8minute Solar Energy closes credit facility for its 18-GW solar, storage pipeline

8minute Solar Energy closes credit facility for its 18-GW solar, storage pipeline

June 1, 2020

8minute Solar Energy closed a $225 million letter of credit (LC) facility from a consortium of five banks, led by CIT as sole coordinating lead arranger with partners KeyBank, HSBC, Rabobank and Nomura Holdings. 8minute will use the LC facility to cost effectively post securities for its power purchase agreementsRead More

This virtual power plant demo in Louisiana tests a cool, new solar, storage platform

This virtual power plant demo in Louisiana tests a cool, new solar, storage platform

May 28, 2020

Heila Technologies is deploying intelligent energy storage+solar systems at a demonstration project in Shreveport, La., using SimpliPhi Power technology, with the support of Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power (AEP) company. The demo will aggregate distributed energy resources and empower SWEPCO to manage these assets as an optimized fleet.Read More

GAF Energy debuts virtual solar sales, design program for roofers

GAF Energy debuts virtual solar sales, design program for roofers

June 1, 2020

GAF Energy launched a robust program to help roofers virtually design and sell its roof-integrated solar solutions in North America. The new virtual services will allow roofers to maintain sales and essential services while observing expert health guidelines for social distancing during the COVID 19 crisis. It is available forRead More

SunSpec: Smart inverter communication now a national standard, here’s what comes next

SunSpec: Smart inverter communication now a national standard, here’s what comes next

June 1, 2020

On May 21, 2020, the IEEE 1547.1-2020 standard was officially published, making smart inverters with standard communication interfaces the official U.S. national standard for Distributed Energy Resources (DER). This news comes via the SunSpec Alliance, a trade alliance of more than 100 solar and storage distributed energy industry participants that isRead More

8minute Solar Energy closes credit facility for its 18-GW solar, storage pipeline

8minute Solar Energy closes credit facility for its 18-GW solar, storage pipeline

June 1, 2020

8minute Solar Energy closed a $225 million letter of credit (LC) facility from a consortium of five banks, led by CIT as sole coordinating lead arranger with partners KeyBank, HSBC, Rabobank and Nomura Holdings. 8minute will use the LC facility to cost effectively post securities for its power purchase agreementsRead More

 
Nearmap adds AI analysis to its high-definition aerial images

Nearmap adds AI analysis to its high-definition aerial images

June 1, 2020

Nearmap announced the general availability of new innovation Nearmap Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Mapbrowser, making it the first aerial imagery provider to offer both AI analysis and high-definition, frequently updated aerial images on a commercial scale. Nearmap AI datasets will allow users to automatically identify ground features, from tree overhangRead More

SunSpec: Smart inverter communication now a national standard, here’s what comes next

SunSpec: Smart inverter communication now a national standard, here’s what comes next

June 1, 2020

On May 21, 2020, the IEEE 1547.1-2020 standard was officially published, making smart inverters with standard communication interfaces the official U.S. national standard for Distributed Energy Resources (DER). This news comes via the SunSpec Alliance, a trade alliance of more than 100 solar and storage distributed energy industry participants that isRead More

8minute Solar Energy closes credit facility for its 18-GW solar, storage pipeline

8minute Solar Energy closes credit facility for its 18-GW solar, storage pipeline

June 1, 2020

8minute Solar Energy closed a $225 million letter of credit (LC) facility from a consortium of five banks, led by CIT as sole coordinating lead arranger with partners KeyBank, HSBC, Rabobank and Nomura Holdings. 8minute will use the LC facility to cost effectively post securities for its power purchase agreementsRead More

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8minute Solar Energy closes credit facility for its 18-GW solar, storage pipeline

8minute Solar Energy closes credit facility for its 18-GW solar, storage pipeline

June 1, 2020 at 4:59 pm 0 comments

8minute Solar Energy closed a $225 million letter of credit (LC) facility from a consortium of five banks, led by CIT as sole coordinating lead arranger with partners KeyBank, HSBC, Rabobank and Nomura Holdings. 8minute will use the LC facility to cost effectively post securities for its power purchase agreementsRead More

