A Review of the Best Mid-Range MPPT Solar Charge Controllers in 2021

MPPT solar charge controllers are popularly used for small-scale solar systems, not exceeding 2kW. These solar system accessories are usually pocket-friendly, and their voltage ranges between 100-150V, typically manufactured for solar systems with 12V or 24V batteries. However, you can use many of them on 48V batteries as well.
This article will discuss some of the most commonly used solar charge controllers. You can find more solar charge controllers on …

Solar Summit 2020

Now marks the 13th year of Solar Summit. However, to adapt to the ‘new normal’, it returns as a full virtual conference. With hundreds of notable attendees, the topics to be covered are concerning with the latest improvements in solar markets.
This includes the impact of ‘deep decarbonization’ policy changes across the US and in the international scene, the result of the decreasing ITC, the next-generation for digitalization, and innovative technology that can revolutionize solar energy’s future, the mandate on California’s New Home Solar and other essential issues.
As the industry of solar energy prepares for the…

Power and Renewables Summit 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has unprecedented effects on the global economy since the aftermath of World War 2. As the world enters the battle and now has a decent fighting chance with the recently rolled out vaccines from different manufacturers, energy stakeholders might have been asking crucial questions such as: “Will decarbonization of the US grid be accelerated or decelerated during the battle against COVID-19 pandemic?” and “How can the pandemic affect the project returns for wide-ranging development of renewable energy systems across the US?”
Beyond the crucial questions revolving around the speed at which energy …

Grid Edge Innovation Summit 2020

Grid Edge Innovation Summit is a 4-day virtual conference that talks about the different and recent innovations used in the electric grid and what can be expected in the near future. The presentations are likely to be data-intensive in which notable companies at the forefront of the energy sector will handle the preparations.
The topics can be diverse and deep. These include data analytics, artificial intelligence usage, virtual power plants or VPPs, DERMS, and more digital tools. One main point of the discussions will be how those things mentioned can enhance further the resilience and flexibility of the grid.

What Is Going On With China’s Crazy Clean Energy Installation Figures?

After China announced their official 2020 report on their figures in solar and wind system installations, plenty of analysts cannot believe what they have witnessed. According to China’s National Energy Administration, or NEA, the additional capacity for renewable energy systems is in a whopping total of 120 Gigawatts, which is an unrealistic number.
Given the circumstance in 2020 where China has been the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, achieving numbers beyond what all expected is simply impossible to happen. The official predictions by International Energy Agency and other entities won’t even exceed 50 Gigawatts on either …

The Pandemic Rages On: Some Solar Companies Are Still Selling Door-To-Door

If you think that selling cleaning items and encyclopedias are some of the most common items to be sold using the door-to-door method, then maybe a solar vendor has yet to knock on your door. Vivint Solar has been practicing door-to-door selling in order to attract potential buyers to their rooftop solar panels.
There is a challenge in the technical explanations but it turns out to be very effective. As the company is gaining momentum, the COVID-19 pandemic happened and the global economy is the biggest casualty. New rules and regulations impose restrictions on any social interaction, and that includes door-to-door selling.

Bloom Energy Sees Future in Hydrogen Fuel Cells Electrolysis and Carbon Capture

Due to the 4th quarter sales surge, Bloom Energy’s profitability target is projected as a year earlier. The annual deliveries of fuel cell increase to 132.6 Megawatts. Together with the effort of reducing cost, K.R. Sridhar, CEO of Bloom Energy, sees that 2021 will be the best year yet for the company.
Although the progress is consistent, Sridhar is expecting to fully adapt the company’s solid-oxide fuel cell technology. This technology aims to generate electricity from hydrogen. The plan was to obtain ‘green’ hydrogen through electrolysis and capture carbon in ‘blue hydrogen’ coming from natural gas. With this, the …

Vestas Launches the Largest Turbines in the World as Big 3 Competition Ramps Us

The 3 largest wind turbine companies in the West, namely GE, Siemens Gamesa, and Vestas, have been in constant competition with one another over the supremacy for the wind energy sector’s 3 factors of revenue: offshore, onshore, and services. It only takes one technology strategically introduced in order to propel either company into the top spot.
Siemens Gamesa has undergone a recent change in leadership in the offshore department. Their current priority is sticking to what the offshore unit is best at and replicating it in multiple areas. Acquiring the company Senvion is a power move that aims to close the gap of competition …

How US Grid Operators Plan To Tackle Energy Storage at Gigawatt Scale

The amount of power supplied by batteries from renewable energy systems to the grid is expected to raise at least tenfold by 2030. In the US alone, currently, the batteries are responsible for 1.5 Gigawatts of electric power. As the world is shifting more on renewable energies, the challenge for storing energy at a Gigawatt scale seems to be occurring.
Batteries are necessary components in renewable energy systems and a great help to the grid for adjustability corresponding to the energy demand. The more systems are installed, the greater is the demand for storage.
That is why during the Energy Storage Association policy …

Phone Firms Pile Into Spain’s Renewable Energy Market

The progress of Spain in the renewable energy market has attracted a major industry looking to be power players – the mobile phone industry. Leading company Telefónica is seen to be committed to boosting their advocacy for clean energy while still executing the things they do best like establishing broadband connections.
Apart from Telefónica, other leading mobile phone companies such as Orange and MásMóvil are also preparing to enter the clean energy market. MásMóvil is seen to be preparing a lot as the company bought Lucera, a clean energy provider in Spain, and entered a partnership for selling renewable energy supplies …