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UL Tackles How To Store Solar Using Old Electric Vehicle Batteries

Written by Ken Boyce on December 20, 2016

Second-life electric vehicle batteries are being evaluated for stationary energy storage uses. This can provide important new options to complement solar power and improve the sustainability and functionality of the grid.

Vermont Utility Offers Customers Chance To Go Off-Grid

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 20, 2016

Vermont-based utility Green Mountain Power (GMP) says it is providing customers the opportunity to go off-grid with a new package of products and services to increase energy independence and reduce carbon emissions. The product offering is fully customizable to meet [Read More]

Trina Solar Sets 22.61% Efficiency Record With Mono PERC Cell

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 19, 2016

Module manufacturer Trina Solar Ltd. says its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China (SKL PVST) has set a new world conversion efficiency record of 22.61% for a high-efficiency p-type mono-crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cell. According to [Read More]

Lazard: Costs Of Solar And Energy Storage Kept Dropping In 2016

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 16, 2016

Lazard Ltd., a financial advisory and asset management firm, has released two new reports verifying that the costs of solar PV and energy storage continue to drop. The company’s latest annual Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis (LCOE 10.0), which compares [Read More]

Suniva Completes Manufacturing Expansion At U.S. HQ

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 15, 2016

Suniva Inc., a manufacturer of solar cells and modules, has announced the completion of its manufacturing expansion at its U.S. headquarters, located in Norcross, Ga. The latest expansion increases the company’s Georgia-based manufacturing capacity to 450 MW. Suniva recently celebrated [Read More]

Sunrun Expands BrightBox Solar+Storage Offering To Calif. Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 14, 2016

After initially launching its Sunrun BrightBox solar-plus-storage solution in Hawaii earlier this year, residential solar provider Sunrun Inc. is now making the solution available to homeowners across California. According to the company, Sunrun BrightBox is a solar-plus-storage service that offers [Read More]

SolarEdge Introduces Accessories For PV Monitoring

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 13, 2016

SolarEdge Technologies Inc., a provider of PV inverters, power optimizers and module-level monitoring services, has launched communications and management accessories meant to enhance module-level monitoring and improve operations and maintenance. In an effort to speed up installation times and to [Read More]

Canadian Solar Opens Module Plant In Brazil

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 12, 2016

Canadian Solar has commenced solar module manufacturing at its new facility in Sorocaba, a municipality in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The company says the new plant will have an annual capacity of 380 MW. The official inauguration of [Read More]

SoCalGas And University Test Novel Renewable Energy Storage Process

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 09, 2016

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has announced the power-to-gas (P2G) hydrogen pipeline injection program it funds at the University of California Irvine has successfully demonstrated the use of excess renewable electricity that would otherwise go to waste. According to the [Read More]

Sunverge Introduces AC-Coupled Energy Storage System

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 08, 2016

California-based Sunverge Energy has announced the immediate availability of an AC-coupled model of its energy storage product. Offered to renewable energy installers and electric utility partners, the AC-coupled version of the company’s flagship Solar Integration System (SIS) provides the quality, [Read More]