Articles by: Chris Crowell

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Alternative Resource Group wants to install more clean energy in developing regions via blockchain

Alternative Resource Group wants to install more clean energy in developing regions via blockchain

July 17, 2018 at 2:36 pm 0 comments

Alternative Resource Group (ARG), a U.S.-based energy project development company, is out to level the playing field by providing companies with more control over the power they need. By tokenizing large energy infrastructure projects, ARG will bring clean energy to regions in the world that historically have had challenges inRead More

Solar FlexRack releases solar tracker solution just for First Solar Series 6 modules

Solar FlexRack releases solar tracker solution just for First Solar Series 6 modules

July 17, 2018 at 2:25 pm 0 comments

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, announced a new compatible solar tracker solution for First Solar’s Series 6 modules. The solution allows First Solar’s latest technologically advanced modules to be quickly and easily mounted to Solar FlexRack’sRead More

Win funding and access to grow your concept in this DOE American innovation competition

Win funding and access to grow your concept in this DOE American innovation competition

July 17, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

There are more effective ways for the government to boost U.S.-based innovation and manufacturing without tariffs. Example: The Department of Energy’s American Made Challenge Solar Prize competition is awarding $3 million in prizes as well as support from the DOE’s robust U.S.-based network to help build business plans, prototypes andRead More

NASA building topped with 120-kW solar system, featuring Mission Solar Energy panels

NASA building topped with 120-kW solar system, featuring Mission Solar Energy panels

July 16, 2018 at 4:17 pm 0 comments

A roof top PV system featuring Mission Solar Energy panels was installed atop one of NASA’s newest buildings at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Over the years, NASA has made an effort to replace and revitalize many of the pre-Apollo era facilities at Marshall Space Flight Center.Read More

Solar canopy installed in just five days, ready for upcoming Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Solar canopy installed in just five days, ready for upcoming Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

July 16, 2018 at 4:10 pm 0 comments

Interconnection Systems, Inc. (ISI), in partnership with Quest Renewables, completed the installation of a 54.6-kW QuadPod solar canopy system at the Harley-Davidson Rally Point Plaza in Sturgis SD in just five days in June. The plaza is used as a central gathering place during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and forRead More

Total clean energy disruption is here and three other takeaways from Intersolar 2018

Total clean energy disruption is here and three other takeaways from Intersolar 2018

July 16, 2018 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

Starting with the opening keynote presentations on through the innovations on the expo floor, Intersolar 2018 was all about disruption. Yes, even those of you already succeeding in solar today, if you’re not careful, you could be disrupted too. Here’s what jumped out at us in San Francisco last week.Read More

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Boost solar site performance by at least 3 percent with O&M basics

July 13, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

In a post-Trump Tariff world, optimizing current portfolios is crucial, not just for each project to hit its targets, but to continue to prove solar as a worthy investment and distributed resource. Luckily, this is easy to accomplish with a well-thought out operations and maintenance (O&M) plan. With more thanRead More

Nuance Energy awarded contract for 6-MW in solar from LA Department of Water and Power

Nuance Energy awarded contract for 6-MW in solar from LA Department of Water and Power

July 12, 2018 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

Nuance Energy, manufacturer of the patent-pending Osprey PowerPlatform and developer of distributed generation solar projects, was awarded a contract with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for ground mount solar arrays to be deployed at LADWP facilities. The contract was awarded after a competitive bidding process that attractedRead More

Standard Solar teams with CI Labs to boost access to C&I capital

Standard Solar teams with CI Labs to boost access to C&I capital

July 12, 2018 at 3:34 pm 0 comments

In its continuing efforts to streamline the efficiency of commercial solar financing for businesses, organizations, municipalities, educational institutions and other entities, Standard Solar is teaming with CI Labs, a commercial and industrial underwriting, engineering and financing analytic platforms, to significantly increase transaction efficiency for solar projects and provide faster andRead More

Yaskawa Solectria, Tigo team up on rapid shutdown system

Yaskawa Solectria, Tigo team up on rapid shutdown system

July 12, 2018 at 12:48 pm 0 comments

Yaskawa Solectria Solar (YSS) announced its partnership with Tigo, the leading manufacturer of Module-Level Power Electronics (MLPE). Together YSS and Tigo are providing a simple, safe solution for roof-mounted PV systems to ensure the safety of firefighters and first responders, and guarantee system owners of full compliance with the NationalRead More