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Hey renewable energy developers — PG&E has issued a call for project proposals

Hey renewable energy developers — PG&E has issued a call for project proposals

April 27, 2017

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) sent out call for proposals for renewable energy developers to build new projects for a clean energy program available to PG&E customers. The sites are for PG&E’s Regional Renewable Choice program that will expand renewable energy access by enabling customers to work directly withRead More

Hey renewable energy developers — PG&E has issued a call for project proposals

Hey renewable energy developers — PG&E has issued a call for project proposals

April 27, 2017

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) sent out call for proposals for renewable energy developers to build new projects for a clean energy program available to PG&E customers. The sites are for PG&E’s Regional Renewable Choice program that will expand renewable energy access by enabling customers to work directly withRead More

LG Chem debuts residential battery system in the U.S.

LG Chem debuts residential battery system in the U.S.

April 20, 2017

LG Chem Ltd., a global leader in lithium-ion batteries for automotive, stationary and consumer applications, has formally launched its range of award-winning residential battery systems in the North American market. Battery details LG Chem’s North American residential battery range offers AC- and DC-coupled solutions with capacities up to 9.8 kilowattRead More

APS reveals its long-awaited 15-year energy plan for Arizona customers (solar boost included)

APS reveals its long-awaited 15-year energy plan for Arizona customers (solar boost included)

April 27, 2017

APS laid out its 2017 Integrated Resource Plan. The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which is the result of a three-year-long stakeholder process, outlines how APS plans to meet customers’ projected energy needs over the next 15 years. “The 2017 Integrated Resource Plan outlines how our investment in a smarter energy infrastructureRead More

Solar industry funding report for Q1 2017: Was there a ‘Trump effect’?

Solar industry funding report for Q1 2017: Was there a ‘Trump effect’?

April 17, 2017

The question on the collective renewable energy industry’s mind since last November has been, “How will the election of Donald Trump impact us?” Mercom’s Q1 Solar 2017 Funding and M&A Report gives the first bit of insight into investor confidence in the solar industry since President Trump took office. TotalRead More

 
The NX Horizon, formerly the Self-Powered Tracker, brings self-contained motor power to each row.

Report: NEXTracker led PV tracker market share in 2016

April 18, 2017

NEXTracker, a Flex company, has attained the number one global market share position for the second consecutive year among PV solar tracker manufacturers in 2016. According to GTM Research’s upcoming Global PV Tracker Landscape Report 2017, NEXTracker captured 30 percent of the global PV tracker market share by megawatts (MWdc)Read More

Ask an Expert: Inverter manufacturers give us their best troubleshooting advice

Ask an Expert: Inverter manufacturers give us their best troubleshooting advice

April 25, 2017

Wi-Fi Can Cause Communication Issues Christopher Barrett, director of technical services, APsystems We often see issues our installers are facing related to communication, often due to misplacement of the gateway or an unreliable internet connection. Following best practices recommended by the manufacturer will help installers reduce repeat site visits toRead More

Hey renewable energy developers — PG&E has issued a call for project proposals

Hey renewable energy developers — PG&E has issued a call for project proposals

April 27, 2017

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) sent out call for proposals for renewable energy developers to build new projects for a clean energy program available to PG&E customers. The sites are for PG&E’s Regional Renewable Choice program that will expand renewable energy access by enabling customers to work directly withRead More

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Hey renewable energy developers — PG&E has issued a call for project proposals

Hey renewable energy developers — PG&E has issued a call for project proposals

April 27, 2017 at 1:49 pm 0 comments

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) sent out call for proposals for renewable energy developers to build new projects for a clean energy program available to PG&E customers. The sites are for PG&E’s Regional Renewable Choice program that will expand renewable energy access by enabling customers to work directly withRead More

APS reveals its long-awaited 15-year energy plan for Arizona customers (solar boost included)

APS reveals its long-awaited 15-year energy plan for Arizona customers (solar boost included)

