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Re: Photvoltaics (PV)
« Reply #315 on: December 31, 2018, 05:47:44 pm »

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Re: Photvoltaics (PV)
« Reply #316 on: January 09, 2019, 04:50:38 pm »
January 8, 2019

Hawaiian Electric submitted seven solar-plus-storage projects to its utility commission for review last Thursday, making it the second-largest announcement of its kind in the U.S.

The projects total over 260 megawatts of solar and one gigawatt of storage, with costs between $0.08 to $0.12 per kWh -- lower 😀 than that of fossil fuels in the state.

The projects are expected to be active in 2022 and follow even lower-cost solar-plus-storage projects announced on the U.S. mainland last year. Separately, AES Corporation completed what is now the world’s largest solar-plus-storage plant on Tuesday in Kauai, Hawaii. The project will help Hawaii move off fossil-fueled peaker plants by making renewable energy available when it’s most valuable.

https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/aes-completes-its-record-breaking-solar-and-battery-plant-on-kauai#gs.YOeN4FHB
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Re: Photvoltaics (PV)
« Reply #317 on: January 10, 2019, 12:32:27 pm »
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How much do solar panels cost to install now?


By Sponsored Content | December 26, 2018

Over the last 5 years, solar prices have fallen significantly due to market competition and technological advancements. The average price for a residential solar system in the United States is now only $3.20 per watt. This makes a typical 6-kW system $19,200 before solar incentives but assuming you’re eligible for the 30% federal solar tax credit, the final cost of a 6-kW system would be $13,440.

How much will I save from installing a solar system?

Since most states offer a program called net metering you can usually eliminate between 75%-100% of your monthly electric bill. Each state and utility offer slightly different programs, for a free estimate on your solar savings with local incentives, click the link below.

https://www.solarreviews.com/blog/how-much-will-solar-panels-for-home-cost-to-install-in-2018
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Re: Photvoltaics (PV)
« Reply #318 on: January 10, 2019, 12:39:59 pm »
January 7, 2019

Chinese tariffs cause wave of changes to solar inverter manufacturing

 
The Fronius manufacturing plant in Austria. Fronius

The Section 301 tariffs on Chinese inverters are forcing many companies to make big decisions, even though the expected jump from 10 to 25% tariffs set for Jan. 1, 2019 has been stalled for 90 days of negotiation.

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https://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2019/01/chinese-tariffs-change-solar-inverter-manufacturing/
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Re: Photvoltaics (PV)
« Reply #319 on: January 10, 2019, 12:49:08 pm »
January 9, 2019

New solar panel cleaning product 🌞 reduces manual labor, improves safety

 

The hyCLEANER black SOLAR looks like a little car and moves on four wheels with two toothed-belts. The belts are covered with special straps that grip the wet surface and can move at angles up to 35°.

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Re: Photvoltaics (PV)
« Reply #320 on: January 12, 2019, 12:29:46 pm »
Fenix International Powers The Entire Home With Pay-As-You-Go Solar Systems #CES2019

January 12th, 2019 by Kyle Field

SNIPPET:

Pay-as-you-go programs continue to revolutionize the world through solar lighting and cell phone charging systems that open up the opportunities that come with electricity, and Fenix International is leading that charge in Africa.


CleanTechnica sat down with Jit Bhattacharya, CTO of Fenix International at CES this week to talk about how pay-as-you-go solar systems have scaled up to power the entire home and how the acquisition by Engie has helped Fenix International take its business to the next level.

Full article;

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/01/12/fenix-international-powers-the-entire-home-with-pay-as-you-go-solar-systems-ces2019/

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Re: Photvoltaics (PV)
« Reply #321 on: February 07, 2019, 06:55:54 pm »

By Kelly Pickerel | February 4, 2019

U.S. crystalline silicon technology startup Merlin Solar is ready for the traditional solar market

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When exploring the expanding field of U.S. crystalline silicon solar panel manufacturers, Merlin Solar is often overlooked. Even though the innovative Silicon Valley company has over 50 worldwide patents and offers UL-certified products — including hurricane resistant ground-mount panels, adhesive Class A fire-rated rooftop panels and flexible panels for metal roofs — the ruggedness of these panels, along with their light weight and ease of installation, has lent Merlin to first focus on challenging and non-traditional solar applications like the transportation, portable and military markets. After being acquired by Filipino conglomerate Ayala Corporation last year, Merlin Solar now has the scale to bring its IP-protected grid interconnection technology of silicon cells to traditional solar markets.

