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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

Check out this ‘solar wall’ installed on the side of a New York hospital

Check out this ‘solar wall’ installed on the side of a New York hospital

January 27, 2017 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

New York City solar installer Quixotic Systems has designed an innovative solar solution in the heart of the Bronx at Urban Health Plan’s Simpson Pavilion. Unlike most rooftop systems, the 37-kW array has been installed on the side of the building – a “solar wall” that will optimize the facility’s cleanRead More

BlueRock Solar partners with Renovus Solar on New York community solar project

BlueRock Solar partners with Renovus Solar on New York community solar project

January 26, 2017 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

BlueRock Solar, a subsidiary of BlueRock Energy, announced a joint venture with Ithaca-based Renovus Solar on a new community solar project in Millport, N.Y. BlueRock and Renovus will be installing 2,054 solar panels across three and a half acres to bring affordable, clean energy options to NYSEG delivery customers inRead More

Georgia Power expects to add 1,600 MW of renewables by 2021

Georgia Power expects to add 1,600 MW of renewables by 2021

January 25, 2017 at 2:04 pm Comments are Disabled

Georgia Power added more than 2 million solar panels to the state’s energy landscape through its various programs last year and will continue this growth in 2017. Through implementation of the Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI), approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) in 2016, as well as otherRead More