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Three possible shifts in California’s solar market after historic rule

Three possible shifts in California’s solar market after historic rule

May 14, 2018 at 10:36 am 0 comments

When the world’s fifth largest economy mandates the use of your product, as is case for solar in California starting in 2020, outlooks can shift dramatically. Shocking, I know. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the implications. 1. GTM boosts residential forecast by 14 percent Solar’s growth stall hasRead More

Solar job training program launches at Massachusetts vocational school

Solar job training program launches at Massachusetts vocational school

May 14, 2018 at 9:18 am 0 comments

Unveiled at an official ribbon-cutting by the Massachusetts Secretary of Education, Jim Peyser on the campus of Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School came the official opening of the new Solar Training Program for high school students preparing to begin their careers in the 21st Century workplace. This wasRead More

Texas to improve its Smart Meter Texas portal, making it easier to access distributed generation

Texas to improve its Smart Meter Texas portal, making it easier to access distributed generation

May 10, 2018 at 2:48 pm 0 comments

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) approved recommended improvements to streamline the Smart Meter Texas (SMT) portal at the Commission’s Open Meeting. Implementation of the approved changes will make it easier for customers in competitive electricity areas of Texas to choose energy management providers for services such as energyRead More

How JLM Energy financed, installed three commercial energy storage systems in southern California

How JLM Energy financed, installed three commercial energy storage systems in southern California

May 10, 2018 at 2:28 pm 0 comments

JLM Energy recently signed agreements to install energy storage systems for Modern Postcard in Carlsbad, Thermal-Vac Technology and Continuous Coating Corporation in Orange. Energy storage will enable these businesses to reduce commercial demand fees, resulting in millions of dollars saved. Thermal-Vac Technology is a 33-year industry leader and premier brazing,Read More

EnSync Energy jumps into residential solar+storage, includes ‘peer-to-peer’ energy exchange

EnSync Energy jumps into residential solar+storage, includes ‘peer-to-peer’ energy exchange

May 10, 2018 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

EnSync Energy Systems, a leader in distributed energy resources (DERs) and business models for commercial and industrial (C&I) buildings and microgrid installations, is launching a new integrated system for residential customers. The EnSync Home Energy System combines solar, energy storage, power electronics and an Internet of Energy control platform thatRead More

Data Drivers: Inverter monitoring system trends in the residential market

Data Drivers: Inverter monitoring system trends in the residential market

May 10, 2018 at 9:00 am 0 comments

This is an excerpt from the 2018 Inverter Buyer’s Guide. Be sure to download the full free report, complete with specs on 136 inverters at the bottom of this page. Don’t let the hard, boxy exterior fool you — today’s inverters are all about transparency. A key in inverter selectionRead More

California makes history: All new homes to have solar panels starting in 2020

California makes history: All new homes to have solar panels starting in 2020

May 9, 2018 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

How’s this for a solar shot in the arm: California has approved a new policy that will require virtually all new homes in the state to incorporate solar panels starting in 2020. The California Energy Commission voted today to adopt the policy as part of the state’s Building Energy EfficiencyRead More

Utility attacks on home solar continue: Connecticut next to end net metering

Utility attacks on home solar continue: Connecticut next to end net metering

May 9, 2018 at 4:04 pm 1 comment

As bad as the #TrumpTariffs were, the regulatory changes and attacks on the economics of distributed generation at the local level across the country are a much bigger cause for concern. Connecticut utility Eversource and its pals in the Connecticut Senate and House are following the lead of recent adoptersRead More

SEPA: Community solar capacity doubled in 2017, driven by third-parties

SEPA: Community solar capacity doubled in 2017, driven by third-parties

May 8, 2018 at 2:11 pm 0 comments

Community solar capacity in the United States more than doubled between 2016 and 2017, from 347 megawatts (MW) at the end of 2016, to 734 MW at the end of 2017. At present, 228 utilities in 36 states have active community solar programs. Those figures are part of the findingsRead More

CleanChoice Energy launches its community solar portal for Minnesota

CleanChoice Energy launches its community solar portal for Minnesota

May 8, 2018 at 1:50 pm 0 comments

  CleanChoice Energy Community Solar in Minnesota is now up and running with more than 42 MW of community solar capacity. The new capacity — available for both commercial and residential customers — is being supplied by eight community solar farms owned and operated by Cypress Creek Renewables. The farmsRead More