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January is Residential Solar Design Month

Here, residential solar installers will gain insight into the sales, design, installation and ongoing maintenance of residential solar projects.

You down with VPPs? How the virtual power plant movement is going so far

You down with VPPs? How the virtual power plant movement is going so far

March 5, 2021 at 10:07 am 0 comments

As has been the case with many good science fiction inventions of the last century, we are finally getting around to building virtual power plants (VPPs), or a software-and-wire linked network of small residential and commercial electricity generators, that together resemble a multimillion-dollar utility power plant. While the wires linkingRead More

Datasheet or data sh*t? Independent testing finds where certain inverters fall short of their rated specs

Datasheet or data sh*t? Independent testing finds where certain inverters fall short of their rated specs

March 3, 2021 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

Ask any solar developer, installer or asset owner if they have experienced inverter issues and the response is usually a resounding “yes!” There are stories of manufacturers that failed to honor warranty terms and products that failed to operate upon removal from their packaging. But the most insidious form ofRead More

POWERHOME Solar opening two new offices, now serving 12 states

POWERHOME Solar opening two new offices, now serving 12 states

March 1, 2021 at 10:00 am 0 comments

POWERHOME Solar is one of the fastest-growing U.S. solar companies. In February, the company announced two more offices – Fort Wayne, Ind., and Kansas City, Mo. – with the latter serving as a hub to also serve eastern Kansas (Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan and Emporia). Kansas will be the 12th stateRead More

SunModo debuts SMR, a new lightweight, rail-based rooftop racking system

SunModo debuts SMR, a new lightweight, rail-based rooftop racking system

February 26, 2021 at 12:47 pm 0 comments

Finding the right mounting system to reduce cost without sacrificing performance and speed is one of a solar installer’s top priorities. After many years of gathering feedback from installers, SunModo is introducing SMR, its newest solar racking innovation for roof mounting systems. “We are excited with the early response toRead More

CleanSpark acquires Solar Watt Solutions to accelerate residential microgrid sales

CleanSpark acquires Solar Watt Solutions to accelerate residential microgrid sales

February 26, 2021 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

Software and controls company CleanSpark has more skin in the microgrid development game now, completing the strategic acquisition of commercial and residential solar / storage developer Solar Watt Solutions. The two companies have worked together on microgrid projects previously, and the acquisition is expected to immediately expand and accelerate CleanSpark’sRead More

Gridential, EAI and battery consortium developing ‘bipolar’ batteries for behind-the-meter apps

Gridential, EAI and battery consortium developing ‘bipolar’ batteries for behind-the-meter apps

February 26, 2021 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Behind-the-meter (BTM) energy storage is a critical piece for the decarbonization landscape with systems booming in demand. In the U.S. alone, Wood Mackenzie predicted 430 MW installed in 2020, reflecting an increase of more than 100% over 2019. This is driving the need for affordable, safe, high-performing batteries in easy-to-connectRead More

Growatt’s new XH series solar inverters integrated with Tigo RSS transmitters

Growatt’s new XH series solar inverters integrated with Tigo RSS transmitters

February 26, 2021 at 9:54 am 0 comments

Grid-connected single-phase PV and energy storage system inverter provider Growatt has joined the Tigo Enhanced program to bring rapid shutdown solutions to PV installers. Growatt’s latest lineup of single-phase hybrid inverters – the XH series – will integrate Tigo Rapid Shutdown System (RSS) Transmitters, enabling plug and play installation with Tigo’sRead More

RFP alert: Southwest Virginia needs a residential solar partner in coal country

RFP alert: Southwest Virginia needs a residential solar partner in coal country

February 24, 2021 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for partnership in the Southwest Virginia 2021 Residential Solar Program. The program will provide solar installation services for homeowners in the coalfield region. The workgroup is facilitating this program as part of its mission to utilize the developmentRead More

Sunrun expands solar, storage offering in Texas

Sunrun expands solar, storage offering in Texas

February 24, 2021 at 8:55 am 0 comments

Sunrun Inc, the nation’s leading home solar, battery storage and energy services provider, is now available to residents of San Antonio. Sunrun launched in Texas in 2017, providing solar to residents in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas and then brought Brightbox battery storage to the Lone Star State in 2019.Read More

Sunrun expands supply agreement with SolarEdge

Sunrun expands supply agreement with SolarEdge

February 23, 2021 at 10:12 am 0 comments

Sunrun will start offering SolarEdge’s next generation PV inverter, Energy Hub, for residential customers as part of a newly signed strategic supply agreement. SolarEdge’s tech has been key to Sunrun’s residential energy ecosystem. Together, the companies are focused on expanding value to customers through the offering of products such as smartRead More