Articles by: Chris Crowell

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Cape Fear Solar is the first solar installer to offer the ‘Smart Load Center’ breaker box

Cape Fear Solar is the first solar installer to offer the ‘Smart Load Center’ breaker box

May 17, 2019 at 12:51 pm 0 comments

The Koolbridge Solar SMART LOAD CENTER is an intelligent breaker box that pairs with solar panels, giving the ability to prioritize solar energy as the main source to power a home. It also minimizes reliance on the electrical grid and creates a method to truly harness the unlimited power fromRead More

Hanover, New Hampshire adds solar array to roof of town hall

Hanover, New Hampshire adds solar array to roof of town hall

May 17, 2019 at 12:37 pm 0 comments

A 16.64-kilowatt rooftop solar array recently installed at the Town Hall in Hanover, N.H., is demonstrating the municipality’s commitment to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. The grid-tied system includes 52 solar panels and will generate approximately 17,000 hours of clean energy each year. ReVision Energy, a local employee-owned solarRead More

Spruce Finance lands another $50 million equity investment

Spruce Finance lands another $50 million equity investment

May 17, 2019 at 10:21 am 0 comments

Spruce Finance‘s comeback trail continues. The owner and operator of distributed generation assets in the U.S., has received a $50 million equity investment from its owner HPS Investment Partners. This follow-on investment demonstrates HPS’ commitment to Spruce and the solar asset class, providing support for continued growth through acquisition ofRead More

Seraphim announces roll out of new energy storage line for residential, commercial use

Seraphim announces roll out of new energy storage line for residential, commercial use

May 17, 2019 at 9:50 am 0 comments

Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System Co., a PV manufacturer in China, has recently unveiled its PLANET-series products for 2019, targeting the global PV energy storage market. Specifically, it rolled out the Mercury-5 PV energy storage system for home use and Jupiter-100 PV energy storage system for industrial and commercial use, which canRead More

Southern California Edison signs on its first community solar project

Southern California Edison signs on its first community solar project

May 16, 2019 at 3:18 pm 0 comments

For several reasons, installing solar panels isn’t an option for many Southern Californians. Now, Southern California Edison’s residential and business customers have another way to take advantage of solar energy. The utility has signed on the first developer, SharedSolarCA, to its Community Renewables Program, a program that lets customers takeRead More

SEIA calls its shot: In the next decade, solar can hit 20 percent of all electricity generation

SEIA calls its shot: In the next decade, solar can hit 20 percent of all electricity generation

May 16, 2019 at 3:08 pm 1 comment

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is turning its attention to the 2020s, officially designating the upcoming decade The Solar+ Decade. More than a moniker, SEIA is coupling the name with policy objectives and benchmarks in a roadmap for solar to hit 20 percent of all electricity generation by 2030.Read More

CleanChoice Energy opens up 20 MW of community solar in Minnesota

CleanChoice Energy opens up 20 MW of community solar in Minnesota

May 16, 2019 at 10:33 am 0 comments

CleanChoice Energy is opening 20.51 MW of community solar capacity available for residential customers. The new capacity is being supplied by 15 solar farms owned and operated by Altus Power America and represents enough community solar subscription openings for approximately 3,550 Minnesota residents. The company also noted that this could be theRead More

POWERHOME Solar to install a solar system for its fifth NFL franchise

POWERHOME Solar to install a solar system for its fifth NFL franchise

May 15, 2019 at 1:31 pm 0 comments

Solar energy provider POWERHOME Solar will begin installing solar panels at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center, the headquarters and practice facility for the Indianapolis Colts, in the upcoming months. The new solar panels will provide the facility with renewable, clean energy, helping the franchise further reduce its overall carbon footprintRead More

King of the North: Solar FlexRack tops half a gigawatt of solar projects in Canada

King of the North: Solar FlexRack tops half a gigawatt of solar projects in Canada

May 15, 2019 at 10:54 am 0 comments

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, has been a top provider in Canada for 10 years and just sent word that it’s topped the 550 MW mark of solar projects successfully installed in the country. The accomplishment bringsRead More

Alexandria Industries increases its aluminum extrusion capabilities and capacities

Alexandria Industries increases its aluminum extrusion capabilities and capacities

May 15, 2019 at 10:29 am 0 comments

Contract manufacturer Alexandria Industries invested in a new aluminum extrusion press that will allow the company to increase its aluminum extrusion capabilities, extrude more complex product features, and hold tighter tolerances, while utilizing a variety of alloys. Alexandria Industries will gain an extra 30 percent in extrusion capacity. “By combiningRead More