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Global solar tracker market to hit $27 billion by 2024

June 14, 2018 at 2:48 pm 0 comments

According to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Inc, the Solar Tracker Market to exceed $27 billion by 2024. Paradigm shift from depleting conventional resources toward sustainable electricity generation technologies will drive the global solar tracker market. Furthermore, rising concerns pertainingRead More

Metal roofs could trend upward after California’s solar mandate

Metal roofs could trend upward after California’s solar mandate

June 14, 2018 at 2:39 pm 0 comments

As the first state in the nation to require all new homes to have solar power, California’s recent decision may result in a dramatic shift in the way American and Canadian homeowners think about their roofing options, says the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA). “California’s leadership is a giant step forwardRead More

Solar-Tectic patents perovskite, crystalline silicon thin-film tandem solar cell

Solar-Tectic patents perovskite, crystalline silicon thin-film tandem solar cell

June 14, 2018 at 2:18 pm 0 comments

Perovskite materials are always on the horizon for the solar industry, holding promise as a future solution to the long-standing problem of solar cell efficiency, which is of primary importance in today’s solar panel market. And while there have been numerous reports of perovskite/silicon (wafer) tandem solar cells, remarkably thereRead More

Soligent partners with Chilicon Power for grid-support inverter, monitoring solutions

Soligent partners with Chilicon Power for grid-support inverter, monitoring solutions

June 13, 2018 at 4:16 pm 0 comments

Soligent Distribution, the leading distributor of solar equipment in the United States, has partnered with Chilicon Power, a tech-forward designer and manufacturer of grid-support inverter and monitoring solutions, to expand its quality product menu. Soligent, a pure play solar distributor, financier and technology platform supplies over 5,000 solar installers withRead More

Solar project logistics: Calculating the value of an efficient supply chain

Solar project logistics: Calculating the value of an efficient supply chain

June 13, 2018 at 7:00 am 1 comment

What is a supply chain? It is the flow of all components that go into a given product, and then the flow of that product from its manufacturing origin to its end destination. In a global economy (yes, there still is one, despite Trump’s best efforts) the path from cradleRead More

Solar FlexRack supplies G3-X fixed tilt system for 71-MW project in North Carolina

Solar FlexRack supplies G3-X fixed tilt system for 71-MW project in North Carolina

June 12, 2018 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

Solar FlexRack’s reputation within the solar industry continues to grow. A division of Northern States Metals, Solar FlexRack has completed shipments of its G3-X fixed tilt racking system to Brantley solar farm, a large-scale solar project in North Carolina. The 71 MWdc project, which is about 30 miles east ofRead More

Vivint Solar closes on $811 million in new financing (largest securitization of residential PPAs ever)

Vivint Solar closes on $811 million in new financing (largest securitization of residential PPAs ever)

June 12, 2018 at 8:58 am 0 comments

Vivint Solar has closed on $811 million aggregate principal amount of debt financing comprised of two separate transactions. The first is a capital markets issuance by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Vivint Solar Financing V, LLC, of $466 million aggregate principal amount of Solar Asset Backed Notes, Series 2018-1. The offering wasRead More

Drainage Module of CECEP (PRNewsfoto/CECEP Solar)

This ‘drainage’ solar module is designed to avoid dust accumulation

June 12, 2018 at 8:40 am 0 comments

Small scale and scattered geological locations of distributed PV power stations make operation and maintenance tasks difficult. CECEP Solar Energy Technology Co. says it has a solution inherent in its new solar module to solve the O&M pain of clearing dust on the surface of PV modules. The impact wouldRead More

Solar was more than half of all U.S. electricity capacity added in Q1 — here’s how it happened

Solar was more than half of all U.S. electricity capacity added in Q1 — here’s how it happened

June 12, 2018 at 5:00 am 0 comments

Showing resiliency in spite of the new tariffs on imported modules, the U.S. solar market added 2.5 gigawatts of solar PV in the first quarter of the year, representing annual growth of 13 percent (and a 37% quarter-over-quarter decrease), according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report from GTMRead More

PetersenDean Roofing and Solar signs solar panel supply contract with Silfab Solar

PetersenDean Roofing and Solar signs solar panel supply contract with Silfab Solar

June 11, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0 comments

Silfab Solar signed a supply contract to deliver high-efficiency panels to PetersenDean Roofing & Solar, the United States’ largest privately held solar and roofing company. The initial commitment is for Silfab SLA-M 310 all-black modules with the first shipments to begin this month. “While some organizations in the space areRead More