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Nautilus Solar installing portfolio of commercial solar projects for Kilroy Realty

Nautilus Solar installing portfolio of commercial solar projects for Kilroy Realty

May 22, 2017 at 7:56 am 0 comments

Kilroy Realty Corp., a West Coast REIT, and Nautilus Solar Energy LLC, a national solar project development and asset management company, are breaking ground on a portfolio of commercial solar developments spread across 9 of Kilroy’s class A office properties located between Southern and Northern California. The decision to developRead More

Berkshire Photovoltaic Services selected as Authorized Panasonic solar installer (can offer longer warranty)

Berkshire Photovoltaic Services selected as Authorized Panasonic solar installer (can offer longer warranty)

May 22, 2017 at 7:37 am 0 comments

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America has selected Berkshire Photovoltaic Services Inc. (BPVS) of Adams, Mass., as an Authorized Solar Installer, certified to offer their exclusive HIT photovoltaic module with a 25-year enhanced workmanship and labor warranty covering solar module power output. Panasonic’s solar technology makes HIT modules among the mostRead More

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What UL 2703 revisions are on the table? We ask SEIA’s PV Mounting Committee

May 22, 2017 at 7:14 am 0 comments

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) formed its PV Mounting System Manufacturers Committee (MSMC) in March 2016 with the goal of achieving better standardization and unification in the industry around this crucial topic. Since its development, the group has grown to 28 members consisting mainly of experts in U.S.-based mountingRead More

Vivint Solar, Mercedes-Benz ink exclusive deal to promote home solar+storage system in U.S.

Vivint Solar, Mercedes-Benz ink exclusive deal to promote home solar+storage system in U.S.

May 18, 2017 at 9:55 am 0 comments

  Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar announced exclusive strategic collaboration to bring the Mercedes-Benz customizable home energy storage system to the United States. The two companies will introduce a joint offering that will provide customers with the German engineering and performance of Mercedes-Benz batteries coupled with Vivint Solar’s expertise inRead More

Power-Blox explains how it uses ‘swarm power’ to create intelligent autonomous energy grids

Power-Blox explains how it uses ‘swarm power’ to create intelligent autonomous energy grids

May 17, 2017 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

The ‘Plug and Power’ technology behind Power-Blox enables anyone, anywhere in the world, to create an autonomous, decentralized, Swarm Grid to power schools, hospitals or an entire village without any management, configuration or maintenance, so says the Swiss startup. Power-Blox does this by “mimicking complex systems in nature” using aRead More

Ranking of states and cities with best renewable energy industries

Ranking of states and cities with best renewable energy industries

May 17, 2017 at 1:20 pm 0 comments

Unlike the previous administration, seems fair to say the Trump administration’s agenda may not include concerns about the environment or renewable energy, but according to a new report that might be OK. Clean Edge, Inc. released its eighth annual U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index, which tracks and ranks the clean-energyRead More

Meet the new solar+storage home energy platform from Empower Micro Systems

Meet the new solar+storage home energy platform from Empower Micro Systems

May 17, 2017 at 9:08 am 0 comments

Empower Micro Systems Inc. (Empower), a power electronics technology provider for smart home energy systems, launched its next-generation Genesys 8K modular smart home energy platform designed specifically for residential solar, energy storage, and unified solar + energy storage installations. Empower is licensing this patented technology and turn key product designs toRead More

BayWa, PVComplete launch new ‘Click to Quote’ function inside PVSketch

BayWa, PVComplete launch new ‘Click to Quote’ function inside PVSketch

May 17, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

BayWa r.e. Solar Systems and PVComplete announce the launch of a new “Click to Quote” feature on PVComplete’s online design tool, PVSketch. This feature enables users to seamlessly initiate a request for quote when designing a solar project, without leaving the PVSketch platform. “Solar contractors are hard-pressed to improve operationalRead More

California State Assembly passes bill to extend solar thermal incentives

California State Assembly passes bill to extend solar thermal incentives

May 16, 2017 at 1:43 pm 0 comments

California’s solar thermal incentives might live to see another day. The state’s Assembly passed AB 797 by a vote of 48 to 22 yesterday, which will extend consumer incentives for solar thermal technologies that reduce natural gas use in homes and buildings. The bill is part of the state’s ongoingRead More

Lux Research: Thin-film solar modules could challenge silicon in the coming years

Lux Research: Thin-film solar modules could challenge silicon in the coming years

May 16, 2017 at 8:28 am 0 comments

The two leading thin-film solar manufacturers, First Solar and Solar Frontier, represent a combined manufacturing capacity of 4 GW. While they do not pose a short-term challenge to crystalline silicon players’ market dominance, ongoing innovations will ensure thin-film remains a significant player, according to Lux Research. Of the two, First SolarRead More

 
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