Products & Technology – Page 10

SMA Hits 10 GW Installation Milestone In North America

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 08, 2016

Germany-based SMA Solar Technology AG says it has installed at least 10 GW of solar inverter capacity in North America. According to the company, the milestone comes after SMA increased its installed capacity across the continent by 33% in less [Read More]

NEXTracker Inks MSA With Biosar For Solar Tracker Tech

Posted by Amanda Fava on November 07, 2016

Solar tracker manufacturer NEXTracker has signed a master services agreement (MSA) to deliver its solar tracker technology to Biosar, an engineering, procurement and construction firm and part of the Aktor Construction Group. The project for which the technology will be [Read More]

Arcadia Power Unveils Nationwide Community Solar Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 04, 2016

Arcadia Power, an online renewable energy company, has announced a nationwide community solar platform that it says gives people around the U.S. the opportunity to support solar energy and get savings on their bills – no matter where they live. [Read More]

Mercedes-Benz Energy Storage Systems Are Coming To The U.S.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 03, 2016

Germany-based Mercedes-Benz is bringing its stationary energy storage business to the U.S. To handle the expansion, parent company Daimler AG has established a new unit, Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas LLC, which will assume the development and sales of the storage systems [Read More]

Elon Musk Unveils Solar Roofs, Powerwall 2

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 31, 2016

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and chairman of SolarCity, introduced highly anticipated solar roof tiles and the newest Powerwall energy storage product during an event at Universal Studios in Los Angeles on Friday. The joint Tesla/SolarCity launch event came as [Read More]

EPRI And Eaton Test How New Tech Could Help The Grid

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 27, 2016

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and power management company Eaton have announced a collaborative demonstration fielded by EPRI with utility providers across the U.S. to test a new Eaton circuit breaker designed to improve utility service reliability and optimize [Read More]

Vt. Utility Uses Solar Storage Project To Reduce Peak Demand

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 26, 2016

Vermont-based Green Mountain Power (GMP) has announced the utility is using its Stafford Hill Solar Farm, a microgrid that combines 2 MW of solar panels with 3.4 MWh of battery storage, to reduce peak power usage and save customers money. [Read More]

Sunrun And LG Chem Partner On U.S. Residential Solar+Storage

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 26, 2016

Residential solar provider Sunrun Inc. and battery manufacturer LG Chem have announced a partnership to launch LG Chem’s energy storage technology in the U.S. residential solar market. Specifically, Sunrun says it will offer LG Chem’s lithium-ion RESU batteries through Sunrun [Read More]

Oxford, Stanford Researchers Hit Milestone With Perovskite Solar Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 25, 2016

Researchers from the University of Oxford and Stanford University have created all-perovskite tandem solar cells that convert sunlight to electricity at efficiencies above 20%, with the potential to go much higher. According to the scientists, these solar cells could rival [Read More]

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]