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Solar Frontier Americas continues to develop its pipeline of over 1 gigawatt of utility scale solar power generation plants

The U.S. solar industry survived the Trump tariffs. Here are five stats to prove it

March 13, 2019 at 8:50 am 0 comments

Here are the key numbers in the just released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2018 Year-in-Review Report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). 10.6 GW This is the amount of solar PV capacity that came online in 2018 — the third year in aRead More

Energy Toolbase integrates Stem’s AI storage platform into its solar + storage design software

Energy Toolbase integrates Stem’s AI storage platform into its solar + storage design software

March 12, 2019 at 10:05 am 0 comments

Energy Toolbase sent word that its solar + storage design software now includes the services of Stem, Inc., the world leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven energy storage. With this integration, distributed energy providers can simulate project performance, analyze financial returns and develop sales proposals informed by Stem’s Athena AI platformRead More

POWERHOME Solar expands into Indiana, will be hiring close to 100 employees

POWERHOME Solar expands into Indiana, will be hiring close to 100 employees

March 12, 2019 at 9:25 am 0 comments

Indiana residents soon will have another alternative to grid energy with POWERHOME Solar expanding its operations into The Hoosier State. POWERHOME Solar is an American company specializing in solar energy and roofing services. The company launched in 2015 in Mooresville, N.C., and today has nearly 700 employees, ranking among theRead More

Seraphim adds 1 GW of half-cell module capacity with new factory in China

Seraphim adds 1 GW of half-cell module capacity with new factory in China

March 12, 2019 at 9:04 am 0 comments

Seraphim’s bifacial products use a double layer of glass combined with advanced two-sided PV cells, generating up to 25 percent more clean electricity than standard modules. The bifacial technology is expected to dominate the solar market because of its lower levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and Seraphim is taking majorRead More

Solar construction contractors can improve asset efficiency with predictive maintenance

Solar construction contractors can improve asset efficiency with predictive maintenance

March 12, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Solar equipment manufacturers, EPCs and power plant owners and operators commonly face the challenge of keeping their fleet, machinery and other assets working efficiently, while also reducing the cost of maintenance and time-sensitive repairs. Considering the aggressive timelines set for solar-focused organizations, it is crucial to identify the cause ofRead More

Florida A&M University approves a 25-year lease with Duke Energy for huge solar power plant

Florida A&M University approves a 25-year lease with Duke Energy for huge solar power plant

March 11, 2019 at 11:12 am 0 comments

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Board of Trustees approved a partnership with Duke Energy Florida (DEF) to build a solar facility in Central Florida that will benefit students, faculty, utility customers and Floridians. The Board approved a 25-year lease agreement with DEF. The partnership will provide a new, long-term revenueRead More

LONGi Launches New 5GW Mono Module Plant

LONGi Solar adds another 5 GW of monocrystalline solar module capacity with new factory

March 11, 2019 at 11:03 am 0 comments

LONGi Solar, a leading global supplier of solar monocrystalline products, announced the commissioning of its 5 GW high-efficiency monocrystalline module factory in Chuzhou, Anhui, China. This is another step forward in the company’s enhancement of its high-efficiency monocrystalline module capacity to meet rising global demand for high-efficiency products. LONGi ChuzhouRead More

This report looks at the status of net metering and alternative rate designs across the U.S.

This report looks at the status of net metering and alternative rate designs across the U.S.

March 11, 2019 at 10:34 am 0 comments

The National Regulatory Research Institute released a new study of actions by U.S. states to change distributed energy resources rate designs for the customer side of the meter. Review of State Net Energy Metering and Successor Rate Designs is a summary of the activity among state public utility commissions in findingRead More

Microsoft Corp. signs 15-year PPA for this 75-MW solar project in North Carolina

Microsoft Corp. signs 15-year PPA for this 75-MW solar project in North Carolina

March 11, 2019 at 10:08 am 0 comments

Microsoft Corp. and Invenergy are moving ahead with a 74-megawatt solar project in North Carolina, the Wilkinson Solar Energy Center, which will be constructed, owned and operated by Invenergy. Via the 15-year power purchase agreement, Microsoft will become the sole offtaker of the energy generated at the Wilkinson Solar EnergyRead More

Cypress Creek Renewables adds PV plant drone inspection services from Raptor Maps

Cypress Creek Renewables adds PV plant drone inspection services from Raptor Maps

March 11, 2019 at 9:18 am 0 comments

Raptor Maps, a Boston-based software company focused on helping enterprise solar companies adopt drone technology to reduce asset management costs and increase plant production, reached an agreement with Cypress Creek Renewables to support their internal UAS team with data analytics and reports from PV plant inspections. Raptor Maps software willRead More