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Solar carports in Southern California for Baja Carports.

How SDC Energy is getting apartment owners to profit from the California Solar Mandate

December 14, 2018

SDC Energy, a leading provider of commercial solar financing, launched its Powering Title 24 Program with partners Baja Construction and Grid Technologies to specifically empower apartment builders and owners under California’s New Build mandate. California is the first state in the country to require solar energy on all new residentialRead More

Solar carports in Southern California for Baja Carports.

How SDC Energy is getting apartment owners to profit from the California Solar Mandate

December 14, 2018

SDC Energy, a leading provider of commercial solar financing, launched its Powering Title 24 Program with partners Baja Construction and Grid Technologies to specifically empower apartment builders and owners under California’s New Build mandate. California is the first state in the country to require solar energy on all new residentialRead More

How this large-scale solar + storage site stayed DC-coupled

Repower your 600-volt PV plants with this Yaskawa Solectria, Alencon combo

December 13, 2018

Yaskawa Solectria Solar and Alencon Systems are combining their areas of expertise to start repowering 600V PV plants. The partnership brings together Alencon’s String Power Optimizer and Transmitter, the SPOT, and Yaskawa Solectria Solar’s XGI 1000 transformerless string inverter. The integration of the Alencon SPOT and Yaskawa Solectria Solar’s XGI 1000Read More

Here’s New York’s plan for $250 million in energy storage funding

Here’s New York’s plan for $250 million in energy storage funding

December 12, 2018

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced a new commitment to invest $250 million between now and 2025 to accelerate the flexibility of the electric grid to give New Yorkers greater access to renewable energy resources such as wind and solar power. The multi-pronged, collaborative investment will address key marketRead More

Energize Delaware funds solar + storage resiliency project at The Jefferson School

Energize Delaware funds solar + storage resiliency project at The Jefferson School

December 11, 2018

Energize Delaware is pleased to have participated in The Jefferson School’s groundbreaking celebration for their new 141 kW solar array with battery backup. The system is part of larger expansion of The Jefferson School’s campus, and in keeping with the school’s commitment to sustainability. “Solar with battery backup is keyRead More

 
Case study: McElroy Metal adds solar system to its standing-seam metal roof with S-5!

Case study: McElroy Metal adds solar system to its standing-seam metal roof with S-5!

December 3, 2018

Wanting to offset the plant’s electrical usage, and still show a return on investment, McElroy Metal chose a solar solution system for its plant. A solar addition is old hat for McElroy, as they previously re-roofed their Peachtree City, Ga., standing seam roof facility with 1,960 solar panels. The amountRead More

How this large-scale solar + storage site stayed DC-coupled

Repower your 600-volt PV plants with this Yaskawa Solectria, Alencon combo

December 13, 2018

Yaskawa Solectria Solar and Alencon Systems are combining their areas of expertise to start repowering 600V PV plants. The partnership brings together Alencon’s String Power Optimizer and Transmitter, the SPOT, and Yaskawa Solectria Solar’s XGI 1000 transformerless string inverter. The integration of the Alencon SPOT and Yaskawa Solectria Solar’s XGI 1000Read More

Solar carports in Southern California for Baja Carports.

How SDC Energy is getting apartment owners to profit from the California Solar Mandate

December 14, 2018

SDC Energy, a leading provider of commercial solar financing, launched its Powering Title 24 Program with partners Baja Construction and Grid Technologies to specifically empower apartment builders and owners under California’s New Build mandate. California is the first state in the country to require solar energy on all new residentialRead More

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Solar carports in Southern California for Baja Carports.

