SolarCoin: Incentivising solar PV energy production through blockchain innovation

Image: JIRAROJ PRADITCHAROENKUL / Getty Images.  There has been a lot of debate across the globe around blockchain-enabled decentralised energy trading. Peer-to-peer (P2P) sale of power based on blockchain seems very promising.  The first projects, such as Brooklyn Microgrid or Power Ledger in Australia, have already been rolled out to test the ability of blockchain … Read more

JinkoSolar signs 187MW PV module supply agreement with Japan’s Quantum Power

According to the terms of the agreement, Jinko Japan will exclusively supply 187MW worth of 275Wp modules for three of Quantum Power’s Japan projects. Source: JinkoSolar The Japanese subsidiary of leading ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar has signed a cooperation agreement with Japanese EPC Quantum Power GK for 187MW of solar PV module … Read more

Home Batteries Aren’t Economical-Yet

The promise of a battery that powers your home is that you can sock away energy for a rainy day as easily as putting money in a savings account. Around the world, more homeowners are experimenting with residential batteries, which grab energy when it is generated and store it for later use. The excess power … Read more

Keeping the lights on: seven energy storage technologies to brighten our future

The big problem for renewables is that they do not produce energy when the grid needs it. Big seasonal and daily fluctuations make wind and solar an erratic resource that, at times, can produce more energy than the grid can use. But if that energy can be stored, it need not go to waste. In … Read more

Top 10 electric vehicle myths busted

Globally, electric vehicle (EV) uptake is booming, thanks to the huge progress in EV innovation, range and affordability in recent years. In Australia the revolution is also underway, but slower to take hold. While EV technology and infrastructure is now at a point where mass uptake is possible, myths around EVs still persist and muddy … Read more

Solar Panel Warranties: What You Need to Know

What is a solar panel warranty? A solar panel has two warranties: a performance and equipment guarantee. A solar panel’s performance warranty will typically guarantee 90% production at 10 years and 80% at 25 years. An equipment warranty will typically guarantee 10-12 years without failing. SunPower offers the best warranties. A solar panel’s product warranty insurance covers the integrity of … Read more

30MW Tanzania solar project wins Access Power’s US$7 million ACF competition

Winners will also be able to leverage Access Power’s financial and technical knowledge and the company’s network, as well as the US$7 million. Source: Access Power A 30MW solar PV project in Tanzania is one of the winners of Access Power’s US$7 million Access Co-Development Facility (ACF). All three winners were announced at this year’s … Read more