Solar Archive

23 Jul 2014

Sungevity Customers Can Use Instant iQuote To Price Solar Systems

Originally Published in the ECOreport All images courtesy Sungevity Sungevity was the first solar company to use remote satellite design (RSD) technology through the internet, which could produce price quotes in 24 hours. Their most recent version
22 Jul 2014

Is Solar Leading US Energy, in terms of installations?

Originally Published in the ECOreport Solar Panels in the Midst - Courtesy Oregon Department of Transportation, CC by SA, 2.0 The most recent Ferc report states that the Natural gas sector continues to lead the US, in terms
22 Jul 2014

NRG Energy acquires Spanish Town Estate solar project in US Virgin Islands

NRG Energy has acquired the 4MW AC Spanish Town Estate solar project on the island of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) from Toshiba International. CTBR – News
22 Jul 2014

Utilities Cry “Fowl” Over Duck Chart And Distributed Solar Power

The rapid changes to the electricity system being wrought by distributed solar have utilities crying out, and they’ve poured much of their distributed solar angst into a chart being shared throughout the energy nerdocracy – the duck. The
22 Jul 2014

Grupotec wins contracts for 200MW of solar power projects in UK

Grupotec Renewables has secured contracts for projects totaling 200MW of solar power in the UK. CTBR – News
21 Jul 2014

New Insight Into Hot Carriers May Help Make Better Solar Cells

Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a method to study the properties of “hot carriers” in semiconductors. This method could hold the key to the design and development of new, more efficient solar cells.
21 Jul 2014

The Continuing Exponential Growth Of Global Solar PV Production & Installation

By Mike Shurtleff For years, I’ve been following the exponential growth of Global Solar PV production/installation, starting with this article in 2007: “PV production up 50% in 2007,” in which it was stated that solar PV production had “jumped
21 Jul 2014

Behind the scenes of Aquion Energy’s battery factory & the future of solar storage

Drive about 45 minutes southeast of downtown Pittsburgh, out to the edge of Westmoreland County, and you’ll reach a sprawling, cavernous factory whose history shadows the ebb and flow of technology trends and American manufacturing. In the
20 Jul 2014

Why Solar Installers Are Becoming Vertically Integrated

Originally published on Rocky Mountain Institute By Robert McIntosh and James Mandel. A curious trend’s been washing through U.S. solar recently: vertical integration, the process of companies owning more and more of their own supply chains. Sunrun, a
18 Jul 2014

GlobalData: Solar PV Leads in Distributed Generation

A new study by GlobalData found that solar Photovoltaics (PVs) are already leading the world in the distributed power market consisting of 48 percent of the total distributed power capacity installed last year. In addition, the amount