AET to exhibit ECO solar mounting line, host cocktail hour at #Intersolar2015

AET to exhibit ECO solar mounting line, host cocktail hour at #Intersolar2015

July 1, 2015

Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a supplier of commercial and utility-scale racking systems, will be exhibiting at Intersolar North America July 14-16 at booth 9721. AET will be displaying its Rayport-G ECO ground mount racking system and Rayport-B ECO roof ballast system from its ECO line of high quality, cost-effective solar mount solutions.Read More

DTE Energy issues RFP to develop solar generating facility

DTE Energy issues RFP to develop solar generating facility

June 25, 2015

DTE Energy, a Detroit-based diversified energy company, has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to develop a solar generating facility with 5 to 50 MW of capacity. Notices of intent to bid are due by July 22. The solar generating facility must be in DTE Energy‘s service area and operational by Dec. 31, 2016. DTERead More

NFL linebacker joins NRG Home Solar to surprise local family

NFL linebacker joins NRG Home Solar to surprise local family

June 15, 2015

NRG Home Solar, one of the country’s leading residential solar companies, surprised a local customer installing rooftop solar panels with a high-profile visit from Philadelphia Eagles star linebacker Connor Barwin. Barwin surprised the family at their home in Cherry Hill, N.J., and then joined the NRG Home Solar team forRead More

SunPower starts work on 102-MW project in Kings County, Calif.

SunPower starts work on 102-MW project in Kings County, Calif.

June 19, 2015

SunPower Corp. has started construction on the 102-MW (AC) Henrietta Solar Project in Kings County, Calif. The system will generate power for Pacific Gas and Electric’s customers under a long-term power purchase agreement. SunPower expects the plant to be operational by the end of 2016. “With more than 5.8 gigawattsRead More

Carolina CAT in final stages of Shelby, N.C., solar farm

Carolina CAT in final stages of Shelby, N.C., solar farm

July 1, 2015

Carolina CAT Power Systems, a provider of service, parts and sales of power generation equipment, is completing the final stages of construction for a new 10-acre solar farm in Shelby, N.C. Scheduled to open in late June 2015, the site will contain 9,828 panels and produce 3 MW DC ofRead More

SEIA’s U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review

SEIA’s U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review

March 16, 2015

Proving that effective, forward-looking public policies can provide a big boost to a state’s economy, North Carolina had the second most new solar capacity added last year in the United States, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review. North Carolina stands poised to become theRead More

Applied Energy Technologies racking tapped for 22.6 MW Utah install

Applied Energy Technologies racking tapped for 22.6 MW Utah install

June 26, 2015

Applied Energy Technologies (AET) a supplier of utility-scale racking systems, was selected by Swinerton Renewable Energy to provide its Rayport-G ECO mounting system for the 22.6 MW installation in Utah’s Beaver and Iron counties. The planned ‘Seven Sisters’ solar projects includes seven separate solar PV projects, four of which are to beRead More

Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp Bakersfield Facility Operational

Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp Bakersfield Facility Operational

April 16, 2015

Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp.’s 20-megawatt Bakersfield I Solar generation and its 23-megawatt Morse Wind generation projects are now operational and selling renewable power in Canada and the United States. Bakersfield I Solar, located in Kern County, California, is Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp.’s second solar generating facility and isRead More

Content Solar, OPIC sign $47M deal for PV facility in Jamaica

Content Solar, OPIC sign $47M deal for PV facility in Jamaica

June 29, 2015

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution, signed a financing agreement with Content Solar Ltd., solidifying a $47 million OPIC loan to support a 20 MW grid-connected solar PV facility in Clarendon, Jamaica. The project is being developed by Tampa, Fla.-based WRB Enterprises (WRB). WRB will beRead More

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when choosing any mounting technology.

Mounting Tech Trends: Slimming Down on Parts, Problems and Prices

May 29, 2015

The story of solar mounting technology is a familiar one, in which original technology is slowly replaced by newer options that improve upon certain aspects of the original. Where the initial equipment was focused on establishing a viable product to build an industry, the next wave of trends works toRead More

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Centralized vs. decentralized inverters: Keys to the decision

June 30, 2015

In a remote village in the mountains of Colombia, recent improvements in PV technology had brought the promise of low-cost electricity within reach, with potentially huge benefits for residents. However, bringing solar power to the village involved carrying components for many miles on small boats and along narrow mountain trailsRead More

