Alpha Grainger Manufacturing has completed the rooftop installation of a 425 kW photovoltaic installation at the company?s 90,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Franklin, Mass. The solar power system is expected to generate 481,525 kWh per year, saving the company more than $72,000 annually on its energy bills.
Contributing to Governor Deval Patrick?s goal of 250 megawatts of solar power by 2017, the project was a collaborative effort among Broadway Electrical, Alpha Grainger Manufacturing, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the Department of Energy Resources (DOER), Satcon and PanelClaw.
Broadway Electrical selected Satcon?s Solstice system, a complete power harvesting and management solution for the project. The installation consists of 1,575 Suntech 270-W panels via a PanelClaw Mounting System and four Satcon Solstice 100-kW solutions, integrated with sixteen Solstice SSB combiner boxes.
?Thanks to projects like this, we will have installed or are under contract over 60 megawatts by the end of this year ? a nearly 20-fold increase over the 3.5 MW installed statewide when the Governor took office, and an accomplishment that has helped to nearly triple employment in the solar sector since 2007,? said Ian Bowles, Mass. Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary.
Alpha Grainger received a $561,061 Commonwealth Solar rebate from MassCEC to help offset the costs of installing the solar panels. The Commonwealth Solar Rebate Program was launched by Governor Patrick in January 2008 to drive solar installations.
29 September 2010 02:00 PM Central Europe Summer Time Satcon Expands Partnership with GCL Solar to Include Strategic Manufacturing Agreement
Additional 500 megawatts in expected annual production capacity beginning in March 2011 increases worldwide manufacturing capacity to over 2 gigawatts
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Satcon Technology Corporation® (NASDAQ CM: SATC), a leading provider of utility scale power solutions for the renewable energy market, today announced a strategic manufacturing agreement with GCL Solar Systems Limited, one of China?s largest utility solar power plant developers, to enhance production of their industry leading 500 kilowatt (kW) PowerGate® Plus line of solar PV inverters for the Asia Pacific market.
?Over the past two years, the Chinese government has made significant strides in the development and support of large scale renewable energy resources. In that time period, GCL Solar has become the leading developer of utility scale solar PV plants in all of Asia?
Under the terms of the agreement, GCL Solar is commissioning a manufacturing facility in Nanjing, China, which is expected to be capable of producing over 500 megawatts (MW) of production of the 500kW PowerGate Plus inverters in 2011. Satcon® is expected to provide GCL Solar with the core manufacturing processes and technologies for the PowerGate Plus solutions for final assembly at the GCL Solar plant. GCL Solar has agreed to purchase from Satcon the capacity to produce a minimum of 300MW per year out of the GCL Nanjing operation. The PowerGate Plus 500kW inverters manufactured at the Nanjing facility under this Agreement are expected to be sold by GCL Solar into the Chinese solar PV market, and used on GCL Solar funded utility solar developments around the world.
?Over the past two years, the Chinese government has made significant strides in the development and support of large scale renewable energy resources. In that time period, GCL Solar has become the leading developer of utility scale solar PV plants in all of Asia,? said Dr. Gu, Chief Executive Officer of GCL Solar. ?Our partnership with Satcon has helped our dominant position in this market, and today we announce an even closer agreement with the world?s leading provider of utility scale solar power conversion technologies. This enhanced level of cooperation will help enable us to develop and deliver the world?s most advanced and successful large scale solar plants in both China as well as with our other projects worldwide with the highest levels of reliability and total system quality.?
Production out of the Nanjing manufacturing facility is expected to begin in March of 2011, and when combined with the expanded Burlington, Ontario operations is expected to increase worldwide manufacturing capacity to over 2 annual gigawatts.
?Satcon and GCL have partnered to deliver many of China?s largest and most advanced solar installations to date, with each showcasing the total system value that our partnership brings to the utility scale solar market,? said Steve Rhoades, Chief Executive Officer of Satcon Technology Corporation. ?The combination of GCL?s system design and construction expertise and our leading technologies allow us to deliver the next generation of total system value to our customers. As we continue to build upon the strong foundation we have developed in China over the past year with GCL, the expanded partnership will enable us to more effectively address the increasing demand for our large scale solutions together.?
