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7X Energy sells late-stage 100-MW solar project in Texas to Duke Energy

February 11, 2019 at 10:11 am 0 comments

7X Energy, a leader in solar development in the U.S., announced the sale of the 100-megawatt (MW) Lapetus Solar Energy Project in Andrews County, Texas, to Duke Energy Renewables. 7X, the original owner and developer, will transition the last stages of development of the solar project to Duke Energy, which alsoRead More

Institutional investors to double renewable energy allocations globally over next five years, but hurdles remain

Institutional investors to double renewable energy allocations globally over next five years, but hurdles remain

February 11, 2019 at 10:03 am 0 comments

Institutional investors plan to almost double portfolio allocations to renewable energy over the next five years. An estimated $210 billion from investors surveyed for a new report launched by Octopus today, is expected to flow into the asset class over the period. The report, The green investor: why institutional investingRead More

Former SolarWorld U.S. production facility now producing SunPower P-Series panels

Former SolarWorld U.S. production facility now producing SunPower P-Series panels

February 7, 2019 at 10:34 am 0 comments

In October 2018, SunPower acquired the SolarWorld Americas facility in Hillsboro, Oregon, making good on its commitment to invest in American manufacturing. Just four months later, SunPower is assembling its 19 percent efficient Performance Series solar panel (P19 or P-Series) for commercial customers in the U.S. factory, leveraging U.S.-made automatedRead More

REC Solar hypes new solar panel as its most power dense yet

REC Solar hypes new solar panel as its most power dense yet

February 7, 2019 at 10:23 am 1 comment

REC Group, the largest European brand for solar panels, is hyping a new solar panel making its debut at Intersolar Europe. REC says this will be the world’s most powerful solar panel for rooftop customers, emerging from REC’s half-cut cell technology. The new panel combines heterojunction cells (HJT) with advancedRead More

Revision Energy merges with Energy Emporium

Revision Energy merges with Energy Emporium

February 4, 2019 at 3:55 pm 1 comment

ReVision Energy has entered into a merger agreement with Energy Emporium of Enfield, New Hampshire. Under the terms of the agreement, Energy Emporium will be integrated as part of ReVision Energy, who will offer customer service to all existing Energy Emporium customers and bring onboard Energy Emporium’s Kimberley Quirk andRead More

2.6MW Project in Waconia, MN.

GP JOULE opens New York office to expand its U.S. solar presence

February 4, 2019 at 3:48 pm 0 comments

GP JOULE Canada Corp., a subsidiary of GP JOULE GmbH based in Toronto, is focusing on an expansion into 15 Northeastern and Midwestern U.S. solar markets, opening an office in Suffolk County, N.Y. to support the effort. An EPCs offering proprietary ground-mount racking solutions, GP JOULE has tripled its manufacturingRead More

SepiSolar’s new Salesforce consulting division to help solar installers make better use of their CRM

SepiSolar’s new Salesforce consulting division to help solar installers make better use of their CRM

February 4, 2019 at 2:39 pm 0 comments

Salesforce is a powerful, widely used customer relationship managament (CRM) platform, but it’s often difficult for traditional Salesforce developers to understand the solar business. SepiSolar, a national solar design and engineering firm, wants to change that with its new Salesforce consulting division. As a 10-year old solar design and engineeringRead More

City of Warwick debuts its second solar array, via Southern Sky Renewable Energy

City of Warwick debuts its second solar array, via Southern Sky Renewable Energy

February 4, 2019 at 2:17 pm 0 comments

Southern Sky Renewable Energy RI and the City of Warwick recently flipped the switch on the City’s second solar array. The array on West Shore Road hosts 2,628 panels that are now producing 1 MW of electricity, contributing to the City’s portfolio of renewable energy. In October, a 6.3 MWRead More

NEC completes energy storage system for Michigan’s Consumers Energy

NEC completes energy storage system for Michigan’s Consumers Energy

February 4, 2019 at 2:14 pm 0 comments

NEC Energy Solutions completed an energy storage system for Consumers Energy, located in Grand Rapids, Mich., which includes two independent 280 kW/340 kWh DSS energy storage systems and NEC’s proprietary AEROS controls software. The energy storage system will enable Consumers Energy to investigate how energy storage can be used toRead More

Car dealership in Dallas installs 37 solar canopies for both revenue generation, inventory protection

Car dealership in Dallas installs 37 solar canopies for both revenue generation, inventory protection

February 4, 2019 at 2:03 pm 0 comments

Dallas-based El Dorado Chevrolet / Mazda of McKinney, has collaborated and contracted with Sunfinity Renewable Energy of Dallas and The Ratliff Group of Coppell in an innovative program that turns solar power into a tool for generating positive cash flow that can be used for a variety of corporate growthRead More