Solar News – Page 2

LG Chem Launches Residential Battery Systems In North America

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 19, 2017

LG Chem Ltd., a provider of lithium-ion batteries for automotive, stationary and consumer applications, has formally launched its range of residential battery systems in the North American market. The launch follows successful completion of UL certification and represents LG Chem’s [Read More]

TrinaBESS Brings Large-Scale Storage Solution To U.S. Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 19, 2017

TrinaBESS has announced the introduction of its large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) called TrinaMega to the U.S. market. According to the company, TrinaMega is a modular plug-and-play containerized BESS solution entirely custom made in order to answer specific battery [Read More]

Solar Manufacturer Suniva Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 18, 2017

A few weeks after announcing “significant” layoffs, Suniva, a Georgia-based manufacturer of solar cells and modules, has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Suniva revealed the layoffs at both of its U.S. plants in late March but provided few details; [Read More]

SEIA Issues Apology Amid Allegation Of ‘Intimidation Tactics’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 18, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has issued a public apology after coming under fire from Dr. Julianne Malveaux, an economist, journalist and social commentator who claims SEIA used “intimidation tactics” in response to an op-ed she wrote. For its [Read More]

Solaria Launches Lawsuit Over Solar Module Technology

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 18, 2017

Solar module manufacturer Solaria Corp. has filed a lawsuit against Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System Co. Ltd., Seraphim Solar USA Manufacturing Inc., and Suzhou Autoway System Co. Ltd. in Federal District Court for the Northern District of California. In the lawsuit, [Read More]

A National First: Md. Legislature Passes Energy Storage Tax Credits

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 17, 2017

Maryland is “charging ahead” and embracing a new type of incentive for storage technology, according to the Energy Storage Alliance.

Albuquerque Officials Reveal Major Solar Plan For City Buildings

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 17, 2017

On Saturday, Albuquerque, N.M., City Councilors Pat Davis and Isaac Benton announced the city is taking the first steps to install over $25 million worth of solar projects on municipal buildings. This will be the first phase in fulfilling the [Read More]

Homeowners Searching For Solar Solutions With Aesthetic Impact

Written by Erin Vaughan on April 13, 2017

Curbside appeal is important for homeowners, and some might not like the look of conventional solar panels. Is it time for the industry to embrace more unconventional solutions?

APS Maps Out Cleaner Future For Arizona Grid

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2017

Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) says its customers will benefit from increasingly clean, reliable and affordable energy – and a smarter, stronger energy grid – through steps outlined in the utility’s 2017 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The result of a [Read More]

NREL Reclaims World Record For Solar Hydrogen Production

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2017

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have recaptured the record for highest efficiency in solar hydrogen production via a photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting process. According to NREL, the new solar-to-hydrogen (STH) efficiency record is [Read More]