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REC Solar completes installation of Hawaii’s largest solar project

REC Solar completes installation of Hawaii’s largest solar project

March 22, 2017 at 7:10 am 0 comments

REC Solar completed the installation of 27.6 MW of solar at the Eurus WaianaeSolar Project. The utility-scale project, whose yearly energy output is equivalent to the electricity used by 11,000 homes, is owned and operated by Eurus Energy, an independent power producer and global developer of utility scale wind andRead More

Unirac bumps warranty to 25 years on several solar mounting systems

Unirac bumps warranty to 25 years on several solar mounting systems

March 21, 2017 at 3:29 pm 0 comments

Unirac, Inc. now has a new 25-year product warranty for Solarmount, Sunframe Microrail (SFM), Roofmount and Unirac Large Array (ULA) product lines. The new warranty took effect on February 28, 2017. “We seek to provide the most innovative industry-leading solutions to our customers. Unirac now has one of the longestRead More

Minnesota governor vetoes anti-solar net metering bill

Minnesota governor vetoes anti-solar net metering bill

March 21, 2017 at 12:48 pm 1 comment

The state legislature of Minnesota passed a bill that sought to make state utilities exempt from regulation by the Public Utilities Commission. The purpose here was to get them out of the current net metering rates and be able to impose fees that would harm the residential solar industry inRead More

Brussels-based chemical company one of the big REC buyers for 71-MW solar project in South Carolina

Brussels-based chemical company one of the big REC buyers for 71-MW solar project in South Carolina

March 21, 2017 at 8:32 am 0 comments

Solvay, a Brussels-based multi-specialty chemical company has agreed to buy all the renewable energy certificates (RECs) for 15 years from the largest solar farm yet to be built in South Carolina. Weird? Well, this fits into the group’s global sustainability commitment. The agreement with Moffett Solar 1, a subsidiary ofRead More

Power optimizer for PV plants from Alencon Systems achieves ETL certification

Power optimizer for PV plants from Alencon Systems achieves ETL certification

March 20, 2017 at 3:35 pm 0 comments

Alencon Systems successfully gained ETL certification for its newest SPOT – String Power Optimizer and Transmitter – family of products. The ETL Mark from Intertek is proof that the product has been tested by an independent laboratory and meets the requirements of the applicable product safety standard. The new SPOTRead More

Yingli modules chosen for Europe’s largest bifacial PV plant

Yingli modules chosen for Europe’s largest bifacial PV plant

March 20, 2017 at 11:34 am 0 comments

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. says that Tempress Systems B.V. part of the Amtech Group has begun to construct the Europe’s largest bifacial PV plant with a capacity of close to 400 kilowatt (KW). The project is located next to the headquarters of Tempress in Vaassen in the Netherlands andRead More

JinkoSolar promotes long-term solar project financing through new PACE program

JinkoSolar promotes long-term solar project financing through new PACE program

March 20, 2017 at 11:00 am 1 comment

JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc., is partnering with CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital to offer long-term project financing to US commercial project customers through the SolarPACE program. SolarPACE is designed to maximize solar energy cash flow to commercial and industrial (C&I) property owners. CleanFund fully funds the installation of the system, while endRead More

MLPE boom: Analysts expect big things from module-level power electronics market

MLPE boom: Analysts expect big things from module-level power electronics market

March 17, 2017 at 10:00 am 0 comments

The module-level power electronics industry is witnessing an intense growth phase. Demand is driven by increasing solar photovoltaic (PV) installations across the globe and modernization of grid infrastructure capable of accommodating module-level power electronics (MLPE) technology within the system. “With movement towards renewable power and distributed power sources, the MLPERead More

Pika Energy contracts with local New England company for component manufacturing

Pika Energy contracts with local New England company for component manufacturing

March 17, 2017 at 9:38 am 0 comments

Electronics manufacturing services provider MC Assembly is working with Maine-based Pika Energy to manufacture components of the company’s solar inverter product lines. Pika Energy selected MC Assembly in 2016, seeking a New England-based manufacturing partner to meet the company’s increasing production needs.   “We looked to MC Assembly when weRead More

SMA’s Sunny Boy-US series achieves UL 1741 listing

SMA’s Sunny Boy-US series achieves UL 1741 listing

March 17, 2017 at 8:30 am 0 comments

SMA America announced the Sunny Boy-US series as the first residential inverter to achieve UL 1741 SA (Supplement A) listing, which represents a significant step in creating a more stable grid and providing the best technology for the residential market. SMA has completed functional and safety testing with the SunnyRead More

 
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