Bifacial PV Tracking: The Simulation and Optimization of Yield Gain

Bifacial solar PV tracking exhibits the potential to increase PV energy yield compared to standard-module tracking under identical conditions. The PV applications industry is performing diligent investigations to quantify bifacial yield gain expectation as a function of environmental and application factors that influence bifacial solar tracking performance. This webinar will explore those influencing factors and their impact on bifacial PV tracking, demonstrate optimization techniques in application alternatives, and present simulation results in terms of yield gain expectation.

Increasing Production & Revenues of Utility-Scale Solar Installations with DC-Coupled Solar+Storage

Adding DC-coupled solar plus storage to existing or new utility scale solar plants can maximize project economics through reduced installation costs, increased energy production, valuable tax incentives amongst other value streams. In this webinar, Dynapower will take participants through the multiple value streams and advantages of DC-Coupled utility-scale solar plus storage as compared to AC-coupled storage.

The Code to Closing Today’s Residential Solar Deals

Like every innovation, residential solar PV is making its way through the technology adoption lifecycle. The ‘chasm’, or gap between the early adopters and early majority customers, is where most new technologies fail and where countless companies die. Except for Hawaii, every solar market in the U.S. is still tapping into the ‘innovator’ and ‘early adopter’ population, as shown in the chart below. Even in California, residential solar has yet to ‘cross the chasm’ and reach mainstream consumers.

Sharing Residential Solar Data to Reduce O&M Costs

Long-Term O&M costs have become an increasingly substantial portion of the overall cost of residential solar installations. The key to reducing those costs is data sharing. Combining field data and meter data drives efficiencies in Operations and Maintenance which can significantly reduce diagnostics, troubleshooting and issue resolution expenses. This webinar will provide insights into the ways asset owners can utilize data to service the needs of distressed assets. SunSystem Technology will share what it has learned in servicing over 35,000 residential solar installations and will share the ways it has benefited from its partnership with Locus Energy and its 150,000+ monitored systems.

Energy Storage

Will Energy Storage Replace Peaker Plants?

Today, there are select cases in which lithium-ion batteries are competitive with natural-gas peaker plants. However, in a few years, competition will intensify across the country. And with costs only headed downward, GTM Research and Wood Mackenzie believe that batteries overtaking peakers will be a common occurrence in the U.S. in just four years.

Energy Storage

Solar + Storage: Leveraging Robust Software for Smart Peak Demand Reduction

IHI Energy Systems and Tucson Electric Power will present interim results from their joint research project, which investigates the efficacy and economic viability of solar + storage combined with advanced autonomous dispatch algorithms for controlling peak load on the distribution network. The project compares the performance of several dispatch algorithms and systems sizes using both engineering and economic metrics, while accounting for the constraints of this real-world use case (including live real-world data feeds and limited historical data).

Solar

Exploring the Value Proposition of High Efficiency Mono PERC and Bifacial PERC Modules

Module price decline in the past few years has been a significant driver to system cost reduction. While there is room for further module price depreciation, module price trends are vulnerable to upside risk, such as import tariffs, increased input costs, and supply-demand shift. This makes it hard to depend on module price reduction to bring down system costs. Moving forward, there may be more opportunity to bring down system costs by adopting higher efficiency module technology.

Energy Storage

One Size Does Not Fit All: Complexities, Use Cases, & Trends in Energy Storage

Energy storage grew 46% in Q3 of 2017, with 26% of total MW deployed on behind the meter projects. With such staggering growth, how are these deployments playing out, how are they installed, how are they sold, integrated and serviced? Join NEXTracker, Leclanche and the CESA (California Energy Storage Alliance) discuss how one size does not fit all and how every project with its application requirements and geographies set the tone. Hear about use cases, different battery technologies, system integrator trends from policy-driven California to stand alone storage applications and how energy storage is increasing grid reliability.

Solar

BBOXX and Aeris: Lowering Costs for an IoT Solar Remote Monitoring Solution

Distributed solar products are achieving an unprecedented development threshold as a commercial, affordable means of delivering modern energy services at scale. But they require a reliable global mobile network that enables remote monitoring of energy systems. BBOXX develops solutions that provide affordable, clean energy to remote, off-grid communities in the developing world. With the Aeris IoT Services platform, BBOXX was able to install the Aeris global subscriber identity module (SIM) at the point of manufacture, reducing both supply chain costs and deployment time. Also, by utilizing Aeris’ single global access point name (APN), the solar-powered BBOXX system deployed on a simple plug-and-play basis, without the need to reconfigure to local network settings. Reducing complexity, and requiring less human intervention, results in lowers costs.

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