Articles by: Chris Crowell

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OMCO Solar, Entegrity Energy partner on 15-MW Arkansas solar portfolio

OMCO Solar, Entegrity Energy partner on 15-MW Arkansas solar portfolio

April 22, 2021 at 10:56 am 0 comments

OMCO Solar, through its partnership with Arkansas-based Entegrity Energy Partners LLC, will supply its OMCO ORIGIN tracker for 15 MW of solar projects in the state. Since its premier at Solar Power International in 2019, OMCO Solar’s ORIGIN factory-direct tracker has offered operational benefits and economic value for more thanRead More

Top Five Overlooked Service Considerations in Utility PV Plants: What You Need to Know

Top Five Overlooked Service Considerations in Utility PV Plants: What You Need to Know

April 21, 2021 at 4:58 pm 0 comments

Register here Tue, May 25, 2021 2 p.m. EDT Maintaining a fully operational PV plant to ensure maximum uptime is a major undertaking that often comes with unforeseen challenges. Wouldn’t you like the insight to proactively identify potential issues and develop a mitigation strategy? You’re in luck! In our nextRead More

Large, long-term solar customer survey shows value in old, cold leads

Large, long-term solar customer survey shows value in old, cold leads

April 20, 2021 at 9:43 am 0 comments

SolarReviews and UC Berkeley’s BEACN consulting group analyzed findings from more than 400,000 U.S. homeowners who submitted a request for a quote from SolarReviews.com between 2016 and 2020 and released their findings in celebration of Earth Week 2021. The Solar Consumer Insights Report relays quantifiable insight into the key driversRead More

Solar panel cleaning tech from Superclean Glass a finalist in DOE’s American-Made Solar Prize

Solar panel cleaning tech from Superclean Glass a finalist in DOE’s American-Made Solar Prize

April 19, 2021 at 3:32 pm 0 comments

Superclean Glass, Inc., a company that uses a solar panel-cleaning technology developed at Stony Brook University and a start-up mentored by the Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP) at Stony Brook, has been named a finalist in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) American-Made Solar Prize for 2021. Superclean Glass was oneRead More

Environmental justice priorities added to new SEIA policy platform

Environmental justice priorities added to new SEIA policy platform

April 19, 2021 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) unveiled its environmental justice priorities in a new policy platform that will inform the organization’s advocacy efforts. The document lays out policies that expand access to clean energy and create industry jobs and workforce development training. It includes possible tax, climate, energy access andRead More

Comparison shopping could unlock community solar

Comparison shopping could unlock community solar

April 19, 2021 at 10:43 am 0 comments

Community solar is a growing, important segment of the solar industry that still struggles at efficiently gathering said communities. At last count by NREL, community solar projects are located in 39 states, and 20 states have policies that support it. That’s all pretty good! But about 74 percent of theRead More

Details on Trina Solar’s new Agile 1P Dual Row tracker design

Details on Trina Solar’s new Agile 1P Dual Row tracker design

April 16, 2021 at 9:17 am 0 comments

Trina Solar Co. announced the official worldwide launch of the TrinaTracker Agile 1P Dual Row this week, a new member to the TrinaTracker family right on the heels of the Vanguard series launched in December. The Agile 1P will expand the design possibilities of the TrinaTracker line (with a focusRead More

Catalyze buys solar installer PermaCity (over 2 GW in combined project pipeline)

Catalyze buys solar installer PermaCity (over 2 GW in combined project pipeline)

April 15, 2021 at 3:38 pm 0 comments

Catalyze, a developer and independent power producer, acquired PermaCity, a solar developer and installer. PermaCity will now operate as a business unit of Catalyze, and founder Jonathan Port will continue to lead the PermaCity division while also joining Catalyze’s executive leadership team. With a commitment to deliver more than 400 MWRead More

Stormwater troopers: Vegetation is crucial for erosion control on solar projects

Stormwater troopers: Vegetation is crucial for erosion control on solar projects

April 15, 2021 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Maintaining stormwater quality and erosion control during solar project construction is not only required for regulatory compliance on many projects built across the United States, but performing these tasks effectively can also have positive long-term operational implications. The task is so important, McCarthy Building Companies has an entire position dedicatedRead More

Kuubix recent residential rooftop installation

Solar installer Kuubix secures $104M investment from Israeli developer Solegreen

April 15, 2021 at 8:53 am 0 comments

Israeli solar developer Solegreen LTD is investing up to $104 million in Kuubix over the next two years in the form of equity and convertible loans. The investment will enable the company to continue its expansion of residential and commercial installation capacity in California, Texas, Nevada and Florida.  Founded in 2016, Kuubix installs residential and commercial solarRead More