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Community solar project in Tompkins County, New York, now operational

Community solar project in Tompkins County, New York, now operational

September 17, 2018 at 10:03 am 0 comments

The largest community solar project in Tompkins County, New York, has been completed and is fully operational and ready to provide 373 households, as well as a local church, with 2.3-MW of solar. The project also complements “Southern Tier Soaring,” the region’s comprehensive strategy to generate robust economic growth andRead More

Ridged Systems awarded Solar Thermal Systems Program certification

Ridged Systems awarded Solar Thermal Systems Program certification

September 17, 2018 at 9:52 am 0 comments

The Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC), a program of the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), has awarded Ridged Systems a certification for several configurations of its innovative Fire and Ice solar hot water systems. The ICC-SRCC OG-300 Solar Thermal System Certification Program certifies that hot water systems demonstrated compliance withRead More

Improve Your Accuracy with the Vermeer PD10

Improve Your Accuracy with the Vermeer PD10

September 17, 2018 at 9:30 am 0 comments

Using a Vermeer PD10 with precise ground drive control, operators can spend less time installing each pile. Learn more.

New York utilities seek demand charges in REV mass market rate design proposals

New York utilities seek demand charges in REV mass market rate design proposals

September 14, 2018 at 8:54 am 1 comment

New York is at an important juncture in its Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) development as a working group is currently assessing proposals for mass market rate design, two of which include demand charges. Considering the whole point of REV is to build toward a distributed future, this raised ourRead More

Arizona regulators reject new solar fixed charges requested by two utilities (but ends net metering)

Arizona regulators reject new solar fixed charges requested by two utilities (but ends net metering)

September 13, 2018 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

Out in Arizona, home of the demand charge, the Arizona Corporation Commission rejected a request by two utilities to subject new solar customers to large monthly fixed charges. As part of their recent rate cases, Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP) and UNS Electric sought a monthly Grid Access Charge andRead More

Sunrun commits to 100 MW of solar on affordable multi-family housing

Sunrun commits to 100 MW of solar on affordable multi-family housing

September 13, 2018 at 12:33 pm 0 comments

Sunrun Inc. is expanding its low- and moderate-income solar offering plans to develop a minimum of 100 MW of solar on affordable multi-family housing — in which 80 percent of tenants fall below 60 percent of the area median income — over the next decade in California. Sunrun’s commitment, whenRead More

Report: Solar capacity added dips in Q2, but data points to big turnaround

Report: Solar capacity added dips in Q2, but data points to big turnaround

September 13, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. solar market felt the negative impact of the #TrumpTariffs as installed capacity decreased year over year (- 9 percent) and quarter over quarter (- 7 percent) in Q2 2018 despite decreases in component pricing. But fear not, because the data is pointing to a market turnaround. According toRead More

Solar customers can easily share their utility data with this new Urjanet program

Solar customers can easily share their utility data with this new Urjanet program

September 12, 2018 at 4:57 pm 0 comments

Wider, transparent access to utility data will be crucial for growing the solar industry, and Urjanet, already a leader in utility data aggregation, is making things even easier for solar installers with its new Urjanet Solar Quickstart program. This suite of web-based tools streamline the link between customer utility accountsRead More

Nautilus Solar, ReneSola building a 13-MW community solar portfolio in Minnesota

Nautilus Solar, ReneSola building a 13-MW community solar portfolio in Minnesota

September 11, 2018 at 2:48 pm 0 comments

Nautilus Solar Energy has acquired a second 13.3 MW community solar portfolio developed by ReneSola that also qualifies under Xcel Energy‘s rapidly expanding community solar program in Minnesota. The portfolio is expected to be built through the remainder of 2018, coming online during Q1 2019. Nautilus, through its full-service platform,Read More

Sonnen to offer complete home automation, solar + storage system

Sonnen to offer complete home automation, solar + storage system

September 11, 2018 at 2:37 pm 0 comments

The future of solar and energy storage will collide with the future of home automation and Sonnen is getting ahead of the game with the launch of energy automation with ecoLinx at Solar Power International this year (booth 3820). The all-in-one ecoLinx smart energy management system brings together home automation,Read More