Search Results for "Hanwha" : 64

System designs like this squeeze as much energy out of your available space as possible.

Why energy density matters — and three ways to maximize it

August 7, 2017 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

In previous generations of solar installations, the primary cost-driver was the electricity-generating modules. But in the past five years, as costs for the modules themselves have fallen, myriad other costs have become far more central to making the economics of projects work. The increasing financial burden of fixed-cost items likeRead More

2016 Editor’s Choice Projects of the Year: Community Spirit

2016 Editor’s Choice Projects of the Year: Community Spirit

November 22, 2016 at 8:07 am 1 comment

We say it every year: When it comes to solar projects, we are all winners. We already announced the winners of our 2016 Project of the Year vote, but we at Solar Builder liked a bunch of the other submissions too. Here is the second in our series of Editor’sRead More

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Top 6 solar projects and transactions of the week (Sept. 26 – Sept. 30)

September 30, 2016 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

Pacific Ethanol 5-MW System – largest net-meter project in PG&E territory, largest PACE transaction Pacific Ethanol, a leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the United States, is installing a 5 MW solar PV system designed and built by Borrego Solar Systems at its Madera, Calif., plant. ThroughRead More

VOTE: 2016 Rooftop Solar Project of the Year

VOTE: 2016 Rooftop Solar Project of the Year

September 19, 2016 at 1:22 pm 1 comment

Polebridge Mercantile Off Grid Solar + Storage Project Location: Polebridge, Montana Size: 30 kW (57.8 kWh storage) Completed: August 2016 Polebridge Mercantile, located 45 miles from the Utility Grid on the western edge of Glacier National Park in Montana, has always had to rely on a diesel-powered generator and leadRead More

VOTE: 2016 Ground-Mount Project of the Year (utility)

VOTE: 2016 Ground-Mount Project of the Year (utility)

September 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm 2 comments

Town of Stafford Location: Stafford, Conn. Size: 3.45 MW Completed: July 2016 Challenges: Building this PV system on a rocky, steep terrain required special drillers just to install the piles. Some boulders pulled out were bigger than a pickup truck. Developer Standard Solar did a formal study and used innovativeRead More

Multiple PV manufacturers integrate new cell-string optimizer technology from Maxim

Multiple PV manufacturers integrate new cell-string optimizer technology from Maxim

September 12, 2016 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

New cell-string optimizer technology from Maxim Integrated Products Inc. allows photovoltaic panels to harvest significantly more energy and simplifies design complexity for solar installation projects. Maxim’s cell-string optimizers are highly integrated DC-DC converters that replace the bypass diode and perform maximum power point tracking (MPPT) deep inside the PV module.Read More

Post-Brexit: KACO brings on new sales manager in United Kingdom, Ireland

Post-Brexit: KACO brings on new sales manager in United Kingdom, Ireland

July 7, 2016 at 1:00 pm Comments are Disabled

KACO new energy, a global PV inverter manufacturer, has appointed a new sales manager for the North of the UK and Northern Ireland. Carl Cook, who has enormous sales experience and an outstanding track record, takes over the sales activities in the aforementioned areas. His work will focus in particularRead More

AET accounts for 145 mph winds in 5-MW installation in Puerto Rico

AET accounts for 145 mph winds in 5-MW installation in Puerto Rico

June 23, 2016 at 3:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Applied Energy Technologies (AET) completed a 5 MW solar installation project with Rosendin Construction Puerto Rico, LLC in Juncos, Puerto Rico. The modules installed for the project are Hanwha Q Cells 300W. The project will bring power to a Medtronic Pharmaceuticals facility. “It is a privilege to be selected forRead More

PV manufacturers investing $5 billion in capacity, tech upgrades

PV manufacturers investing $5 billion in capacity, tech upgrades

March 9, 2016 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

An obstacle in the way of massive solar growth around the world is having the capacity to meet the demand. The solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing sector is ready to meet this challenge as it looks to increase capital expenditure (capex) on new factories and technologies in 2016 by more than 60Read More

WATCH: PCI Solar constructs carport in Woodland, Calif.

WATCH: PCI Solar constructs carport in Woodland, Calif.

February 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

PCI Solar completed a solar carport array for the City of Woodland, Calif. The solar project, part of a 2.5-MW portfolio that PCI Solar is building for Woodland, was part of an RFP hosted by Terra Verde Renewable Partners. The system will help power the City of Woodland’s police headquarters. TheRead More