DOE approves $504 million loan for world’s largest green hydrogen hub

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DOE approves $504 million loan for world’s largest green hydrogen hub

The Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office closed on a $504.4 million loan guarantee to …

News Billy Ludt June 10, 2022
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Michigan plant now powers water filtration services with solar

The Lake Michigan Filtration Plant (LMFP) in Grand Rapids, Michigan is now partially powered by …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt June 9, 2022
First three solar + storage microgrids in the works for Puerto Rico resilience initiative
First three solar + storage microgrids in the works for Puerto Rico resilience initiative

The Puerto Rico Community Energy Resilience Initiative (CERI) is celebrating the construction kickoff of three …

News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener June 9, 2022
New legislation would formalize Rhode Island's 100% renewable energy transition
New legislation would formalize Rhode Island’s 100% renewable energy transition

New legislation passed by the Rhode Island state Senate would create a plan to realize …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener June 9, 2022
Four Maryland nonprofits receive funding to build low-income solar
Four Maryland nonprofits receive funding to build low-income solar

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) announced $1.5 million in awards to build new solar on …

Markets, News, Non-profit Kelsey Misbrener June 9, 2022
The Holistic Guide to Solar PPAs
The Holistic Guide to Solar PPAs

By Ali McBride, Aurora Solar The first question almost any solar customer asks is, “How …

The Solar Explorer Aurora Solar June 9, 2022
Community Solar 101 — The Basics
Community Solar 101 — The Basics

By Brian Church, Aurora Solar We’re running out of ways to say how quickly the …

The Solar Explorer Aurora Solar June 9, 2022
GameChange Solar's single-axis tracker successfully tests 500 ft spans
GameChange Solar’s single-axis tracker successfully tests 500 ft spans

GameChange Solar’s Genius Tracker system can now support up to 500 ft tables. The single-axis …

Components, Markets, News, Racking and Mounting, Tracking Systems, Utility Billy Ludt June 8, 2022
A Solar Landscape installation in New Jersey.
New Jersey grants will help 46 communities make clean energy plans

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) today approved Community Energy Plan Grants (CEPG) …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener June 8, 2022
How to design the best layout for utility-scale solar farms
How to design the best layout for utility-scale solar farms

EPC contractors constantly seek the best balance between clients’ requirements and construction costs. The key …

Sponsored Content Sponsored Content June 8, 2022
New SMA inverters now compatible with APsmart rapid shutdown equipment
New SMA inverters now compatible with APsmart rapid shutdown equipment

APsystems has announced that the new SMA inverters are compatible with its Sunspec standard-compliant Photovoltaic …

Components, News, Rapid Shutdown Kelsey Misbrener June 8, 2022
Ipsun Sunvoy logo
Ipsun Solar develops white-label PV management app

A division of Ipsun Solar has created a new application called Sunvoy to improve communications …

Asset management, Components, Markets, News, Residential, Services, Software Billy Ludt June 7, 2022
Illinois rule changes will simplify solar + storage interconnection
Illinois rule changes will simplify solar + storage interconnection

On Wednesday, May 25, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) made several changes to the state’s …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener June 7, 2022
Mortenson constructs 108-MW solar project for Texas utility
Mortenson constructs 108-MW solar project for Texas utility

Texas energy company Vistra‘s Emerald Grove Solar Facility in Crane County, Texas, is online and …

Components, Markets, News, Projects, PV Modules, Utility Billy Ludt June 7, 2022
SMA inverter and Sollega racking set now UL-certified as rapid shutdown system
SMA inverter and Sollega racking set now UL-certified as rapid shutdown system

SMA America and Sollega have joined forces to certify the Sollega FastRack 510 with SMA …

Components, Inverters, News, Racking and Mounting Kelsey Misbrener June 7, 2022
Solar One, AC Power team up to offer internships for high school, college students
Solar One, AC Power team up to offer internships for high school, college students

Solar One, a nonprofit committed to being NYC’s green energy education center and AC Power, …

Markets, News, Non-profit, Services, Training Kelsey Misbrener June 7, 2022
Briggs & Stratton Energy Solutions announces the release of its SimpliPHI Energy Storage System (ESS): an integrated, scalable solution with proprietary hardware and software designed to empower customers to store, manage and control energy from multiple generation sources to achieve critical power security and daily cost savings.
First SimpliPHI-branded ESS released by Briggs & Stratton

Briggs & Stratton Energy Solutions has launched its first SimpliPhi-branded energy storage system after acquiring …

Batteries and Storage, Markets, News, Residential, Storage Kelly Pickerel June 7, 2022
AlsoEnergy launches distribution channel
AlsoEnergy launches distribution channel

AlsoEnergy, a Stem company and an edge-to-cloud clean energy optimization platform provider, has launched a …

News Kelly Pickerel June 7, 2022
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Standard Solar completes 7.1-MW New York community solar project

Standard Solar and SolarPark Energy, a New York-based community solar developer, completed the construction of …

Community, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt June 7, 2022
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The United States is installing less solar today than at peak of coronavirus pandemic
President Biden’s two-year pause on tariffs should turn things around

The U.S. solar industry had its lowest quarter of installations since the start of the …

Commercial, Community, News, Residential, Utility Kelly Pickerel June 7, 2022
Reuters Events launches North America Energy Transition Summit
Reuters Events launches North America Energy Transition Summit

Over 350 energy, business and industrial leaders from the North America’s largest organizations will come …

Event Coverage SPW June 7, 2022
Secure Futures
Secure Futures’ apprenticeship program is creating solar jobs in Virginia coal country

Ten high school students have begun apprenticeships as solar installers through a program to establish …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt June 6, 2022
Mountain View Solar donates solar portfolio to offset 100% of nonprofit's energy use
Mountain View Solar donates solar portfolio to offset 100% of nonprofit’s energy use

Mountain View Solar (mtvSolar) recently installed a free rooftop array for the Kids Clubs of …

Markets, News, Non-profit, Projects Kelsey Misbrener June 6, 2022
UPDATE: Biden to pause DOC tariffs for two years while investigation continues
UPDATE: Biden to pause DOC tariffs for two years while investigation continues

Reuters first reported that President Joe Biden will postpone for two years any potential tariffs from …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel June 6, 2022
International Code Council releases 2021 solar energy provisions
International Code Council releases 2021 solar energy provisions

The International Code Council collaborated with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to publish the …

News Kelsey Misbrener June 6, 2022
New Mexico electric co-op adds enough solar PV to generate 100% of daytime energy from the sun
New Mexico electric co-op adds enough solar PV to generate 100% of daytime energy from the sun

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) and Guzman Energy celebrated the completion of the 15-MW Taos …

News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener June 6, 2022
June solar policy snapshots
June solar policy snapshots
A guide to recent legislation and research throughout the country.

Hundreds of environmental groups request investigation of electric utility industry Washington, D.C. More than 230 …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener June 6, 2022
Solaria solar modules used in a GAF Energy installation
Canadian Solar agrees to not sell shingled solar modules in United States for seven years

Canadian Solar panels using shingled technology will not be sold in the U.S. market for …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel June 6, 2022
CS Energy
New York procures 22 new large solar projects, some co-located with storage

Gov. Kathy Hochul on June 2 announced awards for 22 large-scale solar and energy storage …

Markets, News, Utility Kelsey Misbrener June 2, 2022
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Mechatron Solar 90-panel dual-axis tracker receives UL safety approval

Mechatron Solar has gained certification for ANSI/UL 3703 solar tracker safety standard for its 90-panel …

Commercial, Components, Markets, News, Racking and Mounting, Tracking Systems Billy Ludt June 2, 2022
Nexamp cuts ribbon on 2.8-MW community solar project in Illinois
Nexamp cuts ribbon on 2.8-MW community solar project in Illinois

Local officials and residents joined ComEd and Nexamp representatives for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the …

News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener June 2, 2022
Intersolar North America now accepting applications for 2023 Solar Games
Intersolar North America now accepting applications for 2023 Solar Games

Intersolar North America (ISNA) and Energy Storage North America (ESNA) are now accepting applications for …

Event Coverage, News Kelsey Misbrener June 2, 2022
Renu Energy Solutions boosts South Carolina farm's sustainability with solar installs
Renu Energy Solutions boosts South Carolina farm’s sustainability with solar installs

Renu Energy Solutions, a locally-owned and operated solar installer working in the Carolinas, constructed a …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt June 2, 2022
New legislation could give New York Power Authority, utilities an advantage in solar development
New legislation could give New York Power Authority, utilities an advantage in solar development

The Alliance for Clean Energy NY (ACE NY) opposes a bill passed June 1 by …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener June 2, 2022
The time-saving watertight solution you've been waiting for
The time-saving watertight solution you’ve been waiting for
Chem Link’s E-Curb® system provides a permanent, watertight seal around any penetration shape or size.

E-Curbs consist of tough, molded forms that bond to the roof around virtually any penetration. This product works by creating a …

Sponsored Content Sponsored Content June 1, 2022
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Construction begins on 20-MW North Carolina solar portfolio

Renewable Properties and United Renewable Energy (URE) have commenced construction on three North Carolina solar …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt June 1, 2022
42-MW solar + storage project to be built at Hawaii Navy base
42-MW solar + storage project to be built at Hawaii Navy base

Ameresco and Bright Canyon Energy are moving forward with the Kupono Solar Project, a combined …

Markets, News, Projects, Storage, Utility Billy Ludt June 1, 2022
DOE creates working group to solve clean energy interconnection backlog
DOE creates working group to solve clean energy interconnection backlog

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched the Interconnection Innovation e-Xchange — a new …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener June 1, 2022
Overcoming construction challenges in the Northeast for solar success
Overcoming construction challenges in the Northeast for solar success

By Randy Smith, Director of Construction Management, Terrasmart Striking the right balance between risks and …

Featured, Ground, Racking and Mounting, Tracking Systems SPW June 1, 2022
Why Tier 1 PV Module Manufacturer Matters
Why Tier 1 PV Module Manufacturer Matters

Boviet Solar has been named Tier 1 PV Module manufacturer by BloombergNEF since 2017. By …

Sponsored Content Sponsored Content June 1, 2022
CALSSA plans protests for first CPUC meeting after reopening NEM 3.0 record
CALSSA plans protests for first CPUC meeting after reopening NEM 3.0 record

Hundreds of solar workers, consumers, clean energy advocates, community leaders, conservationists and climate activists will …

Markets, News, Policy, Residential Kelsey Misbrener May 31, 2022
A Nexamp community solar project
Maryland legislation would incentivize low-income community solar, increase net-metering cap

Together with the community solar industry, environmental and low-income advocates today cheered the finalization of …

Community, Markets, News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener May 31, 2022
Luciana Solar Project - Idemitsu Renewables
Idemitsu Renewables completes 73-MW California solar project

The Luciana solar project, a 73-MW solar project in Tulare County, California, has achieved commercial …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Kelsey Misbrener May 31, 2022
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Only solar and wind projects were added to U.S. grid in March 2022

Renewable energy sources provided 97.4% of new domestic electrical generating capacity and 24.4% of actual …

Commercial, News, Residential, Utility Kelly Pickerel May 31, 2022
How solar developers can maximize returns in times of market uncertainty
How solar developers can maximize returns in times of market uncertainty

By Erik Lensch, CEO, Leyline Renewable Capital The solar industry has been used to a …

Featured SPW May 31, 2022
100-MW Sunflower Solar Station completed in Mississippi
100-MW Sunflower Solar Station completed in Mississippi

Construction is complete on a 100-MW solar project in Ruleville, Mississippi, that will provide power …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Kelly Pickerel May 27, 2022
Polysilicon
REC Silicon’s Moses Lake plant officially plans to reopen at end of 2023

REC Silicon announced in its first quarter results call that plans are in motion to …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel May 27, 2022
Hawaii university offsets 39% of energy with new solar + storage installation
Hawaii university offsets 39% of energy with new solar + storage installation

Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions and Brigham Young University-Hawaii announced completion of a campus-wide renewable energy …

Markets, News, Non-profit, Projects, Storage Kelsey Misbrener May 26, 2022
Maxeon solar panels will be available to non-SunPower residential installers in 2023
Maxeon solar panels will be available to non-SunPower residential installers in 2023

Maxeon Solar has established a residential distribution partnership in the United States with CED Greentech. …

Markets, News, PV Modules, Residential Kelly Pickerel May 26, 2022
West Virginia utilities now accepting SREC purchases for 50-MW solar portfolio
West Virginia utilities now accepting SREC purchases for 50-MW solar portfolio

Mon Power and Potomac Edison, subsidiaries of FirstEnergy, are accepting customer commitments to purchase solar …

Markets, News, Utility Kelsey Misbrener May 26, 2022
Qcells existing 1.7-GW module factory in Dalton, Georgia
Qcells will build new 1.4-GW solar module plant near existing factory in Georgia

Qcells has announced that its new 1.4-GW module assembly facility in the United States will …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel May 26, 2022
An aerial view of NREL's South Table Mountain Campus outside Golden, Colorado. Photo by Joshua Bauer, NREL.
NREL launches Net Zero Labs program with four locations

Emissions from the Flatirons Campus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will become an …

Batteries and Storage, Components, Markets, News, Non-profit, Projects Kelsey Misbrener May 26, 2022
4 ways to grow your solar business with better customer service
4 ways to grow your solar business with better customer service

By Gregg Hicks, VP, Modernize Home Services Solar installers are facing massive supply chain constraints …

Featured, Marketing, Markets, Residential, Services SPW May 26, 2022
Honeywell releases new virtual power plant control system
Honeywell releases new virtual power plant control system

Honeywell has introduced its Experion Energy Control System’s new virtual power plant (VPP) functionality that …

News Kelsey Misbrener May 25, 2022
Borrego to spin off its development business and focus just on EPC and O&M work in solar and storage
Borrego to spin off its development business and focus just on EPC and O&M work in solar and storage

Solar and storage project developer, EPC and O&M provider Borrego announced it will sell its …

Commercial, Markets, News, Storage, Utility Kelly Pickerel May 25, 2022
Green Lantern Solar installs 500-kW project for Vermont community
Green Lantern Solar installs 500-kW project for Vermont community

A newly commissioned 500-kW solar project from Green Lantern Solar will bring thousands in clean …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener May 25, 2022
SolarEdge opens 2-GWh battery cell manufacturing facility in Korea
SolarEdge opens 2-GWh battery cell manufacturing facility in Korea

SolarEdge and its subsidiary Kokam Limited Company, a provider of lithium-ion batteries and integrated energy …

Batteries and Storage, Components, Markets, News, Residential, Storage Kelsey Misbrener May 25, 2022
Eguana's Evolve residential storage system.
Eguana energy storage systems now fully produced in San Jose, California

Eguana Technologies today announced that full turnkey production and supply chain management is now underway …

Batteries and Storage, Components, Markets, News, Storage Kelsey Misbrener May 25, 2022
San Antonio municipal utility signs PPA for new 300-MW solar project
San Antonio municipal utility signs PPA for new 300-MW solar project

CPS Energy, the largest municipally owned electric and natural gas utility in the United States, …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Kelsey Misbrener May 25, 2022
60 new communities join SolSmart to simplify solar adoption
60 new communities join SolSmart to simplify solar adoption

The U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) announced two awardees to manage the expansion of SolSmart …

Markets, News, Permitting, Policy, Residential, Services Kelsey Misbrener May 25, 2022
ACORE wins DOE prize for program supporting diverse renewable energy companies
ACORE wins DOE prize for program supporting diverse renewable energy companies

The Dept. of Energy (DOE) has selected the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) as …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener May 25, 2022
Siemens AG signs agreement to procure Gamesa Electric central inverters
Siemens AG signs agreement to procure Gamesa Electric central inverters

Siemens AG has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Gamesa Electric to use Gamesa Proteus …

Central Inverters, Components, Inverters, Markets, News, Utility Kelsey Misbrener May 25, 2022
Global solar industry sees 95% increase in average downtime days due to pandemic, supply chain
Global solar industry sees 95% increase in average downtime days due to pandemic, supply chain

GCube Insurance Ltd has released its latest market insights report, “Supply Another Day: Gauging the …

Insurance, News, Projects, Services Kelsey Misbrener May 25, 2022
Solar homes in Golden, Colorado. Photo by Werner Slocum/NREL
Part 2: Will energy storage live up to the hype?
Trends beyond five years

By Jennifer G. Gallegos, director of programs and communications, Yotta Energy In my previous article, I …

Batteries and Storage, Featured SPW May 25, 2022
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Solar Spotlight: A panel manufacturer enters the storage market

In this special edition of Contractor’s Corner, longtime photovoltaic panel manufacturer Jinko Solar discusses why …

