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Pre-assembled mounting structures speed site installation by 35 percent

Pre-assembled mounting structures speed site installation by 35 percent

July 8, 2018 at 10:31 am 0 comments

Delivery is everything in solar development. Delivery on-time or even ahead of schedule signals reliability to investors and paves the way for more builds, especially those needed at an accelerated pace due to impending, seasonal weather conditions or site takeovers when the original racking partner could not deliver the job.Read More

Sunnova starts offering SunSafe solar, storage service across Massachusetts

Sunnova starts offering SunSafe solar, storage service across Massachusetts

July 6, 2018 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

Sunnova Energy Corporation has begun offering its Sunnova SunSafe solar energy generation and home battery storage service through its network of partners to homeowners across Massachusetts. Sunnova offers a broad and comprehensive solar portfolio in Massachusetts and will now be offering Sunnova SunSafe complete with its 25-year warranty, performance guaranteeRead More

Innergex Renewable Energy acquires 315-MW solar project in Texas

Innergex Renewable Energy acquires 315-MW solar project in Texas

July 6, 2018 at 2:51 pm 0 comments

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has acquired a sizable 250 MW AC/315 MW DC solar project located in Winkler county, Texas, from Longroad Energy Partners, LLC. Full notice to proceed with construction was issued last week and commercial operation should be reached in the third quarter of 2019. Financial close forRead More

Fight fake solar? That’s what the Solar Consumer Protection Agency says it’s doing

Fight fake solar? That’s what the Solar Consumer Protection Agency says it’s doing

July 5, 2018 at 9:00 am 0 comments

A new group called the Solar Consumer Protection Agency (SCPA) formed in partnership with affiliate solar companies to launch a new national campaign it’s calling “Fight Fake Solar,” the purpose of which is to expose deceptive companies within the solar industry and protect homeowners. The SCPA is looking to bringRead More

Solar FlexRack TDP 2.0.

Tracking Trackers: We look at what’s new with these seven solar trackers

July 5, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

What are you looking for in a tracker? Longer rows with fewer spans? A two-up bifacial module setup? A simple central drive configuration with reliable bearings? More self-powered options? There are a lot of trackers in the segment, and we wanted to highlight some of the cool, innovative features outsideRead More

MCE ready to pay out more than $1.8 million in net metering payments

MCE ready to pay out more than $1.8 million in net metering payments

July 2, 2018 at 10:00 am 0 comments

MCE Clean Energy’s annual cash-out process for rooftop solar customers is currently underway, offering more than $1.8 million in check payments to purchase the excess solar electricity generated by customers. “We’re proud to support over 10,000 solar customers in the Bay Area, and we’re grateful to them for adding 100%Read More

Groups urge New York State for more low-income solar options

Groups urge New York State for more low-income solar options

July 2, 2018 at 8:11 am 0 comments

The Million Solar Strong Campaign, a movement of leading industry, environmental, clean energy and community organizations, was joined by Brooklyn Councilman Antonio Reynoso to urge New York State and Governor Cuomo to support more solar for low-income households. The group came together to tour one of the most successful localRead More

Engineering Insight: Inside Solar FlexRack’s second generation tracker

Engineering Insight: Inside Solar FlexRack’s second generation tracker

July 2, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Amid the solar market’s mad dash to offer tracker solutions, Solar FlexRack has been taking its time. The company launched its first offering, the TDP Turnkey Tracker in early 2016, with the focus on a total solution. In contrast to competitors that were providing stand-alone solutions, Solar FlexRack offered aRead More

SMA America offers Sunny Tripower CORE1 inverter in two new commercial power classes

SMA America offers Sunny Tripower CORE1 inverter in two new commercial power classes

June 29, 2018 at 1:08 pm 0 comments

SMA America has new comprehensive commercial solar solutions now available for ordering. SMA’s popular Sunny Tripower CORE1 inverter is getting an upgrade with two new power classes. In addition to the currently available 50-kW CORE1 model, a new higher power 62.5-kW model is optimized for large projects utilizing higher efficiencyRead More

How a Virginia Tech researcher plans to use smart inverters to change the grid

How a Virginia Tech researcher plans to use smart inverters to change the grid

June 29, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. power grid, after faithfully delivering electricity to our neighborhoods for generations, is facing significant changes to how it operates — thanks to solar installations, wind farms, new energy storage systems and electric vehicles. As utilities meet the challenges of incorporating distributed energy sources on the low- and medium-voltageRead More