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Details on a new membership program for solar tracker installation companies launched by Sunfolding

Details on a new membership program for solar tracker installation companies launched by Sunfolding

September 11, 2019 at 10:01 am 0 comments

Sunfolding, a producer of single-axis tracker systems, is launching a membership program for tracker installation companies called the Sunfolding Construction Network (SCN). The company says members of the Sunfolding Construction Network will receive installation optimization resources, as well as training, to give them the skills and tools to build theirRead More

Solaria to double its PV module production capacity (again) after $40 million in new funding

Solaria to double its PV module production capacity (again) after $40 million in new funding

September 11, 2019 at 8:08 am 1 comment

Don’t look now, but PV module manufacturer Solaria is making some big moves. The company already doubled its global production capacity earlier this year and now says it will more than double production capabilities by the end of the year, an increase made possible by $40 million in growth fundingRead More

Esdec acquires IronRidge and Quick Mount PV to form the largest U.S. solar racking group

Esdec acquires IronRidge and Quick Mount PV to form the largest U.S. solar racking group

September 10, 2019 at 11:51 am 0 comments

Esdec, a leading global rooftop solar mounting solutions provider, has acquired IronRidge and Quick Mount PV, two of the top names in solar mounting and racking hardware in the U.S. Add these to the acquisition of Ecofasten last year and suddenly Esdec has formed the largest solar mounting systems groupRead More

Extensible Energy’s DemandEx software looks to reduce demand charges via solar system production alone

Extensible Energy’s DemandEx software looks to reduce demand charges via solar system production alone

September 10, 2019 at 10:55 am 1 comment

Extensible Energy is billing its new software as a service (SaaS) solution, DemandEx, as a “virtual battery” — an inexpensive alternative to commercial storage as a method for reducing demand charges and increasing ROI for commercial solar projects. Extensible says DemandEx easily integrates into new or existing commercial solar systemsRead More

CleanChoice Energy, Hartz Solar open up nearly 2 MW of community solar in Maryland

CleanChoice Energy, Hartz Solar open up nearly 2 MW of community solar in Maryland

September 10, 2019 at 8:39 am 0 comments

CleanChoice Energy and Hartz Solar, a developer, and owner of over 40 MW of solar assets in the Mid-Atlantic, have opened 1.9 megawatts of new community solar for Maryland residents serviced by Baltimore Gas & Electric. The new community solar facility will subscribe more than two hundred residents; allowing peopleRead More

University of Northern Colorado cuts ribbon on 172-kW solar array

University of Northern Colorado cuts ribbon on 172-kW solar array

September 10, 2019 at 8:01 am 0 comments

Students starting classes at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) this fall will be greeted by a greener, more sustainable campus thanks to a new solar photovoltaic (PV) array installed by McKinstry, a national construction and energy services company. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment funded the UNCRead More

CleanChoice Energy partners with MPOWERD to distribute solar lanterns to victims of hurricane Dorian

CleanChoice Energy partners with MPOWERD to distribute solar lanterns to victims of hurricane Dorian

September 10, 2019 at 7:56 am 0 comments

CleanChoice Energy is partnering with MPOWERD, a solar lantern manufacturer that works with nonprofits to disseminate lights to those most in need, to gift solar lanterns to those impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Through this partnership, CleanChoice will gift 1,000 lights which will be disseminated via MPOWERD’s non-profit network. “For decades,Read More

SDG&E wants to hike electric bill minimums and add a fixed charge, citing solar as the reason

SDG&E wants to hike electric bill minimums and add a fixed charge, citing solar as the reason

September 10, 2019 at 7:49 am 1 comment

San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) is proposing a new fixed rate of $10 and a monthly increased minimum bill proposal, of $1.26 per day (or $38.19 per bill based on a 30-day billing cycle), to be effective March 1, 2020 if approved by the CPUC. SDG&E believes these “modest” increasesRead More

EDF Renewables adds EV charging company PowerFlex Systems to its Distributed Solutions Group

EDF Renewables adds EV charging company PowerFlex Systems to its Distributed Solutions Group

September 9, 2019 at 4:23 pm 0 comments

EDF Renewables North America has acquired Los Altos, California-based PowerFlex Systems, a pioneer in managed electric vehicle (EV) charging technology. The investment is part of EDF Renewables’ continued strategic growth in the distributed energy market, as reflected by their acquisition of groSolar in 2016 and their partnership with EnterSolar lastRead More

SunPower to give homeowners the ability to design their own solar systems with Design Studio

SunPower to give homeowners the ability to design their own solar systems with Design Studio

September 9, 2019 at 3:44 pm 0 comments

Historically, understanding a home’s solar potential required talking to a sales consultant or compromising with one-size-fits-all online calculators. With a new web application called Design Studio, SunPower is looking to give U.S. homeowners the power to create their own solar system design automatically in seconds. In less than 30 seconds,Read More