The Future of Organic Photovoltaics

At this time, OPVs are applicable only in limited markets that require lightweight, flexibility, and variable angle performance.

Best Practices: Installing PV on Tile Roof

The use of either hanger bolt assemblies or standoffs mean that you'll need to drill, grind or cut the tile when installing, which is not an ideal solution, and will make the time you spend on the roof more time consuming as well as more frustrating.

Wind powers forward to reach 30 percent in four states

Wind power, the largest source of U.S. renewable electricity generating capacity, now supplies more than 30 percent of the electricity in four states, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota, after strong growth in 2017.

The Energy Transformation Has Arrived

Decentralized energy resources like solar PV, batteries and electric vehicles are transforming how we trade and transfer energy.

EnergySage Releases Its Latest Solar Marketplace Intel Reportâ„¢ at Bloomberg's Future of Energy Summit

According to new report, consumer interest in energy storage has never been higher, and solar quotes with high-quality panels are the most likely to be selected

Art and Design Collide with Tech at Solar Startup

Not only do we think that aesthetics is not a niche market, we think it will come to dominate the solar market in a few years time. With a presence in less than two percent of households today, residential solar is still in its infancy.

Case Study: Harvesting 36% Energy Boost with Tigo's Retrofitted Optimization

Tigo's optimizers enable each module to produce its maximum power, without affecting adjacent modules in the string. After six months of operating with TS4-R-O's, the system is performing an average 36% better than it did during the equivalent months in 2015 and 2016.

Federal study sees PACE driving solar growth

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory analysis offers evidence that innovative financing mechanism prompted thousands of California homeowners to go solar

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

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Easy monitoring with weather sensors from Lufft

Easy monitoring with weather sensors from Lufft

Professional weather sensors form the heart of large solar plants supporting their operation and performance. Lufft was the first manufacturer to combine several sensors in one housing, bringing the largest multiparameter weather sensor family with 19 members into being. Many of them are well-suited for solar site assessment and continuous monitoring. The most commonly used one is the WS600 delivering data on temperature, air pressure, wind, relative humidity and precipitation. Through its open protocol, it can easily be attached to radiation sensors e.g. from Kipp&Zonen. Other models have an integrated Silicon, Second Class or Secondary Standard radiation sensor.