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GameChange technology handles harsh conditions in 7 MW install

GameChange technology handles harsh conditions in 7 MW install

June 8, 2015 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

GameChange Racking announced that its articulating purlin technology which is now provided as a standard with its pile-driven and earthscrew ground systems, combined with other GameChange standard flexibility features, handled extreme rolling ground conditions on a 7 MW installation just completed on the East coast. “Being able to meet realRead More

Dairyland Power issues RFP for 25 MW from PV sources

Dairyland Power issues RFP for 25 MW from PV sources

June 5, 2015 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Dairyland Power Cooperative has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 25 MW of renewable energy from one or more new utility-scale photovoltaic solar facilities. “This RFP is a critical component of Dairyland’s strategic direction to diversify our generation portfolio. I like to say that it is finallyRead More

OutBack Power’s battery-based inverters earn HECO approval

OutBack Power’s battery-based inverters earn HECO approval

June 5, 2015 at 11:45 am 1 comment

OutBack Power Technologies, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of advanced power electronics for renewable energy, announced that the Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) has approved its Radian, FX and FXR multimode inverter/chargers for transient overvoltage self-certification (TrOV-2). OutBack’s products are the first battery-backed inverters to qualify for HECO’s stringent “ultra-fast trip”Read More

PV utility market: Huge demand, opportunity next 10 years

PV utility market: Huge demand, opportunity next 10 years

June 5, 2015 at 10:44 am 1 comment

We know that solar project costs are going down, both because of decreases in material prices and then subsequent increases in efficiency that drive savings, and as that news spreads wider and gets in the right hands, solar will demand will spread far and wide. At least that’s the thinking.Read More

Vivint Solar jumping into commercial solar projects

Vivint Solar jumping into commercial solar projects

June 4, 2015 at 2:06 pm Comments are Disabled

Vivint Solar, a provider of residential solar energy systems, entered into its first solar commercial and industrial investment fund to which the investor has committed to invest $150 million, which will allow the company to finance energy efficient commercial and industrial solar projects. This announcement marks the first time thatRead More

Schneider Electric rolling out new energy storage, monitoring, control products

Schneider Electric rolling out new energy storage, monitoring, control products

June 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Schneider Electric Solar Business will be presenting its new energy storage offer, along with enhanced monitoring and control solutions at the upcoming Intersolar Europe exhibition in Munich, Germany, on June 10-12, 2015. Attendees of Intersolar Europe will get to see Schneider Electric’s Conext Core XC ES inverter, a new line of centralRead More

EcoFasten Solar debuts Rock-It System for rail-free mounting

EcoFasten Solar debuts Rock-It System for rail-free mounting

June 4, 2015 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

A new rail-free solar roof mount is coming your way via EcoFasten Solar. It’s called the Rock-It System, and it conforms to UL Subject 2703, bearing the ETL Listed mark by the Intertek Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), and holds a Class A Fire Class Resistance Rating when using Type 1, listed PV modules.Read More

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GameChange Pour-in-Place system used in 2.5 MW Mass. landfill install

June 4, 2015 at 10:36 am 1 comment

Citizens Energy Chairman Joseph P. Kennedy II, a former Member of Congress, joined with Westfield, Mass., Mayor Daniel Knapik in the ceremonial flipping of a switch in western MA featured in WWLP 22 NEWS. The 2.5 MW Solar Landfill Installation utilized the GameChange Racking Pour-in-Place Ballasted Ground System, and isRead More

ViZn Energy Systems partners with Jabil to manufacture redox flow batteries

ViZn Energy Systems partners with Jabil to manufacture redox flow batteries

June 2, 2015 at 4:50 pm 2 comments

ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a provider of energy storage systems for microgrid and utility applications, has entered into a strategic relationship with Jabil Circuit Inc., a design, manufacturing and supply chain management service provider, to manufacture ViZn’s redox flow batteries in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. Jabil will help ViZnRead More

AET selected by SolarCity for 400 kW ground mount install in Maryland

AET selected by SolarCity for 400 kW ground mount install in Maryland

June 2, 2015 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

Applied Energy Technologies, (AET) a supplier of commercial and utility-scale racking systems, announced the successful installation of its Rayport G ECO for a 400 kW solar PV ground mount system at the Queen Anne’s County Board of Education building in Grasonville, Md. The project, in partnership with SolarCity, a full-serviceRead More