Solar Energy Articles

  • Investing in Latin America’s Solar Future: What are the greatest risks?

    The Latin American utility-scale solar market is one of the largest in the world. To speak more about the region’s robust growth and risks that investors may not be aware of, Cesar Alberte Sendin, Vice President International at Array Technologies, lends his expertise. ...


    By Array Technologies Inc

  • Vermont Stays Green with Help from Solar Lighting Systems: A SolarOne Case Study

    Heralded as the Green Mountain State, Vermont’s mountain ranges aren’t the only way the state keeps its green title. In 2010, SolarOne worked with Browns River Middle School, located in Jericho, VT in order to establish a solar lighting system for the school's parking lot that would check all the boxes. Despite concerns over adequate sunlight, potential glare and the inevitable ...


    By SolarOne Solutions, Inc.

  • Solar Investments: Reducing the Risk of Unfavorable Returns

    Competitive prices, on-time delivery, quick installation–it’s all too easy to make assumptions about what utility-scale solar investors may want. However, what’s commonly overlooked or discounted by many outside the investment community is what’s most important and highly sought after from those within it: a low-risk investment with steady and predictable cash flows for 20 ...


    By Array Technologies Inc

  • Solar Lighting Withstands Life on Blount Island: A SolarOne - Case Study

    Island life may be picture perfect on paper, but such an environment presents challenges for lighting installations. After previously installed solar lighting systems failed, The Marine Corps Support Facility on Blount Island reached out to Inovus/SolarOne for a better solution. Stationed in Florida, Blount Island lacked existing infrastructure for traditional grid-tied lights and was home to ...


    By SolarOne Solutions, Inc.

  • Inox optimistic despite loss in Q3

    INDIA: Turbine manufacture Inox Wind made a loss of INR 461.2 million ($7.2 million) for the third quarter of its financial year amid a downturn in the country's market and the change from a tariff system to an auction mechanism. ...


    By Windpower Monthly Forums

  • NBB Announces New Report On Biodiesel Benefits

    On January 22, 2018, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) announced that a new study on lifecycle energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission effects of biodiesel updates and reaffirms the benefits of using the renewable fuel.  The report was published jointly by ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Utility-Scale Solar: Maximizing Project Profitability with Trackers

    Watching the prices recently for utility-scale solar power-purchase agreements has felt a bit like being a spectator at an ultra-competitive Olympic event, where each successive race delivers a new world record. The headline-grabbing 1.79 cents per kilowatt-hour tender announced ...


    By Array Technologies Inc

  • Spotlight on McLaren Park, San Francisco: A Solar Lighting - Case Study

    Melding nature with technology can be a daunting task, but solar lighting has done just that in more ways than one. Not only do SolarOne solar lighting systems utilize the power of the sun to generate light, our Design Series features a sleek aesthetic that blends seamlessly into the environment. So instead of focusing on the lighting systems, you can focus on the nature in front of you. ...


    By SolarOne Solutions, Inc.

  • Powerful Tools to Accurately Forecast Solar Plant Yield

    The Solar-Log® brand started 12 years ago with a homeowner’s vision to know how his solar PV plant was performing. Since then, installers across the globe have relied on Solar-Log® more than any other independent software vendor on the planet, to provide the plant data needed to effectively ...

  • Tracker Bankability: The Truth Behind the Reports

    A major reason The Big Short was such a widely acclaimed book and movie was because it was able to take the complicated financial arcana that led to the housing crisis and make it understandable and entertaining. During the lead up to the crisis, there was a tremendous amount of money to be made originating very questionable home loans, bundling them into portfolios, and then selling these ...


    By Array Technologies Inc

  • Saudi Arabia’s booming solar and wind industry

    The KSA whitepaper below will provide insight on the plans by developers, government, EPCs and other stakeholders. If this discussion topic is relevant for your business, then you will enjoy the program for the 10th Annual MENA New Energy Summit (formerly MENASOL) At the summit, you will meet with +450 industry experts and hosting +50 developer/EPC ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Meteorological data monitoring at photo-voltaic power plants in the US - Case Study

    The Imperial Valley Solar Company has built the largest photo-voltaic power plant of the USA and the Lufft WS500- and WS503-UMB compact weather sensors are an important part of this project. Another large project in the US was the solar plant installation at the Regional Training Institute of the National Guard in Fort Pickett, ...

  • Clayhill – the UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm

    Project Outline: Clayhill solar farm, located in Milton Keynes, was officially opened on 26 September 2017 by Claire Perry MP, the UK Minister for Climate Change & Industry. It took 12 weeks to complete and combines the latest in solar and energy storage technology, with 10MW of solar PV co-located with 5 energy storage units totalling 6MW. Anesco’s team ...


    By Anesco Ltd

  • Illinois Utilities Begin to Design Community Solar Programs Under New Energy Law

    Illinois utilities and regulators are putting into motion plans for community solar programs under the state’s Future Energy Jobs Act that passed last year. In filings with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) last month, ComEd outlined proposed terms and conditions for “Community Supply,” also referred to as community solar. Ameren Illinois has also ...


    By Cleantech Law Partners

  • 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. ...

  • Solar park in Miegersbach - Case Study

    Politicians and investors working together Phoenix Solar AG (formerly Phönix SonnenStrom AG) was contracted by KG Allgemeine Leasing GmbH & Co. (KGAL) to build a photovoltaic power plant only a few kilometres away from the company headquarters, in the Bavarian community of Miegersbach, with an order volume of over 21 million euros. With a peak output of 5.3 MW, this power plant ...


    By Phoenix Solar AG

  • Solar park Senftenberg 1-4 - Case Study

    Location: Senftenberg, Germany Commissioning date: June & July 2010 Completion period: 12 weeks Rated system power: 18,320 ...


    By Phoenix Solar AG

  • Solar parks Jocksdorf & Preschen - Case Study

    Old military airbase becomes an energy terminal KGAL and Phoenix Solar have been implementing solar projects together for many years now: now seventeen in total with this project. 20 years of guaranteed feed-in remuneration and reliable technology provided by Phoenix Solar form the basis for stable cash flows which can be reliably forecast. Jocksdorf ...


    By Phoenix Solar AG

  • Solar park Moos 2 - Case Study

    Operator: Infra Class Energie 7 GmbH & Co. KG Energy company: EnBW AG Location: Geroldshausen-Moos, Germany Commissioning date: June 2010 Completion time: 12 weeks Rated system power: 15.82 MWp No more worries about energy Right from the start regional politicians and residents living in the Municipality of Geroldshausen close to Wuerzburg were united in wanting a ...


    By Phoenix Solar AG

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