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Minnesota’s Como Park Zoo goes solar thanks to C2 Energy, City of St. Paul

Minnesota’s Como Park Zoo goes solar thanks to C2 Energy, City of St. Paul

June 23, 2020 at 11:28 am 0 comments

C2 Energy Capital LLC, a rapidly growing investor and developer in renewable energy and storage assets, worked closely with the City of St. Paul to bring solar energy to the popular Como Park Zoo & Conservatory in St. Paul, Minn. The clean energy will reduce electricity costs for the zoo’sRead More

Meet Energy Hub, SolarEdge’s new approach to home energy backup

Meet Energy Hub, SolarEdge’s new approach to home energy backup

June 23, 2020 at 11:03 am 1 comment

SolarEdge Technologies launched its new Energy Hub Inverter with Prism Technology this week, which combines its HD-Wave technology with the functionality of StorEdge in order to create a more flexible, simple-to-install home backup system. This builds on the company’s vision for a fully optimized smart home future as the EnergyRead More

How radiant heat increases injury, illness risk for rooftop solar workers (and four prevention tips)

How radiant heat increases injury, illness risk for rooftop solar workers (and four prevention tips)

June 23, 2020 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Working on a rooftop, closer to the sun and out of the shade, puts workers at increased risk for heat injuries and illnesses. The good news is that heat illnesses are 100 percent preventable if you understand what happens to the body while it’s working on that hot rooftop. The scienceRead More

TrinaSolar adds 500-Watt Vertex modules to TrinaPro system to create TrinaPro Mega

TrinaSolar adds 500-Watt Vertex modules to TrinaPro system to create TrinaPro Mega

June 22, 2020 at 5:04 pm 0 comments

Trina Solar Co. announced the global launch of TrinaPro Mega last week, a smart PV solution that adds its ultra-high-power 500W Vertex modules (debuted in February) to its optimized TrinaPro system. With solar energy fast approaching grid parity, TrinaPro Mega aims to resolve several application challenges faced by existing systems. ToRead More

SMA America launches new online service center with streamlined approach for installers, customers

SMA America launches new online service center with streamlined approach for installers, customers

June 22, 2020 at 12:42 pm 0 comments

SMA America launched a new Online Service Center to elevate its service quality and expedite response times. Solar installers can now access resources that previously required calling a service technician. In the new online service center, customers can track the progress of a service case, inverter exchange or request aRead More

Big deal: Sunrun and SCE team up on virtual power plant program

Big deal: Sunrun and SCE team up on virtual power plant program

June 22, 2020 at 10:50 am 0 comments

Sunrun and Southern California Edison (SCE), the largest utility in Southern California and the country as a whole, are teaming up to launch a virtual power plant. The partnership between Sunrun and SCE will demonstrate how residential rooftop solar and batteries support California’s ongoing transition to clean, reliable, locally-generated electricity.Read More

SunPower, KB Home debut OneRoof — a solar PV system designed for new homes

SunPower, KB Home debut OneRoof — a solar PV system designed for new homes

June 22, 2020 at 10:30 am 0 comments

KB Home will be the first homebuilder to offer SunPower’s new OneRoof product at its Ashbury new-home community in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first-of-its-kind SunPower OneRoof system is being pitched as a durable, attractive and cost-effective solar roofing product for the new-home market. KB Home has been intoRead More

Vivint Solar customers can now be a utility resource via EnergyHub partnership

Vivint Solar customers can now be a utility resource via EnergyHub partnership

June 22, 2020 at 10:15 am 0 comments

EnergyHub has partnered with Vivint Solar to make their residential storage systems available as cost-effective grid-edge resources for utilities. Utilities can now use EnergyHub’s Mercury DERMS platform to manage behind-the-meter batteries from Vivint Solar customers for grid services, expanding efforts to improve grid health and incentivize the adoption of residential storage.Read More

Pure Safety Group debuts new fall protection system — Guardian Retractable HLL

Pure Safety Group debuts new fall protection system — Guardian Retractable HLL

June 22, 2020 at 9:59 am 0 comments

Pure Safety Group, a company dedicated exclusively to fall protection for workers at height, introduces the Guardian Retractable HLL (horizontal lifeline). Available July 8 in North America, the HLL is for use in either fall arrest or fall restraint applications. During a fall, the Retractable HLL will deploy an extendingRead More

Wildfire response: Citadel Roofing and Solar opens new office in Santa Rosa, California

Wildfire response: Citadel Roofing and Solar opens new office in Santa Rosa, California

June 19, 2020 at 1:08 pm 0 comments

Citadel Roofing & Solar has opened an office in Santa Rosa, Calif., in response to growing demand for its products from area homeowners and homebuilders, Executive Vice President Aaron Nitzkin announced this week. “Wildfires have sent interest in solar energy systems and energy storage systems skyrocketing in the Santa RosaRead More