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SEIA Beefs Up Consumer Education And Protection Efforts

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar industry, says it is launching a nationwide consumer education campaign to inform and protect solar consumers while further simplifying the process of going solar. Building on [Read More]

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REC Launches All-Black TwinPeak 2 Series Solar Modules

Panel maker REC has kicked off commercial production of its new REC TwinPeak 2 BLK2 series, an all-black variant of the REC TwinPeak 2 series launched in January. REC says that through the implementation of its proprietary cell technology, the [Read More]

Sunrun Marks Expansion Into Midwest Solar Market

Sunrun Inc. has announced it is expanding its footprint into Wisconsin, marking the national residential solar company’s entrance into the Midwest region. “We are excited to bring affordable clean energy solutions to homeowners in Wisconsin,” says Lynn Jurich, CEO of [Read More]

IDT Unveils New Arc Fault Detector For Solar Installations

California-based Integrated Device Technology Inc. (IDT) has introduced a new, single-chip photovoltaic DC arc fault detector to help protect against fire hazards in solar power systems. According to the company, the new ZNRG2061 is a system-on-chip (SoC) built around IDT’s [Read More]


Trump Executive Order Takes Aim At Clean Power Plan

President Donald Trump has issued an executive order on “energy independence,” which focuses on dismantling the Clean Power Plan (CPP) – what Trump vowed to do before he was even elected president. The Obama administration’s climate change initiative – which [Read More]

Danfoss To Set Up Power Module Shop In N.Y., Partner With GE

Danfoss Silicon Power (DSP), a unit of the Denmark-based Danfoss Group, has announced it is establishing U.S. production of silicon-carbide (SiC) power modules in Utica, N.Y., and entering into a collaboration with industrial giant General Electric (GE). The SiC power [Read More]

ORIX USA And IGS Solar Team Up On C&I Projects

ORIX USA, a division of integrated financial services group ORIX Corp., has announced a partnership with IGS Solar, a turnkey commercial and residential solar provider, under which the companies will develop, acquire and operate a nationwide portfolio of commercial and [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

Cultural Center Replaces HVAC System With Solar+Storage Solution

Ice Energy, a provider of distributed thermal energy storage solutions, and Horizon Solar Power, a California-based solar installer, have completed the installation of a solar-plus-storage system at the Palm Springs Cultural Center in California’s Coachella Valley. The project features 73.6 [Read More]

SMA Supplies Inverters For Copper Mountain Solar 4 Project

SMA inverters were recently selected by Amec Foster Wheeler for Sempra Renewables’ 94 MW Copper Mountain Solar 4 project in Boulder City, Nev. This is the fourth phase of the Copper Mountain Solar Complex, one of the largest PV solar [Read More]

Lawrence Family Development Charter School Adds Rooftop Solar

In Massachusetts, the Lawrence Family Development Charter School recently teamed up with commercial solar installer Solect Energy and energy consortium PowerOptions to install a 119 kW rooftop solar system. Serving about 720 students from early kindergarten through grade eight in [Read More]

Bakery/Cafe Chain Celebrates Its First Solar-Powered Facility

A fast-growing coffee shop and bakery chain has installed a 325 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system to power its central kitchen in Brea, Calif. The system, which is expected to produce 527,702 kWh of power annually, features 1,226 Mitsubishi Electric [Read More]

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