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Our big takeaway from SEIA’s latest Grid Modernization report: Utilities need to step up

Our big takeaway from SEIA’s latest Grid Modernization report: Utilities need to step up

January 18, 2018 at 10:37 am 0 comments

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) continues its in-depth look at state-level efforts to modernize the electric utility grid with the fourth paper in the series, Getting More Granular: How Value of Location and Time May Change Compensation for Distributed Energy Resources. The focus in this one is ways inRead More

JLM Energy's Phazr MicroStorage mounts easily on solar racking and plugs into the microinverter and solar panel with MC4 connectors, virtually eliminating design and installation costs. Phazr comes in 7 sizes to pair directly with the solar panel wattage. Two Phazr's can go behind each panel for up to 5 hours energy storage. Phazr has no single point of failure and provides the lowest total cost of ownership for energy storage on the market today. Works for Residential & Commercial applications. (PRNewsfoto/JLM Energy)

JLM Energy is going with Ideal Power for power converters in 750-kW purchase order

January 17, 2018 at 3:40 pm 0 comments

JLM Energy is big into commercial and industrial (C&I) energy storage systems for ‘behind the meter’ peak shaving solutions in the California market. The company just announced it will be incorporating Ideal Power Inc‘s 30-kW Stabiliti power conversion technology as part of a $750,000 purchase order. The latest JLM purchase order is forRead More

Solar + storage microgrid being built on Kwajalein Atoll by Hannah Solar Government Services

Solar + storage microgrid being built on Kwajalein Atoll by Hannah Solar Government Services

January 17, 2018 at 9:41 am 0 comments

Energy Service Provider, Johnson Controls Federal Systems has awarded Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) a contract to design, engineer, and construct the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) system and micro grid controlled battery storage system on Meck Island, Kwajalein Atoll for the United States Army Garrison Kwajalein Atoll. Part of theRead More

Sungrow booth at WFES 2018 (PRNewsfoto/SUNGROW Power Supply Co., Ltd)

Sungrow launches 3-MW, 1,500-volt turnkey station, inverter series at World Future Energy Summit

January 17, 2018 at 9:32 am 0 comments

Sungrow, a global inverter solution supplier for renewables, launched the SG3125HV, the company’s latest 3.125 MW 1500 Vdc turnkey station, along with its string inverter series, at the World Future Energy Summit, the most visited event for renewable energy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, held at theRead More

Here’s how a new program will fund more multifamily solar projects in California

Here’s how a new program will fund more multifamily solar projects in California

January 16, 2018 at 3:20 pm 0 comments

Multifamily housing is one of the most complicated segments for the solar industry given the competing interests of tenants and owners. California, usually the first state to do everything in solar, is trying to make this easier with a new program. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved of aRead More

Shell acquires interest in U.S solar company Silicon Ranch.  Progresses our New Energies strategy and provides our U.S. customers with additional solar renewable options. (PRNewsfoto/Shell)

Shell gets into U.S. solar industry with latest acquisition

January 16, 2018 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

If you can’t beat ’em, acquire ’em. Shell is expanding its reach into renewable energy, signing an agreement to acquire a 43.83 percent interest in U.S. solar company Silicon Ranch Corp. from funds managed and/or advised by Partners Group. Consideration for the shares is between $193 and $217 million contingent on SiliconRead More

NEXTracker working on a giant 325 MW solar tracker project in Egypt

NEXTracker working on a giant 325 MW solar tracker project in Egypt

January 16, 2018 at 1:20 pm 0 comments

Global solar EPC company Sterling and Wilson selected NEXTracker to supply 325 megawatts (5 blocks of 65 MW each) of its smart solar trackers to its massive project within the Benban solar park in Aswan, Egypt. The Benban solar park occupies 37-square-kilometers and, when completed in 2019, will host aRead More

Mercom: Strong Q4 pushes overall solar funding higher in 2017

Mercom: Strong Q4 pushes overall solar funding higher in 2017

January 15, 2018 at 10:57 am 0 comments

The year-end solar installation reports for the U.S. were a bit of a downer, but private funding in solar across the globe is up year over year, according to Mercom Capital Group’s 2017 Q4 and Annual Solar Funding and M&A Report. Total global corporate funding into the solar sector, including ventureRead More

Massachusetts DPU approves demand charge on residential solar customers, Vote Solar challenges

Massachusetts DPU approves demand charge on residential solar customers, Vote Solar challenges

January 15, 2018 at 10:39 am 0 comments

Nonprofit Vote Solar is challenging the controversial decision of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities’ (DPU) to raise rates and create uncertainty for future solar customers in the Eversource utility territory. The Jan. 5 order by the DPU will force residential solar customers to pay additional charges that could rangeRead More

Solar among the projects in NV Energy’s latest RFP for renewable projects

Solar among the projects in NV Energy’s latest RFP for renewable projects

January 15, 2018 at 10:21 am 0 comments

NV Energy issued a request for proposals that could add up to 330-MW of new renewable energy projects in Nevada. This additional commitment to renewable energy, which includes the potential integration of battery energy storage systems, will provide enough carbon-free electricity to power approximately 200,000 Nevada homes. NV Energy requestsRead More