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Rhombus Energy Solutions’ 30-kW, 60-kW Multi-Port Smart Inverter now UL 1741 certified

Rhombus Energy Solutions’ 30-kW, 60-kW Multi-Port Smart Inverter now UL 1741 certified

September 28, 2020 at 2:14 pm 1 comment

The 30-kW/60-kW Multi-Port Smart Inverter from Rhombus Energy Solutions is now certified to UL 1741 and UL 1741-SA standards. This standard defines the design and testing requirements to certify that bi-directional, grid tied, “smart” inverters can be safely used to support the distributed generation (DG) grid services and applications. UtilitiesRead More

Q CELLS keeps its lead in U.S. residential, commercial solar module market share

Q CELLS keeps its lead in U.S. residential, commercial solar module market share

September 28, 2020 at 1:22 pm 0 comments

Q CELLS retained its spot as the top U.S. residential and commercial solar module in terms of market share, according to the Q3 2020 U.S. PV Leaderboard report by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. Q CELLS captured 26.4% market share in the U.S. residential market for Q2 2020, a 6.4%Read More

SunPower secures capital for its residential solar lease and storage programs

SunPower secures capital for its residential solar lease and storage programs

September 28, 2020 at 11:40 am 0 comments

SunPower strengthened its residential solar lease program, as well as its new solar plus storage program (SunPower Equinox system with SunVault storage) by securing financing commitments from Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital and other capital providers. SunPower expects the new fund to help meet expected customer demand through mid-2021. SunPowerRead More

ARaymond debuts solar PV panel clip to simplify module assembly

ARaymond debuts solar PV panel clip to simplify module assembly

September 28, 2020 at 11:21 am 0 comments

The ARaymond Network is a global leader in fastening and assembly solutions for many market segments, and its ARaymond Energies division has a new panel clip that could simplify PV module assembly. The goal is to provide fast, easy installation in field operations, resulting in significant labor cost reduction compared toRead More

Catalyze looks to scale commercial solar + storage projects with REenergyze platform

Catalyze looks to scale commercial solar + storage projects with REenergyze platform

September 28, 2020 at 11:05 am 0 comments

Developer and independent power producer (IPP) Catalyze is now deploying an origination-to-operations software platform to help accelerate and scale the nationwide adoption of C&I solar and storage. REenergyze streamlines the major processes of commercial solar and storage project origination, development, construction management, operations, and asset optimization. The goal is to identify, evaluate andRead More

Alencon Systems adds fused electrical disconnect option to DC:DC converter line

Alencon Systems adds fused electrical disconnect option to DC:DC converter line

September 28, 2020 at 10:39 am 0 comments

Alencon Systems LLC has launched a new installation option (and acronym!) that will make its BOSS and SPOT lines of galvanically isolated DC:DC converters even more flexible. The FEED – or fused electrical disconnect – is installed with a SPOT or BOSS device in the factory that allows for aRead More

Solar-generated electricity expanded by 22 percent the first half of 2020

Solar-generated electricity expanded by 22 percent the first half of 2020

September 28, 2020 at 9:30 am 0 comments

Notwithstanding the coronavirus pandemic, renewable energy sources continue to expand their share of the nation’s energy production and consumption as well as electricity generation, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of data in two reports just released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The latest issue of EIA’sRead More

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Here’s a free tool for commercial, industrial businesses to check their possible energy, demand response savings

September 28, 2020 at 9:04 am 0 comments

GridBeyond released a free online tool to enable commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses to understand how much money they could possibly earn and save through demand response and energy optimization services — without having to submit to a full audit. This Energy Opportunity Calculator draws on GridBeyond’s extensive experience in theRead More

Nestlé Waters close to a 10-MW solar project at Poland Spring bottling plant

Nestlé Waters close to a 10-MW solar project at Poland Spring bottling plant

September 25, 2020 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

Nestlé Waters North America is looking to construct a 10-MW solar project at its Poland Spring bottling plant in Hollis, Maine. This proposed solar energy installation, currently in the permit application process, will supply enough clean electricity to meet approximately 20-25% of the current energy needs of the facility. Once completed,Read More

California’s PUC just made huge changes to its Rule 21 solar, storage interconnection policy

California’s PUC just made huge changes to its Rule 21 solar, storage interconnection policy

September 25, 2020 at 9:34 am 0 comments

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) just issued sweeping changes to Rule 21, the rules under which distributed energy resources, like solar power and energy storage, may interconnect to the grid. The revisions encompass many issues but three of the most noteworthy include: 1) the plan to incorporate data on theRead More