Articles by: SB Staff

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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

What is frost heave and how does it affect ground-mount solar projects?

What is frost heave and how does it affect ground-mount solar projects?

November 14, 2019 at 11:00 am 0 comments

The following is an excerpt from a whitepaper produced by TerraSmart. You can request to download the full version here. As the demand for renewable energy grows across North America, an increasing number of utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) projects are being deployed in regions that experience severe winter conditions, including deepRead More

2019 Solar Builder Editor’s Choice Projects of the Year

2019 Solar Builder Editor’s Choice Projects of the Year

November 12, 2019 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Best LMI Concept The Maycroft Resiliency Center | Washington, D.C. | 62 kW Developers: PEPCO, Jubilee Housing, New Partners Community Solar, Clean Energy Group Contractors: Solar Solution, SunCatch Energy Modules: Boviet Inverters: Enphase, Schneider Storage: Simpliphi Mounting: PanelClaw Jubilee Housing and PEPCO, along with New Partners Community Solar and theRead More

Support Group: How Entropy Solar Integrators saved their sinking Snow Camp, N.C., microgrid

Support Group: How Entropy Solar Integrators saved their sinking Snow Camp, N.C., microgrid

October 10, 2019 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

Permanent, reliable generation is the ultimate goal of any microgrid development. Without support, the weight of the equipment and pads/skids will cause sinking and tilting of the equipment that could result in system failure. In many areas, these installations must also be secure enough to withstand the possibility of extremeRead More

SolarEdge files three patent infringement lawsuits against Huawei in China

SolarEdge files three patent infringement lawsuits against Huawei in China

October 7, 2019 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

SolarEdge Technologies has filed three lawsuits for patent infringement against Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., a Chinese entity. SolarEdge is evaluating filing additional actions to protect its patents. The lawsuits, filed in the Regional Courts of Jinan and Shenzhen in China, cite unauthorized use of patented technology, which is prohibited byRead More

Nikola Power launches energy storage project suite aimed at both design, system management

Nikola Power launches energy storage project suite aimed at both design, system management

September 23, 2019 at 6:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Nikola Power is launching a suite of software tools at Solar Power International 2019 that will help project developers take energy storage opportunities from development to deployment. The platform consists of two key tools: Ratio, an analytical tool that determines the optimal design and operation of a storage system; and Intellect,Read More

Vote for the 2019 Solar Builder Projects of the Year

Vote for the 2019 Solar Builder Projects of the Year

September 23, 2019 at 11:27 am 7 comments

We asked for you to send us your coolest, most innovative and noteworthy solar projects of the last 12 months and, boy, did all of you deliver. From among the record amount of submissions, the Solar Builder editorial team has selected the best of the best as nominees for theRead More