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Commercial inverter manufacturers like CPS America are easing installation and O&M with separable wireboxes.

Seven trends from our 2019 Solar Inverter Buyer’s Guide

May 14, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

We asked every inverter manufacturer to tell us about their latest and greatest products for our 2019 Solar Inverter Buyer’s Guide. What came back was a range of innovations from the most powerful microinverter on the market to the latest utility-scale string technology. At this point, solar inverter spec sheetsRead More

Federal Aviation Administration contracts with HSGS for solar canopies project in Hawaii

Federal Aviation Administration contracts with HSGS for solar canopies project in Hawaii

May 13, 2019 at 11:36 am 0 comments

Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS), a renewable energy systems contractor headquartered in South Carolina, is designing and engineering several solar parking canopies for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at the Honolulu Control Facility (HCF) located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The HCF is an air traffic control facility operated by the FAARead More

This former silk mill in Keene, N.H., is now part of city’s 100 percent renewable electricity goal

This former silk mill in Keene, N.H., is now part of city’s 100 percent renewable electricity goal

May 13, 2019 at 11:26 am 0 comments

The mill produced decorative silk yarns from textile factory waste in the early 20th century, and today is a mixed-use commercial space for light manufacturing, office, storage, and retail tenants. Tousley Property Management, owner of the building and the new solar project, will cut its energy costs and lock inRead More

SolarEdge to offer its own battery as part of full storage solution, among several product portfolio updates

SolarEdge to offer its own battery as part of full storage solution, among several product portfolio updates

May 13, 2019 at 10:44 am 0 comments

Word out of Intersolar Europe is SolarEdge Technologies is expanding its StorEdge solution with the launch of new inverters optimized for the combined management of solar, storage, and home energy. The StorEdge expansion will include three new additions to the solution portfolio, plus the company will preview its own commercial andRead More

Sol Systems awarded SRECs for 80 no-cost solar systems in Washington, D.C.’s Solar for All program

Sol Systems awarded SRECs for 80 no-cost solar systems in Washington, D.C.’s Solar for All program

May 13, 2019 at 10:31 am 0 comments

The DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) announced that Sol Systems has been awarded a five-year strip of Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) generated by an anticipated 80 rooftop solar energy systems installed on single-family households throughout the District. All 80 homes will receive their solar systems at no cost throughRead More

IHS Markit: Outlook for energy storage strengthens due to demand for utility-scale solar co-location

IHS Markit: Outlook for energy storage strengthens due to demand for utility-scale solar co-location

May 13, 2019 at 10:23 am 0 comments

The year 2018 set a record for deployment of grid-connected battery energy storage. Global installations almost doubled, especially driven by growth in South Korea in the first half of the year. The four largest markets in 2018 were South Korea, the United Kingdom, China and the United States, together accountingRead More

South Carolina might finally have a bipartisan compromise to expand solar energy adoption

South Carolina might finally have a bipartisan compromise to expand solar energy adoption

May 13, 2019 at 10:08 am 0 comments

South Carolina legislators have passed the Energy Freedom Act, House Bill 3659, which will keep solar energy growing across the state. “The Energy Freedom Act is a big win for all South Carolina energy consumers,” said Lynn Jurich, CEO and co-founder of Sunrun. “Policymakers listened to the people and deliveredRead More

Conti Solar announces rebrand and name change to CS Energy

Conti Solar announces rebrand and name change to CS Energy

May 13, 2019 at 9:48 am 0 comments

Conti Solar, a national solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), O&M and energy storage development company, announced a new corporate identity today. The organization will be known as CS Energy, and the rebranding will encompass a new logo, tagline and web address: www.CSEnergy.com. “The new name, CS Energy, emphasizes ourRead More

Ohio readies bill to dump more money into coal and nuclear plants, industry groups explain how misguided it is

Ohio readies bill to dump more money into coal and nuclear plants, industry groups explain how misguided it is

May 13, 2019 at 9:29 am 1 comment

While Illinois and Minnesota are driving forward solar energy policy in the Midwest, Ohio, the home state of Solar Builder, continues to embarrass itself and cling to the past. There is a bill before the Ohio General Assembly (HB 6), aimed at rescuing FirstEnergy Solutions’ aging nuclear and coal-fired powerRead More

The U.S. surpasses 2 million solar installations (which will double by 2023)

The U.S. surpasses 2 million solar installations (which will double by 2023)

May 9, 2019 at 5:01 am 0 comments

The U.S. is now home to more than 2 million solar PV installations, according to Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The mark comes just three years after the industry completed its 1 millionth installation, a feat that took 40 years to accomplish. “TheRead More