Solar Energy Articles

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Get more Bang for your Buck with Solar Thermal!

    The relative efficiency of renewable energy technologies – i.e. their ability to transform solar or wind energy into electricity and heat – is a key element in calculating the likely effectiveness and expected ROI of renewable installations. Recently published research shows that solar thermal technology is more efficient than any other renewable system. According to the latest ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Zerbst - Case Study

    Investor: CHINA SOLAR® Group Type of Plant: Open Land Location: D-39261 Zerbst/Anhalt, Sachsen-Anhalt Commissioning: June 2012 Feed-in Tariff: €/kWh Total Output: 4.177 kWp Modules: Frankfurt Solar 190 W, monocrystalline Gross/Active PV Surface Area: approx. 28.064 m² Inverter: 4x Emerson Control Techniques SPV 1410 EPC: Krinner Solar s.r.o. ...

  • Plovdiv 2 - Case Study

    Investor: CHINA SOLAR® Group Type of Plant: Open Land Location: Plovdiv, Bulgaria Commissioning: May 2012 Feed-in Tariff: 0,2483 €/kWh Total Output: 3.999 kWp Modules: Frankfurt Solar / Chaori Solar 230 W Gross/Active PV Surface Area: approx. 28.002 m² Inverter: 8x AEG PV500-MH EPC: German Solar Construction GmbH / Immitec GmbH CO² ...

  • Mockern - Case Study

    Investor: CHINA SOLAR® Group Type of Plant: Open Land Location: D-04603 Mockern, Landkreis Altenburg Commissioning: June 2012 Feed-in Tariff: €/kWh Total Output: 3.283 kWp Modules: Chaori Solar 225 W, polycrystalline Gross/Active PV Surface Area: approx. 23.729 m² Inverter: Zentralwechselrichter PV.500, AEG EPC: Krinner Solar s.r.o. CO² ...

  • Friedland 1 - Case Study

    Investor: CHINA SOLAR® Group Type of Plant: Open Land Location: D-17098 Friedland, Landkreis Altenburg Commissioning: June 2012 Feed-in Tariff: €/kWh Total Output: 943,92 kWp Modules: Chaori Solar 230 W, polycrystalline Gross/Active PV Surface Area: approx. 6.674 m² Inverter: Sunny Central, SMA EPC: GSC GmbH CO² Emissions Avoided: approx. ...

  • Fiebing - Case study

    Investor: CHINA SOLAR® Group Type of Plant: Open Land Location: D-26629 Fiebing, Landkreis Aurich Commissioning: June 2012 Feed-in Tariff: €/kWh Total Output: 1.506 kWp Modules: Chaori Solar 220-225 W, polycrystalline Gross/Active PV Surface Area: approx. 10.943 m² Inverter: SINVERT PVM20, Siemens EPC: Baufach GmbH & Co. KG CO² ...

  • Stendal - Case Study

    Investor: CHINA SOLAR® Group Type of Plant: Open Land Location: D-39576 Stendal, Thüringen Commissioning: June 2012 Feed-in Tariff: €/kWh Total Output: 1.604 kWp Modules: Chaori Solar 195 W, monocrystalline Gross/Active PV Surface Area: approx. 10.502 m² Inverter: Zentralwechselrichter PV.500, AEG EPC: Baufach GmbH & Co.KG CO² ...

  • Minimum Total Harmonic Distortion on board Scandlines New Hybrid Ferries Berlin & Copenhagen - Case Study

    In 2016, Scandlines inaugurated two new hybrid ferries for the Rostock-Gedser route. In order to improve the power quality, Scandlines installed active filters on board M/V Berlin and M/V Copenhagen. Before commissioning, Scandlines’ new hybrid ferries had a power quality of THDV 15%. In order for the ferries to go into operation, the power quality had to be reduced to below 8 ...


    By DESMI A/S

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