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CAB Solar’s Integrated Grounding Cable Management System now UL 2703 listed

CAB Solar’s Integrated Grounding Cable Management System now UL 2703 listed

August 1, 2018 at 9:07 am 0 comments

CAB Solar‘s new Integrated Grounding System has achieved ETL Safety Listing by Intertek to UL2703. CAB Solar’s Integrated Grounding Cable Management System (patent pending) is designed to work seamlessly with tracker, ballasted, and fixed installations. We originally profiled it as part of this full tracker system with RPCS, Shoals andRead More

Not sure how many more times I can use this photo.

Massachusetts bill passes to stop Eversource demand charge but doesn’t address net metering

August 1, 2018 at 8:35 am 0 comments

Massachusetts lawmakers passed An Act to Advance Clean Energy yesterday that will pretty much do what it says, with one really important victory for the solar industry, and one potential setback. The victory was a call for Eversource to revise the demand charge it tried to impose (this was theRead More

North Carolina’s Sunfarm V and VI solar projects find their EPC

North Carolina’s Sunfarm V and VI solar projects find their EPC

July 31, 2018 at 9:00 am 0 comments

McCarthy Building Companies’ Renewable Energy Team was named the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor on the Sunfarm V and VI solar projects, which represent a total of 10 MWac of solar energy in Hertford, N.C. The projects – 5 MWac each – are owned by ET Capital Solar Partner Inc.,Read More

Fresno school district breaks ground on 8.2-MW solar canopy project (and how it got here)

Fresno school district breaks ground on 8.2-MW solar canopy project (and how it got here)

July 30, 2018 at 11:42 am 0 comments

ForeFront Power and Fresno Unified School District broke ground on 8.2-MW of solar parking canopy systems across eight District facilities. This project dates back to Fall 2017, when the School Project for Utility Rate Reduction (SPURR) and Fresno USD conducted a statewide request for proposal process to select the bestRead More

Fruit wholesaler adds a third PV system to one of its facilities via Borrego Solar

Fruit wholesaler adds a third PV system to one of its facilities via Borrego Solar

July 30, 2018 at 10:11 am 0 comments

Coast Citrus Distributors, a wholesaler of fruits and vegetables in the United States and Mexico since 1950, completed the latest solar system installation on one of its facilities — a 432 kilowatt (kW) roof-mount solar energy system in Union City, Calif. The company’s solar portfolio also includes a 1.1 megawattRead More

Home with solar panels on the roof. The house is located in Chatham County, N.C.

Duke Energy is seeing strong demand for its solar rebate deal in North Carolina (16 MW so far)

July 30, 2018 at 9:57 am 0 comments

Duke Energy’s North Carolina solar rebate program has attracted significant interest from customers, with more than 1,500 applying for the incentive to install private solar systems in the first few weeks of the program’s launch. The rebate offering, which opened July 9 to all Duke Energy customers in the state,Read More

APA Solar Racking explains its concrete-free ballast ground-mount system

APA Solar Racking explains its concrete-free ballast ground-mount system

July 30, 2018 at 9:25 am 0 comments

APA Solar Racking has changed the ground-mount ballast market by offering a concrete-free design. Featured at Intersolar this year, APA’s Geoballast Foundation was developed after years of installing ballasted solar projects. The utilization of wet concrete simply had so many hidden extra steps that would constantly increase man hours on everyRead More

AlsoEnergy merges with skytron, will now manage more than 18 GW of renewable energy

AlsoEnergy merges with skytron, will now manage more than 18 GW of renewable energy

July 26, 2018 at 10:19 am 0 comments

AlsoEnergy is making big moves. First came word of its Draker acquisition, and now it is merging with skytron energy, one of Europe’s leading solar software and hardware companies. These combined forces make up a global leader for renewable energy monitoring, controls, and asset management solutions. Together, the companies willRead More

Duke Energy launches Shared Solar Program option for residents in South Carolina

Duke Energy launches Shared Solar Program option for residents in South Carolina

July 25, 2018 at 9:48 am 1 comment

Duke Energy Progress is launching an affordable Shared Solar Program option for customers in South Carolina. Available to all qualified Duke Energy Progress residential and nonresidential customers, including those who live in multifamily housing or rent homes, the goal is to enable them to share in the economic benefits fromRead More

SEPA argues ‘the U.S. solar market did not contract last year’ (here’s the data)

SEPA argues ‘the U.S. solar market did not contract last year’ (here’s the data)

July 25, 2018 at 9:13 am 0 comments

Taking longer-term trends into account, a new report from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) argues that — a drop in megawatts notwithstanding — the U.S. solar market did not contract last year. Rather, the 2018 Utility Solar Market Snapshot sees 2016’s growth spike as an outlier in the industry’sRead More