Solar Energy Articles

  • Oak Ridge Solar Park, TN - Ground-Mounted Tracker Projects - Case Study

    The dual-axis-tracker project in the Oak Ridge Heritage Center is part of the worldwide “dena Solar Roofs Program” coordinated by Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - the German Energy Agency - and co-financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) within the initiative „renewables – Made in Germany“. ...


    By Vissolis, Inc.

  • Tanning Studio, Fayetteville, TN Project - Case Study

    VISSOLIS installed a 50 kW system on the roof of a sun tanning studio in Fayetteville, Tennessee. We found it ironic that the PV project converts solar power of sunlight into electricity which is used to power tanning beds to provide cosmetic tan while sun bathing. A benefit claimed by the tanning industry of tanning indoors rather than tanning outside is the amount of control the tanner has. We ...


    By Vissolis, Inc.

  • UA Tech Park in Tucson, AZ - Utility-Scale Ground-Mounted Projects - Case Study

    Experience – Hit the ground running Only a few weeks before year-end 2011, VISSOLIS was approached by the PV module manufacturer Astronergy to save a stalled project. It was developed by an unrelated party and was in danger of being cancelled because of the lack of fi nancing, expiration of the Power Purchase Agreement and the termination of the land lease. Within only a few weeks, ...


    By Vissolis, Inc.

  • Lincoln Farms I-IV, Fayetteville, TN - Utility-Scale Ground-Mounted Projects - Case Study

    VISSOLIS structured, designed, financed, installed, and owns and manages the Lincoln Farm projects. Technically, they are four projects of 750 kW each but since they were built the same time and with the same stakeholders in the project, we consider it to be a 3 MW project. It was the first project for VISSOLIS in the USA. The power is purchased be Tennessee Valley Authority over 20 years under a ...


    By Vissolis, Inc.

  • At 8%+ CAGR, Concentrated Solar Power Market to reach US$ 4 Bn by 2025

    As per a recent industry report put forward by Global Market Insights Inc., Concentrated Solar Power Market is forecast to register its name in the billion-dollar fraternity down the line of seven years, by exceeding a revenue of USD 4 billion by 2025 with a projected CAGR of 8.5% over 2019-2025. Concentrated solar ...


    By Global Market Insights, Inc.

  • Bringing new efficiencies to photovoltaics – Case Study

    Solar photovoltaic installations now generate power in more than 100 countries and continue to be the fastest-growing type of electricity generation in the world. Due to the growing demand for renewable energy sources, manufacturing of solar cells andphotovoltaic arrays have advanced dramatically in recent years. ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Generating thermal energy from the Sun – Case Study

    With the rising cost of electricity from fossil fuels, solar thermal energy (STE) currently leads the way as the most cost-effective solar technology. Major solar thermal power industry players are striving to make the economics of solar power a mainstream renewable energy source. Solar thermal electric energy generation concentrates the light from the sun to create heat, and that heat is used ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Commercial & Industrial Solar for South Africa Case Study

    TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ENERGY FUTURE WITH CLEAN, RELIABLE SOLAR ENERGY GENERATION. SolarReserve’s Energy Solutions division in South Africa provides turnkey, grid-tied and off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop, ground-mounted, and carport solutions to South African commercial and industrial entities that will significantly reduce their energy costs, carbon footprint, and ...


    By SolarReserve, LLC.

  • Commercial & Industrial Solar for the Middle East Case Study

    Lower your electricity bills while helping build a sustainable future The experienced team at SolarReserve Dubai can help your business take advantage of the benefits of solar energy without the need for the upfront capital outlay. SolarReserve provides turnkey solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop, carport and ground-mounted solutions to commercial and industrial businesses that will significantly ...


    By SolarReserve, LLC.

  • Scottish Water Solar Framework - Case Study

    Absolute is one of four companies on the Scottish Water Solar PV framework. Within this framework, we assess Scottish Water sites for the suitability of solar installations as part of their drive to reduce carbon emissions and cut energy costs. We model and designing systems to obtain the best solution for Scottish Water in terms of cost, and the best possible use of available space. We then ...


