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California beefs up consumer protection for PACE financing

California beefs up consumer protection for PACE financing

October 5, 2017 at 11:18 am 0 comments

California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills into into law that provide a regulatory and consumer protection framework for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. The companion pieces of legislation – AB 1284 and SB  – are the result of a year of development and negotiations among low-income consumer advocates,Read More

Tech CU offers new program to finance commercial solar projects up to $2 million, no money down

Tech CU offers new program to finance commercial solar projects up to $2 million, no money down

October 5, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

Tech CU (Technology Credit Union), in conjunction with Belvedere Solar Finance, is introducing a solar financing program for its commercial, non-profit and government members. The program will allow members to finance solar systems ranging in price from $100,000 to $2 million with no money down. All financing will be structuredRead More

Panasonic promotes three more solar installers to rank of Premium Installer

Panasonic promotes three more solar installers to rank of Premium Installer

October 5, 2017 at 10:04 am 0 comments

Panasonic Corporation of North America is expanding its Solar Installer program with three authorized installers of HIT solar modules being promoted to the exclusive “Premium Installer” status. They are (drum roll…) • Solar Service Inc., Niles, IL • Arch Electric, Plymouth, WI • HE Solar, Buda, TX Panasonic unveiled this program lastRead More

RP Construction partners with Renesola Power Services on 7-site solar tracker portfolio

RP Construction partners with Renesola Power Services on 7-site solar tracker portfolio

October 3, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

RP Construction Services Inc. (RPCS) is kicking off of another portfolio of single-axis tracker projects for Array Technologies, partnering with Renesola Power Services. The partnership will include the tracker procurement and mechanical construction of 7 sites, all commencing simultaneously. RPCS is Array Technologies Inc.’s Value Added Reseller and leading installerRead More

GlobalData: Solar is world’s favorite type of electricity generation (U.S. loses ground under Trump)

GlobalData: Solar is world’s favorite type of electricity generation (U.S. loses ground under Trump)

October 2, 2017 at 10:27 am 0 comments

Solar has become the world’s favorite new type of electricity generation, with more solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity being installed than any other generation technology according to GlobalData, a provider of business information and analytics. The company’s latest report update on the GlobalData Power Attractiveness Index (GPAI) confirms that worldwide, approximatelyRead More

Mission Solar to start supplying PV modules to PetersenDean Roofing & Solar

Mission Solar to start supplying PV modules to PetersenDean Roofing & Solar

October 2, 2017 at 10:11 am 0 comments

Mission Solar Energy, U.S. manufacturer of high-power solar modules, and PetersenDean Roofing & Solar, the nation’s largest privately held solar and roofing company, have joined forces. Together, the companies will offer homeowners an affordable path to solar ownership using American-built materials installed by U.S. workers. Mission Solar Energy will supplyRead More

Soltage, Republic Services construct 13.5-MW solar project on three Mass. landfill sites

Soltage, Republic Services construct 13.5-MW solar project on three Mass. landfill sites

October 2, 2017 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Republic Services and renewable energy company Soltage sent word of a 13.5 MW project constructed on three former landfill sites, or brownfields, in Massachusetts. Based on preliminary estimates, this project is expected to produce enough electricity to power 1,900 local households. When complete, the project will be comprised of 41,000 solarRead More

Module Evolution: What big-time PV improvements will boost panel efficiency?

Module Evolution: What big-time PV improvements will boost panel efficiency?

October 2, 2017 at 9:48 am 0 comments

The solar industry is forever in need of constant innovation and scientific breakthrough. Even now, with PV capacity reaching record highs, prices continuing to fall and efficiencies inching up, more innovation is needed. A lot more. (Not to mention whatever fallout is felt in the module market following the SectionRead More

PV Pointers: Silicon heterojunction solar cell technology moves beyond the lab

PV Pointers: Silicon heterojunction solar cell technology moves beyond the lab

October 2, 2017 at 9:34 am 0 comments

There’s been lots of buzz about silicon heterojunction [SHJ] solar cells and rightly so. SHJ is one of the more promising solar panel technologies to come along in some time due to its proven ability to improve conversion efficiency. In addition, panels employing SHJ cells have been able to improveRead More

Inside a new tandem thin-film PV production method from Solar-Tectic

Inside a new tandem thin-film PV production method from Solar-Tectic

October 2, 2017 at 9:26 am 0 comments

Our Sept/Oct issue had a big focus on new PV module technology, and its importance for driving the industry to greater heights — stuff like thin-film, perovskite, new silicon slicing processes, etc. The importance of products outside traditional PV modules has only increased since the ITC injury finding. Something new to watch:Read More

 
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