Articles by: Chris Crowell

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CAB Solar earns ninth patent for its solar wire management product line

CAB Solar earns ninth patent for its solar wire management product line

November 15, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0 comments

CAB Solar was awarded a second U.S. Patent for its Solar Cable Management System with Integrated Grounding. CAB’s newest patent is the ninth held by CAB for its innovative solar product line. Additional patents are pending with announcements expected in the coming months. The new CAB Patent provides broader protectionRead More

BENLEE adds rooftop solar system to Michigan headquarters via POWERHOME Solar

BENLEE adds rooftop solar system to Michigan headquarters via POWERHOME Solar

November 15, 2019 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

BENLEE, a leading roll-off trailer and lugger truck manufacturer in North America, has established new sustainability goals for 2020 and beyond. As part of those goals, the company had POWERHOME (another company that loves all-caps) install 404 roof-mounted solar panels on its corporate headquarters in Romulus, Mich. The addition of POWERHOME’sRead More

Does SunPower’s exit from PV manufacturing signal a changing trend?

Does SunPower’s exit from PV manufacturing signal a changing trend?

November 15, 2019 at 10:22 am 0 comments

Following the recent announcement that SunPower, one of America’s largest solar-panel makers, is to exit from the manufacturing business, Mohit Prasad, Project Manager at GlobalData, a data and analytics company, offers sent us his view: that, even despite the tariffs, there might be more U.S. companies exiting the PV manufacturingRead More

LG integrates its storage system with Sunverge to provide grid services, VPP opportunities

LG integrates its storage system with Sunverge to provide grid services, VPP opportunities

November 13, 2019 at 4:52 pm 0 comments

Sunverge, a provider of an industry-leading Distributed Energy Resource (DER) control and aggregation platform, is fully integrating its Sunverge Energy Platform and Infinity intelligent edge controller with the residential Energy Storage System (ESS) from LG Electronics. All of Sunverge’s advanced platform features are now supported and running with the LG ESSRead More

California Energy Commission certifies NeoVolta energy storage system and its LFP battery

California Energy Commission certifies NeoVolta energy storage system and its LFP battery

November 13, 2019 at 2:10 pm 0 comments

The NeoVolta NV14 has been approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC) as a certified energy storage system. To achieve the certification, the NV14 residential energy storage system had to meet or exceed a series of safety and performance standards. The CEC added energy storage systems to its Solar EquipmentRead More

KACO adds five new solar inverters between 87 and 150 kW

KACO adds five new solar inverters between 87 and 150 kW

November 13, 2019 at 1:28 pm 0 comments

KACO new energy has added five new C&I string inverters to its 1,500-volt product range with outputs between 87 and 150 kilowatts. All new inverters use semiconductor components made of silicon carbide. Since 1,500 Volt technology is an emerging trend in the solar roof sector, both inverters are also suitableRead More

Think your solar install team is the best out there? Compete to win the Solar Games at Intersolar this February

Think your solar install team is the best out there? Compete to win the Solar Games at Intersolar this February

November 13, 2019 at 10:26 am 0 comments

Intersolar North America, the first major solar + energy storage event of 2020, will play host to a cool competition for solar and storage installers — the Solar Games. Applications to compete are open now through December 20, 2019, and interested teams can submit their information through this online form.Read More

Solaria beefs up executive team with new COO, CCO appointments

Solaria beefs up executive team with new COO, CCO appointments

November 12, 2019 at 5:08 pm 0 comments

Solaria Corp., a global provider of solar panels for the premium residential and commercial markets, appointed Bang Nguyen as Chief Operating Officer and Balaji Thirumalai as Chief Commercial Officer. Nguyen was most recently CEO at Zing Semiconductor, based in Shanghai. Thirumalai was previously Senior Vice President at Mindtree, heading theRead More

IRENA report: Latin America is on the brink of a solar boom

IRENA report: Latin America is on the brink of a solar boom

November 12, 2019 at 4:48 pm 1 comment

Latin America and the Caribbean could grow their installed solar capacity by a factor of 40 by 2050, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Annual investments exceeding $7 billion would see the region’s solar PV capacity rise from 7 gigawatts (GW) today, to moreRead More

McKinstry finishing up 371-kW solar install for City of Wauwatosa, Wisc.

McKinstry finishing up 371-kW solar install for City of Wauwatosa, Wisc.

November 12, 2019 at 4:32 pm 0 comments

  The City of Wauwatosa, Wisc., partnered with McKinstry to design, install, commission and monitor a 371.3 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) array on the roof of the city’s Public Works Facility. The project is expected to generate 466.4 megawatt-hours (MWh) of solar energy each year, saving city residents inRead More