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CEA teams with 2DegreesKelvin for on-site solar testing in the UK

CEA teams with 2DegreesKelvin for on-site solar testing in the UK

June 7, 2021 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

Solar engineering and technical due diligence company Clean Energy Associates (CEA), is partnering with 2DegreesKelvin, a UK-based engineering company specializing in solar asset assessments, testing, improvements, and optimization. 2DegreesKelvin provides mobile module testing, revamp and repower services, improvement and optimization, and EL testing capabilities. This thorough range of services makes them a perfect partner forRead More

Hoymiles showcases high-power microinverters at SNEC 2021

Hoymiles showcases high-power microinverters at SNEC 2021

June 7, 2021 at 11:36 am 0 comments

Microinverter manufacturer Hoymiles Power Electrics Inc. revealed its full line-up of microinverters designed for high-power solar panels, as well as Hoymiles Gateway DTU-Pro-S, a data transfer unit featuring Sub-1Ghz wireless connectivity for greater reliability, at SNEC PV Power Expo 2021 in Shanghai, China. “Our technological breakthroughs allow us to boost theRead More

LONGi debuts Hi-MO N-type bifacial module, Lifecycle Quality program at SNEC 2021

LONGi debuts Hi-MO N-type bifacial module, Lifecycle Quality program at SNEC 2021

June 7, 2021 at 11:25 am 0 comments

The 15th International Photovoltaic Electricity Generation and Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition (SNEC 2021) opened on June 3 in Shanghai, China. Here, LONGi unveiled its Hi-MO N – the first bifacial module with N-type TOPCon cells – touted some record-breaking efficiency numbers and debuted a new “Lifecycle Quality” program. Meet the H-MO N Hi-MORead More

Five strengths of TerraTrak – solar’s first ground screw-based solar tracker

Five strengths of TerraTrak – solar’s first ground screw-based solar tracker

June 7, 2021 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Earlier this year, Gibraltar Industries acquired TerraSmart, the top provider of screw-based, ground-mount solar racking technology. For this edition of the Tracker Tracker, we wanted to review the top attributes of its TerraTrak + PeakYield system – the first single-axis tracker package built specifically for performance and returns in challengingRead More

Tri Global sells solar, wind projects in Indiana to Leeward Renewable Energy

Tri Global sells solar, wind projects in Indiana to Leeward Renewable Energy

June 3, 2021 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

Tri Global Energy signed agreement to sell two renewable energy projects – a wind and a solar project — in Blackford County, Indiana, to Leeward Renewable Energy, an owner/operator with a portfolio of approximately 2,000 MW of generating capacity from renewable sources. Both projects were originated by Tri Global EnergyRead More

JinkoSolar sets new world record for efficiency of large-size contact-passivated solar cells

JinkoSolar sets new world record for efficiency of large-size contact-passivated solar cells

June 3, 2021 at 11:58 am 0 comments

JinkoSolar announced that the maximum solar conversion efficiency of its large-area N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cells reached 25.25%, setting a new world record for large-size contact-passivated solar cells. This result has been independently confirmed by the National Institute of Metrology, China. It is the third time that JinkoSolar has broken this worldRead More

VPP marketplace Leap expands role of DER to support California’s grid

VPP marketplace Leap expands role of DER to support California’s grid

June 3, 2021 at 11:34 am 0 comments

With extreme heat forecast to put strain on California’s electric grid again this summer, state power providers are turning to DERs to play a major role in providing resiliency. Leap, an energy marketplace that enables virtual power plants (VPPs), announced an expansion of its role in the state this week to provide flexibleRead More

Inside SolarAPP+ and NREL’s pursuit of seamless residential solar permitting

Inside SolarAPP+ and NREL’s pursuit of seamless residential solar permitting

June 3, 2021 at 10:38 am 0 comments

The hazy days of unknown delay times for home solar permitting, inspection and interconnection appear finally may be behind the industry now, thanks to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Solar Automated Permit Processing Plus — SolarAPP+ — software. Developed in conjunction with Underwriter Laboratories, SolarAPP+Read More

ECP acquires Pivot Energy, will increase position in community solar

ECP acquires Pivot Energy, will increase position in community solar

June 3, 2021 at 9:47 am 0 comments

ECP has acquired distributed solar development platform Pivot Energy Following receipt of all necessary approvals and satisfaction of closing conditions, the transaction closed on June 1, 2021. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition will provide Pivot with increased access to capital to bolster its growth and leadership position withinRead More

How much will California’s AB 1139 gut the economics of rooftop solar?

How much will California’s AB 1139 gut the economics of rooftop solar?

June 2, 2021 at 5:23 pm 1 comment

California is about to vote on AB 1139 — a controversial bill that would allow utilities to charge a home solar owners a monthly fee while also reducing export payback (UPDATE: This bill was voted down). The most vocal opponent of this attempt to change the economics of rooftop solarRead More