Visually appealing solar modules as architectural elements in building façades

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences together with the industrial partners are investigating opportunities to extend integration of visually attractive solar modules into architecture of building façades.

Solar Investments: Reducing the Risk of Unfavorable Returns

As the PV industry enters the next stage of its evolution, there is good reason to believe all the risks of a solar array will be assessed in greater detail. More scrutiny may uncover potentially underperforming components and high O&M costs before an investment is made.

NextEra Energy and JinkoSolar announce deal for millions of solar panels; JinkoSolar to begin manufacturing solar panels in Florida

In conjunction with this agreement, JinkoSolar is opening its first U.S. factory in Jacksonville, Florida, which is expected to create more than 200 direct jobs in Florida and support hundreds of additional local jobs in shipping and other related industries.

Building The World's Largest Solar Project

Saudi Arabia wants to pour $200 billion into solar to build the world's largest solar project.

TUMBLING COSTS FOR WIND, SOLAR, BATTERIES ARE SQUEEZING FOSSIL FUELS

Latest BNEF study of comparative costs worldwide shows an 18% improvement in the competitiveness of onshore wind and solar in the last year, and new and rapidly developing roles for batteries

The Future of Smart Highways

Our roadways are getting smarter every day because of new technologies, which generate solar energy, for improving the operation of autonomous cars, for lighting, and for monitoring the condition of the road.

IHS Markit White Paper Identifies Eight Global Solar and Energy Storage Market Trends to Watch

Annual solar installations grew almost 20 percent year over year in 2017, and the solar industry is also edging within 100 gigawatts, a milestone the industry will reach this year

JMCC WING, LLC - one of five finalists in Water Abundance XPRIZE powered by Tata Group and Australian Aid

The Water Abundance XPRIZE requires the atmospheric water to cost less than two cents per liter using only renewable energy. Teams cannot use grid power. Standard alternative energy sources such as the three blade wind generators or solar are far too expensive to meet this low figure.

Solar Spotlight: CORE1 Inverters in Action With Pickett Solar

SMA is thrilled to see that its award-winning CORE1 inverters are officially making it into the field, and Pickett Solar is among the first to install the groundbreaking commercial inverter! The CORE1 is the world's first free-standing PV inverter, and offers 60% faster installation.

Detection, Deterrent System Will Help Eagles, Wind Turbines Coexist Better

The findings are important because while wind power is generally regarded as green energy, danger to birds - particularly federally protected bald eagles and golden eagles - is a concern.

ZOLTENKO FARMS: A G-MAX SUCCESS STORY

Farms like Zoltenko need a lot of energy to run at capacity, and that's where Big Dog Solar-with the help of Schletter-recently came in.

How New Energy Can Act Like Facebook and Google

With increased use of renewables, resiliency issues, and sustainability concerns, there's an opportunity for technology to play a central role in helping energy companies adjust to the varying regulatory and pricing demands of the market

U.S. Solar Market Adds 10.6 GW of PV in 2017, Community Solar Soars

While overall growth was down from the 15 GW installed in the record-shattering 2016, last year's capacity addition still represents 40 percent growth over 2015's installation total.

Atlanta's first Smart Neighborhood™ features latest smart-home technologies

Power Smart Neighborhood, a part of Pulte's Altus at the Quarter development, is located in Atlanta's Upper West Side, one of the city's most vibrant and popular areas.

The Wadesboro Solar Farm Touts Quick Installation and Big Benefits for the Community

Anson County will increase its property tax revenue by more than 98%. Before the solar farm, the county received around $700 each year in property taxes from the previous landowner. Upon completion in December 2017, the solar farm is now taking in about $32,000 annually.

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