Articles by: Chris Crowell

New Jersey ups renewable portfolio standard, chance to solidify solar jobs

New Jersey ups renewable portfolio standard, chance to solidify solar jobs

January 9, 2018 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

New Jersey has been one of the leading solar states in the country, and the state’s legislature looks to keep it that way, passing Senate Bill 2276 to raise the state’s solar energy goal. New Jersey’s solar market is at risk of coming to a halt in mid-2018 after the stateRead More

New Mexico solar project to sell output at lowest PV per kWh price in U.S.

New Mexico solar project to sell output at lowest PV per kWh price in U.S.

January 9, 2018 at 10:42 am 0 comments

Construction has commenced on a 3 MW solar project in New Mexico that will sell its output below 4.5 cents per kilowatt-hour, a price Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) believes is the lowest reported contract for distributed photovoltaic solar energy in the U.S. Otero County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (OCEC) will receiveRead More

Our Project of the Year for 2017 was one such project.

This new partnership will help nonprofits go solar

January 9, 2018 at 10:00 am 0 comments

CollectiveSun, the only company dedicated exclusively to helping nonprofits and tax exempt organizations fund solar projects, is teaming up with EnergySage, an online comparison-shopping marketplace for solar. This collaboration creates a powerful new solution that allows nonprofits and tax exempt entities to seamlessly navigate the solar purchasing and financing process. The CollectiveSun-EnergySageRead More

Podcast: How to sell solar in the Midwest with Inovateus Solar President TJ Kanczuzewski

Podcast: How to sell solar in the Midwest with Inovateus Solar President TJ Kanczuzewski

January 8, 2018 at 4:47 pm 0 comments

Outside of the solar hotbeds on the coasts, a solar company might need to be even more passionate to succeed. Inovateus Solar, for example, has carved out a sizable solar development market in the Midwest – a journey that has required a ton of customer education and a deep corporateRead More

Solar trade case update: Here’s a report the ITC sent explaining how ‘unforeseen’ the PV import problem was

Solar trade case update: Here’s a report the ITC sent explaining how ‘unforeseen’ the PV import problem was

January 8, 2018 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

The final outcome of the Suniva/SolarWorld  trade case still hangs over the solar industry as Trump has until Jan. 26 to make the final decision on a remedy, following the International Trade Commission’s injury ruling way back in September. It was our assumption at that time that this was just aRead More

New adhesive from Green Link designed for KnuckleHead rooftop solar system

New adhesive from Green Link designed for KnuckleHead rooftop solar system

January 8, 2018 at 12:29 pm 0 comments

Green Link sent word of a new adhesive/sealant it’s created specifically for use with its KnuckleHead Rooftop Support System, which we profiled here. Green Link Adhesive/Sealant bonds and seals the KnuckleHead Universal Base and is effective on a wide range of roof surfaces. The new adhesive/sealant has been specially formulated to adhereRead More

Florida utility retires another coal plant, while adding four new solar plants

Florida utility retires another coal plant, while adding four new solar plants

January 8, 2018 at 11:39 am 0 comments

Florida’s much needed solar revolution continues as Florida Power & Light Co. will be retiring one of the state’s largest coal-fired power plants and opening of four new solar power plants comprised of more than 1 million solar panels. This news is in line with the ignored findings on theRead More

Check out this solar panel soiling measurement tool from Kipp and Zonen

Check out this solar panel soiling measurement tool from Kipp and Zonen

January 8, 2018 at 11:26 am 0 comments

Soiling of the panel glass is one of the major problems in the rapidly expanding solar energy market, with the attendant loss of efficiency and reduction in performance ratios. Now, there’s a new, simple and very cost-effective alternative. Based on Kipp & Zonen’s unique Optical Soiling Measurement (OSM) technology, DustIQRead More

Tigo debuts its most cost-effective rapid shutdown solution yet

Tigo debuts its most cost-effective rapid shutdown solution yet

January 8, 2018 at 9:30 am 0 comments

Tigo released its new TS4-F (Fire Safety) to join the current TS4 Platform of integrated and retrofit/add-on junction box covers. As the most cost-effective rapid shutdown solution in the TS4 Platform, the TS4-F will accompany the family of products in the form of integrated PV modules by manufacturers worldwide. ConsultRead More

Solar and wind energy could make up 17 percent of installed capacity by 2020

Solar and wind energy could make up 17 percent of installed capacity by 2020

January 5, 2018 at 10:45 am 0 comments

In the latest issue of its Energy Infrastructure Update (with data through November 30, 2017), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) notes that proposed net additions to generating capacity by utility-scale wind and solar could total 115,984 megawatts (MW) by December 2020 – effectively doubling their current installed capacity ofRead More