Articles by: SB Staff

Get to know your international standards for solar PV monitoring, measurement (like ISO/IEC 17025)

Get to know your international standards for solar PV monitoring, measurement (like ISO/IEC 17025)

February 17, 2020 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

In solar energy there are a number of international standards to consider when it comes to PV plant operation and maintenance. Some of these also apply in the earlier phases of design, procurement and construction. The standards and levels selected for a solar project also influence the products required toRead More

SunPower earnings show big bump in residential solar in Q4, issues with commercial deal execution

SunPower earnings show big bump in residential solar in Q4, issues with commercial deal execution

February 13, 2020 at 12:59 pm 0 comments

Despite missing its earnings forecast targets and not meeting analyst expectations, SunPower still had a pretty solid 2019. It is still figuring out the mechanics of spinning off its PV manufacturing business late last year, but the company’s full-year 2019 earnings report shows a big bump in its residential solarRead More

Off-grid smart home developer Dvele explains its solar design strategy

Off-grid smart home developer Dvele explains its solar design strategy

January 13, 2020 at 2:22 pm 1 comment

Out of the ashes of the Ventura County, Calif., fires, new life comes from Dvele, the modern prefab smart home producer. Dvele employs a holistic building science practice that considers physics, biology and chemistry to ensure that its homes exceed third-party certifications for quality, health, and efficiency. The homes Dvele producesRead More

Five trends driving solar energy globally in 2020 via Sun Investment Group

Five trends driving solar energy globally in 2020 via Sun Investment Group

January 13, 2020 at 7:38 am 0 comments

The solar energy market is predicted to increase at a CAGR of 20.5% from 2019 to 2026, and account for $223.3 billion by the end of 2026. Although climate change is the primary reason why solar energy is gaining popularity, Andrius Terskovas, head of business development at Sun Investment GroupRead More

This Hydro Seed Applicator can speed up solar project vegetation seeding, spraying

This Hydro Seed Applicator can speed up solar project vegetation seeding, spraying

January 7, 2020 at 1:45 pm 0 comments

APEX by Fecon introduces their lineup of hydro seeding and environmental spray applicators for off-road environments, such as solar project sites. Designed for the rigors of off-road use, these applicators provide the durability needed for remote applications, including rubber track mounted options, units fitted with oversized flotation tires or tracks,Read More

Q CELLS celebrates 20 years in solar by shifting all PV module production to monocrystalline in 2020

Q CELLS celebrates 20 years in solar by shifting all PV module production to monocrystalline in 2020

December 17, 2019 at 1:26 pm Comments are Disabled

Few other solar companies in the market today can boast such a long history as the Q CELLS brand. From the Company’s German inception in 1999 to its current status as a top-tier, vertically integrated provider of total energy solutions, Q CELLS’ journey has closely mirrored that of the solar industryRead More

BlackRock hits a record $1 billion first close for its third global renewables fund

BlackRock hits a record $1 billion first close for its third global renewables fund

December 9, 2019 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

BlackRock Real Assets has achieved a $1 billion first close for its Global Renewable Power III fund (GRP III) with commitments from over 35 institutional investors in North America, Europe and Asia. The record first close reflects strong investor demand for renewable power assets that can potentially generate attractive riskRead More

Trump’s solar tariff disaster: 62,000 jobs and $19 billion in investments lost

Trump’s solar tariff disaster: 62,000 jobs and $19 billion in investments lost

December 3, 2019 at 10:01 am 1 comment

Tariffs on imported solar cells and modules have led to the loss of more than 62,000 U.S. jobs and $19 billion in new private sector investment, according to a market impact analysis released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The analysis comes as the midterm review process forRead More

ABB, Humless are driving around to demonstrate their all-in-one energy storage system

ABB, Humless are driving around to demonstrate their all-in-one energy storage system

November 22, 2019 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

ABB and Humless are taking to the road to demonstrate the new Universal 10/4 Residential Storage System. Powered by Humless’ groundbreaking 48V Universal Energy Management (UEM) and ABB’s UNO-DM-TL-PLUS-Q line of residential inverters, the demo truck will visit CED Greentech and other locations in multiple states during coming weeks. TheRead More

Why Whidbey Sun & Wind mounts PV systems with Roof Tech’s RT MINI

Why Whidbey Sun & Wind mounts PV systems with Roof Tech’s RT MINI

November 22, 2019 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

Whidbey Sun & Wind was founded in 2000 by Kelly Keilwitz who oversees a staff of 10 from their office in Coupeville, Wash., in northern Puget Sound. The company provides a wide range of renewable energy solutions to residential and commercial customers across five counties and in the San JuanRead More