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In 2017, new installations totaling more than 97GW took global solar PV power to nearly 400GW generating capacity, which has a growth of 32% vis-à-vis 2016. Overall, the capacity magnified by almost four times in the last five years. With this remarkable growth, constant advancements can be expected in the years to come. Hence, we are here to bring you the latest solar news, updates and innovations, and everything else that you need to know about the solar energy industry.

Finland Uses Solar-Clean Energy in Industrial District

Integrated Solar-Clean Energy Microgrid to Power Finland Industrial District

Last edited: June 28, 2018 @ 09:44 PM ETSolar energy will be a central feature of a hybrid, industrial-district microgrid in Finland. Incorporating fuel...
NRG Energy Solar Garden Product

NRG Rolls Out Simplified, Fixed-Rate, Commercial-Industrial Solar Garden Energy-as-a-Service Product

US-based NRG Energy recently introduced a long-term, fixed-price, consumer solar energy product that management says enables commercial and industrial companies to acquire reliable, emissions-free...
American-Made Solar Prize - Solar Manufacturing

Trump Administration Looks to Spur Next-Gen, US Solar Manufacturing with American-Made Solar Prize

The US Dept. of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy earlier this month launched a three-stage, USD3 million prize competition in a...
The Paluan Solar-Battery Storage Microgrid - No More Brownouts

Distributed Solar-Storage is Going Great Guns in the Philippines

Investment in and deployment of distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) energy-battery energy storage systems is soaring in the Philippines amid efforts to electrify the countryside,...
Utilities Hot on the Trail of Disruptive Distributed Solar

Utilities Hot on the Trail of Disruptive, Distributed Solar, Clean Energy Technology

An international group of 10 power utilities is in the midst of conducting the second edition of Free Electrons, a unique, utility-sponsored accelerator program...
Solar Gardens Enable Renters and Apartment Dwellers to Buy into a Solar Array

Solar Gardens Take Root in Australia

Solar Gardens could sprout in cities around the world over the next few years as increased funding cultivates fertile minds to examine new alternatives...
Solar PV Quality Conerns in Africa

Solar PV Quality Concerns in Africa

The need for a strong quality control, assurance and standards regime across the PV value chain in Africa is getting more critical. The associated...
Monitoring Electricity Meter During Duck Curve Periods

US Grid Operators, Utilities Getting to Know their “Duck Curves”

A phenomenon first observed in California around 2013, electricity supply-demand “duck curves” are emerging on grid systems elsewhere in the US. Utility grid customers...
Distributed Solar Rooftop among Institutional Real Estate

Boosting Distributed Solar, Distributed Clean Energy Investment among Institutional Real Estate Investors

Densely packed commercial, residential and mixed-use buildings and real estate predominate and define cities the world over. With comparatively little in the way of...
Solar-Powered Roadways by Scott Brusaw

Long Road to Solar Salvation

Imagine a city with softened traffic sounds, where noise pollution has been dramatically cut, there are no vehicle exhaust fumes and the sky is...
Tanzanian Woman Holds Up a Pay-As-You-Go Solar Device

CrossBoundary Energy, The Rockefeller Foundation Launch Sub-Saharan Africa Mini-Grid Innovation Lab, R&D Fund

CrossBoundary Energy and The Rockefeller Foundation on April 24 launched the Mini-Grid Innovation Lab for Sub-Saharan Africa, an R&D fund that aims to develop...
NREL Solar Energy Innovation Network (SEIN) Meeting

Two Cohorts, Nine Research Teams Leverage Network Learning Effect to Spur Solar Energy-Grid Innovation,...

Last edited: May 2, 2018 @ 11:25 PM ETThe US Dept. of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently enlisted an inaugural cohort of...

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