Jan 31, 2018
Reforms to ancillary market contracts should help solar operators position themselves in grid balancing markets and capitalize on technology gains, industry experts told New Energy Update.
Jan 17, 2018
Increasing cost pressure, combined with technology advances and long-term spare parts risk, has created a market for third-party inventory management, industry experts told New Energy Update.
Dec 6, 2017
Ahead of rising wholesale exposure, solar plant owners are applying a widening array of satellite and infrared technology to improve the accuracy of short-term forecasting and increase revenues, solar experts told New Energy Update.
Nov 22, 2017
Cyber security management should be implemented in solar operations and maintenance (O&M) contracts to maximize the effectiveness of pre-handover measures and rigorous security inventories, Jon Franzino, Director of Grid Security at Grid Subject Matter Experts (GridSME), said.
Nov 8, 2017
Solar asset management specialists are investing in analytics, centralized spare parts warehousing and integrated energy storage to boost long-term plant efficiency, leading executives told the PV O&M USA conference on November 2.
Oct 25, 2017
Falling costs and rising solar penetration could see the economics of PV plus storage projects overtake stand-alone PV in the coming years as the demand for solar 'peak shifting' and frequency response grows, a new study says.
Oct 11, 2017
U.S. utility-scale developers should focus on components and assembly methods which minimize labor costs to address the rising influence of soft costs, Ran Fu, lead-author of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)’s latest Solar Photovoltaic System Cost Benchmark report, told New Energy Update.
Sep 27, 2017
Advanced inverter designs and modular power electronics can place PV plants at the heart of U.S. grid modernisation plans, Charlie Gay, Director of the Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Office, told New Energy Update.