Articles by: Chris Crowell

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Rensselaer Lab has a new approach for testing smart inverter grid communications

Rensselaer Lab has a new approach for testing smart inverter grid communications

July 10, 2020 at 11:56 am 0 comments

The state of New York has plans to hit a 100 percent clean electric grid by 2040, with the larger goal of eventual economy-wide carbon-neutrality. New York’s “Green New Deal” will require a multitude of industry and academic research initiatives aimed at making that effort a tangible reality. The NewRead More

Product partners: Unirac acquires Ecolibrium Solar

Product partners: Unirac acquires Ecolibrium Solar

July 10, 2020 at 11:33 am 0 comments

Unirac sent word that it has completed the acquisition of Ecolibrium Solar, a solar racking manufacturer headquartered in Athens, Ohio. The acquisition represents a significant expansion of Unirac’s product portfolio, adding Ecolibrium’s commercial flat roof, residential rail-less and metal roof products to its product line. Ecolibrium’s suite of products includesRead More

CALSSA launches Virtual Product Expo Series

CALSSA launches Virtual Product Expo Series

July 10, 2020 at 11:13 am 0 comments

The California Solar & Storage Association (CALSSA) unveiled a new series of virtual events entitled, CALSSA’s Product Expo Series. Solar and storage expos in 2020 are a giant question mark, yet they remain an important way for the industry to connect, learn about new products and technologies, and get questionsRead More

It is time: Enter your best solar projects in our 2020 Project of the Year Awards

It is time: Enter your best solar projects in our 2020 Project of the Year Awards

July 9, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

If you completed a solar project this year — the year of the coronavirus — congrats. That is no small feat. Reward yourself and all involved by submitting that project in Solar Builder’s Project of the Year Awards, where we highlight the most outstanding PV projects in the solar industryRead More

Aptos Solar Technology PV panels added to Loanpal’s Approved Vendor List

Aptos Solar Technology PV panels added to Loanpal’s Approved Vendor List

July 8, 2020 at 5:07 pm 0 comments

The complete line of high-performance solar panels from Aptos Solar Technology has been added to Loanpal’s approved vendor list. This new partnership will allow solar installers across the U.S. to offer Aptos Solar Technology solar panels with competitive financing options to residential customers. “Our partnership with Loanpal comes at a criticalRead More

Delta energy storage products now available in Energy Toolbase

Delta energy storage products now available in Energy Toolbase

July 8, 2020 at 2:14 pm 0 comments

Energy Toolbase, a software platform providing solar + storage modeling, energy storage system control, and asset monitoring products, has integrated Delta onto its sales and modeling software platform. This means renewable energy developers can now analyze and propose the economic value proposition of Delta’s energy storage solutions. Delta’s energy storageRead More

PowerOptions expands Solect Energy partnership with on-site solar + storage PPAs

PowerOptions expands Solect Energy partnership with on-site solar + storage PPAs

July 8, 2020 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

PowerOptions, the largest energy-buying consortium in New England, expanded its relationship with Solect Energy to offer large scale solar and storage to its members, PowerOptions CEO Heather Takle announced this week. Solect Energy is now able to offer solar photovoltaic (PV) and storage solutions of any size to PowerOptions’ members lookingRead More

Bank of America blows out its solar energy commitment with 10 deals in 3 states

Bank of America blows out its solar energy commitment with 10 deals in 3 states

July 8, 2020 at 10:13 am 0 comments

Bank of America signed 10 agreements to purchase solar electricity for its operations in three states, including North Carolina, home to the company’s headquarters, partnering with Duke Energy, NRG Energy, 3Degrees, NativeEnergy and Birdseye Renewable Energy to get it done. “These unique projects and partnerships build on our achievement of carbonRead More

Renewvia launches solar O&M division, partners with SteelFab

Renewvia launches solar O&M division, partners with SteelFab

July 8, 2020 at 9:07 am 0 comments

Renewvia Energy Corp., a global solar developer, launched a U.S. Operations & Maintenance Division this week to provide customized maintenance plans to optimize solar system uptime and improve overall performance. In addtion, the company says SteelFab, Inc., one of the country’s largest suppliers of fabricated structural steel, has signed onRead More

8minute Solar Energy has its sights on Texas, brings first project online

8minute Solar Energy has its sights on Texas, brings first project online

July 8, 2020 at 8:53 am 0 comments

Commercial operation has begun at the 280-megawatt Holstein solar project in Nolan County, Texas, say project leads 8minute Solar Energy and Duke Energy Renewables. This is 8minute’s first solar project to come online in Texas, marking a significant milestone as the company expands its operational footprint outside of California. “WeRead More