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Mono Vs Poly – An Introspective Simulation Study! – Part 3

01 October 2019
Mono Vs Poly – An Introspective Simulation Study! – Part 3

While the previous two parts of the article “Mono vs Poly – An introspective simulation study! – Part 1 & Part 2” introduced the types of crystalline technology, the need for this study, the methodology of study and detailed technical results of all climatic zones, this part would present a fina...

Solar Power Is India’s Green Future

01 October 2019
Solar Power Is India’s Green Future

In 2018, the solar power industry saw a 24% increase in its y-o-y capacity additions, while hydropower saw 2% and wind energy saw a 10% increase).

Ginlong Solis Powers Large Rooftop Solar Projects By SunSource

30 September 2019
Ginlong Solis Powers Large Rooftop Solar Projects By SunSource

India’s rooftop solar growth story is gathering great momentum in 2019. As per the recent government statistics, rooftop solar power installations in India saw an addition of a record 1,836 megawatt (MW). The total rooftop solar power installed capacity now stands at approximately 4,500 MW an 80% gr...

‘Elmex’ Has Installed More Than 3 Million Connectors At 200+ Sites Across India

30 September 2019
‘Elmex’ Has Installed More Than 3 Million Connectors At 200+ Sites Across India

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US DOE announces $20m in funding to advance early-stage solar energy system

The US Department of Energy has announced up to $20m in funding for nine projects to advance early-stage solar power electronics technologies.The US Department of Energy has announced up to $20m in funding for nine projects to advance early-stage solar power electronics technologies.

These innovations are critical to address solar photovoltaic reliability challenges, as well as to drive down the cost of installing and maintaining a PV solar system. These innovations will help achieve DOE’s goal to cut the cost of electricity for a solar system in half by 2030.

Power electronics are used to convert electricity from one form to another. As the critical link between PV arrays and the electric grid, advances in power electronics can also help grid operators rapidly detect and respond to problems, protect against physical and cyber vulnerabilities, and enable consumers to manage electricity use. Advanced solar power electronics can also help deliver power safely, integrate PV with storage controls, and ensure power reliability.

“There is remarkable potential for power electronics technologies to improve the reliability and flexibility of solar energy on the grid,” said Daniel Simmons, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. “These projects represent a critical step in exploring the potential grid services such advanced technologies can provide.”

The nine projects in Power Electronics include:

Flex Power Control, Inc. – Encino, CaliforniaUS>

Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta, Georgia.

North Carolina State University – Raleigh, North Carolina

Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Oak Ridge, Tennessee

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, Arkansas

University of Maryland, College Park – College Park, Maryland

University of Texas at Austin – Austin, Texas

University of Washington – Seattle, Washington

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Blacksburg, Virginia

Each project must meet a 20 percent cost share requirement and will last up to a three-years, enabling teams to significantly improve on innovative concepts throughout the project period. These awards are cooperative agreements – rather than grants – which involve substantial federal oversight and include go or no-go technical milestones that help ensure taxpayer value and return.

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