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A solar showcase is coming to the coalfields of Central Appalachia via Sun Tribe

A solar showcase is coming to the coalfields of Central Appalachia via Sun Tribe

May 13, 2021 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

Via Energy News Network: When Danny Van Clief chose a career in solar energy, he wasn’t seeking a turbulence-free glide path. Instead, the CEO of Sun Tribe Development wanted the freedom to jump with both feet into formidable challenges — ones that might spook other developers. That pluck has landedRead More

Growth Industry: Agrivoltaics gives new life to solar energy values such as harvest, yield and connection

Growth Industry: Agrivoltaics gives new life to solar energy values such as harvest, yield and connection

May 12, 2021 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Boston-based BlueWave Solar has always aimed higher. The certified B Corp. (a business designation that sets higher standards for balancing profit with purpose) started out in 2010 with a focus on community solar and has since become a big proponent of agrivoltaics or “dual-use” solar. It has a few dual-useRead More

Install pros discuss wire management for rail-less solar on low-slope metal roofing

Install pros discuss wire management for rail-less solar on low-slope metal roofing

May 11, 2021 at 8:31 am 0 comments

Rooftop rail-less solar PV systems have been around for many years, and year-over-year, continue to be a growing part of the solar market. Yet hesitancies still exist with both the technology and with learning new methodologies. One of these hesitancies is wire management. We recently sat down with Doug Claxton,Read More

Webinar: Can Your Microinverter Do This? Saving Time and Cost with NEP

Webinar: Can Your Microinverter Do This? Saving Time and Cost with NEP

May 10, 2021 at 10:04 am 0 comments

Register Here June 8, 2021 | 2 p.m. EDT Do you want to cut installation time in half, reduce energy clipping, keep up with higher-power modules and save up to 35% in equipment costs? Meet the NEP line of microinverters. The solar industry has pushed forward with solar equipment statusRead More

Delivery drivers: How true jobsite efficiency flows from supply chain partnerships

Delivery drivers: How true jobsite efficiency flows from supply chain partnerships

May 7, 2021 at 3:20 pm 0 comments

For Helge Biernath, president and CEO of Sunstall, jobsite efficiency is worthless without supply chain efficiency. “Too many EPCs are just looking at price and they forget that time is money,” he tells us. “I’ve had conversations asking if I could reduce the price, but how can we do thatRead More

Ground-Mount Solar Buyer’s Guide 2021: Fixed Tilt and Trackers

Ground-Mount Solar Buyer’s Guide 2021: Fixed Tilt and Trackers

May 5, 2021 at 9:15 am 0 comments

Ground-mount systems are the literal foundation of solar projects, so choosing not just the right product, but the best manufacturer for each site or portfolio projects is crucial. In our Ground-Mount Buyer’s Guide this year, EPCs and developers building C&I and utility-scale sites can get a snapshot of the fixedRead More

User Guide: Rooftop design, proposal tips from solar software providers

User Guide: Rooftop design, proposal tips from solar software providers

May 3, 2021 at 4:53 pm 0 comments

Solar design and sales platforms are more feature-rich than ever, but process missteps are still common and costly. Here are some handy reminders and solid strategies to ensure you close deals and designthe best possible system for each site. Three tips for overhead analysis By Desmond Pressey, Folsom Labs WhenRead More

Imbalancing Act: Behind the scenes look at the electric grid’s irregular 2020

Imbalancing Act: Behind the scenes look at the electric grid’s irregular 2020

April 28, 2021 at 1:54 pm 0 comments

The energy landscape experienced a wave of changes in 2020, as dramatic swings in commercial and residential demand disrupted how consumers used energy, utilities managed unpredictable grid loads and renewable energy was generated in excess. Though the reason behind these changes (COVID-19 pandemic) is clear, the resulting effects on theRead More

The secret to off-grid solar installer success? Long-term service plans

The secret to off-grid solar installer success? Long-term service plans

April 26, 2021 at 4:28 pm 0 comments

Experienced off-grid PV installers will learn a number of valuable lessons over their career. Proper system sizing, installation and programming is certainly important. However, the long-term performance of a system is often determined by the actions – or inactions – of the homeowner when left on their own to monitorRead More

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