Products & Technology – Page 7

National Lab Researchers Work To Battle Solar Panel Corrosion

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 09, 2017

People think of corrosion as rust on cars or oxidation that blackens silver, but it also harms critical electronics and connections in solar panels, lowering the amount of electricity produced. That’s why researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are tackling ways [Read More]

Fraunhofer ISE Puts Novel TPedge Modules To The Test

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 09, 2017

The Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) says it has successfully tested the reliability of TPedge PV modules, novel solar technology the institute developed with project partners. According to Fraunhofer ISE, the TPedge concept reduces the material and [Read More]

AES Further Embraces Drones For Energy Project Inspections

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 08, 2017

Drone as a Service operator Measure has announced a new strategic partnership with The AES Corp., which will be using Measure’s services to remotely inspect energy infrastructure globally. AES, a Fortune 200 global power company, provides sustainable energy to 17 [Read More]

Vaisala Launches Ground-Based Solar Measurement Solution

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 07, 2017

Vaisala, an environmental and industrial measurement company, has officially announced the availability of a ready-to-install solar weather station that the company claims provides all of the instrumentation required by solar project developers, operators and their engineering teams for best-practice resource [Read More]

NREL Scientists Further Explore ‘Promise’ Of Perovskite Solar Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 06, 2017

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) say they determined that surface recombination limits the performance of polycrystalline perovskite solar cells. According to NREL, considerable research into perovskites at the national lab and elsewhere has [Read More]

SolarWorld Doubles Workmanship Warranty On Panels To 20 Years

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 03, 2017

Module manufacturer SolarWorld has doubled the duration of its workmanship warranty on its entire portfolio of solar panel products to 20 years. With the improvement in consumer protection, the company says it is among the first major producers of solar [Read More]

SCHMID Develops Process For Texturing Multi-Wafers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 02, 2017

Germany-based equipment provider SCHMID has developed a process for the texturing of diamond-wire-cut multi-wafers that the company says can easily can be integrated into existing production lines. The first modular wet process systems, called DW PreTex, will be shipped in [Read More]

Tucson Electric Power Turns To Energy Storage

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 01, 2017

Tucson Electric Power (TEP), a utility that provides electricity to approximately 417,000 customers in southern Arizona, says it is enhancing the resiliency of the local electric grid with three large-scale energy storage facilities. According to the utility, a subsidiary of [Read More]

Ideal Power Launches Stabiliti Power Conversion System

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 01, 2017

Texas-based Ideal Power Inc. has introduced Stabiliti, a grid-resilient 30 kW power conversion system (PCS) that the company says can be used for a multitude of applications, including microgrids, electric vehicle (EV) fast charging and peak shaving. According to the [Read More]

AMSC Unveils Volt/VAR Optimization Solution

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 01, 2017

Energy technology provider AMSC has launched D-VAR VVO, a new volt/VAR optimization solution designed to help utilities mitigate power quality issues on the distribution power grid for increased solar capacity and to support conservation voltage reduction management. The company says [Read More]