BlackRock, GE-backed DSD closes on funding for $250 million distributed generation project portfolio

BlackRock, GE-backed DSD closes on funding for $250 million distributed generation project portfolio

October 23, 2019

Distributed Solar Development (DSD) – a business backed by BlackRock Real Assets’ Global Renewable Power platform and GE Renewable Energy – just announced the closing of a $250 million fund financed by Morgan Stanley, Silicon Valley Bank and Fifth Third Bank to fund a portfolio of distributed generation projects throughRead More

Largest floating solar array in U.S. now operational in this New Jersey water treatment facility

Largest floating solar array in U.S. now operational in this New Jersey water treatment facility

October 21, 2019

With a strong desire to reduce both energy costs and the town’s carbon footprint, Sayreville, N.J., issued a public RFP in late 2015 calling for developers to provide bids for a solar installation under a power purchase agreement (PPA) to offset power use at the water treatment facility and relatedRead More

Wave Solar boosts its lead generation capability by acquiring My Solar Installer

Wave Solar boosts its lead generation capability by acquiring My Solar Installer

October 22, 2019

Wave Solar, a lead generation platform built exclusively for solar installers, completed the acquisition of Solargraf’s consumer education service: MySolarInstaller.com. Solargraf is a software platform for solar installers known for its integrated financing features, mobile-friendly design, and pro quoting tools. “This acquisition will allow us to generate more homeowner leadsRead More

Value Short: How various net metering policy changes alter the value of solar energy

Value Short: How various net metering policy changes alter the value of solar energy

October 22, 2019

Net energy metering (NEM) policies play a crucial role in making residential solar installations a good investment for homeowners in the U.S., so it’s important that solar contractors have a clear understanding of them. This is particularly true now, as many utilities have begun introducing changes to their NEM programsRead More

BlackRock, GE-backed DSD closes on funding for $250 million distributed generation project portfolio

BlackRock, GE-backed DSD closes on funding for $250 million distributed generation project portfolio

October 23, 2019

Distributed Solar Development (DSD) – a business backed by BlackRock Real Assets’ Global Renewable Power platform and GE Renewable Energy – just announced the closing of a $250 million fund financed by Morgan Stanley, Silicon Valley Bank and Fifth Third Bank to fund a portfolio of distributed generation projects throughRead More

 
Quick Mount PV’s solar mounting and racking systems approved by Florida DBPR

Quick Mount PV’s solar mounting and racking systems approved by Florida DBPR

October 21, 2019

Quick Mount PV, the leading American manufacturer of watertight solar roof mounting and racking systems, has received Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) product approval for its full line of L-Mount and QBase Mount solar mounting and racking hardware. The approval simplifies project permitting and installations for solarRead More

What to know about the simultaneous AC- and DC-coupling of a solar PV system

What to know about the simultaneous AC- and DC-coupling of a solar PV system

October 9, 2019

Traditionally, DC-coupled systems were used mainly in small domestic and off-grid applications. Systems using a charger controller to control the power into the chemical storage, or battery bank, were also not typically used commercially. The DC input voltage into the charger controller was close to the nominal battery voltage inRead More

BlackRock, GE-backed DSD closes on funding for $250 million distributed generation project portfolio

BlackRock, GE-backed DSD closes on funding for $250 million distributed generation project portfolio

October 23, 2019

Distributed Solar Development (DSD) – a business backed by BlackRock Real Assets’ Global Renewable Power platform and GE Renewable Energy – just announced the closing of a $250 million fund financed by Morgan Stanley, Silicon Valley Bank and Fifth Third Bank to fund a portfolio of distributed generation projects throughRead More

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BlackRock, GE-backed DSD closes on funding for $250 million distributed generation project portfolio

BlackRock, GE-backed DSD closes on funding for $250 million distributed generation project portfolio

