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Meet PVSketch Mega, the first web-based PV modeling, proposal tool for utility-scale solar

Meet PVSketch Mega, the first web-based PV modeling, proposal tool for utility-scale solar

October 14, 2020 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

Global solar sales and design software company PVComplete announced the January 2021 public release of PVSketch Mega, the first and only precision layout, modeling and proposal web app for utility-scale PV projects. PVSketch Mega informs early stage site assessment and system design with the power of advanced cloud computing. The platformRead More

SMA Smart Connected now available in Canada (here is what it does)

SMA Smart Connected now available in Canada (here is what it does)

October 14, 2020 at 11:58 am 0 comments

Hey Canada, you can now detect and evaluate events in solar systems automatically and initiate remediation or repair activities via SMA Smart Connected, the proactive service package from SMA Solar Technology AG. Originally launched in 2017, customers in Canada can now access all the benefits of Smart Connected, which isRead More

Sunpin Solar has signed a 70-MWac Power Purchase Agreement with an investment grade offtaker. The energy will be generated from Sunpin’s 98-MWdc Titan Solar 1 Power Plant in Imperial County, California.

Sunpin Solar finds PPA offtaker for full output of the Titan Solar 1 Power Plant

October 14, 2020 at 11:35 am 0 comments

Sunpin Solar, a California-based solar developer, announced a renewable energy power purchase agreement with an investment grade offtaker for the full output of the Titan Solar 1 Power Plant, which began construction in January 2020. The renewable energy PPA covers the full 98 megawatt direct current power capacity of theRead More

Sunnova expands solar and battery storage business to three more states in eastern U.S.

Sunnova expands solar and battery storage business to three more states in eastern U.S.

October 14, 2020 at 11:30 am 0 comments

Sunnova Energy International Inc. is on the move again, expanding its solar plus battery storage service offerings in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Connecticut. This means the Sunnova SunSafe solar plus battery storage service and +SunSafe add-on battery service is available in 19 U.S. states and territories. Across America, power outagesRead More

Brilliant Capital solar project

Inovateus Solar and partners launch solar financing venture Brilliant Capital

October 14, 2020 at 10:45 am 0 comments

In an effort to continue expansion within the clean energy industry, Inovateus Solar has announced the formation of Brilliant Capital, a solar project financing venture. Brilliant Capital is a joint undertaking of Middleburg Capital Development and LogiKan Group and will augment the core capabilities of Inovateus’ development, engineering, procurement, andRead More

The Pitch: Finding extra value in a solar racking partnership with Solar FlexRack

The Pitch: Finding extra value in a solar racking partnership with Solar FlexRack

October 14, 2020 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern State Metals, promotes its diverse offering of solar racking systems and turnkey engineering services as a way for solar EPCs to grow their own businesses. Today we dig into that Pitch with Steve Daniel, EVP of Sales and Marketing for Solar FlexRack. How canRead More

Verdant Microgrids to deploy Eos Energy Storage’s Zynth Zinc Hybrid batteries in California

Verdant Microgrids to deploy Eos Energy Storage’s Zynth Zinc Hybrid batteries in California

October 12, 2020 at 1:53 pm 0 comments

Eos Energy Storage LLC is working with custom microgrid provider Verdant Microgrid to supply its Znyth Zinc Hybrid Cathode Technology, the core of its Aurora stationary energy storage system, to Verdant’s California-based microgrids beginning in the fourth quarter of 2020. In addition to the current applications, Eos and Verdant anticipateRead More

Interconnection innovation: Pine Gate standardized Michigan portfolio interconnect via myPV ClearSky

Interconnection innovation: Pine Gate standardized Michigan portfolio interconnect via myPV ClearSky

October 12, 2020 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

Equipment standardization for portfolio-level purchasing is a proven strategy to simplify procurement, establish repeatable construction practices, and promote efficient commissioning. While racking, modules, inverters and transformers are common bulk buys, the MV interconnection components are often excluded. A collection of components, and the work product of highly specialized labor, the interconnectionRead More

Alliance forms to promote ‘low-carbon’ solar PV module production

Alliance forms to promote ‘low-carbon’ solar PV module production

October 12, 2020 at 12:47 pm 0 comments

So, this is interesting: Some solar industry manufacturers teamed up to form a new alliance to promote the deployment of ultra low-carbon solar energy. The Ultra Low-Carbon Solar Alliance, including companies such as Hemlock Semiconductor, First Solar, NorSun, Q CELLS, REC Silicon and Wacker, plan to promote market awareness around howRead More

kWh Analytics tries to solve solar’s overestimation, underperformance issues with new STAR reports

kWh Analytics tries to solve solar’s overestimation, underperformance issues with new STAR reports

October 12, 2020 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

Every mature asset class requires market data to improve the accuracy and certainty of investment returns, and solar is getting there, but still needs work. To address this need, solar risk management firm kWh Analytics announced two new initiatives. First, it collaborated with 10 of the top 15 solar assetRead More