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SunPower Launches Remote Operations For Large-Scale Solar

SunPower has announced the launch of a remote operations control center for monitoring and controlling large-scale solar power plants. The remote operations control center (ROCC) is designed to monitor and control large-scale solar power plants that SunPower is currently operating throughout the United States (including those projects owned by its joint-yieldco company, 8point3 Energy Partners), as […]

October 7th

Managing Europe’s Energy Grid During the Solar Eclipse on 3/20/15

(Originally published on Several months in advance of the March 20, 2015 total solar eclipse, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) began evaluating the risk to Europe’s energy grid. Because the European energy grid incorporates significant solar generation, the risk of negative impact during a solar eclipse needed to be […]

March 24th

IEA Solar Report Provides Wealth of Information (14 Charts)

The newest edition of the Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme report was recently released by the IEA — detailing a huge quantity of different aspects of the global solar PV market as well as country- and region-specific solar PV markets. This 19th edition of the report provides a number of highly interesting/useful graphs, some of which are posted below. Providing […]

October 16th

Solar-Powered Compact Car For Southern Europe?

Generally speaking, I don’t think solar-powered cars are very practical. They are fun and do highlight how far we’ve come. They may help to advance certain electric car technologies and designs. However, except for certain niche situations (like a hospital car for rural Zimbabwe), they have serious limitations. For one, solar panels aren’t cheap — […]

August 12th