Articles by: Chris Crowell

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The EnSync Home Energy System includes high-efficiency “LFP” lithium-ion batteries, a Matrix Energy Management system with 9-kWac output capacity, modular energy storage capacity of 9-kWh increments, modular DC-DC converters and the DER Flex Internet of Energy control platform.

Solar + Sharing: Connect groups of homeowners, renters via one solar + storage network

June 15, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Brad Hansen, president and CEO of EnSync Energy Systems, believes solar + storage for the home is still “in the dark ages.” EnSync Energy Systems has built a reputation for deploying high-value distributed energy resources (DERs) in the C&I segment. So why is Hansen discussing residential solar + storage? Well,Read More

Start-up wants to make solar installs contagious among neighbors

Start-up wants to make solar installs contagious among neighbors

June 14, 2018 at 3:19 pm 0 comments

In 2017, Google’s Project Sunroof used satellite images to allow consumers to view which homes in their neighborhood installed solar. OhmHome, just took it a step further with NextDoor Solar, an online tool that allows consumers to view not only which homes in their neighborhood have solar, but also whichRead More

Soltec Tracker.

Global solar tracker market to hit $27 billion by 2024

June 14, 2018 at 2:48 pm 0 comments

According to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Inc, the Solar Tracker Market to exceed $27 billion by 2024. Paradigm shift from depleting conventional resources toward sustainable electricity generation technologies will drive the global solar tracker market. Furthermore, rising concerns pertainingRead More

Metal roofs could trend upward after California’s solar mandate

Metal roofs could trend upward after California’s solar mandate

June 14, 2018 at 2:39 pm 0 comments

As the first state in the nation to require all new homes to have solar power, California’s recent decision may result in a dramatic shift in the way American and Canadian homeowners think about their roofing options, says the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA). “California’s leadership is a giant step forwardRead More

Solar-Tectic patents perovskite, crystalline silicon thin-film tandem solar cell

Solar-Tectic patents perovskite, crystalline silicon thin-film tandem solar cell

June 14, 2018 at 2:18 pm 0 comments

Perovskite materials are always on the horizon for the solar industry, holding promise as a future solution to the long-standing problem of solar cell efficiency, which is of primary importance in today’s solar panel market. And while there have been numerous reports of perovskite/silicon (wafer) tandem solar cells, remarkably thereRead More

OMCO’s Field-Fast racking design incorporates value-added touches that leverage its OEM factory-direct capability.

Saving studies for modular, FieldFast ground-mount system reveal big cost reductions

June 14, 2018 at 7:09 am 0 comments

In this uncertain #TrumpTariffs market, many investors have less appetite for newer, less proven systems, seeing that as another avenue of risk in projects where pennies and seconds count more than ever. This puts the spotlight on companies and products that can deliver the most certainty in terms of upfrontRead More

Soligent partners with Chilicon Power for grid-support inverter, monitoring solutions

Soligent partners with Chilicon Power for grid-support inverter, monitoring solutions

June 13, 2018 at 4:16 pm 0 comments

Soligent Distribution, the leading distributor of solar equipment in the United States, has partnered with Chilicon Power, a tech-forward designer and manufacturer of grid-support inverter and monitoring solutions, to expand its quality product menu. Soligent, a pure play solar distributor, financier and technology platform supplies over 5,000 solar installers withRead More

Solar FlexRack supplies G3-X fixed tilt system for 71-MW project in North Carolina

Solar FlexRack supplies G3-X fixed tilt system for 71-MW project in North Carolina

June 12, 2018 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

Solar FlexRack’s reputation within the solar industry continues to grow. A division of Northern States Metals, Solar FlexRack has completed shipments of its G3-X fixed tilt racking system to Brantley solar farm, a large-scale solar project in North Carolina. The 71 MWdc project, which is about 30 miles east ofRead More

Details on PV Kit 2.0 from S-5!, updated to improve installation time

Details on PV Kit 2.0 from S-5!, updated to improve installation time

June 12, 2018 at 9:22 am 0 comments

S-5! sent word of its new PV Kit 2.0 EdgeGrab and PV Kit 2.0 MidGrab, offering solar panel installers significant improvements and easier installation. S-5! introduced the original direct-attachment solar panel system 11 years ago. The updates in PV Kit 2.0 are a result of solar installer feedback to solveRead More

Vivint Solar closes on $811 million in new financing (largest securitization of residential PPAs ever)

Vivint Solar closes on $811 million in new financing (largest securitization of residential PPAs ever)

June 12, 2018 at 8:58 am 0 comments

Vivint Solar has closed on $811 million aggregate principal amount of debt financing comprised of two separate transactions. The first is a capital markets issuance by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Vivint Solar Financing V, LLC, of $466 million aggregate principal amount of Solar Asset Backed Notes, Series 2018-1. The offering wasRead More