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Solar developer OneEnergy Renewables names new CEO

Solar developer OneEnergy Renewables names new CEO

April 1, 2020 at 1:09 pm 0 comments

OneEnergy Renewables named Tobin Booth its new CEO. Booth succeeds Bill Eddie, who co-founded OneEnergy and has served as its CEO. Eddie will continue as a key member of the company’s leadership team as Chief Commercial Officer where he will focus on business and partnership development. “Tobin joining OneEnergy marksRead More

7 things to ask your AHJ before submitting a permit

7 things to ask your AHJ before submitting a permit

April 1, 2020 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

  With more than 18,000 Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) in the United States, each with their own solar-permitting requirements, navigating the non-standard and often cumbersome permitting process can add weeks of delay to residential solar-project construction timelines. That said, there are seven simple questions that can be posed on theRead More

Coronavirus impact: Wood Mackenzie could drop its global energy storage deployments forecast by 19 percent

Coronavirus impact: Wood Mackenzie could drop its global energy storage deployments forecast by 19 percent

April 1, 2020 at 9:52 am 0 comments

If coronavirus containment measures continue to curtail movement of goods and people through Q2 this year, alongside an economic downturn, the market impact could trim Wood Mackenzie’s 2020 global energy storage deployments forecast by 19%. This equates to a 3 GWh reduction over the year. Notably, this would still make 2020Read More

Coronavirus impact: Best case scenario is 2 GW of solar project development delays in 2020

Coronavirus impact: Best case scenario is 2 GW of solar project development delays in 2020

April 1, 2020 at 9:27 am 0 comments

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to have a material impact on utility-scale solar installations in the U.S. this year, and perhaps even into 2021. In its Coronavirus: US Solar PV Supply Chain and Utility-Scale Market Risk report, Wood Mackenzie says that, in a best-case scenario, the market could see upRead More

Solar Distancing: How to add energy storage to a grid-tied solar PV system

Solar Distancing: How to add energy storage to a grid-tied solar PV system

March 31, 2020 at 5:15 pm 0 comments

If a home already has an existing solar PV system, energy storage can be added as a retrofit via AC coupling — as long as you have the right inverter in place and understand the nuances. Ian McCluskey, Associate Product Manager for Outback Power, explains how to do it, andRead More

Solaria sues Canadian Solar for patent infringement

Solaria sues Canadian Solar for patent infringement

March 31, 2020 at 3:44 pm 0 comments

Solaria Corporation, a US-based global provider of advanced solar energy products, announced today that it filed suit against Canadian Solar Inc., a Chinese solar panel manufacturer, in Federal District Court for the Northern District of California. The suit alleges that Canadian Solar infringes Solaria’s U.S. patent that covers a processRead More

Lendlease sells Wallingford Renewable Energy solar project to NextEra Energy Resources

Lendlease sells Wallingford Renewable Energy solar project to NextEra Energy Resources

March 31, 2020 at 11:41 am 0 comments

Lendlease, a leading international property and infrastructure group, announced the sale of the 16-MW Wallingford Renewable Energy solar project to a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources. The solar project is located in Wallingford, Conn., with a portion of the project to be built on a landfill. The project has 20-yearRead More

Solar FlexRack Installed in Georgia REDI Solar Projects

Solar FlexRack reaches 200 installations with its TDP 2.0 solar tracker

March 31, 2020 at 11:32 am 1 comment

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, has reached 200 solar tracker installations either completed or in construction of its TDP 2.0 model. The company currently has solar tracker projects in 18 states, working closely with leading solarRead More

CPS inverter service techs now blanket the country. Photo: CPS.

Exclusive details on CPS America’s dedicated solar inverter O&M service

March 31, 2020 at 10:00 am 0 comments

The concept of offering operations and maintenance (O&M) to solar asset holders is not new. A host of O&M companies now provide soup-to-nuts service for commercial and utility-scale PV plants. But none of these service providers is also an inverter manufacturer, much less one that offers a 99 percent inverterRead More

Solar Distancing: Difference between grid-dependent solar and grid-connected solar with storage

Solar Distancing: Difference between grid-dependent solar and grid-connected solar with storage

March 30, 2020 at 7:26 pm 0 comments

What are the key differences between a grid-dependent solar system and a grid-connected system with storage? Which provides backup? And what does it mean for a system to be “flexible?” We are joined by Brian Lawrence, North American Sales Manager for Outback Power to answer those questions. Solar Distancing archiveRead More