Articles by: Chris Crowell

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DC optimizer advocates: HDPV Alliance adds 14 big names to member ranks

DC optimizer advocates: HDPV Alliance adds 14 big names to member ranks

November 12, 2015 at 5:07 pm 1 comment

Have you head of the HDPV Alliance? It is an industry-wide alliance focused on lowering the cost and increasing the performance of PV solar systems — an alliance that just got a little bigger. HDPV announced the addition of 14 new members including: Arctech Solar, Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI), Bender, Bentek, ChinaRead More

Logistics power: AET delivers racking for 7-MW Calif. project in one week

Logistics power: AET delivers racking for 7-MW Calif. project in one week

November 12, 2015 at 3:53 pm 5 comments

Applied Energy Technologies (AET) prides itself on its logistical capabilities, which played a big part in its selection by Swinerton Renewable Energy for a 7 MW solar PV installation in Mendota, Calif., currently under construction. Along with providing its Rayport-G ECO ground mount system, AET’s engineering team provided the fullRead More

SunLink to develop 112.7-MW solar project in Southeast

SunLink to develop 112.7-MW solar project in Southeast

November 12, 2015 at 9:58 am 1 comment

SunLink and Blattner Energy make a good team. Following their collaboration on a 148.5-MW utility-scale solar project earlier this year, Blattner has selected SunLink Corp. as the project partner for a 112.7-MW solar PV portfolio project under development in the southeastern United States. Blattner Energy is a diversified power generation contractorRead More

A first: HUD approves PACE financing for solar in D.C. public housing

A first: HUD approves PACE financing for solar in D.C. public housing

November 11, 2015 at 4:22 pm Comments are Disabled

Washington continues to push solar installs, but in a more tangible way this time, as the District of Columbia’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (DC PACE) Program announced $700,000 in financing for the installation of solar and energy efficiency equipment as part of the Phyllis Wheatley Young Women’s Christian Association (Phyllis Wheatley YWCA) $17Read More

Latest EcoFasten Solar rail-free roof mount achieves Engineering Certification in 10 states

Latest EcoFasten Solar rail-free roof mount achieves Engineering Certification in 10 states

November 11, 2015 at 2:30 pm 1 comment

EcoFasten Solar recently received Engineering Certification from the structural engineering firm PZSE Inc. for its Rock-It System, specific to the following states: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts and New Jersey. The Rock-It System is a fast, easy to install rail-free solar roof mount that conforms toRead More

New lithium battery now shipping throughout Australia, New Zealand

New lithium battery now shipping throughout Australia, New Zealand

November 11, 2015 at 12:30 pm 1 comment

Now launching into the Asia Pacific region, SimpliPhi Power is partnering with DPA Solar to distribute its energy storage technology in Australia and New Zealand. Under the agreement, DPA Solar will provide its vast network of Australian and New Zealand electricians and commercial businesses with SimpliPhi Power’s lithium ferrous phosphateRead More

New Fronius inverters include revenue grade metering option

New Fronius inverters include revenue grade metering option

November 11, 2015 at 9:13 am 2 comments

Revenue Grade Metering is required of systems in SREC states for the necessary data needed for a system owner to gain these values. Revenue Grade Metering is also helpful in simply providing more accurate data, specifically to investors, to garner valuable information on the production of a solar system. FroniusRead More

Solar Power Inc. grows, adds two key positions

Solar Power Inc. grows, adds two key positions

November 10, 2015 at 4:29 pm 1 comment

Solar Power, Inc., (SPI) a global provider of PV solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors, appointed Tao Wu as chief product officer, primarily in charge of the Internet product and technology division of SPI’s Solarbao.com, and Guotao Qiu as president of SPI’s recently launched automobile finance unit.Read More

PosiGen snags Goldman Sachs investment to provide solar to low-income families

PosiGen snags Goldman Sachs investment to provide solar to low-income families

November 10, 2015 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Months after providing PosiGen Solar Solutions with a working capital loan, Goldman Sachs, through its Urban Investment Group, has now made an equity investment in the Louisiana-based company to allow PosiGen to continue its explosive growth. What or who is PosiGen? Well, the company is focused on providing solar productionRead More

TXU Energy partners with SunPower for new Texas solar solution

TXU Energy partners with SunPower for new Texas solar solution

November 10, 2015 at 12:30 pm 1 comment

TXU Energy is a Texas-based company that offers a variety of innovative products and solutions, allowing both its residential and business customers to choose options that best meet their needs, including bringing the first affordable rooftop solar offer to North Texas in 2010. As part of its continuing evolution –Read More