Batteries and Storage, Commercial, Components, Contractor’s Corner, Featured, Markets, Podcasts, PV Modules, Residential, Utility Billy Ludt May 25, 2022
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Duke Energy builds 1st utility-scale project in Florida county

Duke Energy Florida completed its first utility-scale solar project in Bay County, Florida. The 74.9-MW …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt May 24, 2022
November 1, 2019- Mount Sopris is in the background of the Sunnyside Ranch Community Solar Array, a 1.8-megawatt project adjacent to the former Carbondale, CO landfill. The 6,107 panel,11 acres array is leased long-term to Clean Energy Collective with shares owned by residents. Holy Cross Energy is buying the electricity produced by the array and the array is an important part of the 43,000 member Energy Coop's  distributed grid. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL)
Pivot Energy developing 41-MW ‘income-qualified’ community solar portfolio

Multi-state utility Xcel Energy contracted Pivot Energy to develop a 41-MW community solar portfolio that …

Community, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt May 24, 2022
May 2022 Issue: Building Solar Projects That Last
May 2022 Issue: Building Solar Projects That Last

The Solar Power World May 2022 Digital Edition is sponsored by CPS North America | …

Digital Issues SPW May 24, 2022
Nextracker supplying Silicon Ranch with 1.5 GW of single-axis trackers
Nextracker supplying Silicon Ranch with 1.5 GW of single-axis trackers

Silicon Ranch executed a supply agreement with manufacturer Nextracker to deliver 1.5 GW of its …

Components, Markets, News, Racking and Mounting, Tracking Systems, Utility Billy Ludt May 24, 2022
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Texas solar project spurs local workforce development

Turning a utility-scale solar developer’s vision into a reality requires many hands. On some projects, …

Featured, Markets, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt May 24, 2022
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Vermont gravel now pit home to 1.65-MW solar project

Encore Renewable Energy built a 1.65-MWAC/2.3-MWDC solar array at a former gravel pit in Hardwick, …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt May 23, 2022
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Illinois hog farm commissions 3-MW solar project

One of the nation’s largest pork producers is offsetting its energy costs with a 3.06-MW …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt May 23, 2022
Climate First Bank launches solar financing platform to Florida residents with no dealer fees
Climate First Bank launches solar financing platform to Florida residents with no dealer fees

Climate First Bank has launched its digital solar lending platform. Accessible at https://apply.climatefirstbank.com/solar-loan, the experience …

Markets, News, Residential Kelly Pickerel May 23, 2022
Enphase IQ8 microinverter system now UL 1741-certified
Enphase IQ8 microinverter system now UL 1741-certified

Enphase Energy announced that the Enphase IQ8 microinverter system is now certified to UL 1741, …

Components, Inverters, Markets, Microinverters, News, Residential Kelsey Misbrener May 23, 2022
Contractor’s Corner: Solar apprenticeships are key to meeting renewable energy goals
Contractor’s Corner: Solar apprenticeships are key to meeting renewable energy goals
IREC is working to build solar apprenticeships in the U.S.

Apprenticeships are one of the best ways to train and retain talent in a given …

Contractor’s Corner, Featured, Podcasts Kelsey Misbrener May 23, 2022
Hoymiles releases rapid shutdown solution for wide range of input currents
Hoymiles releases rapid shutdown solution for wide range of input currents

Hoymiles Power Electronics has announced that its latest module-level Rapid Shutdown (RSD) solution for roof-mounted …

Components, News, Rapid Shutdown Kelsey Misbrener May 23, 2022
ForeFront Power installs solar arrays on eight of Anheuser-Busch's craft breweries
ForeFront Power installs solar arrays on eight of Anheuser-Busch’s craft breweries

ForeFront Power announced it has partnered with Anheuser-Busch to develop solar energy systems at eight …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener May 20, 2022
Electriq Power and SEDC Solar partner on no-cost solar + storage systems in D.C.
Electriq Power and SEDC Solar partner on no-cost solar + storage systems in D.C.

Through the SEDC Solar program, qualifying homeowners and businesses in the Washington, D.C., area can get …

Batteries and Storage, Commercial, Markets, News, Non-profit, Residential, Storage Kelly Pickerel May 20, 2022
Nextracker expanded its domestic single-axis tracker output in April with a manufacturing facility from JM Steel in Sinton, Texas. Nextracker
Nextracker commissions solar tracker manufacturing line in Arizona

Nextracker and Atkore, a global electrical, safety and infrastructure solutions provider, announced a new manufacturing …

Components, Markets, News, Racking and Mounting, Tracking Systems, Utility Billy Ludt May 20, 2022
Indiginized Energy
Indigenized Energy Initiative to install 1.25 MW of solar power for Northern Cheyenne Tribe

The Indigenized Energy Initiative (IEI), the Native-led non-profit that aims to empower Native American communities …

Markets, News, Non-profit, Projects Kelsey Misbrener May 19, 2022
Generac offering low-cost, long-term lease program for new batteries paired with solar in Connecticut
Generac offering low-cost, long-term lease program for new batteries paired with solar in Connecticut

Generac Grid Services, a subsidiary of Generac Power Systems and PosiGen, a residential solar, energy …

Batteries and Storage, Components, News Kelsey Misbrener May 19, 2022
SunCommon
SunCommon maxes out rooftop solar array size on Vermont school

SunCommon, an iSun company, announced that the Winooski Schools have completed the maximum net-metering solar …

Markets, News, Non-profit, Projects Kelsey Misbrener May 19, 2022
Part 1: Will energy storage live up to the hype? 
Part 1: Will energy storage live up to the hype? 
Factors shaping the energy storage industry

By Jennifer G. Gallegos, director of programs and communications, Yotta Energy Throughout the last few …

Batteries and Storage, Featured SPW May 19, 2022
NREL sets new solar cell efficiency record with 'quantum well' design reaching 39.5%
NREL sets new solar cell efficiency record with ‘quantum well’ design reaching 39.5%

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) created a solar …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel May 18, 2022
Hundreds of environmental, consumer groups request investigation of electric utility industry
Hundreds of environmental, consumer groups request investigation of electric utility industry
The 230+ petitioners are asking the Federal Trade Commission to look into utility abuses such as blocking independent solar energy.

More than 230 consumer, environmental and public interest groups urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener May 18, 2022
Sungrow Booth at CLEANPOWER 2022
Sungrow brings new inverters, liquid-cooled energy storage systems to CLEANPOWER 2022

Sungrow displayed its latest PV inverters and liquid cooled energy storage system (ESS) solutions to …

Batteries and Storage, Commercial, Components, Inverters, Markets, News, Utility Kelsey Misbrener May 18, 2022
EV charging network will be powered by 75-MW solar project
EV charging network will be powered by 75-MW solar project

Electrify America, a network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, has entered into a 15-year …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt May 18, 2022
Consumers Energy signs PPA for 300 MW of new Michigan solar power
Consumers Energy signs PPA for 300 MW of new Michigan solar power

Consumers Energy announced agreements to add 300 MW of clean energy — enough to power …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Kelsey Misbrener May 18, 2022
Credit: K2 Systems
Solar Spotlight: Waterproofing solar projects on tile rooftops

In this special edition of Contractor’s Corner, mounting manufacturer K2 Systems dispels the myth of …

Components, Contractor’s Corner, Featured, Flat Roof, Markets, Podcasts, Racking and Mounting, Residential, Sloped Roof Billy Ludt May 18, 2022
New Belgium adds 446-kW solar array to NC brewery roof
New Belgium adds 446-kW solar array to NC brewery roof

New Belgium Brewing today announced the completion of a large solar installation project at its …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelly Pickerel May 18, 2022
Environmental Permitting Exposed: The Broken System Choking Land Development
Environmental Permitting Exposed: The Broken System Choking Land Development

We know that you need to manage environmental risk to be a successful land developer. …

Whitepapers SPW May 17, 2022
Tampa Electric launches neighborhood solar microgrid pilot program
Tampa Electric launches neighborhood solar microgrid pilot program
The project uses Emera Technologies’ BlockEnergy microgrid platform.

Emera Technologies announced that utility Tampa Electric Company (TECO) has successfully purchased, installed and received …

Markets, News, Projects, Storage Kelsey Misbrener May 17, 2022
Palmetto to add rooftop solar to 207-home South Carolina development
Palmetto to add rooftop solar to 207-home South Carolina development

Palmetto announced that it will provide solar panels for Quinn Residences’ first renewable energy build-to-rent …

Markets, News, Projects, Residential Kelsey Misbrener May 17, 2022
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SOLV Energy constructing 1st phase of 1.3-GW solar project

SOLV Energy has been contracted to provide EPC services for Doral Renewables’ Mammoth North project, …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt May 17, 2022
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Power from DC community solar project donated to local nonprofit

A community solar project built at a FedEx facility in Washington, D.C. will now cover …

Community, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt May 17, 2022
Scout Clean Energy to buy 378 MW of modules straight from First Solar
Scout Clean Energy to buy 378 MW of modules straight from First Solar

Renewable energy developer Scout Clean Energy has agreed to purchase 378 MW of First Solar …

Markets, News, PV Modules, Utility Kelly Pickerel May 17, 2022
19 bipartisan governors ask Commerce to speed solar panel investigation
19 bipartisan governors ask Commerce to speed solar panel investigation

On May 16, a bipartisan group of 19 governors sent a letter to President Joe …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener May 17, 2022
Li-Cycle’s co-founders and the Mayor of Gilbert at the Company’s Grand Opening Event for its Arizona Spoke. Left – Ajay Kochhar, President and CEO, co-founder, Li-Cycle; Middle – Brigette Peterson, Mayor, Town of Gilbert; Right – Tim Johnston, Executive Chairman and co-founder, Li-Cycle
Li-Cycle opens lithium battery recycling plant in Arizona

The new lithium-ion battery recycling plant from Li-Cycle has officially opened in Gilbert, Arizona. While …

Batteries and Storage, Markets, News, Storage Kelly Pickerel May 17, 2022
2022 solar module scorecard finds product quality is improving, especially in thermal cycling
2022 solar module scorecard finds product quality is improving, especially in thermal cycling

The eighth edition of the PV Module Reliability Scorecard from PVEL was released today. The …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel May 17, 2022
Pine Gate places order for 2.4 GWh of nickel-hydrogen energy storage
Pine Gate places order for 2.4 GWh of nickel-hydrogen energy storage

After announcing a 4.5-GWh deal for zinc-alkaline energy storage systems from Urban Electric Power, Pine …

Batteries and Storage, News, Storage, Utility Kelly Pickerel May 17, 2022
Pine Gate signs for 4.5 GWh of zinc-alkaline batteries for utility-scale projects through 2027
Pine Gate signs for 4.5 GWh of zinc-alkaline batteries for utility-scale projects through 2027

Utility-scale solar developer Pine Gate Renewables has signed an MOU for 4,500 MWh of rechargeable …

Batteries and Storage, Markets, News, Utility Kelly Pickerel May 16, 2022
Spider Solar project. University of Richmond
Arizona Public Service Co. is seeking proposals for solar + storage projects

State utility Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) plans to add more than 1 GW of …

Markets, News, Utility Billy Ludt May 16, 2022
REV Renewables chooses BayWa r.e. to monitor 202-MW solar portfolio
REV Renewables chooses BayWa r.e. to monitor 202-MW solar portfolio

Global renewable energy company and service provider BayWa r.e. announced it has entered into 10-year …

News, O&M, Services Kelsey Misbrener May 16, 2022
Credit: Array Technologies
Should you install bifacial solar panels on tracking systems?

Solar trackers promise greater energy yield than their fixed-tilt counterparts because they keep modules constantly …

Commercial, Components, Featured, Markets, PV Modules, Racking and Mounting, Tracking Systems, Utility Billy Ludt May 16, 2022
Stellar Solar partners with California car dealership on rooftop array and EV customer assistance
Stellar Solar partners with California car dealership on rooftop array and EV customer assistance

Stellar Solar has been selected by Capistrano Volkswagen/Mazda in San Juan Capistrano to install a …

Commercial, Markets, News Kelsey Misbrener May 13, 2022
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Sol Systems cuts ribbon on second solar project for Illinois water utility

On May 12, Sol Systems and utility company Illinois American Water cut the ribbon on …

News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener May 13, 2022
Commerce chooses 8 solar manufacturers for deeper examination in AD/CVD circumvention investigation
Commerce chooses 8 solar manufacturers for deeper examination in AD/CVD circumvention investigation

The Dept. of Commerce has released the names of the mandatory respondents in the AD/CVD …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel May 13, 2022
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Sunrun installs 136-kW solar project on California apartment complex

Sunrun completed a solar project that will serve 70 rental homes in San Jose, California. …

Markets, News, Projects, Residential Billy Ludt May 13, 2022
Texas property developer embarks on 15-MW multifamily solar portfolio
Texas property developer embarks on 15-MW multifamily solar portfolio

Granite Redevelopment Properties has enlisted The Solar Company to complete a 15-MW multifamily solar portfolio. …

Projects Kelsey Misbrener May 13, 2022
Is California multifamily housing ready for the new economics of solar?
Is California multifamily housing ready for the new economics of solar?

By Austin Young, marketing director, Ivy Energy California utility regulators have a decision to make …

Commercial, Featured, Markets SPW May 13, 2022
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Arkansas regional bank powers locations with 4.8-MW solar array

Scenic Hill Solar managed the construction of a 4.8-MW solar project in Stuttgart, Arkansas, to …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt May 12, 2022
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Oregon bakery blends pastry and PV with dual-axis solar project

Ashland, Oregon-based Stracker Solar was chosen to design and build a state-of-the-art solar installation for …

Commercial, Components, Markets, News, Projects, Racking and Mounting, Tracking Systems Billy Ludt May 12, 2022
Mango Power launches residential and portable energy storage systems
Mango Power launches residential and portable energy storage systems

Mango Power officially launched its residential energy storage systems at Intersolar Munich 2022 this week. …

Batteries and Storage, Markets, News, Residential, Storage Kelly Pickerel May 12, 2022
Schneider Electric smart panel now available in California
Schneider Electric smart panel now available in California

Schneider Electric announced its Square D Energy Center smart panel is now available for purchase …

Components, Markets, News, Residential, Smart Circuits Kelsey Misbrener May 12, 2022
Tigo's Energy Intelligence system approved for financing by GoodLeap
Tigo’s Energy Intelligence system approved for financing by GoodLeap

Tigo Energy announced that its Energy Intelligence (EI) residential solar solution has been added to …

Components, Markets, News, Residential Kelsey Misbrener May 12, 2022
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Community solar developer BlueWave acquired by investment firm
BlueWave says the acquisition will allow it to expand its model from development to project ownership and management.

