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First Solar awarded 200-MW project via Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative

First Solar awarded 200-MW project via Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative

February 22, 2018

First Solar is set to proceed with the development and construction of a 200-MWac solar power plant in Twiggs County, Ga. First Solar was awarded the installation as part of a 525 MWac RFP for Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI). “This is a tremendously exciting opportunity for FirstRead More

First Solar awarded 200-MW project via Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative

First Solar awarded 200-MW project via Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative

February 22, 2018

First Solar is set to proceed with the development and construction of a 200-MWac solar power plant in Twiggs County, Ga. First Solar was awarded the installation as part of a 525 MWac RFP for Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI). “This is a tremendously exciting opportunity for FirstRead More

SMA America further simplifies its Power+ MLPE inverter solution

SMA America further simplifies its Power+ MLPE inverter solution

February 21, 2018

With speed as a top priority for solar professionals in today’s market, SMA has revealed an improved Power+ Solution, which builds on SMA’s MLPE solution to provide even more speed and simplicity. The UL-listed Power+ Solution, which the company claims is the fastest residential PV system to install, is currentlyRead More

This California bill expands access to solar energy generated by already-developed sites

This California bill expands access to solar energy generated by already-developed sites

February 21, 2018

The California Legislature is being commended again for its support of solar energy, passing a bill last week to make it easier for businesses, schools, nonprofits and municipalities to access solar. In turn, this will help generate thousands of new jobs and millions of dollars of investment in the state.Read More

Rethinking the grid: Southern Co. is building renewable, energy efficient communities with this Smart Neighborhood initiative

Rethinking the grid: Southern Co. is building renewable, energy efficient communities with this Smart Neighborhood initiative

February 21, 2018

This may be a glimpse into the future: Southern Co. and its Alabama Power and Georgia Power subsidiaries have announced a Smart Neighborhood initiative that will provide customers with state-of-the-art home construction, distributed energy resources – including solar and battery energy storage – and smart home appliances and technologies. TheRead More

 
Quick Mount PV debuts QRail — a rooftop racking system to pair with its mounts

Quick Mount PV debuts QRail — a rooftop racking system to pair with its mounts

February 15, 2018

Quick Mount PV is simplifying your supply chain, today announcing QRail, its new rooftop racking system featuring patented QClick and QSplice technologies that simplify and speed installation. QRail combines with Quick Mount PV’s waterproof mounts to create a complete, fully-integrated racking and mounting solution for installing solar PV modules onRead More

SMA America further simplifies its Power+ MLPE inverter solution

SMA America further simplifies its Power+ MLPE inverter solution

February 21, 2018

With speed as a top priority for solar professionals in today’s market, SMA has revealed an improved Power+ Solution, which builds on SMA’s MLPE solution to provide even more speed and simplicity. The UL-listed Power+ Solution, which the company claims is the fastest residential PV system to install, is currentlyRead More

First Solar awarded 200-MW project via Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative

First Solar awarded 200-MW project via Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative

February 22, 2018

First Solar is set to proceed with the development and construction of a 200-MWac solar power plant in Twiggs County, Ga. First Solar was awarded the installation as part of a 525 MWac RFP for Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI). “This is a tremendously exciting opportunity for FirstRead More

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First Solar awarded 200-MW project via Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative

First Solar awarded 200-MW project via Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative

February 22, 2018 at 2:16 pm 0 comments

First Solar is set to proceed with the development and construction of a 200-MWac solar power plant in Twiggs County, Ga. First Solar was awarded the installation as part of a 525 MWac RFP for Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI). “This is a tremendously exciting opportunity for FirstRead More

SMA America further simplifies its Power+ MLPE inverter solution

SMA America further simplifies its Power+ MLPE inverter solution

February 21, 2018 at 2:11 pm 0 comments

With speed as a top priority for solar professionals in today’s market, SMA has revealed an improved Power+ Solution, which builds on SMA’s MLPE solution to provide even more speed and simplicity. The UL-listed Power+ Solution, which the company claims is the fastest residential PV system to install, is currentlyRead More

Solar Installer Survey: Two-thirds will absorb solar tariff costs instead of passing to customers as confidence climbs

Solar Installer Survey: Two-thirds will absorb solar tariff costs instead of passing to customers as confidence climbs

February 21, 2018 at 10:22 am 0 comments

Solar installer confidence continues to climb nationwide, according to the third annual Solar Installer Survey, released by EnergySage and NABCEP. This is the largest and most comprehensive business climate survey of solar companies nationwide. With nearly half of the 590 respondents stating they are more confident in the solar industryRead More

Rethinking the grid: Southern Co. is building renewable, energy efficient communities with this Smart Neighborhood initiative

Rethinking the grid: Southern Co. is building renewable, energy efficient communities with this Smart Neighborhood initiative

February 21, 2018 at 10:06 am 0 comments

This may be a glimpse into the future: Southern Co. and its Alabama Power and Georgia Power subsidiaries have announced a Smart Neighborhood initiative that will provide customers with state-of-the-art home construction, distributed energy resources – including solar and battery energy storage – and smart home appliances and technologies. TheRead 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

February 21, 2018 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

PetersenDean now offering solar + storage solution via SolarEdge, LG Chem

PetersenDean now offering solar + storage solution via SolarEdge, LG Chem

February 21, 2018 at 9:50 am 0 comments

PetersenDean Roofing & Solar, the nation’s largest privately held solar and roofing company, has joined forces with SolarEdge and LG Chem to offer homeowners an affordable path to solar ownership and energy storage. SolarEdge will supply an intelligent inverter solution to manage PV production, consumption and both on-grid and backup storageRead More

This California bill expands access to solar energy generated by already-developed sites

This California bill expands access to solar energy generated by already-developed sites

February 21, 2018 at 9:39 am 0 comments

The California Legislature is being commended again for its support of solar energy, passing a bill last week to make it easier for businesses, schools, nonprofits and municipalities to access solar. In turn, this will help generate thousands of new jobs and millions of dollars of investment in the state.Read More

California’s Sunpin awarded SMART program feed-in tariff for Blandford project in Massachusetts

California’s Sunpin awarded SMART program feed-in tariff for Blandford project in Massachusetts

February 21, 2018 at 8:59 am 0 comments

  California-based solar developer Sunpin, has been awarded a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) issued by Massachusetts’ SMART (Solar Massachusetts’ Renewable Target) program. A 20-year feed-in-tariff incentive contract has been awarded by WMECO (Western Massachusetts Electric) to Sunpin’s Blandford project. When it is completed, the Blandford project, sited in WesternRead More

Battery chemistry matters: What to know before installing solar + storage systems

Battery chemistry matters: What to know before installing solar + storage systems

February 20, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The days when a residential or commercial solar installer did not need to know the difference in performance between lead-acid and lithium-based batteries are over. Battery storage has emerged as an unavoidable complement to solar, slashing peak charges and outwitting utility time-of-use charge games, not to mention saving microgrids fromRead More

Battery showcase: Four solar + storage solutions for your next project

Battery showcase: Four solar + storage solutions for your next project

February 20, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Recommending a battery to a customer in a solar + storage project is no less complicated than recommending a particular solar array solution. Depending on customer goals of low initial cost, ease of maintenance, frequency of use, depth of discharge, source of recharge energy, longevity and warranty, however, choices narrowRead More