SunSpec: Smart inverter communication now a national standard, here’s what comes next

SunSpec: Smart inverter communication now a national standard, here’s what comes next

June 1, 2020 at 3:13 pm 0 comments

On May 21, 2020, the IEEE 1547.1-2020 standard was officially published, making smart inverters with standard communication interfaces the official U.S. national standard for Distributed Energy Resources (DER). This news comes via the SunSpec Alliance, a trade alliance of more than 100 solar and storage distributed energy industry participants that isRead More

Nearmap adds AI analysis to its high-definition aerial images

Nearmap adds AI analysis to its high-definition aerial images

June 1, 2020 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

Nearmap announced the general availability of new innovation Nearmap Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Mapbrowser, making it the first aerial imagery provider to offer both AI analysis and high-definition, frequently updated aerial images on a commercial scale. Nearmap AI datasets will allow users to automatically identify ground features, from tree overhangRead More

SEIA: “Today we unequivocally say Black Lives Matter”

SEIA: “Today we unequivocally say Black Lives Matter”

June 1, 2020 at 2:39 pm 0 comments

Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), issued a statement on racial injustices and the group’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion: “Following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many other brown and black colleagues, friends, and family, weRead More

GAF Energy debuts virtual solar sales, design program for roofers

GAF Energy debuts virtual solar sales, design program for roofers

June 1, 2020 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

GAF Energy launched a robust program to help roofers virtually design and sell its roof-integrated solar solutions in North America. The new virtual services will allow roofers to maintain sales and essential services while observing expert health guidelines for social distancing during the COVID 19 crisis. It is available forRead More

This rooftop solar tracker could boost C&I project ROI by 40 percent

This rooftop solar tracker could boost C&I project ROI by 40 percent

June 1, 2020 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

Solar trackers are taking over the ground-mount space and there are a few contenders emerging to do the same with commercial and industrial (C&I) rooftops. One of those is PV Booster Gen 2 from clean energy tech company Point Load Power. A strength of PV Booster is how it solvesRead More

Most residential solar installers expect pre-COVID sales to return by August

Most residential solar installers expect pre-COVID sales to return by August

June 1, 2020 at 11:21 am 0 comments

SolarWakeup has circulated and compiled a survey of how companies in the residential solar industry are being impacted by the COVID-19 crisis each week, and how they’re responding. The most recent results indicate sales levels are improving compared to an average week in February (pre-COVID). Fifty-eight percent of responses areRead More

Sense explains how COVID has changed home energy usage

Sense explains how COVID has changed home energy usage

June 1, 2020 at 10:05 am 0 comments

Based on an analysis of changes in home energy trends across the country since COVID-19, Sense found that the average home electrical usage increased 22 percent compared to 2019, a reflection of people using more electricity while they stayed home. With this increase, most consumers will pay 22% more onRead More

Residential Mounting and Racking Buyer’s Guide 2020: The How-To Edition

Residential Mounting and Racking Buyer’s Guide 2020: The How-To Edition

June 1, 2020 at 9:31 am 0 comments

For this year’s Residential Mounting and Racking Buyer’s Guide, we asked residential rooftop mounting and rail system providers to tell us exactly how one of their systems installs and what the advantages might be for certain roofs and solar installation companies. Here is what they had to say. SunModo’s NanoMountRead More

University of Southern Denmark Study Highlights the Reliability Benefits of SMA’s PV String-Level Optimization Technology

University of Southern Denmark Study Highlights the Reliability Benefits of SMA’s PV String-Level Optimization Technology

June 1, 2020 at 8:15 am 0 comments

In 2020, the University of Southern Denmark published the results of a study that compared SMA’s advanced PV optimization technology against other forms of optimization. Researchers ran tests under a variety of shaded and unshaded conditions. The key findings provide conclusions on power outputs, lifetime energy harvests, reliability, maintenance andRead More