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Trina Solar steps up mass-production of new 415-Watt solar PV module series

Trina Solar steps up mass-production of new 415-Watt solar PV module series

March 22, 2019 at 8:01 am 0 comments

Trina Solar announced four new series of modules, to meet the diversified needs of PV applications in multiple scenarios that have a max output of 415 W. An increase in the output of modules from 370 W to 415 W will help reduce the balance of system (BOS) cost byRead More

Chint Power Systems is integrating Pason Power into its Energy Storage System for C&I solar installers

Chint Power Systems is integrating Pason Power into its Energy Storage System for C&I solar installers

March 21, 2019 at 11:53 am 0 comments

Chint Power Systems (CPS) has chosen Pason Power’s software to be integrated into its Energy Storage System as the exclusive platform for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers.  This integrated energy storage solution fosters a simplified, single-source procurement process for customers rather than having to rely on multiple vendors. Casey Miller,Read More

CalCom Energy designed and constructed a 693-kilowatt solar project for Bella Vista Water District in Redding, CA. The solar array reduces electricity costs and carbon emissions by using clean energy to pump water throughout the district. (PRNewsfoto/CalCom Energy)

Calcom Energy, Bella Vista Water District team up to reduce the district’s electricity use by 75 percent

March 20, 2019 at 1:39 pm 0 comments

CalCom Energy and Bella Vista Water District announce the completion of a 693-kilowatt solar project to provide clean energy for the utility’s use in Redding, Calif. The system will advance the district’s sustainability efforts, improve resiliency and reduce costs by offsetting electricity used to pump water throughout the district. CalComRead More

Solar PV Inverter Buyer’s Guide 2019: Faster installs, better serviceability and a focus on storage

Solar PV Inverter Buyer’s Guide 2019: Faster installs, better serviceability and a focus on storage

March 20, 2019 at 1:12 pm 0 comments

The 2019 solar inverter market is more robust and reliable than ever. From streamlined residential operations to beefed up large-scale string inverters to a cadre of solar+storage options for both on- and off-grid applications, there are products to match any solar PV design need. We reached out to every inverterRead More

REC N-Peak Black series combines n-type mono half-cut cells with a twin-panel design

REC N-Peak Black series combines n-type mono half-cut cells with a twin-panel design

March 20, 2019 at 10:45 am 0 comments

REC Group, the largest European brand for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, has begun production of its new N-Peak Black Series (325 watt peak). Production is at REC’s advanced vertically integrated manufacturing facility in Singapore, and the first N-Peak Black panels are due for shipments in April. This is the fourthRead More

Solar jobs: Chicago, Miami, Seattle and Minneapolis-Saint Paul among big gainers in 2018

Solar jobs: Chicago, Miami, Seattle and Minneapolis-Saint Paul among big gainers in 2018

March 20, 2019 at 9:49 am 0 comments

The Solar Foundation has updated its map on the number of solar jobs in every state, metropolitan area, county, and congressional district, revealing how solar energy is supporting local economies nationwide. The interactive map includes previously unreleased data on solar jobs by metropolitan statistical area (MSA), county, and federal andRead More

Blazing a new trail: Canndescent opens first-of-its-kind cannabis cultivation facility thanks to solar power

Blazing a new trail: Canndescent opens first-of-its-kind cannabis cultivation facility thanks to solar power

March 19, 2019 at 3:25 pm 0 comments

Canndescent has completed the cannabis industry’s first, commercial-scale solar project, powering its indoor production facility in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. Delivering onsite, renewable energy, the 282.6 kilowatt system uses 734 solar modules on seven different carport structures to energize the company’s historic cannabis production facility, which also earned attention inRead More

Community solar project developed on a brownfield at Long View Forest’s Vermont headquarters

Community solar project developed on a brownfield at Long View Forest’s Vermont headquarters

March 18, 2019 at 11:35 am 0 comments

Long View Forest, Inc. and Encore Renewable Energy announced the commissioning of a 745 kWp community solar array on three acres at the new Long View headquarters and woodyard on Ferry Road in Hartland, VT. The project is on a 28-acre remediated “brownfield” property formerly used as a saw millRead More

HVAC company Trane gets into solar PV installation business, develops carports for five schools in Massachusetts

HVAC company Trane gets into solar PV installation business, develops carports for five schools in Massachusetts

March 18, 2019 at 11:23 am 1 comment

While best recognized as a global leading manufacturer of HVAC equipment and Building Automation Systems, Trane also offers comprehensive energy services providing self-funding energy and cost saving projects to building owners globally. Trane not only provides HVAC equipment, building automation systems, facility improvement measure and renewable energy efficiency solutions, butRead More

GRID Alternatives to head up California’s Disadvantaged Communities – Single-family Solar Homes program

GRID Alternatives to head up California’s Disadvantaged Communities – Single-family Solar Homes program

March 18, 2019 at 11:10 am 0 comments

GRID Alternatives was selected by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to administer the Disadvantaged Communities – Single-family Solar Homes (DAC-SASH) program. The program builds on California’s long-standing and successful Single-family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) program, also administered by GRID Alternatives, providing long-term funding to bring solar power to householdsRead More