Solar Energy In-depth Technology

John Papageorge - March 19, 2014

What’s Powering the Future of Clean Tech?

Population growth, pollution, and limited natural resources have created an urgent need for innovative clean tech solutions that are smarter, cleaner, and more efficient. However, energy...

Javier Marcos - March 10, 2014

Predicting PV Plant Power Fluctuations and Optimising Energy Storage

The ability to accurately predict and prevent power fluctuations is of considerable importance to solar PV (photovoltaic) plant operators in terms of sustaining profitability, estimating...

Mohammed Safiuddin - February 19, 2014

Global Renewable Energy Grid Project: Integrating Renewables via HVDC and Centralized Storage

The global energy and environment challenges cannot be addressed through a local, regional, or even a national approach. They require a global outlook and a much broader vision, a Global...

Warrick Pierce - December 13, 2013

Solar-aided Power Generation vs Concentrating Solar Power: A South African Case Study

Renewable energy resources can possibly provide effective sustainable energy solutions. However, the application of solar energy for power generation purposes is not currently competitive...

Dan Donati - August 28, 2013

Accurate Solar PV Simulations Yield Better Test Results

To deliver the maximum amount of power from solar panels or arrays, standalone inverters and grid-tie inverters use a sophisticated strategy to find the maximum power point, or MPP,...

Francesco Belfiore - January 29, 2013

Optimizing PV Plant O&M Requires Focus on the Project Lifecycle

A primary objective for any power plant is to ensure it continuously and reliably operates, thereby generating the maximum economic and energy performance, and PV power plants are no...

Emilio Iglesias Sola - January 03, 2013

Concentrated Solar Power: Next-Generation Technologies Poised to Ramp up Utility-Scale Production

As 2013 begins, the concentrated solar power (CSP) industry in the U.S. is on the brink of a major turning point. After years of hesitancy to invest in CSP due to required increases...

Joseph McCabe - August 31, 2012

PV System Values: Solar Energy Needs Electrical Storage Now

Dramatic cost reduction in photovoltaics (PV), combined with lower electrical storage costs from batteries for the automotive industry, are creating new business opportunities for grid-tied...

Alex Krasnov - May 22, 2012

Large-scale Molybdenum Electrodes for Manufacturing CIGS Solar Cells

There is a growing demand for cost-effective and high-performance thin-film photovoltaic solutions, thanks to the falling prices of their crystalline silicon (c-Si) counterparts. Copper-indium-(gallium)-diselenide...

Ray Burgess - May 02, 2012

BOS Series: The New Frontier of Intelligent Large-Scale Solar

In the first article in this series, we discussed the many factors that impact energy output from solar arrays and why it's important to improve the insight into array performance if...

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