Solar Installation Articles

  • 125kW Ground Mounted PV System in Leicester Case Study

    Background Neil Fletcher, from Hinckley in Leicestershire, already had a small solar PV installation so he was well aware of the good rates of return that such systems are capable of producing, especially when taking into account the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) available at the time. By taking advantage of the AIA, businesses can help offset up to 100% of purchases of plant and ...


    By Noble Green Energy

  • Cornish Firm Extends Solar PV Installation Case Study

    Background Riviera Produce are a Cornish company that grows, harvests and distributes a wide range of fresh vegetables. The farm was originally established in 1870 by the family of current managing director, David Simmons, and now covers over 5,000 acres. Riviera Produce has a purpose built facility where crops are prepared, packaged and distributed to clients. The ...


    By Noble Green Energy

  • Commercial Installs Case Study

    We've successfully deployed large scale commercial solar solutions for companies all over the United States and abroad. As the cost of solar continues to fall, more and more enterprises are looking to Solar Energy USA to help them realize substantive savings to their operational bottom-lines. From Alpharetta, GA, to Dubai, UAB, our commercial clients have benefited from the experience, expertise ...


    By Solar Energy USA

  • Jacobs Halls, UC Berkeley - Berkeley, CA - Case Study

    Rooftop - Size: 50KW - GxB 300W Jacobs Hall is the brand new home for University of California, Berkeley’s Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation in the College of Engineering. The building was built to embody the values of the institute itself: “a place to explore, a place to connect and a place to learn design innovation by doing design innovation.” Now, it has an ...


    By Sunpreme, Inc.

  • Things You Need To Know If You Wanna Buy a Solar PV System

    As solar photovoltaic systems become more affordable, many consumers have begun to consider installing solar panels on their roof or surrounding property. A solar PV system can be a great investment for a home or business owner, but there are many important factors to consider. First, are you able to put solar panels on your home or property? Not only do you need suitable sun exposure, ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Solar photovoltaics: oligopsony, non-market decision-making and the paradoxical persistence of unprofitability

    Record volumes of solar PV power plant installations have been achieved on the back of feed-in-tariffs and fiscal incentives. On the supply side, however, equipment manufacturers have been filing for bankruptcy protection in quick succession. This paper is an attempt to unravel the mystery underlying this inequilibrium, and to suggest a way forward for the solar PV sector to thrive. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Father, son team grow Vista Solar from longtime chip maker

    Patrick Callinan and his company, Silicon Valley Microelectronics Inc., had done one thing for more than 20 years - selling the silicon wafers to make computer chips and solar panels - when they noticed a trend. By 2008, the solar industry accounted for an increasing amount of their business. So Patrick and his son, Jaymes, decided to try something new. Four years later, the solar ...

  • Purchasing power: best practices guide to collaborative solar procurement

    Solar photovoltaics (PV) is a commercially proven technology and, in markets with incentives, can compete with traditional fossil fuel-based power. Wider adoption and decreases in manufacturing costs are driving down the cost of solar electricity. As the industry grows and matures, it will optimize and standardize its practices to further reduce costs and make solar energy accessible to a ...

  • How efficiency makes solar affordable

    By Reid Smith October 27, 2010   When solar energy companies think about how to reduce the cost of their product, typically a lot of time and money goes toward increasing the efficiency of solar panels and their manufacturing process. Reducing the production cost decreases the final cost the consumer will have to pay.   However, few solar ...

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