How SDC Energy is getting apartment owners to profit from the California Solar Mandate

December 14, 2018 at 1:52 pm 0 comments

SDC Energy, a leading provider of commercial solar financing, launched its Powering Title 24 Program with partners Baja Construction and Grid Technologies to specifically empower apartment builders and owners under California’s New Build mandate. California is the first state in the country to require solar energy on all new residentialRead More

Demand charge management tips for the commercial, industrial segment

Demand charge management tips for the commercial, industrial segment

December 14, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

It’s no secret that commercial energy users in every industry are seeking to reduce energy costs today and achieve long-term cost predictability for the future as utilities implement increasingly unfavorable rate structures. Energy storage provides a powerful, multifaceted solution to lock in rates and achieve power security. Savings opportunities EnergyRead More

Sol-Up USA named Panasonic’s Fastest Growing Installer for 2018

Sol-Up USA named Panasonic’s Fastest Growing Installer for 2018

December 13, 2018 at 2:27 pm 0 comments

Panasonic ended a great year by holding their inaugural end of the year awards ceremony. Sol-Up USA was nominated by Panasonic and named the Fastest Growing Installer for 2018, installing more kilowatts year over year than any other Panasonic Authorized Solar Installers. Sol-Up was founded seven years ago in LasRead More

New Jersey blueberry farm will recoup its solar investment in 3 years

New Jersey blueberry farm will recoup its solar investment in 3 years

December 13, 2018 at 2:11 pm 0 comments

Atlantic Blueberry in Hammonton, N.J., announced that SolarKal and their partners have completed the farm’s transition to solar energy. SolarKal’s commercial solar installation process guarantees that Atlantic Blueberry will recoup its investment in 3 years, and generate millions of dollars in revenue and savings. Atlantic Blueberry, one of the county’sRead More

How this large-scale solar + storage site stayed DC-coupled

Repower your 600-volt PV plants with this Yaskawa Solectria, Alencon combo

December 13, 2018 at 1:53 pm 0 comments

Yaskawa Solectria Solar and Alencon Systems are combining their areas of expertise to start repowering 600V PV plants. The partnership brings together Alencon’s String Power Optimizer and Transmitter, the SPOT, and Yaskawa Solectria Solar’s XGI 1000 transformerless string inverter. The integration of the Alencon SPOT and Yaskawa Solectria Solar’s XGI 1000Read More

Bad news: Utility-scale solar dipped in Q3 because of tariffs; Good news: Strong pipeline ahead

Bad news: Utility-scale solar dipped in Q3 because of tariffs; Good news: Strong pipeline ahead

December 13, 2018 at 8:10 am 0 comments

The Section 201 solar tariffs took a toll on utility-scale solar installations in the third quarter according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report for Q3 from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The residential market, meanwhile, continued to stabilize after a down 2017.Read More

Temperature considerations in battery selection

Temperature considerations in battery selection

December 13, 2018 at 8:00 am 1 comment

As is true with solar projects, the range of environments in which energy storage is being applied has grown and diversified significantly. This diversification in deployments means a deeper understanding of the temperature-related performance and safety issues tied to battery selection and storage system design. For solar installers, understanding whichRead More

Here’s New York’s plan for $250 million in energy storage funding

Here’s New York’s plan for $250 million in energy storage funding

December 12, 2018 at 12:52 pm 0 comments

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced a new commitment to invest $250 million between now and 2025 to accelerate the flexibility of the electric grid to give New Yorkers greater access to renewable energy resources such as wind and solar power. The multi-pronged, collaborative investment will address key marketRead More

AC vs. DC coupling: Which is best for your application and why?

AC vs. DC coupling: Which is best for your application and why?

December 12, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

AC or DC coupling refers to the way in which solar panels are coupled with and interact with a battery system. A hotly debated topic among solar installers today is whether AC or DC coupling is the best approach for solar+storage installations and retrofits. The truth is there really isRead More

SepiSolar says California’s NEM policy revision paves the way for larger solar systems, quicker interconnection

SepiSolar says California’s NEM policy revision paves the way for larger solar systems, quicker interconnection

December 11, 2018 at 5:07 pm 0 comments

A new SepiSolar white paper reveals the financial benefits of a pending revision to California’s net energy metering (NEM) policy. When finalized, commercial DC-coupled solar-plus-storage installations will not only be able to benefit from NEM, but will also be able to increase solar system size, reduce installation and permitting costs,Read More