O&M

The new SunPower: CEO Tom Werner on disintegrating a PV firm and software eating solar-plus-storage

“It’s what we’ve talked about for many years — it makes sense to produce energy where you use it. And it makes sense that it would be intelligent and easily optimized. The new SunPower will focus exclusively on accomplishing that.”

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Hardware Brief: Solar+storage+indoor farming, space robots, battery packs at $135/kWh, more!

Sunmodo’s racking hardware has been approved by Sunnova, Schneider Electric and Scale Microgrid Solutions are partnering up to do some indoor farming, Groundwork rents the machines you need to build and maintain your facilities and more! Also – send your gear news to USA-Editors@pv-magazine.com to get in here.

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First half of 2019 saw sunlight down as much as 10%, grand solar minimum held off in second half

Clean Power Research saw solar generation shift downward from the norm as much as 10% in many U.S. locations in the first half of 2019.

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Tinder, except for solar and sheep

The American Solar Grazing Association is seeking to connect local, available sheep with O&M teams at solar power farms, and they’re raising $4,500 to build phase I of a webpage to make it happen more efficiently.

Dirt-eating solar panel coating wins government funding

Swift Coat has won a $1 million grant from the DOE to develop a solar glass coating that combines industry standard anti-reflective properties with photocatalytic titanium dioxide that breaks down organic materials on solar modules, potentially increasing energy generation by 3% over standard panels.

Hardware Brief: King Window Cleaning in SoCal, REC 25 times three, Jinko in space, more!

Please companies, get your services known, your gear covered – send press releases and datasheets to USA-Editors@pv-magazine.com. What’s on the docket today? Module pricing is going down, higher efficiency products more so – enough that you ought call you supplier, Quasar bidirectionally connects your home directly to the DC side of your cars energy storage and SolRates is refining their offerings.

SunCast 214: Solar Optimization Methods with Michael Ginsberg of Mastering Green

In this episode of SunCast, Nico sits down with Michael Ginsberg, CEO of Mastering Green, to discuss the key lessons and takeaways from his world travels and training.

Six-year-old solar power plant partially repowered with new trackers and bifacial solar modules

OCI Solar Power has upgraded a portion of its Alamo 1 solar power plant in Texas from 295 watt solar modules on ERCAM single- and dual-axis trackers to bifacial modules on Array Technologies trackers.

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Installing residential solar and storage in Silicon Valley

“I kind of compliment PG&E because they’re our best marketing department when it comes to battery storage,” says Barry Cinnamon of Cinnamon Energy Systems in the first part of our interview.

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Morning Brief: 20 MW of storage for New York, twin projects announced in Virginia

Hello one and all and welcome to another excellent edition of the morning brief. We’ve got a Brattle study on future solar-plus-storage markets, Belectric expanding O&M, and more.

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