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The growing importance of design tools in energy management
16 Jan 2020 at 3:07pm


Turkish solar eyes 1GW-a-year growth after nearing cumulative 6GW
20 Jan 2020 at 12:11pm
Rooftop momentum in 2020 will give way to more diversified growth in 2021, PV body GÜNDER tells PV Tech.



Total and Marubeni go bifacial to deliver Qatar’s utility-scale PV debut
20 Jan 2020 at 12:09pm
800MW project will help Gulf nation diversify energy mix and deliver 'carbon-neutral' football World Cup in 2022.



JinkoSolar sets mono-PERC bifacial solar module efficiency improvements
20 Jan 2020 at 11:40am
JinkoSolar has set new conversion efficiency improvements for its P-type PERC and N-type ‘HOT’ bifacial solar modules.



PODCAST: Australia, Germany and the coal problem; and the Middle East’s evolving power grid
20 Jan 2020 at 9:43am
Episode six of the podcast explores Australia and Germany's relationship with coal amidst rampant bush fires, plus future grids



Microsoft, Pepsi and Visa make moves in week of corporate renewable pledges
17 Jan 2020 at 5:28pm
Technology giant, food multinational and payments specialist eye green-only electricity supply.



Tunisia picks Engie-Nareva duo to deploy 120MWp solar project
17 Jan 2020 at 1:38pm
Consortium lands contract for Gafsa PV plant after tabling bid of US$0.0272/kWh.



US soars and China slumps as global PV investment dips year-on-year
17 Jan 2020 at 12:29pm
BNEF: Solar rush in America and Spain helps bolster 2019's declining global solar finance figures.



Solarcentury starts construction on 300MW PV project in Spain
17 Jan 2020 at 6:54am


BlackRock pledges to divest from coal, take active role in energy transition
16 Jan 2020 at 4:16pm
World's largest asset manager will fully pull out of thermal coal investments by mid-2020.



Calls mount for larger German solar tenders after latest bidding rush
16 Jan 2020 at 1:22pm
Industry urges for more capacity as recent auction awards 501MW where 1.3GW was requested.



Gulf nations grappling with the realities of the clean energy transition
16 Jan 2020 at 1:08pm
As >9GW of nuclear and solar prepares to come online in Abu Dhabi, the emirate and its neighbours open up to the grid challenge




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An Educated Consumer Chooses Solar Energy

