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DOE funding autonomous solar PV construction tech from RE2 Robotics

DOE funding autonomous solar PV construction tech from RE2 Robotics

March 3, 2021 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) selected RE2 Robotics, a developer of intelligent mobile robotic manipulation systems, for an award of $1.9 million in funding from to develop a robotic system for the Outdoor Autonomous Manipulation of Photovoltaic Panels (O-AMPP). RE2 already has mobile robotic arm tech, andRead More

Get on the Modbus: An explanation of IEEE 1547 and why it matters for solar installers

Get on the Modbus: An explanation of IEEE 1547 and why it matters for solar installers

March 3, 2021 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The success of widely-adopted technologies is often tied to standardization. From video formats to the Internet, and now to the energy grid, the establishment of standards reduces the cost and complexity of systems and enables broad adoption at a global scale. With standards, distributed energy — and the solar sectorRead More

Bridgestone’s first ground-based solar array directly powers the manufacturing process at the company’s Aiken County, South Carolina Passenger/Light Truck Tire Plant.

Bridgestone builds 2-MW solar array to power South Carolina tire plant

March 2, 2021 at 6:01 pm 0 comments

Bridgestone Americas completed its first ground solar array, providing power directly to its manufacturing process. The new solar array is located at the company’s Passenger/Light Truck Tire Plant in Graniteville, S.C. The new installation includes approximately 8 acres of solar panels that generate 2 MW of energy while reducing 1,400Read More

Q CELLS develops then sells Rippey Solar project (Texas) to Adapture Renewables

Q CELLS develops then sells Rippey Solar project (Texas) to Adapture Renewables

March 2, 2021 at 1:52 pm 0 comments

Adapture Renewables Inc. acquired Rippey Solar this week, an 81-MW solar project in Cooke County, Texas, from Hanwha Q CELLS USA Corp. Construction of the project, located 90 miles north of Dallas, began in April and the project achieved commercial operation in December 2020. The project highlights Q CELLS’ strengthRead More

EDF Renewables signs PPA with Enterprise Products Partners for part of Space City Solar (Texas)

EDF Renewables signs PPA with Enterprise Products Partners for part of Space City Solar (Texas)

March 2, 2021 at 11:38 am 0 comments

EDF Renewables North America and an affiliate of Enterprise Products Partners agree to a power purchase agreement for the second tranche of the Space City Solar Project, located in Wharton County, Texas. The project is expected to commence construction in Summer 2021 and begin delivery of clean electricity in Summer 2022. TheRead More

McCarthy named EPC for two utility-scale solar farms in Texas by Lightsource bp

McCarthy named EPC for two utility-scale solar farms in Texas by Lightsource bp

March 2, 2021 at 11:05 am 0 comments

Lightsource bp selected McCarthy Building Companies as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for two utility-scale solar farms in Texas: the 163-megawatt Elm Branch Solar Farm located approximately 40 miles south of Dallas in Ennis, Texas, and the 153-megawatt Briar Creek Solar Farm located 60 miles south of Dallas inRead More

BayWa r.e. deep dive: Has the climate change conversation finally shifted?

BayWa r.e. deep dive: Has the climate change conversation finally shifted?

March 2, 2021 at 10:25 am 0 comments

BayWa r.e. launched its new “Decade That Matters” report, a deep dive into online climate discussions over the past 10 years and what these may tell us about where we are heading over the next 10 years. The report highlights how attitudes to the environment have shifted, how discourse wasRead More

SATEC debuts PRO Series energy meters to offer both AC, DC inputs

SATEC debuts PRO Series energy meters to offer both AC, DC inputs

March 2, 2021 at 8:18 am 0 comments

SATEC, Inc., global supplier of power monitoring instrumentation and reporting and analysis software, introduces the PRO Series of revenue-grade energy meters. This new and innovative series of DIN-rail and panel-mounted meters accept either AC or DC voltage and current inputs. This flexible input capability will allow a PRO Series meterRead More

Altus Power is constructing the largest community-based solar project in Hawaii

Altus Power is constructing the largest community-based solar project in Hawaii

March 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

Altus Power America will be constructing a 4.5-MW ground-mounted solar energy project in Kapolei, Hawai’i on the island of O’ahu. Once completed the project will be the largest Community-Based Renewable Energy (“CBRE”) project in Hawai’i. Altus Power acquired the project from Tritium Enterprises (“Tritium3“) who led the development effort under Phase IRead More

Solar Inverter Buyer’s Guide 2021

Solar Inverter Buyer’s Guide 2021

March 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Our annual Solar PV Inverter Buyer’s Guide is a chance to check in with all of the inverter manufacturers – from the market leaders to the up-and-comers – to get a sense of how their technology has evolved and what new products are now available for installation. This year weRead More