BlueWave, a Boston-based solar and energy storage developer and certified B Corp, and Axium Infrastructure, …

Commercial, Markets, News, Storage Kelsey Misbrener May 12, 2022
SunPower to establish residential solar sales channel in IKEA stores
SunPower to establish residential solar sales channel in IKEA stores

SunPower announced it will offer residential solar and storage purchasing options through home furnishing store …

Markets, News, Residential, Storage Kelly Pickerel May 12, 2022
Data center provider enters contract for 130-MW Kern County solar project
Data center provider enters contract for 130-MW Kern County solar project

Digital Realty, a provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener May 12, 2022
Silicon Ranch land management subsidiary Regenerative Energy uses sheep in its regenerative land management practices. Silicon Ranch
Transforming solar sites from liabilities to assets
Regenerative land management makes environmental and economic sense

There’s a proverb that says the best time to plant a tree was a decade …

Featured, O&M, Services, Site Assessment Billy Ludt May 12, 2022
Qcells
Qcells to expand U.S. module manufacturing capacity with new 1.4-GW factory

The largest crystalline silicon module manufacturer in the United States is going to get even …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel May 12, 2022
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Motive Energy installing 1-MW solar + storage system atop California chemical distributor

Motive Energy will install a 1.02-MW solar project paired with an energy storage system rated …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects, Storage Billy Ludt May 11, 2022
New 68-MW solar project will power 30 electric co-ops in Georgia
New 68-MW solar project will power 30 electric co-ops in Georgia

Green Power EMC, the renewable energy supplier for 38 Georgia Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs), and …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Kelsey Misbrener May 11, 2022
2 solar projects totaling 198 MW commence operations in Illinois
2 solar projects totaling 198 MW commence operations in Illinois

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments‘ (DESRI) Prairie State Solar and Dressor Plains Solar projects have …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt May 11, 2022
Schneider Electric acquires AI-powered energy management company AutoGrid
Schneider Electric acquires AI-powered energy management company AutoGrid

AutoGrid announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Schneider Electric. …

News Kelsey Misbrener May 11, 2022
Scale Microgrid Solutions develops solar microgrid to power electric trucking fleet
Scale Microgrid Solutions develops solar microgrid to power electric trucking fleet

Quality Custom Distribution (QCD), a division of Golden State Foods, has partnered with Scale Microgrid …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener May 11, 2022
6 craft breweries pairing solar power with suds
6 craft breweries pairing solar power with suds

As the number of craft breweries in the U.S. continues to grow, with more than …

Commercial, Featured, Markets Kelsey Misbrener May 11, 2022
HSGS-Ameresco to build 1.5-MW solar project for U.S. Army base in Utah
HSGS-Ameresco to build 1.5-MW solar project for U.S. Army base in Utah

HSGS-Ameresco, a joint venture certified as a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) by the …

Markets, News, Non-profit, Projects Kelsey Misbrener May 10, 2022
An artist rendering of the solar project at . DEPCOM Power
Minnesota fuel refinery will be powered by 45-MW solar project

DEPCOM Power was contracted to build a 45-MW solar installation for Flint Hills Resources to …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt May 10, 2022
UL releases new utility-scale energy storage design software
UL releases new utility-scale energy storage design software

UL announced the release of HOMER Front, a licensable web-based software platform for designing and …

Batteries and Storage, Components, Markets, News, Software, Utility Kelsey Misbrener May 10, 2022
Renewables produced 20% of US electricity in April
Renewables produced 20% of US electricity in April

For the first time, the United States generated 20% of its electricity from solar power …

Markets, News, Utility Billy Ludt May 10, 2022
Firetrace International brings fire prevention technology to PV solar
Firetrace International brings fire prevention technology to PV solar

Firetrace International, a fire suppression technology provider operating in 35 countries and across five continents, …

News, Safety, Services Billy Ludt May 10, 2022
CPUC reopens NEM 3.0 proceeding, seeks public input
CPUC reopens NEM 3.0 proceeding, seeks public input

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) announced on May 9 it is “reopening the record” …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener May 10, 2022
Solar Technology to Watch in 2022 and Beyond
Solar Technology to Watch in 2022 and Beyond

By Ali McBride, Aurora Solar The theme for this year’s Earth Month is “Invest in …

The Solar Explorer Aurora Solar May 9, 2022
How to Provide a Great Solar Customer Experience and Get More Referrals
How to Provide a Great Solar Customer Experience and Get More Referrals

By Ali McBride, Aurora Solar Stop us if you’ve heard this before: The market for …

The Solar Explorer Aurora Solar May 9, 2022
Spider Solar project. University of Richmond
Texas solar project pushes petroleum operator toward renewables

Kansas City, Missouri-based architectural firm Burns & McDonnell was hired as the engineering, procurement and …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt May 9, 2022
Enel X installs solar microgrid as part of state resiliency initiative
Enel X installs solar microgrid as part of state resiliency initiative

Enel X announced it installed a new microgid for one of the Northeast’s largest independent …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener May 9, 2022
Ameren Missouri is accepting solar project applications for its innovative Neighborhood Solar program that aims to bring clean kilowatts to public spaces.
Missouri bill would cut down on HOA solar restrictions

The Missouri legislature passed a bill that would cut down on HOA solar restrictions, exempt …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener May 9, 2022
Gamesa Electric to unveil new central inverter at Intersolar Europe
Gamesa Electric to unveil new central inverter at Intersolar Europe

Gamesa Electric will showcase its renewed family of high-power inverters for solar and energy storage …

Batteries and Storage, Components, Markets, News, Utility Kelsey Misbrener May 9, 2022
Graphic courtesy of ESS Inc.
How utilities can leverage long-duration energy storage to accelerate the clean energy transition

By Hugh McDermott, SVP of business development and sales, ESS Inc. In November of last …

Batteries and Storage, Featured, Markets, Storage, Utility SPW May 9, 2022
CanDuit from S-5!
S-5! develops conduit clamp for wire management on metal rooftop solar projects

Metal roof attachments manufacturer S-5! has unveiled its new electrical conduit clamp for metal roofs. …

Cables and Wires, Commercial, Components, Markets, News, Projects, Residential Billy Ludt May 6, 2022
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Ameresco installs solar carport and rooftop project at Arizona high school

Clean technology integrator Ameresco completed a 911.25-kWDC/736-kWAC solar project at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt May 6, 2022
Amazon signs PPA on 450-MW California solar + storage portfolio
Amazon signs PPA on 450-MW California solar + storage portfolio

Global retail giant Amazon has signed two power purchase agreements (PPA) with Virginia utility AES …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt May 6, 2022
Solar homes in Golden, Colorado. Photo by Werner Slocum/NREL
How to accelerate sale-to-install time and squash solar soft costs

By Pete Cleveland, VP of solar, EagleView In competitive residential solar markets, a solar sales …

Featured, Software SPW May 6, 2022
Ohio Republicans have sponsored a bill that would enable community solar in the state, with special carveouts for brownfields.
DOE offering $8 million for projects to advance agrivoltaics

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) announced the Foundational Agrivoltaic …

Commercial, Markets, News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener May 5, 2022
Discarded solar cells. Credit: Solar Power World
Solaria company founder launches solar panel recycling company Solarcycle

Solarcycle, a new recycling company, officially launched today. The company based in Northern California was …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel May 5, 2022
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Illinois envelope manufacturer installing rooftop solar project on plant

The final engineering, permitting and interconnection work has begun on the Continental Envelope’s Geneva, Illinois …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt May 5, 2022
Indiana utility receives approval for 335 MW of new solar energy
Indiana utility receives approval for 335 MW of new solar energy

CenterPoint Energy announced its Indiana-based electric utility business, CenterPoint Energy Indiana South, received approval from the Indiana …

News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener May 5, 2022
Solar Spotlight: Picking the right PPE for PV
Solar Spotlight: Picking the right PPE for PV

In this special edition of Contractor’s Corner, Scott Francis, technical sales manager for Westex: A …

Contractor’s Corner, Featured, Podcasts Billy Ludt May 5, 2022
Florida creates new solar installer apprenticeship program
Florida creates new solar installer apprenticeship program

Solar installer jobs are expected to increase more than 50% by 2030, one of the …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener May 4, 2022
PowerFlex announces new solar + storage asset management platform
PowerFlex announces new solar + storage asset management platform

PowerFlex, an EDF Renewables Company, announced the unveiling of its PowerFlex X product platform, which …

Asset management, Commercial, Components, Markets, News, Non-profit, Services, Software, Utility Kelsey Misbrener May 4, 2022
ForeFront Power installs 1.4-MW solar + storage system for California school district
ForeFront Power installs 1.4-MW solar + storage system for California school district

ForeFront Power has partnered with Newark Unified School District in California to install a 1.4-MW …

Markets, News, Non-profit, Projects Kelsey Misbrener May 4, 2022
Salient Energy finds demonstration partner for its residential zinc-ion batteries
Salient Energy finds demonstration partner for its residential zinc-ion batteries

Zinc-ion battery company Salient Energy has formalized a partnership with Horton World Solutions (HWS), a …

Batteries and Storage, Components, Markets, News, Residential, Storage Kelly Pickerel May 4, 2022
Manufacturing solar panels at Silfab Solar in Washington
Silfab plans to start solar cell manufacturing in the United States, but Commerce investigation has halted progress

The second-largest crystalline silicon solar panel manufacturer in the United States has stated in documents …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel May 4, 2022
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How O&M teams can and should influence solar’s design stage

By Chris Larkin, senior asset manager, DSD Renewables Great solar asset management starts in the …

Asset management, Commercial, Featured, Markets, O&M, Utility SPW May 4, 2022
Sunnova adds fixed utility discount to solar project payment plan
Sunnova adds fixed utility discount to solar project payment plan

Sunnova Energy International will be launching an energy plan that will offer new customers a …

News Billy Ludt May 4, 2022
seia
SEIA launches nonprofit arm to accelerate US solar adoption

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is launching a nonprofit to accelerate the transition to …

News Billy Ludt May 4, 2022
Growatt releases new portable power station with solar input
Growatt releases new portable power station with solar input

Growatt has expanded into the portable power station market. Catering to the growing demand for …

Batteries and Storage Kelsey Misbrener May 3, 2022
98-MW Louisiana solar project will supply regional electric co-ops
98-MW Louisiana solar project will supply regional electric co-ops

The Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) has approved a power purchase agreement for the 132 …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt May 3, 2022
September 12, 2018 - The City of Walden, Johnson Controls, and GRID, celebrated the completion of a floating PV array on a Walden water retention pond at the City's water treatment facility in Walden, CO.  (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL)
Construction begins on largest floating solar project in the US

NJR Clean Energy Ventures (CEV) has started construction on an 8.9-MW floating solar installation in …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt May 3, 2022
SolarCleano
Solar panel cleaning devices cut grime and save cash

Solar panels can produce power for well over 25 years, but they need a good …

Commercial, Featured, Markets, O&M, Services, Utility Kelsey Misbrener May 3, 2022
EnergySage releases seventh annual Solar Installer Survey
EnergySage releases seventh annual Solar Installer Survey

EnergySage and NABCEP have released the results of their seventh annual Solar Installer Survey, and …

News Kelly Pickerel May 2, 2022
Summit Ridge Energy completes 2.5-MW community solar project in Maryland
Summit Ridge Energy completes 2.5-MW community solar project in Maryland

Summit Ridge Energy (SRE) and Cedar Ridge Community Church held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April …

Community, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener May 2, 2022
Repowering experts can quickly get damaged inverters back online
Repowering experts can quickly get damaged inverters back online

By Ananda Hartzell, VP of business development, DEPCOM Power Power conversion systems, including inverters, are …

Central Inverters, Components, Featured, Inverters, O&M, Services, Utility SPW May 2, 2022
May solar policy snapshots
May solar policy snapshots
A guide to recent legislation and research throughout the country.

Gov. Inslee signs bill to fund $100 million of community solar in Washington Olympia, Washington …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener May 2, 2022
GoodWe became the preferred inverter brand for the “most powerful solar power output from a sports stadium” project, which entered the Guinness Book of Records
GoodWe became the preferred inverter brand for the “most powerful solar power output from a sports stadium” project, which entered the Guinness Book of Records

By GoodWe The solar power plant installed on the roof of the Ali Sami Yen …

Sponsored Content Sponsored Content May 1, 2022
Heilind Electronics adds Staubli MC4 connectors to solar product offering
Heilind Electronics adds Staubli MC4 connectors to solar product offering

Staubli distributor Heilind Electronics has added the manufacturer’s MC4 connectors to its solar product offering. …

Cables and Wires, News Kelly Pickerel April 29, 2022
SunCommon completed Vermont's largest solar canopy for craft brewery Lawson's Finest Liquids in April 2022. The new canopy in Waitsfield complements the existing rooftop solar system and independent wastewater management system. Both solar installations will now offset about 60% of the brewery’s electric bill.
SunCommon cuts ribbon on largest solar canopy in Vermont

Lawson’s Finest Liquids announced that construction of the largest solar canopy in the state of …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener April 28, 2022
UGE developing 1-MW community solar project on capped Maine landfill
UGE developing 1-MW community solar project on capped Maine landfill

Community solar developer UGE has teamed up with the Center for an Ecology-Based Economy and …

Community, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener April 28, 2022
Construction underway on Idaho's largest solar project
Construction underway on Idaho’s largest solar project

Construction has started on the 120-MW Jackpot Solar project in Twin Falls County, Idaho. This …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt April 28, 2022
Credit: Billy Ludt/Solar Power World
Seneca Nation of Indians starts new solar installation branch

Seneca Solar, the energy solutions division of Seneca Holdings, announced a new partnership with Alternative …

News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener April 28, 2022
Courtesy Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater is now solar-powered

Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece Fallingwater is now powered by solar energy. The Western Pennsylvania …

News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener April 28, 2022
C2 Energy Capital
California bill would boost low-income community solar + storage projects

Update 5/25/22: California’s State Assembly passed AB 2316. The bill now moves to the Senate …

Community, Markets, News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener April 28, 2022
Rendering of a Convergent Energy + Power project in Maryland.
Convergent Energy adds 8 MWh of energy storage to Choptank co-op in Maryland

Energy storage provider Convergent Energy + Power has added three more solar + storage systems …

Batteries and Storage, Markets, News, Projects, Storage, Utility Kelly Pickerel April 28, 2022
8.4-MW solar portfolio in Atlantic City could lead to more solar on Caesars properties nationally
8.4-MW solar portfolio in Atlantic City could lead to more solar on Caesars properties nationally

DSD Renewables has broken ground on an 8.4-MW solar portfolio spanning three Caesars Entertainment properties …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelly Pickerel April 28, 2022
Navigating mineral owner rights when developing large-scale solar
Navigating mineral owner rights when developing large-scale solar

By David Dehoney, partner, Michelman & Robinson, LLP Historically, the potential for lease disputes in …

Commercial, Community, Featured, Utility SPW April 28, 2022
Gov. DeSantis vetoes Florida bill that jeopardized solar net-metering
Gov. DeSantis vetoes Florida bill that jeopardized solar net-metering

On April 27, Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed House Bill 741, which would have undercut Florida’s …

Markets, News, Policy, Residential Kelsey Misbrener April 28, 2022
Photo courtesy Enzinc
Enzinc to use CEC award funding to build out zinc battery manufacturing line

Zinc battery developer Enzinc has been selected for a $1.8 million California Energy Commission (CEC) BRIDGE …

Batteries and Storage, News, Storage Kelly Pickerel April 28, 2022
Sensata Technologies to buy Dynapower for $580 million
Sensata Technologies to buy Dynapower for $580 million

Energy storage system provider Dynapower has been acquired by Sensata Technologies for $580 million. Sensata and …

Batteries and Storage, Components, Markets, News, Storage Kelly Pickerel April 27, 2022
Photo by Werner Slocum/NREL
Renewables covered 96% of new electrical capacity in opening months of 2022

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), solar, wind, …

News Billy Ludt April 27, 2022
Polysilicon plant of Tongwei in Leshan, Sichuan province. Credit: Sichuan Daily
China’s share of world’s polysilicon production grows from 30% to 80% in just one decade

German-based polysilicon producer Wacker Chemie has fallen to fourth place in the list of the …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel April 27, 2022
Latest SEIA analysis predicts 24 GW of lost solar in next two years due to AD/CVD investigation
Latest SEIA analysis predicts 24 GW of lost solar in next two years due to AD/CVD investigation

Solar installation forecasts for 2022 and 2023 are being cut by 46% due to the …

Commercial, Community, Markets, News, PV Modules, Residential, Storage, Utility Kelly Pickerel April 27, 2022
JinkoSolar's Tiger Neo line uses TOPCon technology
Jinko TOPCon solar cell reaches 25.7% efficiency

JinkoSolar announced it has reached a solar conversion efficiency of 25.7% for its large 182-mm …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel April 27, 2022
Fengate Asset Management announces new solar + storage development partnership
Fengate Asset Management announces new solar + storage development partnership

Fengate Asset Management announced it has closed on a new development partnership with 42 Renewables …

News Kelsey Misbrener April 26, 2022
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DOE close to loaning $500 million for world’s largest green hydrogen plant

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office issued a conditional commitment to provide $504.4 …

News, Projects Billy Ludt April 26, 2022
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Massachusetts landfill turns into community solar project

Syncarpha Capital developed a 3.6-MWDC/2.8-MWAC ballasted solar + storage project installed atop the 50-acre Rocco …

Community, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt April 26, 2022
Standard Solar, Acadia Energy to build solar project on site of former biomass plant
Standard Solar, Acadia Energy to build solar project on site of former biomass plant

Standard Solar is partnering with Acadia Energy to develop a 7.5-MW solar farm in an …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener April 26, 2022
30-year residential solar loans now available through Sunlight Financial
30-year residential solar loans now available through Sunlight Financial

Sunlight Financial announced a new suite of 30-year loan products for residential solar. Available at …

Financing, Markets, News, Residential, Services Kelsey Misbrener April 26, 2022
Yotta Energy receives DOD funding for solar microgrid at Nellis Air Force Base
Yotta Energy receives DOD funding for solar microgrid at Nellis Air Force Base

Panel-level battery company Yotta Energy announced it has raised an additional $3.5 million, including an …

Batteries and Storage, Commercial, Markets, News, Projects, Storage Kelly Pickerel April 26, 2022
New solar project in the Catskill Mountains to power oral health care manufacturer
New solar project in the Catskill Mountains to power oral health care manufacturer

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare and Ameresco announced the completion of a comprehensive solar panel project …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener April 26, 2022
EagleView skips site visit with new residential solar design software
EagleView skips site visit with new residential solar design software

Aerial imagery software company EagleView has launched its new TrueDesign solar design solution, which uses …

News, Residential, Software Kelly Pickerel April 26, 2022
Credit: Renu Robotics
Solar Spotlight: Renu Robotics is tackling utility-scale solar landscaping problems

