Tesla and Panasonic Sign Non-Binding Letter of Intent

Tesla and Panasonic Sign Non-Binding Letter of Intent

Tesla and Panasonic have signed a non-binding letter of intent to collaborate on the manufacture and production of photovoltaic cells and modules in SolarCity’s Buffalo, NY, facility. The agreement is contingent on the closing of SolarCity acquisition by Tesla. The equipment that is produced will … Read more…

Panasonic and Schneider Electric Cooperating

Panasonic and Schneider Electric Cooperating

Panasonic and Schneider Electric are partnering on commercial building HVAC platforms that provides energy managers and building owners with high levels of control. The companies have created a direct serial communications between Panasonics variable refrigerant flow (VRF) based HVAC systems and Schneider-Electric’s building management platforms … Read more…

Panasonic Develops Highly Efficient Photovoltaic Module

Panasonic Develops Highly Efficient Photovoltaic Module

Panasonic’s Eco Solutions’ HIT N330 photovoltaic module offers 19.7 percent module level efficiency and a nominal power out of 330 watts. The 96-cell module returns about 27 percent more peak-power compared to legacy 260 watt multcrystaline modules. The HIT N330, which will be available in … Read more…

Royalpark Homes to Install Solar PV + Energy Storage System

Royalpark Homes to Install Solar PV + Energy Storage System

Royalpark Homes will be the first home builder to install residential solar PV plus battery storage systems as part of new home construction in the Simcoe Shores community in Barrie, Ontario. Panasonic’s Residential Energy Storage Solution captures solar energy in an energy storage solution that … Read more…

Navigant: Advanced Building Sensor Market Worth $3.7 Billion in 2020

Navigant: Advanced Building Sensor Market Worth $3.7 Billion in 2020

Revenues associated with advanced sensors for smart buildings will grow from $313.2 million in 2013 to $3.7 billion by 2020, according to a study by Navigant Research. Over the same time period shipments of such sensors will increase from 1.8 million units in to 28.4 million units, representing a compound annual … Read more…

Navigant: Installed Li-ion Capacity 1,753 MW by 2022

Navigant: Installed Li-ion Capacity 1,753 MW by 2022

The lithium ion stationary energy storage market will grow from 27 MW of global installed capacity in 2013 to 1,753 MW in 2022, according to a study by Navigant Research. As the Li-ion manufacturing industry develops, it promises to eventually deliver low-cost, long-lasting, and safe … Read more…

Deals: Ameresco Buys Ennovate; Panasonic Allies with Power-One

Deals: Ameresco Buys Ennovate; Panasonic Allies with Power-One

Ameresco has completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Ennovate Corporation, an energy service company active throughout Colorado, Nebraska, Montana and Wyoming. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Ennovate’s customers include education facilities, municipalities and counties. Ennovate will introduce its building … Read more…

Toyota Leads Clean Energy Patent Growth Index

Toyota Leads Clean Energy Patent Growth Index

The US Patent and Trademark Office granted a record 798 clean energy patents in the third quarter of 2012, which saw Toyota receive the highest number of clean energy patents for the third consecutive quarter.

The total clean energy patents granted in Q3 was up 199 over the third quarter of 2011, and is the highest quarter on record since the Cleantech Group at Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti began tracking the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI).

The CEPGI (see chart) tracks US patents for the following sectors: solar, wind, hybrid/electric vehicles, fuel cells, hydroelectric, tidal/wave, geothermal, biomass/biofuels and other clean renewable energy.

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Panasonic to Install PVs Atop 12 Macerich Shopping Malls

Panasonic to Install PVs Atop 12 Macerich Shopping Malls

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America and Macerich have partnered to begin the first phase of a multi-property retail real estate solar power program. Over the next 12 months, Panasonic will install solar systems expected to yield 10.2 to 12 MW of energy at 12 Macerich … Read more…

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