New York State approves 26 solar projects totalling 647MW

Billed as the ‘Largest Single Commitment to Renewable Energy by a State in U.S. History’ the State of New York announced a US$1.4 billion investment package and over US$3 Billion in direct investment in solar, wind and hydro energy projects, expected to generate around 3,000 jobs.

Five key considerations for east-west solar design

Around the world solar developers are turning array designs on their head and choosing to go east-west instead. Following on from a recent feature in PV-Tech Power volume 14, here are the five key considerations to bear in mind when designing an east-west array.

Vivint Solar’s installations stall in 2017 but revenue up 98%

As PV Tech had previously highlighted, US residential solar installer Vivint Solar was focusing on higher profit markets over market share gains in 2017 as it rebuilt its business, primarily in its sales activities resulting in installations flat-lining in 2017.

PV*SOL premium 2018 from Valentin Software makes the design of photovoltaic plants easier

Valentin Software’s new PV system design software PV*SOL premium 2018 has been enhanced to provide the ability to input object data, 3D models in different file formats into the software via a new interface. This makes it possible to import realistic and detailed 3D objects created with photos taken from different perspectives (e.g. using a drone).