In this special edition of Contractor’s Corner, autonomous vegetation maintenance provider Renu Robotics discusses the growing …

Contractor’s Corner, Featured, O&M, Podcasts, Services Billy Ludt April 26, 2022
Greenskies adds 472-kW rooftop solar array to Pennsylvania college
Greenskies adds 472-kW rooftop solar array to Pennsylvania college

Greenskies Clean Focus recently energized 472 kW of rooftop solar at Lafayette College in Easton, …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener April 26, 2022
First Solar thin-film panel manufacturing in Ohio
Leeward Renewable Energy signs 1-GW module supply agreement with First Solar

Leeward Renewable Energy (LRE) signed a multi-year supply agreement through First Solar to provide 1 …

Components, Markets, News, PV Modules, Utility Billy Ludt April 25, 2022
SMA America opens new headquarters in Rocklin, California
SMA America opens new headquarters in Rocklin, California

Local and global representatives from SMA Solar Technology alongside regional stakeholders held a ribbon cutting …

Components, Inverters, News, String Inverters Kelsey Misbrener April 25, 2022
Contractor’s Corner: Knobelsdorff Enterprises
Contractor’s Corner: Knobelsdorff Enterprises
Minnesota utility-scale EPC introduces solar careers to local students

Knobelsdorff Enterprises pronounces the “K” in the family name, but that’s not the most interesting …

Contractor’s Corner, Featured, Podcasts Kelsey Misbrener April 25, 2022
Invaleon Solar donates solar equipment, establishes scholarship fund for Massachusetts college
Invaleon Solar donates solar equipment, establishes scholarship fund for Massachusetts college

Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts, will begin a greening of the campus with …

Commercial, News, Non-profit, Projects Kelly Pickerel April 25, 2022
Powerhome Solar changes name to Pink Energy
Powerhome Solar changes name to Pink Energy

North Carolina-based Powerhome Solar officially changes its name to Pink Energy today. The residential solar …

News Kelly Pickerel April 22, 2022
Credit union covering former department store with solar
Credit union covering former department store with solar

Truliant Federal Credit Union will move forward to meet its sustainability goals with the installation …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt April 21, 2022
Tiger Solar
Tiger Solar offsets 100% of car service center’s electric needs with solar power

Business owners like Andrew Wiley at Consumers Auto Warehouse (CAW) are identifying options to reduce …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener April 21, 2022
FERC unveils proposed changes to regional transmission planning
FERC unveils proposed changes to regional transmission planning

FERC took steps today to improve regional transmission planning and cost allocation of certain types …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener April 21, 2022
C2 Energy Capital
DOE to develop digital platform to connect low-income households with community solar projects

On April 20, the White House announced a new partnership between the U.S. Department of …

Community, Markets, News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener April 21, 2022
Unbound Horizon trainees gain solar work experience on two Lightsource bp projects
Unbound Horizon trainees gain solar work experience on two Lightsource bp projects

EPC contractor Orbital Solar Services worked with the first round of trainees from its Unbound …

Markets, News, Utility Kelly Pickerel April 21, 2022
TerraSol completes 1-MW rooftop array for Phoenix Contact campus
TerraSol completes 1-MW rooftop array for Phoenix Contact campus

TerraSol Energies recently completed a 961-kW SunPower solar power system at Phoenix Contact located in …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelly Pickerel April 21, 2022
Pharmaceutical company signs PPA for 60 MW of Texas solar power
Pharmaceutical company signs PPA for 60 MW of Texas solar power

EDP Renewables SA, through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America, and Bristol Myers …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Kelsey Misbrener April 21, 2022
Credit: Nextracker
Nextracker opens single-axis tracker manufacturing plant in Texas

Solar racking manufacturer Nextracker launched a new facility with JM Steel to produce tracker components …

News Billy Ludt April 20, 2022
237.3-MWdc Wright Solar Park project in Los Banos, California
California grid set record of 97% renewable power on April 3

In another sign of progress toward a carbon-free power grid, the California Independent System Operator …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener April 20, 2022
Pictured is a rooftop solar system installed at Amazon’s fulfillment warehouse in Avenel, New Jersey. The company met a goal to install solar at 50 of its distribution centers worldwide. With on-site arrays alone, Amazon has approximately 11,700 modules at its warehouses. P2 Photography
Amazon on path to reach 100% renewable energy by 2025
Company announces additional 3.5 GW of global renewable projects.

Amazon today announced 37 new renewable energy projects around the world, marking significant progress on …

News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener April 20, 2022
This photo was taken before enacting COVID-19 safety policies, but now Nexamp solar installers must do daily self-certification health reports, sanitize shared surfaces and wear gloves and masks to all worksites.
U.S. solar industry prepares for solar panel supply issues

It is difficult to separate the hyperbole from the truth as the U.S. solar industry …

Commercial, Community, Featured, PV Modules, Residential, Utility Kelly Pickerel April 20, 2022
Blue Planet Energy solar + storage microgrid helps remote Alaskan community limit diesel fuel usage
Blue Planet Energy solar + storage microgrid helps remote Alaskan community limit diesel fuel usage

Blue Planet Energy has successfully deployed a hybrid solar + storage microgrid to support the …

Batteries and Storage, Commercial, News, Non-profit, Projects, Storage Kelly Pickerel April 20, 2022
Guest column: Patriotism demands clean energy incentives
Guest column: Patriotism demands clean energy incentives

By Gabe Phillips, CEO, Catalyst Power The Russian invasion of Ukraine has made the clean …

Commentary, Featured, Policy SPW April 20, 2022
38,000 solar jobs could be lost due to AD/CVD circumvention investigation, says ACP
38,000 solar jobs could be lost due to AD/CVD circumvention investigation, says ACP

Clean energy advocacy group American Clean Power Association (ACP) has finished a market impact survey …

Commercial, Community, Markets, News, Residential, Storage, Utility Kelly Pickerel April 20, 2022
Supply chain problems push many solar project deadlines to 2025 or later
Supply chain problems push many solar project deadlines to 2025 or later

Prices for renewable power continued to climb in the first quarter as a supply and …

News, Policy, Projects Kelsey Misbrener April 19, 2022
Camelot at Townelake Solar in Sayreville, New Jersey.
Infiniti Energy bringing 2 MW of solar online for Kaplan Companies

Infiniti Energy is developing and constructing five solar projects at sites owned by Kaplan Companies, …

Commercial, Community, Markets, News, Projects Kelly Pickerel April 19, 2022
ADT Solar now exclusively offering Enphase IQ8 microinverters
ADT Solar now exclusively offering Enphase IQ8 microinverters

ADT Solar, formerly Sunpro Solar, announced it is now exclusively offering Enphase IQ8 Microinverters as …

Batteries and Storage, Components, Inverters, Markets, Microinverters, News, Residential Kelsey Misbrener April 19, 2022
Coalition for Community Solar Access
US Solar builds arrays for Wells Fargo community solar program

Wells Fargo has commissioned five solar projects totaling 8 MW in Colorado to create a …

Community, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt April 19, 2022
REC Solar
9 U.S. cities have more installed solar than entire country did 10 years ago

The top nine U.S. cities for solar power combined have more solar installed than the …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener April 19, 2022
SunStyle solar shingle product now officially available to U.S. market
SunStyle solar shingle product now officially available to U.S. market

Swiss BIPV company SunStyle is expanding into the United States. The company’s distinctive solar roofing …

BIPV, Markets, News, PV Modules, Residential Kelly Pickerel April 19, 2022
Reuters Events Global Energy Transition forum to bring together industry leaders
Reuters Events Global Energy Transition forum to bring together industry leaders

Over 500 energy, business and industrial leaders from the world’s largest organizations will come together …

Event Coverage SPW April 19, 2022
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Burns & McDonnell builds 65-MW solar project and substation in southern Texas

Burns & McDonnell completed construction of a 65-MWDC/50-MWAC solar project at electric retailer Vistra‘s Brightside …

Components, Markets, News, Projects, PV Modules, Racking and Mounting, Tracking Systems, Utility Billy Ludt April 18, 2022
Urban Electric Power installs 1,000-kWh alkaline battery backup system for San Diego Supercomputer Center
Urban Electric Power installs 1,000-kWh alkaline battery backup system for San Diego Supercomputer Center

Urban Electric Power has installed its rechargeable alkaline battery technology at the San Diego Supercomputer …

Batteries and Storage, Markets, News, Projects, Storage Kelly Pickerel April 18, 2022
Customization is king in large-scale solar wire management
Customization is king in large-scale solar wire management

Managing the wires that carry solar power from modules to inverters may be a small …

Cables and Wires, Commercial, Components, Featured, Inverters, Markets, Utility Kelsey Misbrener April 18, 2022
New England nonprofit loan agency now offering low-income solar financing
New England nonprofit loan agency now offering low-income solar financing

Capital Good Fund is teaming up with New England-based solar installers including Cotuit Solar and …

Financing, Markets, News, Residential, Services Kelsey Misbrener April 15, 2022
Duke Energy
Duke Energy Florida creates utility-owned community solar program

As part of its commitment to provide clean, reliable and affordable energy, Duke Energy is …

Community, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener April 15, 2022
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New York sets roadmap for 10 GW of solar by 2030

New York Governor Kathy Hochul and the state’s Public Service Commission have approved new framework …

Community, Markets, News, Utility Kelly Pickerel April 15, 2022
Catalyze and ACE Solar partner on solar + storage project on repurposed dairy farm in Massachusetts
Catalyze and ACE Solar partner on solar + storage project on repurposed dairy farm in Massachusetts

Clean energy developer and owner Catalyze and contractor ACE Solar has begun work on a …

Community, News, Projects, Storage Kelly Pickerel April 14, 2022
Build a Smart Foundation for Wire Management Using Rail or Rail-less Solar PV on Your Metal Roof
Build a Smart Foundation for Wire Management Using Rail or Rail-less Solar PV on Your Metal Roof

By S-5! Are you new to installing solar PV modules on a metal roof? We’ve …

Sponsored Content Sponsored Content April 14, 2022
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The Solar Company will install 15 MW of PV across Dallas multi-family homes

Dallas-based contractor The Solar Company is installing solar panels across 16 apartment communities in Dallas …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects, Residential Billy Ludt April 14, 2022
D.C. university to install community solar project with microgrid backup
D.C. university to install community solar project with microgrid backup

A solar + storage microgrid is being installed at Gallaudet University, an institution of higher …

Batteries and Storage, Community, Components, Markets, News, Projects, Storage Kelly Pickerel April 14, 2022
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Key considerations for incorporating solar at affordable housing developments

By Linden Speranza, construction program manager and technical service coordinator for Labella Associates Renewable energy …

Featured, Markets, Residential SPW April 14, 2022
Meta signs 156-MW PPA on EDP Renewables Texas solar project
Meta signs 156-MW PPA on EDP Renewables Texas solar project

Facebook parent company Meta has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for 156 MW of …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt April 13, 2022
Nonprofits kick off Solar Education Week with virtual events, college campus gatherings
Nonprofits kick off Solar Education Week with virtual events, college campus gatherings

Clean energy, environmental justice and solar equity nonprofit organizations and advocates are sparking a national …

News Kelsey Misbrener April 13, 2022
Maryland sets goal of net-zero economy-wide emissions by 2045
Maryland sets goal of net-zero economy-wide emissions by 2045

Maryland’s legislature has passed an ambitious new climate bill called the Climate Solutions Now Act, …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener April 13, 2022
Nevada Gold Mines will extract 200 MW of solar energy to power operations
Nevada Gold Mines will extract 200 MW of solar energy to power operations

Nevada Gold Mines (NGM) is investing in a 200-MW solar project designed to accelerate its …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener April 13, 2022
ReVision Energy adds 1-MW rooftop solar array to New Hampshire warehouse
ReVision Energy adds 1-MW rooftop solar array to New Hampshire warehouse

Harnessing the power of solar energy, Associated Grocers of New England (AGNE) is setting the …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener April 12, 2022
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OMCO Solar increases domestic single-axis tracker manufacturing

Photovoltaic racking provider OMCO Solar has invested $5 million to expand the manufacturing output of …

Commercial, Components, Markets, News, Racking and Mounting, Tracking Systems, Utility Billy Ludt April 12, 2022
Ipsun Solar
Virginia governor signs solar property tax exemption into law

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed a bill into law today that creates a property tax …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener April 12, 2022
QC Solar to incorporate Tigo rapid shutdown technology in Smart Junction Box
QC Solar to incorporate Tigo rapid shutdown technology in Smart Junction Box

Tigo Energy announced a commercial technology licensing agreement with QC Solar, a manufacturer of solar …

Components, News, Rapid Shutdown Kelsey Misbrener April 12, 2022
Castillo Engineering assists on 38.25-MW community solar portfolio
Castillo Engineering assists on 38.25-MW community solar portfolio

Castillo Engineering announced that the company provided electrical design and engineering for ClearPath Energy’s 38.25-MW …

Community, Markets, News Kelsey Misbrener April 12, 2022
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Duke Energy completes largest solar project in North Carolina county

Regional utility Duke Energy completed a 22.6-MW solar power plant in Surry County, North Carolina. …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt April 12, 2022
The McKellar Solar Farm will be similar in scale to Silicon Ranch's Lancaster Solar Farm (pictured), which supports Meta's renewable energy goals in Georgia. Silicon Ranch
Silicon Ranch signs 4-GW module supply agreement with First Solar

First Solar continues signing exclusive thin-film module supply agreements with U.S. solar developers in the …

Markets, News, PV Modules, Utility Kelly Pickerel April 12, 2022
The Tri County solar array in Delanco, New Jersey was developed by Soltage and uses Neighborhood Sun’s SunEngine community solar software platform.
Five things to look for in a community solar software platform

By Armando Gaetaniello, VP of business development, Neighborhood Sun Community solar has been growing throughout …

Community, Components, Featured, Markets, Software SPW April 11, 2022
Monmouth Junction Service Center.
New Jersey furniture retailer invests in more than 1 MW of rooftop solar

Raymour & Flanigan, the largest furniture and mattress retailer in the Northeast and seventh largest nationwide, …

Commercial, Markets, News Kelsey Misbrener April 11, 2022
Origis Energy purchases 750 MW of solar panels direct from First Solar
Origis Energy purchases 750 MW of solar panels direct from First Solar

Solar developer Origis Energy has placed an order for 750 MW of First Solar thin-film …

Markets, News, PV Modules, Utility Kelly Pickerel April 11, 2022
Ipsun Solar
Massachusetts bill would increase solar project net-metering cap from 10 to 25 kW

On April 7, Massachusetts senators introduced an amended bill (SB 2819) that would help bring …

Markets, News, Policy, Residential Kelsey Misbrener April 8, 2022
Georgia roofer Northpoint Roofing Systems launches solar branch
Georgia roofer Northpoint Roofing Systems launches solar branch

Woodstock, Georgia-based Northpoint Roofing Systems has helped guide over 18,000 homeowners to a protected roof …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects, Residential Kelsey Misbrener April 8, 2022
Energy Toolbase now integrates financing on solar + storage modeling platform
Energy Toolbase now integrates financing on solar + storage modeling platform

Energy Toolbase is announcing the launch of a new financial integrations feature on the ETB …

Components, Markets, News, Software, Storage Kelsey Misbrener April 7, 2022
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New Florida milestone highlights the value of apprenticeships for the solar industry

By Richard Lawrence, program director, Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Registered apprenticeship programs (RAPs) are …

Commentary, Featured, Training SPW April 7, 2022
Fronius releases new online PV system design tool
Fronius releases new online PV system design tool

Inverter manufacturer Fronius announced its Solar.creator online PV system design tool is now available. From …

Components, News, Software Kelsey Misbrener April 7, 2022
Solaris adds 152 kW of solar to Tucson senior apartment complex
Solaris adds 152 kW of solar to Tucson senior apartment complex

Villa Catalina Apartment Homes recently partnered with financial firm Solaris Energy and installer Solar Gain …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener April 6, 2022
Nautilus completes 25-MW community solar portfolio in New York
Nautilus completes 25-MW community solar portfolio in New York

Nautilus Solar Energy has completed a 24.9-MW community solar portfolio in New York. The four …

Community, Markets, News, Projects Kelly Pickerel April 6, 2022
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842-kW rooftop solar project powers on in DC neighborhood

Solar contractor Real Property & Energy Solutions completed an 842.4-kW solar project covering 54,000 sq …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt April 6, 2022
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New model homes pair solar power with all-electric Ford F-150

National homebuilder PulteGroup has built a “living laboratory” to explore how homeowners will live in …

Batteries and Storage, Components, Electric Vehicle (EV), Markets, News, Projects, Residential Billy Ludt April 6, 2022
Former Pittsburgh coal community being assessed for renewable energy projects
Former Pittsburgh coal community being assessed for renewable energy projects

Several city organizations are assessing environmentally compromised plots of public land as potential renewable energy …

Markets, News, Utility Billy Ludt April 5, 2022
Green Mountain Power announces new LMI community solar subscription software pilot
Green Mountain Power announces new LMI community solar subscription software pilot

LO3 Energy, developer of Pando software that enables suppliers and clean energy operators to engage …

Community, Markets, News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener April 5, 2022
It took less than one week for solar panel deliveries to the United States to be canceled or delayed
It took less than one week for solar panel deliveries to the United States to be canceled or delayed
This after the Commerce Dept. decided to investigate alleged tariff circumvention

SEIA has released some early findings of its survey to solar companies after the Commerce …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel April 5, 2022
Solar developers are ready to meet U.S. clean energy goals. The grid isn't.
Solar developers are ready to meet U.S. clean energy goals. The grid isn’t.

