Sungevity Launches Solar Services for the Commercial Market

Sungevity Launches Solar Services for the Commercial Market

March 20, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – Sungevity, Inc., a leading global provider of residential solar services, has expanded its solar solutions to the commercial market, a new channel for the company. In partnership with the solar energy finance and investment firm, Sol Systems, Sungevity will focus on the underserved small business sector consistingRead More

With the addition of Renusol GmbH and Renusol America to its portfolio, Cincinnati-based RBI Solar, already a leader in ground mount solar, expands into the roof mount market. Pictured here is a completed RBI Solar project in White River Junction, Vermont. It is a 2.54 MW ground mount array with 10,270 solar modules.

Residential, Europe on RBI Solar’s Radar Following Renusol Acquisition

January 22, 2015

Already a leader in utility and commercial ground-mount solar solutions, RBI Solar recently made a big move to become a leader in the roof mount realm as well. The company had two choices: work internally to develop mounting solutions or acquire a company already in that business. Through a EuropeanRead More

SolarCity Joins the New York State Smart Grid Consortium

SolarCity Joins the New York State Smart Grid Consortium

March 2, 2015

The New York State Smart Grid Consortium (NYSSGC), a public-private partnership devoted to statewide implementation of the smart grid, announced today that SolarCity, the nation’s number one rooftop solar power provider, has signed on as the Consortium’s newest Associate Member. In an attempt to engage the many different stakeholders thatRead More

Vivint Solar Expanding in Northern California

Vivint Solar Expanding in Northern California

February 5, 2015

Those interested in solar industry related job opportunities in Northern California will be happy to hear that Vivint Solar, a leading provider of residential solar systems is expanding its operations in that region. The company scheduled a recruiting event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. PST onRead 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

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

Exosun Commissions Solar Trackers in Lone Valley

Exosun Commissions Solar Trackers in Lone Valley

March 16, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO – Exosun, a leading provider of solar tracking technologies and associated plant engineering services, has commissioned its solar trackers to the Lone Valley Solar Park in the western Mojave Desert in California. This 30 MWAC project, consisting of two adjacent solar plants, represents Exosun’s first contract completion inRead More

Canadian Solar Expands Project Pipeline with $265 Million Acquisition

Canadian Solar Expands Project Pipeline with $265 Million Acquisition

February 3, 2015

Canadian Solar Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement with Sharp Corporation to acquire solar energy developer Recurrent Energy LLC, for approximately $265 million. Once completed, the acquisition of Recurrent will increase Canadian Solar’s total solar project pipeline by approximately 4.0 GW to 8.5 GW, and its late-stage project pipelineRead More

SMA America Inverters Power Largest PV Plant in Honduras

SMA America Inverters Power Largest PV Plant in Honduras

November 5, 2014

SMA’s decentralized inverter solutions have been selected for the largest PV plant in Honduras. The 24-MW Pavana Solar Park in Choluteca will feature a decentralized system design with 880 Sunny Tripower 24000TL-US three-phase, transformerless inverters and 22 SMA Cluster Controllers for advanced system monitoring and control. The power plant, designedRead More

RoboSolar

RoboSolar

November 10, 2014

Alion Energy uses robot technology to drive down the cost of brownfield solar installations. Robots in the solar industry are still a bit of a novelty out in the field, but Alion Energy of Richmond, Calif., has just rolled out its second generation robotic panel placement unit — the RoverRead More

Solectria Renewables Celebrating 10th Anniversary

Solectria Renewables Celebrating 10th Anniversary

February 3, 2015

In the last 10 years, Solectria Renewables LLC has grown from four employees to almost 200 and has become one of the largest photovoltaic inverter manufacturers in North America. The Lawrence, Massachusetts-based company is celebrating its 10th anniversary in February. Ten years ago, Solectria co-founders Anita Worden, James Worden, AybikeRead 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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Sungevity Launches Solar Services for the Commercial Market

