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Community solar project developed on a brownfield at Long View Forest’s Vermont headquarters

Community solar project developed on a brownfield at Long View Forest’s Vermont headquarters

March 18, 2019 at 11:35 am 0 comments

Long View Forest, Inc. and Encore Renewable Energy announced the commissioning of a 745 kWp community solar array on three acres at the new Long View headquarters and woodyard on Ferry Road in Hartland, VT. The project is on a 28-acre remediated “brownfield” property formerly used as a saw millRead More

HVAC company Trane gets into solar PV installation business, develops carports for five schools in Massachusetts

HVAC company Trane gets into solar PV installation business, develops carports for five schools in Massachusetts

March 18, 2019 at 11:23 am 1 comment

While best recognized as a global leading manufacturer of HVAC equipment and Building Automation Systems, Trane also offers comprehensive energy services providing self-funding energy and cost saving projects to building owners globally. Trane not only provides HVAC equipment, building automation systems, facility improvement measure and renewable energy efficiency solutions, butRead More

GRID Alternatives to head up California’s Disadvantaged Communities – Single-family Solar Homes program

GRID Alternatives to head up California’s Disadvantaged Communities – Single-family Solar Homes program

March 18, 2019 at 11:10 am 0 comments

GRID Alternatives was selected by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to administer the Disadvantaged Communities – Single-family Solar Homes (DAC-SASH) program. The program builds on California’s long-standing and successful Single-family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) program, also administered by GRID Alternatives, providing long-term funding to bring solar power to householdsRead More

Meet Renovate: SEPA’s initiative to evolve state regulatory processes in the power sector

Meet Renovate: SEPA’s initiative to evolve state regulatory processes in the power sector

March 18, 2019 at 10:24 am 0 comments

State regulatory processes in the power sector are often unable to keep pace with the needs of customers and evolution of renewable technology. The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is teaming with a group of national nonprofit organizations on a new initiative, Renovate, to help change that by developing more effectiveRead More

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Richard Branson wants to fund renewable energy via a Clean Energy Dividend concept

March 18, 2019 at 9:46 am 0 comments

Sir Richard Branson has shared his vision for a Clean Energy Dividend which he hopes will tackle climate change. Writing in his blog, amid scenes of climate change marches around the world, he states his belief that there will be an opportunity to create millions of jobs whilst also drivingRead More

Riding the Wave: How Morningstar designed its software-first solar inverter for the lithium battery age

Riding the Wave: How Morningstar designed its software-first solar inverter for the lithium battery age

March 18, 2019 at 9:10 am 0 comments

Solar inverters have improved so much over the years that they are all starting to seem comparable in power and performance these days, but a new entry hitting the market from Morningstar stands out because it wasn’t being built for “these days.” For starters, Morningstar isn’t a solar inverter company.Read More

Panasonic’s HIT AC module featuring Enphase microinverters shipping soon

Panasonic’s HIT AC module featuring Enphase microinverters shipping soon

March 18, 2019 at 9:08 am 0 comments

The new Panasonic AC Series Photovoltaic (PV) HIT N330E AC Module with integrated Enphase IQ 7X Microinverter will be available for solar installation companies in late March. “In today’s market, solar installers look to offer homeowners high powered and efficient modules that maximize output on roofs of every shape andRead More

New York hits record solar installs but will fall short of clean energy goals without VDER changes

New York hits record solar installs but will fall short of clean energy goals without VDER changes

March 15, 2019 at 9:21 am 0 comments

With New York state leaders negotiating this month whether to include Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed Green New Deal in the new state budget, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables released the 2018 Solar Market Insight (SMI) Report showing strong growth in New York’s solarRead More

Florida Power & Light proposes new community solar program that would be the largest in the United States

Florida Power & Light proposes new community solar program that would be the largest in the United States

March 15, 2019 at 8:32 am 1 comment

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today filed a proposal with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) for a new community solar program that would offer FPL customers the opportunity to directly participate in Florida’s transformation to a world leader in solar energy. Through this voluntary program, participating customers will helpRead More

Residential solar market growth driven by ‘diverse mix of national, regional installers’ in 2018

Residential solar market growth driven by ‘diverse mix of national, regional installers’ in 2018

March 13, 2019 at 10:32 am 0 comments

The U.S. Solar Market Insight 2018 Year-in-Review Report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) mostly showed the initial uncertainty / impact of the tariffs on utility-scale and non-residential solar and how the future is super bright going forward in general (doubling capacity inRead More