Array Technologies Supplies 28 MW of Solar Trackers to California Project

Array Technologies Supplies 28 MW of Solar Trackers to California Project

November 20, 2014

Array Technologies Inc. (ATI) and construction powerhouse White Construction Inc. signed a tracker supply agreement for more than 28 MW of Array Technologies’ leading DuraTrack HZ single-axis solar tracking system earlier this year. The DuraTrack HZ structure features a customized 120° range of motion and holds roughly 94,340 high performanceRead More

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AET to exhibit ECO solar mounting line, host cocktail hour at #Intersolar2015

AET to exhibit ECO solar mounting line, host cocktail hour at #Intersolar2015

July 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a supplier of commercial and utility-scale racking systems, will be exhibiting at Intersolar North America July 14-16 at booth 9721. AET will be displaying its Rayport-G ECO ground mount racking system and Rayport-B ECO roof ballast system from its ECO line of high quality, cost-effective solar mount solutions.Read More

Ideal Power’s grid resilient power conversion systems achieve UL Certification

Ideal Power’s grid resilient power conversion systems achieve UL Certification

July 1, 2015 at 1:27 pm 0 comments

Ideal Power Inc., a developer of innovative power conversion technologies, received UL1741 certification for its Grid Resilient 30 kW 2-Port and 3-Port Power Conversion Systems (PCS). Ideal Power’s grid resilient PCS feature microgrid forming capabilities that enable back-up power for critical loads in the event of grid challenges, such asRead More

Carolina CAT in final stages of Shelby, N.C., solar farm

Carolina CAT in final stages of Shelby, N.C., solar farm

July 1, 2015 at 11:18 am 1 comment

Carolina CAT Power Systems, a provider of service, parts and sales of power generation equipment, is completing the final stages of construction for a new 10-acre solar farm in Shelby, N.C. Scheduled to open in late June 2015, the site will contain 9,828 panels and produce 3 MW DC ofRead More

Martifer Solar connects PV plant in Belgium for Orka NV

Martifer Solar connects PV plant in Belgium for Orka NV

July 1, 2015 at 9:17 am 0 comments

Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, has completed the construction and connection of a 738.45 kWp PV system on the rooftop of the Decathlon building in Evere, Belgium for the company Orka NV. Martifer Solar was responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the rooftop PVRead More

Andalay module compatible with SolarEdge power optimizers

Andalay module compatible with SolarEdge power optimizers

June 30, 2015 at 4:09 pm 0 comments

Andalay Solar, Inc., a supplier of integrated solar power systems, announced that its Instant Connect Module is compatible with power optimizers supplied by SolarEdge Technologies, a large provider of PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services. The SolarEdge module add-on power optimizer can now be snapped onto the AndalayRead More

Itron launches solution for the solar industry

Itron launches solution for the solar industry

June 30, 2015 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

Itron, a technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, announced the launch of Itron Total Solar, a complete offering that combines production measurement, asset monitoring, sensing applications and forecasting in a managed services offering for solar PV generation. The comprehensive offering is a partRead More

NEXTracker, Blattner Energy sign 1 GW tracker deal

NEXTracker, Blattner Energy sign 1 GW tracker deal

June 30, 2015 at 11:09 am 0 comments

NEXTracker, designer and manufacturer of advanced single axis PV trackers, and Blattner Energy, a diversified power generation contractor, signed supply agreement totaling over 1 GW of NEXTracker solar trackers to be deployed in projects throughout North America over the next two years. “We’re very impressed with NEXTracker’s technology not onlyRead More

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Centralized vs. decentralized inverters: Keys to the decision

June 30, 2015 at 8:49 am 0 comments

In a remote village in the mountains of Colombia, recent improvements in PV technology had brought the promise of low-cost electricity within reach, with potentially huge benefits for residents. However, bringing solar power to the village involved carrying components for many miles on small boats and along narrow mountain trailsRead More

Content Solar, OPIC sign $47M deal for PV facility in Jamaica

Content Solar, OPIC sign $47M deal for PV facility in Jamaica

June 29, 2015 at 3:08 pm 0 comments

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution, signed a financing agreement with Content Solar Ltd., solidifying a $47 million OPIC loan to support a 20 MW grid-connected solar PV facility in Clarendon, Jamaica. The project is being developed by Tampa, Fla.-based WRB Enterprises (WRB). WRB will beRead More

Strata Solar hires 188 workers for growing North Carolina solar market

Strata Solar hires 188 workers for growing North Carolina solar market

June 29, 2015 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

Strata Solar hired 188 new solar workers from the Fayetteville area to immediately begin work on a solar project in Duplin County. Strata maintains a low impact, standardized approach to solar farm creation that is supported through its vertical divisions, which offer complete turnkey services for the design, construction andRead More