09. July 2016 · Comments Off on Solar and wind energy powered device to run IoT devices · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Internet of Things (IoT) success is dependent on tiny communication devices and instead of powering those machines by fossil fuels, they can be run on wind or solar energy , say scientists.Researchers now have a new solution in the form of a single device that harvests wind and solar energy to power the extensive network of tiny communications devices.

Source: Solar and wind energy powered device to run IoT devices – Times of India

01. February 2016 · Comments Off on Solar plus storage defining renewable energy · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The success of solar plus storage is defining the growth potential of renewable energy. Solar plus storage is a key necessity for solar to overcome limitations like intermittency and the lack of power after dark.In fact, Lux Research predicts that distributed storage for solar systems will be worth $8 billion in 2026, as solar combines with storage to continue its remarkable growth.

Source: Solar plus storage defining renewable energy – SmartGridNews

21. September 2015 · Comments Off on Solar integration: FPL betting large · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), the third largest electric utility in the United States, is reportedly making “excellent” progress on plans for three new large-scale solar energy centers, the utility reported as part of the Florida Public Service Commission’s (PSC) annual Ten-Year Site Plan workshop.

Source: Solar integration: FPL betting large – SmartGridNews

03. September 2015 · Comments Off on Solar repertoire: San Diego utility still innovating · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has developed a new technology that significantly reduces the cost for residential customers considering rooftop solar — and installations have already begun. The Renewable Meter Adapters (RMA) SDG&E developed connect rooftop solar systems directly to the existing electric meter panel in as little as an hour, allowing rooftop solar customers to avoid the need for invasive and time-consuming panel upgrades that typically cost more than $2,500 — not including the structural impacts to walls, stucco and landscaping, especially for older homes.

Source: Solar repertoire: San Diego utility still innovating – FierceEnergy

26. August 2015 · Comments Off on Solar repertoire: San Diego utility still innovating  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has developed a new technology that significantly reduces the cost for residential customers considering rooftop solar — and installations have already begun.

The Renewable Meter Adapters (RMA) SDG&E developed connect rooftop solar systems directly to the existing electric meter panel in as little as an hour, allowing rooftop solar customers to avoid the need for invasive and time-consuming panel upgrades that typically cost more than $2,500 — not including the structural impacts to walls, stucco and landscaping, especially for older homes.

Source: Solar repertoire: San Diego utility still innovating – FierceEnergy

31. July 2015 · Comments Off on Solar technology could give consumers the power to get off the grid · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In the more than 130 years since Thomas Edison released the electric light bulb on the world, households have more or less gotten electricity one way. Build a power plant, string power lines in all directions until you’ve connected as many homes and businesses as possible, repeat.But in a nondescript white brick house a few miles outside downtown Houston, there is no need for a distant power plant spinning on a steady burn of coal or maybe radioactive uranium.

Source: Solar technology could give consumers the power to get off the grid | Dallas Morning News

06. May 2015 · Comments Off on Solar power companies amped for Tesla battery · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Electric car company Tesla has announced a new product which chief executive Elon Musk says is revolutionary.The new product is simply a battery. But while it may sound underwhelming to some, this new battery has got the solar industry excited.Mr Musk is the man behind luxury Tesla electric cars, and SpaceX rockets, so why’s he so excited about a battery?”The issue with existing batteries is that they suck, okay? They’re really horrible.”

Source: Solar power companies amped for Tesla battery | Business | 3 News