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Solar Securitization: The Future

Solar Securitization: The Future

Every four minutes, a new solar photovoltaic system is installed in America. By 2016, new installations are expected to occur every 90 seconds. Two thirds of the solar capacity in the U.S. has been installed in the past 2.5 years and in the next 2.5 years the capacity is expected to double. Solar stocks have


In Focus: Dupont’s Solar Quality Standards

Solar installations were removed from twenty-four San Diego Unified School District campuses after corrosion was discovered that threatened the possibility of electrical issues that could lead to fires. The 4.3-megawatt installation was built in 2005-06 by Solar Integrated Technologies (SIT). SIT was acquired by Energy Conversion Devices (ECD) (PINK:ENERQ) in 2009. ECD’s Uni-Solar manufactured the

BP Solar energised by utility scale Verve project

BP Solar is partnering with Verve Energy as the lead contractor tobuild Australia’s largest ever grid-connected solar power plant: a 10megawatt (MW) utility scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Geraldton,Western Australia. Solar PV panels create emission free electricitydirect from the sun. “BP Solar is delighted to be partnering with Verve Energy in developing and delivering


Utility Scale Solar Show in San Diego

I’ll be at the Utility Scale Solar show in San Diego on Wednesday. I know this is a debatable topic, but I tend to get more excited aboututility scale anything, not because I think we can count on utilities to be progressive in the migration to renewables. (Do I look like I justfell off a

Miasolé exceeds 14 percent efficiency with commercial-scale CIGS thin film solar modules

MiaSolé, the leading manufacturer of copper indium gallium selenide(CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic solar panels, announced that the USDepartment of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)independently confirmed the 14.3 percent efficiency of its large areaproduction modules (1 square meter in size). The 14.3 percentmodule efficiency is the highest independently confirmed efficiency forany commercial scale CIGS module technology.


Solar Reaching Gigawatt Scale

One of my favorite aspects of solar technology is that the more we make/use/buy the cheaper it gets. There are several reasons for this from the trivial–buying any product inbulk is cheaper than buying one, two or three at a time–to the moreprofound like the experience curve: you get better at making any widgetthe more


Can Sopogy’s Small-Scale CSP Lead to Lower Prices?

Concentrated solar power (CSP) might conjure upimages of massive solar collector installations in the California Mojave or North African desert with tens of thousands of mirrors or miles ofparabolic troughs — along with a lot of annoyed tortoises, politiciansand environmentalists.  Sopogy’s take on CSP is a bit different than that. Smaller in size and operating at


Recap: Growth Opportunities in Utility-Scale Solar Conference

Last week, Greentech Media held our third annual conference attached to Intersolar North America. This year’s topic was Growth Opportunities in Utility-Scale Solar: Projects,Finance and Policy. Thanks to the intrepid Shanna Hoversten, we now have a recap of the conference highlights:   Keynote Address Steve Malnight, Vice President, Renewable Energy, EnergyProcurement Team, Pacific Gas &


Utility Scale Solar Discussed Online

Rob DeLine, managing director of solar marketing at AppliedMaterials, discussed the positive economic impact of utility scale solar and its potential to create jobs and manufacturing ecosystems incommunities across the world on Twitter today as part of this week’sseries of online conversations on various aspects of solar energy. Below are some of the points Rob touched

Utility-scale PV inverter market to grow 60%

IDC Energy Insights announced the availability of a new report, VendorAssessment: Industry Short List for Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Inverters for the North American Market (Doc #EI223398, June 2010) and revealsthat the utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) inverter market is on pace tocontinue its 60 percent annual growth in the North American market forat least the next three to

SCE Selects Satcon Inverters For Large-Scale Solar Program

Satcon Technology Corp., a provider of utility-scale power solutions for therenewable energy market, says its PowerGate Plus 500 kW inverter has been selected by Southern California Edison (SCE) to supplyinverters for at least 75% of its Solar Photovoltaic Program (SPVP)Project. As part of the SPVP, SCE plans to install, own andoperate up to 250 MW