Recent Industry News

Siemens Partners With 1st Light Energy to demonstrate “Net-Zero” Energy Home Using Solar Microinverters, Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Energy generated from solar power and more efficient electric vehicle charging station offsets traditional power demand, resulting in lower utility bills Siemens first installation of its VersiCharge universal unit for electric vehicle charging Siemens, in partnership with 1st Light Energy, has installed its M250 solar microinverters and VersiCharge universal electric vehicle (EV) charging unit for […]

LG’s New Solar Module Delivers Maximum Performance and Installation Flexibility

Demonstrated at Solar Power International Expo 2014: ‘Mono X ACe’ Expands LG Flagship Solar Module Series Led by new integrated, max-performing AC-powered solar modules, LG Electronics USA is exhibiting a host of solutions from the LG Mono X® monocrystalline module series here this week. At the Solar Power International (SPI) Expo 2014, LG is displaying new […]

S&C Energy Storage Solutions to Improve Power Reliability and Efficiency in Rural Australia

Ergon Energy will use storage for peak shaving and voltage support in remote areas S&C Electric Compnay, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, today announces it was awarded a contract by Ergon Energy, an Australian utility, to provide 20 S&C PureWave® Community Energy Storage Systems for the utility’s Grid Utility Support […]

Energy Department Announces Up to $14 Million for Applying Landscape Design to Cellulosic Bioenergy

The Energy Department today announced up to $14 million to support landscape design approaches that maintain or enhance the environmental and socio-economic sustainability of cellulosic bioenergy through the improvement of feedstock production, logistics systems, and technology development. This supports the Department’s efforts to promote the commercialization of environmentally sustainable advanced bioenergy that reduces petroleum consumption […]

Hanwha Q Cells and Astrum Solar reach Module Supply Agreement in US

LARGEST EUROPEAN PV PROVIDER TO SUPPLY NATIONAL INSTALLER DURING RAPID GROWTH PHASE US HOME OWNERS AND COMPANIES CAN CUT THEIR ELECTRICITY BILLS WITH CLEAN ENERGY GENERATED ON THEIR ROOF Q CELLS MODULES CONVINCE WITH OUTSTANDING REAL-WORLD PERFORMANCE, BRAND RELIABILITY AS WELL AS COMPLIANCE WITH U.S. TRADE REGULATIONS Astrum Solar and Hanwha Q CELLS have concluded […]

Clarkson Goes Green By Going Solar

When hundreds of small solar panels go online next month, Clarkson University will be able to generate close to 10 percent of its overall electricity needs. That may not seem like a lot, but Clarkson spends more than $2 million annually on power costs. The solar panels could save the university a quarter of a […]

Heliocentris receives EUR 1.5 million in subsidies for new type of fuel cell development

Development of next generation fuel cell-based emergency power supply launched Commercially competitive zero-emissions solution based on hydrogen ready for market Conclusion of project planned by mid-2016 Heliocentris Energy Solutions AG (WKN A1MMHE) is to receive subsidies amounting to EUR 1.5 million for the development of a new kind of hydrogen-based fuel cell emergency power supply […]

Solar Energy Prices See Double-digit Declines in 2013; Trend Expected to Continue

PV pricing to drop another 3 – 12 percent in 2014 Distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) system prices dropped by 12 – 19 percent nationwide in 2013, according to the third edition of a jointly written report on PV pricing trends from the Energy Department’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory […]

Wind power steps up when nuclear and gas go offline

Strong wind speeds over the weekend contributed significantly to the UK’s electricity supply as nuclear reactors remained offline and a large gas plant was suddenly hit by a fire. Wind power set a new record on Sunday by providing 24% of the UK’s electricity supply for the entire day. The previous record stood at 22% […]

Secretary Moniz Dedicates Innovative Commercial-Scale Cellulosic Biofuel Plant

Marking another milestone in the Administration’s support of clean energy technologies that will diversify our energy portfolio and help transition the U.S. toward a low-carbon future, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will deliver remarks today at the grand opening of Abengoa’s second-generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas as part of Energy Action Month. Once operating […]