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Meet the PEG: A super lightweight fixed-tilt solar system now certified for the United States market

Meet the PEG: A super lightweight fixed-tilt solar system now certified for the United States market

October 15, 2019 at 9:15 am 0 comments

Jurchen Technology has had its innovative PEG system certified according to the US UL-2703 standard and debuted its innovative fixed tilt PV system in the United States at Solar Power International 2019. The certification was carried out by Intertek US. “This certification enables us to enter into the US market.Read More

Vertical Reach: Trina Solar is taking turn-key solar procurement to its furthest point yet

Vertical Reach: Trina Solar is taking turn-key solar procurement to its furthest point yet

October 15, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies have all too often been forced to choose solar components for projects as a function of what is available in a given timeframe rather than what is preferred. While cost may not be a great issue in these cases, making all the partsRead More

Poll: Ohio voters support renewable energy and oppose the state’s recent nuclear subsidy

Poll: Ohio voters support renewable energy and oppose the state’s recent nuclear subsidy

October 14, 2019 at 1:36 pm 0 comments

A new poll released today by Climate Nexus finds that Ohio voters support a broad array of policies to address climate impacts and increase production of renewable energy in the state, and they want their elected officials to support those policies. The poll comes ahead of the fourth Democratic presidentialRead More

Duke Energy Carolinas working on a major battery storage project in Anderson County

Duke Energy Carolinas working on a major battery storage project in Anderson County

October 14, 2019 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

Duke Energy Carolinas is partnering with Anderson County, S.C., to build an energy storage project at the Anderson Civic Center that will be part of the company’s long-term strategy to integrate battery technology into the smart-thinking grid it is building in the Carolinas. The battery project will also provide powerRead More

Solar Energy World expands solar installation business in Florida with education push

Solar Energy World expands solar installation business in Florida with education push

October 14, 2019 at 11:53 am 0 comments

Although Florida is the “Sunshine State” some residents don’t understand the benefits of going solar. This is why Solar Energy World (SEW) is making a big investment in customer education as part of its growth strategy. Headquartered in Maryland, SEW opened in Tampa in June 2019 and expanded into OrlandoRead More

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Louisiana PSC votes to allow utilites to lower net metering payback rates

October 14, 2019 at 11:32 am 0 comments

The Louisiana Public Service Commission (PSC) voted last month to lower the net metering rates energy companies must pay solar customers. The crusade to lower the value of home solar was led by Entergy, which will be decreasing its per kilowatt payback from 10 cents to 3.5 cents. This articleRead More

Solar energy curriculum included in the deal for these four Virginia school solar projects

Solar energy curriculum included in the deal for these four Virginia school solar projects

October 14, 2019 at 11:14 am 0 comments

Solar arrays at four more schools in Augusta County, Virginia, are now complete and operational, bringing additional renewable energy to the Augusta County Public School (ACPS) system. The combined one-megawatt (MW) solar project on the four schools, originally spearheaded by two local high school students, was financed by Standard Solar,Read More

Terabase Energy launches to cut solar project soft costs for EPCs by 25 percent

Terabase Energy launches to cut solar project soft costs for EPCs by 25 percent

October 14, 2019 at 10:34 am 0 comments

At Solar Power International in Salt Lake City this year, Terabase Energy a new solar technology company led by CEO Matt Campbell and a team of long-time solar industry executives (many from SunPower), unveiled its Terabase Platform aimed at dramatically reducing solar project development and deployment costs and timelines. “WeRead More

Brisbane, Calif. asked for solar production instead of just pricing in this bid and Sunterra Solar delivered

Brisbane, Calif. asked for solar production instead of just pricing in this bid and Sunterra Solar delivered

October 11, 2019 at 9:31 am 0 comments

A new 168-kilowatt solar energy system is now operational in the City of Brisbane, Calif., thanks to Sunterra Solar. The SunPower rooftop PV system was installed on Brisbane’s City Hall as part of the City’s comprehensive sustainability and energy efficiency program. In its first six months of operation, the city’sRead More

Public-private partnership forms in Virginia to nurture solar workforce development

Public-private partnership forms in Virginia to nurture solar workforce development

October 10, 2019 at 11:04 am 0 comments

Twenty organizations including Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC), the Maryland-DC-Delaware-Virginia Solar Industries Association (MDV-SEIA), Dominion Energy, Microsoft, leading solar developers, construction companies, and energy consulting & recruiting firms join forces to launch SHINE, a public-private partnership dedicated to building innovative solar career pathways in Virginia. SHINE, which stands for theRead More