Products & Technology

N.Y. Announces Funding Opportunity Under Smart Grid Initiative

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 21, 2016

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced $3.5 million in funding available for the private sector with solutions to make it easier, less costly and less time-consuming to connect renewable resources, such as solar and [Read More]

SEPA Guide Covers Grid-Support Capabilities Of DERs

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 20, 2016

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has announced a new report that covers the technical capabilities of distributed energy resources (DERs) – including solar, storage, energy efficiency and demand management – to provide critical grid-support services to help utilities maintain [Read More]

Trina Solar Claims New Module Efficiency Record

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 19, 2016

China-based PV module manufacturer Trina Solar Ltd. says that its lab has set a new world record of 19.86% aperture efficiency with the company’s “Honey Plus” multicrystalline silicon (mc-Si) solar module, which contains 120 pieces of P-type mc-Si solar cells [Read More]

Battery Storage Company sonnen Gains New Investors

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2016

Germany-based energy storage company sonnen has completed a new financing round with a total equity amount of $85 million. sonnen says the financing will enable the company to continue its growth in Germany and deepen its expansion into international markets, [Read More]

sonnen And AutoGrid Combine Forces For Storage Management

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 14, 2016

Germany-based sonnen has partnered with California-based software company AutoGrid to fully integrate AutoGrid Flex, a flexibility management application suite, with sonnen’s residential and commercial energy storage technology in the U.S. market. According to the companies, the AutoGrid Flex application suite [Read More]

Study Highlights Rise Of Microgrid Partnerships

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 12, 2016

Microgrids are one of the hottest topics in the renewable energy world, and there is increasing interest in strategic partnerships in the microgrid market, according to a report from consultancy THEnergy. The report says solar and wind energy are changing [Read More]

Astronergy Enters Monocrystalline Solar Module Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 11, 2016

Astronergy, a manufacturer that has been focused on polycrystalline solar modules, is entering the market for monocrystalline modules and now producing both types of products at the company’s plant in Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany. The manufacturer, which is part [Read More]

Solar Frontier Surpasses 4 GW Module Shipment Mark

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 11, 2016

Tokyo-based manufacturer Solar Frontier says the total cumulative shipments of its CIS thin-film solar panels have surpassed 4 GW, now reaching approximately 60 countries around the world. Some of the 11 new countries that have had approximately 1 GW of [Read More]

ABB Launches Integrated Microgrid Solution

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 10, 2016

ABB has announced a modular and scalable “plug and play” microgrid solution. The Switzerland-based technology company says the solution is relevant for mature and emerging countries and will help maximize the use of renewable energy sources while reducing dependence on [Read More]

NREL Researchers Make Breakthrough On Perovskite Solar Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 07, 2016

Scientists with the U.S. Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for the first time discovered how to make perovskite solar cells out of quantum dots and used the new material to convert sunlight to electricity with 10.77% efficiency. The [Read More]