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Sponsored: Solar Inverters – It’s More Than What’s in the Box

Sponsored: Solar Inverters – It’s More Than What’s in the Box

May 23, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

  When it comes to the buying decision for solar inverters, some buyers might be inclined to only look at pricing and spec sheets. While these are certainly buying criteria that should not be neglected, it is just a small portion of the bigger picture that needs to be lookedRead More

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Details on the largest landfill solar project in Ohio now being constructed

May 22, 2018 at 12:56 pm 0 comments

Conti Solar, a national solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), O&M and energy storage development company, has begun construction on the largest landfill solar project in Ohio. Located in Cuyahoga County, the 4 MW project is owned and operated by IGS Solar, a commercial and residential solar provider and anRead More

Attack the Tariff launches in June to highlight solar industry ideas, innovations

Attack the Tariff launches in June to highlight solar industry ideas, innovations

May 21, 2018 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

Projections show decreases in solar installations and job growth for the next four years because of the #TrumpTariffs. The good news is: the solar industry thrives at squashing projections, and we at Solar Builder would like to help in that effort. Starting in June, we are launching a mini-series onlineRead More

Solar industry vets team up to help residential solar contractors with engineering plan sets

Solar industry vets team up to help residential solar contractors with engineering plan sets

May 21, 2018 at 3:08 pm 0 comments

Solar industry veterans Jeff Spies and Deep Patel have teamed up to start a new business providing engineering plan sets for residential solar contractors. Planet Plan Sets LLC offers engineering plan sets, professional engineering stamped drawings and calculations, system placards, and interconnection application services to solar contractors across the country.Read More

Massachusetts-based Solect Energy expanding operations into Illinois

Massachusetts-based Solect Energy expanding operations into Illinois

May 21, 2018 at 2:31 pm 0 comments

Solect Energy, a leading commercial-scale developer and installer of solar energy systems in Massachusetts, is expanding operations into Illinois. Solect’s Illinois operations will be based in Aurora, and will be led by General Manager, Steve Gregory, and backed by an experienced team of business development executives. The primary focus ofRead More

Solar Battle of the Bands to take place during Intersolar again this year (check out the lineup)

Solar Battle of the Bands to take place during Intersolar again this year (check out the lineup)

May 21, 2018 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

Be honest, the Solar Battle of the Bands is the only reason you are going to Intersolar this year. To whet your appetite, the California Solar & Storage Association has released the lineup. This year’s line-up includes returning champions, “PV Wonder” of Tesla, and last year’s runner-up, Quick Mount PV’sRead More

Solar site inspection made easy and fun in new IREC online training video

Solar site inspection made easy and fun in new IREC online training video

May 21, 2018 at 1:57 pm 0 comments

If you think online training has to be dry and boring, think again, says the independent Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). The group launched a new online interactive video solar training for local code officials, which developers say has a “This Old House” approach. Take a look: “There is aRead More

Safari Energy awards solar portfolio maintenance contract to SunSystem Technology

Safari Energy awards solar portfolio maintenance contract to SunSystem Technology

May 21, 2018 at 1:47 pm 0 comments

Safari Energy has awarded solar PV services provider SunSystem Technology with its preventive maintenance portfolio — a three-year contract to conduct system inspections, testing and maintenance. The work spans more than 130 projects totaling over 80 megawatts (MW) of solar power generation capacity in 18 states from Massachusetts to Hawaii. “SafariRead More

Community solar wave sweeps through country — how solar installers benefit

Community solar wave sweeps through country — how solar installers benefit

May 17, 2018 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

A recent article in Forbes Magazine suggested there are 320 GW of untapped solar potential in the United States. To tap the market, however, solar installers have to think outside traditional solar production models. One model gaining traction throughout the United States is community solar, a way to share the benefitsRead More

OMCO’s Field-Fast racking design incorporates value-added touches that leverage its OEM factory-direct capability.

Rolling Large: Roll-forming leader OMCO rolls out its new factory-direct racking

May 16, 2018 at 9:09 am 0 comments

In this uncertain #TrumpTariffs market, many investors have less appetite for newer, less proven systems, seeing that as another avenue of risk in projects where pennies and seconds count more than ever. This puts the spotlight on companies and products that can deliver the most certainty in terms of upfrontRead More