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EnergySage launches Buyer’s Guide for solar shoppers to easily compare PV panels, inverters, batteries

EnergySage launches Buyer’s Guide for solar shoppers to easily compare PV panels, inverters, batteries

July 11, 2019 at 3:40 pm 0 comments

EnergySage debuted a new Buyer’s Guide this week. The goal is to equip consumers and the industry with easily sort and filter info on solar equipment (panels, inverters, batteries) and compare them based on quality ratings, aesthetics, performance and pricing. EnergySage homes to establish the industry standard for how peopleRead More

Get your proposals ready: New York sets first $6 million in funding for its grid modernization challenge

Get your proposals ready: New York sets first $6 million in funding for its grid modernization challenge

July 11, 2019 at 1:57 pm 0 comments

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the first round of funding for the $15 million Future Grid Challenge, a program to help solve technical challenges utilities face with energy transmission and distribution when integrating renewable energy resources into New York’s electric grid. Administered by the New York State EnergyRead More

Spruce Finance just added 12 megawatts of residential solar to its portfolio

Spruce Finance just added 12 megawatts of residential solar to its portfolio

July 11, 2019 at 1:26 pm 0 comments

Spruce Finance, a leading owner and operator of distributed generation solar and residential energy assets in the U.S., announced it has acquired a significant portfolio of residential assets. The acquisition reflects Spruce’s growth strategy, which is centered around continued expansion of its operating portfolio and servicing platform. Spruce’s acquisition ofRead More

Solar Builder Essay Contest: Tell us your big ideas, innovations, predictions for the Solar+ Decade

Solar Builder Essay Contest: Tell us your big ideas, innovations, predictions for the Solar+ Decade

July 11, 2019 at 12:58 pm 0 comments

SEIA has branded the 2020s the Solar+ Decade, and we at Solar Builder agree. We are anticipating a widespread renewable energy disruption, led by the solar industry, and we are excited to see what new business models and technology emerge in the coming years. Stuff like: • Building-integrated PV •Read More

Capital Dynamics, Sol Systems are forming Sol Customer Solutions to boost commercial solar biz

Capital Dynamics, Sol Systems are forming Sol Customer Solutions to boost commercial solar biz

July 10, 2019 at 5:09 pm 0 comments

Capital Dynamics, an independent global private asset management firm, announced that its Clean Energy Infrastructure (CEI) business and Sol Systems, one of the most experienced solar finance and development platforms in the United States, have formed a joint venture: Sol Customer Solutions. Sol Customer Solutions is a partnership focused onRead More

IHS Markit: The global solar EPC market continues to fragment (Sterling and Wilson takes top spot)

IHS Markit: The global solar EPC market continues to fragment (Sterling and Wilson takes top spot)

July 10, 2019 at 4:46 pm 0 comments

By Josefin Berg, Research & Analysis Manager, Solar & Energy Storage, IHS Markit India-based Sterling and Wilson ascended to the top position in the global solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) market in 2018, as the company’s PV installations more than doubled for the year. Sterling and Wilson’s PV installationsRead More

ABB unloads solar inverter business to world’s eighth largest inverter manufacturer FIMER

ABB unloads solar inverter business to world’s eighth largest inverter manufacturer FIMER

July 9, 2019 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

ABB is selling its solar inverter business to the Italian company FIMER S.p.A. The companies say the transaction will enhance the future prospects of the solar inverter business and will enable ABB to focus its business portfolio on other growth markets. Both companies will ensure a smooth transition for customersRead More

Syncarpha Capital, Stem to build solar + storage projects in Massachusetts to participate in wholesale energy markets

Syncarpha Capital, Stem to build solar + storage projects in Massachusetts to participate in wholesale energy markets

July 9, 2019 at 2:20 pm 0 comments

Stem, Inc., a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) driven energy storage services, announced a new partnership with Syncarpha Capital to build 28.2 megawatt-hours (MWh) of large-scale storage projects co-sited with solar in Massachusetts. Syncarpha is a New York-based private equity firm that develops, owns and operates distributed PV solar energyRead More

NantEnergy shows how solar + storage is a no-brainer for businesses in California, New Mexico right now

NantEnergy shows how solar + storage is a no-brainer for businesses in California, New Mexico right now

July 9, 2019 at 1:17 pm 0 comments

The solar + storage value proposition is increasingly a no-brainer for commercial buildings in states out West. Demand charges in California have increased by as much as 64% since 2014, and these charges can represent more than 50% of a company’s monthly energy bill. What’s more, California experienced more outagesRead More

Citadel Roofing & Solar partners with Solar Roof Dynamics to prep for California’s new build solar market

Citadel Roofing & Solar partners with Solar Roof Dynamics to prep for California’s new build solar market

July 9, 2019 at 12:54 pm 0 comments

Citadel Roofing & Solar, one of California’s largest and most experienced roofing and solar installers, announced a strategic partnership with Solar Roof Dynamics (SRD), a national solar equipment and services provider based in Davis, Calif. Through this alliance, Citadel will tap SRD’s resources, including back office services and supplier relationships,Read More