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Here’s who is playing at Solar Battle of the Bands this year

Here’s who is playing at Solar Battle of the Bands this year

June 21, 2017 at 1:01 pm 0 comments

Next week, we will be previewing some products for you to check out while you are in San Francisco for Intersolar 2017, but we all know that what you really want to know is who is playing at the Battle of the Bands. Now being hosted by CALSEIA, Solar Battle ofRead More

SolRiver Capital launches platform to streamline solar project development

SolRiver Capital launches platform to streamline solar project development

June 21, 2017 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Colorado-based solar investment fund SolRiver Capital launched a free Solar Developer Platform — a tool meant to help solar developers locate funding to efficiently close investments with SolRiver. The platform offers online solar finance models to price investments and a guided approval process. It also has tools to help set upRead More

Report finds no evidence that a change in power mix hurts grid reliability

Report finds no evidence that a change in power mix hurts grid reliability

June 21, 2017 at 11:51 am 0 comments

A new report by Analysis Group answers questions asked two months ago by Energy Secretary Rick Perry about the reliability and market rules of the U.S. electric power grid. Analysis Group finds it is market forces – primarily low-cost natural gas and flat demand for electricity – that are causingRead More

GameChange Solar expands capital program, $2 billion now available to fund U.S. solar projects

GameChange Solar expands capital program, $2 billion now available to fund U.S. solar projects

June 21, 2017 at 9:54 am 0 comments

GameChange Solar has expanded its capital introduction program to fund solar projects across the United States to over $2 billion in available capital. The program is primarily in concert with five leading funding sources, two of which are large utility backed power generation companies and the other three of which areRead More

Cornell Tech’s new campus installs Solaria PowerXT PV modules

Cornell Tech’s new campus installs Solaria PowerXT PV modules

June 21, 2017 at 9:45 am 0 comments

Solaria Corp. provided 2,300 PowerXT and customized PowerView modules to buildings on Cornell Tech’s innovative new campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City. Combined, the Bloomberg Center – designed by mOrphosis Architects – and the Bridge building – designed by WEISS/ MANFREDI/ Architecture/ Urbanism/ Landscape – uses 47,000 sqRead More

Oaktree Capital Management invests in solar bos company Shoals

Oaktree Capital Management invests in solar bos company Shoals

June 21, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Shoals Technologies Group, a leader in solar electrical balance of systems, received an investment by from the Power Opportunities group of Oaktree Capital Management L.P. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. Founded in 1996, Shoals designs and manufactures a diverse range of products for solar and energy storage projects, includingRead More

Rundown of Wiley’s PV wire management clips, ties

Rundown of Wiley’s PV wire management clips, ties

June 21, 2017 at 8:31 am 0 comments

Insulated P-Clips & Straps WILEY insulated p-clips easily install into a mounting hole with 1/4″ hardware. WILEY insulated straps are the perfect reusable, long lasting alternative to a cable tie solution. The vinyl coating acts as a shield against vibration and cable insulation damage. These products are great for generalRead More

Solar projects have so much potential when viewed as a collective bundle, like this group of 30 rooftop arrays Standard Solar is installing for the Washington, D.C., Department of General Services that combine for a total of 7 MW (pictured here).

Urban Planning: Commercial rooftops are biggest void, opportunity in solar

June 19, 2017 at 12:29 pm 0 comments

Commercial rooftops offer a ton of potential job opportunities for solar installers and developers going forward. Analysts at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) estimate a technical potential of 1,118 GW of capacity and 1,432 TWh of annual energy generation, equivalent to 39 percent of the nation’s electricityRead More

Top five solar projects from last week

Top five solar projects from last week

June 19, 2017 at 11:15 am 0 comments

Historic funeral business leaps into 21st century with rooftop solar arrays on seven locations Freedom Solar recently installed more than 530 kilowatts of solar power on seven locations of Mission Park Funeral Chapels and Cemeteries, the largest and oldest privately owned funeral company in San Antonio. Powered by 1,634 high-efficiencyRead More

Florida keeps solar momentum going, governor signs SB 90

Florida keeps solar momentum going, governor signs SB 90

June 19, 2017 at 10:29 am 0 comments

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 90 (SB 90), “Renewable Energy Source Devices,” into law, which extends a property tax exemption for renewable energy installations, including solar, wind, and geothermal, on both commercial and residential properties. The legislation implements the Amendment 4 ballot initiative passed by Florida voters inRead More

 
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