Rensselaer Lab has a new approach for testing smart inverter grid communications

Rensselaer Lab has a new approach for testing smart inverter grid communications

July 10, 2020

The state of New York has plans to hit a 100 percent clean electric grid by 2040, with the larger goal of eventual economy-wide carbon-neutrality. New York’s “Green New Deal” will require a multitude of industry and academic research initiatives aimed at making that effort a tangible reality. The NewRead More

It is time: Enter your best solar projects in our 2020 Project of the Year Awards

It is time: Enter your best solar projects in our 2020 Project of the Year Awards

July 9, 2020

If you completed a solar project this year — the year of the coronavirus — congrats. That is no small feat. Reward yourself and all involved by submitting that project in Solar Builder’s Project of the Year Awards, where we highlight the most outstanding PV projects in the solar industryRead More

Product partners: Unirac acquires Ecolibrium Solar

Product partners: Unirac acquires Ecolibrium Solar

July 10, 2020

Unirac sent word that it has completed the acquisition of Ecolibrium Solar, a solar racking manufacturer headquartered in Athens, Ohio. The acquisition represents a significant expansion of Unirac’s product portfolio, adding Ecolibrium’s commercial flat roof, residential rail-less and metal roof products to its product line. Ecolibrium’s suite of products includesRead More

ITC safe harbor extension provides some COVID relief for solar developers

ITC safe harbor extension provides some COVID relief for solar developers

July 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major supply chain disruptions in the U.S., leading to halts in renewable developments. As the developers faced difficulty in meeting the deadline to start operations of the renewable projects, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the deadline for these projects by one year. This givesRead More

PowerOptions expands Solect Energy partnership with on-site solar + storage PPAs

PowerOptions expands Solect Energy partnership with on-site solar + storage PPAs

July 8, 2020

PowerOptions, the largest energy-buying consortium in New England, expanded its relationship with Solect Energy to offer large scale solar and storage to its members, PowerOptions CEO Heather Takle announced this week. Solect Energy is now able to offer solar photovoltaic (PV) and storage solutions of any size to PowerOptions’ members lookingRead More

 
Product partners: Unirac acquires Ecolibrium Solar

Product partners: Unirac acquires Ecolibrium Solar

July 10, 2020

Unirac sent word that it has completed the acquisition of Ecolibrium Solar, a solar racking manufacturer headquartered in Athens, Ohio. The acquisition represents a significant expansion of Unirac’s product portfolio, adding Ecolibrium’s commercial flat roof, residential rail-less and metal roof products to its product line. Ecolibrium’s suite of products includesRead More

Rensselaer Lab has a new approach for testing smart inverter grid communications

Rensselaer Lab has a new approach for testing smart inverter grid communications

July 10, 2020

The state of New York has plans to hit a 100 percent clean electric grid by 2040, with the larger goal of eventual economy-wide carbon-neutrality. New York’s “Green New Deal” will require a multitude of industry and academic research initiatives aimed at making that effort a tangible reality. The NewRead More

Rensselaer Lab has a new approach for testing smart inverter grid communications

Rensselaer Lab has a new approach for testing smart inverter grid communications

July 10, 2020

The state of New York has plans to hit a 100 percent clean electric grid by 2040, with the larger goal of eventual economy-wide carbon-neutrality. New York’s “Green New Deal” will require a multitude of industry and academic research initiatives aimed at making that effort a tangible reality. The NewRead More

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Rensselaer Lab has a new approach for testing smart inverter grid communications

Rensselaer Lab has a new approach for testing smart inverter grid communications

July 10, 2020 at 11:56 am 0 comments

The state of New York has plans to hit a 100 percent clean electric grid by 2040, with the larger goal of eventual economy-wide carbon-neutrality. New York’s “Green New Deal” will require a multitude of industry and academic research initiatives aimed at making that effort a tangible reality. The NewRead More

