Projects

California subdivision gets ahead of the solar mandate, re-roofs with CertainTeed products

California subdivision gets ahead of the solar mandate, re-roofs with CertainTeed products

September 19, 2018 at 1:18 pm 0 comments

Across the country, more subdivisions are choosing rooftop solar as a way to attract and retain earth-conscious home buyers. The California Energy Commission recently voted to mandate rooftop solar for all new California homes and multi-family residences under three stories. However, many communities are warming up to the benefits ofRead More

Rhode Island’s largest solar project is on the way via Southern Sky Renewable Energy, Conti Solar

Rhode Island’s largest solar project is on the way via Southern Sky Renewable Energy, Conti Solar

September 17, 2018 at 10:20 am 0 comments

Conti Solar, a national solar EPC, O&M and energy storage company, is providing full turnkey EPC services for the largest solar installation to date in Rhode Island. Developed by Southern Sky Renewable Energy, the 21.3-MW, Gold Meadow Farms solar project is being constructed in Cranston, Rhode Island. When completed, thisRead More

Community solar project in Tompkins County, New York, now operational

Community solar project in Tompkins County, New York, now operational

September 17, 2018 at 10:03 am 0 comments

The largest community solar project in Tompkins County, New York, has been completed and is fully operational and ready to provide 373 households, as well as a local church, with 2.3-MW of solar. The project also complements “Southern Tier Soaring,” the region’s comprehensive strategy to generate robust economic growth andRead More

Nautilus Solar, ReneSola building a 13-MW community solar portfolio in Minnesota

Nautilus Solar, ReneSola building a 13-MW community solar portfolio in Minnesota

September 11, 2018 at 2:48 pm 0 comments

Nautilus Solar Energy has acquired a second 13.3 MW community solar portfolio developed by ReneSola that also qualifies under Xcel Energy‘s rapidly expanding community solar program in Minnesota. The portfolio is expected to be built through the remainder of 2018, coming online during Q1 2019. Nautilus, through its full-service platform,Read More

Sunrise Solar proposes ‘pollinator-friendly’ habitat as part of new community solar plan

Sunrise Solar proposes ‘pollinator-friendly’ habitat as part of new community solar plan

September 10, 2018 at 12:25 pm 0 comments

New York-based Sunrise Solar Solutions president and CEO Doug Hertz is proposing a 3,600-panel community solar farm at the rear of Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Kisco. Con Edison electricity customers within the same utility territory would be able to subscribe and have the solar power credited to their accounts atRead More

Vote for the 2018 Solar Builder Project of the Year

Vote for the 2018 Solar Builder Project of the Year

September 10, 2018 at 8:41 am 11 comments

After sifting through a ton of entries to our Project of the Year awards, we narrowed the field to 16 candidates that stood out for a variety of reasons. Some overcame the odds. Some will have lasting effects in their community. All of them now look to you, dear reader,Read More

SunShare Community Solar Garden project in Colorado kicks off with hands-on “panel-raising” event

SunShare Community Solar Garden project in Colorado kicks off with hands-on “panel-raising” event

August 30, 2018 at 2:58 pm 0 comments

Community solar developer SunShare launched its Imboden Solar Project with a solar panel-raising event that took place recently in Watkins, Colo. The celebration featured U.S. Representative and Colorado gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis along with numerous representatives from the Colorado solar industry including the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association, Coalition forRead More

Meet Fellowship Energy, a company financing solar systems for faith-based organizations

Meet Fellowship Energy, a company financing solar systems for faith-based organizations

August 27, 2018 at 4:01 pm 0 comments

Sustainability is often an important aspect of a faith-based community’s mission, but churches, parochial schools and other nonprofits have been left out of the solar revolution due to their inability to take advantage of federal solar tax incentives and other challenges. Places of worship was one segment highlighted in thisRead More

Setting an example: Three ways for U.S. jurisdictions to make solar energy a priority

Setting an example: Three ways for U.S. jurisdictions to make solar energy a priority

August 27, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

In our cover feature for Sept/Oct, we look at the inefficiencies in local permitting and interconnection processes that are holding back solar energy adoption in pockets across the country. Check out the full feature here. On the flip side of the issues noted are communities making an effort to reviseRead More

Exyte Energy chooses Solar FlexRack Pre-Cast mounting system for Massachusetts landfill project

Exyte Energy chooses Solar FlexRack Pre-Cast mounting system for Massachusetts landfill project

August 27, 2018 at 11:34 am 0 comments

Exyte Energy (formerly M+W Energy, Inc.), one of America’s largest providers of EPC and O&M services for solar photovoltaic systems, has installed Solar FlexRack’s Series B (ballasted) Pre-Cast mounting system in a landfill solar project in Shrewsbury, Mass. The dedication of local utilities, Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company and Shrewsbury ElectricRead More