October 23, 2019 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

Distributed Solar Development (DSD) – a business backed by BlackRock Real Assets’ Global Renewable Power platform and GE Renewable Energy – just announced the closing of a $250 million fund financed by Morgan Stanley, Silicon Valley Bank and Fifth Third Bank to fund a portfolio of distributed generation projects throughRead More

Solar customers shop on YouTube more than you think — here’s four ways you can capitalize

Solar customers shop on YouTube more than you think — here’s four ways you can capitalize

October 23, 2019 at 10:41 am 0 comments

If you haven’t been paying attention to YouTube, it’s time to start thinking about it. The platform has over 1.9 billion monthly users and 6 out of 10 people now say they prefer online video to live TV. Each quarter, Modernize compiles and publishes what we have learned from interviewsRead More

The New Vermeer PD5R and PD5 Pile Drivers

The New Vermeer PD5R and PD5 Pile Drivers

October 23, 2019 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  The new Vermeer PD5R and PD5 pile drivers help bring accuracy to smaller solar installation projects. Learn more.

Sunpin Solar hosts engineering students to learn about solar project development

Sunpin Solar hosts engineering students to learn about solar project development

October 23, 2019 at 8:08 am 0 comments

Businesses and corporations providing real-world opportunities for students is a big step towards growing the field and helping students choose the right career path. A group of engineering students from Engineers for a Sustainable World at University of California, Irvine visited nearby Sunpin Solar, a leading utility-scale solar developer andRead More

Value Short: How various net metering policy changes alter the value of solar energy

Value Short: How various net metering policy changes alter the value of solar energy

October 22, 2019 at 11:00 am 0 comments

Net energy metering (NEM) policies play a crucial role in making residential solar installations a good investment for homeowners in the U.S., so it’s important that solar contractors have a clear understanding of them. This is particularly true now, as many utilities have begun introducing changes to their NEM programsRead More

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Leyline Renewable Capital nets $150 million investment to pump into U.S. solar project development

October 22, 2019 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Newlight Partners LP announced a $150 million investment in Leyline Renewable Capital, a provider of development financing across several renewable energy sectors. Leyline says it plans to identify and provide development-stage debt and equity to support renewable energy projects throughout the United States. To date, the Leyline team has developed, financedRead More

Wave Solar boosts its lead generation capability by acquiring My Solar Installer

Wave Solar boosts its lead generation capability by acquiring My Solar Installer

October 22, 2019 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Wave Solar, a lead generation platform built exclusively for solar installers, completed the acquisition of Solargraf’s consumer education service: MySolarInstaller.com. Solargraf is a software platform for solar installers known for its integrated financing features, mobile-friendly design, and pro quoting tools. “This acquisition will allow us to generate more homeowner leadsRead More

There’s a push in Brooklyn to turn its microgrid into a local energy marketplace via blockchain

There’s a push in Brooklyn to turn its microgrid into a local energy marketplace via blockchain

October 22, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Brooklyn residents have launched a campaign via Change.org to turn the Brooklyn Microgrid into a fully functioning Local Energy Marketplace, in a bid to help progress New York City’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV). The Brooklyn Microgrid (BMG), which has been run by LO3 Energy as a test project sinceRead More

Over 200 mayors across the country urge Congress to extend the solar Investment Tax Credit

Over 200 mayors across the country urge Congress to extend the solar Investment Tax Credit

October 22, 2019 at 6:05 am 0 comments

  Solar investment is a local issue, which is why a bipartisan group of 231 mayors from Tacoma, Wash to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. sent a letter to Congress (see here) urging them to pass the Renewable Energy Extension Act and extend the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for five years.Read More

Quick Mount PV’s solar mounting and racking systems approved by Florida DBPR

Quick Mount PV’s solar mounting and racking systems approved by Florida DBPR

October 21, 2019 at 3:58 pm 0 comments

Quick Mount PV, the leading American manufacturer of watertight solar roof mounting and racking systems, has received Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) product approval for its full line of L-Mount and QBase Mount solar mounting and racking hardware. The approval simplifies project permitting and installations for solarRead More