April 27, 2017 at 1:05 pm 0 comments

APS laid out its 2017 Integrated Resource Plan. The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which is the result of a three-year-long stakeholder process, outlines how APS plans to meet customers’ projected energy needs over the next 15 years. “The 2017 Integrated Resource Plan outlines how our investment in a smarter energy infrastructureRead More

Did Suniva just start a global trade war? A quick summary [Updated with SEIA’s statement]

Did Suniva just start a global trade war? A quick summary [Updated with SEIA’s statement]

April 27, 2017 at 9:32 am 0 comments

It started with the Suniva bankruptcy earlier this month. Well, that’s not quite true because U.S.-based solar manufacturers have been crying foul regarding unfair competition from cell and module imports for awhile, but after filing for chapter 11, Suniva hit the button and filed a petition for global safeguards underRead More

Sungrow debuts new turnkey energy storage system for North America

Sungrow debuts new turnkey energy storage system for North America

April 26, 2017 at 1:47 pm 0 comments

Sungrow, the global leading PV inverter system solution supplier, unveiled a new turnkey energy storage system solution at the Energy Storage Association’s 27th Annual Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado. Committed toward the development and manufacturing of Energy Storage System Solutions, Sungrow’s ESS lineup is tailored to help solve the challengeRead More

Rayton Solar’s innovative PV panel production process will deliver first system in 2017

Rayton Solar’s innovative PV panel production process will deliver first system in 2017

April 26, 2017 at 1:06 pm 0 comments

Phoenix Nuclear Labs (PNL) has signed a long-term agreement to be the exclusive supplier of high current proton accelerators to California-based Rayton Solar to produce low cost, high efficiency solar panels. Under the terms of the agreement, PNL will deliver the first system to Rayton at the end of 2017,Read More

Beaumont Solar completes 330-kW solar array atop New England’s Poyant Signs

Beaumont Solar completes 330-kW solar array atop New England’s Poyant Signs

April 26, 2017 at 12:58 pm 0 comments

Poyant Signs, one of the largest sign manufacturing and branding specialist in New England, tapped Beaumont Solar to design and construct a 330 kW DC solar array on the rooftop of their 50,000 sq. ft. company headquarters in New Bedford, MA. “Solar Power had been something we were considering forRead More

10 percent of Houston’s electricity now coming from solar

10 percent of Houston’s electricity now coming from solar

April 26, 2017 at 12:48 pm 1 comment

The City of Houston and ENGIE announced that ENGIE’s 50 MW SolaireHolman plant is now on line, operational, and capable of providing up to 10.5 percent of the city’s electricity needs for the next 20 years under a power purchase agreement. This agreement solidifies the city’s status as the largest municipal purchaserRead More

Large solar installers offer higher PV system quotes than average, says NREL study

Large solar installers offer higher PV system quotes than average, says NREL study

April 26, 2017 at 8:38 am 0 comments

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) looked at the PV installer landscape of the country to glean information on how installer size affects solar system pricing. The results of the study (you can read the whole thing here) indicate that the larger installers (think Solar City) that take up mostRead More

Three takeaways from the EnergySage Solar Marketplace Intel Report

Three takeaways from the EnergySage Solar Marketplace Intel Report

April 25, 2017 at 8:34 am 0 comments

EnergySage published its fourth semiannual Solar Marketplace Intel Report, providing a comprehensive analysis of consumer behavior, demographics, and preferences, as well as a complete account of industry trends in the U.S. residential solar market in 2016. “This latest report speaks to the importance of transparency and comparison-shopping in residential solar,”Read More

Smart grid, battery storage companies see big jump in funding to start 2017

Smart grid, battery storage companies see big jump in funding to start 2017

April 25, 2017 at 7:42 am 0 comments

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency sectors for the first quarter of 2017. Smart Grid Venture capital (VC) funding (including private equity and corporateRead More

 
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