Kaunas, Lithuania, Dec. 9, 2020 (Solar Business Hub) – With clients successfully using the first version of PVcase software in over 50 countries, the company is pleased to announce the public release of PVcase 2.0 which now includes shading analysis and civil design tools. Solar engineers can adjust table layouts based on different shading scenarios to optimize system economics and address key challenges of the civil design early on in the project.
Hybrid systems of floating solar panels and hydropower plants may hold the technical potential to produce a significant portion of the electricity generated annually across the globe, according to an analysis by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Floating solar photovoltaics (FPV) is an emerging, and increasingly viable, application of photovoltaics (PV) in which systems are sited directly on waterbodies.
Leading international PV researchers, gathered by the Global Alliance for Solar Energy Research Institutes (GA-SERI) to discuss the challenges for and arising from the deployment of PV and how to meet the global climate goals, have produced an article published on 31 May 2019 in Science entitled “Terawatt-scale photovoltaics: Transform global energy – Improving costs and scale reflect looming opportunities” describing the key points of the future developments. Read more
The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to participate in a collaborative research effort to explore new ways solar energy can improve the affordability, reliability, and resiliency of the nation’s electric grid.
Findings presented in a new paper by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Clean Energy Group (CEG) show that more integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage projects could make economic sense if the value of avoiding power outages is taken into account in project economics.