The president also spoke about the need for energy storage at the event, which was inspired by the South-by-Southwest conference.
pv magazine LIVE brings you more videos interviews from the 2016 Solar Power International trade show
Project Sunroof, an initiative led by Google, has been announced as one of 13 winners of the United Nations ‘Momentum for Change’ climate change award, by enabling tens of millions of Americans to evaluate the solar potential of their home with just the click of a button, showing them both monetary savings and environmental impact.
Rayton Solar is trying to revolutionize the way solar panel manufacturers produce their products, claiming its silicon ingot/wafer creation process will shave 60% off the per-watt prices of this crucial component of solar systems.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory will lead a consortium comprising Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on the development of new solar module materials.
$42 million has been awarded to 40 projects with a range of applications, with another $65 million in funding planned for upcoming R&D projects.
As part of a focus on PV module and system quality in preparation for our Quality Roundtable at the Solar Power International Trade show in Las Vegas, pv magazine brings you an interview with DuPont Research Fellow Bill Gambogi and Director of Corporate Marketing Bob Olsen.
Quality control campaign: PV panel manufacturers selling plug connectors as MC4 compatible is nothing unusual. Two operators who have installed such modules are now struggling with lost insurance coverage and fires.
Changing technology, pressure to cut costs, dizzying price slumps and a number of other issues make solar module quality control as relevant as ever. The danger that modules could fail outright remains slim, so module reliability is still decisive for the success of the investment, explains George Touloupas, Director of Technology and Quality at CEA, in preparation of the 4th pv magazine Quality roundtable at SPI.
The U.S. Agency for International development (USAID) announced that it will provide USD10 million in funding to a number of projects aimed at addressing critical areas of development, two of the projects center on solar research in India and in Morocco.
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