Articles by: Chris Crowell

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Check out the rooftop solar PV of Niner Wine Estates

Check out the rooftop solar PV of Niner Wine Estates

December 4, 2015 at 10:28 am 1 comment

Renusol America, a provider of solar PV mounting solutions with systems installed across the U.S., has provided its “one size fits all” Renusol VS mounting system with pre-assembled components for the 200-kW solar power installation on the rooftop of Niner Estate Winery’s tasting room and restaurant in Paso Robles, Calif.Read More

ViZn Energy Systems dishes on next-gen energy storage solution

ViZn Energy Systems dishes on next-gen energy storage solution

December 3, 2015 at 4:42 pm 1 comment

ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a provider of energy storage systems for microgrid, commercial and industrial and utility applications, is building upon its proprietary flow battery technology to enhance the capabilities, reliability and lifetime of all next generation flow battery systems for multi-megawatt energy storage applications. The Vanguard II battery stack furtherRead More

NextEra Energy has big solar plans for U.S. Navy in Hawaii

NextEra Energy has big solar plans for U.S. Navy in Hawaii

December 3, 2015 at 2:30 pm 3 comments

NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, plans to continue a project to build, own and operate approximately 17 MW of solar facilities on three separate military installations on Oahu. “The Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy have set aggressive goals for the use of renewable energy sourcesRead More

SEPA report: How to improve community solar models

SEPA report: How to improve community solar models

December 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm 6 comments

  Community solar projects are popular and popping up across the country, but not all of these programs — which allow people to buy into a local project and benefit from their share of the electricity it generates — are equally successful. The numbers, according to a recent survey byRead More

SunLink to build out PowerCare security tech with new exec hire

SunLink to build out PowerCare security tech with new exec hire

December 3, 2015 at 10:05 am 1 comment

SunLink Corp. continues to grow its executive strength with the addition of James Ray as vice president of software engineering. Ray brings a wealth of experience from the financial security space and joins SunLink at the perfect time as the company rolls out its expanded suite of PowerCare services, including intelligent, next-generationRead More

Tri Global Energy creates new solar business unit, acquires K12Solar

Tri Global Energy creates new solar business unit, acquires K12Solar

December 2, 2015 at 4:57 pm 2 comments

Tri Global Energy, a renewable energy company with utility-scale wind energy projects, has added solar to its portfolio of renewable energy resources with the formation of a new business unit — TGE Solar — and the acquisition of K12Solar, a California-based provider of roof-top solar photovoltaic energy systems. Tri GlobalRead More

Inside the new DEGER single-axis tracker (making North American debut)

Inside the new DEGER single-axis tracker (making North American debut)

December 2, 2015 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

DEGER is a German company in the business of solar tracking systems, with a giant product portfolio for single- and dual-axis solar trackers. Its market position is based on the unique, patented “Maximum Light Detection” or MLD technology that makes it possible to increase the yield of solar power plants through the use of “intelligent” control.Read More

How energy storage helps solar’s long-term value problem

How energy storage helps solar’s long-term value problem

December 2, 2015 at 12:30 pm 6 comments

There has been noise recently about the future economic viability of solar energy generation. The thinking is basic supply-and-demand: Solar hits peak generation during the day, when there is limited demand. So, the more solar that gets installed, the more it will compete with itself and drive down the pricesRead More

New PV systems that adapt to different climates — the goal of new Austrian project

New PV systems that adapt to different climates — the goal of new Austrian project

December 2, 2015 at 9:53 am 1 comment

We don’t venture into Austrian solar territory much, but a new project is coming together with the mild goal of revolutionizing the entire PV system. No big deal. Dubbed the Infinity project, its aim is to adapt the entire photovoltaic system, including the materials, components and processes involved, to theRead More

Report: Top U.S. companies increase solar installs by 59 percent

Report: Top U.S. companies increase solar installs by 59 percent

December 1, 2015 at 4:55 pm 6 comments

Growth in the use of solar energy has surged 183 percent among America’s top companies in the four years since the first Solar Means Business report was published. The study released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) also shows a 59 percent growth in solar installations since justRead More