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Top Five Overlooked Service Considerations in Utility PV Plants: What You Need to Know

Top Five Overlooked Service Considerations in Utility PV Plants: What You Need to Know

April 21, 2021 at 4:58 pm 0 comments

Register here Tue, May 25, 2021 2 p.m. EDT Maintaining a fully operational PV plant to ensure maximum uptime is a major undertaking that often comes with unforeseen challenges. Wouldn’t you like the insight to proactively identify potential issues and develop a mitigation strategy? You’re in luck! In our nextRead More

Comparison shopping could unlock community solar

Comparison shopping could unlock community solar

April 19, 2021 at 10:43 am 0 comments

Community solar is a growing, important segment of the solar industry that still struggles at efficiently gathering said communities. At last count by NREL, community solar projects are located in 39 states, and 20 states have policies that support it. That’s all pretty good! But about 74 percent of theRead More

Stormwater troopers: Vegetation is crucial for erosion control on solar projects

Stormwater troopers: Vegetation is crucial for erosion control on solar projects

April 15, 2021 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Maintaining stormwater quality and erosion control during solar project construction is not only required for regulatory compliance on many projects built across the United States, but performing these tasks effectively can also have positive long-term operational implications. The task is so important, McCarthy Building Companies has an entire position dedicatedRead More

Michigan looks to remove 1 percent distributed solar cap (again)

Michigan looks to remove 1 percent distributed solar cap (again)

April 12, 2021 at 12:55 pm 0 comments

From Energy News Network: A bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers has introduced legislation to eliminate a 1% cap on distributed energy in the state’s investor-owned utility territories. It’s the third time in recent years that such legislation has been introduced. Though utilities and their political allies have successfully blocked itRead More

Solar Carport Buyer’s Guide 2021

Solar Carport Buyer’s Guide 2021

April 12, 2021 at 10:00 am 0 comments

The solar carport market is growing rapidly because more and more projects are becoming economically appealing. With the extension of the ITC, further federal focus on clean energy coming – plus the growing interest of businesses in going solar and adding EV chargers, the dual-purpose functionality of a solar carportRead More

Start the (re)cycle: Zero-waste solar construction and end-of-life plans

Start the (re)cycle: Zero-waste solar construction and end-of-life plans

April 8, 2021 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Solar projects aren’t inherently homeruns for the environment in terms of waste. Jobsites are packed with product packaging and leftover material, and, of course, decommissioned panels loom as a landfill crisis down the road. Luckily, solar contractors and developers can overcome these potential issues if they do one thing: Try.Read More

California’s Volt-Watt consumer protection — what installers need to know

California’s Volt-Watt consumer protection — what installers need to know

April 6, 2021 at 1:04 pm 1 comment

High levels of renewable energy will be critical to meeting climate goals and creating a clean and sustainable economy, yet there are challenges to incorporating these energy sources on the electric grid. Fortunately, smart inverters have a variety of advanced functions which can help the grid reliably accommodate more andRead More

New England needs grid upgrades and solar developers are footing the bill

New England needs grid upgrades and solar developers are footing the bill

April 5, 2021 at 10:22 am 0 comments

From Energy News Network: Solar developers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts say soaring charges to interconnect with the electric grid are threatening the viability of projects. As more large-scale solar projects line up for connections, developers are being charged upfront for the full cost of the infrastructure upgrades required, a long-commonRead More

Solar energy ready to take over Ohio if lawmakers would let it

Solar energy ready to take over Ohio if lawmakers would let it

March 31, 2021 at 9:00 am 1 comment

From Energy News Network: Solar energy is poised to challenge nuclear power as the third-largest source of electricity generation in Ohio, according to a new analysis. The Buckeye state is in the midst of a solar boom, with dozens of large projects in various stages of development, despite political headwinds.Read More

Merit Controls at the Enel Solar Energy site in Scurry, Texas.

End-of-life is near for renewable power plant controls

March 30, 2021 at 3:01 pm 0 comments

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a decade since the solar construction boom of 2010. With renewable energy flourishing nationally and abroad, industry progress has been nothing short of astonishing. In the United States alone, solar has experienced an average annual growth rate of 49% since 2010. Indeed, solar,Read More