Product partners: Unirac acquires Ecolibrium Solar

Product partners: Unirac acquires Ecolibrium Solar

July 10, 2020 at 11:33 am 0 comments

Unirac sent word that it has completed the acquisition of Ecolibrium Solar, a solar racking manufacturer headquartered in Athens, Ohio. The acquisition represents a significant expansion of Unirac’s product portfolio, adding Ecolibrium’s commercial flat roof, residential rail-less and metal roof products to its product line. Ecolibrium’s suite of products includesRead More

CALSSA launches Virtual Product Expo Series

CALSSA launches Virtual Product Expo Series

July 10, 2020 at 11:13 am 0 comments

The California Solar & Storage Association (CALSSA) unveiled a new series of virtual events entitled, CALSSA’s Product Expo Series. Solar and storage expos in 2020 are a giant question mark, yet they remain an important way for the industry to connect, learn about new products and technologies, and get questionsRead More

It is time: Enter your best solar projects in our 2020 Project of the Year Awards

It is time: Enter your best solar projects in our 2020 Project of the Year Awards

July 9, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

If you completed a solar project this year — the year of the coronavirus — congrats. That is no small feat. Reward yourself and all involved by submitting that project in Solar Builder’s Project of the Year Awards, where we highlight the most outstanding PV projects in the solar industryRead More

Aptos Solar Technology PV panels added to Loanpal’s Approved Vendor List

Aptos Solar Technology PV panels added to Loanpal’s Approved Vendor List

July 8, 2020 at 5:07 pm 0 comments

The complete line of high-performance solar panels from Aptos Solar Technology has been added to Loanpal’s approved vendor list. This new partnership will allow solar installers across the U.S. to offer Aptos Solar Technology solar panels with competitive financing options to residential customers. “Our partnership with Loanpal comes at a criticalRead More

Delta energy storage products now available in Energy Toolbase

Delta energy storage products now available in Energy Toolbase

July 8, 2020 at 2:14 pm 0 comments

Energy Toolbase, a software platform providing solar + storage modeling, energy storage system control, and asset monitoring products, has integrated Delta onto its sales and modeling software platform. This means renewable energy developers can now analyze and propose the economic value proposition of Delta’s energy storage solutions. Delta’s energy storageRead More

PowerOptions expands Solect Energy partnership with on-site solar + storage PPAs

PowerOptions expands Solect Energy partnership with on-site solar + storage PPAs

July 8, 2020 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

PowerOptions, the largest energy-buying consortium in New England, expanded its relationship with Solect Energy to offer large scale solar and storage to its members, PowerOptions CEO Heather Takle announced this week. Solect Energy is now able to offer solar photovoltaic (PV) and storage solutions of any size to PowerOptions’ members lookingRead More

Distributed Solar Development adds community solar portfolio via Oak Leaf Energy Partners

Distributed Solar Development adds community solar portfolio via Oak Leaf Energy Partners

July 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Distributed Solar Development has acquired a four-project, 7.9 MW community solar portfolio from Oak Leaf Energy Partners. Located in Arapahoe and Adams counties in the greater Denver area, the portfolio is DSD’s first third-party acquisition from a development partner as the company continues to expand its larger asset acquisitions strategy.Read More

Bank of America blows out its solar energy commitment with 10 deals in 3 states

Bank of America blows out its solar energy commitment with 10 deals in 3 states

July 8, 2020 at 10:13 am 0 comments

Bank of America signed 10 agreements to purchase solar electricity for its operations in three states, including North Carolina, home to the company’s headquarters, partnering with Duke Energy, NRG Energy, 3Degrees, NativeEnergy and Birdseye Renewable Energy to get it done. “These unique projects and partnerships build on our achievement of carbonRead More

Is COVID-19 solar’s greatest challenge? Long Island’s solar pioneer puts it in perspective

Is COVID-19 solar’s greatest challenge? Long Island’s solar pioneer puts it in perspective

July 8, 2020 at 9:34 am 0 comments

Pivot. Reimagine yourself. Adjust. Plan B. Words and phrases such as these are all too familiar to those of us in the ever-changing solar industry. In the near-20 years of running my solar energy installation company, I’ve frequently faced the unexpected or seemingly unmanageable. So, when the COVID-19 crisis hit,Read More