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Ubiquitous Energy’s Truly Transparent Solar Technology Demonstrated Globally in BMW Brand Stores

Ubiquitous Energy, Inc., leader in transparent solar technology, is pleased to announce that its ClearView PowerTM technology is being demonstrated in BMW Brand Stores around the world this summer as part of BMW’s “i Exhibition.” The ClearView Power transparent photovoltaic coating is being displayed on 6-inch glass panels produced in Ubiquitous Energy’s Silicon Valley pilot […]

Solar Nation of the Year 2016

In our Market & Policy Weekly Review held by Gaetan Masson our Expert Contributor we try to respond to the question: Who will be the solar nation of the year 2016 – US or China.  Gaëtan is the director of Becquerel Institute, advisor to the IEA, and co-chairman at the European PV Technology Platform, where […]

Quality solar storage solutions for emerging markets by Green IndusTree

“Are German quality solar storage solutions appropriate for emerging markets? GreenIndusTree proves that YES” e speak to Kaiser Chaudhary, CEO of GreenIndusTree GmbH, the company, which successfully started this quality focused business approach in Pakistan. Kaiser founded GreenIndusTree in 2013. He accompanied the brand from its very first step, the business plan, to the design […]

Onyx Solar Receives Contract for World’s Largest PV Skylight

Onyx Solar won a contract to supply 60,000 square feet of semi-transparent photovoltaic glass for Somerset Development’s Bell Works Complex in Holmdel, New Jersey. The project is part of the complete revitalization of the two-million-square-foot former Bell Labs facility into a mixed-use “metroburb” community. Originally designed by Eero Saarinen, the building’s existing glass will be replaced […]

Energy in the home of the future

Fireplaces and chimneys have been part of every home and shelter ever since primitive man poked holes in the tops of their caves to let the smoke out,… until about a hundred years ago when central heating became widely available. Conveniences of modern life such as gas lights, closelines, ice boxes, Victrolas and Super 8 […]

ecobee and SunPower Launch Program Helping Homeowners to Take Control of Electricity Costs

TORONTO and SAN JOSE, Calif., March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — ecobee Inc., maker of the first Wi-Fi-smart thermostat, is teaming up with SunPower, one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable energy companies, to help homeowners in California and New York take greater control of their electricity costs. Participating consumers can receive clean, solar electricity from […]

You cannot stop the solar train ! Solar Visionary Panel Discussion

“You cannot stop the solar train !”  this is the shortest summary of our recent Solar Visionary Panel Discussion in which we tried to find out, how do the Executives of the leading solar companies headquartered on four different continents see the solar future. Diana Dehm at Sustainability News & Entertainment, our host at Solar Power International 2015 in Anaheim speaks to: Dean Solon, President & CEO, Shoals […]

The Future of the Grid – SolarCity Launches Utility and Grid Services

 SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY), best known as the nation’s number one provider of rooftop solar to consumers and businesses, today introduced a new set of services for utility and grid operators. SolarCity’s new services include installation, financing, and consulting services for utility-scale solar and energy storage resource development, as well as advanced controls for demand response, distributed […]

IHS Technology: Single-Axis Tracker Market in North America Doubled in 2015 – Reaching $1.2 Billion

According to IHS Technology, the North American single-axis solar tracker market increased by over 100 percent, year over year, to reach USD 1.2 billion in 2015; the market is forecast to grow 20 percent to USD 1.4 billion in 2016. Bottom Line The North American single-axis tracker market increased by over 100 percent, year over year, to reach $1.2 […]

#MillionSolarStrong Campaign Kicks Off Today, Promising Continued Record Growth and New Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The million solar systems now installed in the United States provide enough electricity to power the entire state of Pennsylvania, according to a report issued by the George Washington Solar Institute. The report is timed with the solar community’s launch of the #MillionSolarStrong campaign, which celebrates the fact that the industry has […]

2016? Another great year for Multi-Contact and the whole solar industry

Diana Dehm at Sustainability News & Entertainment, our host at Solar Power International in Anaheim speaks to Eric Ast, Head of Global Business Development Photovoltaics at Multi-Contact how does he see a solar business in the year 2016 and beyond.  By recently introducing MC4-EVO 2, the only PV connector internationally certified with IEC, UL, JET and cTÜVus,  Multi-Contact is confident about another successful year for the company in […]

IHS: North American PV tracker market increased by 135%, reaching 5.5 GW last year

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (May 16, 2016) – The photovoltaic (PV) tracker market in North America increased by 135 percent year over year to reach 5.5 gigawatt (GW) shipments in 2015. Raising its market share by 22 percentage points over 2014, NEXTracker moved ahead of Array Technologies, becoming the leading supplier of PV trackers last year. Despite […]

SolarCity and PG&E Collaborate on Distributed Energy Resource Projects

Technology testing in San Jose, Calif. aims to unlock additional benefits of solar power, battery storage, smart inverters for enhanced grid stability and control SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY), best known as the nation’s number one provider of rooftop solar to consumers and businesses, today announced a collaboration with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to demonstrate how […]

Fraunhofer CSE Demonstrates Commercial-Ready Plug And Play PV Systems

The Fraunhofer USA Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) successfully demonstrated two installations of Plug and Play PV (photovoltaic solar) systems at its “2016 Demo Day. “Plug and Play PV Systems are easy to install, easy to inspect for code compliance, and can participate in electronic Permitting, Inspection and Interconnection (ePI&I) processes. The vision for […]

Providing Ferrari quality for the price of Chevy – Shoals’s receipt for the global BOS leadership

Dean Solon, President & CEO at Shoals Technologies Group, whom we interviewed at SPI 2015, speaks about the company’s receipt for the global BOS leadership in the solar business.  Diana Dehm, Host, Sustainability News & Entertainment, our host at SPI 2015, also asked  Dean in this exciting interview why more women should join the solar industry.  Last but not least we […]

SPI 2016: Bringing international EPC and O&M experience to the U.S. solar market – Michele Scandellari, CEO at Enerray

During SPI (Solar Power International) 2016 in Las Vegas we met Michele Scandellari, CEO at Enerray, one of the leading global solar EPCs and the leading O&M service provider in Italy with over 500MW of solar power plants under management. In December 2015 Enerray started its works on the 254 MW PV plant called Ituverava in Brazil, and […]

Boviet Solar USA Modules Pass the Industry’s Highest Long-Term Reliability Tests

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Boviet Solar USA, a solely owned subsidiary of Powerway Group Co. and manufacturer with the largest, state-of-the-art solar cell and manufacturing facilities inVietnam, announced today that its modules have passed the industry’s highest long-term reliability tests, far exceeding the IEC standards. Solar module’s degradation in their 25-year […]

Iconic Route 66 Set to Be America’s First Solar Roadway

Since it was first established in 1926, Route 66—the 2,451-mile stretch of highway that extends from northeast Illinois to southwest California—has been woven into American folklore. Yesterday, Missouri’s highway department announced that its portion of the iconic roadway will soon feature the nation’s first solar road panels for public use. The fact that both Route […]

SolarCity and NRDC Paper: Rooftop Solar Generation Provides Net Benefit to All Nevada Utility Customers

Rooftop solar generation provides 1.6 cents of benefit per kilowatt-hour of energy generated, producing $7 million in benefits annually for all Nevada utility customers, according to a study released today by SolarCity and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). If environmental and health externalities are included, the benefits of rooftop solar increase to 3.4 cents per […]