Articles by: Chris Crowell

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SolarEdge acquires stake in South Korea lithium-ion battery cell provider

SolarEdge acquires stake in South Korea lithium-ion battery cell provider

October 15, 2018 at 10:40 am 0 comments

  SolarEdge Technologies Inc. keeps preparing for the solar + storage energy future, entering into definitive agreements to acquire a majority stake in Kokam Co. Ltd. Headquartered in South Korea and founded in 1989, Kokam is a provider of lithium-ion battery cells, batteries and energy storage solutions. SolarEdge develops “smartRead More

Largest landfill solar project in U.S. procures REC Solar panels

Largest landfill solar project in U.S. procures REC Solar panels

October 15, 2018 at 10:23 am 0 comments

REC Group, the leading European brand for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, is powering the Annapolis Solar Park in Annapolis, Md. Designed and constructed by EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions, the 18.1 MW large system is expected to generate 24,000 MWh annually, enough to power 2,200 average US households. The installation withRead More

SEIA updates Solar Tax Manual for first time since 2016

SEIA updates Solar Tax Manual for first time since 2016

October 15, 2018 at 10:16 am 0 comments

Known throughout the industry as the must-have guide for solar tax and finance issues, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is now releasing Version 9.0, the first comprehensive update of the SEIA Solar Tax Manual since 2016. Among several updates, the new guide incorporates the commence construction guidance issued byRead More

Nearmap’s new MapBrowser tools improve measurement precision, imagery for remote solar design

Nearmap’s new MapBrowser tools improve measurement precision, imagery for remote solar design

October 15, 2018 at 10:02 am 0 comments

We gave this a mention in our top storylines from Solar Power International this year, but Nearmap is changing the game for remote design for solar installers with a complete measurement toolset in MapBrowser for the solar, roofing and other rooftop industries. The new MapBrower tools allow users to measureRead More

This just-commissioned Vermont landfill solar site was more than five years in the making

This just-commissioned Vermont landfill solar site was more than five years in the making

October 11, 2018 at 2:59 pm 0 comments

The Brattleboro, Vermont, landfill solar project was energized on June 30, 2018 and is now producing clean, renewably generated electricity. Officials from Windham Solid Waste Management District, along with multiple towns, schools and non-profits securing financial benefits associated with the project, celebrated its commissioning at a ribbon cutting ceremony today.Read More

CPS Energy, RES Americas are building a $16 million solar + storage project in San Antonio

CPS Energy, RES Americas are building a $16 million solar + storage project in San Antonio

October 11, 2018 at 1:11 pm 0 comments

CPS Energy has taken a major step in using new technology to produce emission-free renewable energy during high energy use days. This focus on reliability, environmental stewardship and innovation was announced today as Greater San Antonio’s natural gas and electric provider broke ground on their first solar energy and batteryRead More

Allied Solar Products to distribute CertainTeed’s Solstice Solar System

Allied Solar Products to distribute CertainTeed’s Solstice Solar System

October 11, 2018 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

Allied Solar Products, a Beacon Roofing Supply company and one of the nation’s largest distributors of photovoltaic panels, inverters, mounting hardware and solar accessories—has partnered with CertainTeed to expand the distribution of its Solstice Solar System. Dave Jenkins, national vice president of solar for Allied Solar Products, noted his parentRead More

NYSERDA looks to Faraday customer targeting platform to reduce solar installer soft costs

NYSERDA looks to Faraday customer targeting platform to reduce solar installer soft costs

October 10, 2018 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Faraday has been chosen to provide its customer targeting tools and complementary consulting services to contractors participating in New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) programs. The data-driven platform enables contractors to analyze key geographies and households likely to implement energy efficiency improvements. The targeting tool will firstRead More

Constellation expands retail solar business, acquires PFMG Solar

Constellation expands retail solar business, acquires PFMG Solar

October 10, 2018 at 10:05 am 0 comments

Constellation, an Exelon company and a leading retail energy supplier, announced today that it has acquired PFMG Solar LLC, a subsidiary of Spear Point Energy LLC. Founded in 2009, PFMG Solar develops solar power systems for school districts, government agencies and other public-sector customers. “This purchase is a natural expansionRead More

ABB launches a few new eBOS components for 1,500 volt PV systems

ABB launches a few new eBOS components for 1,500 volt PV systems

October 9, 2018 at 4:22 pm 0 comments

The shift to higher voltages is helping reduce the cost of utility-scale photovoltaic systems. Higher-voltage systems make installations more energy efficient, require fewer components and less wiring, and are less labor intensive to build. Most new solar plants have voltages of 1500V on the DC side and many are movingRead More