Daily Archives: March 22, 2017

Budget 2017 invests in Canada’s transition to a clean economy

By Michelle Froese Learn more about Canada’s new budget for 2017 here. The Canadian government’s Federal Budget 2017 is in, and it is offering targeted investments to tackle what it calls the “challenge of change.” Jean-François Nolet, VP of policy and communications at the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) released this statement following the release…

Transmission could reduce power generation costs

By Paul Dvorak Anna Flavia Rochas / NREL New transmission capacity in Western U.S. could reduce total power generation costs by billions of dollars by reducing wind power curtailment and fossil fuel expenses said National Renewable Energy Laboratory aid in a study published in January. The Plains & Eastern HVDC line will also impose a…

TerraSmart releases new ground-mount rack for landscape orientation of panels

By Kelly Pickerel TerraSmart has launched its new TF2 Landscape, the latest edition to the company’s next-generation, fixed-tilt racking portfolio. Backed by seven years of experience and 1 GW of installed solar capacity, the new TF2 L rack brings TerraSmart’s cost-effective ground-mount technology to a landscape design. “By optimizing our TF2 for landscape orientation, we…

SunShot solar forecasting program receives top honors from Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group

By Kelly Pickerel The SunShot Initiative’s solar forecasting program, launched in 2012, spearheaded a collaborative effort to develop real-world solutions to improve the accuracy, flexibility, and geospatial capabilities of solar forecasts. And now, the program and an Energy Department scientist are receiving the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group’s 2017 Annual Achievement Awards, which honor energy professionals…

Totem Power solar+storage+communication platform recognized by Fast Company

By Kathie Zipp Totem Power has been recognized as a finalist for the inaugural World Changing Ideas Awards, a program launched by Fast Company to honor businesses, policies, projects and concepts that offer innovative solutions to the issues facing humanity. Totem announced its solar+storage+communication structures last November. Totem’s smart city platform was named a finalist…

PCI Solar to exhibit at workshop in Phoenix

By Kathie Zipp National developer PCI Solar will be exhibiting in Booth 214 from April 9 to 12 at Edison Electric Institute’s Spring National Key Accounts Workshop in Phoenix, one of the nation’s largest conferences focused on corporate renewable energy. The conference brings together national, chain, and multi-site energy users with utilities and alternative energy…

SolAero Technologies provides solar power for naval lab

By Kathie Zipp SolAero Technologies Corp., a provider of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels and composite structural products for satellite and aerospace applications, has delivered its high performance, lightweight solar cell technology to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to power its Solar-Soaring UAV demonstrator. SolAero’s specially designed UAV-TJ high efficiency solar cells will…

Listen Up: Future Rooftop Solar Costs — Getting to $2.50/watt

The solar industry is one of our most obvious success stories. Our industry directly employs 261,000 people. We generate energy that is both clean and renewable. And we generate this energy at prices that are less than conventional utility power — as low as 6 cents per kwh. Read Full Article Here For more great…

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