Articles by: Chris Crowell

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Solar FlexRack is booming, will close over half a gigawatt of business in 2019

Solar FlexRack is booming, will close over half a gigawatt of business in 2019

September 17, 2019 at 8:16 pm 0 comments

Don’t look now but Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, will close over a half a gigawatt of business in 2019 with sales for the firm spanning North America. Solar FlexRack’s contracts cover the utility-scale and commercialRead More

Nexamp community solar project.

Nexamp makes its move into energy storage with these six new projects

September 17, 2019 at 8:04 pm 0 comments

Responding to the increasing demand and need for state-of-the-art Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), Nexamp is deploying its first energy storage projects, representing more than 51 MWh of capacity. These first half dozen projects are located across sites in New York and Massachusetts taking advantage of economic incentives available underRead More

The largest U.S. power utility commits to a net-zero carbon emission target

The largest U.S. power utility commits to a net-zero carbon emission target

September 17, 2019 at 7:46 pm 0 comments

Duke Energy, the largest U.S. power utility, announced a major commitment to address climate change by setting a target to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, with an interim target of 50 percent carbon emission reductions by 2030. The company’s 2017 goal to reduce carbon emissions 40% by 2030 wasRead More

CleanChoice Energy completes 15-site community solar portfolio in Minnesota

CleanChoice Energy completes 15-site community solar portfolio in Minnesota

September 17, 2019 at 10:01 am 0 comments

CleanChoice Energy completed construction on a 20-MW portfolio of community solar farms consisting of 15 individual community projects that are open for enrollment by Minnesota residents. The portfolio of fifteen newly complete farms is one of the largest in the nation and is owned and operated by Altus Power America.Read More

Solaria announces higher-power versions of its PowerXT solar modules

Solaria announces higher-power versions of its PowerXT solar modules

September 17, 2019 at 9:26 am 0 comments

Solaria Corporation, a global provider of advanced solar energy products, announced new, higher-power versions of its already powerful solar panels. SolariaPowerXT 370Wp, PowerXT 365Wp-AC, and PowerXT 440Wp panels for residential and commercial applications, combine top notch power and efficiency with unparalleled aesthetics. The new PowerXT panels are now available throughRead More

New U.S. solar industry record: Utility solar pipeline booms to nearly 40 GW

New U.S. solar industry record: Utility solar pipeline booms to nearly 40 GW

September 17, 2019 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Looks like people want that full solar Investment Tax Credit, huh? According to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report from Wood Mackenzie and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the U.S. solar industry now has the largest pipeline of utility-scale solar projects in its history — with the contractedRead More

Safari Energy - Short Hills Mall, N.J.

New Jersey mall adds more than 3 MW of rooftop solar via Safari Energy

September 16, 2019 at 2:14 pm 0 comments

Safari Energy, has completed a 3.49 megawatt (MW) roof and parking deck solar power system at The Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey, the dominant shopping and dining destination owned by Taubman Centers, Inc. The nearly 9,000 solar panels span 225,500 square feet of the mall’s roof and fiveRead More

Details on three solar module lines coming to the U.S. from Vikram Solar (half-cut, bifacial)

Details on three solar module lines coming to the U.S. from Vikram Solar (half-cut, bifacial)

September 16, 2019 at 2:05 pm 0 comments

U.S. solar installers can pre-order three new product lines from Tier 1 solar module manufacturer Vikram Solar, featuring half-cell modules with power up to 425 watts and a 27-year linear power warranty; and the company’s first bifacial module in both Glass-Glass and glass with transparent backsheet architecture. Vikram Solar wasRead More

What’s new in the 2019 edition of IREC’s grid interconnection best practices?

What’s new in the 2019 edition of IREC’s grid interconnection best practices?

September 16, 2019 at 1:53 pm 0 comments

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) released its nationally applicable IREC Model Interconnection Procedures, 2019 Edition, last week. The model procedures reflect the latest evolution in best practices to facilitate higher penetrations of distributed energy resources (DERs) on the grid, integrating new technologies while maintaining grid safety and reliability. TheRead More

Blue Planet Energy expands into commercial energy storage with Blue Ion LX

Blue Planet Energy expands into commercial energy storage with Blue Ion LX

September 16, 2019 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

Hawai’i-based Blue Planet Energy has expanded its Blue Ion line of safe, scalable energy storage solutions with the introduction of Blue Ion LX for commercial and industrial (C&I) applications. Blue Planet Energy developed the high-voltage Blue Ion LX system in close collaboration with energy storage integrators who have installed overRead More