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California Rule 21 compliance deadline extended to June 22

California Rule 21 compliance deadline extended to June 22

March 30, 2020 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

As of March 20, 2020 the California Public Utilities Commission has issued an extension of the CA Rule 21 compliance deadline, pushing the date to June 22, 2020. This includes the Smart Inverter Phase 2 communications requirement and Phase 3 smart inverter requirements. This marks yet another delay in theRead More

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Series-parallel impact: Measuring the superior shade tolerance of Solaria PowerXT solar PV panels

March 30, 2020 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

Solaria’s PowerXT panels are among the most technologically advanced residential solar panels. Key to its performance is its unique series-parallel cell interconnection structure, which can mitigate power loss in common shading conditions. The company went in-depth on the topic recently, publishing the results of internal shade tolerance testing it conductedRead More

Stem launches online program to certify solar installers as storage experts

Stem launches online program to certify solar installers as storage experts

March 30, 2020 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Stem, Inc., a leader in artificial intelligence (AI)-driven energy storage services, continues to push its Partner Program by launching Stem University, an online certification program that provides required educational classes and tools for solar companies to gain expertise in storage. Stem’s partner program now has more than 50 active solarRead More

COVID-19 response: Suntuity Solar launches Affiliate Marketer program for people in need of a second income stream

COVID-19 response: Suntuity Solar launches Affiliate Marketer program for people in need of a second income stream

March 30, 2020 at 10:21 am 0 comments

Suntuity Solar, the residential solar division of the Suntuity Group of company with its U.S. headquarters in New Jersey, has been proactive with new ideas to help their community and to try and spur new business in this time of crisis. On the heels of this call center and fleetRead More

Fourth Wave Energy acquired by Pierre Corp., will be expanding its net-zero, geo-solar construction services

Fourth Wave Energy acquired by Pierre Corp., will be expanding its net-zero, geo-solar construction services

March 30, 2020 at 10:02 am 0 comments

Pierre Corp., a California-based publicly traded company has acquired 100 percent of Fourth Wave Energy (FWE) of Colorado in an all-stock transaction. FWE is a geo/solar climate change solutions company founded and managed by a team of leading Colorado and Silicon Valley alternative energy engineers, executives, and financial professionals. TheRead More

COVID-19 response: Velo Solar offering custom Energy Resiliency and Continuity plans

COVID-19 response: Velo Solar offering custom Energy Resiliency and Continuity plans

March 30, 2020 at 9:41 am 0 comments

In the midst of a rapidly shifting social and economic climate, Atlanta-based Velo Solar has deployed its team of experts (in engineering, energy, battery storage and technology) to help companies plan for and adapt to change. This team is now available to work with any company to create a custom planRead More

Generac debuts an automatic transfer switch with home energy monitoring built in

Generac debuts an automatic transfer switch with home energy monitoring built in

March 27, 2020 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

Power outages from coast to coast have created a growing demand for home standby generators. With electric utility bills also on the rise, Generac Power Systems is answering the challenge of protecting homes from outages while also protecting bank accounts with a new energy-monitoring PWRview Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS). WithRead More

Solar Distancing, ep. 5: Basics of battery recycling

Solar Distancing, ep. 5: Basics of battery recycling

March 27, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Eric Hill, energy storage and systems manager at Outback Power, joins us again to discuss what to do with batteries when they have reached end of life. Can you recycle them? Which kinds? And how do you go about doing that? Solar Distancing archive Episode 4: Battery charging and monitoringRead More

COVID-19 response: Stellar Solar gets super creative with this restaurant referral program

COVID-19 response: Stellar Solar gets super creative with this restaurant referral program

March 26, 2020 at 12:51 pm 1 comment

Stellar Solar, one of San Diego’s most experienced residential and commercial installers since 1998, has launched a super cool lead-generating marketing program that’s also designed to help San Diego County restaurants generate extra revenue — a mutually beneficial concept to help both small businesses during these difficult times. The programRead More

PVComplete debuts first CAD software for utility-scale solar projects

PVComplete debuts first CAD software for utility-scale solar projects

March 26, 2020 at 10:19 am 0 comments

Global solar sales and design software company PVComplete released PVCAD Mega today, the first and only CAD software for utility-scale PV projects, built on Autodesk technology. PVCAD Mega delivers precise solar engineering and layouts for tracker and fixed-tilt projects of any size in five minutes or less. “Solar engineers loveRead More