IHS solar analysts release their latest global trends and forecasts on solar demand, PV inverters, energy storage, and PV module supply
Dow Corning showcases leading innovative solar solutions at SNEC PV Power Expo 2015
Recent 65MW supply agreement follows 270MW deal with Velocita in 2014
- Intersolar Europes accompanying program creates added value
Vivint Solar Nationally Deploys SolarEdge's DC Optimized Inverters with Rapid Shutdown and Revenue-Grade Metering
"SolarEdge is proud to be a key supplier to Vivint Solar, supporting its leading position in the U.S. PV market"
Hanwha Q CELLS will exhibit at Shanghai SNEC PV Expo, Booth N1-350
"We are very pleased to announce these new exciting efficiency results achieved by Trina Solar's researchers at the State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology," said Dr. Pierre Verlinden, Vice-President and Chief Scientist of Trina Solar.
As the world continues to shift towards alternative energy sources, solar power will only continue to grow. Technologies will come and go and the astute product providers will continue to innovate.
Two floating solar power plants capable of providing electricity for 1,000 homes have been completed in Japan. The latest such "mega-plants" at Nishihira and Higashihira Ponds in Kato City are the work of electronics giant Kyocera Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation, and took just seven months to install. The plant's 11,250 modules are expected to generate 3,300 megawatt hours (MWh) every year. According to Kyocera, besides being typhoon-proof (due to their sturdy, high-density polyethylene and array design) floating solar plants are superior to their land-based equivalents because of the cooling effect of the water, which allows them to function more efficiently. Reservoirs are also an ideal location because the panels produce shade, which reduces water evaporation and promotes algae growth. A report by Korea Water Resources Corporation found that the lower temperatures of the floating modules mean they are 11 percent more efficient than land-based equivalents. The report identified unsolved issues with the plants, too, however. It said the study had to discard data collected when the panels moved in the wind, and said research into new mooring systems was "continually needed".
WINAICO supplies 2.6 MW of solar modules to almost 750 roofs across Berwickshire, Scotland, in Europe's largest ever crowdfunded solar project
ViZn Energy Systems' Zinc-Iron Flow Battery Commissioned at Randolph-Macon College as Part of Dominion Solar Project
Project demonstrating grid-scale energy storage with solar generation
James D. Steffes, CEO of Circular Energy, today included his signature on a letter by SEIA to Congress concerning extending the 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC).
USAID recently announced the winners of the Desal Prize, part of a competition to see who could create an affordable desalination solution for developing countries. The idea was to create a system that could remove salt from water and meet three criteria: it had to be cost-effective, environmentally sustainable, and energy efficient. The winners of the $125,000 first prize were a group from MIT and Jain Irrigation Systems. The group came up with a method that uses solar panels to charge a bank of batteries. The batteries then power a system that removes salt from the water through electrodialysis. On the most basic level, that means that dissolved salt particles, which have a slight electric charge, are drawn out of the water when a small electrical current is applied. In addition to getting rid of salt (which makes water unusable for crops and for drinking), the team also applied UV light to disinfect some of the water as it passed through the system. Using the sun instead of fossil fuels to power a desalination plant isn't a totally new idea. Larger solar desalination plants are being seriously investigated in areas where water is becoming a scarce resource, including Chile and California. While proponents hope to eventually could provide water to large numbers of people, the technology is still expensive (though prices are dropping) and requires a lot of intricate technology.
Trina Solar rose to become the top global PV module supplier in 2014
FUGRO COMPLETES OF ONE OF OFFSHORE WIND INDUSTRY'S LARGEST EVER GEOTECHNICAL CAMPAIGNS AT HORNSEA PROJECT ONE
Fugro has successfully completed one of the largest seabed investigation campaigns in the history of the offshore wind industry in preparation for DONG Energy's 1.2 gigawatt Hornsea Project One project.
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