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Vermeer PD10 Pile Driver

Vermeer PD10 Pile Driver

September 16, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

  Over the past several years, renewable energy sources – like solar – have become increasingly important contributors to the world’s store of available energy. To answer the need for quick-working, accurate equipment, Vermeer has developed the robust, productive PD10 pile driver. The PD10 has been specifically designed to meetRead More

Next Level Solar

Next Level Solar

August 26, 2019 at 11:13 am 0 comments

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 2:00 PM EDT
The next generation of inverters will be responsible for grounding the industry into stability. When developing the new inverter generation, manufacturers should adapt three major requirements that a future technology will have to satisfy. Currently manufacturers, like Fronius, offer future flexibility, reliability and optimization in their products.
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How does lower solar PV pricing impact the Caribbean? WRB Energy explains

How does lower solar PV pricing impact the Caribbean? WRB Energy explains

August 26, 2019 at 8:40 am 0 comments

By Chris Cadwell, WRB Energy, VP Renewable Energy Solar PV wholesale energy pricing is continuing to drop below two cents per kWh in the U.S., Latin America, and other regions. In the U.S., the sub-two cents/kWh solar price is a watershed moment because solar plus storage is now the cheapestRead More

ARCHIVED WEBINAR: Batteries Included — Optimizing New Home Construction to Minimize Costs while Maximizing Benefits of Energy Storage

ARCHIVED WEBINAR: Batteries Included — Optimizing New Home Construction to Minimize Costs while Maximizing Benefits of Energy Storage

August 1, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

With new Title 24 requirements in California and growing demand for power resilience across the country, incorporating an energy storage system (ESS) with home solar PV can provide meaningful differentiation for a new home. This webinar will cover best practices for optimizing the home and ESS design & build to keep installation costs low and maximize the marketable benefits of a home that can provide its own power.
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Burn before you build: The importance of destructive battery testing

Burn before you build: The importance of destructive battery testing

July 30, 2019 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Batteries solve the problem of intermittent solar irradiance and reliable clean energy. With energy storage systems, PV project owners and off-takers can continue using solar power long after the sun sets. After years of hype, battery systems are finally gaining traction in major markets, especially in states such as Hawaii,Read More

PV Pointer: Considerations for super small-scale ground-mount PV systems

PV Pointer: Considerations for super small-scale ground-mount PV systems

July 18, 2019 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

When does a ground-mount system work best? Many times, a roof mount is the only option due to space constraints, but when a bit of open land is available, putting a solar project on the ground provides some huge benefits to homeowners: Flexible design. While a roof is fixed atRead More

IHS Markit: The global solar EPC market continues to fragment (Sterling and Wilson takes top spot)

IHS Markit: The global solar EPC market continues to fragment (Sterling and Wilson takes top spot)

July 10, 2019 at 4:46 pm Comments are Disabled

By Josefin Berg, Research & Analysis Manager, Solar & Energy Storage, IHS Markit India-based Sterling and Wilson ascended to the top position in the global solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) market in 2018, as the company’s PV installations more than doubled for the year. Sterling and Wilson’s PV installationsRead More

Have a solid staging plan, especially on constrained-area sites like rooftops.

Four C&I solar project development lessons learned by Standard Solar

July 8, 2019 at 3:38 pm Comments are Disabled

One of the many reasons working for Standard Solar is so rewarding is that we do not design and install cookie-cutter projects. We customize each system with the specific host, site location, environmental situation and unique challenges of the project in mind. Overcoming these challenges and providing the best possibleRead More

How close is solar + storage to beating natural gas? WRI takes a look

How close is solar + storage to beating natural gas? WRI takes a look

July 8, 2019 at 10:35 am 1 comment

By Devashree Saha In April 2019, in the heart of coal country, Indiana regulators rejected a proposal by its electric and gas utility, Vectren, to replace baseload coal plants with a new $900 million, 850 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant. Regulators were concerned that with the dramatic decline in theRead More

IEEFA: Renewables poised to outpace coal on a quarterly basis starting with Q2 2019

IEEFA: Renewables poised to outpace coal on a quarterly basis starting with Q2 2019

June 26, 2019 at 3:49 pm Comments are Disabled

By Dennis Wamsted It’s in the books: Utility-scale renewable resources in the U.S. generated more electricity than coal for the first time in April—and the trend will likely persist through the entire second quarter of this year. If the projection comes to pass, it would mark the first time renewablesRead More