Articles by: SB Staff

Solar hits No. 1 source of new electric generating additions, doubles own install record in 2016

Solar hits No. 1 source of new electric generating additions, doubles own install record in 2016

February 15, 2017 at 9:29 am 2 comments

The solar industry will continue to be tough to ignore politically if it keeps posting numbers like this: the United States solar market nearly doubled its annual record, topping out at 14,625 MW of solar PV installed in 2016, according to a sneak peek at the U.S. Solar Market InsightRead More

How data can shift the energy market to solar

How data can shift the energy market to solar

February 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

The solar community, and the energy industry in general, has not yet realized the potential of data. It seems to be a vague and elusive concept — more sensors, more things to keep track of, more things that can break and more things to buy when reducing cost is paramount.Read More

Who really won the Super Bowl? In Hawaii, it was SimpliPhi Power Batteries

Who really won the Super Bowl? In Hawaii, it was SimpliPhi Power Batteries

February 9, 2017 at 9:13 am 0 comments

Before either team would score their first points during the historic Super Bowl LI, Hawaiian Electric ratepayers living in Kaneohe and elsewhere on the island of O’ahu lost power. Not once, but twice. “When you have people over to watch the game, each time it takes the cable box 15Read More

Why high-efficiency modules are the best value for installers, homeowners

Why high-efficiency modules are the best value for installers, homeowners

February 9, 2017 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Looking ahead in an ever-evolving new industry like solar can be difficult, as “the next big thing” will come along and then be supplanted by something else the following year. But consider this a good bet: High-efficiency (HE) modules are going to be the expectation, not the exception. The valueRead More

Q&A: We get the inside scoop on Terrasmart’s new Robo-Surveyor

Q&A: We get the inside scoop on Terrasmart’s new Robo-Surveyor

January 30, 2017 at 11:06 am 0 comments

Going into 2017, everything you know about solar site surveying has changed, at least according to TerraSmart. Making its debut at the 2016 Solar Power International, TerraSmart’s Autonomous Precision Survey Rover (APSR) does just as the name suggests and automates the surveying process. Soon, a larger model will be ableRead More

Some solar carport install cost basics from RBI Solar

Some solar carport install cost basics from RBI Solar

January 12, 2017 at 1:04 pm 0 comments

Whether you’re looking to maximize your parking lot, make a visible commitment to sustainability, or take advantage of local clean energy incentives, your carport options are as varied as the reasons for going solar. As mentioned in our Park-onomics feature, your preferences and needs will determine how your structure looks andRead More

Installer Insight: Creative Solar talks about rail-less mounting with Roof Tech

Installer Insight: Creative Solar talks about rail-less mounting with Roof Tech

January 11, 2017 at 9:20 am 0 comments

The residential PV market has been growing rapidly in the regions served by Creative Solar USA, located in Kennesaw, Ga., a trend the company expects to continue. “In 2016 alone, we installed more than 400 kW in South Carolina,” said Russell Seifert, founder and chief executive officer of Creative SolarRead More

SolarRoofHook debuts new low-profile QuickBOLT asphalt shingle mount

SolarRoofHook debuts new low-profile QuickBOLT asphalt shingle mount

January 11, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

In 2012, SolarRoofHook changed the mounting industry by creating the QuickBOLT, the first and only flashing-free, leak-proof solar mounting solution for asphalt shingle roofs. By eliminating the bulky flashing, SolarRoofHook has helped countless installers save time and money with the simplest, quickest, and most affordable mounting system on the market.Read More

Case study of Roof Tech rail-less mounting staying strong through hurricane season

Case study of Roof Tech rail-less mounting staying strong through hurricane season

December 20, 2016 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

Solarize Financial was founded in late 2014 and operates from its headquarters in Mount Pleasant, S.C., just outside Charleston. After working with a nationwide solar provider for many years, Petersen believed he could provide a more individualized experience for customers ready to make this important lifestyle change. Today, Solarize servesRead More

SunLink grows executive roster with VP of operations, head of electrical engineering

SunLink grows executive roster with VP of operations, head of electrical engineering

December 20, 2016 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

SunLink Corp. continues to grow its executive bench strength with the addition of Vincent Sang as vice president of operations and Daniel Grill as head of electrical engineering. “As an energy solutions company, SunLink is focused on optimizing every factor that contributes to making an energy project successful,” explains SunLinkRead More

 
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