Oct 10, 2018
Mar 29, 2017
Italy's Enel Green Power completed over 300 MW of South African PV plants ahead of schedule in 2016 and developers must align operational phase contracts and warranties to maximize the gains from early start-ups, William Price, Country Manager South Africa at Enel Green Power, said.
Mar 15, 2017
A range of new robotic technologies are cutting panel cleaning costs, offering rapid-response units and Return on Investment (ROI) in as little as 1.5 years, technology experts told New Energy Update.
Mar 1, 2017
A new U.S. census report has forecast stable employment in the utility-scale solar sector in 2017 but cost-saving plant designs, technologies and cooperatives are set to impact labor distribution in the coming years.
Feb 15, 2017
Grid operators are trialing the latest tracker, inverter and energy storage technologies to create higher-efficiency PV grid integration strategies across the vast eastern power network, industry experts said.
Feb 1, 2017
U.S. commercial rooftop PV developers must transfer technology and design learnings from utility-scale projects and optimize sales and marketing fees to cut the soft cost premium on distributed grid projects, industry experts said.
Jan 18, 2017
Operators in the growing U.S. residential solar market must use the latest infrared scanning and plant modeling technology to reduce truck rolls and increase the return on maintenance activities, Mike Moone, Director, Energy Assurance at SunPower, said.
Dec 5, 2016
A model to calculate the financial impact of operations & maintenance (O&M) practices, standardization of contracts, and a pay-as-you-go app to hire local contractors are on the cards for the U.S. solar industry.
Nov 21, 2016
Innovations in plant design, component improvements and the clustering of maintenance services are pushing O&M costs close to $8,000/MW/yr, the cost the National Renewable Energy Laboratory forecast for 2020, industry experts told PV Insider.