Mitsubishi Electric US Inc. has installed a 369 kW solar electric system, using its own solar modules, on the rooftop of its U.S. headquarters in Cypress, California. The system is expected to significantly cut energy costs and reduce pollutants over the next 25 years.
Two new Berkeley Lab studies find record low prices across all sectors
September 14, 2016
Solar energy system pricing is at an all-time low, according to the latest editions of two recurring “state of the market” reports released by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
Financing initiative allows smaller scale solar PV systems to be bankable down to 200 kW
July 4, 2016
Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Inc. announced it won the 2016 Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) Game Changer Award in the “Project Finance Category,” presented at the Game Changer Awards Gala. This is Panasonic’s second CanSIA Game Changer Award.
Combination of solar and energy storage provides multiple advantages
May 9, 2016
Viking Cold Solutions™ announced the launch of Solar Energy Storage™, bundling its thermal energy storage solution with rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to deliver around-the-clock, cost-effective green energy for cold storage facilities, supermarkets, and utilities.
Offers a combination of solar, battery storage, smart electric water heater, and Nest thermostat
March 11, 2016
SolarCity is introducing a Smart Energy Home offering to new residential customers in Hawaii. It includes advanced technology: solar photovoltaic (PV), battery storage, smart electric water heaters, and the Nest Learning Thermostat, all coordinated by a home gateway.
New business models are reducing barriers surrounding customer adoption of solar PV systems
February 23, 2016
The global electric power industry is evolving into a model that is more diverse, both in terms of generation and in the ownership of generation assets, and solar photovoltaic (PV) is one technology at the head of this change, notes Navigant Research.
Projects are aimed at increasing solar photovoltaic (PV) and biomass generation
February 12, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $2.85 million in funding for four projects that will advance the development of renewable energy technologies at facilities across the federal government.
Project will demonstrate how solar PV, smart inverters, and storage can advance the electric grid
September 25, 2015
SolarCity has announced a smart energy homes demonstration project in partnership with the SunSpec Alliance and Southern California Edison, where SolarCity will install rooftop solar PV, batteries, controllable thermostats, and smart inverters on 50 homes in the Southern California Edison territory.