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Solar canopy installed in just five days, ready for upcoming Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Solar canopy installed in just five days, ready for upcoming Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

July 16, 2018 at 4:10 pm 0 comments

Interconnection Systems, Inc. (ISI), in partnership with Quest Renewables, completed the installation of a 54.6-kW QuadPod solar canopy system at the Harley-Davidson Rally Point Plaza in Sturgis SD in just five days in June. The plaza is used as a central gathering place during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and forRead More

Total clean energy disruption is here and three other takeaways from Intersolar 2018

Total clean energy disruption is here and three other takeaways from Intersolar 2018

July 16, 2018 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

Starting with the opening keynote presentations on through the innovations on the expo floor, Intersolar 2018 was all about disruption. Yes, even those of you already succeeding in solar today, if you’re not careful, you could be disrupted too. Here’s what jumped out at us in San Francisco last week.Read More

Accelerate the solar sales cycle with automated utility data

Accelerate the solar sales cycle with automated utility data

July 16, 2018 at 7:00 am 1 comment

The Trump administration’s 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels represents a significant obstacle for the U.S. solar market. SEIA predicts that the tariffs could reduce this year’s domestic solar growth by 18 percent, and could lead to the loss of 23,000 jobs. But one game-changing innovation could give solarRead More

Nuance Energy awarded contract for 6-MW in solar from LA Department of Water and Power

Nuance Energy awarded contract for 6-MW in solar from LA Department of Water and Power

July 12, 2018 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

Nuance Energy, manufacturer of the patent-pending Osprey PowerPlatform and developer of distributed generation solar projects, was awarded a contract with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for ground mount solar arrays to be deployed at LADWP facilities. The contract was awarded after a competitive bidding process that attractedRead More

Standard Solar teams with CI Labs to boost access to C&I capital

Standard Solar teams with CI Labs to boost access to C&I capital

July 12, 2018 at 3:34 pm 0 comments

In its continuing efforts to streamline the efficiency of commercial solar financing for businesses, organizations, municipalities, educational institutions and other entities, Standard Solar is teaming with CI Labs, a commercial and industrial underwriting, engineering and financing analytic platforms, to significantly increase transaction efficiency for solar projects and provide faster andRead More

Yaskawa Solectria, Tigo team up on rapid shutdown system

Yaskawa Solectria, Tigo team up on rapid shutdown system

July 12, 2018 at 12:48 pm 0 comments

Yaskawa Solectria Solar (YSS) announced its partnership with Tigo, the leading manufacturer of Module-Level Power Electronics (MLPE). Together YSS and Tigo are providing a simple, safe solution for roof-mounted PV systems to ensure the safety of firefighters and first responders, and guarantee system owners of full compliance with the NationalRead More

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Expand the growth of community solar with factory-direct systems

July 12, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

As of Q1 in 2018, there have been 1,023 MW of community solar projects installed across 26 of the 50 U.S. states, with another 3 GW of expansion projected over the coming years. One of the ways this gets easier is by helping Community Solar projects get off the groundRead More

Solaria debuts optimized 430-W solar module for commercial segment at Intersolar

Solaria debuts optimized 430-W solar module for commercial segment at Intersolar

July 11, 2018 at 1:51 pm 0 comments

Solaria Corp., announced its latest commercial PV module solution at Intersolar in San Francisco: Solaria PowerXT 430Wp. The PowerXT 430 W is now available through Solaria and its leading solar distributors supplying thousands of engineering procurement construction (EPC) professionals and solar installers throughout the U.S. and worldwide. “The demand forRead More

Stäubli Electrical Connectors shows a range of products for solar, storage connection at Intersolar 2018

Stäubli Electrical Connectors shows a range of products for solar, storage connection at Intersolar 2018

July 11, 2018 at 11:44 am 0 comments

A small but mighty connector is powering the march toward clean, renewable energy and saving our energy grid from substantial power loss in the process. Stäubli Electrical Connectors (formerly Multi-Contact) has amassed more than 20 years of experience in the photovoltaics industry. During this time, more than 203 GW ofRead More

CPS America to expand U.S. operations: assembly, service centers and fulfillment

CPS America to expand U.S. operations: assembly, service centers and fulfillment

July 10, 2018 at 9:09 am 0 comments

CPS America is announcing several actions to reinforce its long-term position in America.  CPS America is part of Chint Group – $7B USD revenue, global, diversified energy and industrial businesses. Sister divisions of CPS that have been expanding in the USA include; Astronergy-PV panels, Noark-electrical components, T&D-transmission and distribution equipment,Read More