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Aurora Solar closes another big funding round

Aurora Solar closes another big funding round

May 24, 2021 at 3:19 pm 0 comments

Aurora Solar, a top software platform for solar sales and design, closed a $250 million Series C funding round led by Coatue, with follow-on participation from existing investors ICONIQ Capital, Energize Ventures, and Fifth Wall. For those scoring at home, in just over two years, Aurora Solar has raised more than $320M. “Our mission is to createRead More

Trina Solar’s 550-W Vertex modules now rolling off Vietnam production lines

Trina Solar’s 550-W Vertex modules now rolling off Vietnam production lines

May 24, 2021 at 3:02 pm 0 comments

Trina Solar Co. announced the first batch of Trina Solar 210mm cells and Vertex modules coming off the production line from the company’s overseas factory in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam. This shipment marks Trina Solar’s commencement of the full-capacity delivery of its high-power 210mm Vertex 550W modules globally, making Trina SolarRead More

BayWa r.e. now distributing Polar Racking mounting systems in Canada

BayWa r.e. now distributing Polar Racking mounting systems in Canada

May 24, 2021 at 2:03 pm 0 comments

BayWa r.e. Solar Systems has become a distributor for Polar Racking Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of solar PV mounting systems. BayWa r.e. will immediately add access to Polar Racking’s PRU-D ground mount product line to their line card and web store, which is now available in Canada nationwide. Polar RackingRead More

Schneider Electric’s XW Pro earns UL 9540 certification with AES batteries

Schneider Electric’s XW Pro earns UL 9540 certification with AES batteries

May 24, 2021 at 1:55 pm 0 comments

Schneider Electric Solar and Discover Battery announced UL 9540 safety certification for Schneider Electric’s XW Pro hybrid inverter and Discover Battery’s Advanced Energy System (AES) LiFePO4 lithium battery. UL9540 certification simplifies the design and installation approval process for residential energy storage systems. Discover AES LiFePO4 lithium batteries feature a proprietary high currentRead More

Phoenix Exteriors becomes certified Tesla Solar Roof installer

Phoenix Exteriors becomes certified Tesla Solar Roof installer

May 24, 2021 at 1:38 pm 0 comments

Phoenix Exteriors, a roofing and solar company headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., has become one of only two companies in Illinois to become a Certified Installer of the Tesla Solar Roof and reseller of the Tesla Powerwall. Phoenix Exteriors is currently undergoing its first installation of a Tesla Solar Roof at a residential home in Illinois, withRead More

Details on extensive solar + storage program for State Fund, designed by ENGIE North America, JLL

Details on extensive solar + storage program for State Fund, designed by ENGIE North America, JLL

May 24, 2021 at 11:49 am 0 comments

State Compensation Insurance Fund says construction has begun on an extensive sustainability and solar energy program that includes solar, electric vehicle charging stations and energy storage at seven locations throughout California. Designed and constructed by ENGIE North America, through its affiliate ENGIE Services U.S. Inc., and JLL, State Fund willRead More

Last week in solar policy: South Carolina NEM, Colorado interconnect and California PCIA

Last week in solar policy: South Carolina NEM, Colorado interconnect and California PCIA

May 24, 2021 at 10:46 am 0 comments

States across the country are changing their distributed solar incentives / policies for both the better and worse. Here are the most notable bill proposals and regulatory rulings from last week. Colorado eases interconnection In a joint request, SEIA and the Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA) asked the PUCRead More

The Pitch: Details on JinkoSolar’s Eagle TR G4 Series module aimed at U.S. residential, commercial markets

The Pitch: Details on JinkoSolar’s Eagle TR G4 Series module aimed at U.S. residential, commercial markets

May 20, 2021 at 3:52 pm 0 comments

JinkoSolar is a top solar module manufacturer with 70 GW deployed globally and 12 GW deployed in the U.S. It is targeting the U.S. residential and small commercial DG space with a new panel, the EAGLE TR G4 series, which includes proprietary Tiling Ribbon technology and cylindrical busbars. On thisRead More

New IREC program will get building, safety officials up to speed on solar technology

New IREC program will get building, safety officials up to speed on solar technology

May 20, 2021 at 12:32 pm 1 comment

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) launched a three-year, $2.1 million project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), to reduce barriers to widespread adoption of distributed energy resources (DERs) by providing education and resources to expand the knowledge of 30,000 safetyRead More

Sage Energy Consulting adds more services to optimize solar energy assets

Sage Energy Consulting adds more services to optimize solar energy assets

May 20, 2021 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

As the market grows, solar customers often do not know how much money they are saving or if the system is performing as expected. Sage Energy Consulting is looking to change that with a new suite of asset management services to supplement their existing energy planning and project management services. TheseRead More