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Merced City Schools adding a 1.5-MW solar portfolio via PCI Solar, NextEra Energy

Merced City Schools adding a 1.5-MW solar portfolio via PCI Solar, NextEra Energy

November 7, 2017 at 1:31 pm 0 comments

PCI Solar, in partnership with NextEra Energy, has begun construction on a solar portfolio for Merced City Schools District (MCSD) in California. MCSD secured grant funding through the California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39), and released a Request for Proposal to provide solar shade structures at nine of theirRead More

Dynamic Energy Solutions completes 326-kW rooftop PV project

Dynamic Energy Solutions completes 326-kW rooftop PV project

November 7, 2017 at 1:18 pm 0 comments

Dynamic Energy Solutions completed a 326-kW rooftop solar PV project at C.H. Powell Company‘s facility in Canton, Mass. C.H. Powell Company provides professional global logistics services to facilitate international trade between its clients and their worldwide trading partners. The company specializes in export and import customs services to offer aRead More

Smappee energy monitoring devices named CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree

Smappee energy monitoring devices named CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree

November 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

Smappee, a developer of smart energy monitoring solutions, was named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree for its latest energy monitor and home energy traffic controller, Smappee Plus, which we named one of the coolest things we saw at Intersolar this year. Products taking part in the CES program are judged byRead More

Solar Builder Project of the Year Winner: Roadrunner Food Bank

Solar Builder Project of the Year Winner: Roadrunner Food Bank

November 7, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Solar energy is superior to other generating resources not just because of what it provides but because of what it can save. Deployed in the right situation, energy costs go down, CO2 emissions are removed from the atmosphere and maybe a few other nonrenewable resources get to stay put underRead More

PV Pointer: Minimize truck rolls by using smart software

PV Pointer: Minimize truck rolls by using smart software

November 6, 2017 at 3:14 pm 0 comments

We’ve all heard the expression “work smarter, not harder,” but you would be surprised how often solar installers get in a truck and roll out to a jobsite to adjust or repair something that probably could have been fixed remotely back at HQ. Many software-savvy solar installers are boning upRead More

EnergySage, DSIRE team up for better solar system comparison shopping

EnergySage, DSIRE team up for better solar system comparison shopping

November 6, 2017 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

The Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) has a wealth of information on incentives and policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States, including solar. In order to make that info more accessible to those who need it, when they need it, theRead More

Solar installer ranks as fastest growing job in the country

Solar installer ranks as fastest growing job in the country

November 6, 2017 at 2:22 pm 0 comments

The U.S. solar industry is always telling everyone that will listen that it’s creating a ton of jobs, often citing the Solar Foundation’s research into the matter. Last week, this message was delivered by a variety of news outlets via data from the U.S. government, which added both another level ofRead More

OMCO Solar expands: New hires to drive expansion of fixed-tilt racking system, project management

OMCO Solar expands: New hires to drive expansion of fixed-tilt racking system, project management

November 6, 2017 at 1:58 pm 0 comments

OMCO Solar, a division of OMCO Holdings, announced a significant expansion to their solar product offerings and construction leadership teams, bringing years of solar experience to support the launch of their exclusive, Field-Fast fixed-tilt racking solution. Chosen as Director of Solar Product Engineering, Matt Kesler will oversee all current andRead More

All Fronius Primo, Symo inverters are now Rule 21 compliant

All Fronius Primo, Symo inverters are now Rule 21 compliant

November 6, 2017 at 1:47 pm 0 comments

Fronius USA received UL certification for the Fronius Primo 10-15 kW and Fronius Symo 208-V inverters to comply with California’s Rule 21 inverter requirements. With that, all Fronius Primo and Symo inverters are now Rule 21 compliant. What this means Rule 21 refers to the generator interconnection requirements of eachRead More

Vivint Solar expands residential solar services into Delaware

Vivint Solar expands residential solar services into Delaware

November 6, 2017 at 1:41 pm 0 comments

Vivint Solar, a full-service residential solar provider, has expanded availability of its affordable solar energy systems into Delaware. Following this expansion, Vivint Solar now operates in 21 states. Delaware’s renewables portfolio standard (RPS) targets to achieve 25 percent of its power from renewables by 2025, with 3.5 percent required fromRead More