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C2 Energy Capital completes two community solar project in New York

C2 Energy Capital completes two community solar project in New York

May 27, 2020 at 11:06 am 0 comments

C2 Energy Capital LLC, a rapidly growing renewable energy investor and developer, completed two community solar projects totaling 5.5 MW in the towns of Johnstown and Caledonia, N.Y. These solar power plants are part of New York’s Community Distributed Generation (CDG) program that allows both residents and commercial businesses in theRead More

Solar tracker site layout streamline: PVcase designs can now transfer into PVsyst

Solar tracker site layout streamline: PVcase designs can now transfer into PVsyst

May 26, 2020 at 4:47 pm 0 comments

Two software updates aligned this week to streamline your next solar tracker site layout: PVcase has released version 1.33, and PVsyst has debuted version 7.0. This means single-axis tracker designs done with PVcase within AutoCAD can now be transferred directly to PVsyst, eliminating the need to re-create the designs inRead More

QuadPod long span solar carports construction in Washington D.C. Photo: Quest Renewables

New Columbia Solar maximizes kW density of this solar carport via Quest Renewables

May 26, 2020 at 2:36 pm 0 comments

New Columbia Solar and Quest Renewables completed a 241.2-kW solar system in Northeast D.C.’s Ward 5. The solar carport system was constructed and installed in March 2020 and will allow the property to generate an extra $12,000 in lease payments annually while also receiving capital improvements on the property. “AtRead More

From Big Ten to Big Sun? University of Northwestern signs up for 11-MW of community solar

From Big Ten to Big Sun? University of Northwestern signs up for 11-MW of community solar

May 26, 2020 at 2:01 pm 0 comments

The University of Northwestern just made a long-term commitment to support the development and construction of 16 community solar projects in Illinois — about 11.9 megawatts (MW) — via the Clearway Energy Group. That’s the equivalent of taking 2,934 cars off the road each year. “Partnerships like these are a welcomeRead More

Alliant Energy plans to add over half a gigawatt of solar in rural Wisconsin

Alliant Energy plans to add over half a gigawatt of solar in rural Wisconsin

May 26, 2020 at 11:48 am 0 comments

Alliant Energy plans to acquire and build a whopping 675 MW of solar in mostly rural areas in six Wisconsin counties: Grant, Jefferson, Richland, Rock, Sheboygan and Wood. Once operational, the energy from the projects will be enough to power 175,000 homes per year – making Alliant Energy the largest owner-operatorRead More

DNV GL explains 12 ways behind-the-meter solar + storage provides value in new report

DNV GL explains 12 ways behind-the-meter solar + storage provides value in new report

May 26, 2020 at 11:21 am 0 comments

Distributed solar and storage is an important part of the energy transition, as well as a popular option for customers to lower utility bills, reduce carbon emissions, and provide resilience during power outages, but it is unevenly applied across the U.S. Behind the Meter (BTM) Solar + Storage systems canRead More

Pennsylvania’s largest municipal electric utility signs solar PPA with Sun Tribe

Pennsylvania’s largest municipal electric utility signs solar PPA with Sun Tribe

May 26, 2020 at 10:51 am 0 comments

The Borough of Chambersburg in Pennsylvania, home to the largest municipal electric utility in the state, agreed to a public-private partnership with Sun Tribe last week that will provide clean, affordable energy for Borough ratepayers for the next two decades. Based in Charlottesville, Va., Sun Tribe is one of theRead More

Alencon Systems debuts simplified DC to DC power conversion units with new BOX platform

Alencon Systems debuts simplified DC to DC power conversion units with new BOX platform

May 21, 2020 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

The DC:DC power conversion innovators at Alencon Systems LLC have unveiled their latest creations this week: the BOSS BOX and the SPOT BOX. These are scalable, centralized units of DC:DC power conversion built on Alencon’s galvanically isolated, bi-directional and uni-directional platforms (got all that?). Inside ‘the BOX’ The BOX platform (BatteryRead More

Why do solar PV module backsheets fail and what can be done about it?

Why do solar PV module backsheets fail and what can be done about it?

May 21, 2020 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

The backsheet is one of the most likely components of the solar module to fail, which impacts about 1 percent of all modules, and according to A. Bradley et al., 9 percent of all module failures are related to the backsheet component. With premature degradation affecting all kinds of modulesRead More

Trina Solar explains how its Vertex module could push to 600 W

Trina Solar explains how its Vertex module could push to 600 W

May 21, 2020 at 2:28 pm 0 comments

Trina Solar Co. continues to hype the power and possibilities of its 500+ Watt Vertex solar modules in a new white paper. The big claim in the white paper is that this new platform holds potential to hit 600 Watts and higher power output due to its optimized solutions inRead More