Salt Lake City Celebrates New Solar On Government Buildings

On Thursday at Fire Station 10, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and other local officials discussed the city’s recent investment in solar power on seven separate municipal facilities, including five fire stations.

Rooftop solar in Utah

Stakeholders Reach Major Solar Compromise In Utah

Partners Complete 14.5 MW Solar Project In Utah

Empower Energies Inc., a Maryland-based clean energy development and financing company, hasannounced the completion of the Patua solar power project, a 14.5 MW solar array in Churchill County, Utah. The project supplements an existing geothermal power plant owned by CYRQ Energy, a Salt Lake City-based renewable energy company.

Salt Lake City-based FTP Power LLC sells for $1.6 Billion

How heat affects solar panel performance

It may seem counter-intuitive, but solar panel efficiency is affected negatively by temperature increases.  Photovoltaic modules are tested at a temperature of 25 degrees C (STC) – about 77 degrees F., and depending on their installed location, heat can reduce output efficiency by 10-25%.  As the temperature of the solar panel increases, its output current increases exponentially, while the voltage output is reduced linearly. In fact, the voltage reduction is so predictable, that it can be used to accurately measure temperature.  

What makes a solar panel last?

https://www.civicsolar.com/support/installer/articles/what-makes-solar-module-last

A solar panel is constructed from many layers, all of which play a vital role in the panel’s capacity to produce electricity and its ability to withstand environmental stresses and the rigors of prolonged use.  

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Which battery is best?

LG launches lithium-ion batteries for solar in U.S.

http://solarindustrymag.com/lg-chem-launches-residential-battery-systems-north-america

LG Chem Ltd., a provider of lithium-ion batteries for automotive, stationary and consumer applications, has formally launched its range of residential battery systems in the North American market.

Nano Carbon Lead Acid technology pricey but impressive

At $17,000 per battery, they can be cycled 5000 times.  That is 5 times more than regular lead-acid but the price is more than 5 times higher.  But, it's a new technology and prices will surely drop, perhaps dramatically.

https://www.civicsolar.com/support/installer/articles/bridge-nano-carbon-lead-acid

 

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