Articles by: Chris Crowell

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JinkoSolar launches 580-Watt solar PV panel, the Tiger Pro series

JinkoSolar launches 580-Watt solar PV panel, the Tiger Pro series

May 18, 2020 at 11:45 am 0 comments

JinkoSolar Holding Co. officially launched its 2020 flagship Tiger Pro module series this week during a virtual event. The Tiger Pro series has been hotly anticipated by utility-scale developers and investors because of its max power output of 580 Wp. “The global PV market is rapidly moving towards high-performance modulesRead More

Sunport's second-generation high efficiency MWT C series and D series modules

Sunport Power’s next-gen solar PV modules hit 375 Watts

May 18, 2020 at 11:31 am 0 comments

Sunport Power is a solar module manufacturer based in WUXI, China, that’s been around since 2012, and its first-generation C6 and D6 modules hold the dominant position in the target market across several countries including Italy, Spain, Australia and Poland. “We are glad that our products have gained recognition in global markets. To date,Read More

CS Energy completes New Jersey’s largest solar project at Naval Weapons Station Earle

CS Energy completes New Jersey’s largest solar project at Naval Weapons Station Earle

May 18, 2020 at 10:22 am 0 comments

National EPC, O&M and energy storage company CS Energy (formerly Conti Solar) just completed the largest solar project in New Jersey. The project owner, Ben Moreell Solar Farm, LLC and Department of the Navy (DON) executed a lease for approximately 170 acres of underutilized land for the purpose of constructingRead More

COVID-19 crisis: Solar now losing jobs faster than the U.S. economy (nearing 2014 employment levels)

COVID-19 crisis: Solar now losing jobs faster than the U.S. economy (nearing 2014 employment levels)

May 18, 2020 at 7:10 am 0 comments

We reported last week that clean energy jobs have fallen off a cliff, and now the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) tells us solar specifically is nearing 2014 employment levels. This is an expected workforce of 188,000 people as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, compared to the 302,000 the tradeRead More

HSGS builds solar canopies at Biloxi VA Medical Center

HSGS builds solar canopies at Biloxi VA Medical Center

May 15, 2020 at 3:05 pm 0 comments

Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) has recently completed the construction of several solar energy systems for the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Biloxi VA Medical Center in Biloxi, Miss. These solar energy systems include: a 550-kW solar PV parking canopy, a 40-kW rooftop solar PV array, and a PVRead More

Ginlong Solis is expanding, plans to raise $100M to double string inverter production

Ginlong Solis is expanding, plans to raise $100M to double string inverter production

May 15, 2020 at 10:13 am 0 comments

Ginlong Technologies has plans to raise over $100 million USD through a non-public offering to finance the expansion of its manufacturing capacity. Facing a rise in the global string inverter market, Ginlong will use these funds to double its production capacity of Solis products to 20 GW per year. ThisRead More

Spruce Finance is growing fast, gobbles up Clearway Energy’s entire residential solar portfolio

Spruce Finance is growing fast, gobbles up Clearway Energy’s entire residential solar portfolio

May 15, 2020 at 9:52 am 0 comments

Spruce Finance, the largest private owner and operator of distributed generation solar residential assets in the U.S., has bought Clearway Energy’s entire portfolio of residential solar assets. The deal is Spruce’s largest to date and the latest example of the company’s residential solar asset “growth by acquisition” strategy in theRead More

EnerBank USA streamlines its home improvement financing via Leap partnership

EnerBank USA streamlines its home improvement financing via Leap partnership

May 14, 2020 at 11:27 am 0 comments

EnerBank USA announced strategic partnership this week with point-of-sale application Leap. Solar and home improvement contractors using Leap can now use a single tool to build estimates, proposals and contracts; and securely apply for financing and receive an immediate credit decision through the EnerBank integrated portal. “The Leap/EnerBank partnership willRead More

Cal Flats solar PV project insures its production with kWh Analytics’ Revenue Put

Cal Flats solar PV project insures its production with kWh Analytics’ Revenue Put

May 14, 2020 at 11:05 am 0 comments

Solar risk management firm kWh Analytics structured a Solar Revenue Put as part of the refinancing of the 173-MWdc Cal Flats 130 PV facility in Monterey County, Calif. The facility is owned and operated by Capital Dynamics, an independent global private asset management firm. The Solar Revenue Put is a creditRead More

Solaria adds two big names to its executive team

Solaria adds two big names to its executive team

May 14, 2020 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Solaria Corp., global provider of premium solar energy products, announced the appointment of Tony Alvarez, a veteran of the semiconductor and solar industries, to the role of Chief Executive Officer, and Howard Wenger, former President and CEO of SunPower Systems, to the role of President. Suvi Sharma, Solaria Founder, willRead More