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Vision Solar has plans to expand nationwide (now hiring in Tempe, Arizona)

Vision Solar has plans to expand nationwide (now hiring in Tempe, Arizona)

August 12, 2019 at 11:41 am 0 comments

Vision Solar, one of the fastest-growing solar companies in the United States, is opening a new location in Tempe, Ariz., this month, signaling the company’s plans to expand nationwide. Vision Solar plans to hire more than 60 employees, sales representatives, technicians and installers for the Tempe location which will serveRead More

Are utilities in the Southeastern U.S. doing enough to decarbonize? SACE report says not yet (but here’s how)

Are utilities in the Southeastern U.S. doing enough to decarbonize? SACE report says not yet (but here’s how)

August 12, 2019 at 11:34 am 0 comments

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) shows how changes in power generation have led to reductions in carbon emissions from electric utilities in the Southeast over the last decade in a report. The group also analyzes factors that could determine whether or how decarbonization continues. “Utilities, states, and citiesRead More

Hey homebuilders, get licensed to build these affordable electrically self-sustaining solar + storage homes via S2A Modular

Hey homebuilders, get licensed to build these affordable electrically self-sustaining solar + storage homes via S2A Modular

August 12, 2019 at 11:15 am 0 comments

S2A Modular – creator of the first electrically self-sustaining, custom and smart-connected luxury residence dubbed the #GreenLuxHome – has established a first-ever turnkey licensing program of its kind, allowing qualified partners to build #GreenLux residential and commercial buildings anywhere across North America and the world. Through this unique licensing program,Read More

Details on smart upgrades in Quick Mount’s new QRail Tilt System for low-slope roofs

Details on smart upgrades in Quick Mount’s new QRail Tilt System for low-slope roofs

August 12, 2019 at 11:01 am 0 comments

Quick Mount PV launched its new QRail Tilt System to allow the installation of the QRail Racking System on a variety of low slope commercial and residential roof types–the most common type of commercial roof type in the U.S. “Solar on flat roofs is a huge opportunity for growth forRead More

NORESCO starts construction on 1.5-MW solar array at Keesler Air Force Base

NORESCO starts construction on 1.5-MW solar array at Keesler Air Force Base

August 12, 2019 at 10:33 am 0 comments

NORESCO helped break ground for a 1.5-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) carport array to be constructed at Keesler Air Force (AFB), part of a $32.7 million guaranteed energy savings performance contract (ESPC). An on-base ceremony commemorated the start of construction and how the array will move Keesler closer to its renewableRead More

California’s Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing program sees big response in opening week

California’s Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing program sees big response in opening week

August 12, 2019 at 10:25 am 0 comments

Within the first day of accepting applications, California’s new Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program is nearly fully subscribed, having received more than 240 applications representing over 74 megawatts (MW) of solar power generating capacity and $163 million in reserved funding. The high-volume of applications resulted in SOMAH’s first-yearRead More

Wood MacKenzie: Microgrids in disaster-prone areas of United States show huge (unrealized) resiliency opportunity

Wood MacKenzie: Microgrids in disaster-prone areas of United States show huge (unrealized) resiliency opportunity

August 12, 2019 at 9:57 am 0 comments

Research from Wood Mackenzie finds that the U.S. has a substantial opportunity to grow its microgrid segment in geographical areas that are repeatedly affected by power outages because, surprisingly, that has not been the case to this point. The Wood Mac analysis shows a single natural disaster does not lead toRead More

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UMass Amherst researchers propose new solar roof assessment approach with DeepRoof

August 12, 2019 at 9:06 am 0 comments

Industry figures show the global rate of solar energy installations grew by 30 percent in one recent year, and the average cost of installing solar has fallen from $7 per watt to $2.8 per watt, making rooftop solar attractive to many more homeowners. But the progress of rooftop installations isRead More

Fronius to debut the new Primo GEN24 inverter generation, which includes a hybrid, battery inverter

Fronius to debut the new Primo GEN24 inverter generation, which includes a hybrid, battery inverter

August 8, 2019 at 3:52 pm 0 comments

Inverter specialist Fronius is taking solar to the next level by introducing innovative solar solutions at this year’s Solar Power International (SPI) trade show in Salt Lake City. In a completely redesigned booth (#2019), Fronius showcases new soft- and hardware solutions for residential and commercial solar applications, including an all-newRead More

New York prize winner completes install of its solar solution aimed at industrial steam boilers

New York prize winner completes install of its solar solution aimed at industrial steam boilers

August 7, 2019 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

Skyven Technologies completed the installation of its Intelligent Mirror Array at Copses Farms in Valley Falls, N.Y., according to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Skyven’s Intelligent Mirror Array is a renewable solution for industrial steam that can be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industrialRead More