Solar News – Page 9

Energy Commission Doles Out Funding For Renewable Energy Research

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 13, 2017

In a business meeting today, the California Energy Commission approved research grants for a wide range of projects, including six grants totaling nearly $7.5 million for solar energy. According to the energy commission, the grants were awarded from the Electric [Read More]

Session Recaps From Intersolar/ees North America In San Francisco

Written by Intersolar/ees North America Press Service on July 13, 2017

Here’s a brief round-up of what you might’ve missed during the major co-located solar and energy storage events on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Solar Advocates Push Mass. Agency For ‘Smarter’ Incentive Program

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 12, 2017

Industry organizations and advocates representing Massachusetts’ 488 solar employers are joining forces in calling for significant changes to be made to the state Department of Energy Resources’ (DOER) Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program. As previously reported, SMART is a long-term [Read More]

DOE Offers $46.2M Funding For SunShot Initiative Solar Projects

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 12, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $46.2 million for 48 solar projects as part of its SunShot Initiative. According to the DOE, these projects are intended to develop innovative, early-stage solar power technologies, which are aimed at lowering [Read More]

AES, Siemens Form Fluence Joint Venture For Energy Storage

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 12, 2017

AES Corp. and Siemens are joining forces to create a new global energy storage technology and services company. Dubbed Fluence, the 50/50 joint venture will be headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area and will have additional offices in Erlangen, Germany, [Read More]

EIA’s Short-Term Forecast Bodes Well For Small-Scale Solar

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 11, 2017

For the first time, the U.S. agency has included small-scale PV in its Short-Term Energy Outlook.

LG Electronics USA Launches Two New Residential Solar Panel Products

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 11, 2017

Englewood Cliffs, N.J.-based LG Electronics USA has announced the launch of two new solar panels for residential installation. The LG NeON R is a 60-cell solar panel for residential installation with back contact. The newly released technology has all electrodes on the rear [Read More]

Climate Group Initiative Boasts 100 Members Fully Committed To Renewables

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 11, 2017

With the new additions of AkzoNobel N.V., AXA, Burberry and the Carlsberg Group, The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative – representing large businesses transitioning to 100% renewable energy globally – has reached a 100-member milestone. According to The Climate Group, RE100 [Read More]

NEXTracker Introduces Self-Adjusting Control System For Solar Plants

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 11, 2017

California-based NEXTracker, a Flex company, has launched an intelligent, self-adjusting tracker control system for solar power plants called TrueCapture. According to the company, TrueCapture’s technology continuously refines the tracking algorithm of each individual solar array in response to existing site and [Read More]

Drone Services Company Launches Turnkey Solar Solutions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 11, 2017

Measure, a provider of drone services for enterprise customers, has launched a new suite of inspection solutions specifically for solar plant maintenance. The Drone as a Service company, based out of Washington, D.C., says the new turnkey solutions enable solar [Read More]