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GlobalData: U.S. renewable energy capacity to double by 2030

GlobalData: U.S. renewable energy capacity to double by 2030

August 21, 2019 at 9:45 am 0 comments

The contribution of renewable power to total installed capacity in the US is expected to double from 15% in 2018 to 30% by 2030, reaching a total of 442.8 gigawatt (GW). Representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3%, this projection can be attributed to more states adopting andRead More

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Duke Energy to let large energy customers negotiate directly with solar facilities in new program

August 21, 2019 at 9:38 am 0 comments

The North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) has approved Duke Energy’s Green Source Advantage (GSA) program in North Carolina, designed to provide more renewable energy pricing options for large customers. In the GSA program, large energy users will have the flexibility of selecting and negotiating all price terms directly with aRead More

C2 Energy Capital now operating the largest community solar site in Southern Massachusetts

C2 Energy Capital now operating the largest community solar site in Southern Massachusetts

August 21, 2019 at 9:17 am 0 comments

C2 Energy Capital LLC, a rapidly growing investor in renewable energy and storage assets, announced the successful completion and operation anniversary of the largest community solar project in southeastern Massachusetts. The clean power generation plant is fully subscribed and is part of Middleborough Gas and Electric Department’s (MGED) Community SharedRead More

Vermeer PD10 Pile Driver

Vermeer PD10 Pile Driver

August 20, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

  Over the past several years, renewable energy sources – like solar – have become increasingly important contributors to the world’s store of available energy. To answer the need for quick-working, accurate equipment, Vermeer has developed the robust, productive PD10 pile driver. The PD10 has been specifically designed to meetRead More

Fifth Third launches new Renewable Energy Investment Banking Group

Fifth Third launches new Renewable Energy Investment Banking Group

August 19, 2019 at 4:19 pm 0 comments

Fifth Third Securities Inc. has hired Timothy Beach, Ari Citrin and Oliver Janssen as managing directors to lead a new Renewable Energy Investment Banking Group. Since 2012, Fifth Third has provided financing for solar projects, including large utility-scale projects, distribution generation and community solar, in more than 25 states for middle-marketRead More

Navigant: Virtual power plants to show annual growth of 48 percent over next decade

Navigant: Virtual power plants to show annual growth of 48 percent over next decade

August 19, 2019 at 4:14 pm 0 comments

Virtual power plants (VPPs) are part of a growing trend in which the intelligent aggregation and optimization of distributed energy resources (DER) can provide the same essential services as a traditional 24/7 centralized power plant. VPPs can help transform formerly passive consumers into active prosumers through the integration and optimizationRead More

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UL issues its first certification for EV battery recycling, repurposing for energy storage

August 19, 2019 at 4:06 pm 0 comments

  Here’s a small piece of news that could have an impact on energy storage applications down the road: UL, a leading global safety science company, granted its first certification to UL 1974, the Standard for Evaluation for Repurposing Batteries, to 4R Energy Corporation. Outlining how to sort and grade batteryRead More

SunModo debuts SunDock Standing Seam Rail-Free solar mounting system

SunModo debuts SunDock Standing Seam Rail-Free solar mounting system

August 19, 2019 at 9:17 am 0 comments

The new SunDock Standing Seam Rail-Free System from SunModo is a Mid Clamp and End Clamp assembly all rolled into one. This unique universal solar clamping kit can secure PV panels ranging in height from 30 mm to 50 mm and it attaches to almost any standing seam roof profile.Read More

Strategic Solar Sourcing wants to provide small solar installers with big-time supply chain management

Strategic Solar Sourcing wants to provide small solar installers with big-time supply chain management

August 19, 2019 at 9:09 am 0 comments

A group of seasoned wind and solar industry executives launched Strategic Solar Sourcing to offer small and medium-sized solar businesses supply chain management outsourcing services and products previously available only to large organizations, including low-cost equipment pricing on modules, inverters and racking with resulting significant bottom-line improvements. “After more thanRead More

How this Roof Maxx spray can extend asphalt roofing life, ease customer fears

How this Roof Maxx spray can extend asphalt roofing life, ease customer fears

August 19, 2019 at 8:51 am 1 comment

The solar company’s sales challenge has been homeowners’ reluctance to install solar panels over a roof that may fail in the years ahead, forcing them to pay the cost of removal and reinstallation, in addition to a roof repair. Roof Maxx provides the solution. Nate Anderson started the first RoofRead More