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The Pitch: How multi-module microinverters reduce solar system costs

The Pitch: How multi-module microinverters reduce solar system costs

August 4, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Soft costs comprise 64% of a solar PV system’s total cost, which means installation methods and component selection are crucial elements of solar installer’s business model. Today on the Pitch, Jason Higginson, senior director of marketing with APsystems, tells us how multi-module microinverters can be a competitive advantage for solarRead More

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Longhorn Solar teams with Texas-based digital retail energy provider Griddy

August 3, 2020 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

The retail energy provider app, Griddy, chose Longhorn Solar to be one of three partners for solar panel installation for its customers. Griddy is a digital platform that offers its members electricity service at wholesale prices—with a monthly membership fee. Currently, Griddy only provides services to Texas residents. Griddy recognizedRead More

Megger with new digital low resistance ohmmeter

Megger with new digital low resistance ohmmeter

August 3, 2020 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

Megger now offers a digital low resistance ohmmeter that can deliver reliable results when using long test leads. The DLRO2, a 2 Amp handheld tester, is ideal for use in production line testing and industrial applications. This robust and intuitive handheld instrument offers a ‘difference meter’ that allows for quickRead More

Check out Siemens’ microgrid demonstration lab at its New Jersey headquarters

Check out Siemens’ microgrid demonstration lab at its New Jersey headquarters

August 3, 2020 at 11:08 am 0 comments

Siemens USA has launched an advanced microgrid research and demonstration environment at its U.S. Corporate Technology headquarters in Princeton, N.J. The living lab will validate the latest technologies in order to provide the market with a comprehensive blueprint of how microgrids can be flexibly operated in similar applications such asRead More

Fourth Wave Energy to sell ‘complete home energy makeovers’ with this solar + geothermal system

Fourth Wave Energy to sell ‘complete home energy makeovers’ with this solar + geothermal system

August 3, 2020 at 10:34 am 0 comments

Fourth Wave Energy, a publicly traded climate solutions company, is preparing to launch GeoSolar Plus, a new smart home clean energy system that combines solar and geothermal into one installation. By drastically reducing energy loads through upgrading the building envelope (and household appliances), then combining solar with geothermal energy, residents willRead More

Duke Energy begins construction of new solar capacity in North Carolina

Duke Energy begins construction of new solar capacity in North Carolina

August 3, 2020 at 9:32 am 0 comments

Continuing its expansion of solar energy, Duke Energy started construction on two major solar projects in North Carolina last week. The projects: The 69-megawatt Maiden Creek solar facility, located on Didley Dadburn Road in the Catawba County town of Maiden and the 25-megawatt Gaston solar facility located on Neal RoadRead More

Sunrun signs deals with three California Community Choice Aggregators to combat PSPSs

Sunrun signs deals with three California Community Choice Aggregators to combat PSPSs

July 31, 2020 at 11:14 am 0 comments

Sunrun has secured exclusive partnerships with three Bay Area Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs), which collectively provide power for approximately one million homes. The partnerships are with East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), which supplies power to Alameda County; Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), which supplies power to Santa Clara County; andRead More

Sol-Ark solar inverters now have closed-loop communication with Discover AES batteries

Sol-Ark solar inverters now have closed-loop communication with Discover AES batteries

July 31, 2020 at 11:01 am 0 comments

  Sol-Ark continues to form solid partnerships with energy storage companies, the latest being Discover Battery. The two have implemented a closed-loop communication between Discover’s Advanced Energy System (AES) LiFePO4 and the Sol-Ark 12K and 8K Hybrid All-In-One inverter systems over CANBus using a LYNK Solar Gateway. In addition toRead More

McKinstry is expanding solar partnerships in Western Arkansas

McKinstry is expanding solar partnerships in Western Arkansas

July 31, 2020 at 8:57 am 0 comments

McKinstry, a national construction and energy services firm, continues to expand its municipal government partnerships in western Arkansas with the delivery of four new solar photovoltaic systems. The new solar arrays will generate more than 6 million kilowatt hours of energy each year, saving close to $350,000 in utility costsRead More

FYI: Texas-based CPS Energy is prepping for some big renewable energy RFPs

FYI: Texas-based CPS Energy is prepping for some big renewable energy RFPs

July 31, 2020 at 8:48 am 0 comments

CPS Energy, the largest municipally owned, fully-integrated electric and gas utility in the United States, is taking a significant step to diversify its generation portfolio and meet the energy demands of one of the fastest growing regions in the country. The San Antonio, Texas-based utility, is releasing a global RequestRead More