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Details on an optimized 343-kW PV system completed at a California sports facility

Details on an optimized 343-kW PV system completed at a California sports facility

April 20, 2017 at 1:39 pm 0 comments

HelioPower completed two commercial PV systems at a state-of-the-art Southern California sports center in Ladera Ranch. The 63,000 sq-ft gym now sports a 343 kW system optimized with SolarEdge’s DC optimized inverter solution, coupled with the PredictEnergy Commercial Energy Management System. This represents a significant milestone in Ladera’s sustainability programRead More

LG Chem debuts residential battery system in the U.S.

LG Chem debuts residential battery system in the U.S.

April 20, 2017 at 12:59 pm 0 comments

LG Chem Ltd., a global leader in lithium-ion batteries for automotive, stationary and consumer applications, has formally launched its range of award-winning residential battery systems in the North American market. Battery details LG Chem’s North American residential battery range offers AC- and DC-coupled solutions with capacities up to 9.8 kilowattRead More

Solar-plus-storage microgrid now live at Panasonic’s Denver operations hub

Solar-plus-storage microgrid now live at Panasonic’s Denver operations hub

April 20, 2017 at 12:40 pm 0 comments

Younicos has commissioned a 1 MW / 2 MWh lithium-ion battery system in partnership with Panasonic and Xcel Energy. The news was announced at the Energy Storage Association’s 27th Annual Conference, which offered two delegate group tours of the multi-resource microgrid. The system is located at Peña Station NEXT, aRead More

Lack of qualified workers hurting solar installer growth, says new report

Lack of qualified workers hurting solar installer growth, says new report

April 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

Two-thirds of solar installation firms report that difficulty finding qualified applicants is increasing costs and impacting their ability to grow, according to a new research report released by The Solar Foundation, National Administrator of the Solar Training Network. The report also shows that increased investment in post-hire training could reduceRead More

PV cost reduction: Germany’s M10 Industries boosts its crystalline solar cell soldering speed

PV cost reduction: Germany’s M10 Industries boosts its crystalline solar cell soldering speed

April 20, 2017 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

With its Kubus tabber-stringer, M10 Industries AG from Freiburg, Germany, has once again achieved a new performance record in the industrial soldering of crystalline solar cells and has set a new standard. With 5,500 cells per hour and unique plant availability (uptime) of 98 percent, Kubus is the only tabber-stringerRead More

Chicago steps up: City buildings to run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2025

Chicago steps up: City buildings to run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2025

April 19, 2017 at 11:20 am 0 comments

A group of Chicago’s political leaders jointly announced their commitment to move their buildings’ electricity use to 100 percent renew-able energy by 2025 this week. When implemented, Chicago will be the largest major city in the country to have a 100 percent renewable energy supply for its public buildings. “AsRead More

Hawaii expands customer grid supply capacity (adding 20 MW)

Hawaii expands customer grid supply capacity (adding 20 MW)

April 19, 2017 at 11:11 am 0 comments

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) made a decision to expand capacity of its customer grid supply CGS program to add 20 MW of capacity — an estimated 2,800 rooftop solar systems. The CGS program provides utility customers a PUC-approved credit for any surplus electricity their solar installations export to theRead More

Several ‘firsts’ achieved in this New York City apartment microgrid project

Several ‘firsts’ achieved in this New York City apartment microgrid project

April 19, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Construction work has begun on Demand Energy‘s renewable-energy-plus-storage microgrid at Marcus Garvey Village, a mixed-income apartment complex in New York City owned by L+M Development Partners. This will be the first lithium-ion battery-based microgrid in the city. Firsts! The project achieves several significant milestones for New York City’s power grid:Read More

Solar module tech company Solaria sues for misappropriation of trade secrets

Solar module tech company Solaria sues for misappropriation of trade secrets

April 19, 2017 at 10:46 am 0 comments

Solaria Corp., global provider of solar module technologies, filed suit against Jiangsu Sera-phim 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, Solaria contends that defendants misappropriated Solaria’s trade secrets regardingRead More

SMA system selected for pilot storage program at NREL facility

SMA system selected for pilot storage program at NREL facility

April 19, 2017 at 10:35 am 0 comments

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) will utilize SMA technology for a 1 MW battery pilot project at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), the nation’s premier wind energy technology research facility. Using the proven RESolve energy storage system, the project will testRead More

 
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