New Jersey Solar Panel Installation Costs 2019
19 Sep 2019 at 4:54pm
by Staff Writer
When you start researching costs, it gets overwhelming very quickly. Costs vary from company to company, and when you start throwing in incentives, rebates, and tax credits, your simple Google search turns into a complex, algebraic equation. Before you know it, you’re knee-deep in solar policy on some government website, calculator in hand, ready to […]The post New Jersey Solar Panel Installation Costs 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How to Choose a Solar Installer
8 Sep 2019 at 1:05am
by Staff Writer
So, you have done your research on the benefits of solar energy and decided to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system to power your property, what now? The next important step is choosing a solar installer to set up the system for you. Picking the right installer is vital since poorly-done work can lead to […]The post How to Choose a Solar Installer appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019
26 Aug 2019 at 6:58pm
by Staff Writer
Do you own a property in Massachusetts and want to get solar panels installed on it, but are worried about huge expenses? If so, you should know that there are several financial incentives available in the state currently, making 2019 the right year for you to go solar. Like most other states today, Massachusetts encourages its […]The post Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer?
4 Aug 2019 at 6:26pm
by Guest Writer
Following the first wave of popularity in solar power technology in the late 1990s and early 2000s, we are now faced with the daunting prospect of disposing of these early solar panels in a way that does not harm the environment. Given that the usable life expectancy of these early solar panels was 25 years, […]The post Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics
30 Jul 2019 at 6:08pm
by Guest Writer
Universities in the United States are leading the way in developing, teaching and utilizing solar technology. Colleges and universities around the world are hubs of progression. It is on the campuses of the country that you can catch a glimpse into the future of businesses and communities. This is especially true when it comes to […]The post US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven
29 Jul 2019 at 4:10pm
by Guest Writer
It’s well-known that solar energy is an innovative and accessible sustainable energy option. Solar energy checks all the boxes a consumer looks at when determining his or her options for energy and its popularity is only growing. However, solar energy isn’t just available to the homeowner, or other smaller-scale consumers. Solar energy can be used […]The post Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Are solar shingles worth it 2019
20 Jul 2019 at 5:05pm
by Guest Writer
With the rise in popularity of solar power, people have continuously expressed desire in having more options in terms of solar products. Some of the more popular ones nowadays are solar shingles. Simply put, solar singles — sometimes known as photovoltaic shingles — are essentially just solar panels that are designed to look like and […]The post Are solar shingles worth it 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs
16 Jul 2019 at 1:15pm
by Staff Writer
Research on utilization of renewable energy including solar, wind, and biofuel has been booming across the United States over the past few years. In 2017 alone, over half a million jobs were created globally in the renewable energy sector. Educational institutions have also been quick to pick up on this need for qualified people to […]The post Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Must Have Solar Products for Your Home
17 Jun 2019 at 7:12pm
by Staff Writer
Over the past few years, the popularity of solar energy has been increasing all over the world. The Science Magazine estimates that by 2022–2023, an additional PV capacity of 500 GW will be installed globally.  Going solar has become cheaper too. In fact, the average price of solar electrical systems have reduced by half from […]The post Must Have Solar Products for Your Home appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How Is the US Military Using Solar Power?
23 May 2019 at 1:31pm
by Staff Writer
Climate change poses serious threats to national and global security. The U.S. military recognized the global and national security implications of climate change as far back as 1990 when it produced its first report on the impacts of climate change. Another report followed in 2003. But every year since 2007, the Department of Defense (DoD), […]The post How Is the US Military Using Solar Power? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.


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Rhode Island aims for 100% renewables by 2030
17 Jan 2020 at 7:40pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The rapidly growing group of states looking to thwart climate change by adopting 100% renewable energy policies has a new member. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed an executive order today establishing the goal of meeting all of the state’s electricity needs with renewable energy by 2030. The state’s Office of Energy Resources is now… The post Rhode Island aims for 100% renewables by 2030 appeared first on Solar Power World.

Sunmodo solar racking added to Sunnova’s approved vendor list
17 Jan 2020 at 7:20pm
by Billy Ludt
SunModo, a solar racking manufacturer, announced Sunnova Energy International Inc., a U.S. residential solar and storage service provider, has added SunModo to Sunnova’s exclusive Approved Vendor List. Through this new partnership, Sunnova’s network of local installers can now offer its residential customers across the United States SunModo’s solar mounting and racking systems. “This new relationship… The post Sunmodo solar racking added to Sunnova’s approved vendor list appeared first on Solar Power World.

Mass-produced bifacial solar modules from Jinko reach 22.49% efficiency
17 Jan 2020 at 2:36pm
by Kelly Pickerel
JinkoSolar announced that the maximum conversion efficiency of its bifacial solar modules reached 22.49%, breaking the previous bifacial module world record and setting a new industry standard for efficiency of mass produced solar cells. These results were verified during testing conducted by TÜV Rheinland. Individual bifacial cells from LONGi have reached 24.06% efficiency, and bifacial… The post Mass-produced bifacial solar modules from Jinko reach 22.49% efficiency appeared first on Solar Power World.

Sunnova enters Colorado and New Hampshire, brings storage to South Carolina
17 Jan 2020 at 2:20pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Sunnova Energy International announced it has entered Colorado and New Hampshire, bringing a broad array of product offerings to both states. Sunnova also announced the expansion of its Sunnova SunSafe solar + battery storage system offering into the state of South Carolina, making the Palmetto State the 16th market where Sunnova now offers SunSafe. “We… The post Sunnova enters Colorado and New Hampshire, brings storage to South Carolina appeared first on Solar Power World.

