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SolarEdge Launches First PV Inverter-Integrated EV Charger

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-07-11 11:42

At Intersolar North America in San Francisco this week, SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. is unveiling what it says is the world’s first inverter-integrated electric vehicle (EV) charger.

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Stäubli, Power-Blox Partner to Provide Swarm Power Solution

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-07-11 11:23

Stäubli Electrical Connectors and Power-Blox this week signed a strategic cooperation agreement to jointly offer energy storage and off-grid solutions.

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New TerraSmart Solar Rack Brings Landscape Orientation to Product Portfolio

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-07-11 11:19

TerraSmart this week is unveiling at Intersolar North America in San Francisco its TF2 L rack with a landscape orientation.

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eGauge Unveils ‘Professional Edition’ Energy Meter

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-07-11 11:15

Boulder, Colo.-based eGauge Systems this week unveiled its next generation of eGauge energy meters with the ability to measure DC and AC power simultaneously.

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Siemens, AES Form Energy Storage Joint Venture Fluence

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-07-11 10:45

Siemens and AES Corp. today said they will form a new global energy storage company under the name Fluence. The companies said they will combine the AES Advancion and Siemens Siestorage energy storage platforms with expanded services.


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Dominion, DONG to Build 12-MW of Wind Power Capacity in Virginia Waters by 2020

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-07-11 10:21

DONG Energy yesterday said that it has formed a strategic partnership with Dominion Energy to build the Coastal Virginia offshore wind project, the first phase of which will see the installation of two 6-MW wind turbines by the end of 2020.

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Smart and Getting Smarter: China's View of the Future of PV Power Plants

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-07-10 14:16

As the private sector increasingly takes on the task of installing solar PV in China, growth is happening quickly. Last year China installed more solar capacity than any other country in the world at 34 GW, beating the US's 14 GW and Europe's 6.9 GW.

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MAPSearch Launches ENvision Solar

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-07-10 13:44

Today at Intersolar, MAPSearch announced a new online mapping platform designed specifically for the solar industry.

The company's flagship platform, ENvision, enables anyone to quickly locate, display, and analyze energy infrastructure using the same quality data licensed to its GIS customers. ENvision is flexible and customizable, and its assets can be searched, sorted, and displayed according to numerous details, including owner, operator, voltage, and more.

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Monitoring System from Solar Analytics

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-07-10 09:45

Australian solar energy software provider Solar Analytics is exhibiting at Intersolar North America in San Francisco to showcase its solar and battery monitoring solution for residential and commercial rooftop solar PV.

The company said that its monitoring technology can increase the energy yield of a rooftop solar system by over 15 percent, increasing the financial return of residential solar power systems, and driving increased solar uptake.

“We’ve seen enormously high customer engagement levels with our easy-to-use solar monitoring solution,” said Solar Analytics co-founder and CEO, Stefan Jarnason.

“Our software monitors the performance of rooftop solar PV and provides solar owners with their energy generation and use data. With data, Solar Analytics empowers everyday solar owners to navigate the changing energy landscape and take advantage of the enormous opportunities that come with new energy technologies including storage and energy trading.”

Solar Analytics’ monitoring service provides solar monitoring for more than 14,000 solar households across Australia, USA and New Zealand.

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Energy Storage “Living Lab” at Intersolar Solar Winery and Microgrid Tour

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-07-10 09:43

On Friday, this week as part of Intersolar North America, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Stone Edge Farm Microgrid project, where engineers and students from around the world are researching how to build self-sufficiency and resiliency with distributed generation and storage assets for uninterrupted power to support all the farm’s extensive operations.

SimpliPhi’s non-toxic energy storage technology is operational on the microgrid. The company is also exhibiting at Intersolar.

 “SimpliPhi was selected for its safety, efficiency, longevity and proven track record in the industry. SimpliPhi batteries are the only batteries in the Stone Edge Farm microgrid project that are installed inside a building because they do not require thermal control and mitigation to protect the warranty or safeguard against thermal runaway or fire,” said Craig Wooster, CEO of Wooster Energy Engineering, general contractor for the microgrid project at Stone Edge Farm.


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Ideal Power and Nextracker Team Up for Solar-Plus-Storage Products

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-07-10 09:39

At Intersolar Ideal Power announced a new partnership with NEXTracker.

Ideal Power will supply NEXTracker with its 30-kW SunDial storage-enabled multi-port PV string inverter, its 30-kW Stabilitipower conversion system, and a custom NEXTracker-exclusive 15-kW SunDial, which NEXTracker will integrate into its NX Fusion Plus solar-plus-storage product. The product will be deployed to various commercial, industrial and utility sites throughout North America.


