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Must read: SEIA debuts Solar Supply Chain Traceability Protocol

Must read: SEIA debuts Solar Supply Chain Traceability Protocol

April 29, 2021 at 8:21 am 0 comments

Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is releasing a new tool to increase supply chain transparency and help ensure that all solar components are made ethically throughout the solar value chain. The Solar Supply Chain Traceability Protocol is a set of guidelines designed to help solar companies meet complianceRead More

Origis Energy developing 200-MW solar project in Mississippi for TVA

Origis Energy developing 200-MW solar project in Mississippi for TVA

April 28, 2021 at 2:42 pm 0 comments

Origis Energy is developing a 200-MW solar farm in Clay County, Miss., to support Knoxville, Tenn.’s renewable energy needs. Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB)’s investment in the project helped enable 50 MW of new battery storage technology that will increase power grid resiliency. “We take our commitment of being good stewards of our environment seriously, andRead More

Researchers developing energy storage system that uses retired EV batteries

Researchers developing energy storage system that uses retired EV batteries

April 28, 2021 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

Researchers from the Utah Power Electronics Lab at Utah State partnered with Dream Team, a Maryland-based security research firm, to develop solar energy storage systems using “retired” batteries from electric vehicles. The technology could dramatically reduce the cost of solar energy storage, making the adoption of solar energy more accessibleRead More

Gridtential Energy nets $12M to fund advanced AGM battery tech

Gridtential Energy nets $12M to fund advanced AGM battery tech

April 27, 2021 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

Gridtential Energy is getting ready to rapidly deploy its advanced AGM battery technology, Silicon Joule. This week it announced $12 million in financing led by 1955 Capital. It is also launching a series of groundbreaking AGM reference batteries produced on East Penn Manufacturing’s prototype line. Gridtential created Silicon Joule asRead More

Power of local solar: SolSmart jurisdictions add hundreds of MWs across the U.S.

Power of local solar: SolSmart jurisdictions add hundreds of MWs across the U.S.

April 27, 2021 at 5:37 pm 0 comments

Over 400 municipalities, counties, and regional organizations in 41 states have now achieved designation under SolSmart, a federally funded program that helps local governments make it faster, easier, and more affordable to go solar. And new research shows that SolSmart provides significant benefits to participating communities and has measurable impactsRead More

Details on iM3NY’s lithium-ion Gigafactory and its bio mineralization tech

Details on iM3NY’s lithium-ion Gigafactory and its bio mineralization tech

April 26, 2021 at 3:50 pm 0 comments

Imperium3 New York Inc. (iM3NY) has funding all set to develop its Lithium-ion Gigafactory in Endicott, New York. The build-out has already begun with production expected in early 2022. iM3NY has an exclusive North American technology license agreement with Charge CCCV LLC (C4V), a Binghamton, NY-based R&D company with IPRead More

With an innovative gapless cell layout, the new REC Alpha Pure Black Series reaches 405 Wp, alongside its elegant appearance and lead-free construction

REC unveils Alpha Pure Black solar panels for residential market

April 26, 2021 at 3:26 pm 0 comments

REC Group unveiled its Alpha Pure Black solar panel. With lead-free production and a substantial gain in power output, the REC Alpha Pure Black will start production in June 2021 at REC’s fully automated manufacturing facility in Singapore, with first deliveries expected in July. With half-cut heterojunction cells in a gapless layout, the RECRead More

Palmetto launches residential solar monitoring program

Palmetto launches residential solar monitoring program

April 26, 2021 at 11:53 am 0 comments

A week after launching its renewable energy marketplace in Southern California, Palmetto launched a new solar energy monitoring program – Palmetto Protect. The monitoring tool is available through the Palmetto App, accessible via Android and iOS, to all solar customers regardless of installer. The free monitoring plan provides key informationRead More

QuickBOLT’s QB2 solar mount approved by Florida regulators

QuickBOLT’s QB2 solar mount approved by Florida regulators

April 26, 2021 at 10:19 am 0 comments

QuickBOLT’s strongest Top Mount, QB2, has been officially approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations. Now that QB2 has been approved, solar installers in Florida can expect an even easier permitting process when submitting designs that include the QB2. Florida is known for having notoriously high standardsRead More

LONGi debuts Hi-MO module for residential, commercial solar

LONGi debuts Hi-MO module for residential, commercial solar

April 26, 2021 at 9:49 am 0 comments

LONGi has formally launched its Hi-MO 4m (66C) module, designed for distributed generation (DG) applications. In addition to the 66C option, the company has also launched 60C and 72C versions of the module to an audience of more than 600 dealer partners and industry experts. The three products cover power ranges ofRead More