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SunPower splits into two companies after investment to scale up Maxeon 5 solar panels

SunPower splits into two companies after investment to scale up Maxeon 5 solar panels

November 11, 2019 at 9:43 am 0 comments

SunPower plans to separate into two independent (but aligned) publicly-traded companies – SunPower and Maxeon Solar Technologies. Each company will focus on distinct offerings built on extensive experience across the solar value chain: SunPower will continue as the distributed generation, storage and energy services company. Newly-formed Maxeon Solar will beRead More

Two solar workforce programs launch to transition military veterans to solar industry jobs

Two solar workforce programs launch to transition military veterans to solar industry jobs

November 11, 2019 at 8:25 am 1 comment

The Solar Foundation is launching two new solar workforce development programs to connect transitioning military service members and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces with career training, professional development and employment opportunities in the solar industry. In partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s “Hiring Our Heroes” program, theRead More

Greener steel? Shepard Steel says its solar system is exceeding early production estimates

Greener steel? Shepard Steel says its solar system is exceeding early production estimates

November 8, 2019 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

Shepard Steel, a structural steel and miscellaneous metals company serving the Greater Hartford region since 1956, says that a 611-kilowatt (kW) DC solar energy system installed on its headquarters went live on July 23, and has exceeded production estimates in the months since. In the first three months of operation, theRead More

QE Solar launches piloted aircraft inspections for solar PV, powered by Raptor Maps

QE Solar launches piloted aircraft inspections for solar PV, powered by Raptor Maps

November 7, 2019 at 4:46 pm 0 comments

QE Solar, a leading third-party O&M and asset management provider, has expanded its internal aerial inspection capabilities to include piloted aircraft. The company has selected Raptor Maps’ industry-leading software to power its aerial inspection program, consisting of both piloted airplanes and unmanned drones. The formal announcement was made at theRead More

REC Group forms cool partnership with Honnold Foundation to donate solar panels to low-income homes

REC Group forms cool partnership with Honnold Foundation to donate solar panels to low-income homes

November 7, 2019 at 4:32 pm 0 comments

REC Group is partnering with the Honnold Foundation, a solar energy foundation started by noted environmentalist and famed rock climber Alex Honnold, to promote solar for a more equitable world. The two organizations will collaborate to provide communities with greater access to renewable energy sources, reduced carbon emissions and energy autonomy.Read More

ENGIE breaks ground on solar site that will serve four Texas municipalities

ENGIE breaks ground on solar site that will serve four Texas municipalities

November 7, 2019 at 4:23 pm 0 comments

ENGIE North America hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking with county officials and customers for the 225 MW Long Draw Solar Project. ENGIE will serve four Texas municipalities – New Braunfels, Denton, Garland, and Kerrville – and their electric utilities – via a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the project’s full capacity.Read More

Los Angeles signs on for lowest combined solar + storage prices on record with 8minute

Los Angeles signs on for lowest combined solar + storage prices on record with 8minute

November 7, 2019 at 10:49 am 0 comments

  The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the largest municipal utility in the United States is partnering with 8minute Solar Energy to provide solar + storage —at the lowest combined solar and storage prices on record: less than 2 cents per kWh. The project will be theRead More

Brightcore Energy adding solar services to its new ‘Efficiency as a Service’ model

Brightcore Energy adding solar services to its new ‘Efficiency as a Service’ model

November 7, 2019 at 10:13 am 0 comments

Armonk, NY-based Brightcore Energy, a provider of end-to-end clean energy solutions to the commercial and institutional market, is expanding its services offering to include commercial and community solar, high-efficiency renewable heating and cooling (geothermal), electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and battery storage. Brightcore will deliver the new services through itsRead More

Filtrine Manufacturing expands solar system from 2013 to cover full electricity needs

Filtrine Manufacturing expands solar system from 2013 to cover full electricity needs

November 7, 2019 at 9:49 am 0 comments

With the recent expansion of its solar array, Filtrine Manufacturing Company now powers its entire operation with solar energy. The 793.1-kilowatt rooftop array installed this fall includes 2,234 solar panels and generates over 900 megawatt hours of solar electricity per year. The system was installed by ReVision Energy. A 30-kilowattRead More

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Solar power’s hidden secret is its data — here’s why

November 5, 2019 at 9:13 pm 0 comments

Solar enjoys tremendous advantages over conventional power. It’s cleaner and cheaper than traditional power in many parts of the world, in addition to its popularity with consumers. But there is also an often unrecognized aspect of solar that will play a leading role in further lowering costs and driving adoption.Read More