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Concord Public Schools in Arkansas turns on 341-kW solar array with Entegrity

Concord Public Schools in Arkansas turns on 341-kW solar array with Entegrity

January 26, 2021 at 9:37 am 0 comments

Officials from Concord Public Schools in Arkansas, members of the community, and Entegrity hosted a flip the switch ceremony to celebrate the school’s new 341-kW solar array. The array, designed with a fixed tilt system, is located on 3 acres of school-owned land and will save the school over $17,000Read More

California commission grants $1.5M to Salient Energy to develop zinc-ion residential battery system

California commission grants $1.5M to Salient Energy to develop zinc-ion residential battery system

January 26, 2021 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Salient Energy is developing novel zinc-ion batteries as an alternative to conventional lithium-ion batteries, and the California Energy Commission (CEC) is into it, awarding a grant worth over $1.5 million to support the design and assembly of its zinc-ion residential energy storage systems. Salient will utilize the grant funding toRead More

Span’s Smart Panel has an Alexa integration, $20M in new funding and a vision for home energy service providers

Span’s Smart Panel has an Alexa integration, $20M in new funding and a vision for home energy service providers

January 26, 2021 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Span launched and started shipping its smart electrical panel last year – a reinvention of an old, basic concept to better serve today’s connected, electrified, renewably powered homes. Maybe more impressive than the technology is the amount of excitement they’ve generated at the same time, coming out of the gateRead More

Check out this school solar array that features student art contest winners

Check out this school solar array that features student art contest winners

January 25, 2021 at 3:47 pm 0 comments

Take a look at this cool, 1-MW solar array that was also a unique hands on STEAM learning experience for elementary school children at KCSD96 in Illinois. The Challenge: Performance Services, a solar developer serving the K-12 and higher education markets, was faced with a unique and forward-thinking requirement fromRead More

Chisholm Grid Battery Energy Storage Project in Texas selects Sungrow ESS solution

Chisholm Grid Battery Energy Storage Project in Texas selects Sungrow ESS solution

January 25, 2021 at 12:16 pm 0 comments

Sungrow forged a contract to supply its fully integrated Energy Storage System to the 100 MWac Chisholm Grid project in Fort Worth, Texas. Chisholm Grid has been under construction since August of 2020 and will be one of the largest battery energy storage facilities in Texas when work onsite is completedRead More

Borrego Solar rebrands, shifts focus to utility-scale solar + storage

Borrego Solar rebrands, shifts focus to utility-scale solar + storage

January 25, 2021 at 11:31 am 0 comments

Borrego, a top-tier developer, EPC and O&M provider for large-scale renewable energy projects throughout the United States, today unveiled its new brand identity, a reorganized corporate structure, and an ambitious strategy focused on utility-scale solar and storage opportunities. Check out the new website here. Borrego implemented most of the organizationalRead More

RETC’s 2020 PV Module Index Report shows overall improved performance

RETC’s 2020 PV Module Index Report shows overall improved performance

January 25, 2021 at 10:06 am 0 comments

Renewable Energy Test Center, LLC (RETC) published its annual PV Module Index (PVMI 2020) report near the end of last year, using its independent test lab data to recognize high performers and showcase high achievement in PV module manufacturing. The annual PVMI report consolidates their independent test data to shareRead More

Navisun adds New Jersey landfill community solar project to portfolio

Navisun adds New Jersey landfill community solar project to portfolio

January 22, 2021 at 12:49 pm 0 comments

Navisun LLC, a solar power producer that owns and operates distributed and small utility-scale solar projects, acquired a 4.5-MW community solar project in Linden, N.J. The Linden Hawk Rise Solar Project is located on the City of Linden’s landfill, in Union County, New Jersey. CS Energy was instrumental in developingRead More

Tesla launched a solar inverter. Here’s all we know

Tesla launched a solar inverter. Here’s all we know

January 21, 2021 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

With little fanfare this week, Tesla launched its own solar inverter, getting a step closer to having a fully in-house PV system. Available now, the Tesla Solar Inverter is a stackable string inverter with two models – 3.8 kW and 7.6 kW – featuring either two or four maximum powerRead More

CleanSpark, Solar Watt Solutions to build solar + storage microgrid at Orange County medical facility

CleanSpark, Solar Watt Solutions to build solar + storage microgrid at Orange County medical facility

January 20, 2021 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

EPC Solar Watt Solutions teamed with software and controls company CleanSpark on a new solar-plus-storage microgrid at a medical facility in Orange County, Calif., that will feature 100-kW rooftop and carport solar with 30 kW/70 kW battery. The site will utilize CleanSpark’s patented mPulse controller to optimize the solar plusRead More