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What makes a highly rated residential solar installer? Here’s three common attributes

What makes a highly rated residential solar installer? Here’s three common attributes

February 19, 2018 at 11:28 am 0 comments

SolarReviews.com has analyzed consumer data from more than 3,500 solar installations and has identified these three characteristics that they think define the most successful residential solar installers as expressed by the customers themselves. The most successful residential solar installers, based on information provided to the site by consumers themselves, are: EitherRead More

Five more community solar gardens now online in Minnesota

Five more community solar gardens now online in Minnesota

February 19, 2018 at 10:44 am 0 comments

The community solar movement in Minnesota keeps on growing. During the previous four months, five new community solar gardens have been brought online in the southeastern part of the state, located as far north as Benton County and as far south as Dakota County. They are part of a largerRead More

Puerto Rico recovery: This solar + storage microgrid helps power off-grid school hurt by hurricane

Puerto Rico recovery: This solar + storage microgrid helps power off-grid school hurt by hurricane

February 19, 2018 at 10:31 am 0 comments

A solar + battery storage microgrid at S.U. Matrullas, a K through 9 school that educates over 150 students in the remote town of Orocovis, Puerto Rico was commissioned via collaboration with Pura Energía and energy storage provider sonnen. This project serves as a model for the resiliency created byRead More

Largest shopping mall solar install in California possible because of bifacial PV panels

Largest shopping mall solar install in California possible because of bifacial PV panels

February 19, 2018 at 10:11 am 0 comments

The largest commercial rooftop solar PV installation in Hanford, Calif., and the largest solar system to be installed, to date, on a shopping mall in the state, was completed via Blue Sky Utility, a California-based renewable energy developer, and Passco Companies, a national real estate investment firm. The 1.62-MW commercialRead More

India’s Vikram Solar opening up an office in Massachusetts

India’s Vikram Solar opening up an office in Massachusetts

February 16, 2018 at 11:51 am 0 comments

Vikram Solar, one of India’s leading module manufacturers and a prominent rooftop solar & EPC solutions provider, is opening a new office in Framingham, Mass. This decision advances the goal of minimizing barriers like time zone differences and enhances the ease of doing business through quicker responses in business communication.Read More

Check out ReVision Energy’s new branding campaign: Enjoy the Sun

Check out ReVision Energy’s new branding campaign: Enjoy the Sun

February 16, 2018 at 11:39 am 0 comments

A day out on the lake. A summer afternoon in your backyard. A morning snowshoe trek on your favorite trail. New England based ReVision Energy wants to tap into your passion for the outdoors and inspire you to enjoy the sun with solar panels. Their new brand campaign, “Enjoy theRead More

Quick Mount PV debuts QRail — a rooftop racking system to pair with its mounts

Quick Mount PV debuts QRail — a rooftop racking system to pair with its mounts

February 15, 2018 at 9:24 am 1 comment

Quick Mount PV is simplifying your supply chain, today announcing QRail, its new rooftop racking system featuring patented QClick and QSplice technologies that simplify and speed installation. QRail combines with Quick Mount PV’s waterproof mounts to create a complete, fully-integrated racking and mounting solution for installing solar PV modules onRead More

PV Pointer: Find the hidden value in ‘oversizing’ inverters

PV Pointer: Find the hidden value in ‘oversizing’ inverters

February 14, 2018 at 4:33 pm 0 comments

While inverter oversizing is not new to the solar industry, there are still inverter manufacturers that do not offer an attractive DC:AC ratio for their inverters. This highly impacts cost and profitability of a solar system. Therefore, it’s important for system designers and solar installers to have a closer lookRead More

South Carolina school district adds 515-kW system, featuring Mission Solar modules

South Carolina school district adds 515-kW system, featuring Mission Solar modules

February 14, 2018 at 9:02 am 0 comments

The Edgefield County School District in South Carolina is now the proud owner of a 515-kW solar farm that sits on the campus of Parker Elementary in Edgefield, South Carolina. The school’s solar farm is the first large-scale solar installation in the county, which in addition to earning the schoolRead More

Sunnova to offer solar installations in Nevada once again

Sunnova to offer solar installations in Nevada once again

February 14, 2018 at 8:53 am 0 comments

Sunnova Energy Corporation says it will be offering solar installation services in Nevada once again. You may remember the net metering controversy in 2015-’16 that caused a bunch of solar companies to leave the state, with Sunnova being one of them. Then in June 2017, Nevada passed Assembly Bill 405Read More