Satcon Technology Corporation is the leading provider of utility scale power solutions for the renewable energy market, enabling the industry?s most advanced reliable and proven clean energy alternatives. For over 25 years, Satcon has designed and delivered the next generation of efficient energy systems for solar photovoltaic, stationary fuel cells, and energy storage systems. To learn more about Satcon, please visit www.Satcon.com
About GCL Solar System Limited
GCL Solar System Limited is a leading professional solar power system integrator, provides consulting, design, system integration and general contracting service for large and medium solar power stations, and provides one-station service solutions for PV station. GCL has built enterprise academician workstation, post-doctoral scientific research workstation and Jiangsu province PV engineering and technological research center. GCL is the chief editor of PV solar systems design, construction, checking and accepting standard of China PV solar industry. Currently GCL has undertaken 200 MWPV power station capacities, 35 MW of them has been put into operation. Among those PV projects, the 20 MW PV power station locates in Xuzhou which was put into operation in 2009 is the biggest operating PV power station in China. Please visit www.gcl-solar.cn to get more information.
Die US-Analysten von Piper Jeffray haben am Freitag insgesamt neun Solar-Aktien mit "Übergewichten" eingestuft, darunter die chinesischen Papiere von Yingli Green Energy, Trina Solar und Renesola und First Solar aus den USA. Die Aktien der genannten Firmen reagierten am Freitag mit kräftigen Kursgewinnen.
Besonders optimistisch ist Piper Jeffray für den größten Solarkonzern der Welt, First Solar. Das neue Kursziel von 200 Dollar liegt 36 Prozent über dem aktuellen Kurs von 147 Dollar. Weitere Kurszielanhebungen gab es für Ja Solar, LDK Solar, GT Power, Sunpower und den Wechselrichter-Hersteller Satcon. Das neue Satcon-Kursziel beläuft sich auf fünf Dollar, was gegenüber dem aktuellen Kurs einem Potenzial von 48 Prozent entspricht.
auch mal zeiigen, dass sie wirklich Gled verdienen können...gelobt wurden sie ja schon genug. Die nächste Quartalszahlen muss einfach was passieren (ich bin fest davon überzeigt, dass die das hinbekommen), auch wegen solcher Nachrichten:
"Die Aussichten für den weltweiten Solarmarkt sind laut Marktforschungsinstitut iSuppli hervorragend. Nach einer Verdopplung der weltweit neu installierten Photovoltaik-Leistung auf 14,2 Gigawatt in diesem Jahr erwarten die Marktforscher von iSuppli für 2011 weiteres Wachstum um 42 Prozent auf dann 20,2 Gigawatt. Deutschland bleibt auch 2011 Weltmarktführer in Sachen Photovoltaik und mit 9,5 Gigawatt in etwa die Hälfte der neuen Leistung installieren. "
Der Solarmarkt wird weiter rasant wachsen, und auch wenn es in Deutschland mal weniger werden wird, dann sind andere Länder da und werden das mehr und mehr kompensieren. Und Solarrichter werden natürlich auch dann genug gebraucht und davon sollte Satcon profitieren.
Independent Energy Solutions has completed and commissioned a 1.15MW (DC) solar photovoltaic installation for the Capital Group companies' Irvine, CA, campus. The system, which is mounted on shade structures on the roofs of three parking garages, provides nearly 50% of the energy used to power the campus data center and central plant equipment.
The combined PV array, said to be the largest currently operating in Orange County, consists of 5472 Kyocera 210W polycrystalline-silicon panels running through three Satcon inverters, and is capable of producing 1.7 million KWh annually.
12.10.2010 13:47 Satcon Launches Next Generation Utility Ready Inverter Solution with 98.5% Efficiency in North America Satcon Equinox 500 Kilowatt Solution and Satcon Solstice 500 Kilowatt System Showcased at Solar Power International
Satcon Technology Corporation®(NASDAQ CM: SATC), a leading provider of utility-grade power conversion solutions for the renewable energy market, today announced the North American launch of its next generation power conversion solution, Satcon Equinox?. The Equinox 500 kilowatt solution is now available in both North America and Europe and will be presented along with the recently launched Satcon Solstice 500 kilowatt system solution October 12-14 during Solar Power International at booth 909 in the West Hall.
Built on the foundation of Satcon's industry leading PowerGate® Plus inverter, which is the world's most widely deployed utility-ready solution, Equinox improves system wide energy harvest and solar plant yield, enabling the large-scale solar industry's lowest Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE). Satcon's Equinox solution delivers a best in class efficiency of 98.5% and offers the highest levels of system wide performance, uptime and reliability.
