SEIA names interim president to replace Resch

SEIA names interim president to replace Resch

May 27, 2016

Tom Kimbis, general counsel and vice president of executive affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), will serve as the association’s interim president starting June 1, SEIA’s leadership announced today. Kimbis has worked at SEIA since 2010, acting as the primary liaison for the U.S. solar industry to theRead More

SEIA has issues with Illinois’ Next Generation Energy Plan amendment

SEIA has issues with Illinois’ Next Generation Energy Plan amendment

May 19, 2016

Illinois has a lot to figure out about its energy future. Amendment 3 within currently proposed SB 1585, the Next Generation Energy Plan, is an attempt to do that, but the Solar Energy Industries Association has a bunch of issues with it. Here is the group’s statement: “SEIA has significantRead More

New York: Making energy affordable for low-income residents, reforming how utilities make money

New York: Making energy affordable for low-income residents, reforming how utilities make money

May 23, 2016

The New York State Public Service Commission has put in place the state’s first-ever Energy Affordability Policy, which will provide nearly two million low-income New Yorkers with $248 million in direct cost relief each year. The new policy will limit energy costs for low-income New Yorkers to no more thanRead More

Solar groups trying to raise grid-supply cap in Hawaii

Solar groups trying to raise grid-supply cap in Hawaii

May 27, 2016

A notable group of solar industry installers and associations filed a request to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission to increase the capacity for its grid-supply option. This grid supply option is one of two tariffs (the other being self-supply) that replaced net metering in the state; it provides customers theRead More

Florida homebuilder makes solar standard feature on all new homes

Florida homebuilder makes solar standard feature on all new homes

May 25, 2016

Fort Lauderdale-based Stellar Homes Group doesn’t believe solar power is a luxury amenity; instead the homebuilder will be the first in South Florida’s history to include a PV solar panel system, with a 30-year warranty, as a standard feature in all its new homes. Each solar panel system has a retailRead More

New SolSmart program to cut ‘red tape’ for communities looking to boost solar installs

New SolSmart program to cut ‘red tape’ for communities looking to boost solar installs

April 27, 2016

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and The Solar Foundation (TSF) just launched a new designation program that will recognize leading solar cities and counties as well as empower new communities to advance through no-cost technical assistance. A core component of the technical assistance program — named SolSmart — areRead More

Signal Energy goes with AISG security platform for two California solar sites

Signal Energy goes with AISG security platform for two California solar sites

May 26, 2016

American Integrated Security Group (AISG) installed an integrated security platform at Tranquility Solar Generating facility in Fresno, Calif. The AISG Critical Infrastructure group is now moved on to Garland Solar Farm, Mojave, Calif., the second solar site recently awarded AISG by Signal Energy, where work gets underway on a huge-scale security project.Read More

JinkoSolar wins three big PV projects in Mexico

JinkoSolar wins three big PV projects in Mexico

April 13, 2016

JinkoSolar Holding Co. won three solar PV projects totaling 188 MWac in Mexico as part of the country’s first long-term electricity auction since the implementation of energy reforms. JinkoSolar will develop and build the solar power plants. Two of the projects are located in Yucatán and one in Jalisco. They areRead More

 
Hammer Time: What to look for in your next pile-driving machine

Hammer Time: What to look for in your next pile-driving machine

May 27, 2016

Before driving your piles into the ground, you have one huge decision that could be the key to delivering the project on time, on budget and possibly at a reduced cost: What machine will be driving those piles? The brute force of a hammer might not be the one-size-fits-all toolRead More

Bombard Renewable Energy goes with Solectria inverters for 17-MW community solar install

Bombard Renewable Energy goes with Solectria inverters for 17-MW community solar install

May 26, 2016

Bombard Renewable Energy chose Yaskawa – Solectria Solar’s SGI XTM utility-scale inverters and SolrenView monitoring for a 17.5-MW community solar installation in the Mojave Desert town of Pahrump, Nev. The project is an undertaking by the Valley Electric Association (VEA), a member owned non-profit electric cooperative. Bombard Renewable Energy is theRead More

Solaria releases new PowerXT modules (both residential and commercial solutions)

Solaria releases new PowerXT modules (both residential and commercial solutions)

May 26, 2016

Solaria just introduced its PowerXT 330Wp and 400Wp modules optimized for residential and commercial rooftops respectively– offering high efficiency for this rapidly-growing sector of the clean energy market. Solaria’s high output modules are built on the company’s proprietary technology, which utilizes an advanced cell interconnect and module production processes. SolariaRead More

