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ViZn Energy receives 128 kW battery system order from Idaho National Laboratory

ViZn Energy receives 128 kW battery system order from Idaho National Laboratory

January 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm 1 comment

ViZn Energy Systems Inc., a provider of energy storage systems for microgrid and utility applications, received an order for a 128 kW/320 kWh redox flow battery system based on its zinc-iron chemistry from Idaho National Laboratory (INL), part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) complex of national laboratories. ViZn’s flowRead More

Enact Systems, West Monroe Partners collaborate on distributed energy cloud solution

Enact Systems, West Monroe Partners collaborate on distributed energy cloud solution

January 19, 2016 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

Enact Systems provides a cloud-based end-to-end business process automation solutions for distributed energy developers, installers, investors as well as utilities and energy co-operatives. The company’s latest partnership with West Monroe Partners will be a strategic implementation in the U.S. utility industry. “A number of our utility clients are looking to launch internal capabilities toRead More

Nevada solar company GoSolar cuts jobs in wake of PUCN decision

Nevada solar company GoSolar cuts jobs in wake of PUCN decision

January 18, 2016 at 11:05 am 2 comments

Following the decision by Governor Brian Sandoval‘s Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) to dramatically alter Nevada’s rooftop solar industry, big name national solar companies like SolarCity and Vivint came out against the move and then even publicly stopped doing business in the area. Well, it isn’t just the bigRead More

NEXTracker’s NX Horizon tracker achieves UL 3703 certification

NEXTracker’s NX Horizon tracker achieves UL 3703 certification

January 18, 2016 at 9:09 am 1 comment

NEXTracker’s self-powered tracker (SPT), NX Horizon, is now UL 3703 certified. This certification specifically addresses solar tracking system functions with respect to risk of electric shock, mechanical and fire hazards. NEXTracker’s UL 3703 certification includes grounding through existing structural components without the need for additional dedicated grounding components like braids,Read More

SolaTrim signs deal with Hybrid Power Supply to distribute its protective barriers

SolaTrim signs deal with Hybrid Power Supply to distribute its protective barriers

January 15, 2016 at 2:38 pm 1 comment

SolaTrim LLC, a provider of protective barriers to beautify and safeguard residential solar systems, has signed a distribution agreement with Hybrid Power Supply of Calgary, Alberta. With this new distribution agreement, SolaTrim not only expands its market presence into Canada but also opens up new sales opportunities in niche alternative energy applications.Read More

Twenty-five California schools to install solar parking canopies via SunEdison

Twenty-five California schools to install solar parking canopies via SunEdison

January 15, 2016 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

SunEdison, Inc. signed solar power purchase agreements with 25 California elementary, middle and high schools. SunEdison plans to install high-performance solar parking canopies at each of the campuses. By switching to solar, the schools expect to save more than $30 million on energy costs over the next 20 years. TheRead More

GameChange Racking unveils cost-friendly racking for First Solar Series 4 Modules

GameChange Racking unveils cost-friendly racking for First Solar Series 4 Modules

January 15, 2016 at 10:24 am 1 comment

GameChange Racking has been driving costs down for awhile now. This week, the company announced that it has achieved an optimized cost of $.089/watt 9 and 10 up landscape systems for First Solar Series 4 modules. These are in addition to the 5 and 6 up landscape solutions previously beingRead More

Exosun trackers selected for three solar power plants in Jordan

Exosun trackers selected for three solar power plants in Jordan

January 14, 2016 at 5:42 pm 2 comments

Exosun, a supplier of solar tracking solutions for ground-mounted photovoltaic plants, has been selected by Phoenix Solar, a leading international PV system integrator, and its partner Millennium Energy Industries, to equip three photovoltaic power plants totaling 11 MWp in Jordan with its innovative tracking technology. This PV project, the largest in theRead More

New financing product for commercial solar projects launched by Wunder Capital

New financing product for commercial solar projects launched by Wunder Capital

January 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Wunder Capital recently launched its second financing product for commercial solar PV projects, Wunder Bridge Loans. New Wunder Bridge Loans are designed for solar professionals in need of working capital for project development activities and serve as a strong compliment to Wunder’s long-term debt product, which was launched in mid 2015Read More

Farmland Partners signs two solar ground lease agreements in South Carolina

Farmland Partners signs two solar ground lease agreements in South Carolina

January 14, 2016 at 2:29 pm 3 comments

Farmland Partners Inc. is an internally managed real estate company that owns and seeks to acquire North American farmland and makes loans to farmers secured by farm real estate. The company is exploring additional uses of said land by entering into solar lease agreements. For example, it signed two new groundRead More