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Virginia Senate votes for 100 percent clean energy by 2050 (in a close vote!)

Virginia Senate votes for 100 percent clean energy by 2050 (in a close vote!)

February 13, 2020 at 10:24 am 0 comments

The Virginia State Senate passed the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) this week, a bill that puts Commonwealth on a historic path for 100 percent clean energy by 2050, by a narrow 21-19 vote. It is expected that Gov. Northam will sign the bill as he set the goal originallyRead More

Solar Support, SEMIKRON team up to service, replace failing solar inverters on large-scale legacy sites

Solar Support, SEMIKRON team up to service, replace failing solar inverters on large-scale legacy sites

February 13, 2020 at 10:04 am 0 comments

Engineering services company Solar Support has launched a new component replacement program for PV asset owners, operators and O&M providers to service failing inverters, one of the solar industry’s biggest O&M issues. The integrated solution combines diagnostics, repair, training, and refurbishment services to replace damaged inverters with brand-new components at aRead More

Power Electdronics showcased a new EV charger solution at this year's Intersolar.

Six solar investment trends: Energy storage and shorter PPAs (and oil companies?) lead the way

February 13, 2020 at 9:33 am 0 comments

Corporate investors in solar energy are modifying their expectations and demands for future utility-scale solar projects, bolstering the profile of the industry as a long-term asset class, and altering PPA and contract terms that make more deals possible, said financiers at Intersolar 2020 in San Diego. The impact of thisRead More

Fault Busters: A field technician’s guide to troubleshooting solar inverter issues

Fault Busters: A field technician’s guide to troubleshooting solar inverter issues

February 10, 2020 at 8:05 am 0 comments

You’ve got a fault code or even a whole series of fault codes, and it looks like something has gone wrong with an inverter. Downtime is expensive, so a technician needs to hop in a truck and go fix that faulty inverter pronto, right? Hold on there. Effective troubleshooters neverRead More

Safety lessons from large-scale energy storage deployments

Safety lessons from large-scale energy storage deployments

February 10, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

It is well understood that large scale energy storage is the key to allowing us to achieve our clean energy utilization goals in the effort to fight back against climate change. Energy storage helps us overcome the biggest drawback to renewable sources of generation like solar – the issue ofRead More

ISP Solar says it can ‘intensify’ the sun’s rays by 20 times with its new solar panels

ISP Solar says it can ‘intensify’ the sun’s rays by 20 times with its new solar panels

February 6, 2020 at 8:16 pm 0 comments

ISP Solar introduced its new ‘Intensifying Solar Panels’ at Intersolar in San Diego this week, which the company believes will provide power at half the cost-per-watt of any other solar panel in the world. By incorporating conic mirrors that intensify the sun’s rays 20 times, ISP modules require just 1/20th of theRead More

Soltage’s latest solar acquisitions put its Oregon portfolio investment at $100 million

Soltage’s latest solar acquisitions put its Oregon portfolio investment at $100 million

February 6, 2020 at 8:08 pm 0 comments

Soltage LLC, a leading independent power producer, and Basalt managed funds announce their entrance into the Oregon power market with a 40 megawatt (MW AC) solar portfolio. The first 10 MW solar facility was energized in December and the remaining 30 MW are under construction and planned to be placedRead More

KiloVault unveils line of heavy-duty, cold-rated lithium batteries

KiloVault unveils line of heavy-duty, cold-rated lithium batteries

February 6, 2020 at 7:59 pm 0 comments

KiloVault, a provider of innovative and affordable residential and commercial renewable energy solutions, this week unveiled the new CHLX line of heavy-duty, Cold-Rated Lithium Batteries. The CHLX comes in 1,800 Wh and 3,600 Wh models, each capable of handling 150A of continuous charging/discharging current. CHLX batteries use KiloVault’s internal heatingRead More

Dynamic Energy Solutions sells two Massachusetts solar + storage projects to Canada’s Amp Energy

Dynamic Energy Solutions sells two Massachusetts solar + storage projects to Canada’s Amp Energy

February 6, 2020 at 7:49 pm 0 comments

Dynamic Energy Solutions announced the sale of two solar-plus-storage projects in Massachusetts to Amp Energy, a global renewable energy infrastructure manager, developer and owner, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Together, the two ground mounted projects comprise 11.2 MWDC and include 10.3 MWhs of battery energy storage systems. The sale of theRead More

And the winner of Intersolar’s Solar Installer Games is …

And the winner of Intersolar’s Solar Installer Games is …

February 6, 2020 at 7:40 pm 0 comments

On day two of Intersolar North America, Sullivan Solar and Sol-Up went head-to-head in the final round of the Solar Games for the inaugural championship and a $5,000 prize. The two teams competed against each other in the first round of the games with a grid-tied system using Tesla PowerwallsRead More