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What batteries should you be installing? DNV GL launches Battery Performance Scorecard

What batteries should you be installing? DNV GL launches Battery Performance Scorecard

November 12, 2018 at 9:25 am 0 comments

There is a lot of noise when it comes to battery specs and performance claims as it relates to solar + energy storage and microgrid projects. To cut through the clutter, DNV GL, one of the largest independent energy expert and certification body, released its first annual Battery Performance Scorecard,Read More

Dominion Energy Virginia petition approved for solar power purchase in Virginia

Dominion Energy Virginia petition approved for solar power purchase in Virginia

November 12, 2018 at 9:12 am 0 comments

The State Corporation Commission (SCC) approved two prudency petitions from Dominion Energy Virginia for new renewable projects. One petition is related to a 12-megawatt offshore wind construction project to be located nearly 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. The other is related to an agreement to purchase solarRead More

Using HD Aerial Imagery to Bid Smarter, Design Faster and Win More Solar Business

Using HD Aerial Imagery to Bid Smarter, Design Faster and Win More Solar Business

November 9, 2018 at 1:37 pm 0 comments

Wed, Dec 5, 2018 2:00 PM EST This webinar will highlight the use of how aerial imagery integrates with leading PV design platforms, and how having the most recent property location content aids in both the strategy and tactical side of your business. Project managers, designers, and contractors rely onRead More

EcoFasten acquired by a leading European solar rooftop mounting provider

EcoFasten acquired by a leading European solar rooftop mounting provider

November 6, 2018 at 1:46 pm 0 comments

Esdec, a leading European solar rooftop mounting solutions provider (we profiled their new U.S.-focused commercial system here), announced today that it has acquired EcoFasten Solar, a manufacturer of water-tight solar roof mounts and components for the U.S. residential and commercial sectors. The combination of Esdec and EcoFasten Solar creates aRead More

Semper Solaris is giving back to military veterans by donating solar systems via Semper Cares Initiative

Semper Solaris is giving back to military veterans by donating solar systems via Semper Cares Initiative

November 6, 2018 at 9:18 am 0 comments

Semper Solaris announced the Semper Cares Initiative “Project Charlie” installation, where the company and program partners including Panasonic Eco Solutions of North America donated and installed a complete solar system to San Diego military veteran Paul Dugas. “Community contribution is a core pillar of the Panasonic business philosophy, and ourRead More

Solar Builder 2018 Gold Project of the Year: Cuyahoga County Landfill

Solar Builder 2018 Gold Project of the Year: Cuyahoga County Landfill

November 6, 2018 at 7:02 am 0 comments

The 2018 Gold Project of the Year is a monument to solar energy as a true local product. The developers are located in state. Over 80 percent of the construction and installation labor was in state. Even the foundations, racking and modules were manufactured in state. But I suppose that’sRead More

Solar Builder 2018 Silver Project of the Year: Annapolis Renewable Energy Park

Solar Builder 2018 Silver Project of the Year: Annapolis Renewable Energy Park

November 6, 2018 at 7:01 am 0 comments

This year’s Silver Project of the Year, the 18-MW Annapolis Renewable Energy Park, is an 80-acre monument to the virtues of civic collaboration. The project’s 54,000 solar panels will generate over 20,000 MWh of clean electricity each year (enough to power more than 12 percent of the city’s homes), generateRead More

Solar Builder 2018 Bronze Project of the Year: Gallup River Plain Solar Farm

Solar Builder 2018 Bronze Project of the Year: Gallup River Plain Solar Farm

November 6, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Standard Solar Inc., a nationwide solar energy development and financing company, put in a ton of work in all phases of development to complete a 9.8-MW solar project for the City of Gallup, N.M. “We’re excited that our unique ability to finance this project played a role in bringing itRead More

Solar Builder 2018 Projects of the Year: Five projects win Editor’s Choice Awards

Solar Builder 2018 Projects of the Year: Five projects win Editor’s Choice Awards

November 6, 2018 at 6:59 am 0 comments

Nominees for the Solar Builder Projects of the Year are submitted throughout the year by our readers, with the best submissions put up for an open online vote. The top three vote getters are named the Solar Builder Projects of the Year — Gold, Silver and Bronze. The remaining nomineesRead More

Vivint Solar offers new fixed rate solar lease in California to prep for 2020 mandate

Vivint Solar offers new fixed rate solar lease in California to prep for 2020 mandate

November 5, 2018 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

Vivint Solar, a full-service residential solar provider, launched a new fixed rate solar lease plan to expand its options for homeebuyers and builders ahead of California’s 2020 solar mandate. Initially available in select markets in California, the new solar plan allows new customers to install solar panels for no moneyRead More