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Boston law firm Sherin and Lodgen launches National Renewable Energy Practice

Boston law firm Sherin and Lodgen launches National Renewable Energy Practice

December 4, 2018 at 10:51 am 0 comments

The opportunity in solar energy is too great to contain’s Sherin and Lodgen LLP award-winning solar energy practice. The Boston law firm announced it is expanding that original concept into a national Renewable Energy Practice Group to meet the needs of the accelerating renewable energy and energy storage industries. Chaired byRead More

Solar Energy Industries Association solidifies Puerto Rico solar, storage association as official affiliate

Solar Energy Industries Association solidifies Puerto Rico solar, storage association as official affiliate

December 4, 2018 at 10:34 am 0 comments

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced that the Solar & Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico (SESA-PR) is now an official SEIA affiliate. “This partnership was a natural outgrowth following the solar industry’s response to last year’s devastating hurricanes,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA’s president and CEO. “By workingRead More

How storage provides resiliency, security against threats to grid power

How storage provides resiliency, security against threats to grid power

December 4, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

With extreme weather events, wildfires and other threats to energy security increasing in number and duration, homeowners from coast to coast and businesses from Main Street to Wall Street are contending with an ever-present danger of losing access to reliable power supplies. Beyond emergency scenarios, utilities in California have alsoRead More

BayWa r.e.’s VP of Operations addresses Section 301 tariff on solar inverters

BayWa r.e.’s VP of Operations addresses Section 301 tariff on solar inverters

December 3, 2018 at 1:12 pm 0 comments

Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to suspend any further trade action for 90 days — which means the scheduled increase in the Section 301 tariffs on solar inverters from 10% to 25% is now on pause. But 90 days isn’t a ton of time to resolve theRead More

Colorado Springs Utilities upgrade their demand response software, add a peak savings program

Colorado Springs Utilities upgrade their demand response software, add a peak savings program

December 3, 2018 at 1:01 pm 0 comments

Colorado Springs Utilities are going to start using AutoGrid to consolidate management of its demand response resources into a unified system. With the deployment of this software, qualifying commercial and industrial customers now have the option to participate in Springs Utilities’ Peak Savings Program. This program is designed to saveRead More

Recurrent Energy signs PPA for 63-MW Stanford Solar Generating Station No. 2

Recurrent Energy signs PPA for 63-MW Stanford Solar Generating Station No. 2

December 3, 2018 at 12:41 pm 0 comments

Canadian Solar Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement for the 63 MWac/88 MWp Stanford Solar Generating Station #2. Located on over 400 acres in Kings County, Calif., the Stanford Solar Generating Station #2, will power the equivalent of 15,750 homes with clean electricity. ThisRead More

Details on LONGi Solar’s latest bifacial PERC solar module advances

Details on LONGi Solar’s latest bifacial PERC solar module advances

December 3, 2018 at 11:11 am 0 comments

Since its founding 18 years ago, LONGi Solar has focused on the continuous development of mono technology, and its Hi-MO range of monocrystalline PERC modules is known for high power, low LID and high energy yield. Hi-MO3, the latest addition to the family launched in 2018, is a next generationRead More

Enphase Energy, LONGi Solar teamed up on these new AC modules

Enphase Energy, LONGi Solar teamed up on these new AC modules

December 3, 2018 at 10:52 am 0 comments

Add this to your list of AC solar modules to consider: Enphase Energy and LONGi Solar are developing Enphase-energized LONGi Solar AC Modules (ACMs) based on seventh-generation Enphase IQ microinverters. The Enphase and LONGi Solar ACMs should now be available in the U.S. LONGi Solar will initially develop two EnphaseRead More

Case study: McElroy Metal adds solar system to its standing-seam metal roof with S-5!

Case study: McElroy Metal adds solar system to its standing-seam metal roof with S-5!

December 3, 2018 at 10:40 am 0 comments

Wanting to offset the plant’s electrical usage, and still show a return on investment, McElroy Metal chose a solar solution system for its plant. A solar addition is old hat for McElroy, as they previously re-roofed their Peachtree City, Ga., standing seam roof facility with 1,960 solar panels. The amountRead More

This new SolarDesignTool instantly generates solar permit packages for AHJ approval

This new SolarDesignTool instantly generates solar permit packages for AHJ approval

December 3, 2018 at 10:11 am 0 comments

With solar technology being better and more cost effective than ever, the next big area of need is in soft cost reduction. That’s why this new web-based SolarDesignTool is so exciting — it is a complete permit package generation tool for residential rooftop photovoltaic systems. Each solar permit package contains aRead More