Solar Industry News

New Online Tool Allows Homeowners to Calculate Value of their Solar Home

SACRAMENTO – A new online tool launched today by the California Energy Commission now helps the housing market evaluate the value of solar on California homes. The Solar Advantage Value Estimator (SAVE) will give the industry a long term and cost-effective method for calculating the added value of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on new and existing solar homes.

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India Solar and Wind Energy Plan

Use of Solar and Wind Energy The Government has launched Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) to give a boost to utilization of solar energy for various applications. As on date, grid-interactive solar power generation capacity of around 1,850 MW has already been commissioned in the country. Provision has been made in the National Tariff Policy wherein the State Electricity Regulators have to fix a percentage of energy purchase from solar power under the Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO). As per amendment, the solar RPO has to begin with 0.25% of the energy procured in the State reaching to 3% by 2022.

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Australian Distributor of Renewable Energy Products Announces Partnership

The SolarEdge system consists of a specialized DC/AC inverter and power optimizers, which track MPP at the module-level, thereby increasing energy output by up to 25%. Given that the modules operate independently, shading, module orientation and uneven string lengths are no longer design limitations. This allows designers the flexibility to cover more of the roof with solar modules, including on facets with different orientations and tilts.

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High Efficiency Solar Panels Expected to Generate $4.8 Million in Energy Savings

SunPower is providing GRID Alternatives with its high efficiency solar panels through a combination of donations and fair market value sales. The renewed commitment will bring solar technology to under served communities across California and Colorado, generating approximately $4.8 million in energy savings over a 30-year life of the solar power system

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