Articles by: Chris Crowell

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Cool thing: Connecticut Green Bank makes intentional effort to boost solar energy in communities of color

Cool thing: Connecticut Green Bank makes intentional effort to boost solar energy in communities of color

May 22, 2019 at 9:04 am 1 comment

Connecticut is bucking a national trend of disparity when it comes to solar adoption among communities of color, according to figures released by the Connecticut Green Bank. The rise is due to Green Bank’s successful efforts to make solar energy more accessible and affordable for homeowners in communities of colorRead More

The 3 IN 1 integrated solar roof passes UL 1703 testing

The 3 IN 1 integrated solar roof passes UL 1703 testing

May 22, 2019 at 8:34 am 1 comment

One of the more intriguing integrated solar roof systems, the 3 IN 1, just completed a test plan for UL 1703 approval and is waiting its certified paperwork. UL 1703 is a mandated group of tests every high-energy output solar product must pass in order to be rightfully certified andRead More

Saft launches a higher voltage (56 V) Li-ion battery option in its Xcelion line

Saft launches a higher voltage (56 V) Li-ion battery option in its Xcelion line

May 21, 2019 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Saft launched a new product in the Xcelion line, the Xcelion 56V lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery, offering customers a variant on the proven technology behind the Xcelion 6T for applications requiring higher voltage. As the third Xcelion product, the Xcelion 56V builds upon the existing technology behind the Xcelion 6T, launched inRead More

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Drinking Buddies: How to pair a beer with your next solar farm (and why)

May 21, 2019 at 8:10 am 0 comments

So, a solar developer and a beekeeper walk into a craft brewery … have you heard this one before? No? Then you need to chat with Rob Davis. He’s the director of the Center for Pollinators in Energy at Fresh Energy, a non-profit that promotes better vegetation on solar farmsRead More

Pure Safety Group unveils new self-retracting, fall protection product line

Pure Safety Group unveils new self-retracting, fall protection product line

May 20, 2019 at 12:34 pm 0 comments

Pure Safety Group (PSG), the largest company dedicated solely to fall protection, unveiled a new lineup of three self-retracting lifelines (SRLs). The SRLs are part of the company’s robust schedule of new product launches in 2019, during which it will release more than 20 new products for keeping workers atRead More

Inside Solar-Log Base, the company’s new solar monitoring, energy management platform

Inside Solar-Log Base, the company’s new solar monitoring, energy management platform

May 20, 2019 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

Solar-Log debuted a new generation of solar plant monitoring hardware at Intersolar in Munich: the Solar-Log Base. When combined with the new Solar-Log WEB Enerest 4.0 (coming later this year), these products will mean easier and more powerful solar monitoring and energy management. “The new Solar-Log product generation was designed basedRead More

Georgia Power adds two commercial solar projects owned by Nexamp

Georgia Power adds two commercial solar projects owned by Nexamp

May 20, 2019 at 11:35 am 0 comments

Under the Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI), Georgia Power is adding more solar power to the grid with new commercial and industrial solar installations. Two of these new installations, owned and operated by Nexamp and developed jointly with Radiance Development LLC, are now in operation. The projects, located in BainbridgeRead More

ESS, CleanSpark team up for first-ever solar + storage microgrid with an iron flow battery

ESS, CleanSpark team up for first-ever solar + storage microgrid with an iron flow battery

May 20, 2019 at 9:44 am 0 comments

ESS Inc., a manufacturer of long-duration energy storage systems, has deployed its Energy Warehouse (EW) long-duration flow battery system at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego. The 50 kW / 400 kWh battery is integrated into a microgrid with a CleanSpark microgrid controller, and the system is designedRead More

DOE’s Solar in Your Community Challenge shows how many cool strategies exist to deploy solar energy

DOE’s Solar in Your Community Challenge shows how many cool strategies exist to deploy solar energy

May 20, 2019 at 9:10 am 0 comments

The Solar in Your Community Challenge is an awesome $5 million prize competition sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office to incentivize the development of new approaches to expand access to solar energy. This year’s competition (from May 2017 to October 2018) resulted in some really cool approachesRead More

Maine legislators seek to expand state’s solar industry via community solar in new bill

Maine legislators seek to expand state’s solar industry via community solar in new bill

May 20, 2019 at 8:32 am 0 comments

Maine has lagged behind the other Northeastern states the last five years in solar energy adoption, mainly due to indecisive and regressive renewable energy policy. This is now starting to change. Earlier this year, the state’s new governor, Janet Mills, signed legislation to end the previous regime’s gross net meteringRead More