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SEIA names interim president to replace Resch

SEIA names interim president to replace Resch

May 27, 2016 at 11:05 am 0 comments

Tom Kimbis, general counsel and vice president of executive affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), will serve as the association’s interim president starting June 1, SEIA’s leadership announced today. Kimbis has worked at SEIA since 2010, acting as the primary liaison for the U.S. solar industry to theRead More

Solar groups trying to raise grid-supply cap in Hawaii

Solar groups trying to raise grid-supply cap in Hawaii

May 27, 2016 at 8:57 am 0 comments

A notable group of solar industry installers and associations filed a request to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission to increase the capacity for its grid-supply option. This grid supply option is one of two tariffs (the other being self-supply) that replaced net metering in the state; it provides customers theRead More

Hammer Time: What to look for in your next pile-driving machine

Hammer Time: What to look for in your next pile-driving machine

May 27, 2016 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Before driving your piles into the ground, you have one huge decision that could be the key to delivering the project on time, on budget and possibly at a reduced cost: What machine will be driving those piles? The brute force of a hammer might not be the one-size-fits-all toolRead More

Signal Energy goes with AISG security platform for two California solar sites

Signal Energy goes with AISG security platform for two California solar sites

May 26, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

American Integrated Security Group (AISG) installed an integrated security platform at Tranquility Solar Generating facility in Fresno, Calif. The AISG Critical Infrastructure group is now moved on to Garland Solar Farm, Mojave, Calif., the second solar site recently awarded AISG by Signal Energy, where work gets underway on a huge-scale security project.Read More

Bombard Renewable Energy goes with Solectria inverters for 17-MW community solar install

Bombard Renewable Energy goes with Solectria inverters for 17-MW community solar install

May 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

Bombard Renewable Energy chose Yaskawa – Solectria Solar’s SGI XTM utility-scale inverters and SolrenView monitoring for a 17.5-MW community solar installation in the Mojave Desert town of Pahrump, Nev. The project is an undertaking by the Valley Electric Association (VEA), a member owned non-profit electric cooperative. Bombard Renewable Energy is theRead More

SimpliPhi Power makes big push into Australian solar, storage market

SimpliPhi Power makes big push into Australian solar, storage market

May 26, 2016 at 11:00 am 0 comments

Ojai, Calif.-based SimpliPhi Power continues to gain traction in the Australian market with its cobalt-free lithium-ion storage solutions now incorporated as part of GSES (Global Sustainable Energy Solutions Pty Ltd) training courses. GSES is a renewable energy engineering, training and consultancy and has recently launched the grid-connect PV with batteryRead More

Solaria releases new PowerXT modules (both residential and commercial solutions)

Solaria releases new PowerXT modules (both residential and commercial solutions)

May 26, 2016 at 10:15 am 0 comments

Solaria just introduced its PowerXT 330Wp and 400Wp modules optimized for residential and commercial rooftops respectively– offering high efficiency for this rapidly-growing sector of the clean energy market. Solaria’s high output modules are built on the company’s proprietary technology, which utilizes an advanced cell interconnect and module production processes. SolariaRead More

Will this NRDC report revive the Nevada rooftop solar industry?

Will this NRDC report revive the Nevada rooftop solar industry?

May 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

Don’t call it a comeback, but the rooftop solar industry may be saved in Nevada after all. For one, Sunrun recently met with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval about its desire to reenter the market. But maybe more importantly, the National Resources Defense Council and SolarCity released the results of a study thatRead More

Florida homebuilder makes solar standard feature on all new homes

Florida homebuilder makes solar standard feature on all new homes

May 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

Fort Lauderdale-based Stellar Homes Group doesn’t believe solar power is a luxury amenity; instead the homebuilder will be the first in South Florida’s history to include a PV solar panel system, with a 30-year warranty, as a standard feature in all its new homes. Each solar panel system has a retailRead More

Yingli’s TwinMAX high-efficiency modules hit the market

Yingli’s TwinMAX high-efficiency modules hit the market

May 25, 2016 at 2:26 pm 0 comments

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Ltd. has commercialized its TwinMAX 60 Cell high-efficiency dual glass module (including the standard series and the bifacial series) and TwinMAX 72 Cell high-efficiency dual glass module (standard series). The bifacial series monocrystalline modules will be installed on a 50-MW power plant in Datong, ShanxiRead More