Showing posts with label Solar Power. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Solar Power. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Pro’s Choice: Solar installers launch petition to change module-level shutdown

Pro’s Choice: Solar installers launch petition to change module-level shutdown (image)

Pro’s Choice: Solar installers launch petition to change module-level shutdown | #TpromoCom #Solar #GreenEnergy #SolarPower | Scott Carman of Paragon Solar routinely sees burned out solar module connectors doing O&M work replacing broken panels. Many of these jobs involve stranded systems installed by companies now out of business (solarbuildermag). https://bit.ly/3qYqSkh

It is during these “R&R” jobs to replace busted panels that he finds burned out connectors, just by happenstance. Using some back-of-the-napkin math, he guesses that for every 100 calls, he’ll come across four or five of these burned out connectors.

On the one hand, yes, that is the perspective of one person in one little corner of the country. But on the other hand — wow — that is just one guy in one corner of the country. And there is a growing group of veteran solar installers who are concerned this anecdote is more of a widespread trend that will only get worse unless there are changes made to NEC 690.12. In fact, they’ve started a petition to request changes be made. Here's their perspective. (read more)




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Friday, March 12, 2021

Buyer Beware: Lessons Learned from Inverter Testing


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Thursday, February 11, 2021

BASF advances renewable energy commitment with wind and solar power contracts

BASF advances renewable energy commitment with wind and solar power contracts  (image)
BASF advances renewable energy commitment with wind and solar power contracts
 | #TpromoCom | BASF is collaborating with EDF Energy North America to improve the energy balance and reduce CO2 emissions of two of its production sites in Texas (globenewswire).  https://bit.ly/3peF3ko

The companies have signed a 35 MW Wind Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that will bring 25 MW wind power to BASF’s Verbund site in Freeport and 10 MW wind power to the Pasadena site. The agreement adds to another recently announced PPA that will supply the Freeport site with 55 MW power from EDF Renewables’ Space City Solar project.


“The agreements underline BASF’s commitment to sustainability. Manufacturing products for sustainable solutions, reducing emissions from our processes and using non-fossil fueled energy sources – all of these efforts help lead us on our continuing journey of sustainability,” said Chris Witte, Senior Vice President and General Manager for the BASF site in Freeport. “The addition of renewable energy to our Texas sites will ultimately benefit all three areas: sustainable products, processes and power.”

The projects will significantly improve the energy balance of both BASF sites and further complement the company’s overall sustainability goals. Approximately 70% of the energy supply to the Pasadena site and more than 90% of the power purchased in addition to the energy produced at Freeport site will be supplied from renewable resources. This equals the energy consumption of more than 10,500 households.

The addition of wind and solar power to BASF’s energy portfolio further enhances the company’s advancement toward its climate protection goal of CO2 neutral growth until 2030. As part of its ambitious Carbon Management program, BASF is gradually replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources. At the same time, the partnership ensures the reliability of the BASF assets and increases efficiency and competitiveness at both sites.

EDF Energy North America is an industry leader in renewable energy solutions. The wind farm selected to supply BASF is located in Crocket County, Texas. The planned start date for providing the BASF sites wind power is June 2021. EDF Renewable’s Space City Solar in Wharton, Texas, is expected to begin construction in Summer 2021 and renewable energy supply will start mid-2022.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

New Wind Farm To Increase West Virginia's Wind Power By Nearly 15%

New Wind Farm To Increase West Virginia's Wind Power By Nearly 15%
| #TpromoCom #RenewableEnergy #WindFarm | Clean, renewable energy for West Virginia residents surged forward today when Clearway #Energy Group selected the Bechtel-Reed & Reed Joint Venture, to build its Black Rock wind farm in Grant County and Mineral counties. The new wind farm represents a nearly 15% increase in the state's wind power and will produce enough green energy to power 34,000 homes. http://bit.ly/3qWvYhF

The Bechtel-Reed & Reed team, will engineer, procure, and construct the farm. The project will include twenty-three Siemens-Gamesa SG 5.0-145 wind turbines on 107.5-meter tall towers, producing 115 MW of electricity at the point interconnection to the First Energy electrical grid.


"We're excited to partner with Bechtel and Reed & Reed and look forward to potential that their combined resources can bring to this critical project," said Chris Fox, Vice President of Construction at Clearway Energy Group. "This represents Clearway's second renewable project in West Virginia, and provides a great opportunity for us to add construction jobs and permanent positions to our existing workforce in the state. Black Rock represents an important and growing sector of West Virginia's economy and we are proud to help drive that growth."

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Renewable Energy Trends to Expect in 2021

Renewable Energy Trends to Expect in 2021 | #TpromoCom #Trending #RenewableEnergy | Green energy becomes more accessible every year because the industry continues to gain support (renewableenergymagazine.com)  http://bit.ly/2LWiZNL

People want to be eco-friendly in their personal lives and support companies that use sustainable business practices. Industry experts should learn about which renewable energy trends to expect in 2021 to better understand what the future holds.

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Solar Energy: New form of solar energy to enter US market


New form of solar energy to enter US market
 | #TpromoCom #solarEnergy #SolarPower #Solar | "Conceptually, it's a whole new thought process on how we make power." (abcnews.go.com

"Organic energy makes power from light at any angle, in any way. It's totally flexible because it's just printed ink. Conceptually, it's a whole new thought process on how we make power," said Paul Frischer, President of GO-OPV, an organic energy company.

The panels could be used for windows or trucks, phone or computer chargers, or it can be a building-integrated photovoltaics in glass.

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Monday, December 7, 2020

Solar Energy is Hitting a Growth Spurt. So Is The Disinformation Around It. | #TpromoCom #Solar #SolarEnergy | Anti-renewable energy campaigns are nothing new in the Lone Star State. A new wave of disinformation could spell trouble for the state’s fledgling solar industry (texasobserver.org)

David Dunagan doesn’t want a 760-acre solar power plant to be built across his fenceline. The Old Jackson Power Plant will replace farmland in Van Zandt County with gleaming, metal panels. 

Though the 127-megawatt plant will provide clean, renewable energy for some of the nearly 7.5 million residents in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex Dunagan has been organizing local landowners to stop it for the last year.

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