Articles by: Chris Crowell

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Sunnova adds SunModo mounting, racking systems to its approved vendor list

Sunnova adds SunModo mounting, racking systems to its approved vendor list

January 17, 2020 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

Sunnova Energy International Inc., has added SunModo Corp., an innovator in the solar racking industry, to its exclusive Approved Vendor List (AVL). Through this new partnership, Sunnova’s network of local installers can now offer its residential customers across the United States SunModo’s solar mounting and racking systems. “This new relationship withRead More

How Comet Solar improved ROI for customers with solar + storage + control technology

How Comet Solar improved ROI for customers with solar + storage + control technology

January 17, 2020 at 12:02 pm 0 comments

Chris Mason, the owner of Comet Solar in Anguilla, has been installing and servicing solar PV plants in the Caribbean for almost 15 years. Installing solar plants in the Caribbean comes with some local utility regulatory challenges. The local utility companies do not allow excess energy to be exported to theRead More

TÜV Rheinland verifies JinkoSolar’s new bifacial module conversion efficiency record

TÜV Rheinland verifies JinkoSolar’s new bifacial module conversion efficiency record

January 17, 2020 at 10:38 am 0 comments

JinkoSolar Holding Co. says it has broken the world record for the maximum conversion efficiency of mass produced bifacial solar cells, reaching 22.49 percent. These results were verified during testing conducted by TÜV Rheinland, an independent provider of technical services for testing, inspection, certification, consultation and training. How it happenedRead More

Unirac is taking this new non-penetrating solar mounting system worldwide

Unirac is taking this new non-penetrating solar mounting system worldwide

January 17, 2020 at 10:03 am 0 comments

Unirac Inc. signed an exclusive global license deal with Solar Stack, a Florida-based manufacturer that has developed non-ballasted, non-penetrating solar mounting solution. With the signing of this technology deal, the two companies are poised to expand on the momentum set by the founders of Solar Stack. The deal with Solar Stack continuesRead More

Vivint Solar confirms: Americans are feeling guilty about wasting energy

Vivint Solar confirms: Americans are feeling guilty about wasting energy

January 16, 2020 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Vivint Solar released the results of an interesting new survey they took to gauge the state of eco guilt throughout the country — the feeling people get when they know that they could and should adjust their habits to be more green. According to the report, 70% of Americans who participated,Read More

Kresge Foundation makes a $3 million commitment to solar + storage development in disadvantaged communities

Kresge Foundation makes a $3 million commitment to solar + storage development in disadvantaged communities

January 16, 2020 at 8:30 am 0 comments

The Kresge Foundation, Clean Energy Group (CEG) and New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC) announced groundbreaking $3.3 million commitment this week – through a Kresge loan guarantee and connected grants – to accelerate the market development of solar PV plus battery storage (solar+storage) technologies in historically underserved communities. TheRead More

Polysilicon gets relief in Trump’s new China trade deal (updated with Wood Mackenzie trade deal analysis)

Polysilicon gets relief in Trump’s new China trade deal (updated with Wood Mackenzie trade deal analysis)

January 15, 2020 at 4:03 pm 0 comments

The Trump administration came to an agreement today on the first phase of a bilateral trade agreement with China for a variety of American products, including U.S. polysilicon. Is this a big deal? John Smirnow, vice president of market strategy, at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), had this toRead More

Sunpin Solar breaks ground on 98-MW Titan Solar 1 Project

Sunpin Solar breaks ground on 98-MW Titan Solar 1 Project

January 15, 2020 at 11:25 am 0 comments

Sunpin Solar, a California-based solar developer, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 10, 2020, celebrating the start of construction on its 98 MW Titan Solar 1 Project in Ocotillo Wells, California. This is Sunpin Solar’s second large utility-scale solar project in California, following the successful completion of the 96.75 MW ColGreenRead More

Voltus wins big demand response auction in California

Voltus wins big demand response auction in California

January 15, 2020 at 11:15 am 0 comments

Voltus Inc., the leading demand response provider to commercial and industrial customers, has won the right to deliver nearly 50 MWs of new demand response resources to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) under its demand response auction mechanism (DRAM) in the Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Southern CaliforniaRead More

Eliminate small commercial demand charges with just solar and Extensible’s new HardCap feature

Eliminate small commercial demand charges with just solar and Extensible’s new HardCap feature

January 15, 2020 at 10:58 am 0 comments

Extensible Energy has released new features for DemandEx, its demand charge reduction software that works without energy storage. The most notable improvement is HardCap, an intelligent algorithm that automatically blocks demand spikes over a pre-set kilowatt level. When enabled, HardCap allows small solar PV buildings to limit demand spikes andRead More