Articles by: Chris Crowell

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Ideal Power to fulfill 1.5 MW for its power conversion systems in California

Ideal Power to fulfill 1.5 MW for its power conversion systems in California

September 29, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

Ideal Power Inc. received an order for 1.5 MW of its 30-kW Battery Converters and Grid Resilient Power Conversion Systems, based on the company’s patented Power Packet Switching Architecture (PPSA), for integration into commercial and industrial energy storage systems in California. This is the first volume order received from aRead More

How Southwire Co. supports sustainability in variety of ways

How Southwire Co. supports sustainability in variety of ways

September 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

Southwire Company’s Energy Division connects with the customers and industries it serves in more ways than you might think. A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is North America’s largest wire and cable producer. The company and its subsidiaries manufacture utility wire and cable, building wire and cable,Read More

Bristol Community College shows off 3.2 MW solar parking canopy

Bristol Community College shows off 3.2 MW solar parking canopy

September 24, 2015 at 12:25 pm 2 comments

When students returned this fall to the campus of Bristol Community College they were met with a dazzling sight—New England’s largest solar parking canopy. The 3.2 megawatt solar array, which can produce enough power to meet half of the campus’ energy needs, covers 800 parking spaces on the Fall River,Read More

Strathcona Solar Initiatives details 140-kW community center project in Ontario

Strathcona Solar Initiatives details 140-kW community center project in Ontario

September 24, 2015 at 10:31 am 1 comment

One of the many virtuous elements of the solar industry is how it has the potential to bring a community together. As an example, we look north to Strathcona Solar Initiatives, a multiple award-winning full service integrator in Eastern Ontario, that recently completed a 140-kW solar  installation on the Virginiatown Community Centre inRead More

Solect jumps into residential solar with OneRoof Energy

Solect jumps into residential solar with OneRoof Energy

September 23, 2015 at 3:17 pm 1 comment

Solect Energy is a full-service commercial-scale solar developer in Massachusetts, but through a new partnership with OneRoof Energy — a residential solar services provider — will start offering comprehensive solar solutions to residential customers in Massachusetts. As part of the partnership, Solect Energy will serve as the preferred installer for OneRoof Energy’s MassachusettsRead More

GameChange Racking to accelerate expansion of fixed tilt, tracker business

September 23, 2015 at 1:15 pm Comments are Disabled

GameChange Racking’s financing facility with Barron Group Holdings LLC was recently upsized to $20 million. The facility is to be utilized as needed to help accelerate the rapid expansion of GameChange’s fixed tilt and tracker solar PV racking business in the United States and internationally. GameChange Racking expects revenues toRead More

SunLink expands PowerCare program into installation, O&M services

SunLink expands PowerCare program into installation, O&M services

September 23, 2015 at 12:14 pm 4 comments

Expanding on its highly regarded engineering support and project management for commercial and utility solar installations, SunLink Corp. is introducing two new services under the umbrella of its signature PowerCare program: StrongLink installation and SureLink operations and maintenance (O&M) services. The new service offerings build upon SunLink’s trusted engineering andRead More

LG’s new lineup of high-efficiency NeON panels on the scene at SPI

LG’s new lineup of high-efficiency NeON panels on the scene at SPI

September 22, 2015 at 1:22 pm 2 comments

LG Electronics unveiled the all-new Mono X NeON 72 at this year’s Solar Power International, and your Solar Builder team got an up-close look. This latest addition to LG’s family of high-performing and high-quality solar products boasts a highly efficient N-type double-sided cell structure, making it the one of theRead More

Watch: The storage+inverter system of Tabuchi explained #SPI

Watch: The storage+inverter system of Tabuchi explained #SPI

September 22, 2015 at 11:11 am 1 comment

Tabuchi Electric, the No. 5 inverter manufacturer in the world, is just now moving into the North American market, and it is doing so with some very cool innovations. At Intersolar North America, the Japanese company launched its residential solar + storage solution, the EneTelus Intelligent Battery System (EIBS). Taking thingsRead More

SPI highlight: Seeing the massive rooftop array that powered the convention

SPI highlight: Seeing the massive rooftop array that powered the convention

September 22, 2015 at 10:27 am 1 comment

Maybe the coolest, or most appropriate, aspect of Solar Power International this year was the location itself — the Anaheim Convention Center — which is maybe the most eco-friendly and solar-friendly in the country. (The uncoolest, or most ironic, aspect was the single morning of rain Anaheim will probably see allRead More