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Morning Brief: New Mexico utility breaks up with coal, Tesla adds commercial storage ordering

Also in the brief: CALSSA organizes mask and PPE donations, National Grid is postponing projects in Rhode Island, Envision Solar has officially launched the upgraded generation of EV ARC solar EV chargers and more!

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Morning brief: Tesla’s massive battery system bid, no Covid-19 effect visible yet for module imports

Also in the brief: kWh Analytics’ insurance policy on solar production and revenues, Solar FlexRack has reached 200 solar tracker installations, the Wallingford Renewable Energy solar project has been sold and more.

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Assessing the sustainability of existing photovoltaic technologies

Solar PV technologies are expected to play a massive role in the world’s battle against climate change; headed for a global deployment of 7.5 TW by the year 2050. However, a number of PV chemistries exist in the market and PV modules get better in performance and durability by the year. This analysis looks at various PV technologies and develops a technological and ecological rationale for the best PV technology mix to combat global warming

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Morning brief: Hawaii is installing batteries to support solar and wind, Ted Danson on energy storage

Also in the brief: Tesla is planning to retool its New York gigafactory to manufacture medical ventilators, SEIA is projecting that coronavirus could slash the solar workforce in half, a 50 MW community solar project approved in New Mexico and more.

What happens to PV equipment when it falls out of the primary market?

The sale of quality PV equipment in the secondary market offers an additional sales channel for sellers. It also provides an alternative procurement option for buyers.

Morning Brief: Amazon to add 300 MW of renewables, Falck and ENI partner on development

Also in the brief: tech from the rumored Apple car could find its way to your pocket or wrist, a list of Georgia utilities and other services that will not cut off services due to nonpayment, COVID-19 resulting in a 20% decrease in oil demand and more

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First order for 500 W solar modules announced

Chinese manufacturer Risen Energy will supply Malaysia’s Tokai Engineering with 20 MW of its new panels, unveiled in December. Risen claims its products can help reduce balance-of-system project costs by 9.6% and levelized cost of energy by 6%.

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NEXTracker completes the largest solar tracker supply deal in history

NEXTracker has fulfilled the contract terms of a 3.4 GW tracker supply deal signed with 174 Power Global in the second half of 2019. The shipment represents more than 11% of all tracker systems shipped in 2019.

Solutions to replacing aging and failing inverters

Optimizer manufacturer Alencon has published a paper outlining the technical challenges and solutions to replacing the largely-obsolete and frequently-failing 600-volt central inverters used in older PV projects.

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Jinko enters the residential solar game with a bang

The new n-type panels, which offer 405W of power output and an efficiency rate of 21.22%, are the manufacturer’s first designed specifically for homes.

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