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EV Update: Seven steps for regulators, New York rebate, EVgo ramps deployment

EV Update: Seven steps for regulators, New York rebate, EVgo ramps deployment

October 8, 2018 at 11:31 am 0 comments

Electric vehicles are coming, and grid planners, regulators, developers and solar companies should all be ready to build the complementary infrastructure. Here’s a roundup of all the recent EV segments news to keep you up to date. AEE’s seven steps to prepare for EV surge Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) releasedRead More

Watch: SnapNrack debuts Ultra Rail System at Solar Power International

Watch: SnapNrack debuts Ultra Rail System at Solar Power International

October 8, 2018 at 10:54 am 0 comments

SnapNrack debuted its new Ultra Rail System at Solar Power International this year, a lightweight rail solution for mounting solar modules on the roof. Ultra Rail, a lighter rail profile, is a more economical solution for projects in more average load conditions, especially when attachment spacing is already dictated byRead More

More solar installers are now adding on home energy monitoring services

More solar installers are now adding on home energy monitoring services

October 8, 2018 at 10:26 am 1 comment

Mentioned in our top storylines from SPI is the solar + storage + home automation space finally taking shape. While the full suite is officially here (via Sonnen), the demand isn’t there yet. A key step in that direction though is the proliferation of more home energy monitoring systems thatRead More

Virginia readies energy plan that calls for 3 GW of solar, wind by 2022

Virginia readies energy plan that calls for 3 GW of solar, wind by 2022

October 8, 2018 at 9:56 am 0 comments

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam released the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan, which included a detailed strategy to increase access to solar and expand solar production in the state. Specifically, the plan calls for developing new solar purchase options for corporate customers and small businesses, expanding community solar, and adding 3,000 MWRead More

Modernize Appointments is a new marketing tool for small solar contractors

Modernize Appointments is a new marketing tool for small solar contractors

October 4, 2018 at 1:58 pm 0 comments

Modernize, a home improvement contractor lead generation company, has launched Modernize Appointments, a new national offering designed to support smaller contractors who want to grow their businesses. Modernize Appointments provide contractors with requests from homeowners for in-home appointments at specific dates and times. These requests are delivered via email toRead More

Trimark Associates adds new features to its SCADA System for utility-scale solar sites

Trimark Associates adds new features to its SCADA System for utility-scale solar sites

October 4, 2018 at 1:32 pm 0 comments

  Trimark Associates, Inc., a leading provider of metering, SCADA, and energy storage technology solutions for the electric power industry, completed software updates for its T1-S SCADA system. With these enhancements, clients can improve their performance management analysis to optimize power generation and profits. The latest T1-S Vantage User InterfaceRead More

Standard Solar combines six solar sites for 38-MW New York community solar project

Standard Solar combines six solar sites for 38-MW New York community solar project

October 4, 2018 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

Standard Solar is building 38 megawatts (MW) of community distributed generation projects in New York through the acquisition of six projects from US Light Energy (formerly Solitude Solar), a community solar development company. The community solar projects will be constructed on land parcels totaling approximately 180 acres and will provide subscribersRead More

Cleveland commits to 100 percent renewable energy plan

Cleveland commits to 100 percent renewable energy plan

October 4, 2018 at 9:34 am 0 comments

Time to stuff all of your “Mistake by the Lake” jokes, people. Just before Solar Power International, out of nowhere, the City of Cleveland became the first municipality in Ohio to commit to powering itself with 100 percent clean and renewable electricity. At Mayor Frank Jackson’s 10th Annual Sustainable ClevelandRead More

Nearmap now offers complete aerial map measurement tools for solar installers, roofers

Nearmap now offers complete aerial map measurement tools for solar installers, roofers

October 4, 2018 at 9:21 am 0 comments

Nearmap, a premium provider of high-resolution aerial maps, is introducing a complete measurement toolset in MapBrowser for the solar, roofing and other rooftop industries. Referenced in our top storylines from SPI, the new tools allow users to measure roof-pitch, height, width and area, enabling roofers and solar installers to confidentlyRead More

Six solar industry storylines to watch from Solar Power International 2018

Six solar industry storylines to watch from Solar Power International 2018

October 2, 2018 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Your Solar Builder editor entered the whirlwind of news, numbers and handshaking that is Solar Power International and emerged with a notepad filled with gibberish. What language is this? What secrets does it hold? We sent it to a forensics lab, the archaeological department at Oxford and the guy withRead More