The Biden Administration has big plans for decarbonizing the U.S. electric grid. Developers stand ready …

Featured, Policy Kelsey Misbrener April 5, 2022
Construction contractor Kokosing to acquire Ohio's Third Sun Solar
Construction contractor Kokosing to acquire Ohio’s Third Sun Solar

Heavy construction contractor Kokosing has agreed to acquire Ohio-based distributed generation solar installer Third Sun …

Commercial, News, Residential, Utility Kelly Pickerel April 4, 2022
Boviet Solar renames solar module lines
Boviet Solar renames solar module lines

Boviet Solar recently announced a new branding for the Vietnamese solar panel company and now …

Commercial, Markets, News, PV Modules, Residential, Utility Kelly Pickerel April 4, 2022
D.C. attorney general files complaint against utility for overcharging community solar customers
D.C. attorney general files complaint against utility for overcharging community solar customers

The D.C. Office of the People’s Counsel (OPC) and the Office of the Attorney General …

Community, Markets, News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener April 4, 2022
NextEra Energy 8-MW solar project powers Wisconsin state capital
NextEra Energy 8-MW solar project powers Wisconsin state capital

Wisconsin utility Madison Gas and Electric‘s (MGE) latest solar array, the 8-MW Hermsdorf Solar Fields, …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt April 4, 2022
Gov. Jay Inslee signs bill to fund $100 million of community solar in Washington
Gov. Jay Inslee signs bill to fund $100 million of community solar in Washington

Led by Representative Sharon Shewmake, lawmakers in Olympia have approved new funding for Washington’s expired …

Community, Markets, News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener April 4, 2022
Array Technologies supplying trackers for 1-GW Nevada solar project
Array Technologies supplying trackers for 1-GW Nevada solar project

Array Technologies has entered an agreement to supply nearly 1 GW of DuraTrack HZ v3 …

Components, Markets, News, Projects, Racking and Mounting, Tracking Systems, Utility Billy Ludt April 4, 2022
April solar policy snapshots
April solar policy snapshots
A guide to recent legislation and research throughout the country.

North Carolina net-metering compromise now up for debate Raleigh, North Carolina An agreement among solar …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener April 4, 2022
Combiner boxes are a good place to troubleshoot the system.
The solar PV system troubleshooting checklist

By Sean Silvey, product application specialist, Fluke Corp. As the demand for solar systems explodes …

Asset management, Featured, O&M, Safety, Services, Testing SPW April 4, 2022
JinkoSolar's Tiger Neo line uses TOPCon technology
What is TOPCon solar panel technology?

While PERC (passivated emitter rear contact) technology has become ubiquitous in solar panel manufacturing, a …

Featured, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel April 1, 2022
Commerce wants to know how much Chinese aluminum and glass are used in imported solar panels
Commerce wants to know how much Chinese aluminum and glass are used in imported solar panels
AD/CVD circumvention investigation questionnaires sent out

The Dept. of Commerce has sent out questionnaires to solar panel companies working in four …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel April 1, 2022
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Unique attributes of energy storage require new interconnection strategies, toolkit says

Energy storage has a unique and pivotal role to play in the transition to a …

Batteries and Storage, Components, Markets, News, Storage Kelsey Misbrener March 31, 2022
Solar panels on the rooftop of World Harvest Church in Pennsauken now provide discounted solar power to nearby resident. Solar Landscape
Solar Landscape completes 20 MW of community solar pilot projects in New Jersey

Solar Landscape has energized its eighth and final community solar project in New Jersey’s Community …

Community, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt March 31, 2022
Coalition for Community Solar Access
Comcast to purchase 250 MW of solar energy from Illinois project

Comcast announced an agreement to purchase 250 MW of solar electricity from Constellation that will …

Commercial, Markets, News Kelsey Misbrener March 31, 2022
SunPower solar + storage customers can now take advantage of OhmConnect's incentive program
SunPower solar + storage customers can now take advantage of OhmConnect’s incentive program

Residential energy management company OhmConnect has announced a new collaboration with SunPower to create grid-connected …

Markets, News, Residential Kelsey Misbrener March 31, 2022
Tiger Solar installs nearly 100 kW of solar on Virginia car dealership's rooftop
Tiger Solar installs nearly 100 kW of solar on Virginia car dealership’s rooftop

McDonough Toyota, a car dealership and service center in Staunton, Virginia, recently added solar to …

Commercial, Markets, News Kelsey Misbrener March 31, 2022
Since COVID-19 construction regulations were enacted, solar installers have had to start physically distancing themselves, especially on close-quarter work sites like rooftops.
SunPower makes minority investments in two residential solar installers

SunPower is investing in two of its top residential installation dealers through the “SunPower Dealer …

Markets, News, Residential, Storage Kelly Pickerel March 31, 2022
Pivot Energy's Mesa 2 Community Solar Garden in Colorado, with electricity transmission infrastructure visible in the background.
Strategic policy fixes can bring more savings to community solar subscribers

By Kacie Peters, director of industry relationships, Pivot Energy Businesses and individuals alike love to …

Commercial, Featured, Markets, Projects SPW March 31, 2022
Americans used more electricity generated from renewables than from nuclear and coal in 2021
Americans used more electricity generated from renewables than from nuclear and coal in 2021

Domestic production and consumption of renewable energy reached an all-time high in 2021, according to …

News Kelly Pickerel March 31, 2022
First AiON energy storage system from LS-ES to be deployed in New Jersey
First AiON energy storage system from LS-ES to be deployed in New Jersey

The first deployment of the AiON Energy Storage System from LS Energy Solutions will be …

Batteries and Storage, Markets, News, Projects, Storage, Utility Kelly Pickerel March 31, 2022
Borrego to develop solar + storage projects co-sited at hydropower facilities in New England
Borrego to develop solar + storage projects co-sited at hydropower facilities in New England

Borrego announced it will develop solar and storage projects to site at hydropower facilities in …

News Kelly Pickerel March 30, 2022
Ohio manufacturer opens new facility to support First Solar expansion
Ohio manufacturer opens new facility to support First Solar expansion

An Ohio-based heavy metals contract manufacturer is opening a new facility in the state after …

Components, News, PV Modules Billy Ludt March 30, 2022
Bergen STEM students working on a solar energy project.
Infiniti Equity Fund awards inaugural grant to environmental justice program at Bergen Community College

The Infiniti Equity Fund (IEF), which was recently launched by solar developer Infiniti Energy, has …

News Kelly Pickerel March 30, 2022
Solar manufacturers urge Congress to pass tax incentives to boost U.S. industry
Solar manufacturers urge Congress to pass tax incentives to boost U.S. industry

Over 100 manufacturers representing all areas across the solar supply chain — steel producers, solar …

Commercial, Community, Components, Inverters, Markets, Monitoring, News, Policy, Power Optimizers, PV Modules, Racking and Mounting, Rapid Shutdown, Residential, Software, Storage, Utility Kelly Pickerel March 30, 2022
Maryland Energy Administration backs 16 solar projects in state parks
Maryland Energy Administration backs 16 solar projects in state parks

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) awarded a total of $960,578 for the 2022 Public Facility …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt March 30, 2022
Trina Solar reaches 25.5% efficiency with TOPCon cell
Trina Solar reaches 25.5% efficiency with TOPCon cell

Trina Solar has reached 25.5% efficiency with its 210-mm i-TOPCon solar cell. The result was certified …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel March 30, 2022
LONGi reaches 25.47% efficiency with latest HJT solar cells
LONGi reaches 25.47% efficiency with latest HJT solar cells

Chinese solar panel manufacturer LONGi announced it has reached 25.47% efficiency with its gallium-doped p-type …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel March 29, 2022
640 MWh of energy storage now online in SCE territory
640 MWh of energy storage now online in SCE territory

Southern Power has completed the energy storage additions to two solar projects in California. “These …

Batteries and Storage, Markets, News, Projects, Storage, Utility Kelly Pickerel March 29, 2022
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Connecticut colleges benefit from Greenskies solar arrays

Greenskies Clean Focus completed the second of nine offsite solar systems planned for the Connecticut …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt March 29, 2022
Altus Power partners with commercial real estate developer to deploy solar + storage on new builds
Altus Power partners with commercial real estate developer to deploy solar + storage on new builds

Commercial real estate developer Trammell Crow Company (TCC) and Altus Power have announced a strategic …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener March 29, 2022
DESRI brings almost 200 MW of solar online in Michigan
DESRI brings almost 200 MW of solar online in Michigan

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) in partnership with Ranger Power, a Chicago-based utility-scale solar …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Kelsey Misbrener March 29, 2022
Solar panel assembly at Maxeon's facility in Mexico
Maxeon still has sights set on U.S. solar manufacturing hub

Maxeon Solar Technologies, the solar panel manufacturing spinoff of installation company SunPower, has a complex …

Featured, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel March 29, 2022
Reuters Events releases agenda for Global Energy Transition 2022
Reuters Events releases agenda for Global Energy Transition 2022

Today, Reuters Events today released further details on its flagship energy meeting for 2022, which …

Event Coverage SPW March 29, 2022
MCE developing its first California solar + storage project
MCE developing its first California solar + storage project

California not-for-profit energy provider MCE signed its first contract for a local solar + storage …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt March 28, 2022
Nextracker
Commerce will investigate alleged AD/CVD circumvention by Chinese solar panel companies in Southeast Asia

The Department of Commerce today announced that it will investigate further the claim that Chinese …

Commercial, Community, Markets, News, PV Modules, Residential, Utility Kelly Pickerel March 28, 2022
The McKellar Solar Farm will be similar in scale to Silicon Ranch's Lancaster Solar Farm (pictured), which supports Meta's renewable energy goals in Georgia. Silicon Ranch
Another 70-MW solar project will support Facebook company Meta

The Tennessee Valley Authority, Meta (formerly Facebook), Jackson Energy Authority (JEA) and Silicon Ranch broke …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt March 28, 2022
Enphase Ensemble battery system
Green Mountain Power launches Enphase battery lease program for 100 customers

Vermont-based utility Green Mountain Power (GMP) announced it will offer Enphase Energy Systems to its …

Batteries and Storage, Components, Markets, News, Residential, Storage Kelsey Misbrener March 28, 2022
SunPower doubles SunVault Storage capacity to 26 kWh
SunPower doubles SunVault Storage capacity to 26 kWh

SunPower has increased the storage capacity of its SunVault Storage battery, now providing whole-home backup …

Batteries and Storage, Markets, News, Residential, Storage Kelly Pickerel March 28, 2022
Contractor’s Corner: Green Lantern Solar
Contractor’s Corner: Green Lantern Solar
Commercial developer embraces pioneering spirit with dual-use and brownfield projects.

Green Lantern Solar’s new president Scott Buckley came to his current position at Vermont-based Green …

Contractor’s Corner, Featured, Podcasts Kelsey Misbrener March 28, 2022
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U.S. residential energy storage market has biggest installation quarter yet

The U.S. energy storage market set a new record in the fourth quarter of 2021, …

Batteries and Storage, Components, Markets, News, Storage Kelly Pickerel March 24, 2022
New York takes first steps in preparing the electric grid for more renewables
New York takes first steps in preparing the electric grid for more renewables

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), New York State Electric and …

News Kelsey Misbrener March 23, 2022
REC production plant in Moses Lake, Washington
Hanwha becomes largest shareholder in REC Silicon and will reopen Moses Lake factory in 2023
Company says SEMA Act is still needed to establish full U.S. solar panel supply chain

Following its initial $160 million acquisition to acquire a 16.67% stake in REC Silicon in …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel March 23, 2022
Guest column: Innovation, proliferation and the conundrum of walled gardens in solar
Guest column: Innovation, proliferation and the conundrum of walled gardens in solar

By James Dillon, CMO, Tigo Energy The engineers and installers who design and deploy energy …

Featured, Markets, Residential SPW March 23, 2022
KORE Power launches energy storage installation division after NRI acquisition
KORE Power launches energy storage installation division after NRI acquisition

American lithium battery maker KORE Power is getting into the installation game after acquiring Northern …

Batteries and Storage, Markets, News, Storage Kelly Pickerel March 23, 2022
Idaho utility launches renewable energy program with 40-MW solar project
Idaho utility launches renewable energy program with 40-MW solar project

State utility Idaho Power will facilitate the construction of a new 40-MW solar project in …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt March 22, 2022
New York becomes first state to surpass 1 GW of community solar installed
New York becomes first state to surpass 1 GW of community solar installed

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York has become the top community solar market in the …

Community, Markets, News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener March 22, 2022
Coalition for Community Solar Access
New Illinois community solar project will provide free power to low-to-moderate-income families

ComEd announced the launch of a community solar project in Kankakee County that offers qualified …

Community, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener March 22, 2022
Clark Road project
Nexamp adds energy storage to two existing community solar projects in Massachusetts

Nexamp has completed two energy storage projects, co-located with existing Nexamp community solar farms, in …

Batteries and Storage, Community, Markets, News, Projects, Storage Kelly Pickerel March 22, 2022
FedEx donation propels Solar For All Schools program into Pennsylvania and beyond
FedEx donation propels Solar For All Schools program into Pennsylvania and beyond

Generation180 and FedEx have launched a new collaboration that will enable more U.S. schools to …

News Kelsey Misbrener March 22, 2022
New Energy Equity completes 2-MW rooftop solar project on Long Island warehouse
New Energy Equity completes 2-MW rooftop solar project on Long Island warehouse

New Energy Equity announced the completion of a 2-MW system with EmPower Solar. With an …

Community, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener March 22, 2022
Credit: Nextracker
Nextracker develops solar tracker foundation for challenging terrain

Nextracker is launching NX Horizon-XTR, a terrain-following, single-axis tracker designed to expand solar power deployment …

Components, Markets, News, Racking and Mounting, Tracking Systems, Utility Billy Ludt March 22, 2022
How solar developers can respect property ownership rights while providing benefits to host communities
How solar developers can respect property ownership rights while providing benefits to host communities

By Matt Chester, Wesley Smith and Nathan Coleman, ibV Energy As more landowners, utilities and …

Commercial, Featured, Markets, Residential, Services, Site Assessment SPW March 22, 2022
Production of solar panels for commercial market begins at SPI Energy facility in Sacramento
Production of solar panels for commercial market begins at SPI Energy facility in Sacramento

New U.S. solar panel maker SPI Energy/SolarJuice announced that it has begun production on 450-W …

Commercial, Markets, News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel March 22, 2022
DOE awards $9 million for clean energy generation in 13 American tribal communities
DOE awards $9 million for clean energy generation in 13 American tribal communities

The U.S. Department of Energy announced nearly $9 million in funding to 13 American Indian …

Markets, News, Non-profit, Residential, Storage Kelly Pickerel March 21, 2022
Quantum dot glass prototype held aloft by a UbiQD Engineer. Photo credit: UbiQD, Inc.
Heliene to use UbiGro quantum dot technology in yet-to-be-released greenhouse solar panels

North American solar panel maker Heliene announced it will embed UbiQD’s sunlight optimizing technology UbiGro …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel March 21, 2022
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) is assisting development of solar projects in Puerto Rico, including this one atop a health clinic in Loiza. IREC
Solar nonprofit groups exist to bolster solar deployment
Meet the organization behind the ‘Solar Jobs Census’

The installer’s role in the solar industry is handling the physical construction of solar arrays. …

Featured, Markets, Non-profit Billy Ludt March 21, 2022
CPP Genie to handle customer side of Sunwealth community solar project in New Jersey
CPP Genie to handle customer side of Sunwealth community solar project in New Jersey

CPP Genie Community Solar, a joint venture of Community Power Partners and Genie Energy, announced it …

Community, Markets, News, Projects Kelly Pickerel March 18, 2022
Virginia recycling plant will soon be almost 100% powered by rooftop solar
Virginia recycling plant will soon be almost 100% powered by rooftop solar

