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AC vs DC-coupled BESS: the pros and cons
Technology and engineering

AC vs DC-coupled BESS: the pros and cons

AC or DC coupling refers to the way in which solar panels are linked to the BESS (battery energy storage systems). Here we compare the pros and cons of each.
31 Aug, 22UPDATED 29 Sep, 22Natalia Opie
The importance of solar irradiance and meteorological data for PV design
Technology and engineering

The importance of solar irradiance and meteorological data for PV design

Solar irradiance — the power of solar radiation measured in W/m2 — is an essential metric when designing a PV system.
Utility-scale solar financial analysis: Is there life after LCOE?
Market analysis

Utility-scale solar financial analysis: Is there life after LCOE?

What are the key financial metrics that can help to evaluate and compare the projected returns from utility-scale solar projects?
Let’s write RatedPower’s next chapter
Product and corporate updates

Let’s write RatedPower’s next chapter

Today’s a big proud day here at RatedPower. We’re getting acquired by Enverus, the leading energy SaaS company.
Utility-scale solar plants in desert climates
Technology and engineering

Utility-scale solar plants in desert climates

Deserts would seem to have the ideal conditions for a solar plant. But what are the advantages and challenges for large-scale PV projects in desert climates?
How is ceasing gas usage affecting France’s renewable investments?
Market analysis

How is ceasing gas usage affecting France’s renewable investments?

How are geopolitical factors, such as the Russia-Ukraine war and upcoming elections, affecting the renewable energy sector in France?
What is LCOE and why is it important?

What is LCOE and why is it important?

What is the levelized cost of energy, how is it calculated and why is it important for a renewable electricity project?
17 Aug, 22UPDATED 18 Aug, 22Laura Rodríguez

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