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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

Register today for Intersolar, ees shows in San Francisco (July 11-13)

Register today for Intersolar, ees shows in San Francisco (July 11-13)

March 16, 2017 at 9:01 am 0 comments

One of North America’s largest solar trade shows (and possibly its biggest party), Intersolar North America and ees North America, have opened registration for their much-anticipated 2017 exhibitions and conferences. Taking place on July 11 through July 13 in San Francisco, the events will be co-located at the Moscone Center.Read More

Schletter Group debuts next-gen fixed tilt ground-mount racking system, G-Max

Schletter Group debuts next-gen fixed tilt ground-mount racking system, G-Max

March 16, 2017 at 8:28 am 0 comments

Schletter Group is introducing G-Max — the company’s next generation fixed-tilt, solar ground-mount racking system. What’s cool about it? According to Schletter, noteworthy cost benefits of the steel ground-mount product include increased adjustment capability in the field, increased spans between foundations, standardization and reduction of hardware, and lower costs acrossRead More

Details on new AC Combiners, Recombiners from SolarBOS

Details on new AC Combiners, Recombiners from SolarBOS

March 16, 2017 at 8:18 am 0 comments

SolarBOS, a balance of system product developer and manufacturer for the Solar Energy Industry, is debuting a new set of AC Combiners and Recombiners. These SolarBOS AC Combiners and Recombiners have been designed specifically for PV systems to facilitate combining multiple string inverter AC outputs more effectively than breaker panels.Read More

Hollaender’s Speed-Rail brand solar pipe rack fittings are now UL 2703 approved

Hollaender’s Speed-Rail brand solar pipe rack fittings are now UL 2703 approved

March 16, 2017 at 7:27 am 0 comments

Hollaender Manufacturing, manufacturer of Speed-Rail brand solar pipe rack fittings, has received UL 2703 Recognized Component Approval under Intertek ETL mark No. 5006508. UL 2703 is solar industry standard covering rack mounting systems, mounting grounding/bonding components, and clamping/retention devices for specific flat-plate photovoltaic modules and panels that comply with theRead More

Standard Solar acquired by Gaz Métro to expand reach of both companies

Standard Solar acquired by Gaz Métro to expand reach of both companies

March 16, 2017 at 6:49 am 0 comments

Standard Solar, a solar energy company specializing in the development, installation and financing of commercial solar systems nationwide, headquartered in Rockville, Md., is being acquired by Gaz Métro, an energy provider with more than $5.8 billion in assets that is actively involved in developing and operating energy infrastructures and innovative,Read More

Reminder, Iowa: New net metering cap rules to go in effect this April

Reminder, Iowa: New net metering cap rules to go in effect this April

March 16, 2017 at 6:30 am 1 comment

Net metering seems to be slowly losing its political favor. We turn to Iowa today where the state’s Utilities Board accepted a proposed rule change from Alliant Energy would place an arbitrary cap on net metering in order to curtail the number of residents able to make the move. WhyRead More

Texas State College expands solar energy tech program to meet growing industry needs

Texas State College expands solar energy tech program to meet growing industry needs

March 16, 2017 at 6:07 am 0 comments

To deploy more solar, more people must be ready and interested in doing so. Within a state with a lot of potential, Texas State Technical College is growing its Solar Energy Technology program and poised to fill an expected growth of jobs in the state. Equipment used for program lecturesRead More

Solarize Granby selects RGS Energy as exclusive solar installer for its campaign

Solarize Granby selects RGS Energy as exclusive solar installer for its campaign

March 15, 2017 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

RGS Energy, a residential and small commercial solar company since 1978, has been selected by Solarize Granby, a non-profit purchasing cooperative, to bring solar electricity to homes and business owners in Granby, Connecticut. Solarize Granby’s goal is to increase the number of Granby homeowners adopting a clean energy solution whileRead More

 
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