Products & Technology

World Bank Launches Online Tool Mapping Solar Potential

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 18, 2017

The World Bank, in partnership with the International Solar Alliance (ISA), has launched the Global Solar Atlas, a free, Web-based tool to help investors and policymakers identify potential sites for solar power generation virtually anywhere in the world. According to [Read More]

Solaria Announces PACE Eligibility Of PowerXT Modules

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 17, 2017

Module maker Solaria Corp. has announced that its Solaria PowerXT residential and commercial solar module products are now eligible for property-assessed clean energy (PACE) financing. PACE financing allows for customers to finance their photovoltaic systems as an assessment incorporated into [Read More]

CAISO Solar Test Verifies Renewables Can Boost Grid Reliability

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 13, 2017

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has posted results of tests conducted on a large solar plant, findings that the grid operator says could lead to better management and reliability of a grid at the vanguard of renewable energy integration. [Read More]

Sunnova Expands Solar Ownership Loan Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 10, 2017

Sunnova announced the expansion of its EZ Own Loan, which the residential solar company says allows homeowners to own their solar power system with no out-of-pocket expenses for down payments or maintenance. The EZ Own Loan will be offered through [Read More]

Ten K Solar And CleanFund Partner On PACE Financing

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 10, 2017

Ten K Solar, a provider of commercial rooftop PV systems, and CleanFund, a property-assessed clean energy (PACE) financier for commercial renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the U.S., have teamed up to offer PACE financing to Ten K Solar’s [Read More]

Navigant Research Tallies Nearly 1,700 Microgrid Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 06, 2017

Thanks, in large part, to the continued growth of energy storage and solar PV, Navigant Research has identified 1,681 microgrid projects that are proposed, under development or operating worldwide as of the fourth quarter of 2016. The latest edition of [Read More]

Tesla And Panasonic Start Production At Massive Battery Factory

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 05, 2017

Tesla, an electric vehicle (EV) and battery manufacturer and SolarCity’s new parent company, has kicked off battery cell production at its so-called Gigafactory in Reno, Nev., with partner Panasonic. In a blog post, Tesla says, “Tesla’s mission is to accelerate [Read More]

Sunworks To Deploy Sharp’s SmartStorage Systems

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 05, 2017

California-based Sunworks has selected Sharp Electronics Corp.’s SmartStorage system as the solar company’s primary energy storage solution. According to Sharp, the SmartStorage system is an intelligent, lithium-ion-based solution that uses predictive learning to reduce peak electricity consumption during demand spikes. [Read More]

Boviet Solar USA Launches New Module Lineup

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 03, 2017

Boviet Solar USA, the North American arm of Vietnam-based manufacturer Boviet Solar Technology Co. Ltd., has launched new solar modules and plans to begin shipping them in the first quarter of this year. Included in the new module lineup are [Read More]

imec: Ni-Cu-Ag-Plated Solar Modules Hit Reliability Milestone

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 03, 2017

Nanoelectronics research institute imec and BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. (Besi), a manufacturer of assembly equipment for the semiconductor industry, say they have demonstrated long-term reliability in five full-size 60-cell nickel/copper/silver (Ni/Cu/Ag)-plated solar cell modules. According to the partners, the modules [Read More]