Articles by: Chris Crowell

Partnership to bring more solar trackers to North Carolina

Partnership to bring more solar trackers to North Carolina

August 20, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

A new partnership between NC Solar Now and AllEarth Renewables will bring the innovative AllEarth Solar Tracker solar electric system to homeowners and businesses throughout North Carolina. NC Solar Now is one of the leading North Carolina residential solar installers and provides full service solar installation, design, engineering, and energyRead More

Watch REC Solar, Windset Farms flip switch on 1-MW solar array

Watch REC Solar, Windset Farms flip switch on 1-MW solar array

August 19, 2015 at 4:46 pm Comments are Disabled

REC Solar, a national provider of commercial solar and energy solutions, announced the interconnection of a 1-MW solar energy system for Windset Farms. The Santa Barbara County farm is the largest in Santa Maria and grows non-GMO produce year-round in its state-of-the-art greenhouse facility. The roof-mounted array will enable theRead More

ET Smart Flex modules standardize more MLPE functions

ET Smart Flex modules standardize more MLPE functions

August 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

ET Solar Group, a renewable energy equipment provider, announced at an event in Monterrey, Mexico, that it has launched a new generation of smart modules named the “ET Smart Flex.” In collaboration with Tigo Energy, a Silicon Valley company dedicated to providing smart module technology for the solar industry, ETRead More

AET provides ground-mount for 1-MW project in Pennsylvania

AET provides ground-mount for 1-MW project in Pennsylvania

August 19, 2015 at 1:53 pm Comments are Disabled

Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a preferred supplier of commercial and utility-scale racking systems, was selected by JK Mechanical to supply its Rayport-G ECO ground mount for a 1-MW project in York, Pa. The project is currently being installed. AET’s racking system for the project will support a total of 3,116Read More

6-MW Florida power plant just completed by SunEdison

6-MW Florida power plant just completed by SunEdison

August 19, 2015 at 10:59 am 2 comments

Construction of a new 6-MW AC solar power plant was completed by SunEdison that will supply electricity to Lakeland Electric, the third largest public power utility in the State of Florida, through a 25-year power purchase agreement. The Bella Vista solar power plant is expected to generate approximately 14 GWh of electricity eachRead More

Learn about the new power semiconductor switch developed by Ideal Power

Learn about the new power semiconductor switch developed by Ideal Power

August 19, 2015 at 9:30 am 2 comments

Ideal Power, a developer of advanced power conversion technologies, released a white paper to coincide with the release of a new power semiconductor switch called the Bi-directional Bipolar Junction TRANsistor (B-TRAN) that the company believes will now be a replacement for conventional power switches. Ideal Power was granted five U.S.Read More

NEXTracker to supply 400-MW of trackers to Indian market

NEXTracker to supply 400-MW of trackers to Indian market

August 18, 2015 at 4:54 pm Comments are Disabled

NEXTracker, manufacturer of advanced single-axis solar trackers, and PES Engineers Private Limited (PES), one of India’s premier renewable power engineering and construction firms, jointly announced a 400-MW multiyear supply agreement for the Indian market. Over the next three years, NEXTracker and PES will deliver trackers and installation services to major constructionRead More

Google dips into solar industry with Project Sunroof (good or bad idea?)

Google dips into solar industry with Project Sunroof (good or bad idea?)

August 18, 2015 at 3:41 pm 2 comments

As part of its ongoing attempt to take over the world (or something like that) Google announced the launch of Project Sunroof. This world domination plan might benefit the residential solar market as it is using Google Maps data to calculate whether or not someone is a good candidate forRead More

Swinerton orders 700-MW supply of inverters from SMA

Swinerton orders 700-MW supply of inverters from SMA

August 18, 2015 at 2:27 pm 1 comment

SMA has been chosen to supply 700 MW of central inverters for seven utility-scale PV plants in California. Swinerton Renewable Energy — a San Diego-based engineering, procurement and construction company — selected the Sunny Central 2200-US, one of SMA’s newest utility-scale solutions, for all of the systems. SMA will deliverRead More

Coldwell Solar pumped about 2015 sales, adds new headquarters

Coldwell Solar pumped about 2015 sales, adds new headquarters

August 18, 2015 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

Coldwell Solar, a complete solar installation services provider, says that recent client power bill reductions, tax credits and investment returns will exceed their projected milestone of $500 million. With over $70 million in commercial sales for 2015 in addition to three new public utility projects worth $85 million, Coldwell believes currentRead More