juwi Shizen Energy completes third solar park in Japan – Renewable Energy Focus

juwi Shizen Energy has completed its third solar project in Japan – a free field solar park on Kyushu island. The utility scale solar power plant commissioned by a joint venture between the German juwi…

Growing Photovoltaic Gardens in Rural America – IEEE Smart Grid

Some of the more progressive electric cooperatives in the United States are helping their consumers overcome barriers to residential installation of photovoltaic arrays by building solar gardens, also known as community solar projects. Examples are…

Energy storage solutions to enhance grid economics – Renewable Energy Focus

By Nick Ni – Verde LLC, Massachusetts, USA Renewable energy has grown at a dramatic rate in recent years. The US Energy Information Administration has recently reported that renewable energy sources provided 9.81% of US energy consumption and…

Photovoltaics Penetrate Brooklyn, New York

New York City, with its massive buildings, high population density, poor ratio of roofttop to resident, and rather northerly latitude, has represented a tough frontier for solar energy to conquer. Eight years ago, when I…

Rooftop Solar Faces Growing Opposition from Utilities

Although solar energy is still a midget among U.S. energy sources, its rapid growth from a small base is beginning to make some of the big players nervous. Regulated utilities in a number of states—Arizona,…

PV modules for rocket demonstration – Renewable Energy Focus

The system is manufactured by Aerojet Rocketdyne, a supplier of propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments areas. Semprius says that its modules can reach 35.5 per cent efficiency…