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California Senate Panel approves energy storage bill

California Senate Panel approves energy storage bill

April 28, 2017 at 12:32 pm 0 comments

The Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee approved a bill this week that would empower consumers to take part in California’s clean energy future. SB 700, the Energy Storage Initiative, authored by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), would create a marketplace for local energy storage to bring down prices andRead More

EcoFasten Solar debuts new mounting solution for standing seam metal roofs

EcoFasten Solar debuts new mounting solution for standing seam metal roofs

April 28, 2017 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

EcoFasten Solar has launched its newest product, SimpleBlock, a solution designed specifically for standing seam metal roofing applications. The versatile SimpleBlock provides a variety of options through compatibility with any rack manufacturer’s connection points (L-feet, posts), and will fit any double-lock standing seam. You’ll have to check it out forRead More

Hey renewable energy developers — PG&E has issued a call for project proposals

Hey renewable energy developers — PG&E has issued a call for project proposals

April 27, 2017 at 1:49 pm 0 comments

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) sent out call for proposals for renewable energy developers to build new projects for a clean energy program available to PG&E customers. The sites are for PG&E’s Regional Renewable Choice program that will expand renewable energy access by enabling customers to work directly withRead More

APS reveals its long-awaited 15-year energy plan for Arizona customers (solar boost included)

APS reveals its long-awaited 15-year energy plan for Arizona customers (solar boost included)

April 27, 2017 at 1:05 pm 0 comments

APS laid out its 2017 Integrated Resource Plan. The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which is the result of a three-year-long stakeholder process, outlines how APS plans to meet customers’ projected energy needs over the next 15 years. “The 2017 Integrated Resource Plan outlines how our investment in a smarter energy infrastructureRead More

Did Suniva just start a global trade war? A quick summary [Updated with SEIA’s statement]

Did Suniva just start a global trade war? A quick summary [Updated with SEIA’s statement]

April 27, 2017 at 9:32 am 0 comments

It started with the Suniva bankruptcy earlier this month. Well, that’s not quite true because U.S.-based solar manufacturers have been crying foul regarding unfair competition from cell and module imports for awhile, but after filing for chapter 11, Suniva hit the button and filed a petition for global safeguards underRead More

Sungrow debuts new turnkey energy storage system for North America

Sungrow debuts new turnkey energy storage system for North America

April 26, 2017 at 1:47 pm 0 comments

Sungrow, the global leading PV inverter system solution supplier, unveiled a new turnkey energy storage system solution at the Energy Storage Association’s 27th Annual Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado. Committed toward the development and manufacturing of Energy Storage System Solutions, Sungrow’s ESS lineup is tailored to help solve the challengeRead More

Rayton Solar’s innovative PV panel production process will deliver first system in 2017

Rayton Solar’s innovative PV panel production process will deliver first system in 2017

April 26, 2017 at 1:06 pm 0 comments

Phoenix Nuclear Labs (PNL) has signed a long-term agreement to be the exclusive supplier of high current proton accelerators to California-based Rayton Solar to produce low cost, high efficiency solar panels. Under the terms of the agreement, PNL will deliver the first system to Rayton at the end of 2017,Read More

Beaumont Solar completes 330-kW solar array atop New England’s Poyant Signs

Beaumont Solar completes 330-kW solar array atop New England’s Poyant Signs

April 26, 2017 at 12:58 pm 0 comments

Poyant Signs, one of the largest sign manufacturing and branding specialist in New England, tapped Beaumont Solar to design and construct a 330 kW DC solar array on the rooftop of their 50,000 sq. ft. company headquarters in New Bedford, MA. “Solar Power had been something we were considering forRead More

10 percent of Houston’s electricity now coming from solar

10 percent of Houston’s electricity now coming from solar

April 26, 2017 at 12:48 pm 1 comment

The City of Houston and ENGIE announced that ENGIE’s 50 MW SolaireHolman plant is now on line, operational, and capable of providing up to 10.5 percent of the city’s electricity needs for the next 20 years under a power purchase agreement. This agreement solidifies the city’s status as the largest municipal purchaserRead More

Large solar installers offer higher PV system quotes than average, says NREL study

Large solar installers offer higher PV system quotes than average, says NREL study

April 26, 2017 at 8:38 am 0 comments

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) looked at the PV installer landscape of the country to glean information on how installer size affects solar system pricing. The results of the study (you can read the whole thing here) indicate that the larger installers (think Solar City) that take up mostRead More

 
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