Technology and engineering
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Learn PV substation engineering and design automation with pvDesign
Do you know why and how a solar farm connects to the grid? pvDesign automatically generates the best solution for an interconnection facility and chooses between a switching and breaking station, a line to transformer substation or a single/double busbar substations.
The potential for solar PV to enhance hydropower plants
Adding floating solar photovoltaic panels to hydropower plants can maximize electricity generation efficiency. Read on to find out the latest developments.
How to design a PV plant with topography restrictions
When it comes to designing solar plant projects, the topography is incredibly important. Read on to find out how to best plan your solar project with topography restrictions
Cybersecurity in solar plants: how to keep solar power supplies secure
As technology evolves, so do the risks of cyber attacks. But what does cybersecurity look like for the solar industry in particular? Read on to find out.
Solar Power Technologies: 5 of the Best Developments from 2021
2021 has been a turbulent year, but that’s not stopped the solar industry from advancing. Read on to find out more about the best solar power technology developments of the year.
Meeting the challenges (and exploring the solutions) of grid saturation
Grid saturation is causing a number of problems around the world. Read on to find out what these challenges are, what’s causing them, and some of the solutions to overcome them.
Benefits of Agrivoltaics and 5 real-life examples of successful implementations
Why invest on solar PV or agriculture and livestock farming when you could do both together and better: welcome to Agri PV.
Green airports challenge for operators: How to support complex design decisions?
Can aviation really become less polluting? Clean energy at airports could help to achieve this industry-wide goal and install the most obvious renewable power production system: solar photovoltaic. But the list of concerns are seemingly endless: what about glare, power system stability, airside safety and costs?
Solar power’s role in supercharging green hydrogen
Solar power is soaring ahead as a low-cost source of electricity for producing green hydrogen, all thanks to solar excess. Read on to find out how green hydrogen and solar are meeting the energy needs of old and new industries.
How to clean solar panels: 4 tried and tested ways
Why should you clean solar panels? And, how can you clean to maintain their optimum power efficiency? Read on to find out.
Why are renewables being blamed for energy blackouts?
Fear of blackouts as the renewable percentage increases and grid stabilization solutions.
Why Hydrogen Fuel is fundamental to clean energy targets
Renewable energy such as wind and solar is crucial to the adoption of hydrogen fuel for meeting clean energy targets for heavy industry. Read on to find out more.
The power of battery storage: Evolution and alternatives
Alternatives to batteries are on the rise. Read on to find out how the development of battery storage technologies is integral to the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
Solar panel orientation: How using East-West structures improves the performance of your project
Which solar panel orientation and tilt is best for your residential, commercial or utility-scale plant?
Renewable technologies and their geographical location: Why it matters
What determines the best geographic locations to install renewable energy generation? Read on to find out.
How 3D mapping is revolutionizing renewable energy and engineering
3D mapping is giving developers new capabilities in optimizing energy installations. Use the new 3D feature in Rated Power’s pvDesign software to plan your next solar project.
Cable standards: Important criteria and differences between countries
Breaking down how the IEC, NEC, AS and GB cable standards differ from each other and their characteristics.
Solar glass buildings: Greatest achievable idea or science-fiction?
Solar glass and the opportunity to build solar buildings to provide 40% of the energy demand.
The state of PV recycling: Building a solar circular economy
What happens to solar panels when they reach the end of their lifespan? Unfortunately, many end up in landfills. Find out what steps are being taken to improve solar recycling.
Bifacial modules: A comprehensive guide on its performance in 2021
Looking into the economic aspects of bifacials such as the current industry situation, market leaders, key world regions, LCOE, bifacial modules' history and the future of the solar photovoltaic market with special attention to bifacial solar panels compared to monofacial.
The bright side of cold weather: solar panels efficiency
With our current snow storms in Europe, it is interesting to see that, unless extreme weather conditions, the cold may have its efficiencies in solar generation.
Floating solar: emerging technology doubling installed power per year
Trends of the floating market: why is floating solar booming, its advantages, costs and what markets are leading the race to become the most powerful.
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