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Is COVID-19 solar’s greatest challenge? Long Island’s solar pioneer puts it in perspective

Is COVID-19 solar’s greatest challenge? Long Island’s solar pioneer puts it in perspective

July 8, 2020 at 9:34 am 0 comments

Pivot. Reimagine yourself. Adjust. Plan B. Words and phrases such as these are all too familiar to those of us in the ever-changing solar industry. In the near-20 years of running my solar energy installation company, I’ve frequently faced the unexpected or seemingly unmanageable. So, when the COVID-19 crisis hit,Read More

Webinar: Simplify Residential Energy Storage Sales with Panasonic

Webinar: Simplify Residential Energy Storage Sales with Panasonic

July 7, 2020 at 8:05 am 0 comments

Wed., July 29 at 2 p.m. REGISTER HERE With some analysts estimating that one in four residential solar installations will include energy storage this year, this presentation will explore how to simplify the sales process and increase your attachment ratio for residential energy storage using Panasonic’s EverVolt. EverVolt can beRead More

Residential Storage Buyer’s Guide 2020

Residential Storage Buyer’s Guide 2020

July 7, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Residential storage is a fledgling, exciting space right now for solar installers looking to diversify their services or expand. From heavy-duty deep-cycle batteries all the way to full, future-proofed energy storage systems, there are a ton of options in the market to support a variety of customer and installer needs.Read More

Ballasted Solar FlexRack installed by Signal Energy

Resolving Complexities in a Landfill Community Solar Project, part 3: The COVID-19 Challenge

July 1, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Located on the outskirts of Beverly, Mass., in Essex County, the Beverly Community Solar Project was four and a half years in the making. Early challenges included waiting for an open incentive program that would make the project economically viable. In late 2018, Massachusetts introduced its new solar incentive program,Read More

Inside BlockEnergy’s Military-Tested Microgrid and the Future of Distributed Renewable Energy

Inside BlockEnergy’s Military-Tested Microgrid and the Future of Distributed Renewable Energy

June 29, 2020 at 12:58 pm 0 comments

Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is one of the largest bases in the country and the most mission critical for the study of energy and renewables. Some of the most important military personnel are housed there in times of crisis, so energy security and resilience areRead More

SMA America explains ShadeFix, its new smart PV optimization strategy

SMA America explains ShadeFix, its new smart PV optimization strategy

June 29, 2020 at 11:21 am 0 comments

Today on The Pitch we discuss some new developments in the standardization of solar inverter communication and the impact it will have. SMA America’s Director of Marketing Brad Dore gives a brief overview of the work of the SunSpec Alliance in creating new standards for solar inverters to comply withRead More

Beverly Landfill Solar Project

Resolving Complexities in a Landfill Community Solar Project, part 2: Construction

June 25, 2020 at 8:01 am 0 comments

Located on the outskirts of Beverly, Mass., in Essex County, the Beverly Community Solar Project was four and a half years in the making. Early challenges included waiting for an open incentive program that would make the project economically viable. In late 2018, Massachusetts introduced its new solar incentive program,Read More

Beverly Landfill Community Solar

Resolving Complexities in a Landfill Community Solar Project, part 1: Development

June 25, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Located on the outskirts of Beverly, Mass., in Essex County, the Beverly Community Solar Project was four and a half years in the making. Early challenges included waiting for an open incentive program that would make the project economically viable. In late 2018, Massachusetts introduced its new solar incentive program,Read More

How radiant heat increases injury, illness risk for rooftop solar workers (and four prevention tips)

How radiant heat increases injury, illness risk for rooftop solar workers (and four prevention tips)

June 23, 2020 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Working on a rooftop, closer to the sun and out of the shade, puts workers at increased risk for heat injuries and illnesses. The good news is that heat illnesses are 100 percent preventable if you understand what happens to the body while it’s working on that hot rooftop. The scienceRead More

IEEFA: Outdated Bureau of Land Management policies hinder solar development

IEEFA: Outdated Bureau of Land Management policies hinder solar development

June 19, 2020 at 10:19 am 0 comments

The largest property owner in the U.S.—the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)—has acreage set aside for utility-scale solar development on only 0.03% of the roughly 100 million acres it manages across the sun-rich Southwest, finds a report published by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The report notesRead More