Dec 6, 2018
Maintenance windows, system degradation and future upgrade profits are all impacted by dispatch and charge decisions during operations, PV plus storage experts told the PV Operations USA conference.
Nov 21, 2018
U.S. utility Duke Energy is deploying AI-supported drones across its growing solar plant fleet in its latest push to raise self-operating efficiency, Jeff Wehner, Vice President of Operations, Renewables at Duke Energy, told the Solar PV Operations USA 2018 conference.
Nov 7, 2018
Research in Qatar has shown that dust accumulation lowers solar energy output by 0.5% per day and on average one clean per month may be optimal.
Oct 24, 2018
Solar plus storage deployment is spreading from the U.S. Southwest into eastern states as growing competition boosts efficiency gains in technology coupling, analysts from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) told New Energy Update.
Oct 10, 2018
Operators and tech companies are combining drones with artificial intelligence to provide faster, more-detailed plant inspections and earlier preventative actions, sector experts told New Energy Update.
Sep 26, 2018
South Africa's new draft power generation plan revitalizes wind and solar development but a gap until the first installations in 2025 could dent cost-cutting industrial growth, sector experts told New Energy Update.
Sep 12, 2018
Bolstered by a new manufacturing consortium, Perovskite developer Oxford PV aims to commercialize its record-efficiency cells by early 2020 and predicts costs could soon fall below silicon.
Aug 22, 2018
Operations and maintenance (O&M) contracts are evolving to include the complex market requirements of the growing solar plus storage market, experts told New Energy Update.