utility-scale solar Articles

  • Whitepaper: How to monitor factors influencing the Performance Ratio - Solar Utility Scale

    Simultaneously keep an eye on 10 Solar Performance Factors Many environmental factors influence the performance of solar plants, which can lead to noticeable losses or even damages. The new whitepaper explains why it is important to monitor these factors and gives valuable tips on how to choose the right weather sensor. ...

  • Simultaneously keep an eye on 10 Solar Performance Factors

    Many environmental factors influence the performance of solar plants. The new whitepaper explains why it is important to monitor these factors and gives valuable tips on how to choose the right weather sensor. Free Whitepaper about the observation of factors influencing solar plant performances The fastest possible achievement of the break even point of ...

  • Spotlight on India: Financing Utility Scale PV Projects – Webinar

    PV Insider has announced the details of their latest complimentary webinar on Tuesday April 10th, giving a comprehensive outline of the project financing situation in the photovoltaic industry in India. Thanks to the National Solar Mission, India finds itself today on the path of becoming one of the leading nations in solar energy, and the photovoltaic industry is gaining momentum by showing ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Bright future of solar lighting

    Hybrid solar powered lighting (HSL) isn't anything like solar light based power that changes over daylight into power. Through the utilization of optical strands, HSL catches daylight, diverting it and funneling daylight into a building. At the point when there is practically no daylight, these installations use power with the goal that consistent lighting is accomplished. Gatherer ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • SunWize® solar generators

    The electric utility that provides power to tribal Navajo land spreading across 64,000 km2 through parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah in the US has installed in May 2004, 64 individual power generation units for housing located on the reserve area that are not connected to the grid. Each 880 W unit provided by SunWize® comprises Shell Solar PV panels, a Southwest Windpower wind turbine and ...

  • Concentrating Solar Power

    Technology Overview   By collecting solar energy during daylight hours and storing it in hot molten salt, concentrating solar power technologies like power towers give utilities an alternative method for meeting peak loads. (Warren Gretz)  Concentrating solar power plants produce electric power by converting the sun’s energy into high-temperature heat using ...

  • A brighter future for solar in Texas

    I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that. - Thomas Edison, in conversation with Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone, 1931 According to the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), Texas has the greatest solar energy potential of any state in the country. “If photovoltaic (PV) systems operating ...

  • Solar Glossary of Terms

    If you are new to the solar world, there are a few phrases you need to master in order to expertly navigate your way to the best solar installation for home. Here is a brief explanation of all the terms you may encounter during your solar journey. Energy Audit This is an audit conducted by a professional that measures electricity usage in the home. The results ...


    By NRG Solar LLC

  • Solar hot water system

    Solar hot water systems (e.g. residential) do not produce steam, for example. Thus, solar hot water systems cannot push a steam turbine and will not generate electrical power. Solar hot water systems are used for heating and hot water requirements, not electrical power. If this is offsetting electrical hot water or electrical heat, then these are more like 'negawatts' than Terawatts. Steam ...


  • How to grow a solar energy garden

    Getting energy from the sun is a great idea. However, installing solar panels house-by-house is slow, costly and cumbersome, and downright inefficient if the goal is to bring solar to the masses. This problem troubled Paul Spencer after he built his own uber-efficient, custom solar home near Aspen, Colorado in 2004.  The engineer and serial entrepreneur wondered how he could replicate his ...

  • Solar power generation by photovoltaic technology

    The various forms of solar energy, solar heat, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal electricity, and solar fuels offer a clean, climate-friendly, very abundant and in-exhaustive energy resource to mankind. Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaic (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). The research has been under way since the ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Solar power plants mw or kw?

    Solar power has come as a blessing to the humanity, not only to provide energy to all but to save humanity from the evils of industrial revolution. The biggest evil of industrial revolution in last two centuries is the concentration and centralization of wealth and resources and also huge political powers in the handful of people. So huge factories, mass production, big industrial and financial ...


    By AADHUNIK GLOBAL ENERGY

  • Will natural gas dim solar’s shine?

    As natural gas booms, renewable energy proponents ponder whether it will serve as a bridge or roadblock to photovoltaic power On the outskirts of downtown St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy’s High Bridge Generating Station offers an iconic view of the current state of electrical generation in the United ...


    By Ensia

  • Solar thermal power coming to a boil

    After emerging in 2006 from 15 years of hibernation, the solar thermal power industry experienced a surge in 2007, with 100 megawatts of new capacity coming online worldwide. During the 1990s, cheap fossil fuels, combined with a loss of state and federal incentives, put a damper on solar thermal power development. However, recent increases in energy prices, escalating concerns about global ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Are solar farms threatening feed-in-tariffs?

    A Government review is expected to clarify how feed-in-tariff will proceed without undermining confidence in the PV industry. A government announcement is expected this week on the fate of the feed-in-tariff (FIT) scheme, with a review of the policy, originally planned for 2012. This has been brought forward in response to an increasing number of solar farms being granted planning permission. ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Solar`s Time to Rise and Shine.

    Photovoltaic efficiency records are being shattered, thanks to recent advances in materials science. Last month, a researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., loaded a postage stamp–sized solar cell onto a tray and placed it under a high-intensity pulse solar simulator. The simulator flashed a 2.5 millisecond pulse of light, and 19 mirrors reflected the ...


    By Ensia

  • Solar Power - Become Energy Independent

    Did you know that the energy used to power your home through your utility company comes from non-renewable resources? What will happen in the future when these resources have been depleted? People are going to eventually have to turn to solar power. Why not start now? Once installed, you can reduce or even eliminate your energy costs while maker the earth a little greener at the same time. Solar ...


  • Solar Gardens are Gaining Ground in Communities

    While the idea of using solar energy appeals to many people, not everyone lives in a place where they can easily have access to it. Many people live in apartments, for example, so unless you convince your landlord to allow you to put solar panels on the roof of your building, you’re out of luck. ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Integrating Solar Lights with Motion Sensors

    Solar powered motion sensor lights are effective security accessories for remote locations that experience sufficient amounts of sunlight throughout the day. The units offer seamless installation, require minimal maintenance and remain operational without electrical support. Locations without dependable access to the grid may find solar security lights useful in maintaining illumination at night. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Solar Light Towers for Remote Security

    Lights are the most important components of security systems. Well-lit locations are generally avoided by trespassers, because such areas can disrupt stealthy movements. The isolated nature of far-flung locations, such as military bases, mining sites, agricultural operations and manufacturing plants, can be made secure with solar perimeter lighting, coupled with other security devices. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

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