Articles by: Chris Crowell

EnergySage, DSIRE team up for better solar system comparison shopping

EnergySage, DSIRE team up for better solar system comparison shopping

November 6, 2017 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

The Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) has a wealth of information on incentives and policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States, including solar. In order to make that info more accessible to those who need it, when they need it, theRead More

Solar installer ranks as fastest growing job in the country

Solar installer ranks as fastest growing job in the country

November 6, 2017 at 2:22 pm 0 comments

The U.S. solar industry is always telling everyone that will listen that it’s creating a ton of jobs, often citing the Solar Foundation’s research into the matter. Last week, this message was delivered by a variety of news outlets via data from the U.S. government, which added both another level ofRead More

OMCO Solar expands: New hires to drive expansion of fixed-tilt racking system, project management

OMCO Solar expands: New hires to drive expansion of fixed-tilt racking system, project management

November 6, 2017 at 1:58 pm 0 comments

OMCO Solar, a division of OMCO Holdings, announced a significant expansion to their solar product offerings and construction leadership teams, bringing years of solar experience to support the launch of their exclusive, Field-Fast fixed-tilt racking solution. Chosen as Director of Solar Product Engineering, Matt Kesler will oversee all current andRead More

All Fronius Primo, Symo inverters are now Rule 21 compliant

All Fronius Primo, Symo inverters are now Rule 21 compliant

November 6, 2017 at 1:47 pm 0 comments

Fronius USA received UL certification for the Fronius Primo 10-15 kW and Fronius Symo 208-V inverters to comply with California’s Rule 21 inverter requirements. With that, all Fronius Primo and Symo inverters are now Rule 21 compliant. What this means Rule 21 refers to the generator interconnection requirements of eachRead More

Vivint Solar expands residential solar services into Delaware

Vivint Solar expands residential solar services into Delaware

November 6, 2017 at 1:41 pm 0 comments

Vivint Solar, a full-service residential solar provider, has expanded availability of its affordable solar energy systems into Delaware. Following this expansion, Vivint Solar now operates in 21 states. Delaware’s renewables portfolio standard (RPS) targets to achieve 25 percent of its power from renewables by 2025, with 3.5 percent required fromRead More

Solar trade case update: Overview of ITC remedies and reactions from solar executives

Solar trade case update: Overview of ITC remedies and reactions from solar executives

November 6, 2017 at 1:14 pm 0 comments

The International Trade Commission made its remedy recommendations in the Suniva/SolarWorld Section 201 trade petition case known to the world last week, which included a mix of tariffs and quotas, but nothing near the levels the petitioners were seeking. Those recommendations will be sent to Donald Trump by Nov. 13,Read More

Construction starts in 16-MW South Carolina community solar program

Construction starts in 16-MW South Carolina community solar program

November 2, 2017 at 2:04 pm 0 comments

Construction has begun at two of the three solar facilities to be completed for one of the nation’s largest utility-sponsored community solar programs, says South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G). The 16-MW Community Solar Program was first unveiled in September 2016, and since then SCE&G has worked closely withRead More

Hannah Solar Gov. Services to construct solar array for Drug Enforcement Administration

Hannah Solar Gov. Services to construct solar array for Drug Enforcement Administration

November 2, 2017 at 1:50 pm 0 comments

Ameresco Inc., has awarded Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) a contract under their Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to install a 2.5 megawatt (MW) ground mounted solar PV system for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) at the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) locatedRead More

Princeton study: China’s air pollution cuts into solar energy production

Princeton study: China’s air pollution cuts into solar energy production

November 1, 2017 at 1:35 pm 0 comments

China is rapidly expanding its solar power supply, hoping to meet 10 percent of the nation’s electricity needs with solar energy by 2030. But there’s a problem: severe air pollution is blocking light from the sun, significantly reducing China’s output of solar energy, particularly in the northern and eastern partsRead More

Advanced Cable Ties, Inc. announces another significant new product introduction, NYLON 12 Cable Ties, molecularly designed to withstand the harsh rays of the sun and corrosive outdoor elements. (PRNewsfoto/Advanced Cable Ties)

Advanced Cable Ties debuts new Nylon 12 tie for solar installations

November 1, 2017 at 10:55 am 0 comments

Advanced Cable Ties, Inc. announces another significant new product introduction, NYLON 12 Cable Ties, molecularly designed to withstand the harsh rays of the sun and corrosive outdoor elements. The unique properties of Nylon 12 make it the choice for engineers designing for Solar and Wind Power Applications as well asRead More