Solar Panels News

  • Corporate solar buyback success story

    When Accrington-based textile manufacturing firm Lantex installed their 14.4KWp solar PV system in September 2010, they considered it to be a long-term investment in securing lower electricity bills and a reduced carbon footprint for the company. However, with the help of Lightsource’s rooftop buyback system, Lantex has been able to see an early return on their investment, while still ...

  • Superior Tank - We don’t crack under pressure!

    In the bolted steel tank industry, two coating options are common; factory powder coating and glass-fused-to-steel coating. Each of the coatings has its own unique properties and characteristics when applied to bolted tanks and steel tanks for water storage. Bolted tanks with a glass-fused-to-steel coating are attractive to potential buyers as the coating is non-porous and very rigid. The glass ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Report: US electricity grid faces “imminent danger” of cyber attacks

    On the heels of revelations that a foreign-directed hacking operation attempted to disrupt the 2016 election, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has warned the country faces “imminent danger” from cyber attacks on its electricity system and needs to adopt new policies to combat cyber threats. Last week, the agency released the second installment of its comprehensive Quadrennial ...

  • Natcore’s 200 MW Vietnam Solar Project receives essential government approvals

    A US$300 million solar project managed by Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; OTCQB: NTCXF) has been included in the list of selected projects for the development of solar energy in Vietnam’s Binh Thuan Province of Vietnam, and has been approved by the Province People’s Committee. ...


    By Natcore Technology, Inc.

  • AQMesh solar unit gives flexible air quality monitoring

    January, for many of us, is a strange time to focus on solar energy but a new solar power unit designed specifically to power the AQMesh air quality monitoring system can power a full-specification pod throughout any western European winter. Lithium batteries established AQMesh as the first reliable ‘small sensor’ air quality monitoring device that ...


    By AQMesh

  • Hawaiian Electric aims to hit 100 percent renewable goal 5 years early

    Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO) has delivered plans showing a progression to 100 percent renewable energy by 2040, 5 years ahead of a state mandated goal. According to its latest Power Supply Improvement Plan (PSIP) filed with regulators last week, HECO will provide 48 percent renewable power by 2020 without the use of imported liquefied natural gas (LNG), which has been touted as a bridge fuel to ...

  • 2017 is already looking bright for AES Solar

    2016 has been a challenging year for the UK renewable industries but also generally in the business markets due to a number of political outcomes and decisions which have created uncertainty across the globe. Despite these uncertainties it is with great pleasure ...


    By AES Ltd

  • Lightsource & EDF Announce Joint Venture!

    EDF Energy and Lightsource Renewable Energy have joined forces for a new “smart home” energy trial. They are offering householders in the South West, South East and the Midlands the chance to get solar panels and battery storage systems in a bid to help them cut their energy use as well as reduce reliance on the grid. Dubbed ‘Sunplug’, the smart home solution is initially ...

  • £600m Solar Buyback Scheme

    Lightsource Renewable Energy has revealed it is looking to invest up to £600m over the next five years in buying solar assets from households and businesses, as it looks to diversify its revenue streams. ...


    By Qualtrax Inc

  • In a National First, SoCalGas and University of California Irvine Successfully Test Innovative Technology that Stores Renewable Energy

    Southern California Gas Co. has announced the power-to-gas ("P2G") hydrogen pipeline injection program it funds at the University of California Irvine has successfully demonstrated the use of excess renewable electricity that would otherwise go to waste. P2G is a technique for converting surplus clean energy from solar panels or wind farms into hydrogen, which ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • DNV GL Introduces Power Cybernetics

    New software-driven power electronics, which are quickly becoming the norm in the electricity system, are currently not always adequately tested by the electricity industry. This leads to an increased risk of failures in the power network, according to a new position paper from global technical consultancy DNV GL. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Tesla officially acquires SolarCity

    After shareholders voted to approve a merger between Tesla Motors and SolarCity by a wide margin, Tesla announced this week it has officially closed the SolarCity acquisition. The company announced the merger with a brief statement on Monday. “We’re pleased to announce that Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity closed this morning,” the statement said. The merger positions ...

  • Identifying Environmental and Occupational Exposure Risks to Suspected Carcinogens in Puerto Rico

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the 14th Report on Carcinogens (RoC). It contained newly reviewed substances that are known or reasonably anticipated to cause cancer in humans. Included in this list was the metallic element cobalt and cobalt compounds that release cobalt ions in vivo. The National Toxicology Program (NTP), ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Florida coalition defeat controversial utility-backed solar amendment

    Florida voters rejected a utility-backed ballot measure Tuesday aimed at blocking third-party competition in the state’s rooftop solar market. The measure, Amendment 1, would have embedded new language into the Florida Constitution that would have affirmed the right of customers to own and lease solar panels, a right consumers already have. In actuality, the measure would have protected the ...

  • Solar Containerized Swro Systems

    Advanced equipment and Services has developed the most energy efficient solar desalination system in the market at the lowest capital and maintenance cost, The solar panels can operate the SWRO system at 100% design capacity Advanced equipment and Services has developed the most energy ...

  • NRG Home Solar Drafts Connor Barwin to Install Panels for New Jersey Couple

    It was 9 a.m. on the dot when the NRG Home Solar crew rolled up as scheduled to a home nestled in a Cherry Hill, N.J. neighborhood. The homeowners were excited to have their solar panels installed, but as they flung open the door to greet the installation crew, they were thrilled to find star Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin standing there. Longtime partner of NRG, and known for his ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • AEP to refocus investments on regulated operations, renewables

    After taking a $2.3 billion charge to reflect declining values of its coal-fired power plants, American Electric Power (AEP) has announced it will be focusing investments on regulated operations and renewable energy. AEP says it will invest approximately $17.3 billion over the period 2017 to 2019 in its core regulated operations and contracted renewables.  Most of the new spending will be in ...

  • Bullfrog Power and Pender Solar Initiative launch a new solar project on BC’s Pender School

    Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and Pender Solar Initiative are announcing the launch of a new solar project on British Columbia’s Pender School. The project is part of Pender Solar Initiative’s 2020 campaign to install solar PV systems on the roof of every suitable public building on Pender, BC, by 2020. “We are ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Xcel plans for large, low-income solar energy program in Colorado

    The growth in solar energy has been dramatic in the U.S., but for the most part, low-income households unable to afford rooftop arrays or shares in solar gardens have been left out in the cold—that may be about to change in Colorado. Xcel Energy, the state’s largest electricity provider, is proposing a plan for nearly 20 megawatts of solar arrays for low-income customers, enough for ...

  • EPRI, Eaton Field Test Innovative Circuit Breaker Technology for Grid Optimization

    October 27, 2016 -- The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and power management company Eaton today announced a collaborative demonstration fielded by EPRI with utility providers across the United States to test a new Eaton circuit breaker designed to improve ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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