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Colombia enlists ports in quest to equip renewable auction winners
1 Jun 2020 at 1:21pm
Bogotá will exceptionally allow private harbours to import solar and wind parts to speed up project deployment.



JinkoSolar scores 10 ‘Top Performer’ awards in PVEL’s 2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard
1 Jun 2020 at 12:16pm
The SMSL also received a further two awards in the new PAN file test for module performance simulations in the field.



Malaysia eyes pandemic recovery with 1GW new solar tender
1 Jun 2020 at 11:36am
Country's largest PV auction to date targets smaller, locally-owned projects to speed up COVID-19 comeback.



GCL-SI one of the few awarded ‘Top Performer’ status in first PAN file test in PVEL’s 2020 Scorecard
1 Jun 2020 at 10:14am
GCL-SI was one of only seven companies to gain Top Performer’ status in PVELS first PAN file test in the 2020 scorecard



Huayu bets on 2,000W microinverters as centrepiece of overseas expansion
1 Jun 2020 at 10:01am
Ningbo manufacturer walks PV Tech through global push as COVID-19 prompts online sales shift.



Heraeus establishes product and sales partnership in Asia for ‘Selectively Coated Ribbon’
1 Jun 2020 at 9:40am
Heraeus had previously teamed with Ulbrich Solar Technologies in 2017 to bring the SCR Ribbon technology to market.



LONGi Solar garners 20 ‘Top Performer’ awards in PVEL’s 2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard
1 Jun 2020 at 9:10am
LONGi Solar had the second highest number (20) of Top Performer awards in this years report.



Q CELLS doubles ‘Top Performer’ awards in PVEL’s ‘2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard’
1 Jun 2020 at 8:11am
Q CELLS Top Performer modules included its monocrystalline Q.PEAK DUO and multicrystalline Q.PLUS DUO series.



Zero-subsidy solar trailblazer powered up in Spain’s Seville province
29 May 2020 at 1:17pm
Operational launch of 50MW Don Rodrigo 2 marks milestone for sequel of BayWa r.e.’s series in Southern Spain.



350MW solar-plus-storage facility wins government approval in the UK
29 May 2020 at 1:03pm
Colossal project by south east coast will mix solar (350MW+) with storage (350MW/700MWh) to be country's largest



Scandinavia’s subsidy-free solar hour nears as Encavis signs 500MW-plus deal
29 May 2020 at 12:16pm
Choice of Denmark for large-scale push alongside GreenGo comes after govt predicted new unsubsidised era.



Bigger is not always better: JinkoSolar discusses the wafer size debate and 500W race
29 May 2020 at 11:24am



