Post Tagged with: "2019 July August Print Issue"

Dawn of the Lead: Don’t call it a comeback, lead batteries have been here for 160 years

Dawn of the Lead: Don’t call it a comeback, lead batteries have been here for 160 years

August 20, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

As we stare at the horizon of grid-tied residential solar + storage, waiting for the dawn of the lithium-based battery era, are we overlooking the potential of lead-acid batteries? “There’s inherent advantages in lead that aren’t talked about enough, and all of the lead battery companies are making money andRead More

Learned Behavior: Advances in machine-learning lead the way to true solar + storage profitability

Learned Behavior: Advances in machine-learning lead the way to true solar + storage profitability

August 13, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

In the compelling short story “Lifecycle of Software Objects,” author Ted Chiang explores a world in which artificial intelligence (AI) is reared and cared for just as you would a child. He did this because he sees the commitment life-long learning and development as the only true way for AIRead More

Stacks on Value Stacks: The large-scale solar plus storage market is coming together

Stacks on Value Stacks: The large-scale solar plus storage market is coming together

August 6, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Large-scale solar + storage is on the drawing boards of a host of major EPCs, with the current round of demonstration plants leading to wholesale installations by 2020, say several industry players. “While we are early in the deployment cycle for large-scale solar + storage, we expect a ramping atRead More

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

The Apollo Elementary School in Titusville, Fla., lost power during Hurricane Irma and used the solar + storage system to power emergency lights and charge cell phones. Photo Credit: Nick Waters, Florida Solar Energy Center

The Riddle of Resilience: What’s important for society and the economy and yet has no value?

July 23, 2019 at 8:05 am 0 comments

The Union of Concerned Scientists convened a group of diverse stakeholders in Chicago late last year to discuss the equitable deployment of energy storage. The participants developed a set of consensus principles for storage deployment that elevate the critical importance of community-led clean energy solutions. Listed second in those principlesRead More

Send in nominations for the Solar Builder Project of the Year Awards

Send in nominations for the Solar Builder Project of the Year Awards

July 9, 2019 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

Attention all solar industry stakeholders: Each year, Solar Builder seeks to highlight the most outstanding PV projects in the solar industry. Any PV project is eligible — big or small — and we want you to tell us about them. Was your installation innovative in some way? Did it helpRead More