Troy, Virginia-based Van der Linde Recycling tapped Tiger Solar (formerly Altenergy) to design, build and …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener March 18, 2022
Discarded solar cells. Credit: Solar Power World
DOE nails down 5-year plan to establish safe handling of end-of-life solar PV materials

The U.S. Department of Energy released an action plan to enable the safe and responsible …

News Kelly Pickerel March 18, 2022
Sen. Markey introduces bill that would require transmission planning to accommodate clean energy
Sen. Markey introduces bill that would require transmission planning to accommodate clean energy

Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), member of the Environment and Public Works Committee and co-chair …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener March 17, 2022
Berkeley Lab finds subsidies for low-income solar customers succeeded in increasing adoption
Berkeley Lab finds subsidies for low-income solar customers succeeded in increasing adoption

Many states have offered subsidies to promote rooftop solar adoption. Most of these subsidies have …

Markets, News, Projects, Residential Kelsey Misbrener March 17, 2022
The Catholic University of America furthers sustainability efforts with 7.4-MW community solar project
The Catholic University of America furthers sustainability efforts with 7.4-MW community solar project

Standard Solar is partnering with The Catholic University of America to build the Washington metropolitan …

Markets, News, Non-profit, Projects Kelsey Misbrener March 17, 2022
March 2022 Issue: Residential Solar Install Tips
March 2022 Issue: Residential Solar Install Tips

The Solar Power World March 2022 Digital Edition is sponsored by CPS North America | …

Digital Issues SPW March 17, 2022
Credit: Preferred Manufacturing
Connecticut boilermaker reduces emissions further with solar carport

Utility subsidiary ConEdison Solutions installed a 209-kW solar carport project at Preferred Utilities Manufacturing in …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt March 17, 2022
Solar advocates to stage live "phone-in" during March 17 CPUC meeting
Solar advocates to stage live “phone-in” during March 17 CPUC meeting

Solar supporters will stage a live “phone-in” on the steps of the California Public Utilities …

Markets, News, Policy, Residential Kelsey Misbrener March 17, 2022
Solar Smart Living installers work on a residential rooftop.
EnergySage report finds solar prices increased for first time in at least 7 years

EnergySage has released its fourteenth semiannual “Solar Marketplace Intel Report,” which covers dynamic pricing, equipment …

Batteries and Storage, Components, Markets, News, Residential Kelsey Misbrener March 17, 2022
70-MW solar project will support Georgia electric co-ops
70-MW solar project will support Georgia electric co-ops

Silicon Ranch contracted Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives to construct the 70-MW Cedar Springs Solar Ranch …

Components, Markets, News, Projects, PV Modules, Racking and Mounting, Tracking Systems, Utility Billy Ludt March 16, 2022
SunPower
How solar installers can capitalize on the VPP gold rush

Virtual power plants are all the rage right now on both U.S. coasts. A utility …

Batteries and Storage, Featured, Markets, Residential, Storage Kelly Pickerel March 16, 2022
Credit: Goldman Sachs Renewable Power
California solar + storage project powering Bay Area Rapid Transit and Stanford now online

Goldman Sachs Renewable Power (GSRP), an affiliate of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, announced that its …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Kelsey Misbrener March 16, 2022
3. Dominion Energy (HQ: Virginia): Dominion Energy committed to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. The company plans to meet its goal by increasing investments in wind and solar power and natural gas. Dominion says its already made significant progress toward those goals, cutting carbon emissions approximately 50% since 2005.
Virginia regulators approve nearly 1,000 MW of new solar + storage projects

The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) approved on Tuesday a significant expansion of new solar …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Kelsey Misbrener March 16, 2022
Maxeon supplying bifacial modules for 315-MW Cypress Creek solar project portfolio
Maxeon supplying bifacial modules for 315-MW Cypress Creek solar project portfolio

Cypress Creek Renewables placed a multi-year order for approximately 315 MW of Maxeon Solar Technologies‘ …

Components, Markets, News, Projects, PV Modules, Utility Billy Ludt March 15, 2022
Solar-Related Keywords: Understanding What Solar Customers Want
Solar-Related Keywords: Understanding What Solar Customers Want

By Jon Franke, Blog Editor, Aurora Solar Solar energy is one of the fastest growing …

The Solar Explorer Aurora Solar March 15, 2022
Solar Power Production Guarantees | The Complete Guide
Solar Power Production Guarantees | The Complete Guide

By Jon Franke, Blog Editor, Aurora Solar Potential solar power customers are becoming more savvy …

The Solar Explorer Aurora Solar March 15, 2022
Mayfield Renewables expands technical services for solar + storage industry
Mayfield Renewables expands technical services for solar + storage industry

Mayfield Renewables has expanded upon its core design and engineering services with the launch of …

Commercial, Markets, News, Storage Kelly Pickerel March 15, 2022
Report finds transmission grid upgrades would save $140 billion or more over next decade
Report finds transmission grid upgrades would save $140 billion or more over next decade

A new report released today finds that reconductoring and rebuilding existing transmission pathways using Advanced …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener March 15, 2022
The 500-kW ground-mount solar array is covering one-third of Chroma's energy costs. Green Lantern Solar
Green Lantern Solar completes 500-kW array for employee-owned manufacturer

Renewable energy developer Green Lantern Solar completed a solar array for Chroma, a certified B …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt March 15, 2022
The 11.5-MW solar project is supporting 28 members of the consortium, including New York municipalities and schools. Standard Solar
11.5-MW solar project supports coalition of New York municipalities

More than 28 municipalities and school districts across Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties in …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt March 15, 2022
The CS6R-MS module alongside a 72-cell panel in the same series
Canadian Solar releases 420-W big-wafer module in traditional 60-cell panel footprint

Canadian Solar has started mass production of a new 54-cell solar module with M10/182-mm cells …

Commercial, News, PV Modules, Residential Kelly Pickerel March 15, 2022
Enphase acquires lead generation website SolarLeadFactory
Enphase acquires lead generation website SolarLeadFactory

Enphase Energy announced the acquisition of SolarLeadFactory LLC. Founded in 2012, the company provides high-quality …

Components, News, Software Kelsey Misbrener March 15, 2022
Installers connect a MidNite Solar hybrid inverter to a battery stack at the 2022 Solar Games.
Hybrid, battery and PV inverters — what are their roles?
A look at the different inverters involved in residential solar + storage systems.

When installers plan a residential solar project that may be paired with batteries now or …

Batteries and Storage, Components, Featured, Inverters, Markets, Residential Kelsey Misbrener March 14, 2022
Solar companies submit strategy comments on Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
Solar companies submit strategy comments on Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

In late December 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel March 14, 2022
Kentucky utilities start first project in 4-MW shared solar portfolio
Kentucky utilities start first project in 4-MW shared solar portfolio

Solar Alliance Energy announced it has commenced construction on a 500-kW shared solar project in …

News Kelsey Misbrener March 14, 2022
Raptor Maps solar PV aerial thermal inspections.
Raptor Maps publishes 2022 global solar inspection report

Raptor Maps published its fourth annual report on global PV system underperformance and found loss …

News Kelly Pickerel March 14, 2022
PG&E will test bidirectional power technology with Ford's F-150 Lightning EV too
PG&E will test bidirectional power technology with Ford’s F-150 Lightning EV too

After announcing a similar pilot program with GM earlier this week, California utility PG&E said …

Electric Vehicle (EV), Markets, News, Residential, Storage Kelly Pickerel March 11, 2022
Balance of systems manufacturer Shoals opens Tennessee factory
Balance of systems manufacturer Shoals opens Tennessee factory

Shoals Technologies, an electrical balance of systems (EBOS) solutions provider for solar, storage and electric …

Charge controllers, Components, News Billy Ludt March 10, 2022
Urban Electric Power launches Ohm Core, a new alkaline-based energy storage system
Urban Electric Power launches Ohm Core, a new alkaline-based energy storage system

Urban Electric Power and Alchemy Industrial announced a design and engineering partnership to launch Ohm …

Batteries and Storage, Markets, News, Residential, Storage Kelly Pickerel March 10, 2022
Duke Energy completes three battery projects in Florida
Duke Energy completes three battery projects in Florida

Duke Energy has completed three battery projects in Florida totaling nearly 34 MW. The projects …

Batteries and Storage, Markets, News, Projects, Storage Kelly Pickerel March 10, 2022
IPS Solar
Commerce gives itself more time to consider solar anticircumvention petition

The Commerce Dept. has extended its review period by 15 days for an anticircumvention petition …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel March 10, 2022
Credit: Duke Energy
Renewables added 2,400 MW of new generating capacity each month in 2021

According to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data newly released by the …

News Kelsey Misbrener March 10, 2022
Credit: American Energy
Market report estimates 11-GW decrease in near-term solar installations

In 2021, U.S. solar prices increased as much as 18% due to unprecedented supply chain …

Commercial, Community, Markets, News, Residential, Storage, Utility Billy Ludt March 10, 2022
Credit: McCarthy Building Cos.
300-MW PV array supports nation’s 1st solar-powered steel mill

McCarthy Building Cos. recently completed construction and commissioning of the 300-MW Bighorn Solar project in …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt March 9, 2022
Credit: Standard Solar
Advocates ask New York PSC for more community solar funding

Yesterday, Vote Solar, the New York Energy Democracy Alliance and the Alliance for a Green …

Community, Markets, News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener March 9, 2022
LG's advice to U.S. installers as it exits solar panel manufacturing
LG’s advice to U.S. installers as it exits solar panel manufacturing

LG announced last month that it would stop manufacturing solar panels by the end of …

Commercial, Markets, News, PV Modules, Residential Kelly Pickerel March 9, 2022
New LFP battery maker plans to establish gigafactory in United States
New LFP battery maker plans to establish gigafactory in United States

American Battery Factory (ABF), a new lithium-iron phosphate battery maker, has announced plans to develop …

News Kelly Pickerel March 8, 2022
Wood Mackenzie launches partnership with Puerto Rican solar foundation
Wood Mackenzie launches partnership with Puerto Rican solar foundation

A team of three analysts from global energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie are in Puerto Rico …

Markets, News, Projects, Residential Kelsey Misbrener March 8, 2022
Silverado EV
PG&E wants to use GM electric vehicles as on-demand power sources for customer homes

PG&E is piloting a program that uses General Motors electric vehicles as on-demand power sources …

Batteries and Storage, Electric Vehicle (EV), Markets, News, Residential, Storage Kelly Pickerel March 8, 2022
Five community solar projects coming to Maine
Five community solar projects coming to Maine

Financing platform Luminia, formerly SD Renewables, has entered a joint development agreement with New Hampshire …

Community, Markets, News, Projects Kelly Pickerel March 8, 2022
NREL, UL working on first cybersecurity standard for distributed energy resources
NREL, UL working on first cybersecurity standard for distributed energy resources

UL has released a report, co-authored with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy …

Components, Inverters, News, Policy, Safety, Services Kelsey Misbrener March 7, 2022
Nexamp's new Developer Accelerator Program provides financing, other resources
Nexamp’s new Developer Accelerator Program provides financing, other resources

Nexamp has announced the launch of its Developer Accelerator Program, designed specifically for DG solar …

Commercial, Community, Financing, Markets, News, Services Kelsey Misbrener March 7, 2022
April 26 , 2018 - Members of NREL, LADWP and the 100% Renewable Energy Advisory Group get a look at the battery storage facility at the Beacon Solar Plant.  The tour was part of an overview and chance to exchange information as part of NREL's 100% Renewable Energy Study. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL)
Onward Energy to develop 400-MWh energy storage project for California CCAs

California Community Power, a joint powers agency of 10 California Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs), has …

Batteries and Storage, Markets, News, Projects, Storage, Utility Kelly Pickerel March 7, 2022
DESRI developing current largest solar + storage project in Northern California
DESRI developing current largest solar + storage project in Northern California

North American renewable energy producer D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) and the Sacramento Municipal …

Markets, News, Projects, Storage, Utility Billy Ludt March 7, 2022
DEPCOM expands energy storage capabilities
DEPCOM expands energy storage capabilities

DEPCOM Power, a subsidiary of Koch Engineered Solutions, has expanded its energy storage capabilities. “As …

News Kelly Pickerel March 7, 2022
SEMA Coalition says legislation could lead to 30 GW of domestic solar module manufacturing capacity
SEMA Coalition says legislation could lead to 30 GW of domestic solar module manufacturing capacity

The Solar Energy Manufacturing for America (SEMA) Coalition, a group of U.S. solar manufacturers claiming …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel March 7, 2022
Stone Coated Steel Roofs – The Hidden Gold Rush
Stone Coated Steel Roofs – The Hidden Gold Rush

By Mike Wiener, Marketing Manager Solar installers consider roofing material when deciding which mounts to …

Sponsored Content Sponsored Content March 7, 2022
University of Pittsburgh clinches grant for 110-kW rooftop solar install
University of Pittsburgh clinches grant for 110-kW rooftop solar install

The Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund has awarded a $230,000 grant toward a rooftop …

Markets, News, Non-profit, Projects Kelsey Misbrener March 7, 2022
GAF Energy
Roofing companies take the lead in solar shingle race

Solar shingles, solar tiles, solar roofs — whatever you call them — are trendy once …

BIPV, Featured, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel March 7, 2022
March solar policy snapshots
March solar policy snapshots
A guide to recent legislation and research throughout the country.

Indiana bill allows counties to adopt “solar-ready” siting regulations Indianapolis, Indiana The Indiana General Assembly …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener March 7, 2022
Mississippi school district celebrates new 223.7-kW solar project
Mississippi school district celebrates new 223.7-kW solar project

Lauderdale County School District (LCSD) made history this week by powering on the largest on-site …

Markets, News, Non-profit, Projects Kelsey Misbrener March 4, 2022
Third Sun Solar donates 1.7-kW solar project to Ohio community park
Third Sun Solar donates 1.7-kW solar project to Ohio community park

The Chauncey-Dover Community Park and Baileys Trail System trailhead is now featuring a new 1.7-kW …

News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener March 4, 2022
Onyx Construction installs rooftop solar on 350 more homes at Kansas military base
Onyx Construction installs rooftop solar on 350 more homes at Kansas military base

Corvias announced Onyx Construction has installed approximately 350 additional solar systems as part of the …

Markets, News, Non-profit, Projects Kelsey Misbrener March 3, 2022
What will you do when 3G goes dark?
What will you do when 3G goes dark?

