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BayWa partners with top solar distributor in Mexico for Latin America expansion

BayWa partners with top solar distributor in Mexico for Latin America expansion

October 1, 2018 at 6:14 pm 0 comments

As part of its ongoing global expansion and investment in North America, global renewable energy developer, service provider and wholesaler, BayWa r.e., is partnering with Mexico’s leading solar distributor, DMSolar. Established in 2012, DMSolar has quickly become the country’s leading wholesaler of PV products – and contributed to Mexico’s positionRead More

SimpliPhi debuts new scalable energy storage unit to tailor project-specific voltage

SimpliPhi debuts new scalable energy storage unit to tailor project-specific voltage

October 1, 2018 at 6:08 pm 0 comments

  Building on nearly a decade of successful manufacturing and global deployments of high performance batteries, SimpliPhi is introducing a dynamic and scalable PHI High Voltage energy storage solution for commercial and industrial applications that offers the ability to tailor voltage, capacity and power output for project-specific performance. It supportsRead More

SkyBox True Hybrid Energy System

Outback eliminates need for charge controllers with latest solar+storage product

October 1, 2018 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

OutBack Power Technologies, Inc., launched the latest addition to its line of solar plus storage solutions at this year’s Solar Power International (SPI) convention in Anaheim, California. The SkyBox True Hybrid Energy System combines the benefits of grid-tied with the independence of off-grid, allowing system installers and owners to takeRead More

EDF Renewables, EnterSolar form strategic partnership for C&I solar services

EDF Renewables, EnterSolar form strategic partnership for C&I solar services

October 1, 2018 at 5:44 pm 0 comments

EDF Renewables North America, a renewable energy developer, and EnterSolar, a provider of distributed generation solar solutions, formed a strategic partnership with EDF Renewables acquiring a 50 percent interest in EnterSolar. Together, the companies will offer C&I customers one of the most comprehensive arrays of behind-the-meter service. The partnership leveragesRead More

The ceremonial passing of the binder.

AlsoEnergy continues to merge solar monitoring space — adds Locus Energy

October 1, 2018 at 5:31 pm 0 comments

The ink was barely dry on the news of AlsoEnergy’s acquisition of Draker when word came out that AlsoEnergy is now merging with Locus Energy, a solar monitoring and data analytics provider delivering solutions across the residential, commercial, and utility sectors. The transaction enhances AlsoEnergy’s ability to deliver end-to-end solutionsRead More

Residential solar costs went up nearly $1,000 on average thanks to the Trump tariff

Residential solar costs went up nearly $1,000 on average thanks to the Trump tariff

October 1, 2018 at 3:02 pm 0 comments

Immediately following the U.S. International Trade Commission’s finding of injury to American solar panel manufacturers in late September 2017, EnergySage saw the cost of residential solar spike on its marketplace. Though prices have since restarted their decline, they are decreasing at a slower rate than before. The result is thatRead More

Massachusetts DPU (finally) issues SMART program order

Massachusetts DPU (finally) issues SMART program order

October 1, 2018 at 10:50 am 0 comments

During Solar Power International last week, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) issued an Order approving compensation for owners of new solar projects under the Commonwealth’s Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program. The approval is the final regulatory step in launching the program that is required by bi-partisan legislationRead More

Fronius launches inverter with integrated SunSpec rapid shutdown transmitter

Fronius launches inverter with integrated SunSpec rapid shutdown transmitter

October 1, 2018 at 10:07 am 0 comments

String inverter manufacturer Fronius launches the new Fronius Symo Advanced, a three-phase string inverter with an integrated Power Line Communication (PLC) transmitter based on the SunSpec Rapid Shutdown communication standard. In conjunction with the Tigo TS4-F cover, solar installers get a simple and cost-effective solution for Module Level Shutdown. JurisdictionsRead More

Largest landfill solar project in Maryland completed by EDF Renewables, Solar FlexRack

Largest landfill solar project in Maryland completed by EDF Renewables, Solar FlexRack

September 24, 2018 at 9:03 am 0 comments

Led by national engineering, procurement and construction firm EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions, this 18.1 MW dc facility, known as the Annapolis Renewable Energy Park, is located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and is the largest solar project on a closed landfill in the state. The project is owned by aRead More

Solar industry leaders launch new initiative to automate solar project permitting

Solar industry leaders launch new initiative to automate solar project permitting

September 24, 2018 at 8:10 am 0 comments

A big issue still holding back the U.S. solar industry in areas around the country is cumbersome and inconsistent permitting and inspection processes. This is an issue we covered in-depth in “Shadow Costs,” the cover feature of our Sept./Oct. issue. With the support of industry leaders, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)Read More