Monthly Archives: October 2018

Solar FlexRack Completes Shipments of New TDP 2.0 Solar Trackers to 17 MW of Solar Projects in Georgia

Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, announced today it has completed shipments of its new TDP 2.0 Solar Trackers to SolAmerica Energy to be installed in eight solar projects located across the state of Georgia. The new Solar FlexRack 2.0 Tracker with BalanceTrac introduces a technology that increases overall system efficiency,

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Largest California Solar-Plus-Storage Project Agreement Signed between Canadian Solar Subsidiary Recurrent Energy, Silicon Valley Clean Energy and Monterey Bay Community Power

Canadian Solar Inc. (“Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), today announced its wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy LLC (“Recurrent Energy”) has signed two 15-year power purchase agreements (“PPA”) with Silicon Valley Clean Energy and Monterey Bay Community Power for a 150 megawatt (“MWac”) solar power system with 180 megawatt-hours (“MWh”) of battery storage. This joint procurement effort represents the largest contracted solar-plus-storage project in California to date. This first-of-its-kind

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SMA and BYD Expand Strategic Global Storage Partnership for International Growth Regions

The collaboration builds on the successful partnership between both companies and their joint commitment to advance the use of highly efficient renewable energy solutions. SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA, FWB: S92) and BYD Co., Ltd., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of rechargeable batteries, announce a strategic global partnership. Both companies have collaborated very successfully in the European market and

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SunPower Partners with innogy and BELECTRIC on Australia’s Largest Solar Power Plant near Balranald, New South Wales

SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR) announced today that it is supplying 349 megawatts of SunPower high efficiency solar panels for the Limondale solar power plant, Australia’s largest solar project to date. “We commend innogy and BELECTRIC for this milestone project, and for using high-performance SunPower® technology to ensure long-term value,” said SunPower Executive Vice President Peter Aschenbrenner. “Customers worldwide rely on SunPower solar panels for proven performance

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Sungrow expands commitment to Middle East and Northern Africa region, opens office in Dubai

Sungrow, the global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables with over 68 GW installed worldwide has opened their Dubai subsidiary in the heart of the Jumeirah Lake Towers district, Dubai, UAE. Establishing strong local resources has always been a vital part of the company’s strategy of global market diversification. The new office will support all key functions including sales, service and technical support, serving as a regional hub

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JinkoSolar Recognized as a Top Performer on DNV GL’s 2018 PV Module Reliability Scorecard

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE:JKS), one of the world’s largest solar module manufacturers, today announced that it has been recognized as a Top Performer on DNV GL’s 2018 PV Module Reliability Scorecard for the fourth consecutive year. DNV GL tested over 300 bills of material (BOM) for more than 50 module manufacturers. Testing focused on four

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Estimation of satellite‐derived regional photovoltaic power generation using a satellite‐estimated solar radiation data

Abstract A large number of photovoltaic (PV) power systems have been adopted in Japan after a feed‐in tariff was introduced in 2012. However, PV power generation data from residential rooftop and/or ground‐mounted PV systems, and larger MW‐size PV plants have not been measured accurately in real‐time. This is because PV power monitoring instruments (eg, smart meters) have not collected a

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