Behind the Scenes at Crown Battery

On a frigid day last year during the holiday season, Crown Battery Manufacturing Co. invited Solar Builder for a factory tour at its headquarters in Fremont, Ohio. We were able to see how the company makes its batteries — for applications ranging from automotive, marine, mining and renewable energy — and witness its push to be more green.

Utilities intend to charge citizens for creating own power

SCE Proposes Monthly Charge For Residential Solar Producers To Cover Infrastructure Costs

Southern California Edison (SCE) has filed a proposal in the net-energy metering (NEM) successor tariff proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission.

Utilities cry about private citizens creating own power

http://bv.com/reports/2015/electric

A new report from Kansas-based engineering and construction firm Black & Veatch says utility executives are feeling increasingly uncertain about the pace of regulation due to the rise of renewable energy, distributed generation and the growing role of natural gas in the power market.

Why Crown Batteries are the best for solar (renewable energy)

We have been selling and installing solar and wind power systems since 1999.  There have been a lot of technological advances during that time.  While some of the prototypes and advances currently under research in all facets of the solar industry, lead acid batteries is still, by far, the least expensive solution for storing electricity. 

New design brings world's first solar battery to performance milestone Read more: New design brings world's first solar battery to performance milestone

(Nanowerk News) After debuting the world's first solar air battery last fall, researchers at The Ohio State University have now reached a new milestone.

GEAR: MT Solar Pole Mount

How does a financial institution determine the value of your solar project?

SEIA And CohnReznick Produce Guide On Solar Project Valuation

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and CohnReznick, an accounting, tax and advisory firm, have released a guide on the valuation of solar projects for financial reporting purposes.

The publication features best practices for investors, financiers, project developers and others and follows up on the organizations' 2014 publication on fair market value methodologies in the solar industry.

LG Electronics Bringing NeON 2 Solar Panel To The U.S.

LG Electronics has announced that its NeON 2 solar panel will be available in the U.S. in August and that it is planning to roll out a new solar module in the fall.

The LG NeON 2 is equipped with LG Cello technology, which consists of 12 thin wires instead of three busbars - offering significantly improved performance and reliability over the original NeON solar panel, the company says.

Natcore Ready To Commercialize New Solar Cell Structure

Natcore's new solar cell structure
Natcore Technology Inc.'s research and development (R&D) center in Rochester, N.Y., has developed a new solar cell structure that it says will simplify the production process, lower costs and speed the path toward ultra high-efficiency cells.

Utilities about to cut net-metering

In a few, more-expensive utility districts, a milestone with its own buzzword has recently been reached: grid parity. That’s the time when the cost of making your own electricity with a grid-tied PV system becomes as cheap—or cheaper—than what the utility charges. Without batteries, grid-tied system costs are low enough to justify rooftop solar electricity purely on an economic basis.

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