Author: James Ayre

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Panasonic Hits 2 Decade Milestone For Solar HIT Modules

Originally published on CleanTechnica by James Ayre Panasonic’s solar photovoltaic HIT module production tech will pass the 20-year milestone this year, according to an email Panasonic sent to CleanTechnica. The company first debuted its patented, high-efficiency photovoltaic module back in 1997 and has since produced more than 18 million HIT modules. These solar photovoltaic modules make […]

February 14th

Tesla & SolarCity Shareholders Get Green Light From Top Independent Evaluator

Originally published on EV Obsession. The prominent advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has given its recommendation to support Tesla’s $2.3 billion SolarCity acquisition/merger, telling shareholders that Tesla would be able to bridge the funding gap with SolarCity, and also that the acquisition was an important step in the firm’s path to becoming an integrated sustainable […]

November 7th

2,834 MW Of Solar Energy Bids Submitted For Argentina’s Renewable Energy Tender

Argentina’s first renewable energy tender under the new RenovAr program has attracted more than 2,834 megawatts (MW) worth of solar energy project capacity bids, according to a recent public announcement from the country’s Ministry of Energy. This is despite the fact that the solar energy quota for the tender is just 300 MW. (To be […]

October 31st

Siva Power Brings On Bruce Sohn (Former First Solar Exec) As Vice Chairman Of The Board

The thin-film solar energy technology firm Siva Power has brought former First Solar executive Bruce Sohn on as its new Vice Chairman of the Board, according to recent reports. The hire is notable since Sohn has been credited as being one of the main driving forces behind First Solar’s impressive growth over recent times. Previously, Sohn […]

October 31st

Sonnen Announces Partnership With SolarWorld & PetersenDean

The European energy storage company Sonnen is partnering with the US companies SolarWorld and PetersenDean as part of its push into the American market, according to recent reports. In addition to the partnership with the US-based solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer, and with the residential roofing company, Sonnen will also be working with the residential solar […]

February 6th

Microgrids Can Integrate 50% Renewables Without Storage

Microgrids with up to 50% intermittent generation (solar photovoltaics, wind energy, etc) don’t need energy storage systems, so long as automation systems are utilized to help with grid stability, according to new research from ABB. The new work suggests that the old “upper limit” of 40% intermittent generation to a microgrid without energy storage systems […]

September 30th

3 FPL Solar Projects Advancing

The largest utility company in the Sunshine State, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), has revealed that 3 of the solar photovoltaic (PV) projects that the company is currently having developed in the state are on track to be completed in 2016. Once completed, these 3 projects will effectively triple the firm’s current solar energy capacity. […]

September 30th

4 MW Solar + Storage Installed In US In 2014, Set To Skyrocket In 2015

While only 4 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) + energy storage capacity was deployed in the US in 2014, significant change is coming to the sector, according to GTM Research. Altogether, less than 0.1% of all solar PV installations in 2014 were accompanied by energy storage systems. Amazingly, this is actually a decrease in installation […]

September 30th