“Designing systems so that panels operate as close as possible to their Maximum Power Point is critical to maximizing the performance of the system. A large central inverter such as the Solectria 500XTM has one power point, which means that all panels in the array will produce the same voltage and amperage. If the array is uniform and free from shading, this is generally not a major issue.” Here
September 1, 2015
by Clean Energy States Alliance
The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) and the Boston office of law firm Foley Hoag, LLP have issued a press release about an August 2015 IRS ruling that has implications for community-shared solar projects nationwide.
More information and resources related to this ruling
Buy, make, or eliminate – these are the three main ways that we have gone about meeting our electricity needs for the past century. But, according to a new report by the Rocky Mountain Institute, a rapidly growing fourth option is appearing across the country and offering a way for homeowners to decrease their monthly bills.Read the article here: Scientific America
Electrochromic glazing provides a dynamic solution to control solar heat gain and light, while preserving the view and connection to the outdoors. Numerous studies have shown improved learning environments, increased productivity, and better health outcomes when a view and connection to the outdoors is maintained. Here
How much success is solar having by partnering with major NFL teams? A lot. Just saw the NRG logo flash across the jumbotron of the New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons game, and I’m in my house watching it on TV. Here’s an article about the growth. Jan 2014. In addition, Met Life Stadium, NRG, and Solar power got a lot of market power during the Super Bowl XLVIII. There’s also, former Wide-receiver, and one-time NYJet, Tim Dwight making news again by starting his own company, Integrated Power Corp.
In 2014, 60% of the energy purchased by the United States from Canada went to New England and New York. EIA
The North East Utility grid is struggling to provide for its growing population, a fact that Cuomo is obviously aware of.
Can New York become self sufficient, can it support itself under the 2015 New York State Energy Plan?
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“From there, an uncertainty lingers around whether the project will get the needed investment to take the project up to its 2,000MW potential. Solar micro inverter market can also be bifurcated on the basis of their application that is residential and commercial. Another problem is that there is not enough avenues available to dispose off excess energy.”
The county is considering a new zoning classification for renewable energy sites. But not all renewable energy processes are as passive as solar panels — wind turbines, for instance, loom over the landscape, threaten birds and bats and create wind noise, so officials are worried that classification might not work.
Commissioners are considering amending landscaping stipulations, setback distances and other issues that didn’t apply to solar farms.
via Proposed Hoosier Energy solar power farm facing zoning hurdles.