Articles by: Chris Crowell

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Nautilus Solar Energy adds 3-MW Rhode Island community solar project to its portfolio

Nautilus Solar Energy adds 3-MW Rhode Island community solar project to its portfolio

January 17, 2019 at 11:23 am 0 comments

  Nautilus Solar Energy acquired a 3 MW community solar development from ISM Solar Development LLC, a developer of large commercial and utility-scale solar projects. The project is qualified under Rhode Island’s emerging community solar program. Construction is targeted for completion during the first half of 2019. Nautilus will beRead More

Sunnova adds LONGi Solar to its approved vendor list

Sunnova adds LONGi Solar to its approved vendor list

January 17, 2019 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Sunnova Energy Corp. has added LONGi Solar as an approved vendor for residential solar modules. Through this new partnership, Sunnova’s network of local installers can offer both style and substance to residential customers across the United States with LONGi’s 60-cell LR6-60PB family of black-on-black modules with power density up toRead More

Central Florida power generation farm's solar panels point toward the early morning sun. The panels are mounted on moving racks, that follow the sun, maximizing solar collection capabilities.

Florida Power & Light will install ’30 million solar panels’ by 2030 — how does this stack up in the Southeast?

January 17, 2019 at 10:06 am 0 comments

Florida Power & Light Company is the largest energy company in the United States as measured by retail electricity produced and sold, serving more than five million customer accounts or an estimated 10 million+ people across the state of Florida. The investor-owned utility announced plans to install 30 million solarRead More

Inside the upgrades to the most powerful microinverter on the market (now shipping)

Inside the upgrades to the most powerful microinverter on the market (now shipping)

January 17, 2019 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Today’s solar systems require a more robust communication architecture to manage significantly more data points and in-field software updates, and this need was the driving force behind APsystems’s newest microinverter, the QS1, which is now shipping in the U.S. Despite being the most powerful microinverter you’ll find on the market,Read More

SolarRoofHook continues to evolve, rebrands as QuickBOLT

SolarRoofHook continues to evolve, rebrands as QuickBOLT

January 17, 2019 at 8:36 am 0 comments

  In response to the housing crisis of 2008, Quickscrews launched its first ever non-woodworking division: SolarRoofHook. Its team helped lead the charge to build a new market in solar residential mounting hardware. In 2012, the company received a patent for its QuickBOLT, securing ownership of the technology. Seven yearsRead More

Check out the largest solar canopy in Vermont, operated by Encore Renewable Energy

Check out the largest solar canopy in Vermont, operated by Encore Renewable Energy

January 16, 2019 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

Vermont’s largest solar canopy to date, built by a public-private partnership for the Science Museum on the Burlington waterfront, has commenced generation of electricity. The 156 kWp solar carport at the ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain employs innovative two-sided panels that capture reflected light as well as the directRead More

New York is doubling its solar goal to 6 GW installed by 2025

New York is doubling its solar goal to 6 GW installed by 2025

January 16, 2019 at 9:26 am 1 comment

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state is doubling the NY Sun solar goal to 6 GW by 2025, extending the state’s existing incentive program and launching a new round of large-scale solar awards. This all lines up with the Million Solar Strong New York campaign launched byRead More

After some drama, California’s major utilities have published updated Interconnection Capacity Analysis maps

After some drama, California’s major utilities have published updated Interconnection Capacity Analysis maps

January 14, 2019 at 3:07 pm 0 comments

California has just taken a major step forward in bringing clean local energy online. The Clean Coalition played a major role in this progress as a leading advocate for streamlining the interconnection of distributed energy resources (DER) to the electric grid. On Dec. 28, 2018, California’s major utilities, Pacific GasRead More

Clean Coalition identifies 500 MW of large-scale commercial rooftop solar potential in San Diego

Clean Coalition identifies 500 MW of large-scale commercial rooftop solar potential in San Diego

January 14, 2019 at 2:35 pm 0 comments

The Clean Coalition has released a Solar Siting Survey that highlights the significant level of commercial-scale solar that may be generated within the City of San Diego. The Solar Siting Survey was conducted as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Solar Energy Innovation NetworkRead More

New standard emerging for grid operators to communicate with DER smart inverters

New standard emerging for grid operators to communicate with DER smart inverters

January 14, 2019 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

A collaborative team published a new Application Note to help grid operators communicate with distributed energy resources (DER) and enhance use and value of energy storage and solar generation connected to smart inverters. Led by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the group includes the DNP Users Group, the MESA StandardsRead More