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CPS Energy, RES Americas are building a $16 million solar + storage project in San Antonio

CPS Energy, RES Americas are building a $16 million solar + storage project in San Antonio

October 11, 2018 at 1:11 pm 0 comments

CPS Energy has taken a major step in using new technology to produce emission-free renewable energy during high energy use days. This focus on reliability, environmental stewardship and innovation was announced today as Greater San Antonio’s natural gas and electric provider broke ground on their first solar energy and batteryRead More

Allied Solar Products to distribute CertainTeed’s Solstice Solar System

Allied Solar Products to distribute CertainTeed’s Solstice Solar System

October 11, 2018 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

Allied Solar Products, a Beacon Roofing Supply company and one of the nation’s largest distributors of photovoltaic panels, inverters, mounting hardware and solar accessories—has partnered with CertainTeed to expand the distribution of its Solstice Solar System. Dave Jenkins, national vice president of solar for Allied Solar Products, noted his parentRead More

NYSERDA looks to Faraday customer targeting platform to reduce solar installer soft costs

NYSERDA looks to Faraday customer targeting platform to reduce solar installer soft costs

October 10, 2018 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Faraday has been chosen to provide its customer targeting tools and complementary consulting services to contractors participating in New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) programs. The data-driven platform enables contractors to analyze key geographies and households likely to implement energy efficiency improvements. The targeting tool will firstRead More

Constellation expands retail solar business, acquires PFMG Solar

Constellation expands retail solar business, acquires PFMG Solar

October 10, 2018 at 10:05 am 0 comments

Constellation, an Exelon company and a leading retail energy supplier, announced today that it has acquired PFMG Solar LLC, a subsidiary of Spear Point Energy LLC. Founded in 2009, PFMG Solar develops solar power systems for school districts, government agencies and other public-sector customers. “This purchase is a natural expansionRead More

CleanChoice Energy enrolling subscribers for 4 MW of new community solar in Hennepin County, Minn.

CleanChoice Energy enrolling subscribers for 4 MW of new community solar in Hennepin County, Minn.

October 9, 2018 at 4:11 pm 0 comments

CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that provides wind and solar energy products to customers across the country, has opened subscriber enrollment for the Corcoran Community Solar Farm in Minnesota. At more than 600 open subscriber allocations, it is one of the largest single residential Community Solar enrollments ever toRead More

Open Energy’s Finance Exchange has already funded $65 million in solar projects

Open Energy’s Finance Exchange has already funded $65 million in solar projects

October 9, 2018 at 3:55 pm 0 comments

A $35 million solar loan matched between a lender and developer by Open Energy, an innovative solar financing solutions provider, was funded its last month. Open Energy paired a solar developer with the most competitive finance terms in the market across its new Finance Exchange, which we profiled here, forRead More

Clear and Present Data: Utility data is kept in the dark, but these providers are shedding some light

Clear and Present Data: Utility data is kept in the dark, but these providers are shedding some light

October 9, 2018 at 7:02 am 0 comments

Solar customer data is increasingly being used for quantifiable savings by solar installers, developers, energy arbitrators and utilities. The software companies specialized in gathering and aggregating this data on residential, commercial and industrial levels are also building more functional systems that will help to standardize energy efficiency and asset managementRead More

Tupelo Music Hall cutting ribbon on its 100-kW solar array

Tupelo Music Hall cutting ribbon on its 100-kW solar array

October 8, 2018 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

A public ribbon cutting is scheduled on October 16 at Tupelo Music Hall, in New Hampshire — a facility that is believed to be the first solar-powered venue of its kind in New England. The event will recognize Tupelo’s clean energy transition and will include remarks by local leaders. ARead More

Michigan Public Service Commission finalizes avoided cost rates for Consumers Energy

Michigan Public Service Commission finalizes avoided cost rates for Consumers Energy

October 8, 2018 at 11:50 am 0 comments

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued a ruling finalizing the rates and standard contract terms that Consumers Energy Co., one of Michigan’s largest investor-owned utilities, must pay for energy and capacity from solar energy facilities and other independent power producers under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). TheRead More

Seaward improves PV testing range, uses new I-V curve algorithm

Seaward improves PV testing range, uses new I-V curve algorithm

October 8, 2018 at 11:43 am 0 comments

Solar test equipment manufacturer Seaward Group has relaunched the latest in its popular range of solar PV test equipment with new features to keep it at the forefront of the industry. The new PV200/210 Complete Kit, which builds on the success of the original PV200 and 210 devices, has newRead More