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APA Solar Racking explains its concrete-free ballast ground-mount system

APA Solar Racking explains its concrete-free ballast ground-mount system

July 30, 2018 at 9:25 am 0 comments

APA Solar Racking has changed the ground-mount ballast market by offering a concrete-free design. Featured at Intersolar this year, APA’s Geoballast Foundation was developed after years of installing ballasted solar projects. The utilization of wet concrete simply had so many hidden extra steps that would constantly increase man hours on everyRead More

Meet the Plug-N-Play Solar Tracker from RPCS, in partnership with Array Technologies, Shoals, CAB Solar

Meet the Plug-N-Play Solar Tracker from RPCS, in partnership with Array Technologies, Shoals, CAB Solar

July 26, 2018 at 4:12 pm 0 comments

RP Construction Services Inc. (RPCS) has formed a new partnership with solar balance of systems leader Shoals Technologies and CAB Solar to launch the Plug-N-Play Solar Tracker system. This turnkey system features the Array Technologies DuraTrack HZ v3 single-axis tracker, Shoals Technologies’ electric balance of systems wiring solutions, and CAB Solar’sRead More

AlsoEnergy merges with skytron, will now manage more than 18 GW of renewable energy

AlsoEnergy merges with skytron, will now manage more than 18 GW of renewable energy

July 26, 2018 at 10:19 am 0 comments

AlsoEnergy is making big moves. First came word of its Draker acquisition, and now it is merging with skytron energy, one of Europe’s leading solar software and hardware companies. These combined forces make up a global leader for renewable energy monitoring, controls, and asset management solutions. Together, the companies willRead More

HellermannTyton adds Flex to adhesive cable tie mounts

HellermannTyton adds Flex to adhesive cable tie mounts

July 25, 2018 at 9:58 am 0 comments

HellermannTyton announces FlexTack, a new line of adhesive cable tie mounts designed to adhere to curved and moderately angled surfaces. Available immediately, the product enables installers to route wires, cables and hoses along areas that were once considered off limits. The mounts incorporate a high-bond acrylic adhesive pad on oneRead More

Duke Energy launches Shared Solar Program option for residents in South Carolina

Duke Energy launches Shared Solar Program option for residents in South Carolina

July 25, 2018 at 9:48 am 1 comment

Duke Energy Progress is launching an affordable Shared Solar Program option for customers in South Carolina. Available to all qualified Duke Energy Progress residential and nonresidential customers, including those who live in multifamily housing or rent homes, the goal is to enable them to share in the economic benefits fromRead More

SEPA argues ‘the U.S. solar market did not contract last year’ (here’s the data)

SEPA argues ‘the U.S. solar market did not contract last year’ (here’s the data)

July 25, 2018 at 9:13 am 0 comments

Taking longer-term trends into account, a new report from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) argues that — a drop in megawatts notwithstanding — the U.S. solar market did not contract last year. Rather, the 2018 Utility Solar Market Snapshot sees 2016’s growth spike as an outlier in the industry’sRead More

Keep it simple, solar: Advice and products to streamline your next rooftop install

Keep it simple, solar: Advice and products to streamline your next rooftop install

July 25, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Keep part counts low The Low Profile QuickBOLT with Microflashing from SolarRoofHook can be installed in less than 60 seconds, and the key is its Microflashing technology, which is installed on top of the shingles and eliminates the need to pry apart shingles and shove oversized aluminum flashing underneath. “WeRead More

Pegasus Solar raises $10 million in Series A funding round

Pegasus Solar raises $10 million in Series A funding round

July 23, 2018 at 3:48 pm 1 comment

Pegasus Solar, a designer and manufacturer of rooftop mounting systems for solar installations, raised additional funding, reaching $10 million under its Series A round of equity financing. The round was led by Ecosystem Integrity Fund (“EIF”), with participation from Okapi Capital, Howard Wenger, Mike Miskovsky, and other solar industry executives.Read More

Indigo Energy to start offering solar options via Velo Solar

Indigo Energy to start offering solar options via Velo Solar

July 23, 2018 at 3:36 pm 0 comments

Velo Solar, one of Georgia’s largest EPC solar firms, has formed a joint venture with Indigo Energy to offer Velo’s solar expertise to Indigo’s established distribution system for a range of energy products. Indigo Energy, formed in 2000, is a national distribution network for petroleum and biofuels. In forming thisRead More

This Baltimore program is constructing its sixth solar co-op to benefit underserved residents

This Baltimore program is constructing its sixth solar co-op to benefit underserved residents

July 23, 2018 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

Civic Works’ Retrofit Baltimore has selected Solar Energy World to install solar panels for their sixth solar co-op. The non-profit selected Solar Energy World through a competitive proposal process over four other firms. Founded in 1993, Civic Works’ mission is to strengthen Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and communityRead More