Articles by: Chris Crowell

Solaria BIPV products now available for architects through Linel

Solaria BIPV products now available for architects through Linel

November 13, 2017 at 9:21 am 0 comments

Solaria Corporation continues to make progress in developing the building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) market, signing a deal with Linel, a fabricator of customized architectural glass and metal products, for architects to access Linel, powered-by-Solaria. For decades, Linel has taken projects from design to installation as a full life-cycle subcontractor whoseRead More

Solar Saves Lives campaign launches to power Puerto Rico’s critical energy infrastructure

Solar Saves Lives campaign launches to power Puerto Rico’s critical energy infrastructure

November 9, 2017 at 1:44 pm 0 comments

The Solar Foundation is partnering with the Clinton Foundation, major humanitarian organizations, and a wide range of solar energy companies to mount an industry-wide relief effort to help restore electricity in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The new effort, Solar Saves Lives, will organize deliveries of solar andRead More

JinkoSolar breaks PERC solar cell efficiency record, debuts new mobile solutions

JinkoSolar breaks PERC solar cell efficiency record, debuts new mobile solutions

November 9, 2017 at 1:27 pm 0 comments

At the China International Industry Fair (CIIF), JinkoSolar announced that it has broken its own world record for P-type monocrystalline PERC solar cell efficiency by achieving that of 23.45 percent. The record was independently validated by the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Photovoltaic and Wind Power System Quality Test Center. ThisRead More

SunLink is the top energy company on Deloitte list of fastest growing tech companies

SunLink is the top energy company on Deloitte list of fastest growing tech companies

November 9, 2017 at 11:52 am 0 comments

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America, listed SunLink Corp. as the fastest growing energy technology company. SunLink grew 226 percent during the period identified. “The Deloitte 2017 North America Technology Fast 500Read More

SB Buzz Podcast: Discussing rail-less mounting with Ecolibrium Solar

SB Buzz Podcast: Discussing rail-less mounting with Ecolibrium Solar

November 9, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

We ventured out to Boulder, Colo., to discuss rail-less solar mounting with Chris Berg and Jonah Coles of Ecolibrium Solar. Because it is Colorado, the Ecolibrium office was located like 50 feet from a brewery, Asher Brewing Co., so that seemed like a good place to chat. Click to listenRead More

New platform from Rocky Mountain Institute to better educate solar energy buyers

New platform from Rocky Mountain Institute to better educate solar energy buyers

November 8, 2017 at 2:55 pm 0 comments

Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI’s) Business Renewables Center (BRC) just launched a new software-based educational platform to help buyers of renewable energy better understand the transaction process for procuring wind and solar power — The Buyers Roadmap. “We set out to create an online learning experience for those who want to takeRead More

Merced City Schools adding a 1.5-MW solar portfolio via PCI Solar, NextEra Energy

Merced City Schools adding a 1.5-MW solar portfolio via PCI Solar, NextEra Energy

November 7, 2017 at 1:31 pm 0 comments

PCI Solar, in partnership with NextEra Energy, has begun construction on a solar portfolio for Merced City Schools District (MCSD) in California. MCSD secured grant funding through the California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39), and released a Request for Proposal to provide solar shade structures at nine of theirRead More

Dynamic Energy Solutions completes 326-kW rooftop PV project

Dynamic Energy Solutions completes 326-kW rooftop PV project

November 7, 2017 at 1:18 pm 0 comments

Dynamic Energy Solutions completed a 326-kW rooftop solar PV project at C.H. Powell Company‘s facility in Canton, Mass. C.H. Powell Company provides professional global logistics services to facilitate international trade between its clients and their worldwide trading partners. The company specializes in export and import customs services to offer aRead More

Smappee energy monitoring devices named CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree

Smappee energy monitoring devices named CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree

November 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

Smappee, a developer of smart energy monitoring solutions, was named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree for its latest energy monitor and home energy traffic controller, Smappee Plus, which we named one of the coolest things we saw at Intersolar this year. Products taking part in the CES program are judged byRead More

Solar Builder Project of the Year Winner: Roadrunner Food Bank

Solar Builder Project of the Year Winner: Roadrunner Food Bank

November 7, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Solar energy is superior to other generating resources not just because of what it provides but because of what it can save. Deployed in the right situation, energy costs go down, CO2 emissions are removed from the atmosphere and maybe a few other nonrenewable resources get to stay put underRead More