By 365 Pronto The solar 3G sunset is here. AT&T recently stopped supporting devices using …

Sponsored Content Sponsored Content March 3, 2022
Installer contracted for solar project that could power all of Las Vegas
Installer contracted for solar project that could power all of Las Vegas

Primergy Solar selected equipment suppliers and construction partners for the upcoming 690-MWAC/966-MWDC Gemini Project, located …

Components, Markets, News, Projects, PV Modules, Utility Billy Ludt March 3, 2022
1,376 kW Community Solar Garden in St. Cloud, Minnesota. New Energy Equity
Solar developers New Energy Equity and IPS Solar acquired by ALLETE

ALLETE announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the membership interests …

Commercial, Markets, News, Utility Kelsey Misbrener March 3, 2022
Emergent Solar Energy
Indiana bill allows counties to adopt “solar-ready” siting regulations

Today, the Indiana General Assembly passed SB 411, which allows local communities to voluntarily adopt …

Commercial, Markets, News, Policy, Utility Kelsey Misbrener March 2, 2022
Advocates say Virginia's proposed minimum bill charge on community solar would "dramatically limit participation"
Advocates say Virginia’s proposed minimum bill charge on community solar would “dramatically limit participation”

As the Virginia State Corporation Commission crafts final rules for the Commonwealth’s new shared solar …

Community, Markets, News, Policy, Projects Kelsey Misbrener March 2, 2022
President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to the NREL Flatirons Campus in Arvada, Colorado. Photo by Werner Slocum, NREL
Biden emphasizes Build Back Better’s clean energy incentives in SOTU

In President Biden’s State of the Union address on March 1, 2022, he encouraged Congress …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener March 2, 2022
Knee walls are a common method to supporting rooftops. Granite State Solar
Reinforcing rooftops makes some residential solar projects possible

Solar projects are commonly considered retrofit when it comes to residential installs. States like California …

Components, Featured, Markets, Racking and Mounting, Residential Billy Ludt March 2, 2022
Credit: PetersenDean
26 California congress members ask CPUC chair for solar-friendly net-metering decision

A group of 26 California congress members — more than 60% of the state’s Democratic …

Markets, News, Policy, Residential Kelsey Misbrener March 1, 2022
Ipsun Solar
NREL-backed nonprofit team to advance solar for BIPOC houses of worship

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced this week that nonprofits …

Markets, News, Non-profit, Projects Kelsey Misbrener March 1, 2022
Tigo Energy's solar + storage products can now be financed through Dividend
Tigo Energy’s solar + storage products can now be financed through Dividend

Tigo Energy announced that its Energy Intelligence (EI) residential solar solution has been added to …

Batteries and Storage, Components, Inverters, Markets, News, Residential Kelsey Misbrener March 1, 2022
EnergyBin, Good Sun send second-hand solar hardware where it's needed most
EnergyBin, Good Sun send second-hand solar hardware where it’s needed most

A renewable energy marketplace and solar-focused charity have teamed up to take donated solar equipment …

News Billy Ludt March 1, 2022
Courtesy landseahomes.com
SunPower signs on to new solar + storage partnership with premium homebuilder

SunPower and Landsea Homes Corporation, a publicly traded residential homebuilder, announced a multi-year exclusive agreement …

Markets, News, Residential Kelsey Misbrener March 1, 2022
Credit: Standard Solar
Pivot Energy, Standard Solar partnership results in 8.9 MW of Colorado community solar

Solar contractors Pivot Energy and Standard Solar have completed a 2-MW solar project in Jefferson …

Community, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt March 1, 2022
NABCEP 2022 CE Conference maintains in-person technical solar training
NABCEP 2022 CE Conference maintains in-person technical solar training

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners is holding the 11th NABCEP Continuing Education …

Featured, Services, Training Billy Ludt March 1, 2022
Eguana adds quad-module microinverters to product lineup
Eguana adds quad-module microinverters to product lineup

Eguana Technologies announced it has expanded its power controls platform to include solar PV microinverter …

Components, Inverters, Markets, Microinverters, News, Residential Kelsey Misbrener March 1, 2022
Solar Panel Comparison - Solaria
Solaria improves solar panel warranty to 30 years

Solar panel manufacturer Solaria has improved the warranty on its PowerXT 400 Series solar modules …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel March 1, 2022
California school district set up with 3-MWh battery resiliency project
California school district set up with 3-MWh battery resiliency project

California community choice aggregator MCE will provide $715,000 to Pittsburg Unified School District to pay …

Batteries and Storage, Commercial, Markets, News, Projects, Storage Kelly Pickerel March 1, 2022
A beehive operated by Best Bees and sponsored by Google located at Jack's Solar Garden. Best Bees installs and maintains honeybee hives on commercial and residential properties across the U.S. and seeks to improve bee health and expand bee populations. Photo courtesy of Byron Kominek
New report outlines best practices for siting community solar projects

SEIA is releasing a new report to aid policymakers in siting community solar projects. Well-designed …

Community, Markets, News, Policy, Projects, Services, Site Assessment Kelsey Misbrener February 28, 2022
Honeywell to provide 20-MW energy storage system paired with New Mexico solar project
Honeywell to provide 20-MW energy storage system paired with New Mexico solar project

Honeywell announced it will supply Hecate Energy with an Energy Storage System (ESS) for a …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Kelsey Misbrener February 28, 2022
ForeFront Power solar carport covers California airport's electrical needs
ForeFront Power solar carport covers California airport’s electrical needs

ForeFront Power built a 963-kW solar portfolio at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport and Sonoma …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt February 28, 2022
Growatt’s new C&I inverter is now available on global markets
Growatt releases new commercial string inverter for high-powered and bifacial modules

Growatt has announced the availability of its MAX 100-125KTL3-X LV inverter on global markets. “Designed …

Commercial, Components, Inverters, Markets, News, String Inverters Kelsey Misbrener February 28, 2022
Contractor's Corner: SunLight Solar
Contractor’s Corner: SunLight Solar
Orlando contractor hits stride while navigating supply chain, interconnection roadblocks

SunLight Solar started in 2003 as a residential installer, but has now expanded to also …

Contractor’s Corner, Featured, Podcasts Kelsey Misbrener February 28, 2022
Inside Heliene's factory. <a href="https://vimeo.com/537494236/ed731f50f7">Courtesy Vimeo</a>
Heliene president: It makes sense to make solar panels in the United States now

By Martin Pochtaruk, president of Heliene U.S. solar installations are expected to decline this year …

Commentary, Featured, PV Modules SPW February 28, 2022
Solar homes in Golden, Colorado. Photo by Werner Slocum/NREL
Solar was nation’s fastest growing source of electricity in 2021

According to the latest review of data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), electrical …

Commercial, Markets, News, Residential, Utility Kelly Pickerel February 28, 2022
FIMER, POMcube inverters now compatible with APsystems rapid shutdown device
FIMER, POMcube inverters now compatible with APsystems rapid shutdown device

APsmart has announced that new FIMER and POMcube inverters are now listed under its Photovoltaic …

Components, Markets, News, Rapid Shutdown, Residential Kelsey Misbrener February 25, 2022
Solar advocates push for passage of Massachusetts grid-planning bill
Solar advocates push for passage of Massachusetts grid-planning bill

Today, organizations representing hundreds of energy companies with thousands of clean energy workers called on …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener February 24, 2022
Cross River Bank, Sunstone Credit partner on solar loans for small and medium-sized businesses
Cross River Bank, Sunstone Credit partner on solar loans for small and medium-sized businesses

Cross River Bank, an infrastructure provider that offers embedded financial solutions and Sunstone Credit, a …

Commercial, Financing, Markets, News, Services Kelsey Misbrener February 24, 2022
Orbital Energy Group and partners break ground on 130-MW solar project in Alabama
Orbital Energy Group and partners break ground on 130-MW solar project in Alabama

Orbital Energy Group announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Orbital Solar Services, and its Joint …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Kelsey Misbrener February 24, 2022
2.2-MW landfill solar project to help New Hampshire town reach 100% renewable goal early
2.2-MW landfill solar project to help New Hampshire town reach 100% renewable goal early

The Derry, New Hampshire Town Council has finalized the contracts for a new 2.2-MW solar …

News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener February 24, 2022
Photo courtesy of Emilie Oxel O'Leary
Green Clean Solar launches to prioritize recycling and waste diversion on solar construction sites

A new company has launched to revolutionize how waste is handled on large-scale solar sites. Green …

News Kelly Pickerel February 24, 2022
EFS Energy installed a 25.5-kW solar array on two roof sections of a barn originally built in 1878. EFS Energy
Solar-powered barn from the 1800s runs Midwest family farm

Homeowner Carrie Magill always knew she wanted to power her home with solar. She and …

Components, Featured, Inverters, Markets, Microinverters, Projects, Racking and Mounting, Residential, Sloped Roof Billy Ludt February 24, 2022
15.7-MW 'Brighter Future Solar project' completed in North Carolina
15.7-MW ‘Brighter Future Solar project’ completed in North Carolina

The Brighter Future Solar project in Boone, North Carolina, has reached commercial operation. the 15.7-MW …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Kelly Pickerel February 24, 2022
Wisconsin town offsets 50% of municipal energy use with rooftop solar
Wisconsin town offsets 50% of municipal energy use with rooftop solar

The city of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, has taken a giant step forward in its commitment to …

Markets, News, Non-profit, Projects Kelsey Misbrener February 23, 2022
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Panasonic promotes 4 solar contractors to premium installer program

Panasonic has promoted solar installers in New Jersey, Maryland and California to its Elite and …

Components, News, PV Modules Billy Ludt February 23, 2022
Coalition for Community Solar Access
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives selected to build 121 MW of Virginia solar projects

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives announced it has been awarded contracts to construct two solar projects …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Kelsey Misbrener February 23, 2022
HES Solar tops new California distribution facility with 240-kW solar + storage project
HES Solar tops new California distribution facility with 240-kW solar + storage project

San Diego-based developer and installer HES Solar installed a 240-kW solar project at a newly-built …

Batteries and Storage, Commercial, Components, Markets, Monitoring, News, Projects, PV Modules Billy Ludt February 23, 2022
Credit: Solar FlexRack
California surpassed RPS goals in 2020 with 34.5% renewables

Data from the California Energy Commission (CEC) shows 59% of the state’s electricity came from …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener February 23, 2022
LG to exit solar panel manufacturing and close Alabama plant
LG to exit solar panel manufacturing and close Alabama plant

See our interview with LG and its advice for solar installers here. After a Feb. …

Commercial, Markets, News, PV Modules, Residential Kelly Pickerel February 23, 2022
PECO launches RFP for more Pennsylvania solar power
PECO launches RFP for more Pennsylvania solar power

PECO, Pennsylvania’s largest electric and natural gas utility, has embarked on the second phase of …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Kelsey Misbrener February 22, 2022
1-MW community solar project coming to Knoxville, Tennessee
1-MW community solar project coming to Knoxville, Tennessee

Solar Alliance Energy will install a 1-MW solar project in Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Knoxville …

Community, Markets, News, Projects Kelly Pickerel February 22, 2022
The Florida solar industry rallies against the new net-metering bill. Bob O’Lary Photography
California and Florida solar markets have similar demands in different net-metering battles

It’s a tale as old as grid-tied solar. Utilities see rooftop solar as a threat …

Featured, Markets, Policy, Residential Kelsey Misbrener February 22, 2022
Applications now being accepted for 2022 Top Solar Contractors list
Applications now being accepted for 2022 Top Solar Contractors list

Solar Power World’s Top Solar Contractors list enters its second decade as applications are now …

Featured, Top Solar Contractors SPW February 22, 2022
Sunnova West U
Now any solar homeowner can call Sunnova for repair services outside of warranty

Residential solar provider Sunnova has launched Sunnova Repair Services, a program that will allow solar …

Markets, News, Residential, Storage Kelly Pickerel February 22, 2022
Modernize launches automated messaging platform Connect for contractors
Modernize launches automated messaging platform Connect for contractors

Modernize Home Services has launched a new automated messaging platform for contractors to more easily …

News Kelly Pickerel February 18, 2022
Project developer BlueWave Solar launches community-solar-focused Perch Energy
Project developer BlueWave Solar launches community-solar-focused Perch Energy

Solar developer BlueWave Solar’s community solar business has launched as a new company today, Perch …

Community, Markets, News Kelly Pickerel February 18, 2022
NYSERDA seeks federal grant to train displaced fossil fuel workers for clean energy jobs
NYSERDA seeks federal grant to train displaced fossil fuel workers for clean energy jobs

Governor Kathy Hochul announced a $25 million statewide federal grant proposal supported by the New …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener February 17, 2022
Schneider Electric acquires solar marketplace EnergySage
Schneider Electric acquires solar marketplace EnergySage

Schneider Electric announced it has purchased a controlling stake in EnergySage to help accelerate a …

Markets, News, Residential, Services Kelsey Misbrener February 17, 2022
Coalition for Community Solar Access
Construction begins on solar project portfolio supporting Maryland county

CleanCapital is funding a solar project portfolio that will supply electricity to facilities owned by …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt February 17, 2022
Appalachian Power seeking up to 150 MW of West Virginia solar
Appalachian Power seeking up to 150 MW of West Virginia solar

Appalachian Power issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to 150 MW of solar …

News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener February 17, 2022
EnTech Solutions adds 18-kW solar microgrid to Boys & Girls Club
EnTech Solutions adds 18-kW solar microgrid to Boys & Girls Club

EnTech Solutions, a full-service clean energy solutions provider, recently unveiled the first clean-energy microgrid to …

Markets, News, Non-profit, Projects Kelsey Misbrener February 17, 2022
Maxeon extends residential solar module supply agreement with SunPower
Maxeon extends residential solar module supply agreement with SunPower

Maxeon Solar Technologies struck a new supply agreement with SunPower for the residential solar markets …

Components, Markets, News, PV Modules, Residential Billy Ludt February 16, 2022
Interconnection reforms necessary to meet state, federal renewable energy goals
Interconnection reforms necessary to meet state, federal renewable energy goals

The Coalition for Community Solar Access and Local Solar for All today issued a comprehensive …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener February 16, 2022
Trade policy, supply chain pains postponed 11.4 GW of utility-scale renewables in 2021
Trade policy, supply chain pains postponed 11.4 GW of utility-scale renewables in 2021

The Clean Power Quarterly 2021 Q4 Market Report, released by the American Clean Power Association …

Markets, News, Policy, Utility Kelsey Misbrener February 16, 2022
Credit: Soltage
Soltage develops 5-project solar portfolio between South Carolina, Illinois

Independent power producer Soltage has developed a 31-MW portfolio of five solar projects located in …

Commercial, Community, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt February 16, 2022
Manufacturing solar panels at Silfab Solar in Washington
Canadian solar panels must be excluded from U.S. import tariffs, says international board

An independent panel representing the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) has determined that the United States …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel February 16, 2022
Sheetz invests in enough solar to power nearly 70% of Pennsylvania facilities
Sheetz invests in enough solar to power nearly 70% of Pennsylvania facilities

Sheetz, a family owned and operated restaurant and convenience store chain, announced a long-term renewable …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener February 16, 2022
Greenskies adds sprawling rooftop solar array to senior living community center
Greenskies adds sprawling rooftop solar array to senior living community center

Covenant Living of Cromwell has partnered with Greenskies Clean Focus and Titan Energy, a leading …

News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener February 16, 2022
LONGi releases 54-cell module reaching 415 W
LONGi releases 54-cell module reaching 415 W

LONGi has released its latest module, the Hi-MO 5m 54c. With 54 cells, this solar …

Commercial, Markets, News, PV Modules, Residential Kelly Pickerel February 16, 2022
60 MWh of energy storage now operational in SCE territory
60 MWh of energy storage now operational in SCE territory

Two storage systems Convergent Energy + Power financed and developed in Orange County, California, are …

Batteries and Storage, Components, Markets, News, Projects, Storage, Utility Kelly Pickerel February 15, 2022
New software helps installers locate and replace inverters affected by 3G shutdown
New software helps installers locate and replace inverters affected by 3G shutdown

In the next few weeks, mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks to make …

Components, Inverters, News, O&M, Services Kelsey Misbrener February 15, 2022
Clean energy trade groups ask FERC to reform interconnection process
Clean energy trade groups ask FERC to reform interconnection process

The American Clean Power Association, Advanced Energy Economy and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener February 15, 2022
Mosaic financing now integrated in Aurora software platform
Mosaic financing now integrated in Aurora software platform

Aurora Solar and Mosaic, a financing platform for U.S. residential solar and energy-efficient home improvements, …

Financing, News, Services Kelsey Misbrener February 15, 2022
MCE approves 100-MW, union-built California solar + storage project
MCE approves 100-MW, union-built California solar + storage project

California community choice aggregator MCE greenlit a 100-MW solar project that will be paired with …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt February 14, 2022
1.2-MW solar project helps power Mauna Loa macadamia nut processing plant in Hawaii
1.2-MW solar project helps power Mauna Loa macadamia nut processing plant in Hawaii

DSD Renewables has completed a 1.2-MW solar project with a 500-kW battery for Mauna Loa, …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelly Pickerel February 14, 2022
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CPUC accelerates California’s short-term RPS goals

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved new plans to ensure long-term sufficient electricity resource …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener February 14, 2022
EDP Renewables supports commercial projects in Philadelphia solar program
EDP Renewables supports commercial projects in Philadelphia solar program

EDP Renewables NA Distributed Generation is working with the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) to expand …

Commercial, Markets, News Billy Ludt February 14, 2022
A look inside the Enphase Encharge battery, with the multiple microinverters inside.
Enphase solar + storage systems can now participate in select VPP programs

Enphase Energy announced that it is launching a partnership with renewable energy and grid solutions …

News Kelsey Misbrener February 14, 2022
Solar Sales Masters: The “We need another quote” objection
Solar Sales Masters: The “We need another quote” objection

By Brian Church, Aurora Solar In residential solar sales, it doesn’t take long to learn …

The Solar Explorer Aurora Solar February 11, 2022
Think you can sell solar to anyone? Read this.
Think you can sell solar to anyone? Read this.

