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SolarEdge launches next-gen 120-kW inverter for commercial ground-mount segment

SolarEdge launches next-gen 120-kW inverter for commercial ground-mount segment

May 3, 2021 at 3:37 pm 0 comments

SolarEdge Technologies, a global leader in smart energy technology, announced the launch of its new 120kW Three Phase Inverter with Synergy Technology. Providing more power and higher profitability in ground mount PV installations, the new SE120K for 480V grids maximizes energy production with up to 150% DC oversizing. The solutionRead More

South Carolina rejects Dominion’s punitive solar fee proposal in favor of net metering tariff

South Carolina rejects Dominion’s punitive solar fee proposal in favor of net metering tariff

May 3, 2021 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

Last week, South Carolina Public Service Commissioner Tom Ervin motioned to accept a proposal that included several suggestions from the various non-utility parties, including the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCEA), regarding successor net metering tariffs.  Dominion’s original proposal was prohibitively expensive for solar customers.Read More

Solar companies, Connecticut towns start to settle property tax dispute

Solar companies, Connecticut towns start to settle property tax dispute

May 3, 2021 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Via Energy News Network: Connecticut towns are negotiating settlements with solar developers over dozens of disputed property tax assessments on residential solar installations. Solar companies filed about 200 lawsuits in recent years challenging local assessors’ interpretation of a state law they say was meant to exempt residential solar installations from property taxes. AmbiguousRead More

Electriq Power supplies PowerPod 2 systems for Caribbean Utilities Company solar initiative

Electriq Power supplies PowerPod 2 systems for Caribbean Utilities Company solar initiative

May 3, 2021 at 12:02 pm 0 comments

The Cayman Islands Government’s Energy Policy requires 70% of electricity to come from renewable energy sources by 2037. Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) studies have shown that a substantial amount of front-of-meter and behind-the-meter battery storage will be needed to integrate more solar and wind energy. To test the efficacy ofRead More

GP JOULE breaks ground on Concord Pacific’s 106-MW solar portfolio

GP JOULE breaks ground on Concord Pacific’s 106-MW solar portfolio

May 3, 2021 at 11:52 am 0 comments

GP JOULE North America has broken ground on a 106-MW solar PV portfolio for Canada’s largest community builder, Concord Pacific. Experience building projects in challenging climates with durable technology that provides a lower cost of energy were key drivers in choosing GP JOULE for the three PV projects, each 35Read More

Roofers can access more solar install services via GAF Energy

Roofers can access more solar install services via GAF Energy

May 3, 2021 at 10:54 am 0 comments

GAF Energy is expanding the level of solar services available to its roofing partners. GAF Energy, which provides a roof-integrated solar solution, will now allow local roofer partners to access solar specific expertise and staffing when installing a GAF Energy roof-integrated solar system. Services include: electrical installation, system design, proposalRead More

APsystems to license Tigo rapid shutdown tech as part of settlement

APsystems to license Tigo rapid shutdown tech as part of settlement

May 3, 2021 at 10:39 am 0 comments

Tigo has reached a settlement with APsystems over a lawsuit regarding Tigo’s intellectual property. As part of the settlement, APsystems obtain a license to use Tigo’s rapid shutdown technology. While APsystems denies any kind of infringement and complies with Sunspec RSD requirements, to avoid the expenses and inconvenience of litigation,Read More

Choosing the right pile driver for your jobsite

Choosing the right pile driver for your jobsite

April 30, 2021 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Applications for pile driving equipment have expanded beyond the traditional uses, creating a growing need for smaller, more nimble models. Find the right one for your needs. Learn more.

FlexGen debuts project feasibility reporting tool for energy storage projects

FlexGen debuts project feasibility reporting tool for energy storage projects

April 29, 2021 at 4:48 pm 0 comments

Energy storage integrator FlexGen has a new project feasibility reporting product for developers, Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and asset owners to accelerate the analysis of energy storage asset viability. This FlexGen DigitalTwin application is built to determine a potential project’s revenue opportunity and lifecycle costs, model multiple scenarios as wellRead More

Hoosier Solar Holdings targets Indiana’s ‘Opportunity Zones’ for solar projects

Hoosier Solar Holdings targets Indiana’s ‘Opportunity Zones’ for solar projects

April 29, 2021 at 3:21 pm 0 comments

A cool new venture, Hoosier Solar Holdings LLC, is developing solar power facilities in economically distressed, rural communities across Indiana that have been designated as Qualified Opportunity Zones. Several solar and battery storage projects that collectively have the potential to generate over 1,600 MW (enough to power 285,000 homes), areRead More