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New Jersey Solar Panel Installation Costs 2019
19 Sep 2019 at 4:54pm
by Staff Writer
When you start researching costs, it gets overwhelming very quickly. Costs vary from company to company, and when you start throwing in incentives, rebates, and tax credits, your simple Google search turns into a complex, algebraic equation. Before you know it, you’re knee-deep in solar policy on some government website, calculator in hand, ready to […]The post New Jersey Solar Panel Installation Costs 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How to Choose a Solar Installer
8 Sep 2019 at 1:05am
by Staff Writer
So, you have done your research on the benefits of solar energy and decided to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system to power your property, what now? The next important step is choosing a solar installer to set up the system for you. Picking the right installer is vital since poorly-done work can lead to […]The post How to Choose a Solar Installer appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019
26 Aug 2019 at 6:58pm
by Staff Writer
Do you own a property in Massachusetts and want to get solar panels installed on it, but are worried about huge expenses? If so, you should know that there are several financial incentives available in the state currently, making 2019 the right year for you to go solar. Like most other states today, Massachusetts encourages its […]The post Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer?
4 Aug 2019 at 6:26pm
by Guest Writer
Following the first wave of popularity in solar power technology in the late 1990s and early 2000s, we are now faced with the daunting prospect of disposing of these early solar panels in a way that does not harm the environment. Given that the usable life expectancy of these early solar panels was 25 years, […]The post Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics
30 Jul 2019 at 6:08pm
by Guest Writer
Universities in the United States are leading the way in developing, teaching and utilizing solar technology. Colleges and universities around the world are hubs of progression. It is on the campuses of the country that you can catch a glimpse into the future of businesses and communities. This is especially true when it comes to […]The post US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven
29 Jul 2019 at 4:10pm
by Guest Writer
It’s well-known that solar energy is an innovative and accessible sustainable energy option. Solar energy checks all the boxes a consumer looks at when determining his or her options for energy and its popularity is only growing. However, solar energy isn’t just available to the homeowner, or other smaller-scale consumers. Solar energy can be used […]The post Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Are solar shingles worth it 2019
20 Jul 2019 at 5:05pm
by Guest Writer
With the rise in popularity of solar power, people have continuously expressed desire in having more options in terms of solar products. Some of the more popular ones nowadays are solar shingles. Simply put, solar singles — sometimes known as photovoltaic shingles — are essentially just solar panels that are designed to look like and […]The post Are solar shingles worth it 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs
16 Jul 2019 at 1:15pm
by Staff Writer
Research on utilization of renewable energy including solar, wind, and biofuel has been booming across the United States over the past few years. In 2017 alone, over half a million jobs were created globally in the renewable energy sector. Educational institutions have also been quick to pick up on this need for qualified people to […]The post Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Must Have Solar Products for Your Home
17 Jun 2019 at 7:12pm
by Staff Writer
Over the past few years, the popularity of solar energy has been increasing all over the world. The Science Magazine estimates that by 2022–2023, an additional PV capacity of 500 GW will be installed globally.  Going solar has become cheaper too. In fact, the average price of solar electrical systems have reduced by half from […]The post Must Have Solar Products for Your Home appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How Is the US Military Using Solar Power?
23 May 2019 at 1:31pm
by Staff Writer
Climate change poses serious threats to national and global security. The U.S. military recognized the global and national security implications of climate change as far back as 1990 when it produced its first report on the impacts of climate change. Another report followed in 2003. But every year since 2007, the Department of Defense (DoD), […]The post How Is the US Military Using Solar Power? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.


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Nearmap’s AI datasets now available in Mapbrowser
1 Jun 2020 at 5:55pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Aerial imagery company Nearmap announced the general availability of new innovation Nearmap Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Mapbrowser, a series of datasets constructed from machine learning models deployed across Nearmap high-definition aerial images. The launch marks Nearmap as the first among aerial imagery providers to offer both AI analysis and high-definition, frequently updated aerial images on… The post Nearmap’s AI datasets now available in Mapbrowser appeared first on Solar Power World.

June solar policy snapshots A guide to recent legislation and research throughout the country.
1 Jun 2020 at 2:00pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Conservative clean energy group asks Congress to prioritize clean energy to stabilize economy Washington, D.C. The conservative advocacy group Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions sent a letter to Congressional leaders asking them to pass the American Energy Innovation Act (AEIA), introduced by Senators Joe Manchin (D) and Lisa Murkowski (R) in February, to help grow… The post June solar policy snapshots <br><span style='color:#404040;font-weight:600;font-size:15px;'>A guide to recent legislation and research throughout the country.</span> appeared first on Solar Power World.

Longroad Energy developing 160-MW Hawaiian solar + storage project
29 May 2020 at 9:27pm
by Billy Ludt
Longroad Energy was selected by Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) to begin developing two utility-scale solar + battery storage projects for completion in 2023. The proposed projects include the 120 MWac/480 MWh Mahi Solar in Kunia, O’ahu, which would be the state’s largest solar project to date, and the 40 MWac/160 MWh Pulehu Solar in Pulehu,… The post Longroad Energy developing 160-MW Hawaiian solar + storage project appeared first on Solar Power World.

Duke Energy Florida planning 224.3 MW of tracking solar projects
29 May 2020 at 9:04pm
by Billy Ludt
Duke Energy Florida (DEF) filed the locations of its three newest solar power plants, which will provide clean energy to the utility’s customers, adding a proposed 224.3 MW of new solar to the state. The three solar projects are: The 74.5-MW Duette Solar Power Plant, which will be about 227,000 single-axis solar tracking panels on… The post Duke Energy Florida planning 224.3 MW of tracking solar projects appeared first on Solar Power World.

