News

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

Eos Aurora DC Battery System under new, lower pricing model

Eos Aurora DC Battery System under new, lower pricing model

April 18, 2017 at 2:23 pm 0 comments

Eos Energy Storage is moving its Eos Aurora DC Battery System to a forward-pricing model. The company is taking orders today for volume purchases at a price of $160 per usable kWh for shipment in 2017 and $95 per usable kWh for shipment in 2022. Eos says it is theRead More

The NX Horizon, formerly the Self-Powered Tracker, brings self-contained motor power to each row.

Report: NEXTracker led PV tracker market share in 2016

April 18, 2017 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

NEXTracker, a Flex company, has attained the number one global market share position for the second consecutive year among PV solar tracker manufacturers in 2016. According to GTM Research’s upcoming Global PV Tracker Landscape Report 2017, NEXTracker captured 30 percent of the global PV tracker market share by megawatts (MWdc)Read More

This new Silver-on-Aluminum paste could boost PV cell efficiency

This new Silver-on-Aluminum paste could boost PV cell efficiency

April 18, 2017 at 9:15 am 0 comments

PLANT PV, a photovoltaic materials innovator, sent word about a breakthrough that enables solar cell manufacturers to capture greater solar cell power output and with no added investment cost for cell producers. “For 20 years the industry has had to accept an efficiency loss from printing silver bus bars directlyRead More

ATI’s new vertical mount motor system deployed in Caprock Solar Farm

ATI’s new vertical mount motor system deployed in Caprock Solar Farm

April 18, 2017 at 8:01 am 0 comments

Array Technologies, Inc., just completed a 25 MW solar tracking installation at the Caprock Solar Farm in Quay County, N.M. Array worked alongside engineering, procurement and construction provider Swinerton Renewable Energy to bring efficient solar energy assets to project owner Duke Energy Renewables. The Western Farmers Electric Cooperative has contracted aRead More

Top 5 battery installation issues for solar installers

Top 5 battery installation issues for solar installers

April 17, 2017 at 10:30 am 0 comments

With the right installation, battery banks can provide reliable power for years. In this article, you’ll discover how to avoid costly, hard-to-diagnose battery installation mistakes, and you’ll learn a holistic approach that prevents costly errors long before installation. 1. Not Starting with Efficiency Each additional kWh of energy demand requiresRead More

SEIA meets with Rick Perry to talk solar innovations, storage and future of the grid

SEIA meets with Rick Perry to talk solar innovations, storage and future of the grid

April 17, 2017 at 9:35 am 1 comment

As competitive as solar energy prices have become, political energy is still the most influential factor for industry growth. There is a lot of bulletin board material for the industry to crow about — like these job reports — but changing hearts and minds takes time. The Solar Energy IndustriesRead More

40-MW Solar Frontier plant sold to Dominion Resources

40-MW Solar Frontier plant sold to Dominion Resources

April 17, 2017 at 9:20 am 0 comments

  Solar Frontier Americas has sold its 40 megawatts (DC) Midway II solar power plant to a subsidiary of Dominion Energy Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion Resources, Inc., one of the leading energy suppliers in the country. Dominion serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers throughoutRead More

Yaskawa-Solectria Solar inverters now fully compatible with Tigo optimizers

Yaskawa-Solectria Solar inverters now fully compatible with Tigo optimizers

April 17, 2017 at 9:13 am 0 comments

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar 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 to offer our customers a solution that complies with the upcoming module-level rapid shutdown requirements,” saidRead More

Solar industry funding report for Q1 2017: Was there a ‘Trump effect’?

Solar industry funding report for Q1 2017: Was there a ‘Trump effect’?

April 17, 2017 at 9:06 am 0 comments

The question on the collective renewable energy industry’s mind since last November has been, “How will the election of Donald Trump impact us?” Mercom’s Q1 Solar 2017 Funding and M&A Report gives the first bit of insight into investor confidence in the solar industry since President Trump took office. TotalRead More

 
Subscribe to Solar Builder Digital
Subscribe to Solar Builder Print
PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Imh0dHA6Ly9zb2xhcmJ1aWxkZXJtYWcuY29tL3BvcHVwLmh0bWwiIGhlaWdodD0iNDAwcHgiIHdpZHRoPSI2MDBweCI+PC9pZnJhbWU+