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Coronavirus impact: Wood Mackenzie could drop its global energy storage deployments forecast by 19 percent

Coronavirus impact: Wood Mackenzie could drop its global energy storage deployments forecast by 19 percent

April 1, 2020 at 9:52 am 0 comments

If coronavirus containment measures continue to curtail movement of goods and people through Q2 this year, alongside an economic downturn, the market impact could trim Wood Mackenzie’s 2020 global energy storage deployments forecast by 19%. This equates to a 3 GWh reduction over the year. Notably, this would still make 2020Read More

Coronavirus impact: Best case scenario is 2 GW of solar project development delays in 2020

Coronavirus impact: Best case scenario is 2 GW of solar project development delays in 2020

April 1, 2020 at 9:27 am 0 comments

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to have a material impact on utility-scale solar installations in the U.S. this year, and perhaps even into 2021. In its Coronavirus: US Solar PV Supply Chain and Utility-Scale Market Risk report, Wood Mackenzie says that, in a best-case scenario, the market could see upRead More

Solaria sues Canadian Solar for patent infringement

Solaria sues Canadian Solar for patent infringement

March 31, 2020 at 3:44 pm 0 comments

Solaria Corporation, a US-based global provider of advanced solar energy products, announced today that it filed suit against Canadian Solar Inc., a Chinese solar panel manufacturer, in Federal District Court for the Northern District of California. The suit alleges that Canadian Solar infringes Solaria’s U.S. patent that covers a processRead More

Lendlease sells Wallingford Renewable Energy solar project to NextEra Energy Resources

Lendlease sells Wallingford Renewable Energy solar project to NextEra Energy Resources

March 31, 2020 at 11:41 am 0 comments

Lendlease, a leading international property and infrastructure group, announced the sale of the 16-MW Wallingford Renewable Energy solar project to a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources. The solar project is located in Wallingford, Conn., with a portion of the project to be built on a landfill. The project has 20-yearRead More

Solar FlexRack Installed in Georgia REDI Solar Projects

Solar FlexRack reaches 200 installations with its TDP 2.0 solar tracker

March 31, 2020 at 11:32 am 1 comment

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, has reached 200 solar tracker installations either completed or in construction of its TDP 2.0 model. The company currently has solar tracker projects in 18 states, working closely with leading solarRead More

CPS inverter service techs now blanket the country. Photo: CPS.

Exclusive details on CPS America’s dedicated solar inverter O&M service

March 31, 2020 at 10:00 am 0 comments

The concept of offering operations and maintenance (O&M) to solar asset holders is not new. A host of O&M companies now provide soup-to-nuts service for commercial and utility-scale PV plants. But none of these service providers is also an inverter manufacturer, much less one that offers a 99 percent inverterRead More

High-efficiency solar installation photo, courtesy of Solaria and Solar Rising.

Series-parallel impact: Measuring the superior shade tolerance of Solaria PowerXT solar PV panels

March 30, 2020 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

Solaria’s PowerXT panels are among the most technologically advanced residential solar panels. Key to its performance is its unique series-parallel cell interconnection structure, which can mitigate power loss in common shading conditions. The company went in-depth on the topic recently, publishing the results of internal shade tolerance testing it conductedRead More

Stem launches online program to certify solar installers as storage experts

Stem launches online program to certify solar installers as storage experts

March 30, 2020 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Stem, Inc., a leader in artificial intelligence (AI)-driven energy storage services, continues to push its Partner Program by launching Stem University, an online certification program that provides required educational classes and tools for solar companies to gain expertise in storage. Stem’s partner program now has more than 50 active solarRead More

COVID-19 response: Suntuity Solar launches Affiliate Marketer program for people in need of a second income stream

COVID-19 response: Suntuity Solar launches Affiliate Marketer program for people in need of a second income stream

March 30, 2020 at 10:21 am 0 comments

Suntuity Solar, the residential solar division of the Suntuity Group of company with its U.S. headquarters in New Jersey, has been proactive with new ideas to help their community and to try and spur new business in this time of crisis. On the heels of this call center and fleetRead More

Fourth Wave Energy acquired by Pierre Corp., will be expanding its net-zero, geo-solar construction services

Fourth Wave Energy acquired by Pierre Corp., will be expanding its net-zero, geo-solar construction services

March 30, 2020 at 10:02 am 0 comments

Pierre Corp., a California-based publicly traded company has acquired 100 percent of Fourth Wave Energy (FWE) of Colorado in an all-stock transaction. FWE is a geo/solar climate change solutions company founded and managed by a team of leading Colorado and Silicon Valley alternative energy engineers, executives, and financial professionals. TheRead More