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Awnings Enter the Solar Power Age

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-07-10 09:37

The awnings that shield building entries and windows are about to experience a transformation that will light up the $2.5 billion awning industry, according SunModo, racking company introducing a new solar awning.

The concept is simple: Replace traditional metal and fabric awnings with solar-power-generating panels that provide necessary protection from the elements while also replacing traditional electricity usage.

Introduced by SunModo, the SunShield awning system features a durable triangular aluminum frame as structural truss and expands to a 35-degree tilt angle once installed. This compact triangle frame design accommodates both 60 and 72 cell solar panels, said the company.

"We believe awnings are the next big frontier that will further accelerate the adoption of solar, which will reduce our society's carbon footprint while providing an elegant yet functional shield from sun, wind and weather," said Rick Campfield, CEO of SunModo.

The SunShield awning system is available to professional installers and building professionals directly or through our distributor partners.

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Phoenix Contact Shows Off New DC/DC Solar Power Converter

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-07-10 09:35

The new UNO Solar DC-to-DC power converter from Phoenix Contact connects directly to a solar array. The UNO Solar converts high voltages from DC strings to 24 V DC, eliminating the costs and hassle of trenching for combiner, re-combiner, and inverter control for anti-islanding applications.

The UNO Solar accepts the 300 to 1000 V DC input generated by the array and converts it to electrically isolated 24 V DC/2.5 A output voltage. For higher current applications, the UNO Solar can be wired in parallel with the use of a decoupling diode.  

The UNO Solar’s compact housing and high efficiency means it can be used in small control boxes, said the company.

Learn more at Intersolar booth 9336.



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EcoFasten Solar to Debut Four New Systems at Intersolar

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-07-10 09:32

EcoFasten Solar will present four new solar roof mount and rail-free racking systems to the solar industry at booth #9433, Intersolar North America in San Francisco, July 11-13, 2017.  

  • Rock-It System 4.0 is a rail-free racking solution for both composition shingle and tile roofing applications. The 4.0 is UL 2703: First Edition compliant, and offers a faster, easier installation than its legacy versions.
  • SimpleBlock-PV provides a variety of options through compatibility with any rack manufacturer’s connection points (L-feet, posts), and will fit any double-lock standing seam. With the addition of EcoFasten’s Mid-Clamp, the system becomes a rail-free racking system that was engineered specifically for standing seam metal roofing. The system meets and exceeds all known building codes and is UL 2703: First Edition listed.
  • SimpleRack SR-X°, a rail-free system for flat concrete roofing applications, is an ideal system for fast, easy fixed-position mounting. Straightforward components accommodate variable heights, so pipe boots and vents won’t be an issue. UL 2703: First Edition compliant.
  • Tile System Rail-Based, a more cost-efficient iteration of EcoFasten’s popular Tile Flashing System, requires no cutting, drilling or grinding of tiles, thereby reducing overall installation time. The system’s flashing replaces one complete tile, and utilizes our patented, watertight compression technology.
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Google to Purchase Output from Largest Solar Park in Netherlands

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-07-10 07:28

Rotterdam-based Eneco last week said that Google has agreed to purchase all the electricity from Sunport Delfzijl, the largest solar park in the Netherlands, for 10 years.

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Array Technologies, Shoals Partner on Utility-scale Solar BOS Solutions

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-07-10 06:45

Solar tracking provider Array Technologies said today that it will collaborate with BOS provider Shoals Technologies Group on structural and electrical BOS solutions for utility-scale solar.

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Engie Considers Building Solar Park in Chernobyl Radioactive Zone

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-07-10 06:31

Ukraine is talking to one of France’s largest energy companies about building a giant, billion-euro ($1.25 billion) solar park in the uninhabited radioactive zone surrounding the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear reactor.

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P Squared Renewables to Buy Alberta Geothermal Firm

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-07-10 05:17

P Squared Renewables last week said that it will buy Calgary, Alberta-based Borealis GeoPower. Borealis currently has two geothermal projects in development in British Columbia. 

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How Remote is Too Remote in Remote Operations and Maintenance?

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-07-07 14:41

As pressure to decrease photovoltaic solar power plant operating expenses, solar asset owners are looking for the best ways to find savings while avoiding risks to equipment performance and longevity. 

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Progress at San Emidio Geothermal Project May Extend New Capacity by 28 MW

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-07-07 08:45

U.S. Geothermal Inc. last week said that three newly completed wells at its San Emidio II geothermal project could increase the previous reservoir estimate by about 28 MW.

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