Solar News – Page 4

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]

Duke Energy Plans Renewables Growth As Part Of Grid Modernization

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2017

Duke Energy has launched a $13 billion, 10-year initiative to modernize North Carolina’s electric system. Among the goals of the “Power/Forward Carolinas” project is expanding renewable energy in the state. According to Duke Energy, other plans include hardening the system [Read More]

Adara Power Launches New Residential Solar Storage System

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2017

Adara Power has announced the launch of its second-generation energy storage system for residential solar, the Adara Pulse. According to the Silicon Valley company, its Adara Pulse is an intelligent, stackable to 20 kWh residential energy storage solution driven by [Read More]

BNEF: Clean Energy Investment Market Was A Mixed Bag In Q1

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Global clean energy investment totaled $53.6 billion in the first quarter of this year (Q1’17), down 17% from Q1’16 but only 7% lower than the final quarter of last year, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). [Read More]

NV Energy Surpasses 2016 Renewable Energy Mandate

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Say what you will about NV Energy’s controversial stance against retail net-metering for rooftop solar, but the Nevada utility sure has embraced utility-scale renewable energy. According to NV Energy, the company achieved a 22.2% renewable credit level in southern Nevada [Read More]

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar Announces Compatibility With Tigo Optimizers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 11, 2017

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, a U.S. commercial PV inverter manufacturer, announced full compatibility of its three-phase string inverters with Tigo’s module optimizers, fully complying with the 2014 and 2017 National Electric Code (NEC) 690.12 Rapid Shutdown requirements. “We are pleased [Read More]

Trina Solar Introduces Duomax Twin Bifacial PERC Module

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 11, 2017

China-based PV manufacturer Trina Solar Ltd. has announced the launch of its bifacial module Duomax Twin. According to the company, the new solution integrates Trina Solar’s high-efficiency bifacial PERC cell and Duomax module technology. Duomax Twin generates power from both [Read More]

Chicago To Switch Public Buildings To 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 10, 2017

Chicago joins a growing list of U.S. cities that have made similar clean energy commitments.

Solar Sector Corporate Funding Bounces Back In Q1

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 10, 2017

In the first quarter of this year (Q1’17), total corporate funding in the global solar sector increased to $3.2 billion – double the $1.6 billion total seen in Q4’16, according to Mercom Capital Group. In a new report, the clean [Read More]

EIA: Solar Spurred Negative Wholesale Electricity Prices In Calif.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 10, 2017

On March 11, utility-scale solar generation in the territory of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) accounted for almost 40% of net grid power produced during the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., according to a new analysis from [Read More]