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Solar panel recycling market to hit $270 million by 2023

Solar panel recycling market to hit $270 million by 2023

May 23, 2018 at 9:24 am 0 comments

According to the market research report published by P&S Market Research, global solar panel recycling market is projected to reach $269.8 million by 2023, increasing support of the government toward sustainable development and growing adoption of solar power as a renewable source of energy are the major factors driving theRead More

New Button Mount with Cable Tie and Locking Clamp now available from HellermannTyton

New Button Mount with Cable Tie and Locking Clamp now available from HellermannTyton

May 23, 2018 at 9:07 am 0 comments

HellermannTyton, a specialist in the design and manufacture of robust solar fasteners, announces a high-performance Button Mount with Cable Tie and Locking Clamp. The two products fit the predrilled holes of most solar modules. They are rated for extended life in demanding outdoor environments and available for immediate shipping. TheRead More

NClave solar tracker in Panama

Trina Solar acquires a controlling interest in tracker company Nclave

May 23, 2018 at 8:57 am 0 comments

Trina Solar, a Chinese supplier of global solutions for the solar sector, has reached an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in Nclave. This agreement consolidates the strategic one signed this March between both companies, which was an engagement to jointly develop, commercialize and install integral solutions for the photovoltaic sectorRead More

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Details on the largest landfill solar project in Ohio now being constructed

May 22, 2018 at 12:56 pm 0 comments

Conti Solar, a national solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), O&M and energy storage development company, has begun construction on the largest landfill solar project in Ohio. Located in Cuyahoga County, the 4 MW project is owned and operated by IGS Solar, a commercial and residential solar provider and anRead More

Attack the Tariff launches in June to highlight solar industry ideas, innovations

Attack the Tariff launches in June to highlight solar industry ideas, innovations

May 21, 2018 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

Projections show decreases in solar installations and job growth for the next four years because of the #TrumpTariffs. The good news is: the solar industry thrives at squashing projections, and we at Solar Builder would like to help in that effort. Starting in June, we are launching a mini-series onlineRead More

Solar industry vets team up to help residential solar contractors with engineering plan sets

Solar industry vets team up to help residential solar contractors with engineering plan sets

May 21, 2018 at 3:08 pm 0 comments

Solar industry veterans Jeff Spies and Deep Patel have teamed up to start a new business providing engineering plan sets for residential solar contractors. Planet Plan Sets LLC offers engineering plan sets, professional engineering stamped drawings and calculations, system placards, and interconnection application services to solar contractors across the country.Read More

Massachusetts-based Solect Energy expanding operations into Illinois

Massachusetts-based Solect Energy expanding operations into Illinois

May 21, 2018 at 2:31 pm 0 comments

Solect Energy, a leading commercial-scale developer and installer of solar energy systems in Massachusetts, is expanding operations into Illinois. Solect’s Illinois operations will be based in Aurora, and will be led by General Manager, Steve Gregory, and backed by an experienced team of business development executives. The primary focus ofRead More

Solar Battle of the Bands to take place during Intersolar again this year (check out the lineup)

Solar Battle of the Bands to take place during Intersolar again this year (check out the lineup)

May 21, 2018 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

Be honest, the Solar Battle of the Bands is the only reason you are going to Intersolar this year. To whet your appetite, the California Solar & Storage Association has released the lineup. This year’s line-up includes returning champions, “PV Wonder” of Tesla, and last year’s runner-up, Quick Mount PV’sRead More

Solar site inspection made easy and fun in new IREC online training video

Solar site inspection made easy and fun in new IREC online training video

May 21, 2018 at 1:57 pm 0 comments

If you think online training has to be dry and boring, think again, says the independent Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). The group launched a new online interactive video solar training for local code officials, which developers say has a “This Old House” approach. Take a look: “There is aRead More

Safari Energy awards solar portfolio maintenance contract to SunSystem Technology

Safari Energy awards solar portfolio maintenance contract to SunSystem Technology

May 21, 2018 at 1:47 pm 0 comments

Safari Energy has awarded solar PV services provider SunSystem Technology with its preventive maintenance portfolio — a three-year contract to conduct system inspections, testing and maintenance. The work spans more than 130 projects totaling over 80 megawatts (MW) of solar power generation capacity in 18 states from Massachusetts to Hawaii. “SafariRead More