Articles by: Chris Crowell

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Get to know Fronius’ three apps for start-up, monitoring and support

Get to know Fronius’ three apps for start-up, monitoring and support

November 23, 2020 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

Fronius has reinvented its start-up, monitoring and after-sales support with its latest generation of inverters. Keys to this reinvention are three useful apps for installers, service technicians and end customers that expand Fronius’ range of tried-and-tested online tools with some helpful new features. Servicing support is available more quickly, as wellRead More

WattBuy nets $3.5M to expand its renewables-focused electricity marketplace

WattBuy nets $3.5M to expand its renewables-focused electricity marketplace

November 23, 2020 at 11:31 am 0 comments

WattBuy is an online electricity marketplace with the goal of empowering consumers to make smarter decisions about their electricity costs, allowing homeowners to browse and select plans in their area. It is a good idea, one that just raised $3.25 million in its Series A round of funding led byRead More

sonnen launches lower price-point home battery solution in sonnenCore

sonnen launches lower price-point home battery solution in sonnenCore

November 19, 2020 at 9:00 am 0 comments

sonnen launched a new compact, affordable and fully sonnen-designed home battery solution, known as sonnenCore. This product evolution expands sonnen’s premium offerings to include a broader, more cost-conscious base of homebuilders, installers and customers, who do not want to compromise on quality. “With the increasing demand for energy security and theRead More

High school student gets solar industry partners to donate full PV system to a New Jersey food pantry

High school student gets solar industry partners to donate full PV system to a New Jersey food pantry

November 18, 2020 at 3:15 pm 0 comments

The Flemington Area Food Pantry, serving Hunterdon County, N.J., celebrated and unveiled their brand new solar array installation this week — a project was made possible by a collaborative donation effort among notable solar industry leaders and community volunteers, each supplying their individual components. Among all of the parties who contributedRead More

Hecate Energy procures 4-MW of new Horizon L:Tec trackers from Ideematec

Hecate Energy procures 4-MW of new Horizon L:Tec trackers from Ideematec

November 18, 2020 at 2:52 pm 0 comments

Hecate Energy has ordered 4-MW of the new Horizon L:Tec solar trackers from Ideematec for an upcoming installation. The project, located in Newberry, S.C., will be installed by construction and project management services company, Reach Construction Group. “With their efficiency enhancing design, reliability under extreme conditions, and ultra-quiet operation, Ideematec, Inc’sRead More

Solar Support adds new turnkey services for inverter, power electronic maintenance

Solar Support adds new turnkey services for inverter, power electronic maintenance

November 18, 2020 at 11:06 am 0 comments

Engineering services company Solar Support has unveiled a tiered customer-service solution for inverter and power electronic manufacturers in the U.S. Backed by 22 years of field experience, Solar Support reliability experts now deliver turnkey in-field and back-office support that reduces OEM customer service costs and increases operational bandwidth. In addition,Read More

Solar Builder names Editor’s Choice Award winners for 2020

Solar Builder names Editor’s Choice Award winners for 2020

November 18, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

After the Solar Builder readers cast their votes to choose our annual Project of the Year winners, Solar Builder’s editor gets to pick his favorites among the Project of the Year field of nominees. In a variety of categories from the Most Resilient to the Coolest Carport, here are the 2020 SolarRead More

Spruce Finance buys two more residential solar portfolios, including NRG’s

Spruce Finance buys two more residential solar portfolios, including NRG’s

November 17, 2020 at 9:40 am 0 comments

Spruce Finance, the largest private owner and operator of distributed generation residential solar assets in the U.S., has acquired two new asset portfolios, including the balance of NRG’s residential holdings. The NRG purchase is Spruce’s largest to date and the latest example of the company’s residential solar asset “growth byRead More

Nexamp recognized for customer acquisition strategy during pandemic by Northeast Clean Energy Council

Nexamp recognized for customer acquisition strategy during pandemic by Northeast Clean Energy Council

November 17, 2020 at 9:01 am 0 comments

Nexamp, a clean energy innovator and leader in de-carbonization, has been named by the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) as winner of the Customer Acquisition Award in the Back to Work Challenge, an initiative launched to highlight innovative projects from clean energy organizations that successfully adapted their business practices amidRead More

Arizona approves 100 percent carbon-free goal, distributed storage standard

Arizona approves 100 percent carbon-free goal, distributed storage standard

November 17, 2020 at 8:51 am 0 comments

The Arizona Corporation Commissioners voted last week to require utilities to be 100% carbon-free by 2050 and meet benchmarks along the way. The bipartisan decision also established a new energy efficiency policy to help customers save money on their electricity bills. The historic vote comes after years of study, moreRead More