    By Absolute Solar and Wind Ltd

  • Solar farm for Mackies Ice Cream - Case Study

    The Mackie family have been farming at Westertown farm since 1912 and Mackie’s of Scotland is now a well-known Scottish food brand. Mackie’s were formerly a milk retail company and in 1986 began making ice cream. They have an ambition to be the greenest company in the UK. In 2014/2015, Absolute successfully won a tender against SSE to install Scotland’s first solar farm. It was ...


    By Absolute Solar and Wind Ltd

  • Schneider Electric Case Study

    Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. At their North American headquarters in Boston, the company wanted to create a visible example of their microgrid technology in action, while offsetting energy costs and creating a backup power source during outages. REC Solar built and will operate the canopy and rooftop solar arrays that power the microgrid, which ...


    By REC Solar

  • Redwood City School District Case Study

    The Redwood City School District’s goals were to reduce operating costs and implement sustainable operating practices. The District developed an energy development strategy with Sage Renewables energy consultants and obtained Proposition 39 funding through the state of California to help fund the project. The usual benefits for renewable energy generation were identified, as well as a need ...


    By REC Solar

  • California Polytechnic University Case Study

    California Polytechnic University (Cal Poly) is a university in the California State University system and has been ranked the Best in the West 24 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. As part of their net zero sustainability plan, the university wanted to build a solar farm on land adjacent to the campus. REC Solar was selected by Cal Poly to build a 4.5 megawatt (AC) solar farm. ...


    By REC Solar

  • New Solar Cell Technology to Help lower prices for the consumer

    Inkjet Perovskite solar cells may help shape the future of energy production by lowering costs, and transparency Solar panels used to be costly and time-consuming to produce—and quite expensive on the consumer side. New technologies have driven costs as well as production time down, to the benefit of consumers. See what's new with solar panels and where the solar cell technology is ...

  • The future of Solar Power

    When you think of renewable energies, what do you think of? Hydro power? Wind energy? In fact, they have proven to be the most popular in recent years. Hydro power in its current form is the cheapest of the renewable energies. Wind power is the fastest growing. However, there is a renewable energy that is far more versatile ...

  • 70 mW Solar PV Modules System Bradenton, Florida Case Study

    The City Hall of Bradenton, Florida is now covered with almost 300 solar PV modules using Sollega’s InstaRack racking system. The 70.6 kW solar array is designed to generate 100,000 kWh of clean energy each year. Located in the Sunshine State with 5.44 average peak sun hours per day, the City of Bradenton is almost the perfect place to use solar power. But Bradenton is also located in one ...


    By Sollega, Inc

  • 2.4MW Roof Mounted Photovoltaic Systems Install Hawaii Airport Case Study

    The State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Airports Division has partnered with REC Solar to install roof mounted photovoltaic systems at their two largest facilities–Honolulu International and Kahului Airports. The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, in conjunction with the State of Hawaii and The US Department of Energy, have set goals to achieve an astounding 70% clean energy by ...


    By Sollega, Inc

  • 680 kW Solar Racking System Installation Mangan, Irvine Case Study

    Sollega is proud to be the solar racking system provider of one of the largest rooftop photovoltaic installation in the city of Irvine. Irvine is located in the center of Orange County, California and is dedicated to not only matching but exceeding the energy and emission reduction goals of the State. Sollega, along with PermaCity Solar, contributed to helping Irvine meet these goals. The 680 ...


    By Sollega, Inc

  • 1.125 MW Solar Array System Installed Renton, WA Case Study

    Ikea, one of the leading retailers of finished goods in the world, has installed a 1.125 MW solar array on their new facility in Renton Washington. It is the latest Ikea in the US to be powered by the sun and the largest roof top install in Washington State. ...


    By Sollega, Inc

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