IBM Uses Machine Learning to Boost Solar for Dept of Energy

While other solar forecasting systems take more narrow location and timeframe views, whats different about the IBM approach is that we incorporate a great number of weather and solar energy prediction models. We then blend those using historical data as a function of weather situation, forecast horizon and location to create what we call a supermodel.

The future of solar Feed-in Tariffs in the UK

Were extremely close to reaching the point at which renewable electricity costs as little to generate as electricity from fossil fuels, so its imperative that we dont take a backward step.

Industry Veteran Joins SEIA as Sr. Director of Project Finance & Capital Markets

Mike Mendelsohn, an energy industry veteran with 25 years of experience, is the trade associations new Senior Director of Project Finance and Capital Markets.

Siemens receives three onshore wind orders in UK and Ireland

• 52 direct drive wind turbines for three projects in Ireland and Scotland • Long-term service contracts for continued reliability • Clean renewable energy for almost 100,000 households

Solar3D's MD Energy Awarded $10 Million Solar Contract Subject to City Council Approval

Fresno/Clovis Wastewater Reclamation Facility Enlists MD Energy to Build Multi-Megawatt Solar Power System

RENUSOL AMERICA LAUNCHES EAST-WEST ORIENTATION PV SOLAR MOUNTING SOLUTION FOR FLAT-ROOF APPLICATIONS

~Rail-less and Modular, New Ballasted Renusol EW System Provides Increased Panel Array Density and Added Power Output~

Canadian Solar Completes Construction on 100 MW AC Utility-Scale Solar Farm in Ontario

The environmental and economic benefits from this solar farm are significant.

Opening of "Shared Solar" Project Signals Strong Future for NRG and Community Solar Model

Consumer Demand Strong for New Shared Renewable Energy Source in Massachusetts; Company Developing More Shared Solar Sites in Massachusetts & Minnesota

NOT YOUR TYPICAL SOLAR HOT WATER SYSTEM

A South Carolina inventor has developed what is said to be THE new choice for solar hot water technology. The Rocket Dome, uses the power of the Sun's warming rays to heat water-similar to a black garden hose laying on the ground on a hot summer's day. It is able to store 200 gallons of clean potable hot water for domestic use or capable of heating a swimming pool for extended swimming seasons. The Rocket Dome is SRCC certified and made in USA.

Hillary Clinton is calling for a 700% increase in solar power. Is that realistic?

Brad Plumer for VOX:  In the coming months, Hillary Clinton's campaign is planning to release a series of proposals for dealing with global warming. Her first installment is out Sunday evening, and it calls for a large increase in renewable power. Specifically, she's proposing to boost the amount of wind, solar, and other renewables so that they provide 33 percent of America's electricity by 2027 — enough to power every home in the country. Part of her plan would involve accelerating the recent rapid growth of solar installations nationwide. In her proposal, Clinton calls for US solar power to grow 700 percent from current levels. That sounds like an impossibly large number, but it's not implausible on its face. US solar capacity grew 418 percent between 2010 and 2014 (because it was starting from a small base). So 700 percent growth by 2027 is at least within the realm of possibility. But it would require additional policy changes — and clean energy prices would have to keep dropping.   Cont'd...

Trending strategies for PV O&M

As new PV installations stall, the emphasis in Europe is on the O&M market. As this competitive industry continues to grow and thrive, strategies are being established to improve O&M provision to enhance plant performance.

Morningstar's New Solution for Retrofitting Grid-tied Systems with Battery Backup

Morningstar Exhibited its New TriStar MPPT 600V Controller for Retrofitting Grid-tied Systems with Battery Backup at Intersolar North America 2015

Solar Frontier Surpasses 3 GW of Global CIS Module Shipments

Equivalent to 650,000 energy-independent Japanese households

SEIA Urges Approval of Alabama Power's Proposal

Alabama is among the bottom 10 states in the nation when it comes to installed solar capacity, with just 2 MW of solar installed throughout the state.

BayWa sells its largest wind farm to date in the USA

"The plant in South Dakota is our largest wind farm to date and our fifth large-scale project of this type in the USA. "

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