SimpliPhi deploys virtual power plant demonstration project in Louisiana
29 May 2020 at 1:48pm
by Kelly Pickerel
LFP energy storage manufacturer SimpliPhi Power has partnered with Heila Technologies to deploy intelligent energy storage + solar systems at a demonstration project in Shreveport, Louisiana, with the support of Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power (AEP) company. “Behind-the-meter energy storage is a cost-effective way to help utilities and customers alike manage their electricity usage… The post SimpliPhi deploys virtual power plant demonstration project in Louisiana appeared first on Solar Power World.

Kentucky gets another 100 MW of solar, this time with Community Energy
28 May 2020 at 10:30pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Community Energy today announced a deal with Big Rivers Electric Corporation creating 100 MW of new solar power in western Kentucky. Under two 20-year PPAs, Big Rivers will buy 100% of the output of two new solar farms under development by Community Energy. Located in McCracken County and Meade County, these facilities are expected to… The post Kentucky gets another 100 MW of solar, this time with Community Energy appeared first on Solar Power World.

Excelsior Energy, Unico Solar partner on 250-MW solar project pipeline
28 May 2020 at 10:20pm
by Billy Ludt
Excelsior Energy Capital, an independent North American renewable energy investor, and Unico Solar Investors, a solar energy systems developer and investor, are closing on a long-term programmatic joint-venture partnership to build, own and operate a 250-MW pipeline of commercial and industrial solar projects located across North America. Unico Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Unico Investment… The post Excelsior Energy, Unico Solar partner on 250-MW solar project pipeline appeared first on Solar Power World.

RP Construction Services opens solar distribution facility in Mississippi
28 May 2020 at 6:21pm
by Billy Ludt
RP Construction Services opened a new logistics facility in Kosciusko, Mississippi, now the third distribution yard owned and operated by RPCS in order to serve the U.S. utility-scale solar market, complementing the company’s Texas and California locations. RPCS is a solar tracker project design, supply and installation subcontractor based in Monterey, California. The team specializes… The post RP Construction Services opens solar distribution facility in Mississippi appeared first on Solar Power World.

Kentucky gets second large-scale solar project with 160-MW PPA announcement
28 May 2020 at 5:16pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Geronimo Energy, a National Grid company, and Big Rivers Electric Corporation announced the PPA for the Unbridled Solar Project in Henderson and Webster Counties, Kentucky. Unbridled Solar is a 160-MW clean solar energy project located in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) market, with an expected completion of 2023. This is the second large-scale solar array announced in… The post Kentucky gets second large-scale solar project with 160-MW PPA announcement appeared first on Solar Power World.

Solar Data Systems now offering utility-scale solar monitoring through new partnership
28 May 2020 at 4:06pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Solar Data Systems, an official provider of Solar-Log hardware-agnostic energy monitoring and management, has teamed up with iPLON India. As part of this cooperation, Solar Data Systems can offer iPLON’s solar PV monitoring systems, controllers and Total Life Cycle Management solutions in the U.S. for the large-scale/utility segments. “The cooperation with iPLON India takes Solar… The post Solar Data Systems now offering utility-scale solar monitoring through new partnership appeared first on Solar Power World.

GZA capping landfill for 3-MW Kearsarge Energy solar project
28 May 2020 at 3:57pm
by Billy Ludt
Kearsarge Energy has hired GZA, a multi-disciplinary firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water and construction management services, to support the brownfield development of a new 3-MW solar energy farm in Montague, Massachusetts. The system will include over 7,000 PV panels across 10.3 acres, coupled with energy storage capacity, capping a long-abandoned landfill in the Western… The post GZA capping landfill for 3-MW Kearsarge Energy solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

San Diego Blood Bank adds solar + storage system to power electric blood mobile fleet
28 May 2020 at 3:31pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, continues to grow its energy storage business in California, signing an agreement to manage a battery storage system as part of a solar + storage project at the San Diego Blood Bank. By combining onsite solar generation with a battery storage system, the Blood Bank… The post San Diego Blood Bank adds solar + storage system to power electric blood mobile fleet appeared first on Solar Power World.


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