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Innovate or Suffocate – Solar Industry’s Watershed Moment

There’s a dark secret about the sunny solar industry.

It is not very profitable.

Surprised?

The surprise is justified: After all, you hear about the fantastic growth of solar sector. The world just crossed 200 GW in installations. It is already a $100+ billion industry worldwide. And is getting bigger, faster. India vows 100 GW by 2022. China ups the […]

71 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Plant in Arizona with Solar Tracking! Wow, that’s Cool!

I was quite excited to read about a rather unique combination of renewable energy technologies

“Array Technologies(ATI) has announced the commissioning and completion of the tracking system for the 71 MW Red Horse 2 combined wind and solar project, which is expected to provide power for 13,500 Arizona homes.

The plant generates energy from Vestas V110 wind […]

Inverters and Storage: Integration with Solar Power

 

Read Solar Mango Innovation Blog Post on Battery Storage HERE

 

The markets for storage and inverters are evolving along with the overall solar power system.

As the market for solar power expands, so will those for inverters and batteries.

I read a useful article on the intersection of solar, batteries and inverters at Solar Power World. This article says that “Optimizing […]

Single Junction Solar Cells – The Plain and Simple Solar Cell Technology

Summary: Single junction solar cells have just one p-n junction, as against multi-junction solar cells, which have more than one p-n junction

Solar cells generate electricity owing to the presence of p-n junctions. What is a p-n junction, what are single junction solar cells, and how are they different from multi-junction solar cells?

The conventional solar cells […]

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Solar Monitoring Systems – Keeping Track of Your Solar Farm, Round the Clock

Summary: Keeping track of progress and problems at a large solar farm is a full time job. Software-based solar power plant monitoring systems facilitate continuous monitoring and reporting for these farms.

Why do we need monitoring for a renewable energy source like solar?

Some might argue that we don’t. We cannot anyway control a natural resource such as sunlight, so […]

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