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Can Module Digitalization Revolutionize PV O&M?

Nearly everything is digitalized these days – except solar modules. Considering all of the developments in the PV industry, it would seem that their time has come. A statistical evaluation of the Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE...

Does More Sun Equal Higher PV Plant Performance?

Solar power components have undergone an extreme cost reduction of 99.61 percent - from 76$/W to 0.3$/W - since they started to evolve in 1977. Since 2014, they have been able to compete with atomic or coal-fired power. Reasons for this trend are...

Solar PV in Developing Countries

With the enforcement of the Paris Agreement a year after its adoption, countries are developing plans to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to achieve their energy targets. Both energy efficiency and renewable energy...

5 Myths About Solar Panels, Debunked

Home solar panels can drastically cut or even eliminate electricity bills, reduce a home’s carbon footprint, increase resale value, and may even help a home sell faster. The cost of rooftop solar systems has fallen dramatically in recent years;...

Unique Requirements for Solar Projects for Agriculture

Energy is the lifeblood of many businesses, including agriculture. Solar energy can offer agribusinesses the opportunity to convert vacant or hard-to-farm land into power generation facilities that can significantly reduce electricity costs, achieve...

How to Accelerate Architectural Solar in the US Market: From BIPV to Building Component

If you consider yourself a veteran of the solar industry, you most certainly have heard of Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV). BIPV has taken on many different definitions over the years. Year after year, we hear of the projected explosive...

How Massachusetts will Guide the Rest of the US to Adopt Floating Solar

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, the U.S. reached 44.7 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity in Q1 2017 – which is expected to triple by 2022,...

Solar Survives the Storms – Focus on Puerto Rico

Climate change reared its ugly head this hurricane season, with the Island of Puerto Rico getting hit especially hard.  Hurricanes Irma and Maria (both category 5) made land less than a week apart. The destruction was wide spread, and affected...

Solar Shines In Delaware - Training and Sustainability Side By Side

Since its founding 50 years ago, Delaware Technical Community College (Delaware Tech) has focused on practical job training for Delawareans, educating at least one-fourth of Delaware’s population in one way or another. It has long had a...

Using Monitoring to Improve Customer Acquisition

According to the analyst projections, growth in the US residential PV market has decreased by 20 percent in 2016, from 2015[1]. At the same time, module prices are at record lows

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