AE Solar will showcase its “hot-spot-free” solar module at Intersolar NA
17 Jan 2020 at 2:07pm
by Kelly Pickerel
German solar panel manufacturer AE Solar will showcase what it claims is the world’s first “smart hot-spot-free” solar module at Intersolar North America next month. The hot-spot-free solar module developed by the company uses bypass diodes between each cell to avoid shading consequences. Available between 260 W and 385 W, the company claims the AE… The post AE Solar will showcase its “hot-spot-free” solar module at Intersolar NA appeared first on Solar Power World.

The Center for Biological Diversity sues Trump administration for suppressing clean energy grid study results
16 Jan 2020 at 5:08pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today for failing to release documents about a $1.5 million study that examined how grid improvements can bolster renewable energy access. Today’s lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., challenges the Department of Energy’s suppression of information about the Interconnections Seam Study prepared by… The post The Center for Biological Diversity sues Trump administration for suppressing clean energy grid study results appeared first on Solar Power World.

New guide outlines ways to include low-income customers in utility solar programs
16 Jan 2020 at 4:28pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Low-income solar rights advocates released “Principles and Recommendations for Utility Participation in Solar Programs for Low-Income Customers” as part of an ongoing campaign to ensure that local, clean, affordable solar energy is available to everyone, regardless of their income level or housing type. “Clean energy should be for everyone, and with a few strategic shifts,… The post New guide outlines ways to include low-income customers in utility solar programs appeared first on Solar Power World.

Unirac strikes deal to license Solar Stack’s ballast-free, zero penetration roof mount
15 Jan 2020 at 11:10pm
by Billy Ludt
Unirac, a North American solar PV mounting manufacturer, and Solar Stack, a Florida-based manufacturer of the non-ballast, non-penetrating solar mounting solution, have announced an exclusive global license deal for the Solar Stack product. With the signing of this technology deal, the two companies are poised to expand on the momentum set by the founders of… The post Unirac strikes deal to license Solar Stack’s ballast-free, zero penetration roof mount appeared first on Solar Power World.

Everybody Solar donates solar array to Boise Bicycle Project
15 Jan 2020 at 9:38pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
On January 31, Boise Bicycle Project (BBP) will celebrate the recent installation of a 5.6-kW roof provided by nonprofit Everybody Solar, in partnership with Clenara and Empowered Solar. The new solar panels — donated by Clenara and installed by Empowered Solar — will save BBP an average of $1,100 annually. With significantly lower overhead costs,… The post Everybody Solar donates solar array to Boise Bicycle Project appeared first on Solar Power World.

U.S. and China sign Phase 1 trade agreement
15 Jan 2020 at 7:25pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
China and the United States have signed a Phase 1 trade deal that signals a rollback in the back-and-forth tariffs between the countries, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Solar inverters are part of the $200 billion of Chinese imported goods tariffed at 10% that started in September 2018. Trump threatened to raise those… The post U.S. and China sign Phase 1 trade agreement appeared first on Solar Power World.

Duke Energy Renewables acquires 9 under-construction Georgia solar projects
15 Jan 2020 at 6:59pm
by Billy Ludt
Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, has completed the acquisition of the final project in a portfolio developed with Inman Solar, totaling 20 MWac. The projects are in construction or have begun commercial operations across central Georgia under Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI). These projects bring Duke Energy Renewables, operating through… The post Duke Energy Renewables acquires 9 under-construction Georgia solar projects appeared first on Solar Power World.

Silicon Ranch partners with organic livestock farm in Georgia for solar sheep grazing
15 Jan 2020 at 3:23pm
by Kelly Pickerel
A partnership between White Oak Pastures and Silicon Ranch will encourage regenerative practices on solar farms. In 2020, this partnership will bring holistic planned livestock grazing and regenerative land management practices to nearly 2,400 solar farm acres in Southwest Georgia to create carbon sinks, restore biodiversity and soil health and add to the environmental, social and economic benefits… The post Silicon Ranch partners with organic livestock farm in Georgia for solar sheep grazing appeared first on Solar Power World.


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