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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

Even this crazy old dude is into it.

Corporate renewable energy procurement hits new single-year record

December 19, 2018 at 9:15 am 0 comments

While the federal government still somehow can’t see the economic argument for pursuing a robust renewable energy strategy, for-profit corporations are procuring it in droves, setting a new single-year record for new capacity of announced wind and solar deals in 2018. According to the deal tracker at the Business RenewablesRead More

Solar Frontier shifts into independent power producer role with huge solar project acquisition

Solar Frontier shifts into independent power producer role with huge solar project acquisition

December 18, 2018 at 1:55 pm 0 comments

Canadian Solar’s wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy LLC completed the sale of its 150 MW ac/210 MWp Mustang Two solar project to Solar Frontier Americas, which is starting to get into the independent power producer business. “With this important acquisition, SFA further expands its U.S. business to become an independentRead More

REC Group launches two new monocrystalline PV modules with extended warranty

REC Group launches two new monocrystalline PV modules with extended warranty

December 18, 2018 at 8:14 am 0 comments

REC Group, the largest European brand for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, announced the production start of two new monocrystalline products based on its award winning TwinPeak technology. Using p-type monocrystalline PERC cells, the 60-cell TwinPeak 2 Mono is rated up to 320 Wp and the 72-cell TwinPeak 2S Mono 72Read More

Understand the pros and cons of software and communications decisions

Understand the pros and cons of software and communications decisions

December 18, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

As is true in every industry today, solar installations are becoming smarter and more connected by leveraging the power of real-time data, remote controls and responsiveness to improve project and product performance. Project owners and financing partners cheer software platforms that enable sophisticated communications. Without question, software and communications canRead More