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The secret to off-grid solar installer success? Long-term service plans

The secret to off-grid solar installer success? Long-term service plans

April 26, 2021 at 4:28 pm 0 comments

Experienced off-grid PV installers will learn a number of valuable lessons over their career. Proper system sizing, installation and programming is certainly important. However, the long-term performance of a system is often determined by the actions – or inactions – of the homeowner when left on their own to monitorRead More

Details on iM3NY’s lithium-ion Gigafactory and its bio mineralization tech

Details on iM3NY’s lithium-ion Gigafactory and its bio mineralization tech

April 26, 2021 at 3:50 pm 0 comments

Imperium3 New York Inc. (iM3NY) has funding all set to develop its Lithium-ion Gigafactory in Endicott, New York. The build-out has already begun with production expected in early 2022. iM3NY has an exclusive North American technology license agreement with Charge CCCV LLC (C4V), a Binghamton, NY-based R&D company with IPRead More

With an innovative gapless cell layout, the new REC Alpha Pure Black Series reaches 405 Wp, alongside its elegant appearance and lead-free construction

REC unveils Alpha Pure Black solar panels for residential market

April 26, 2021 at 3:26 pm 0 comments

REC Group unveiled its Alpha Pure Black solar panel. With lead-free production and a substantial gain in power output, the REC Alpha Pure Black will start production in June 2021 at REC’s fully automated manufacturing facility in Singapore, with first deliveries expected in July. With half-cut heterojunction cells in a gapless layout, the RECRead More

Palmetto launches residential solar monitoring program

Palmetto launches residential solar monitoring program

April 26, 2021 at 11:53 am 0 comments

A week after launching its renewable energy marketplace in Southern California, Palmetto launched a new solar energy monitoring program – Palmetto Protect. The monitoring tool is available through the Palmetto App, accessible via Android and iOS, to all solar customers regardless of installer. The free monitoring plan provides key informationRead More

QuickBOLT’s QB2 solar mount approved by Florida regulators

QuickBOLT’s QB2 solar mount approved by Florida regulators

April 26, 2021 at 10:19 am 0 comments

QuickBOLT’s strongest Top Mount, QB2, has been officially approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations. Now that QB2 has been approved, solar installers in Florida can expect an even easier permitting process when submitting designs that include the QB2. Florida is known for having notoriously high standardsRead More

LONGi debuts Hi-MO module for residential, commercial solar

LONGi debuts Hi-MO module for residential, commercial solar

April 26, 2021 at 9:49 am 0 comments

LONGi has formally launched its Hi-MO 4m (66C) module, designed for distributed generation (DG) applications. In addition to the 66C option, the company has also launched 60C and 72C versions of the module to an audience of more than 600 dealer partners and industry experts. The three products cover power ranges ofRead More

Ozop Energy Systems supplying a ‘net zero microgrid’ building solution in Hanover, Maryland

Ozop Energy Systems supplying a ‘net zero microgrid’ building solution in Hanover, Maryland

April 26, 2021 at 9:07 am 0 comments

Ozop Energy Solutions’ wholly owned subsidiary Ozop Energy Systems (OES) is deploying its near Net Zero Microgrid building solution for a commercial office building in Hanover, Md. The microgrid project involves a 700-kwh Eos Energy battery storage solution, a 350-kw PSI natural gas generator, a 65-kW AC solar photovoltaic system, twoRead More

OMCO Solar, Entegrity Energy partner on 15-MW Arkansas solar portfolio

OMCO Solar, Entegrity Energy partner on 15-MW Arkansas solar portfolio

April 22, 2021 at 10:56 am 0 comments

OMCO Solar, through its partnership with Arkansas-based Entegrity Energy Partners LLC, will supply its OMCO ORIGIN tracker for 15 MW of solar projects in the state. Since its premier at Solar Power International in 2019, OMCO Solar’s ORIGIN factory-direct tracker has offered operational benefits and economic value for more thanRead More

Wapello Solar Project becomes largest solar project in Iowa

Wapello Solar Project becomes largest solar project in Iowa

April 22, 2021 at 10:37 am 0 comments

Sungrow has supplied 34 inverters completing a 127.5 MW solar facility in Wapello, Iowa. The Wapello Solar project, developed by Clēnera and constructed by RES, progressed with little to no delays despite beginning construction during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the largest solar project in Iowa, Wapello Solar entered into commercial operation on March 8, 2021. “WapelloRead More

Oklahoma Gas and Electric is doubling the PV at Choctaw Nation, OG&E Solar Energy Center

Oklahoma Gas and Electric is doubling the PV at Choctaw Nation, OG&E Solar Energy Center

April 21, 2021 at 5:28 pm 0 comments

Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E), a subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based OGE Energy Corp. (OGE), is expanding its Choctaw Nation/OG&E Solar Energy Center in Durant, Okla., by an additional 5 MW, bringing the total solar capacity to 10 MW. OG&E will construct, own and operate the additional 5 MW expansion, which is expected toRead More