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Greenbacker Renewable Energy tabs McCarthy Building Companies for 12 Colorado solar projects

Greenbacker Renewable Energy tabs McCarthy Building Companies for 12 Colorado solar projects

August 8, 2018 at 2:21 pm 0 comments

McCarthy Building Companies’ Renewable Energy Team was selected as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for 12 solar projects throughout Colorado, totaling 17.4 MWAC / 23.2 MWDC of renewable energy. The projects are owned by Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC. The projects will break ground in August 2018 and areRead More

IHS Markit: 9 key stats from PV Structural Balance of System Report for North America

IHS Markit: 9 key stats from PV Structural Balance of System Report for North America

August 6, 2018 at 11:00 am 0 comments

In its just-published PV Structural Balance of System (SBOS) Report for North America, IHS Markit forecasts the market at $8.3 billion from 2018 to 2022, to be driven by demand for single-axis trackers. The blended average pricing across all product segments (roof-top and ground-mount) is expected to fall from $0.13/WRead More

Five ways to modernize the U.S. electric power grid via Advanced Energy Economy

Five ways to modernize the U.S. electric power grid via Advanced Energy Economy

August 6, 2018 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) and Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum (CRES Forum) released a policy paper outlining five recommendations to modernize the U.S. electric power grid. By unleashing advanced energy investment, encouraging innovation in the electricity sector, and providing more affordable energy options for all consumers, there are opportunitiesRead More

Greater Hudson Bank finances 2-MW landfill solar project in Monroe, N.Y.

Greater Hudson Bank finances 2-MW landfill solar project in Monroe, N.Y.

August 2, 2018 at 3:40 pm 0 comments

Greater Hudson Bank teamed up with OnForce Solar and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to finance the construction and ongoing operation of a new solar array in the Town of Monroe, N.Y. The system is expected to be completed by October 2018. “The Bank is pleased to partnerRead More

CertainTeed, Solar Energy International partner on solar installer training

CertainTeed, Solar Energy International partner on solar installer training

August 2, 2018 at 3:32 pm 0 comments

CertainTeed, a leading North American brand of building materials, is expanding its partnership with Solar Energy International (SEI), a leading provider of professional training for the solar industry workforce. Starting now, two of SEI’s courses can be used to satisfy training requirements needed to participate in CertainTeed’s Solar Installer Program.Read More

Leading U.S. roofing contractor joins SEIA board of directors

Leading U.S. roofing contractor joins SEIA board of directors

August 2, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0 comments

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, announced that PetersenDean, a leading U.S. roofing and solar power contractor, has joined SEIA’s board of directors. Gary Liardon, President of Consumer Group Nationwide at PetersenDean, will serve as a director. Based in Fremont,Read More

FPL Energy update: Four new solar plants coming online, battery-storage pilots underway

FPL Energy update: Four new solar plants coming online, battery-storage pilots underway

August 2, 2018 at 2:47 pm 0 comments

Florida Power & Light Company started construction on four new solar power plants this week, adding to the 14 major solar power plants it already operates and more than 200 smaller solar installations, totaling more than 935 megawatts of universal solar capacity currently powering customers. In addition, FPL and otherRead More

This new carport design from Scarlet Solar tilts to boost energy production

This new carport design from Scarlet Solar tilts to boost energy production

August 2, 2018 at 2:39 pm 0 comments

Scarlet Solar released the TiltPort S range — a carport with a tilting roof that the company claims is capable of generating up to 44 percent more energy than an equivalent fixed carport. A 35’x44′ TiltPort S, rated up to 35 KWp using 96 solar panels, offers shade for 10Read More

Mission Solar teams with ImagineSolar on new solar training initiative

Mission Solar teams with ImagineSolar on new solar training initiative

August 2, 2018 at 10:19 am 0 comments

Mission Solar Energy, a U.S. supplier of high-power solar modules, announced a new training collaboration with ImagineSolar, a solar training provider in sync with NABCEP job task analyses for the solar industry. Mission Solar Energy has committed to providing high-efficiency solar panels and technical materials needed to complete technical andRead More

SunDAT Web Service is a cloud-based PV design software for any site size

SunDAT Web Service is a cloud-based PV design software for any site size

August 1, 2018 at 9:45 am 0 comments

In the hyper-competitive PV industry, extracting every cent of value from a project is crucial. The SunDAT Web Service combines the power of FTC Solar and Parallel Works to bring you cloud-based PV design software that enables users to rapidly generate and analyze hundreds of options for a potential site.Read More