The Equinox solution comes complete with a NEMA 3R/IP54 enclosure and is available in three separate climate packages, enabling the large-scale commercial and utility-scale solar industry's broadest thermal operating range with fully rated performance at temperatures as high as 55 Celsius / 131 degrees Fahrenheit, and as low as -20 Celsius / -4 degrees Fahrenheit. Equinox's advanced utility ready features enable simplified grid interconnection and can be easily integrated into SCADA systems through standardized communication interfaces.
Satcon Solstice is the industry's first complete power-harvesting and array management solution for large-scale commercial and utility-scale solar power plants. The complete system solution revolutionizes large commercial and utility-scale solar power plants by enabling the central inverter to monitor, manage and control the array at less than three kilowatt increments, as well as optimize each string with its own individual Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT).
The combination of fine grained power harvesting of each panel string along with a highly efficient central inverter design helps to ensure the Solstice platform will deliver more power over the lifetime of the PV system by increasing total system harvest optimization and system uptime and safety. This innovative system boosts total system power production by 5-12 percent and lowers other balance of system material costs by 20-25 percent compared to a centralized inverter system.
The Equinox and Solstice 500 kilowatt system solutions expand upon Satcon's portfolio of industry leading solar power conversion solutions designed to address the needs of large multi -megawatt, utility scale systems, including the PowerGate Plus 500 kW, the Prism 1 MW medium voltage package solution, and the 1 MW PowerGate Plus inverter solution.
"As the leading solution provider for large scale systems in North America, Satcon continues to deliver the technical innovation that radically improves the value equation for large scale solar power plants," said Steve Rhoades, Satcon's President and Chief Executive Officer. "The challenges of multi-megawatt installations demand a specialized set of technological and system design expertise. With Solstice and Equinox, it's more than just building better inverter engines for large scale solar plants; it's about delivering the multi-megawatt building blocks that enable stepped improvements in system performance, uptime, and grid stability."
12/10/10 Satcon Solstice Selected for 63 Megawatt Power Plant in Puerto Rico Partners with CIRO and Lord Electric for the Largest Ground Mounted Solar PV Plant in the United States
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Satcon Technology Corporation®(NASDAQ CM: SATC), a leading provider of utility-grade power conversion solutions for the renewable energy market, today announced that Solstice® has been selected for the 63 megawatt (MW) CIRO One Solar PV Plant in the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
?The CIRO One Solar PV plant is a significant accomplishment in both its size and sophistication? .CIRO One will utilize 126 Satcon Solstice 500 kilowatt (kW) solutions, the industry?s first complete power-harvesting and array management solution for large-scale commercial and utility-scale solar power plants. The solar power plant is situated on 180 acres within the Lapas District of Salinas and is projected to generate 116 million kilowatt hours of energy, equating to 201,000 barrels of oil saved every year.
?The CIRO One Solar PV plant installation is one of the largest and most advanced in the world,? said Ruben Perez, President of the CIRO Group of San Juan. ?The project presented us with significant challenges that required us to leverage the most advanced technologies available. The size of the installation combined with the uneven terrain at various elevations presented us with system design constraints, necessitating the flexibility that Satcon Solstice delivers. Satcon has provided us with the technologies and system-wide expertise that has helped us to make renewable energy resources a significant component of the Puerto Rican electricity grid, helping us to achieve a higher degree of energy independence and alleviating the Commonwealth?s dependence on crude oil.?
Introduced in late 2009, Satcon Solstice leverages string level power conversion and energy harvest optimization that is integrated as a complete system with a highly optimized centralized inverter. Solstice increases the overall energy yield of solar installations by 5-12 percent while simultaneously reducing the other balance of system material costs by 20-25 percent compared to a centralized inverter system.
?The CIRO One Solar PV plant is a significant accomplishment in both its size and sophistication,? said Steve Rhoades, Satcon?s President and Chief Executive Officer. ?The value of Satcon Solstice is in its ability to take very large installations, like CIRO?s, and to divide them up into less than 3 kilowatt (kW) increments, which enables tailored design flexibility to address the variable geographical constraints and the challenges associated with such terrain, generating significant performance improvements through fine-grained energy harvest. The result is a highly optimized utility-scale power plant that has higher reliability and higher power production levels, all of which can be viewed and controlled by the utility just as they manage all other power plant assets on their grid network.?
CIRO One will begin construction in October of 2010.