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Solar trade case update: Here’s a report the ITC sent explaining how ‘unforeseen’ the PV import problem was

Solar trade case update: Here’s a report the ITC sent explaining how ‘unforeseen’ the PV import problem was

January 8, 2018 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

The final outcome of the Suniva/SolarWorld  trade case still hangs over the solar industry as Trump has until Jan. 26 to make the final decision on a remedy, following the International Trade Commission’s injury ruling way back in September. It was our assumption at that time that this was just aRead More

New adhesive from Green Link designed for KnuckleHead rooftop solar system

New adhesive from Green Link designed for KnuckleHead rooftop solar system

January 8, 2018 at 12:29 pm 0 comments

Green Link sent word of a new adhesive/sealant it’s created specifically for use with its KnuckleHead Rooftop Support System, which we profiled here. Green Link Adhesive/Sealant bonds and seals the KnuckleHead Universal Base and is effective on a wide range of roof surfaces. The new adhesive/sealant has been specially formulated to adhereRead More

Florida utility retires another coal plant, while adding four new solar plants

Florida utility retires another coal plant, while adding four new solar plants

January 8, 2018 at 11:39 am 0 comments

Florida’s much needed solar revolution continues as Florida Power & Light Co. will be retiring one of the state’s largest coal-fired power plants and opening of four new solar power plants comprised of more than 1 million solar panels. This news is in line with the ignored findings on theRead More

Check out this solar panel soiling measurement tool from Kipp and Zonen

Check out this solar panel soiling measurement tool from Kipp and Zonen

January 8, 2018 at 11:26 am 0 comments

Soiling of the panel glass is one of the major problems in the rapidly expanding solar energy market, with the attendant loss of efficiency and reduction in performance ratios. Now, there’s a new, simple and very cost-effective alternative. Based on Kipp & Zonen’s unique Optical Soiling Measurement (OSM) technology, DustIQRead More

Tigo debuts its most cost-effective rapid shutdown solution yet

Tigo debuts its most cost-effective rapid shutdown solution yet

January 8, 2018 at 9:30 am 0 comments

Tigo released its new TS4-F (Fire Safety) to join the current TS4 Platform of integrated and retrofit/add-on junction box covers. As the most cost-effective rapid shutdown solution in the TS4 Platform, the TS4-F will accompany the family of products in the form of integrated PV modules by manufacturers worldwide. ConsultRead More

Solar and wind energy could make up 17 percent of installed capacity by 2020

Solar and wind energy could make up 17 percent of installed capacity by 2020

January 5, 2018 at 10:45 am 0 comments

In the latest issue of its Energy Infrastructure Update (with data through November 30, 2017), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) notes that proposed net additions to generating capacity by utility-scale wind and solar could total 115,984 megawatts (MW) by December 2020 – effectively doubling their current installed capacity ofRead More

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10 predictions for community solar in 2018 via Clean Energy Collective

January 5, 2018 at 8:23 am 0 comments

From an evolving market structure to technology innovation, the community solar landscape is transforming quickly. What does this mean for 2018? Clean Energy Collective (CEC), the nation’s leading community solar developer and solutions provider, forecast what is on the horizon for community solar. CEC’s experts offer the following 10 predictionsRead More

Fronius USA announces new President and CEO

Fronius USA announces new President and CEO

January 5, 2018 at 8:06 am 0 comments

Fronius USA, located in Portage, Indiana and leading manufacturer of welding and solar equipment, announces new leadership to serve as both Director of Solar Energy and overall CEO of the company. During his Fronius career, Adrian Noronho has progressed in various leadership roles since joining the organization 7 years ago.Read More

Florida mulls bill to advance more solar plus storage, improve grid resiliency

Florida mulls bill to advance more solar plus storage, improve grid resiliency

January 4, 2018 at 3:27 pm 0 comments

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar are supporting HB 1133, filed in the Florida Legislature this week, that would demonstrate solar and energy storage’s ability to maintain grid resilience during natural disasters and states of emergency. The bill establishes a pilot program in the Florida Keys to installRead More

New Jersey gives $7.2 million tax credit to keep Momentum Solar in state

New Jersey gives $7.2 million tax credit to keep Momentum Solar in state

January 4, 2018 at 10:26 am 0 comments

One of the fastest-growing solar companies in the nation is relocating its New Jersey headquarters to accommodate its 2018 expansion plans. Momentum Solar, based in Metuchen, is maintaining its operations in the Garden State after receiving a performance-based Grow New Jersey tax credit worth up to $7.2 million over 10Read More