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Duke Energy denied in attempt to raise fixed rates on customers in North Carolina

Duke Energy denied in attempt to raise fixed rates on customers in North Carolina

June 25, 2018

Duke Energy had big plans in North Carolina for a $13 billion capital reinvestment plan to modernize the grid and requested a $472 million rate hike to fund it (about 8.5 percent on average). The details of the plan and the increased rates didn’t sound too “modern” to North CarolinaRead More

PCI Solar develops solar 1.8-MW project at brownfield site in Wasco, Calif.

PCI Solar develops solar 1.8-MW project at brownfield site in Wasco, Calif.

June 25, 2018

PCI Solar has completed construction of a 1.8-MW solar array for the City of Wasco in California. The project, developed by Siemens, is part of California’s RES-BCT program, which allows a local government with one or more eligible renewable generating facilities to export energy to the grid and receive generationRead More

REC Group shows off new N-Peak solar panel at Intersolar Europe

REC Group shows off new N-Peak solar panel at Intersolar Europe

June 21, 2018

REC Group, the leading European brand for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, launched its brand-new N-Peak high-performance solar panel at Intersolar Europe in Munich. The new panel breaks fresh ground for REC and the industry: this is the first solar panel to combine n-type mono half-cut cells with a twin-panel design,Read More

Duke Energy denied in attempt to raise fixed rates on customers in North Carolina

Duke Energy denied in attempt to raise fixed rates on customers in North Carolina

June 25, 2018

Duke Energy had big plans in North Carolina for a $13 billion capital reinvestment plan to modernize the grid and requested a $472 million rate hike to fund it (about 8.5 percent on average). The details of the plan and the increased rates didn’t sound too “modern” to North CarolinaRead More

IRS releases solar Investment Tax Credit qualification guidance

IRS releases solar Investment Tax Credit qualification guidance

June 22, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service released guidance establishing when construction starts for solar projects under tax law, allowing developers to invest with confidence in new solar projects. “The IRS has taken an important step forward with this guidance and provided certainty that will help solar project sponsors finance and build moreRead More

 
SPF acts not only as an additional barrier to the elements, but it is also incredibly insulative.

Upgrading C&I rooftop solar installations with spray polyurethane foam

June 25, 2018

As we have continued our expansion in the commercial and industrial solar market (which includes commercial, industrial, municipal, university, school, cold storage, food-processing and hospital buildings), we’ve discovered something. If commercial building owners are not overly familiar with how solar arrays are installed, they have legitimate concerns about the potentialRead More

SolarEdge files lawsuit against Huawei for patent infringement

SolarEdge files lawsuit against Huawei for patent infringement

June 18, 2018

SolarEdge Technologies has filed a lawsuit for patent infringement against Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., a Chinese entity, Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf GmbH, a German entity, and WATTKRAFT Solar GmbH, a German distributor for Huawei. The lawsuit, filed in the Regional Court of Mannheim in Germany, one of the most pre-eminent GermanRead More

Duke Energy denied in attempt to raise fixed rates on customers in North Carolina

Duke Energy denied in attempt to raise fixed rates on customers in North Carolina

June 25, 2018

Duke Energy had big plans in North Carolina for a $13 billion capital reinvestment plan to modernize the grid and requested a $472 million rate hike to fund it (about 8.5 percent on average). The details of the plan and the increased rates didn’t sound too “modern” to North CarolinaRead More

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Duke Energy denied in attempt to raise fixed rates on customers in North Carolina

Duke Energy denied in attempt to raise fixed rates on customers in North Carolina

June 25, 2018 at 11:12 am 0 comments

Duke Energy had big plans in North Carolina for a $13 billion capital reinvestment plan to modernize the grid and requested a $472 million rate hike to fund it (about 8.5 percent on average). The details of the plan and the increased rates didn’t sound too “modern” to North CarolinaRead More

PCI Solar develops solar 1.8-MW project at brownfield site in Wasco, Calif.

