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Top 4 takeaways from Q1 2017 Solar Market Insight Report

Top 4 takeaways from Q1 2017 Solar Market Insight Report

June 12, 2017 at 8:22 am 0 comments

Following rapid growth across the industry in 2016, the United States solar market added 2,044 megawatts of new capacity in the first quarter of 2017, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. Q1 was the sixth straight quarter in which moreRead More

Ice Energy cooling, energy storage system achieves world record efficiency

Ice Energy cooling, energy storage system achieves world record efficiency

June 12, 2017 at 7:54 am 0 comments

The Ice Bear 20 home cooling and energy storage system from Ice Energy has achieved a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 14.56 when operating like a conventional AC unit, and when operating in its ice cooling mode using stored ice, an unprecedented Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of 150 — moreRead More

South Carolina to launch big community solar program

South Carolina to launch big community solar program

June 12, 2017 at 7:39 am 0 comments

South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G) is launching South Carolina’s largest community solar program (16 MWac), making solar generation available to electric customers who cannot, or do not wish to, install rooftop solar panels. Through the SCE&G Community Solar Program, residential customers and eligible nonresidential customers may now purchase orRead More

Snake Tray has developed a cable conveyance system that maintains a specific separation between cables that eliminates the need for upsizing cable gauges due to the derating cable because of bundling or piping.

Wire management: What to look for when planning, purchasing your next solar system

June 12, 2017 at 7:19 am 0 comments

Wires are good for two things: 1) Installing a kick-ass PV system 2) Tripping people up. To accomplish the first, you must avoid the second at all costs, which means implementing a sound wire management plan on projects of all sizes. Planning Just like the rest of the system, planningRead More

Check out Ciel & Terre’s floating PV setup at Intersolar this year

Check out Ciel & Terre’s floating PV setup at Intersolar this year

June 9, 2017 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

International solar energy company Ciel & Terre International will be exhibiting its patented Hydrelio system technology with a floating photovoltaic (FPV) display at Intersolar North America for the second consecutive year in booth #9744 and #9745 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Ciel & Terre has made waves in theRead More

Boston Solar partners with Sandri Energy to offer solar to new HVAC customers

Boston Solar partners with Sandri Energy to offer solar to new HVAC customers

June 9, 2017 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

Boston Solar has partnered with Sandri Energy to offer solar to Sandri Energy Customers who purchase a new A/C system. Sandri Energy and Boston Solar have a common interest, to offer energy-efficient products and services to their customers. The partnership created assists customers in upgrading their current HVAC systems andRead More

Arion Energy acquires top Colorado solar EPC contractor

Arion Energy acquires top Colorado solar EPC contractor

June 9, 2017 at 11:51 am 0 comments

Arion Energy acquired Sustainable Designs LLC, dba SunKey Energy, one of the Colorado’s leading distributed generation solar EPC contractors. SunKey, a privately owned company, has designed, and constructed more than 400 residential and commercial solar PV systems across Colorado and surrounding States since its inception in 2013. SunKey is oneRead More

Stäubli, Power-Blox form partnership to work on energy storage solutions

Stäubli, Power-Blox form partnership to work on energy storage solutions

June 9, 2017 at 11:39 am 0 comments

Stäubli Electrical Connectors (formerly Multi-Contact), the pioneer and global market leader in electrical connectors for Photovoltaic solutions, and Power-Blox the award-winning Swiss start-up enter into a strategic partnership for innovative energy storage solutions. With over 20 years of experience in the photovoltaic industry and more than 1 billion installed PVRead More

GAF installs its first fully integrated solar roofing system DecoTech

GAF installs its first fully integrated solar roofing system DecoTech

June 9, 2017 at 11:26 am 0 comments

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, announced that Bay Valley Contractors completed a fully integrated residential solar panel installation. The 5.1 kW DecoTech Solar Roofing System was installed on a home in Concord, Calif. This location follows several successful installations on test sites throughout the U.S. Simple installation and attractiveRead More

Net metering revival in Nevada brings back Vivint Solar, Sunrun

Net metering revival in Nevada brings back Vivint Solar, Sunrun

June 9, 2017 at 11:10 am 0 comments

Nothing to see here, says Nevada. The governor signed AB 405, which reinstates net energy metering after the state had abruptly put an end to it in 2015 — a controversial decision that caused both high profile and small residential solar installers to leave the state or cutback operations. ItRead More

 
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