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Terabase Energy acquires PlantPredict modeling software from First Solar

By Kelsey Misbrener Solar digital solutions startup Terabase Energy announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PlantPredict, a predictive solar energy modeling tool, from First Solar. PlantPredict is a sophisticated predictive solar energy modeling tool that was developed by First Solar for utility-scale PV applications. Easy to use, with advanced modeling options,…

Trina Solar’s 210 PERC cell reaches record 23.56% efficiency

By John Engel Trina Solar’s 210 PERC solar cell has achieved 23.56% efficiency, a record for 210 P-type monocrystalline silicon PERC cells, the company said this week. The efficiency rating was independently confirmed by the National Center of Supervision and Inspection on Solar Photovoltaic Product Quality. Read more: Why Heliene is betting on heterojunciton solar…

Common solar tech can power smart devices indoors

Any time you turn on a light at home or in the office, you are expending electrical energy. But what if flipping the light switch meant providing other useful energy too? We usually think of solar, or photovoltaic (PV), cells fixed to roofs, converting sunlight into electricity, but bringing that technology indoors could further boost…

Could streetlight-based charging help apartment dwellers go electric?

By [email protected] (Stephen Edelstein) The Kansas City Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC) will install streetlight-based EV charging stations under a pilot program evaluating curbside charging. First spotted by photovoltaics industry trade journal PV Magazine, the program calls for installation of 240-volt Level 2 charging stations integrated with streetlight poles at locations… Read Full Article Here For…

Q CELLS, LG, Mission Solar join petition to extend solar panel tariffs

By Kelly Pickerel After California-based solar panel assembly facility Auxin Solar and dormant Georgia solar cell company Suniva filed a petition earlier this week with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to extend safeguard relief for crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) cells and modules, three other U.S. solar panel assemblers have added their names to the…

Powering navigational buoys with help of ocean waves

Traditionally used energy harvesting technologies, like photovoltaic panels or wind turbines, suffer from several limitations. In the absence of daylight and wind, neither of the two can supply any power. In the case of ocean buoys, a potential solution is omnipresent: wave energy. Abundant, predictable, and consistent, the ocean’s waves can be used to power…

7 California Solar Incentives You Need to Know in 2021

By Aurora Solar By Sunny Wang, Director of Government Affairs and Communications, Aurora Solar With California’s year-round sunny skies, ambitious climate change goals, and a selection of financial incentives and benefits to choose from, going solar might be more affordable than you think. The exact cost of your PV system (and how much you’ll save…

Top 5 tips to bring a renewable energy equipment prototype to market

By John Engel Contributed by Scott Baxter It’s no secret that the renewable energy equipment industry is a sector that is forecasted to grow, with new innovative energy technologies entering the market every day. Each week different technologies in the energy sector, such as fuel cell power generation, energy storage, solar/photovoltaic, and wind energy, make…

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