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Top 5 battery installation issues for solar installers

Top 5 battery installation issues for solar installers

April 17, 2017 at 10:30 am 0 comments

With the right installation, battery banks can provide reliable power for years. In this article, you’ll discover how to avoid costly, hard-to-diagnose battery installation mistakes, and you’ll learn a holistic approach that prevents costly errors long before installation. 1. Not Starting with Efficiency Each additional kWh of energy demand requiresRead More

SEIA meets with Rick Perry to talk solar innovations, storage and future of the grid

SEIA meets with Rick Perry to talk solar innovations, storage and future of the grid

April 17, 2017 at 9:35 am 1 comment

As competitive as solar energy prices have become, political energy is still the most influential factor for industry growth. There is a lot of bulletin board material for the industry to crow about — like these job reports — but changing hearts and minds takes time. The Solar Energy IndustriesRead More

40-MW Solar Frontier plant sold to Dominion Resources

40-MW Solar Frontier plant sold to Dominion Resources

April 17, 2017 at 9:20 am 0 comments

  Solar Frontier Americas has sold its 40 megawatts (DC) Midway II solar power plant to a subsidiary of Dominion Energy Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion Resources, Inc., one of the leading energy suppliers in the country. Dominion serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers throughoutRead More

Yaskawa-Solectria Solar inverters now fully compatible with Tigo optimizers

Yaskawa-Solectria Solar inverters now fully compatible with Tigo optimizers

April 17, 2017 at 9:13 am 0 comments

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar announced full compatibility of its three-phase string inverters with Tigo’s module optimizers, fully complying with the 2014 and 2017 National Electric Code (NEC) 690.12 Rapid Shutdown Requirements. “We are pleased to offer our customers a solution that complies with the upcoming module-level rapid shutdown requirements,” saidRead More

Solar industry funding report for Q1 2017: Was there a ‘Trump effect’?

Solar industry funding report for Q1 2017: Was there a ‘Trump effect’?

April 17, 2017 at 9:06 am 0 comments

The question on the collective renewable energy industry’s mind since last November has been, “How will the election of Donald Trump impact us?” Mercom’s Q1 Solar 2017 Funding and M&A Report gives the first bit of insight into investor confidence in the solar industry since President Trump took office. TotalRead More

Details on new residential solar+storage system from Adara Power

Details on new residential solar+storage system from Adara Power

April 17, 2017 at 8:40 am 0 comments

Adara Power is launching its second-generation energy storage system, the Adara Pulse, an intelligent residential energy storage solution driven by Adara’s iC3 Smart Controls technology that’s stackable to 20 kWh. The Adara Pulse can be ordered now to take advantage of the California Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), a ratepayer-funded rebateRead More

KACO improves its sales outlook for 2017

KACO improves its sales outlook for 2017

April 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm 0 comments

KACO new energy Group, based in Neckarsulm, Germany, has managed to chalk up orders totaling 600 megawatts in the first quarter of 2017. The main reason for this excellent start to the year is the market launch of a new technology driver in the field of inverter technology, the blueplanetRead More

A simpler method for purifying silicon could cut energy use in purification by two thirds. Photo credit: Silicor Materials.

How up-steam improvements in module manufacturing could impact the solar industry

April 13, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Lower costs and a better environmental track record benefit the entire solar industry. Yet downstream solar is where cost reduction opportunities often seem the largest and where environmental sustainability pressures appear most acute. Developers are faced with a range of options for bringing down the cost of solar. They alsoRead More

Vermont lays out plan for 20 percent solar generation in-state by 2025

Vermont lays out plan for 20 percent solar generation in-state by 2025

April 12, 2017 at 10:15 am 0 comments

Vermont wants to show other states how it is done when it comes to becoming an advanced solar economy — one in which solar power provides at least 20 percent of total electricity use by 2025. The goal sounds crazy ambitious but over the last 2 years the Vermont Energy InvestmentRead More

106-acre Big Bend Solar project completed in Tampa

106-acre Big Bend Solar project completed in Tampa

April 12, 2017 at 8:35 am 0 comments

Burns & McDonnell met substantial completion requirements on March 1 for commercial operation of the Big Bend Solar project in Tampa, Fla. The 106-acre solar photovoltaic (PV) project is owned and operated by Tampa Electric and is the largest single source of solar power in the Tampa area with capacityRead More

 
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