The minimal seismic anchors were installed at a rate of up to five per man hour. Combined, the arrays were spread over more than ten individual flat roofs.
By Andrew Freedman for Mashable: The partial solar eclipse slated to take place throughout Europe on March 20 may delight skywatchers, but it's presenting a significant headache for the operators of Germany's electricity grid. The country is a world leader in solar energy, boasting a huge edge over the U.S. in installed solar power generation. When the eclipse occurs between about 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m., local time, on the 20th, electric utilities in Germany will have to contend with rapid swings in energy production. First, there will be a steep drop-off in generation, followed by a sudden spike. These fluctuations, and how utilities choose to cope with them, provide a preview of what utilities in the U.S. and other nations face, as renewable energy production soars in coming decades, according to an analysis from Opower, a software company that uses data to help utilities improve the customer experience. Germany gets about 7% of its electricity each year from solar panels, compared to 0.5% in the U.S., according to Barry Fischer, a writer and analyst at Opower. On the sunniest days, Germany can meet half of its electricity demand through solar power alone, he told Mashable in an interview.
Bright New Future for Clean Energy: Maintenance Assistant and Inaccess partner to revolutionize the Solar Power Industry
Industry leaders, Maintenance Assistant Inc and Inaccess, announce a strategic partnership to distribute and seamlessly integrate Inaccess's vendor independent monitoring and control system with the MA Cloud CMMS. The joint solution promises to redefine best-in-class maintenance at solar plants around the world. Real-time, rich diagnostic and fault data is sent directly from Inaccess's monitoring systems to Maintenance Assistant's Cloud CMMS platform for immediate follow-up.
ESI introduces more affordable solar programs for homeowners in 2015.
Quad family of products first to benefit from latest in performance automation
Enphase Energy raises profile in Australian residential segment
The introduction of these modules into the North and South American markets represents a strategic business decision for Canadian Solar's Americas division.
What this means to Americans – a pathway for US energy independence, an impending power shift away from oil rich countries, potentially huge utility bill savings, and US manufacturing jobs coming back home.
New ees (electrical energy storage) North America Special Exhibition to Debut at Intersolar North America; All Global Exhibitors Encouraged to Submit Application for Intersolar AWARD
The installations are expected to provide an annual output of 81.6 GWh.
California stands poised to become the first state in the nation to have 10 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar capacity.
Success of sun2go XL turnkey solution in African and Asian markets
Present Day to 2050, Report Quantifies the Economic and Social Benefits of Robust Wind Energy Growth
The company's first project in the US included local manufacturing of the Exotrackâ HZ trackers
Siemens presents new SWT-7.0-154 wind turbine at EWEA Offshore conference in Copenhagen ---- Advanced model built on Siemens' large direct drive platform delivers 7 megawatt ---- New model generates nearly 10 percent more power annually than predecessor
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