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Borrego Solar Systems saw big-time results from its energy storage, O&M push in 2016

Borrego Solar Systems saw big-time results from its energy storage, O&M push in 2016

February 22, 2017 at 9:41 am 0 comments

Established in 1980, Borrego Solar Systems Inc. says it experienced its best year ever in 2016 — hitting a 76 percent increase in total MW installed from 2015. The company achieved a 100 percent increase in profits, representing its eighth consecutive year of profitable growth. Borrego Solar was once againRead More

What happened in Minnesota? State legislature voted to end successful solar incentive program

What happened in Minnesota? State legislature voted to end successful solar incentive program

February 22, 2017 at 9:10 am 0 comments

Last week, the now Republican-heavy Minnesota House of Representatives passed a bill to cut the Made in Minnesota (MiM) initiative – a $15-million annual awards program that helped homeowners and businesses install solar panels. The program required that the parts and panels were built in Minnesota. Sounds cool to us,Read More

New PV labeling rules in effect, Graphic Products releases guide to cover them all

New PV labeling rules in effect, Graphic Products releases guide to cover them all

February 22, 2017 at 8:24 am 0 comments

With the number of solar installations rapidly rising, consistent and accurate safety labels are essential to communicate the hazards that vendors, contractors and emergency responders face. Graphic Products new online Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Labeling Guide. This new solar labeling guide is complimentary and instantly downloadable. New regulations for solar labelingRead More

SMA launches new Power + Solution — a flexible MLPE, string inverter residential concept

SMA launches new Power + Solution — a flexible MLPE, string inverter residential concept

February 21, 2017 at 2:36 pm 0 comments

As residential PV becomes a bigger part of the energy landscape, both consumers and solar professionals are demanding more from their solar technology. To meet the growing demand for fast, cost-effective and high-performing solar solutions, SMA America has launched its new Power+ Solution. Combining the proven Sunny Boy U.S. inverterRead More

Details on Fronius’ new Smart Solution package to mitigate shade, meet codes, more

Details on Fronius’ new Smart Solution package to mitigate shade, meet codes, more

February 21, 2017 at 8:59 am 0 comments

Fronius told us that it had some big news coming out soon last week in Boston, and that news has arrived. The global inverter brand is debuting its next generation solar system — the Fronius Smart Solution. The goal of this system is to satisfy all residential and commercial system needs:Read More

Caterpillar completes 1 MW PV system with the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency

Caterpillar completes 1 MW PV system with the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency

February 20, 2017 at 11:57 am 0 comments

Caterpillar Inc. sent word that Cat dealer Altorfer has commissioned a 1000 kW solar PV system in Rantoul, Ill. Built to fulfill a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA), the installation was constructed on an eight-and-a-half-acre site near Heritage Lake Park and the University ofRead More

Check out this floating solar project completed in Orlando via D3 Energy

Check out this floating solar project completed in Orlando via D3 Energy

February 20, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

Ciel & Terre and D3 Energy completed their first full-fledged U.S. project in partnership with the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC). The inauguration ceremony announces the largest floating solar photovoltaic system in Florida to date. Compared to rooftop and ground mounted solar systems, Florida is a prime location within the US toRead More

String inverter market trends: Forecast shows 15 percent CAGR up to 2024

String inverter market trends: Forecast shows 15 percent CAGR up to 2024

February 20, 2017 at 11:09 am 0 comments

String inverter market size is expected to cross $7 billion by 2024, as per the latest report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Rising demand for continuous and reliable power sources owing to growing population and urbanization will propel global string inverter market share over forecast period. Strong demand trends forRead More

Wunder Capital expands mid-sized commercial solar loan program

Wunder Capital expands mid-sized commercial solar loan program

February 20, 2017 at 11:01 am 0 comments

Following the successful launch of its Term Loan product last spring (here is an in-depth Q&A we did with them at the time), Wunder Capital has announced an expansion to the scope of project types that are eligible for financing. Wunder, a financier in the small to mid-sized commercial solarRead More

Solect Energy has record-breaking solar installation year in 2016

Solect Energy has record-breaking solar installation year in 2016

February 20, 2017 at 9:32 am 1 comment

I don’t know if you need more evidence to show how great 2016 was for the solar industry, but here’s some more anyway. Solect Energy, a leading commercial developer and installer of solar energy systems, achieved a record-breaking year in 2016, completing 115 sites and installing more than 26 MWRead More

 
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