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San Diego’s Semper Solaris the latest solar installer to join Panasonic’s Premium ranks

San Diego’s Semper Solaris the latest solar installer to join Panasonic’s Premium ranks

June 11, 2018 at 11:48 am 0 comments

Panasonic continues to build out its Premium Installer network with some of the industry’s top solar companies. San Diego-based Semper Solaris is just the latest to be selected for the highest level, Panasonic Residential Solar Business Premium Installer program. Founded in 2012 by former Marine captain Kelly Shawhan and hisRead More

News on JinkoSolar’s deal with sPower, debut of ‘Cheetah’ Series 410-watt module

News on JinkoSolar’s deal with sPower, debut of ‘Cheetah’ Series 410-watt module

June 11, 2018 at 11:26 am 0 comments

JinkoSolar is both expanding its reach within the U.S. and ready to debut the most powerful commercially available modules on the market. Let’s start with the U.S. news: JinkoSolar (U.S.) entered into a three-year agreement to supply 1.43 GW of solar modules to U.S. independent power producer sPower. To date,Read More

Utility-scale solar string design webinar: Distributed vs. centralized strategies

Utility-scale solar string design webinar: Distributed vs. centralized strategies

June 11, 2018 at 11:01 am 0 comments

When designing a large site one consideration is string or central inverters? Both have well defined benefits. Historically, the large utility-scale sites have mainly relied upon central inverters. Now a third option, the Virtual Central, is paving the way for string inverters into this space. Higher powered string inverters, longerRead More

CleanCapital with yet another 10+ MW solar portfolio acquisition

CleanCapital with yet another 10+ MW solar portfolio acquisition

June 11, 2018 at 10:43 am 0 comments

CleanCapital announced a second solar acquisition from G&S Solar, a New York-based developer that builds, develops and operates solar systems in multiples states in the Northeast. The 10.2 MW portfolio comes less than a month after the acquisition of a 14.3 MW portfolio from X-Elio. This new portfolio is comprisedRead More

New Belgium Brewing donates $100,000 to GRID Alternatives

New Belgium Brewing donates $100,000 to GRID Alternatives

June 11, 2018 at 9:52 am 0 comments

New Belgium Brewing is donating $100,000 to GRID Alternatives to support its mission to make solar technology accessible to low-income communities, while providing pathways to clean energy jobs. New Belgium has supported GRID Alternatives since 2015 and this latest up-front charitable contribution will be distributed equally ($50,000 each) to theRead More

Florida’s 3D Solar installs first Quick Mount QRail Racking System

Florida’s 3D Solar installs first Quick Mount QRail Racking System

June 11, 2018 at 8:14 am 0 comments

3D Solar, a Florida-based solar contractor, and Quick Mount PV, a manufacturer of waterproof mounting and racking systems, announced today that 3D Solar has installed the nation’s first Quick Mount PV QRail Racking System. QRail is an innovative new rooftop racking system, with patented QClick and QSplice technologies that simplifyRead More

Solar carport developers find low-cost opportunity despite the tariffs

Solar carport developers find low-cost opportunity despite the tariffs

June 11, 2018 at 7:30 am 0 comments

“But whatever the reason [for the tariff], the consequences probably won’t be severe. The solar revolution is happening so fast that the tariff will make little difference.” — Noah Smith, Bloomberg. This quote from Bloomberg is certainly true, but the immediate effect has unquestionably caused some projects that were “onRead More

Omnidian adds even more solar industry veterans to build out solar-ownership services

Omnidian adds even more solar industry veterans to build out solar-ownership services

June 8, 2018 at 11:29 am 0 comments

To respond to shifting customer expectations – both from asset owners and individual homeowners – Omnidian has hired solar operations and maintenance expert Cedric Brehaut as vice president of products. Brehaut is a pioneer in the solar services space and is commonly known as the market analyst who ‘wrote theRead More

Sunrun provides details on its Florida solar leasing plan — big emphasis on storage

Sunrun provides details on its Florida solar leasing plan — big emphasis on storage

June 8, 2018 at 11:15 am 0 comments

Sunrun Inc. made the push to change Florida’s rules concerning solar leases and is now officially ready to offer solar-as-a-service and its Brightbox home battery in the Sunshine State. Beginning June 7, Floridians will be able to lease solar equipment that enables them to create their own solar electricity year-roundRead More

How to maximize large-scale PV site value with string design

How to maximize large-scale PV site value with string design

June 8, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Service models and technology at the string inverter level are vastly improved from where they were a few years ago. Earlier this week we looked at the value of choosing string inverters over central inverters for projects upward of 20 MW, thanks to 1,500-volt architecture, and then the nuances ofRead More