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Solar projects out perform estimates, while wind projects under perform, says Fitch

Solar projects out perform estimates, while wind projects under perform, says Fitch

August 16, 2017 at 5:10 pm 0 comments

Fitch Ratings‘ analysis of rated wind energy projects across EMEA, the US and Latin America, as well as solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects across EMEA and the US shows electricity production from solar projects has tended to exceed initial independent estimates, while wind projects have more often underperformed against expectations.Read More

Watch the solar eclipse on SolarEdge’s monitoring platform

Watch the solar eclipse on SolarEdge’s monitoring platform

August 16, 2017 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

SolarEdge Technologies says it will be sharing a live broadcast tracking the total solar eclipse from its monitoring platform. The live view is possible with the company’s PV monitoring platform, which leverages its nearly 300,000 monitored solar energy systems across the United States to track the path of the totalRead More

EnSync shares insight on Hawaii solar + storage market

EnSync shares insight on Hawaii solar + storage market

August 16, 2017 at 1:07 pm 0 comments

The Hawaii solar +storage market is its own unique beast. Hawaiian Electric Company, the state’s energy utility, faces many modern grid challenges. It has the largest proportion of renewable and distributed energy out of any other utility in the country. In 2016, 26 percent of customer’s electricity demand came from renewableRead More

Energy regulation news round up: Massachusetts, Montana, Rhode Island and Idaho

Energy regulation news round up: Massachusetts, Montana, Rhode Island and Idaho

August 16, 2017 at 10:15 am 0 comments

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and the Department of Energy Resources updated the final regulations in the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program, which was mostly met with praise from the solar industry. Specifically, DOER eliminated the hard cap on adders, increased the competitive procurement ceiling price and made positive changesRead More

Chilicon Power debuting combo solar monitoring, home security unit at SPI

Chilicon Power debuting combo solar monitoring, home security unit at SPI

August 16, 2017 at 9:23 am 0 comments

Chilicon Power has modified one of its core products to function as both a solar monitoring unit and a home security center. The Cortex Gateway communicates with home and office devices through existing wiring, eliminating the need for costly re-wiring. Inside the Monitoring System The multi-rate monitoring technology allows installers to programRead More

Meet SunLink’s first chief operating officer

Meet SunLink’s first chief operating officer

August 14, 2017 at 2:44 pm 0 comments

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

Details on SunPower’s new Silicon Valley production line for HE solar modules

Details on SunPower’s new Silicon Valley production line for HE solar modules

August 14, 2017 at 1:10 pm 0 comments

Solar technology design, manufacturing and installation methods have come a long way in just 20 years, and as a trailblazing solar energy company, SunPower has witnessed the trajectory first-hand. Globally, there is now 305 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity, up from around 50 GW in 2010 and virtually nothing atRead More

Nevada City becomes 41st U.S. city to establish 100 percent renewable energy goal

Nevada City becomes 41st U.S. city to establish 100 percent renewable energy goal

August 14, 2017 at 12:47 pm 0 comments

Surrounded by city council members, key members of the community and partners, Mayor Duane Strawser announced that Nevada City, Calif., would became the latest in a growing movement of mountain communities to commit to move to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. The city’s near unanimous vote to ensure that theRead More

Nautilus Solar acquires Minnesota community solar portfolio from ReneSola

Nautilus Solar acquires Minnesota community solar portfolio from ReneSola

August 14, 2017 at 12:37 pm 0 comments

ReneSola Ltd  and Nautilus Solar Energy sent word that Nautilus acquired an approximately 13.3 MW community solar portfolio previously developed by ReneSola. The community solar portfolio, qualified under Xcel Energy’s burgeoning community solar program, is located in the rapidly expanding Minnesota solar marketplace. The portfolio is expected to be builtRead More

Which inverters are Rule 21 certified? Here’s the most recent list via CALSEIA

Which inverters are Rule 21 certified? Here’s the most recent list via CALSEIA

August 14, 2017 at 9:26 am 0 comments

California’s Rule 21 will be going into effect on Sept. 8, at which time, if you are installing solar in California, you will need to install advanced inverters that meet Rule 21 requirements on any new interconnection application. Some background from an in-depth Solar Builder feature on exactly what the point ofRead More

 
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