Articles by: SB Staff

Editor’s Choice Solar Projects of the Year: 6 projects that didn’t win, but we thought were cool

Editor’s Choice Solar Projects of the Year: 6 projects that didn’t win, but we thought were cool

November 8, 2017 at 11:10 am 0 comments

Innovation Urban Health Plan “Solar Wall” Bronx, N.Y. | 37 kW What to do in a crowded city with little to no roof space to add solar. Why not try something completely different? New York City solar installation leader Quixotic Systems designed an innovative solar solution in the heart ofRead More

Solar Builder Project of the Year C&I: Worcester Greenwood Landfill

Solar Builder Project of the Year C&I: Worcester Greenwood Landfill

November 8, 2017 at 10:49 am 0 comments

How’s this for timing: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt made headlines, as we were writing this, for proudly proclaiming that he would get rid of the tax credits for the solar industry. Let that marinate as we tout the virtues of our Commercial & Industrial Project of the YearRead More

Solar Builder Project of the Year Utility-Scale: Lamesa Solar Facility

Solar Builder Project of the Year Utility-Scale: Lamesa Solar Facility

November 8, 2017 at 10:39 am 0 comments

Sure, utility solar projects don’t quite strum the heart strings like solar installs that support the work of food banks or schools. Their size and scale inspire awe but not “awwwww.” But these energy-generating behemoths are booming right now, and they play a huge role in driving the conversation forRead More

SEIA: Massachusetts net metering cap stalls $78 million in potential solar projects

SEIA: Massachusetts net metering cap stalls $78 million in potential solar projects

October 10, 2017 at 9:26 am 0 comments

More than $78 million in solar projects are on hold in Massachusetts, according to new analysis from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). SEIA and Massachusetts partner organizations convened at the State Capitol on Oct. 3 to testify in support of two bills that would raise the net metering caps. TheRead More

Project of the Year 2017 voting: Commercial & Industrial category

Project of the Year 2017 voting: Commercial & Industrial category

September 10, 2017 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

California Department of Franchise Tax Board Sacramento, Calif.  |   3.6 MW The Franchise Tax Board complex is one of the largest business campuses in northern California, which makes this the state’s largest carport installation (10,400 PV panels), covering 1,276 employee parking spaces, spanning over 622,000 sq ft! Baja’s specializationRead More

Meet SunLink’s first chief operating officer

Meet SunLink’s first chief operating officer

August 14, 2017 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

SunLink‘s growth continues with the appointment of its first chief operating officer, Martin Lynch. In his new role as COO, Lynch brings more than 30 years’ experience across hardware and software engineering, operations, finance, product strategy and talent development to scale and optimize SunLink’s overall operations amidst the company’s rapidRead More

Enphase Energy CEO steps down as board searches for successor

Enphase Energy CEO steps down as board searches for successor

August 9, 2017 at 3:34 pm Comments are Disabled

Enphase Energy announced today that after more than 10 years at the helm of the company, Paul Nahi is stepping down as President and CEO. He will continue to assist Enphase as it transitions to a new leader. The Company’s Board of Directors has begun a search for a replacementRead More

Intersolar North America Showcase: Here’s what to see at this year’s trade show

Intersolar North America Showcase: Here’s what to see at this year’s trade show

June 26, 2017 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

APsystems: True three-phrase microinverters APsystems boasts an industry best-selling 3-phase solar microinverter and the industry’s first true 3-phase (phase-balanced & phase-monitored) unit, the YC1000-3. This model handles 208V or 277Y/480V grid voltages with 900 watts maximum output, 95 percent peak efficiency and comes with ZigBee communication and integrated ground. AtRead More

Solar projects have so much potential when viewed as a collective bundle, like this group of 30 rooftop arrays Standard Solar is installing for the Washington, D.C., Department of General Services that combine for a total of 7 MW (pictured here).

Urban Planning: Commercial rooftops are biggest void, opportunity in solar

June 19, 2017 at 12:29 pm Comments are Disabled

Commercial rooftops offer a ton of potential job opportunities for solar installers and developers going forward. Analysts at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) estimate a technical potential of 1,118 GW of capacity and 1,432 TWh of annual energy generation, equivalent to 39 percent of the nation’s electricityRead More

Ask an Expert: Inverter manufacturers give us their best troubleshooting advice

Ask an Expert: Inverter manufacturers give us their best troubleshooting advice

April 25, 2017 at 6:39 am 1 comment

Wi-Fi Can Cause Communication Issues Christopher Barrett, director of technical services, APsystems We often see issues our installers are facing related to communication, often due to misplacement of the gateway or an unreliable internet connection. Following best practices recommended by the manufacturer will help installers reduce repeat site visits toRead More