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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

Heading to Intersolar? You’ll want to attend this huge networking event at AT&T Park

Heading to Intersolar? You’ll want to attend this huge networking event at AT&T Park

March 15, 2017 at 9:23 am 1 comment

CALSEIA is teaming up with Intersolar and SEMI to host California’s biggest-ever solar industry networking event, Summerfest 2017, at AT&T Park, home of San Francisco’s major league baseball team. Summerfest is the official networking party of Intersolar and ees North America, and SEMICON West, the largest solar, energy storage andRead More

Hannah Solar mounts arrays on Tiernan & Patrylo buildings through brownfield program

Hannah Solar mounts arrays on Tiernan & Patrylo buildings through brownfield program

March 15, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Brownfields are a big opportunity for the solar industry. Tiernan & Patrylo recently partnered with Hannah Solar on two roof-mount solar arrays atop their buildings in Peachtree City, Ga. The combined 755 kilowatt (kW) systems are just the latest addition to the properties, which the company recently revitalized under theRead More

Solaria PowerXT high-efficiency modules now available via Fortune Energy

Solaria PowerXT high-efficiency modules now available via Fortune Energy

March 14, 2017 at 3:58 pm 0 comments

Solaria Corp. sent word that its Solaria PowerXT residential and commercial solar modules are now being distributed by Fortune Energy, a wholesale distributor of renewable energy products based in Sacramento, Calif. (with additional offices in Southern CA, Massachusetts and Hawaii). “Solaria PowerXT modules deliver outstanding efficiency and superior aesthetics,” saidRead More

Electrical cooperatives are growing and looking to add a ton more solar

Electrical cooperatives are growing and looking to add a ton more solar

March 14, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

By the end of 2017, the total solar energy capacity of America’s electric cooperatives will be five times what it was two years ago, according to data released by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). This year, co-ops are on pace to add 480 megawatts of solar, which wouldRead More

Two U.S. cities achieve highest level of solar affordability, access

Two U.S. cities achieve highest level of solar affordability, access

March 14, 2017 at 8:29 am 0 comments

Seven new communities were recognized by SolSmart as national leaders for cutting red tape and making solar energy more affordable and accessible. “Today, we are recognizing these communities for removing barriers to solar energy development and lowering costs for homes and businesses,” said Andrea Luecke, President and Executive Director atRead More

 
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