By Jon Franke, Blog Editor, Aurora Solar No two customers are exactly the same. Whether …

The Solar Explorer Aurora Solar February 11, 2022
DOE pledges $2.91 billion to boost U.S. production of advanced battery technology
DOE pledges $2.91 billion to boost U.S. production of advanced battery technology

The Dept. of Energy (DOE) will provide $2.91 billion to boost production of advanced batteries …

Batteries and Storage, Electric Vehicle (EV), Markets, News, Storage Kelly Pickerel February 11, 2022
Florida solar industry descends on the state capital to protest anti-net-metering bills
Florida solar industry descends on the state capital to protest anti-net-metering bills

Hundreds of solar advocates, businesses owners, homeowners and industry representatives traveled to Florida’s Capitol from …

Markets, News, Policy, Residential Kelsey Misbrener February 11, 2022
Nautilus Solar and Pivot Energy complete 13-MW Colorado community solar portfolio
Nautilus Solar and Pivot Energy complete 13-MW Colorado community solar portfolio

Denver-based Pivot Energy and Nautilus Solar Energy have announced the completion of a 13-MW community …

Community, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener February 10, 2022
Freedom Solar installs arrays at three Rio Grande car dealerships
Freedom Solar installs arrays at three Rio Grande car dealerships

Texas-based Freedom Solar said it has contracted with Boggus Auto Group to install solar arrays …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener February 10, 2022
TotalEnergies buys SunPower's commercial installation business
TotalEnergies buys SunPower’s commercial installation business
SunPower will now focus solely on residential dealer network

TotalEnergies announced it has signed a definitive agreement with SunPower to purchase its Commercial & …

Commercial, Markets, News Kelly Pickerel February 10, 2022
5. Xcel Energy (HQ: Colorado): Xcel Energy pledged to reach 100% zero-carbon energy by 2050, as well as reduce carbon emissions 80% by 2030 from 2005 levels in the eight states it serves. The company believes that its 2030 goal can be achieved with renewable energy and other technologies currently available, but the 2050 goal will require developing advanced technologies.
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission requires solar be included in future Xcel Energy resource plans

Through a unanimous vote, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued an order in Xcel …

Markets, News, Policy, Utility Kelsey Misbrener February 9, 2022
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Swell officially launches VPP management system GridAmp

Swell Energy has announced the roll out of GridAmp, its proprietary distributed energy resource management …

Batteries and Storage, Markets, News, Storage Kelly Pickerel February 9, 2022
New England committee votes to delay elimination of MOPR
New England committee votes to delay elimination of MOPR

In early February, the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL) Participant’s Committee voted in support of …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener February 9, 2022
Auxin Solar puts name on latest petition for tariffs on Southeast Asian solar panels
Auxin Solar puts name on latest petition for tariffs on Southeast Asian solar panels

California-based solar panel assembler Auxin Solar has filed a new petition with the Dept. of …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel February 9, 2022
5 factors to help solar installers choose the right financing partner
5 factors to help solar installers choose the right financing partner

by Joel Cannon, SVP, consumer home improvement lending sales & marketing, EnerBank USA As a …

Featured, Financing, Services SPW February 9, 2022
Conceptual rendering of solar panels spanning the 110 foot-wide TID Main Canal. Project Nexus
California water district plans country’s 1st solar canopy project covering canals

Turlock Irrigation District (TID) in Turlock, California, is planning the country’s first pilot project to …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt February 8, 2022
The Nature Conservancy releases low-impact solar project siting map
The Nature Conservancy releases low-impact solar project siting map

The Nature Conservancy has released a map to help companies and communities identify the most …

Markets, News, Services, Site Assessment, Utility Kelsey Misbrener February 8, 2022
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Novel Energy installing 20 MW of Mechatron dual-axis solar trackers in the Midwest

Novel Energy Solutions, an EPC and solar investor based in St. Paul, Minnesota, will develop …

Commercial, Components, Markets, News, Projects, Racking and Mounting, Tracking Systems Billy Ludt February 8, 2022
A Nexamp community solar project
T-Mobile continues community solar buy-in throughout Northeast, now with Nexamp

T-Mobile will subscribe to 10 separate Nexamp community solar farms, representing 50 MW, in three …

Community, Markets, News Kelly Pickerel February 8, 2022
Silicon Ranch chooses Black & Veatch to build 125-MW solar project
Silicon Ranch chooses Black & Veatch to build 125-MW solar project

Black & Veatch announced today that it has been selected by Silicon Ranch Corporation to …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Kelsey Misbrener February 8, 2022
Coalition for Community Solar Access
U.S. community solar market growth is already exceeding expectations

The U.S. community solar market is expected to add 4.5 GW of capacity to the …

Community, Markets, News Kelly Pickerel February 8, 2022
New Texas electricity retailer will reward customers who limit peak power demands
New Texas electricity retailer will reward customers who limit peak power demands

The newest retail electricity provider in Texas, OhmConnect Energy (OCE), has entered the ERCOT market …

Markets, News, Residential Kelly Pickerel February 8, 2022
Household brands enter solar + storage market
Household brands enter solar + storage market
A Q&A with Briggs & Stratton

As solar energy becomes mainstream, well-known household brands are entering the market to get a …

Batteries and Storage, Components, Featured Kelsey Misbrener February 8, 2022
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Global Energy Transition 2022 from Reuters will be in NYC in June

Reuters Events has released details on its Global Energy Transition 2022 event this June. The …

Event Coverage SPW February 8, 2022
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IREC helps small Puerto Rican community procure 75-kW solar microgrid

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) announced it has selected Maricao, Puerto Rico, to develop …

Markets, News, Non-profit, Projects Kelsey Misbrener February 7, 2022
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Green Home Systems builds solar carport atop new parking garage at California school

Green Home Systems completed the construction of a solar energy system for Notre Dame High …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt February 7, 2022
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H3 Dynamics partners with Sitemark for autonomous solar inspections service

H3 Dynamics has developed an autonomous solar farm monitoring solution with Sitemark, an AI-analytics company …

Commercial, Components, Drones, Markets, Monitoring, News, Utility Billy Ludt February 7, 2022
SunPower to build nearly 2-MW solar microgrid for natural gas facility
SunPower to build nearly 2-MW solar microgrid for natural gas facility

Aemetis, a producer of renewable natural gas and renewable fuels, announced it has selected and …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener February 7, 2022
Workers installing solar panels at Carver Houses, a New York City Housing Authority development in northern Manhattan. Photo credit: Accord Power Inc.
Biden says four more years of imported solar panel tariffs, but bifacial get free pass

President Joe Biden today issued his decision to extend the safeguard tariffs on imported crystalline …

News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel February 4, 2022
January 10, 2018 - First Solar, a NREL research partner has installed a small PV array used as part of ESI research ongoing at the NWTC.  (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL)
DTE Energy soliciting 500 MW of RFPs for renewable energy projects

Michigan utility DTE Energy will add new renewable energy projects totaling approximately 500 MW to …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt February 4, 2022
CPUC delays California NEM 3.0 decision
CPUC delays California NEM 3.0 decision

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decided to indefinitely delay its decision on net-metering changes, …

Markets, News, Policy, Residential Kelsey Misbrener February 4, 2022
McCarthy starts construction on Lightsource bp's 293-MW project in Colorado
McCarthy starts construction on Lightsource bp’s 293-MW project in Colorado

McCarthy Building Companies will be the EPC for a Lightsource bp project in Pueblo, Colorado. …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Kelly Pickerel February 4, 2022
Solar Landscape completes six-project portfolio for New Jersey school district
Solar Landscape completes six-project portfolio for New Jersey school district

Solar Landscape has completed six solar projects for the Montville Township (New Jersey) Public Schools …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelly Pickerel February 3, 2022
Terra-Gen installs 115 MW of solar + storage for San José Clean Energy
Terra-Gen installs 115 MW of solar + storage for San José Clean Energy

San José Clean Energy (SJCE) and developer Terra-Gen are celebrating that SJCE’s first long-term investment …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Kelsey Misbrener February 3, 2022
NEXTracker trackers use independent row trackers that are powered by separate, dedicated solar modules. NEXTracker
Nextracker to split from parent company Flex after stock acquisition

Flex, the parent company of solar tracker manufacturer Nextracker, has agreed to sell $500 million …

Components, Markets, News, Racking and Mounting, Tracking Systems, Utility Billy Ludt February 2, 2022
Wisconsin legislation would impose restrictions on public solar-powered EV chargers
Wisconsin legislation would impose restrictions on public solar-powered EV chargers

New Wisconsin bills regarding solar-powered EV chargers are working through the state legislature. AB 588 …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener February 2, 2022
Loan company CommonBond now offering solar financing options
Loan company CommonBond now offering solar financing options

CommonBond has announced the launch of its new solar financing business. By providing affordable financing …

Financing, Markets, News, Residential, Services Kelsey Misbrener February 2, 2022
Two Colorado companies want to make an affordable bidirectional EV charger for North America
Two Colorado companies want to make an affordable bidirectional EV charger for North America

Energy management company Emporia Energy is partnering with power electronics company BREK Electronics to develop …

Electric Vehicle (EV), Markets, News, Residential, Storage Kelly Pickerel February 2, 2022
Ford F-150 Lightning truck can use 131-kWh battery as home backup power
Ford F-150 Lightning truck can use 131-kWh battery as home backup power

Ford’s all-electric F-150 Lightning truck will be able to use an intelligent backup power add-on …

Batteries and Storage, Markets, News, Residential, Storage Kelly Pickerel February 2, 2022
Maryland Energy Administration releases new funding for building resilient microgrids
Maryland Energy Administration releases new funding for building resilient microgrids

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) announced new funding for microgrids, resilient facility power systems, resiliency …

Markets, News, Storage Kelsey Misbrener February 1, 2022
Colorado city offsets 100% municipal energy use with 1.67-MW solar project
Colorado city offsets 100% municipal energy use with 1.67-MW solar project

The City of Fountain, Colorado, announced a partnership with Veregy to build a 1.67-MW solar …

Markets, News, Non-profit, Projects, Utility Kelsey Misbrener February 1, 2022
D. E. Shaw to develop 72.5-MW solar project for Louisiana utility
D. E. Shaw to develop 72.5-MW solar project for Louisiana utility

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) announced the signing of a long-term renewable energy off-take …

News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener February 1, 2022
Indiana Michigan Power's sustainable energy plan includes 500 MW of solar
Indiana Michigan Power’s sustainable energy plan includes 500 MW of solar

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an American Electric Power company, submitted a plan with the Indiana …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt February 1, 2022
RE2 Robotics takes next step in developing robotic arms to assist solar construction
RE2 Robotics takes next step in developing robotic arms to assist solar construction

RE2 Robotics is partnering with mobile elevating work platform manufacturer JLG Industries to advance the integration …

Commercial, Markets, News, Utility Kelly Pickerel February 1, 2022
Generac solar and storage products join Sunnova family
Generac solar and storage products join Sunnova family

The Generac suite of energy management products (storage units, microinverters, load managers) are now available …

Batteries and Storage, Markets, News, Residential, Storage Kelly Pickerel February 1, 2022
General Motors pledges to power three automotive plants with 70 MW of clean energy
General Motors pledges to power three automotive plants with 70 MW of clean energy

Consumers Energy and General Motors today announced a new pledge to power Michigan automotive plants …

Markets, News, Utility Kelsey Misbrener February 1, 2022
Inside Heliene's factory. Courtesy Vimeo https://vimeo.com/537494236/ed731f50f7
Altus Power agrees to buy 250 MW of solar modules direct from Heliene’s Minnesota plant

Solar developer Altus Power has agreed to purchase up to 250 MW of high-efficiency solar …

Commercial, Community, Markets, News, PV Modules, Utility Kelly Pickerel February 1, 2022
2 Connecticut solar farms will also grow crops
2 Connecticut solar farms will also grow crops

Connecticut-based Greenskies Clean Focus is bringing farming to solar fields across Connecticut. Following the recent …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Billy Ludt February 1, 2022
February solar policy snapshots
February solar policy snapshots
A guide to recent legislation and research throughout the country.

New bill would require large California counties to use instant online solar permitting Sacramento, California …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener February 1, 2022
Indiana Court of Appeals strikes down utility's attempt to circumvent net-metering
Indiana Court of Appeals strikes down utility’s attempt to circumvent net-metering

A broad coalition of solar companies, environmental and consumer advocates, led by the Indiana Office …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener January 31, 2022
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Solar Spotlight: Demystifying the solar sales process

In this special edition of Contractor’s Corner, solar sales and design software provider Aurora Solar …

Components, Featured, Podcasts, Software Billy Ludt January 31, 2022
8 pollinator-friendly community solar projects now in construction in New York
8 pollinator-friendly community solar projects now in construction in New York

Eden Renewables has started construction on eight new community solar farms developed by the company …

Community, Markets, News, Projects Kelly Pickerel January 31, 2022
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Report shows solar module prices in secondary market stay steady over last two years

Solar product exchange EnergyBin has released its first “PV Module Price Index for the Secondary …

Distribution, News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel January 31, 2022
Competitive Power Ventures covering former coal mine with 200-MW solar project
Competitive Power Ventures covering former coal mine with 200-MW solar project

The Maryland Public Service Commission granted Competitive Power Ventures a construction permit on the 200-MWDC …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt January 31, 2022
Maxeon solar panels enter U.S. commercial market bundled with Omnidian performance assurance
Maxeon solar panels enter U.S. commercial market bundled with Omnidian performance assurance

Maxeon has set up a sales initiative with solar performance assurance company Omnidian to sell …

Commercial, Markets, News, PV Modules Kelly Pickerel January 31, 2022
Ohio Senate passes bill to limit HOA solar installation restrictions
Ohio Senate passes bill to limit HOA solar installation restrictions

On Jan. 26, the Ohio Senate passed Senate Bill 61 (SB 61), which would make …

Markets, News, Policy, Residential Kelsey Misbrener January 28, 2022
Black & Veatch building 270-MW solar project for Texas petroleum producer
Black & Veatch building 270-MW solar project for Texas petroleum producer

Engineering firm Black & Veatch was commissioned to provide engineering, procurement and construction services on …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt January 28, 2022
Washington Hebrew Congregation adds 414.9-kW solar array to temple roof
Washington Hebrew Congregation adds 414.9-kW solar array to temple roof

On Dec. 22, Washington Hebrew Congregation (WHC) flipped the switch on the new solar array …

Markets, News, Non-profit, Projects Kelsey Misbrener January 28, 2022
Eguana's Evolve residential storage system.
Eguana recalls energy storage systems sold from 2017-2019 due to LG battery fire hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released information this week on the recall of Eguana …

Batteries and Storage, News, Residential, Storage Kelly Pickerel January 28, 2022
January 2022 Issue: 2022 Trends In Solar
January 2022 Issue: 2022 Trends In Solar

The Solar Power World January 2022 Digital Edition is sponsored by CPS North America | …

Digital Issues SPW January 27, 2022
New 1.5-MW solar microgrid will charge Santa Clara's EV bus fleet
New 1.5-MW solar microgrid will charge Santa Clara’s EV bus fleet

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) announced it will install an innovative clean energy …

Commercial, Markets, News, Projects Kelsey Misbrener January 27, 2022
Arizona Corporation Commission strikes down 100% clean energy proposal
Arizona Corporation Commission strikes down 100% clean energy proposal

The Arizona Corporation Commission on Jan. 26 voted against adopting proposed Energy Rules that would …

News, Policy Kelsey Misbrener January 27, 2022
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Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions starts commercial operations on 72.6 MW of new solar

Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions recently started commercial operation of two major solar facilities in North …

Markets, News, Projects, Utility Billy Ludt January 27, 2022
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Solar Alliance Energy installing 256-kW array at Tennessee manufacturing plant

Solar Alliance Energy is building a 256-kW rooftop solar system at AESSEAL’s U.S. headquarters in …

Commercial, Components, Markets, News, Projects, PV Modules Billy Ludt January 27, 2022
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WoodMac: California’s NEM 3.0 proposal would halve residential solar market by 2024

New analysis from Wood Mackenzie shows that California’s newly proposed net energy metering tariffs (NEM …

Markets, News, Policy, Residential Kelsey Misbrener January 26, 2022
Generac battery customers can participate in Southern California Edison VPP
Generac battery customers can participate in Southern California Edison VPP

Generac’s energy storage system has been accepted as a battery partner in Southern California Edison’s …

Batteries and Storage, Markets, News, Residential, Storage Kelly Pickerel January 26, 2022
7 California CCAs sign on for nearly 70-MW long-duration energy storage project
7 California CCAs sign on for nearly 70-MW long-duration energy storage project

At the Jan. 19 California Community Power (CC Power) board meeting, members of the Joint …

Batteries and Storage, Components, Markets, News, Storage Kelsey Misbrener January 26, 2022
First Solar thin-film panel manufacturing in Ohio
America COMPETES Act of 2022 authorizes $3 billion for domestic solar manufacturing

Update 02/04/2022: The House passed the COMPETES Act. The legislation now moves to the Senate. …

News, Policy Kelly Pickerel January 26, 2022
Mayfield Renewables teams up with SEI to offer energy storage training
Mayfield Renewables teams up with SEI to offer energy storage training

PV design firm Mayfield Renewables has announced it will start a new collaborative chapter with …

News, Services, Training Kelsey Misbrener January 26, 2022
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The ins and outs of Pearl’s new tool to accurately capture value of residential solar

The Pearl Equity Calculator is an app that contractors and appraisers use to help better …

Featured, Services SPW January 26, 2022
Saticoy battery energy storage system. Arevon
Asset management software is critical to unlocking energy storage potential

By Will Troppe, director of product, Power Factors Investment-class battery energy storage has arrived. Long …

Asset management, Featured, Markets, Services, Storage SPW January 26, 2022

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