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New 25-MW project pushes SunLink’s Southeastern footprint past 350 MW

New 25-MW project pushes SunLink’s Southeastern footprint past 350 MW

December 10, 2015 at 4:17 pm 2 comments

A new 27-MW DC solar project in Georgia propels SunLink Corp. beyond 350 MW DC of projects in 2015 in the southeastern United States and cements the company’s position as the ground-mount market leader in the region. Georgia recently celebrated the new 135-acre solar facility, located in Jeff Davis County nearRead More

Q&A with solar energy storage solution provider meeco Group

Q&A with solar energy storage solution provider meeco Group

December 10, 2015 at 3:02 pm 2 comments

Solar energy is a clean and reliable power source, but, as you may have noticed your entire life, the sun does not shine 24 hours a day. In order to offset this drawback, solar+storage is a concept moving slowly from concept to workable reality. The meeco Group, a Swiss-based cleanRead More

GameChange says Grid-Lite Roof System ‘virtually eliminates’ ballast

GameChange says Grid-Lite Roof System ‘virtually eliminates’ ballast

December 10, 2015 at 12:30 pm 3 comments

Over the last six months, GameChange Racking‘s Grid-Lite Roof System has achieved growth of over 100 percent. The new system has been such a hit that GameChange is quadrupling manufacturing capacity to match the dramatic growth rate. So, what is Grid-Lite? “Grid-Lite has the lowest wind uplift of any roof racking system, makingRead More

Vermont finishes 5th solar project at state corrections facility

Vermont finishes 5th solar project at state corrections facility

December 10, 2015 at 10:00 am 3 comments

A 500 kW solar net metering project was completed at the Southern State Correctional Facility, the fifth of seven state correctional facilities to be powered by solar. The project is part of an initiative the Governor announced in September 2013 to deploy 5 MW of solar power that will increase theRead More

NEXTracker debuts NX Fusion, a pre-engineered AC power system bundle

NEXTracker debuts NX Fusion, a pre-engineered AC power system bundle

December 9, 2015 at 4:15 pm 3 comments

NEXTracker, a Flex company, just announced its latest innovation called NX Fusion. This new product is a one-stop-shop product bundle that comes as a pre-engineered AC power system solution that integrates a solar power plant’s most critical mechanical and electrical components into a single, repeatable tracker power block. NX Fusion includes NEXTracker’sRead More

Roof Tech adds 72-cell module to residential rail-less applications

Roof Tech adds 72-cell module to residential rail-less applications

December 9, 2015 at 2:19 pm 1 comment

Roof Tech Inc., a leader in rail-less rooftop PV mounting systems, has added engineering to support 72-cell PV modules, or modules up to 21 sq. ft. The new engineering data was added to the company’s already extensive engineering reports created by Starling Madison Lofquist, Inc., a third-party firm that createdRead More

WATCH: ‘Solar Frontiers’ explores global discussions of climate change

WATCH: ‘Solar Frontiers’ explores global discussions of climate change

December 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

As global leaders meet to discuss the future of climate change at COP21, Economist Films has released its latest documentary film “Solar Frontiers,” which is about the people and projects pushing the frontiers of solar power around the world. Solar Frontiers is the third episode in the “Global Compass” series of mini-documentaries,Read More

New single-axis tracker, turnkey service launched by Solar FlexRack

New single-axis tracker, turnkey service launched by Solar FlexRack

December 9, 2015 at 9:52 am 3 comments

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and a leader in photovoltaic mounting solutions, is debuting its next generation, single-axis tracker solution, TDP Turnkey Trackers. What sets the new tracking solution apart is its updated tracking technology that comes bundled with a full suite of services and support for commercialRead More

Duke Energy ready to promote commercial solar+storage solution

Duke Energy ready to promote commercial solar+storage solution

December 8, 2015 at 4:29 pm 3 comments

Solar+storage gets a lot of buzz, but it is still an unknown (as we noted in this cover story). Is the tide starting to turn? Duke Energy Renewables, for one, is ready to jump in. The utility is increasing savings for commercial solar customers through an alliance with Green ChargeRead More

EcoFasten Solar expands into Phoenix (and they are hiring)

EcoFasten Solar expands into Phoenix (and they are hiring)

December 8, 2015 at 2:21 pm 2 comments

EcoFasten Solar, a leader in the solar roof mount manufacturing industry, announced that it will relocate its headquarters to Phoenix in January 2016 (to the nice building rendered above). The company’s exponential growth has driven it to a point of needing significantly more space, staff and a location more centralRead More