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https://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2019/02/u-s-crystalline-silicon-technology-startup-merlin-solar-is-ready-for-the-traditional-solar-market/

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Re: Photvoltaics (PV)
« Reply #322 on: February 07, 2019, 07:09:38 pm »
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A cold, sunny environment is the optimal operating condition for solar panels. Counterintuitively, it’s heat that actually reduces solar efficiency. Lab tests have shown that panels start to lose efficiency above 77ºF.

News flash: Solar works in cold weather

By SPW | February 5, 2019

By Manish Nayar, CEO, OYA Solar

The polar vortex blew some frigidly cold weather into the U.S. last week. It also brought out some confused comments about solar in cold weather like this one:
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Re: Photvoltaics (PV)
« Reply #323 on: February 21, 2019, 04:40:53 pm »
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EU Installs 8 Gigawatts Of Solar In 2018, Up 36%

February 21st, 2019 by Joshua S Hill

The European Union installed 8 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity in 2018, according to the region’s solar trade body SolarPower Europe, an increase of 36% over 2017 figures.

SolarPower Europe published its official estimates of 2018 new solar capacity figures on Wednesday, revealing that the European Union installed 8 GW of new solar capacity in 2018, an increase of 36% over the 5.9 GW installed and connected to the grid in 2017. Solar installations for the European region as a whole — including the European Union plus Belarus, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and others— increased by approximately 20% in 2018, with 11 GW of new capacity installed, up from 9.2 GW in 2017.

The figures are an amalgam of official national government data and national solar associations, compiled by SolarPower Europe, and holds open the possibility that final installation numbers might be subject to change given the long-tail of fourth-quarter data availability.

 

Germany was the region’s largest solar market in 2018 with a total of 2.96 GW of new capacity added by the year’s end, up 68% from the 1.76 GW it installed in 2017.


Germany was then followed by Turkey — which fell from the top spot it held in 2017 — which installed 1.64 GW of new solar capacity in 2018, down 37% from 2017 due in large part to a decline in demand caused by the country’s financial downturn. The Netherlands stepped into third spot by adding 1.8 GW of new capacity in 2017 compared to the 770 megawatts (MW) it installed in 2017.

 

“It is good to see Europe fully embracing solar again,” said Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO of SolarPower Europe. “With solar being the most popular energy source among EU citizens, the most versatile and often also the lowest cost power generation source, and with cost reductions continuing, we are only at the beginning of a long upward trend for solar in Europe.”

“We will see very strong demand for solar in Europe in the next two years,” added Aurélie Beauvais, Policy Director of SolarPower Europe. “One of the main reasons is the upcoming EU 2020 targets, where many member states will opt for low-cost solar to meet their obligations. Beauvais added: “The EU has done its homework – by removing the trade measures on solar panels and ensuring a highly positive framework for solar through the Clean Energy Package legislation, the stage is set for significant solar growth. Now it is important that EU member states enforce the right national climate and energy plans to sustain this solar boom.”    

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/02/21/european-union-solar-capacity-grows-by-36-in-2018/
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Re: Photvoltaics (PV)
« Reply #324 on: March 31, 2019, 01:36:24 pm »
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Re: Photvoltaics (PV)
« Reply #325 on: April 02, 2019, 07:02:35 pm »
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Re: Photvoltaics (PV)
« Reply #326 on: April 12, 2019, 08:24:59 pm »
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Re: Photvoltaics (PV)
« Reply #327 on: April 22, 2019, 05:53:45 pm »
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