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CleanChoice Energy enrolling subscribers for 4 MW of new community solar in Hennepin County, Minn.

CleanChoice Energy enrolling subscribers for 4 MW of new community solar in Hennepin County, Minn.

October 9, 2018 at 4:11 pm 0 comments

CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that provides wind and solar energy products to customers across the country, has opened subscriber enrollment for the Corcoran Community Solar Farm in Minnesota. At more than 600 open subscriber allocations, it is one of the largest single residential Community Solar enrollments ever toRead More

Open Energy’s Finance Exchange has already funded $65 million in solar projects

Open Energy’s Finance Exchange has already funded $65 million in solar projects

October 9, 2018 at 3:55 pm 0 comments

A $35 million solar loan matched between a lender and developer by Open Energy, an innovative solar financing solutions provider, was funded its last month. Open Energy paired a solar developer with the most competitive finance terms in the market across its new Finance Exchange, which we profiled here, forRead More

Tupelo Music Hall cutting ribbon on its 100-kW solar array

Tupelo Music Hall cutting ribbon on its 100-kW solar array

October 8, 2018 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

A public ribbon cutting is scheduled on October 16 at Tupelo Music Hall, in New Hampshire — a facility that is believed to be the first solar-powered venue of its kind in New England. The event will recognize Tupelo’s clean energy transition and will include remarks by local leaders. ARead More

Michigan Public Service Commission finalizes avoided cost rates for Consumers Energy

Michigan Public Service Commission finalizes avoided cost rates for Consumers Energy

October 8, 2018 at 11:50 am 0 comments

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued a ruling finalizing the rates and standard contract terms that Consumers Energy Co., one of Michigan’s largest investor-owned utilities, must pay for energy and capacity from solar energy facilities and other independent power producers under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). TheRead More

Seaward improves PV testing range, uses new I-V curve algorithm

Seaward improves PV testing range, uses new I-V curve algorithm

October 8, 2018 at 11:43 am 0 comments

Solar test equipment manufacturer Seaward Group has relaunched the latest in its popular range of solar PV test equipment with new features to keep it at the forefront of the industry. The new PV200/210 Complete Kit, which builds on the success of the original PV200 and 210 devices, has newRead More

EV Update: Seven steps for regulators, New York rebate, EVgo ramps deployment

EV Update: Seven steps for regulators, New York rebate, EVgo ramps deployment

October 8, 2018 at 11:31 am 0 comments

Electric vehicles are coming, and grid planners, regulators, developers and solar companies should all be ready to build the complementary infrastructure. Here’s a roundup of all the recent EV segments news to keep you up to date. AEE’s seven steps to prepare for EV surge Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) releasedRead More

Watch: SnapNrack debuts Ultra Rail System at Solar Power International

Watch: SnapNrack debuts Ultra Rail System at Solar Power International

October 8, 2018 at 10:54 am 0 comments

SnapNrack debuted its new Ultra Rail System at Solar Power International this year, a lightweight rail solution for mounting solar modules on the roof. Ultra Rail, a lighter rail profile, is a more economical solution for projects in more average load conditions, especially when attachment spacing is already dictated byRead More

More solar installers are now adding on home energy monitoring services

More solar installers are now adding on home energy monitoring services

October 8, 2018 at 10:26 am 1 comment

Mentioned in our top storylines from SPI is the solar + storage + home automation space finally taking shape. While the full suite is officially here (via Sonnen), the demand isn’t there yet. A key step in that direction though is the proliferation of more home energy monitoring systems thatRead More

Virginia readies energy plan that calls for 3 GW of solar, wind by 2022

Virginia readies energy plan that calls for 3 GW of solar, wind by 2022

October 8, 2018 at 9:56 am 0 comments

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam released the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan, which included a detailed strategy to increase access to solar and expand solar production in the state. Specifically, the plan calls for developing new solar purchase options for corporate customers and small businesses, expanding community solar, and adding 3,000 MWRead More

Modernize Appointments is a new marketing tool for small solar contractors

Modernize Appointments is a new marketing tool for small solar contractors

October 4, 2018 at 1:58 pm 0 comments

Modernize, a home improvement contractor lead generation company, has launched Modernize Appointments, a new national offering designed to support smaller contractors who want to grow their businesses. Modernize Appointments provide contractors with requests from homeowners for in-home appointments at specific dates and times. These requests are delivered via email toRead More