADI's established iCoupler digital isolation technology with the new, breakthrough mixed-signal processor design (ADSP-CM41x), the platform simplifies system design for power inverter manufacturers while also improving system safety and reliability, and helping drive down the cost of renewable energy.
As a major breakthrough, the White Paper presents how the cost of electricity for DMS® CSP plants can be lowered to 5 to 7 US$Cents per kilowatt-hour when designed for base load power generation with more than 15 hours thermal energy storage.
Joe Ryan & Brian Eckhouse for Bloomberg: For all the upbeat forecasts about the growth of solar power, this is a punishing year for the industry. And it won’t improve anytime soon. SunEdison Inc., the world’s biggest clean-energy company, is bankrupt. Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., once the top panel maker, warned it may be inching toward default. And SolarCity Corp., the largest U.S. rooftop installer, plunged as much as 27 percent Tuesday after scaling back its installation forecast for the third time in seven months. They’re not alone. A Bloomberg index of 20 major solar companies has slumped more than 30 percent this year. Soaring installations and growing global demand for clean energy is being trumped by investor concerns that the debt-fueled strategies employed by SunEdison, Yingli and SolarCity are endemic to the industry and dangerous for shareholders. “They call it the solarcoaster for a reason,” said Nancy Pfund, managing partner of DBL Partners and a SolarCity director. With so much happening, both positive and negative, “it’s been hard for investors to follow.” At a time when falling prices, renewed U.S. tax breaks and the Paris climate deal are fueling solar sales worldwide, solar shares are performing even worse than coal stocks. Cont'd...
WINAICO partners with Springers Solar and Enphase Energy to bring solar solutions to new real estate development in Queensland
WINAICO partners with Springers Solar and Enphase Energy to install world-leading 310W monocrystalline PERC modules on the sales office of the newest North Harbour residential development in Burpengary, Queensland, Australia. This presents an opportunity to add the latest Enphase and WINAICO technologies on up to 2200 new residential homes.
Established Asia-Pacific Market Leader Reduces Inverter Cost per Watt by 33 percent by Releasing Equinox™ Inverters with Ampt Mode®
EDF Group Signs a Strategic Partnership with Enbridge for the Three First Offshore Wind Farms Projects off the French Coast
Through this agreement, Enbridge acquires a 50% stake in Eolien Maritime France (EMF), the company controlling the three future offshore wind farms. EDF Energies Nouvelles and Enbridge will be co-owners (50/50) of EMF.
PowerCare products+services offering has been particularly appealing to installers and EPCs looking to grow market share in the underserved mid-sized 1 to 10 MW sector. By integrating the design, delivery and installation of the racking system through a provider with full design and installation capabilities, the resulting efficiencies pull in schedules and lower costs.
Wind power generation should experience solid growth across the US in 2016-2018, according to Fitch Ratings.
5 states and 7,000+ kms on a solar powered electric bicycle to raise solar awareness
Swedish solar energy expert Midsummer receives repeat order for a DUO thin film solar cell manufacturing system after exceeding efficiency specifications at acceptance test
The repeat order was placed after a successful "Acceptance Test" done in the end of 2015 where Midsummer's DUO system exceeded the promised efficiency specification with over 1 percentage point. Due to a strong demand for lightweight, flexible modules the customer decided to buy another DUO manufacturing system, which will be delivered in the end of 2016.
Statoil will monitor the condition of the turbine using the EmPower system, and evaluate its functionality to discover early signs of fault, and calculate remaining lifetime for main components.
The new manufacturing facility, located in the Economic Development District of Xingtai city, has an annual capacity of 1.5 GW with fully automated assembly lines using the latest module manufacturing technologies.
Hugh Cowley for Scientific American: Perovskites have arguably transformed solar energy more in the last few years than other technologies have in decades. But British researchers have called into question optimistic predictions of undiscovered perovskites. Hybrid perovskites are a mix of organic and inorganic ions with the same crystal structure as calcium titanium oxide (CaTiO3). Halide perovskites are a subset of these structures containing halide ions such as fluoride or chloride. Iodide perovskites such as methylammonium lead iodide (CH3NH3PbI3) can convert sunlight to electricity. Researchers use a decades-old geometric 'tolerance factor' to propose new combinations of ions that will form stable perovskites. Now, Robert Palgrave and his team at University College London, UK, have reassessed the validity of the tolerance factor in predicting new hybrid perovskite structures. Cont'd...
Governor David Ige & Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell Help Celebrate State's First Energy Storage System Under New Rooftop Solar Program
Hornsea One will be the world's first offshore wind farm to exceed 1,000 MW.
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