Feb 20, 2019
Plummeting solar costs have reignited UK market activity but growth rates will depend on land rents, grid upgrades and long-term offtake demand, leading solar developers said.
Feb 6, 2019
Inverter gains, remote technologies and improved cleaning strategies are cutting solar maintenance costs and new operations-focused plant designs should create further savings, Andy Walker, Senior Research Fellow at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), told New Energy Update.
Jan 23, 2019
Florida power utilities are investing in battery storage to avoid supply-demand imbalances and maximize the value of rapid PV buildout in the coming years, industry experts told New Energy Update.
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.