Solar Residential News

Day by day, photovoltaic systems are becoming more affordable and consequently more popular. Apart from huge utility-scale solar farms and commercial stations, there are small PV plants for home use. Home solar electric systems are mounted on dwellings and residential buildings. Follow the updated news concerning residential solar installations.

Centrica and sonnen complete 100 battery strong VPP
Centrica and sonnen have completed a virtual power plant (VPP) project, which will allow customers to maximise the potential of their solar panels while providing flexibility to the grid.
Jan 30, 2020 // Residential, Storage, UK, Europe, VPP, Centrica, Sonnen, Flexibility
Loanpal secures more funding for residential solar loans
Residential solar loan provider Loanpal announced it has expanded its partnership with Goldman Sachs to finance an additional $200 million in residential solar loans, bringing their total financing commitments to $635 million. Additionally, the partnership will now allow Loanpal to finance hundreds of new products for homeowners that make up the $200+ billion annual home efficiency market.
Jan 13, 2020 // Residential, Markets & Finance, Hayes Barnard, Loanpal, Katrina Niehaus
Net-metered rooftop PV on the rise in Malaysia
Sustainable Energy Development Authority figures show the country saw around 94 MW of new rooftop generation capacity added in the first 11 months of last year. That compares to less than 14 MW in the previous three years.
Jan 7, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance, Policy, Rooftop PV, Malaysia, Asia, rooftop PV, Seda
Solar Service Group and Evergen Kicks of Projects To Promote Large-scale Deployment of VPP
Evergen and Solar Service Group have entered into a joint venture to connect a lot of residential batteries throughout the country.
Dec 21, 2019 // Technology, Residential, Markets & Finance, Storage, Australia, oceania, Evergen, Solar Service Grou, Ben Hutt, VPP
Tesla Kicks of Plan to Hide ‘Solar Test-house’ in Tents at Its California Site
CNBC has discovered that Tesla was given a building permit that will let the company to attach two canopy covers above their solar test sites. at the beginning of this year, Elen Musk had made it public that 2019 will be the year of solar roofs.
Dec 21, 2019 // Technology, Residential, Markets & Finance, Policy, Rooftop PV, TESLA, CNBC, Elen Musk
Kansai Electric Power and Power Ledger extend cooperation
Japan’s electric utility KEPCO prolongs a trial project with Australia’s peer-to-peer energy trading company Power Ledger. The project is meant for tracking RECs and ptp trading power generated by solar plants.
Dec 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance, Storage, Japan, Australia, Asia, oceania, KEPCO, Power Ledger
Neural networks improving solar power forecasting
An international research team has developed a new approach for solar power forecasting that combines neural networks and pattern sequences for the first time. The performance of the new Pattern Sequence Neural Network (PSNN) was tested on an Australian data set that includes information from two years of forecasts. It can be used with different clustering and cluster-sequence extraction algorithms, and can be applied to multiple related time sequences
Dec 11, 2019 // Technology, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Australia, oceania, PSNN, PSF, Neural networks
Construction works start at HyP SA green hydrogen facility
The South Australian shift toward renewable power has witnessed a new considerable step forward. The construction is starting at a major clean hydrogen project south of Adelaide. The facility is announced to feature the largest PEM electrolyzer in Australia.
Dec 3, 2019 // Technology, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Grids, Australia, hydrogen, oceania, AGN
Blockchain backed solar trading comes to India
Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state of India, with around 200 million inhabitants, is trialling a solar trading platform
Dec 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Residential, Grids, Rooftop PV, India, Asia, UPNEDA, UPPCL, Reena Suri
Cincinnati is developing the biggest American municipal solar project
Cincinnati is going to build the biggest municipal solar field in the country to supply renewable electricity to all the facilities throughout the city and serve the population via the Electric Aggregation Program. When put into operation, the solar plant with a capacity of 100 megawatts is expected to decrease the annual CO2 emission of the region by 158 thousand tons.
Nov 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, USA, North America, Cincinnati
The biggest solar farm is Sweden developed by the cooperative association
Sweden is actively pursuing the goal of totally renewable power in twenty years’ time.
Nov 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Residential, Sweden, Europe, HSB
Seoul launches 1 GW rooftop solar plan
The South Korean capital has unveiled a plan to deploy rooftop PV on a million homes and all public buildings. The new initiative is designed to bring the city’s cumulative installed solar capacity to around 1 GW by the end of 2022.
Nov 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Rooftop PV, South Korea, Asia, rooftop PV, Seoul
Enphase signs agreement to provide microinverters to Sunrun
Enphase Energy has signed a strategic supply agreement with Sunrun to provide its seventh-generation Enphase IQ microinverters to Sunrun for use in its residential solar business.
Nov 18, 2019 // Residential, Markets & Finance, Inverters, Sunrun, Enphase Energy, microinverters, Lynn Jurich, Badri Kothandaraman
Goa to replace traditional clay tiles with solar ones
State energy minister Nilesh Cabral says householders will be offered the chance to reduce energy bills without any upfront cost by leasing roofspace to installers as part of plans to add 15 MW of solar capacity in Goa by March.
Nov 13, 2019 // Residential, Rooftop PV, India, Asia, rooftop PV, Nilesh Cabral
Moixa has 100 megawatts of VPP total capacity in Japan
The energy company insists it has the biggest battery network managed by VPP in the world.
Nov 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Storage, Grids, Japan, UK, Europe, Asia, Moixa