Solar Energy Storage Articles

  • 3 Facts About the Use of Solar Power You May Not Know

    We understand that it’s difficult to justify costs for new solar panel lighting, especially if project managers and check signers are rooted heavily in traditional lighting methods that have been cost-effective for years. It can be a little scary making the leap from one method towards another when the return on investment ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • The Path to a Vehicle-to-Grid Future

    Is a vehicle-to-grid future possible, where bidirectional chargers allow electricity to flow from electric vehicles back to the grid during peak demand? Given the current state of electric vehicle (EV) technology, coupled with existing pilot projects, we believe it’s more suitable to ask: what useful vehicle-to-grid applications can we implement today, and what valuable benefits await to be ...

  • Off-Grid Solar Systems – Self Sustainable Solar Energy

    Newer, more efficient solar panels and inverters have been in the news recently, but advancements in solar technology aren’t limited to standard equipment. Energy storage is also moving closer to mass-market adoption, and more installers are offering solar batteries and solar panel battery banks (a.k.a. solar-plus-storage) as an option for homeowners. Solar-plus-storage systems include a ...


    By GreenBrilliance

  • Simplistic understanding of transitioning to renewables in Colorado

    We have all heard that renewables are now cheaper than coal or gas, especially after the Xcel bid that was reported in 2018, with PV with battery storage at a median price of $38/MWh (3.8 C/kWh) and Wind at $19.3/MWh (1.9 c/kWh). If this is true, why don't we just replace everything with wind and solar right now? It is, of course, a bit trickier than that. These prices, listed above, are for ...


    By Sinton Instruments

  • Solar Basics: Roof-Mounted Vs. Ground-Mounted

    When a business goes solar, one major decision is the type of system that is best for the site: roof-mounted or ground-mounted? In this blog, we will break down some of the major distinctions and discuss when one type would be better suited for certain sites. What Is a Roof-Mounted System? In a rooftop solar system, photovoltaic panels are mounted on the roof of a building, as the ...


    By EnterSolar

  • How to Choose The Best Back-Up Power: Generators, Batteries and SimpliPhi Power

    If you want to buy back-up power to avoid blackouts caused by extreme weather or grid outages, it helps to consider value, reliability, safety, and your usage ...


    By Simpliphi Power, Inc.

  • Renewable Energy Storage Tax & Incentive Bill to Speed Up The Development of Storage Technology

    In Colorado, renewable energy now accounts for nearly 25 percent of the net power generation. The next level of growth in the renewable energy industry is set to come from innovations in energy storage technology. House Skips New Tax ...


    By CleanEnergyAuthority.com

  • Solar operators take on price, timing risk to secure offtakers

    Asset managers are building wholesale market expertise and creating time-sensitive labor and cleaning strategies to meet the risk demands of offtakers, leading operators told the PV USA Operations conference. Falling solar costs and growing demand from utility and  ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Solar Energy

    The use of solar energy sources ultimately comes down to two aspects of solar energy utilization and solar energy utilization. Solar power generation is divided into photovoltaic power generation and solar thermal power generation, in which photovoltaic power generation uses photovoltaic cells to directly convert solar energy into electrical energy. Photovoltaic power generation is far stronger ...


    By Duch Group

  • Solar Energy

    The use of solar energy sources ultimately comes down to two aspects of solar energy utilization and solar energy utilization. Solar power generation is divided into photovoltaic power generation and solar thermal power generation, in which photovoltaic power generation uses photovoltaic cells to directly convert solar energy into electrical energy. Photovoltaic power generation is far stronger ...

  • PV plant costs fall 7% to threaten coal units; US court temporarily halts bifacial tariffs

    Falling solar, wind costs pressure US coal, nuclear fundamentals Average costs for utility-scale solar plants have fallen by around 7% in the last 12 months, increasing the competitiveness of solar facilities against existing conventional U.S. plants, Lazard consultancy said in its 'Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis Version 13.0' report, published November 7. ...


    By New Energy Update

  • The solar storm run - 20% more power at 25% lower costs within 15 months

    Photovoltaic storm run: 20% more power at 25% lower costs for modules within 15 months. Frankfurt am Main, September 26, 2012: At the time (as editor) I invited pv magazine to a breakfast event during the EUPVSEC. The topic polarized: 300 GWp / a photovoltaics worldwide in ...


    By Solarpraxis AG

  • Fire halts construction at Chile`s first CSP tower; US channels $30 million into CSP research

    Fire stops building work at Cerro Dominador in Chile A fire broke out Tuesday at the 110 MW Cerro Dominador CSP project, currently under construction in Chile's Atacama desert, the developer said on Twitter. The fire was spotted at 20:00 local time Tuesday at the top of the 250-meter receiver tower, development company Cerro Dominador, a subsidiary of EIG Global Energy Partners, ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Reverse DC-Coupled PV+Storage

    In 2018, Dynapower deployed the first DC-DC converter in a DC-coupled PV+S (PV + storage) configuration at an existing utility-scale PV+S installation. Since then, the innovative solar-plus-storage solution has gained traction due to the ability of DC-coupled PV+S to increase PV energy capture and decrease the costs ...


    By Dynapower Company, LLC.

  • Earn money through electricity consumption - soon negative electricity prices?

    Will the coming additions of solar and wind capacities deliver more than 3,000 hours of negative electricity prices in 2030? So should one build up stupid consumption (something like an environmental heating system, for example) in order to earn massive amounts of money? Hardly, because today's market order will change completely or ...


    By Solarpraxis AG

  • Hydrogen as Future Fuel for Gas Engines

    Gas engines are providing a wide range of fuel flexibility from burning natural gas and a variety of non- natural gaseous fuels from low British Thermal Unit (BTU) gases as well as gases containing a high hydrogen content. Hydrogen containing gases can be found as by-product ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Solar forecasting for solar cars

    Learn about how the Eclipse X solar car team uses solar forecasting in its race strategy! Solar forecasting for the Eclipse X Solar Car This week, we have a guest blog post from the Eclipse X solar car team, who are accessing the Solcast API to support their race ...


    By Solcast

  • UK CERTIFICATES G98 AND G99 FOR VICTRON MULTIPLUS-II

    The Victron Energy Multiplus-II, including the GX model, have been awarded G98 and G99 certification after passing tes The MultiPlus-II is a 48V inverter/charger which combines the functions of the MultiPlus and the MultiGrid. THE MULTIPLUS-II HAS MANY FEATURES, INCLUDING; PowerAssist – Preventing overload of a limited AC source, such as a generator or shore power connection, the ...


    By CCL Components LTD

  • Europe solar-storage costs fall below markets as learnings kick in

    Solar plus storage costs are falling below wholesale power prices across Europe and deeper savings in capex and cost of finance lie ahead, authors of a new cross-industry paper told New Energy Update. A new study of PV and battery costs at six European cities indicates solar plus storage costs are falling faster than previously expected. ...


    By New Energy Update

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