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Harvest Energy Solutions solar system installed at Harvest Energy Lenawee in Lenawee County, MI.

Harvest Energy Solutions installs first utility solar project in Michigan’s Lenawee County

January 2, 2019 at 10:14 am 0 comments

Jackson, Mich.-based solar energy provider, Harvest Energy Solutions is the first provider of solar energy to a utility in Lenawee County, Mich., via three large scale solar array projects in the region. The installations are owned by Stateline Farms, Gerken Paving, and Harvest Solar Lenawee. Each of these systems isRead More

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Thin-film PV company Sunflare readies production boost with big equipment purchase order

January 2, 2019 at 8:52 am 0 comments

Thin-film PV could be on the upswing in the U.S. residential solar sector. Swedish solar energy company Midsummer has received an order from Sunflare for equipment for the production of thin film solar cells worth over $7 million. The production equipment will be installed at a new solar panel factoryRead More

Floating PV being installed in Walden, Colorado. (Photo by Dennnis Schroeder/NREL)

Will floating PV start trending? NREL estimates its potential in the U.S.

January 2, 2019 at 8:37 am 0 comments

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers estimate that installing floating solar photovoltaics on the more than 24,000 man-made U.S. reservoirs could generate about 10 percent of the nation’s annual electricity production. Their findings, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, reveal for the first time the potential for floatingRead More

How Sunrise Solar saved H.D. Myles farms $160,000 on its yearly electric bills

How Sunrise Solar saved H.D. Myles farms $160,000 on its yearly electric bills

January 2, 2019 at 8:02 am 0 comments

Sunrise Solar is a locally owned and operated solar designer and installer in Chestertown, MD. It specializes in agricultural solar solutions throughout Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey. In May 2018 it commissioned a 994-kW ground-mount system for H.D. Myles farms in Maryland. The goal was simple – to shave theRead More

Top 10 Solar Builder articles from 2018

Top 10 Solar Builder articles from 2018

December 26, 2018 at 2:50 pm 0 comments

The solar industry had a so-so year because of the tariffs, but the Solar Builder offices are busier than ever. From calling out local jurisdictions on lax solar policies to understanding the current bifacial module market, this collection of features, live coverage, podcasts and downloadable reports sums up the year that wasRead More

Huge commercial solar rooftop system installed at New Jersey-based Aurobindo Pharmaceuticals

Huge commercial solar rooftop system installed at New Jersey-based Aurobindo Pharmaceuticals

December 20, 2018 at 10:35 am 0 comments

Suntuity, a global turnkey solar energy solutions provider headquartered in central New Jersey, has delivered one of the state’s largest contiguous rooftop solar PV systems at Aurobindo Pharmaceuticals’ new half a million square-foot warehouse facility in East Windsor. The installation compliments Aurobindo’s continued commitment to sustainability and reducing their carbonRead More

Massachusetts SMART program kicks off with this 9.8-MW solar + storage portfolio

Massachusetts SMART program kicks off with this 9.8-MW solar + storage portfolio

December 20, 2018 at 10:19 am 0 comments

SunRaise Investments, LLC and Borrego Solar Systems Inc. announced the completion of two of the first solar projects under the new Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program. The larger of the two projects is a 7.1 megawatt (MW) array located on a gravel pit in Winchendon, Mass. The project isRead More

Hanwha Q Cells pass 10 GW in cell technology production

Hanwha Q Cells pass 10 GW in cell technology production

December 20, 2018 at 9:56 am 0 comments

Hanwha Q CELLS, one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, says it has surpassed the 10 GW threshold for production of the company’s proprietary Q.ANTUM cell technology. This production landmark was achieved earlier this year, and Hanwha Q CELLS is on course to end 2018Read More

Green Applications | Gordonsville, Va. | 868 kW 
Green Applications is a printer and distributor of textile merchandise, and this is the largest net-metered distributed generation project in the entire state of Virginia. Projects like these are helping to grow the market in Virginia, showing that C&I solar works financially. Working with the VirginiaSAVES program, Sun Tribe Solar was able to secure investors to move the project forward as a Power Purchase Agreement.

Energy Planners: A low-carbon future starts with partnership

December 20, 2018 at 7:49 am 0 comments

Sustainability directors are faced with increasing pressure to establish ambitious sustainability goals for their companies, but what they often lack are the right partners to help bring them to fruition. Charting a path from sustainability goal inception to completion requires strategic partnerships with industry experts willing to stick by companiesRead More

SMA’s Tripower CORE1 commercial inverter now equipped with proactive O&M solution

SMA’s Tripower CORE1 commercial inverter now equipped with proactive O&M solution

December 19, 2018 at 11:16 am 0 comments

SMA announced that its Sunny Tripower CORE1 commercial solution will now be offered with SMA Smart Connected, a proactive O&M solution powered by ennexOS that cuts truck rolls in half and saves service costs throughout the lifetime of a commercial system. SMA has also begun shipping new models of theRead More