German solar energy equipment supplier SMA Solar Technology retained its position as the world’s largest photovoltaic (PV) inverter supplier in 2015, maintaining the company’s 14 percent share of global PV inverter revenue it held in 2014. SMA had previously dominated the global PV inverter market, but the company has been challenged to maintain its market […]
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Standard Solar, a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide, announced this week that it has completed the installation of a 1 MW (dc) rooftop solar array at Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Japan witnessed the first drop in solar panel shipment during Q2 2015 since 2012, which may signal the onset of slower yet stabler growth of PV installations in the decades to follow. Nonetheless, Japan still remains as the second largest PV market in 2015 with 9 GWp cumulative capacity, outrunning that of the US and 18.4% higher than the […]
The promise of ‘zero-energy’ buildings – which generate as much power as they consume – has been held back by two hurdles: the cost of the thin-film solar cells (used in façades, roofs and windows), and the fact they’re made from scarce, and highly toxic, materials. That’s about to change: a team from the University […]
Strathcona Solar Initiatives, an Ontario based award-winning full-service integrator, announced yerterday that it has recently completed the installation of a high-yielding 80-kilowatt rooftop PV system for the Trillium Sales Group in North York, Ontario.