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Freedom Solar installs two PV systems for Texas candy company

Freedom Solar installs two PV systems for Texas candy company

December 14, 2017

Those sour green apple candies at Alamo Candy Company are getting a lot greener. Freedom Solar Power recently designed and installed two new solar projects for Alamo Candy, one of the largest candy manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers in San Antonio. Freedom Solar completed a 100.8-kilowatt solar array comprised ofRead More

Freedom Solar installs two PV systems for Texas candy company

Freedom Solar installs two PV systems for Texas candy company

December 14, 2017

Those sour green apple candies at Alamo Candy Company are getting a lot greener. Freedom Solar Power recently designed and installed two new solar projects for Alamo Candy, one of the largest candy manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers in San Antonio. Freedom Solar completed a 100.8-kilowatt solar array comprised ofRead More

Mosaic adds Solaria PowerXT modules to financing platform

Mosaic adds Solaria PowerXT modules to financing platform

December 8, 2017

The availability of Solaria’s PowerXT modules keeps growing. Mosaic, one of the top providers of solar loan financing for homeowners, has added them to its solar financing platform. Solaria modules’ inclusion in Mosaic’s solar financing platform shows that the PowerXT module is among solar’s bankable products. “This new relationship is going to empower additionalRead More

Massachusetts makes energy storage a priority with $20 million in grants

Massachusetts makes energy storage a priority with $20 million in grants

December 11, 2017

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources was awarded $20 million in grants to 26 projects that will develop the region’s energy storage market. This number actually doubles the administration’s original funding plans. Overall, these projects will benefit 25 communities and draw in $32 million in matching funds, helping to grow theRead More

Fifth largest public transit system in the country signs 45-MW power purchase agreement

Fifth largest public transit system in the country signs 45-MW power purchase agreement

December 11, 2017

Recurrent Energy LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar, signed a 20-year power purchase agreement  for 45 MWac of solar power with Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), the fifth largest public transit network in the country and one of the largest consumers of electric power in Northern California. The BARTRead More

 
TerraSmart to open N.Y. office to support growing Northeast solar business

TerraSmart to open N.Y. office to support growing Northeast solar business

December 6, 2017

In January 2018, TerraSmart, an innovator in ground mount racking solutions for utility-scale solar projects, will open an operational hub in Selkirk, New York. The 10,000 square-foot facility was strategically chosen to support its growing construction operations in the Northeast and will serve as a blueprint to set up futureRead More

SB Buzz Podcast: Fronius’ Dan Fortson talks the evolution of solar from the early days to now (and how he’d change it)

SB Buzz Podcast: Fronius’ Dan Fortson talks the evolution of solar from the early days to now (and how he’d change it)

December 7, 2017

Dan Fortson, applications engineer for Fronius USA, is a lifer in solar energy – starting back in the wild west days of the ‘80s, learning from the early off-grid PV pioneers to now working for one of the top inverter brands in the industry. He has seen a lot over the years, and he’sRead More

Freedom Solar installs two PV systems for Texas candy company

Freedom Solar installs two PV systems for Texas candy company

December 14, 2017

Those sour green apple candies at Alamo Candy Company are getting a lot greener. Freedom Solar Power recently designed and installed two new solar projects for Alamo Candy, one of the largest candy manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers in San Antonio. Freedom Solar completed a 100.8-kilowatt solar array comprised ofRead More

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Freedom Solar installs two PV systems for Texas candy company

Freedom Solar installs two PV systems for Texas candy company

December 14, 2017 at 4:06 pm 0 comments

Those sour green apple candies at Alamo Candy Company are getting a lot greener. Freedom Solar Power recently designed and installed two new solar projects for Alamo Candy, one of the largest candy manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers in San Antonio. Freedom Solar completed a 100.8-kilowatt solar array comprised ofRead More

Sponsored: Top 5 ways to become 24 hours of sun on the new Fronius website

Sponsored: Top 5 ways to become 24 hours of sun on the new Fronius website

December 14, 2017 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Fronius USA redesigns their web presence to help connect people with 24 hours of sun, a vision of the future where 100% of our energy is made by renewable energy. Here are the top 5 new features of Fronius.com: Easy navigation: same bankable company, all new modern sleek design AllRead More

Here’s why residential solar is down more than expected in Q3 2017

Here’s why residential solar is down more than expected in Q3 2017

December 14, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Despite more than half of U.S states now being at grid parity — meaning the levelized cost of energy is below electricity bill savings in year 1 of system life — the U.S. residential segment posted its lowest solar installation total since the first quarter of 2015, according to theRead More

7 solar install stats to know from third quarter 2017 report from GTM Research, SEIA

7 solar install stats to know from third quarter 2017 report from GTM Research, SEIA

December 14, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

In their latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report, GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) said prices rose due to a tight global supply of modules and uncertainty around the Section 201 trade case now being weighed at the White House. What effect did this have on installationsRead More

Largest solar rooftop project in Illinois installed atop IKEA distribution center

Largest solar rooftop project in Illinois installed atop IKEA distribution center

December 13, 2017 at 2:10 pm 0 comments

The largest solar rooftop project in Illinois is now complete, sitting atop IKEA’s Midwest distribution center in Joliet, Ill. Combined with arrays atop the Chicago-area IKEA stores in Bolingbrook and Schaumburg, this third project will make IKEA the owner of three of the state’s largest solar rooftop installations. The distribution center’sRead More

JA Solar sets new wattage record for 60-cell mono-Si PV module

JA Solar sets new wattage record for 60-cell mono-Si PV module

December 13, 2017 at 2:04 pm 0 comments

JA Solar Holdings Co. says the output power of its 60-cell PV modules assembled by mono-Si PERC cells has exceeded now 325 W. The actual output power clocked in at 326.67 W as measured and certified by TUV SUD. Buy that measure, this sets a new world record for 60-cellRead More

H&H Solar completes largest solar project in Iowa

H&H Solar completes largest solar project in Iowa

December 11, 2017 at 9:49 am 0 comments

H&H Solar completed two of their latest solar energy projects in Iowa. For both projects, H&H Solar provided the design, engineering, construction and final installation. The West Dubuque project, now the largest and most powerful solar energy location in Iowa, is a 5 MWdc ground mount installation sitting on a 22Read More

Meet SEIA’s new board of directors and division leaders

Meet SEIA’s new board of directors and division leaders

December 11, 2017 at 9:39 am 0 comments

Hear ye, Hear ye. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the main trade association representing the solar industry, announced the results of its most recent election. The following industry leaders have been elected to serve on SEIA’s Board of Directors: Zaid Ashai, CEO of Nexamp; Chris Diaz, Principal at Seminole Financial Services;Read More

Fifth largest public transit system in the country signs 45-MW power purchase agreement

Fifth largest public transit system in the country signs 45-MW power purchase agreement

December 11, 2017 at 9:17 am 0 comments

Recurrent Energy LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar, signed a 20-year power purchase agreement  for 45 MWac of solar power with Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), the fifth largest public transit network in the country and one of the largest consumers of electric power in Northern California. The BARTRead More

LONGi’s bifacial PERC solar cells hit world record ‘bifaciality’

LONGi’s bifacial PERC solar cells hit world record ‘bifaciality’

December 11, 2017 at 9:07 am 0 comments

The National Center of Supervision and Inspection on Solar Photovoltaic Products Quality (CPVT) issued an independent test report showing that LONGi Solar’s bifacial PERC monocrystalline cells achieved a world record bifaciality of 82.15%. For comparison’s sake, the bifaciality of bifacial PERC cells in the market is about 75 percent. LONGiRead More