Articles by: Chris Crowell

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SEIA, HBCU Coalition launch effort to increase diversity in solar industry

SEIA, HBCU Coalition launch effort to increase diversity in solar industry

September 19, 2018 at 10:19 am 0 comments

With a goal of making the solar workforce and solar communities more diverse, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Development Action Coalition (HBCU-CDAC) have begun a new effort to increase recruitment of African-American students into the industry. SEIA and the HBCU-CDAC, haveRead More

SunPower cells, modules to be excluded from the Trump tariffs

SunPower cells, modules to be excluded from the Trump tariffs

September 19, 2018 at 9:51 am 0 comments

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative filed a decision to exclude certain interdigitated back contact (IBC) solar cells and modules within specific size and power ranges from the Trump solar tariffs imposed in January, which includes SunPower’s IBC cells and modules. SunPower Chairman and CEO Tom Werner had this toRead More

Check out Solmetric’s new PVA-1500 PV Analyzer Kit at SPI

Check out Solmetric’s new PVA-1500 PV Analyzer Kit at SPI

September 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

The PVA-1500 PV Analyzer Kit is a 1500 volt I-V curve tracer with built-in PV performance modeling and advanced wireless irradiance, temperature and tilt sensing from Solmetric. It provides unprecedented measurement throughput and accuracy and delivers deep insight into the performance of your arrays. You can see it for yourselfRead More

Carlisle Roof Foam and Coatings present C&I roof restoration options at SPI

Carlisle Roof Foam and Coatings present C&I roof restoration options at SPI

September 18, 2018 at 3:25 pm 0 comments

Just as a mechanic wouldn’t put a new Ferrari 456 V-8 engine in an old Geo Metro, a deteriorating old roof is not the best option to hold a new solar array on an existing building. Carlisle Roof Foam and Coatings will be showcasing its roofing options, for new andRead More

Spin a wheel at BayWa’s booth and help give to charity at this year’s SPI

Spin a wheel at BayWa’s booth and help give to charity at this year’s SPI

September 18, 2018 at 3:13 pm 0 comments

Global renewable energy developer, service provider and wholesaler, BayWa r.e. is partnering with three national advocacy and charitable organizations on a cool booth game at this year’s Solar Power International (booth 1838). The Giving Game, as it’s being called will involve booth visitors spinning a prize wheel and voting forRead More

Ampion and Lodestar Energy now offering community solar option to Eversource customers

Ampion and Lodestar Energy now offering community solar option to Eversource customers

September 17, 2018 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Ampion and Lodestar Energy are now offering community solar subscriptions to all Eversource customers in Western Massachusetts. Each subscription will be to one of two 2.9 MW solar farms in Southwick. Ampion will manage the subscriptions while Lodestar will own and operate the facilities. Community solar allows electric users toRead More

SMA America’s residential storage inverter is now shipping

SMA America’s residential storage inverter is now shipping

September 17, 2018 at 10:35 am 0 comments

SMA America‘s AC-coupled solution for residential energy storage and management, the Sunny Boy Storage-US inverter, is now shipping. “The Sunny Boy Storage-US offers intelligent residential energy storage and is equipped with outstanding features and functions to reduce future electricity bills,” said Nick Morbach, executive vice president for SMA’s Residential andRead More

Rhode Island’s largest solar project is on the way via Southern Sky Renewable Energy, Conti Solar

Rhode Island’s largest solar project is on the way via Southern Sky Renewable Energy, Conti Solar

September 17, 2018 at 10:20 am 0 comments

Conti Solar, a national solar EPC, O&M and energy storage company, is providing full turnkey EPC services for the largest solar installation to date in Rhode Island. Developed by Southern Sky Renewable Energy, the 21.3-MW, Gold Meadow Farms solar project is being constructed in Cranston, Rhode Island. When completed, thisRead More

Community solar project in Tompkins County, New York, now operational

Community solar project in Tompkins County, New York, now operational

September 17, 2018 at 10:03 am 0 comments

The largest community solar project in Tompkins County, New York, has been completed and is fully operational and ready to provide 373 households, as well as a local church, with 2.3-MW of solar. The project also complements “Southern Tier Soaring,” the region’s comprehensive strategy to generate robust economic growth andRead More

Ridged Systems awarded Solar Thermal Systems Program certification

Ridged Systems awarded Solar Thermal Systems Program certification

September 17, 2018 at 9:52 am 0 comments

The Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC), a program of the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), has awarded Ridged Systems a certification for several configurations of its innovative Fire and Ice solar hot water systems. The ICC-SRCC OG-300 Solar Thermal System Certification Program certifies that hot water systems demonstrated compliance withRead More