Projects

Dominion to invest nearly $1 billion in solar power in Virginia

Dominion to invest nearly $1 billion in solar power in Virginia

February 15, 2017 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

Dominion is investing more than $800 million in solar power in Virginia, with much of it being built at little or no cost to most customers. Additional solar projects are now in the planning stages. “Our company has made a major commitment to develop significant blocks of solar generation toRead More

Check out the largest PV plant in Hawaii (Exosun trackers commissioned)

Check out the largest PV plant in Hawaii (Exosun trackers commissioned)

February 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Exosun, worldwide leading supplier of advanced, cost-effective solar tracking solutions for ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) plants, has successfully commissioned its solar trackers on the 40 MWp EE Waianae Solar Project in Hawaii. The Waianae solar plant, developed by Eurus Energy America, with project design and construction by REC Solar, situated inRead More

How data can shift the energy market to solar

How data can shift the energy market to solar

February 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm 2 comments

The solar community, and the energy industry in general, has not yet realized the potential of data. It seems to be a vague and elusive concept — more sensors, more things to keep track of, more things that can break and more things to buy when reducing cost is paramount.Read More

Who really won the Super Bowl? In Hawaii, it was SimpliPhi Power Batteries

Who really won the Super Bowl? In Hawaii, it was SimpliPhi Power Batteries

February 9, 2017 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

Before either team would score their first points during the historic Super Bowl LI, Hawaiian Electric ratepayers living in Kaneohe and elsewhere on the island of O’ahu lost power. Not once, but twice. “When you have people over to watch the game, each time it takes the cable box 15Read More

First ‘certified passive house’ up and running in California (with DEGERtrackers)

First ‘certified passive house’ up and running in California (with DEGERtrackers)

February 3, 2017 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

In 2007, wildfires destroyed Amy McQuillan and Pete Beauregard’s home that sat atop the San Pasqual Valley, California. From the ashes emerged an opportunity to build a modern home with sustainability integrated into every aspect of the design. Casa Aguila is located in the mountains of San Diego and impressesRead More

Complete breakdown of solar corporate funding, top transactions from 2016

Complete breakdown of solar corporate funding, top transactions from 2016

February 3, 2017 at 8:33 am Comments are Disabled

While the rest of us were reading comic books and drinking Christmas Ale to end 2016 (just us?) the people at Mercom were busy tallying up the investor interest and key transactions in the solar industry. Not sure who is the bigger nerd here. Anyway, the following info comes courtesy ofRead More

Are solar-powered data centers just a PR stunt? What the numbers say

Are solar-powered data centers just a PR stunt? What the numbers say

February 2, 2017 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

In 2016, we’ve heard a lot of news about solar powered data centers, 100 percent renewably powered data centers, net-zero data centers and other similarly worded constructions that make companies sound good. However, those who actually know how much energy a data center guzzles every day are surely skeptical aboutRead More

First sonnenBatterie eco 10 solar+storage system installed in California home

First sonnenBatterie eco 10 solar+storage system installed in California home

February 2, 2017 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

HelioPower, an integrated energy solutions company based in Murrieta, Calif., installed a sonnenBatterie eco 10 System in a Bonsall, Calif. home. In combination with an on-site solar array, the sonnenBatterie offers perpetual backup power in the event of a natural disaster or power outage, providing safety and peace of mindRead More

Michigan’s largest solar power plant installed with Solar FlexRack fixed-tilt racking

Michigan’s largest solar power plant installed with Solar FlexRack fixed-tilt racking

January 31, 2017 at 12:25 pm 1 comment

The G3-X smart fixed-tilt racking product from Solar FlexRack was just installed in the largest solar power generation project in Michigan. Recognized for its adaptability, speed and ease of installation, Solar FlexRack says its G3-X racking system reduces labor time and overall solar project costs. Solar FlexRack, is a division of NorthernRead More

Mass. Blue Cross Blue Shield signs PPA deal for five community solar projects

Mass. Blue Cross Blue Shield signs PPA deal for five community solar projects

January 31, 2017 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is going to be the big off-taker in a PPA agreement for 2.6 MW of net metering credits from five community solar projects located in Hopedale and Mendon, Mass. These projects, owned by Ameresco, Inc. of Framingham, Mass, and co‐developed with BlueWave Capital will enableRead More