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Massachusetts makes energy storage a priority with $20 million in grants

Massachusetts makes energy storage a priority with $20 million in grants

December 11, 2017 at 8:53 am 0 comments

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources was awarded $20 million in grants to 26 projects that will develop the region’s energy storage market. This number actually doubles the administration’s original funding plans. Overall, these projects will benefit 25 communities and draw in $32 million in matching funds, helping to grow theRead More

Check out this 1.6-MW solar install for California’s Gilroy Unified School District

Check out this 1.6-MW solar install for California’s Gilroy Unified School District

December 8, 2017 at 8:59 am 0 comments

If you need a reminder of the booming solar + school trend, Gilroy Unified School District (GUSD), a K-12 school district with more than 11,300 students, just completed a 1.6 MW PV system PPA expected to save $1.5 million in energy costs over 25 years. The three solar shade structure installations atRead More

Mosaic adds Solaria PowerXT modules to financing platform

Mosaic adds Solaria PowerXT modules to financing platform

December 8, 2017 at 8:40 am 0 comments

The availability of Solaria’s PowerXT modules keeps growing. Mosaic, one of the top providers of solar loan financing for homeowners, has added them to its solar financing platform. Solaria modules’ inclusion in Mosaic’s solar financing platform shows that the PowerXT module is among solar’s bankable products. “This new relationship is going to empower additionalRead More

SB Buzz Podcast: Fronius’ Dan Fortson talks the evolution of solar from the early days to now (and how he’d change it)

SB Buzz Podcast: Fronius’ Dan Fortson talks the evolution of solar from the early days to now (and how he’d change it)

December 7, 2017 at 4:14 pm 0 comments

Dan Fortson, applications engineer for Fronius USA, is a lifer in solar energy – starting back in the wild west days of the ‘80s, learning from the early off-grid PV pioneers to now working for one of the top inverter brands in the industry. He has seen a lot over the years, and he’sRead More

New York makes $3.8 million available for ‘Geothermal Clean Energy Challenge’

New York makes $3.8 million available for ‘Geothermal Clean Energy Challenge’

December 7, 2017 at 2:55 pm 0 comments

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced the availability of $3.8 million for the launch of a statewide Geothermal Clean Energy Challenge, an initiative designed to help stimulate financing and installation of large-scale geothermal systems at state and local governmentalRead More

Solar installed to power these homes for homeless women veterans in New York

Solar installed to power these homes for homeless women veterans in New York

December 7, 2017 at 2:33 pm 0 comments

Cindy Seymour, President of Serenity for Women, believes the following three words should never be linked together – homeless, women and veteran — but unfortunately women veterans are nearly three times more likely to be homeless as non-veteran women. To combat this issue, Seymour sought out partnerships and property to createRead More

MaxGen Energy Services tops list of solar O&M providers in the U.S.

MaxGen Energy Services tops list of solar O&M providers in the U.S.

December 7, 2017 at 9:35 am 0 comments

MaxGen Energy Services, an independent solar operations and maintenance (O&M) company, now ranks as the No.1 independent O&M service provider in North America / U.S., and the No. 2 O&M service provider globally, according to the newly released GTM Research and SOLICHAMBA report, “Global Solar PV O&M 2017-2022; Markets, ServicesRead More

Standard Solar to finance 15 new rooftop projects for DC Department of General Services

Standard Solar to finance 15 new rooftop projects for DC Department of General Services

December 7, 2017 at 8:51 am 0 comments

Standard Solar CEO Scott Wiater told us about the company’s plans to start owning and financing more projects, and they are hitting the ground running, announcing financing for solar arrays on 15 new sites for the DC Department of General Services (DGS). This group of projects will be about 2,000Read More

TerraSmart to open N.Y. office to support growing Northeast solar business

TerraSmart to open N.Y. office to support growing Northeast solar business

December 6, 2017 at 11:22 am 0 comments

In January 2018, TerraSmart, an innovator in ground mount racking solutions for utility-scale solar projects, will open an operational hub in Selkirk, New York. The 10,000 square-foot facility was strategically chosen to support its growing construction operations in the Northeast and will serve as a blueprint to set up futureRead More

What will solar systems look like in 2020? Fronius makes predictions

What will solar systems look like in 2020? Fronius makes predictions

December 6, 2017 at 10:21 am 0 comments

In just a few years, we will flip the calendar to a new decade. However, in a rapidly evolving industry like solar, a few years can mean significant changes. So what will solar systems look like in 2020? Fronius has some bold predictions they’d like to share, as well as aRead More