Sungevity Launches Solar Services for the Commercial Market

March 20, 2015 at 9:04 am 0 comments

OAKLAND, Calif. – Sungevity, Inc., a leading global provider of residential solar services, has expanded its solar solutions to the commercial market, a new channel for the company. In partnership with the solar energy finance and investment firm, Sol Systems, Sungevity will focus on the underserved small business sector consistingRead More

Global Solar PV Capacity to Reach Nearly 500 GW in 2019

Global Solar PV Capacity to Reach Nearly 500 GW in 2019

March 20, 2015 at 9:03 am 0 comments

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Total global solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity is forecast to reach 498 gigawatts (GW) in 2019, which is 177 percent higher than 2014, according to the industry analyst group IHS. While total global solar PV demand is projected to grow steadily, the large number of discrete countryRead More

Sol Voltaics Produces World-Record GaAs Nanowires for Solar Energy

Sol Voltaics Produces World-Record GaAs Nanowires for Solar Energy

March 19, 2015 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

SAN FRANCISCO – Sol Voltaics, a developer of nano technology for the solar industry, has doubled its previously reported world-record for photovoltaic (PV) conversion efficiency using a gallium-arsenide (GaAs) nanowire array (NWA). As independently verified by Fraunhofer-ISE, Sol Voltaics has demonstrated a 1-sun conversion efficiency of 15.3% in a GaAsRead More

U.S. Bancorp, ORIX USA Create Renewable Energy Tax-Credit Syndication

U.S. Bancorp, ORIX USA Create Renewable Energy Tax-Credit Syndication

March 19, 2015 at 10:17 am 0 comments

U.S. Bancorp and ORIX USA announce the closing of U.S. Bancorp’s first renewable energy syndication, which is expected to enable SolarCity to install approximately 2,500 solar power systems at homes and businesses in nine states. The transaction will allow first-time and experienced investors to tap into the renewable-energy tax credit market. The syndicationRead More

APS America Offers Microinverter Training in California

APS America Offers Microinverter Training in California

March 19, 2015 at 9:38 am 0 comments

CALIFORNIA – APS America, CFM Equipment Distributors and US Solar Distributing are offering in-depth installation and setup training for solar installers on March 25 and 26 in northern California. The course will focus on photovoltaic (PV) system installation and cost savings associated with an APS microinverter line. Participants who attend the training courseRead More

SunEdison to Build 150 MW Solar Plant in West Texas

SunEdison to Build 150 MW Solar Plant in West Texas

March 18, 2015 at 1:45 pm 0 comments

GEORGETOWN, Texas – Georgetown, Texas, a city of 55,000 people about 30 minutes north of Austin, has announced that it has committed to supplying its customers with 100 percent renewable energy exclusively from solar and wind energy. The city will be working with SunEdison which plans to build a 150Read More

Global  Emissions of Carbon Dioxide Stalled in 2014

Global Emissions of Carbon Dioxide Stalled in 2014

March 16, 2015 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

Data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector stalled in 2014, marking for the first time in 40 years a halt or reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases not tied to an economic downturn. “This gives me even more hope that humankindRead 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 at 3:08 pm 0 comments

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

Solar Leads RFPs for Utilities in 2014

Solar Leads RFPs for Utilities in 2014

March 16, 2015 at 2:49 pm 0 comments

A new study shows that utility companies in North America zeroed in on two sectors last year: advanced energy storage and solar. Analysts with Bloomberg New Energy Finance tracked 52 clean energy requests for proposals in 2014 and found that solar dominated the field with more than 27 requests for proposalsRead More

Exosun Commissions Solar Trackers in Lone Valley

Exosun Commissions Solar Trackers in Lone Valley

March 16, 2015 at 2:11 pm 0 comments

SAN FRANCISCO – Exosun, a leading provider of solar tracking technologies and associated plant engineering services, has commissioned its solar trackers to the Lone Valley Solar Park in the western Mojave Desert in California. This 30 MWAC project, consisting of two adjacent solar plants, represents Exosun’s first contract completion inRead More