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IRS releases solar Investment Tax Credit qualification guidance

IRS releases solar Investment Tax Credit qualification guidance

June 22, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance establishing when construction starts for solar projects under tax law, allowing developers to invest with confidence in new solar projects. “The IRS has taken an important step forward with this guidance and provided certainty that will help solar project sponsors finance and buildRead More

Submit your projects to our Project of the Year awards

Submit your projects to our Project of the Year awards

June 19, 2018

  I started to sum up our July/August issue by saying “it’s all about innovation!” and nearly barfed. Ugh. Innovation. You know what I mean? For one, it’s a word overused to the point of being meaningless. But my gag reflex is caused more by the aura around it. EveryoneRead More

REC Group shows off new N-Peak solar panel at Intersolar Europe

REC Group shows off new N-Peak solar panel at Intersolar Europe

June 21, 2018

REC Group, the leading European brand for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, launched its brand-new N-Peak high-performance solar panel at Intersolar Europe in Munich. The new panel breaks fresh ground for REC and the industry: this is the first solar panel to combine n-type mono half-cut cells with a twin-panel design,Read More

California to launch three programs to improve low-income community access to solar

California to launch three programs to improve low-income community access to solar

June 21, 2018

Right on cue after our Install Inequality feature this week, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted three new programs to promote the installation of solar energy to serve customers in disadvantaged communities. “Transitioning to a clean economy must include all Californians. Targeting solar investments in low income and disadvantagedRead More

IRS releases solar Investment Tax Credit qualification guidance

IRS releases solar Investment Tax Credit qualification guidance

June 22, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance establishing when construction starts for solar projects under tax law, allowing developers to invest with confidence in new solar projects. “The IRS has taken an important step forward with this guidance and provided certainty that will help solar project sponsors finance and buildRead More

 
Soltec 2x solar tracker testing reveals notable bifacial gains

Soltec 2x solar tracker testing reveals notable bifacial gains

June 21, 2018

As we reported a few weeks ago, Soltec, a manufacturer and supplier of single-axis solar trackers, is performing field tests at BiTEC, world’s first evaluation center specialized in bifacial trackers. Among those tests, the company is comparing bifacial production of 1x configuration solar trackers versus Soltec’s SF7 Bifacial, a 2xRead More

SolarEdge files lawsuit against Huawei for patent infringement

SolarEdge files lawsuit against Huawei for patent infringement

June 18, 2018

SolarEdge Technologies has filed a lawsuit for patent infringement against Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., a Chinese entity, Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf GmbH, a German entity, and WATTKRAFT Solar GmbH, a German distributor for Huawei. The lawsuit, filed in the Regional Court of Mannheim in Germany, one of the most pre-eminent GermanRead More

IRS releases solar Investment Tax Credit qualification guidance

IRS releases solar Investment Tax Credit qualification guidance

June 22, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance establishing when construction starts for solar projects under tax law, allowing developers to invest with confidence in new solar projects. “The IRS has taken an important step forward with this guidance and provided certainty that will help solar project sponsors finance and buildRead More

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IRS releases solar Investment Tax Credit qualification guidance

IRS releases solar Investment Tax Credit qualification guidance

June 22, 2018 at 1:53 pm 0 comments

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance establishing when construction starts for solar projects under tax law, allowing developers to invest with confidence in new solar projects. “The IRS has taken an important step forward with this guidance and provided certainty that will help solar project sponsors finance and buildRead More

New York solar installer expands into California after 2020 mandate news

New York solar installer expands into California after 2020 mandate news

June 22, 2018 at 9:56 am 0 comments

YSG Solar, a New York-based solar system design and installation company is expanding into the California market this June with a new office in San Francisco. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to expand our company from the East to West Coast,” said David Magid, founder of YSG Solar. “ThisRead More

Midwest Values: How to identify market opportunities outside of solar hotbeds

Midwest Values: How to identify market opportunities outside of solar hotbeds

June 22, 2018 at 7:00 am 1 comment

Accurately calculating – Avoided cost of solar from Energy Toolbase on Vimeo. A good starting point for identifying an advantageous solar market is to look at the average retail cost of electricity. For behind-the-meter (BTM) solar projects, high retail electricity prices enable solar project economics to look more attractive. TheRead More

California to launch three programs to improve low-income community access to solar

California to launch three programs to improve low-income community access to solar

June 21, 2018 at 4:45 pm 1 comment

Right on cue after our Install Inequality feature this week, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted three new programs to promote the installation of solar energy to serve customers in disadvantaged communities. “Transitioning to a clean economy must include all Californians. Targeting solar investments in low income and disadvantagedRead More

REC Group shows off new N-Peak solar panel at Intersolar Europe

REC Group shows off new N-Peak solar panel at Intersolar Europe

June 21, 2018 at 12:43 pm 0 comments

REC Group, the leading European brand for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, launched its brand-new N-Peak high-performance solar panel at Intersolar Europe in Munich. The new panel breaks fresh ground for REC and the industry: this is the first solar panel to combine n-type mono half-cut cells with a twin-panel design,Read More

LevelTen’s Q2 PPA Pricing Index shows solar prices decreasing

LevelTen’s Q2 PPA Pricing Index shows solar prices decreasing

June 21, 2018 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

Renewable PPA prices have been a closely-guarded secret for years, only available to those willing to fork over thousands for the data. In their mission to make renewable energy procurement more transparent, LevelTen Energy is bucking the trend. This week, LevelTen Energy released its Q2 PPA Pricing Index. What does this mean?Read More

Solar monitoring giants AlsoEnergy, skytron form strategic global partnership

Solar monitoring giants AlsoEnergy, skytron form strategic global partnership

June 21, 2018 at 11:31 am 0 comments

AlsoEnergy, a leading provider of solar monitoring solutions in North America, and skytron energy, a European leader in the monitoring and control of utility-scale solar energy assets, have formed a strategic partnership to strengthen global sales and support for the companies’ combined 14 GW of solar PV assets under management.Read More

Soltec 2x solar tracker testing reveals notable bifacial gains

Soltec 2x solar tracker testing reveals notable bifacial gains

June 21, 2018 at 11:01 am 0 comments

As we reported a few weeks ago, Soltec, a manufacturer and supplier of single-axis solar trackers, is performing field tests at BiTEC, world’s first evaluation center specialized in bifacial trackers. Among those tests, the company is comparing bifacial production of 1x configuration solar trackers versus Soltec’s SF7 Bifacial, a 2xRead More

We shift you not: A ground-mount solar system without piles

We shift you not: A ground-mount solar system without piles

June 21, 2018 at 7:00 am 1 comment

At Intersolar North America 2017, we caught wind of a new fixed tilt ground-mount system developed by Nuance Energy, but at the booth there was no physical system on display. Instead, Founder and CEO Brian C. Boguess handed me VR goggles to look through, which now feels appropriate because itRead More

Vermeer PD10 with Precise Ground Drive Control

Vermeer PD10 with Precise Ground Drive Control

June 20, 2018 at 11:00 am 0 comments

Using a Vermeer PD10 with precise ground drive control, operators can spend less time installing each pile. Learn more.