PCI Solar develops solar 1.8-MW project at brownfield site in Wasco, Calif.

June 25, 2018 at 10:49 am 0 comments

PCI Solar has completed construction of a 1.8-MW solar array for the City of Wasco in California. The project, developed by Siemens, is part of California’s RES-BCT program, which allows a local government with one or more eligible renewable generating facilities to export energy to the grid and receive generationRead More

Sky Management installs 600 kW rooftop solar system at N.J.-based Checkpoint Systems

Sky Management installs 600 kW rooftop solar system at N.J.-based Checkpoint Systems

June 25, 2018 at 10:25 am 0 comments

Sky Management Services and Sky Power sent word of a 600 kW rooftop solar installation at Checkpoint Systems Corporate Headquarters in Thorofare, N.J. Sky Management purchased the 104,000 square foot building in March 2016. “Checkpoint has made a commitment to continue the global headquarters in Thorofare, NJ. The year longRead More

SPF acts not only as an additional barrier to the elements, but it is also incredibly insulative.

Upgrading C&I rooftop solar installations with spray polyurethane foam

June 25, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

As we have continued our expansion in the commercial and industrial solar market (which includes commercial, industrial, municipal, university, school, cold storage, food-processing and hospital buildings), we’ve discovered something. If commercial building owners are not overly familiar with how solar arrays are installed, they have legitimate concerns about the potentialRead More

IRS releases solar Investment Tax Credit qualification guidance

IRS releases solar Investment Tax Credit qualification guidance

June 22, 2018 at 1:53 pm 1 comment

The Internal Revenue Service released guidance establishing when construction starts for solar projects under tax law, allowing developers to invest with confidence in new solar projects. “The IRS has taken an important step forward with this guidance and provided certainty that will help solar project sponsors finance and build moreRead More

New York solar installer expands into California after 2020 mandate news

New York solar installer expands into California after 2020 mandate news

June 22, 2018 at 9:56 am 0 comments

YSG Solar, a New York-based solar system design and installation company is expanding into the California market this June with a new office in San Francisco. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to expand our company from the East to West Coast,” said David Magid, founder of YSG Solar. “ThisRead More

Midwest Values: How to identify market opportunities outside of solar hotbeds

Midwest Values: How to identify market opportunities outside of solar hotbeds

June 22, 2018 at 7:00 am 1 comment

Accurately calculating – Avoided cost of solar from Energy Toolbase on Vimeo. A good starting point for identifying an advantageous solar market is to look at the average retail cost of electricity. For behind-the-meter (BTM) solar projects, high retail electricity prices enable solar project economics to look more attractive. TheRead More

California to launch three programs to improve low-income community access to solar

California to launch three programs to improve low-income community access to solar

June 21, 2018 at 4:45 pm 1 comment

Right on cue after our Install Inequality feature this week, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted three new programs to promote the installation of solar energy to serve customers in disadvantaged communities. “Transitioning to a clean economy must include all Californians. Targeting solar investments in low income and disadvantagedRead More

REC Group shows off new N-Peak solar panel at Intersolar Europe

REC Group shows off new N-Peak solar panel at Intersolar Europe

June 21, 2018 at 12:43 pm 0 comments

REC Group, the leading European brand for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, launched its brand-new N-Peak high-performance solar panel at Intersolar Europe in Munich. The new panel breaks fresh ground for REC and the industry: this is the first solar panel to combine n-type mono half-cut cells with a twin-panel design,Read More

LevelTen’s Q2 PPA Pricing Index shows solar prices decreasing

LevelTen’s Q2 PPA Pricing Index shows solar prices decreasing

June 21, 2018 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

Renewable PPA prices have been a closely-guarded secret for years, only available to those willing to fork over thousands for the data. In their mission to make renewable energy procurement more transparent, LevelTen Energy is bucking the trend. This week, LevelTen Energy released its Q2 PPA Pricing Index. What does this mean?Read More