Articles by: Chris Crowell

Boston’s Solar Wolf Energy explains its expansion into the Southwest

Boston’s Solar Wolf Energy explains its expansion into the Southwest

January 17, 2017 at 12:37 pm 0 comments

With a new year comes news for Boston’s own Solar Wolf Energy (SWE). CEO Ted Strzelecki recently spent time throughout Texas and the southwest working on the next big phase of growth for SWE: the company is opening offices and expanding into an additional five states down that way. ThisRead More

Details on solar PPA deal for Brandeis University coming in spring 2017

Details on solar PPA deal for Brandeis University coming in spring 2017

January 17, 2017 at 10:02 am 0 comments

Four solar project partners — Competitive Energy Services, Kenyon Energy, Borrego Solar Systems and AEW Capital Management — developed a collaboration with Brandeis University on a solar energy system that will directly reduce Brandeis’ electricity costs. The system is expected to be operational in spring 2017. Under the program, BrandeisRead More

5 clean energy charts Trump needs to see before he takes office

5 clean energy charts Trump needs to see before he takes office

January 17, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Tyler Clevenger and Daniel Melling from the World Resources Institute sent over the following charts, and we thought they were interesting, so we are sharing them with all of you. You can visit the WRI blog here. “I love charts! I love charts!” Trump exalted back in August, to aRead More

What is the market outlook for the solar industry during a Trump reign?

What is the market outlook for the solar industry during a Trump reign?

January 16, 2017 at 10:30 am 0 comments

The following is an article from the Jan/Feb 2017 edition of Solar Builder magazine. Are you a subscriber? Get your FREE print subscription to pass around the office, or save a tree and sign up for the digital edition. Also free. Ever since the results of Nov. 8, there hasRead More

How Pacifico Energy improved its utility-scale solar power projections

How Pacifico Energy improved its utility-scale solar power projections

January 16, 2017 at 9:44 am 0 comments

When developing a utility-scale solar PV project, accurately projecting the site’s power output is crucial. For its 33 MW Kumenan PV project in Japan, Pacifico Energy experimented with publicly available data before seeking a more precise measurement solution. After implementing SRA Systems from Renewable NRG Systems (RNRG), Pacifico Energy increasedRead More

Yingli’s bifacial modules take home Chinese Technology Innovation Award for 2016

Yingli’s bifacial modules take home Chinese Technology Innovation Award for 2016

January 16, 2017 at 9:23 am 0 comments

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co.’s PANDA Bifacial modules, which just received China General Certification, received another honor from the Top Runner Program — the Chinese Technology Innovation Award for 2016. This was announced during the 2016 Innovation Conference of Top Runner Program of China held in early January 2017. “WeRead More

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NV Energy requests reversal of regulator’s decision to revive net metering in Nevada

January 16, 2017 at 9:15 am 0 comments

NV Energy will not go quietly concerning the recent net metering revival in Nevada and has officially requested that the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) reverse its most recent decision to revive net metering in Northern Nevada. The PUCN has 40 days to grant or deny the request. Background AsRead More

What to know about 2017 PACE financing consumer protection policies

What to know about 2017 PACE financing consumer protection policies

January 13, 2017 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing – a California home-improvement innovation that has become one of the fastest-growing forms of financing in America – is starting 2017 with robust consumer protections as the industry norm, including some which go well beyond any other form of consumer financing and actuallyRead More

Fronius USA hires head of solution management at new San Fran office

Fronius USA hires head of solution management at new San Fran office

January 13, 2017 at 12:31 pm 0 comments

String inverter manufacturer Fronius sent word that Michael Mendik is now heading the Fronius Solution Management USA, based in Fronius’ recently opened South San Francisco office. What is the Solution Management division? The Fronius USA Solution Management focuses on specific products and solutions for U.S. solar customers and includes ProductRead More

Florida Power says it has big solar power plans in 2017

Florida Power says it has big solar power plans in 2017

January 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Florida Power & Light Co., the largest generator of solar energy in Florida, has plans to build on the successful completion of its latest solar energy centers with even more solar in 2017. FPL officially connected three new 74.5-megawatt universal solar power plants to the energy grid that serves itsRead More

 
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