Post Tagged with: "November December 2017 Print Issue"

The ‘Carportunity’: How our electric vehicle future means big things for solar carports

The ‘Carportunity’: How our electric vehicle future means big things for solar carports

December 19, 2017 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

Electric vehicles taking over the road is no longer a question. Sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and all-electric vehicles have surged recently. So now the question is where are all of these things going to get their juice? A new study from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National RenewableRead More

Alencon’s SPOT X2 DC-to-DC optimizer can boost utility-scale PV plant performance.

Close the Gap: How to revive lagging large-scale PV project performance

December 4, 2017 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

A completed PV project is like a splashy free agent sports signing. Everyone is all pumped up at the ribbon cutting or press conference, but if it underperforms and misses expectations, that goodwill is gone. Live up to that contract or get booed. In a world where new utility-scale projectsRead More

PV Pointer: Why mass-customized solutions win in utility-scale solar

PV Pointer: Why mass-customized solutions win in utility-scale solar

November 30, 2017 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

SunLink started designing solar mounting systems in 2004 when the concept of commercial rooftop solar was novel. The first systems were custom designed for the particular application because everything was new. Needless to say these first arrays were inordinately expensive by today’s standards, but the success of those installations helpedRead More

Geronimo Energy celebrating another community solar install in Minnesota.

Solar for All: How to incentivize community solar projects to benefit low-, middle-income customers

November 28, 2017 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

Community solar has taken off within the renewable energy development leagues, melding the interests of residential and commercial or industrial customers, as well as the local utilities. While the inclusion of low- and middle-income (LMI) residential customers are widely enabled by state legislation on community solar, specific carve-outs or percentageRead More

Editor’s Choice Solar Projects of the Year: 6 projects that stood out for innovation, problem-solving

Editor’s Choice Solar Projects of the Year: 6 projects that stood out for innovation, problem-solving

November 8, 2017 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

Innovation Urban Health Plan “Solar Wall” Bronx, N.Y. | 37 kW What to do in a crowded city with little to no roof space to add solar. Why not try something completely different? New York City solar installation leader Quixotic Systems designed an innovative solar solution in the heart ofRead More

Solar Builder Project of the Year C&I: Worcester Greenwood Landfill

Solar Builder Project of the Year C&I: Worcester Greenwood Landfill

November 8, 2017 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

How’s this for timing: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt made headlines, as we were writing this, for proudly proclaiming that he would get rid of the tax credits for the solar industry. Let that marinate as we tout the virtues of our Commercial & Industrial Project of the YearRead More

Solar Builder Project of the Year Utility-Scale: Lamesa Solar Facility

Solar Builder Project of the Year Utility-Scale: Lamesa Solar Facility

November 8, 2017 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

Sure, utility solar projects don’t quite strum the heart strings like solar installs that support the work of food banks or schools. Their size and scale inspire awe but not “awwwww.” But these energy-generating behemoths are booming right now, and they play a huge role in driving the conversation forRead More

Our Project of the Year for 2017 was one such project.

Solar Builder Project of the Year Winner: Roadrunner Food Bank

November 7, 2017 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

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