Solar News – Page 4

Coalition Calls On Congress To Expand U.S. Electrical Infrastructure

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2017

A coalition of groups representing a broad spectrum of U.S. manufacturing, construction, energy and environmental workers is calling on Congress to streamline the expansion of U.S. electrical infrastructure, as well as include electric transmission provisions in any proposed infrastructure legislation. [Read More]

Wanted: Solar Power For Colorado Electric Co-ops

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2017

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to develop 16.75 MW of community-scale solar generation on behalf of six rural electric cooperatives based in eastern Colorado. The participating electric cooperatives are the Highline Electric Association; K.C. [Read More]

Solarize Granby Campaign Taps RGS Energy As Exclusive Installer

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2017

Solarize Granby, a nonprofit purchasing cooperative to bring solar electricity to homes and businesses in Granby, Conn., has selected RGS Energy, a residential and small commercial solar provider, as the campaign’s exclusive installer. The township of Granby consists of approximately [Read More]

Solar’s Global Rise Means ‘Intense Growth Phase’ For MLPE Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 13, 2017

The module-level power electronics (MLPE) industry is witnessing an intense growth phase, with the market expected to grow from $648.7 million in 2016 to $1.16 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.4%, according to a [Read More]

Schletter Unveils G-Max Fixed-Tilt Solar Mounting System

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 13, 2017

Schletter Group has announced G-Max, the company’s next generation of fixed-tilt, solar ground-mount racking systems. According to Schletter, noteworthy cost benefits of the steel ground-mount product include increased adjustment capability in the field, increased spans between foundations, standardization and reduction [Read More]

Study: Li-ion Maintains Cost Advantage For Stationary Energy Storage

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 10, 2017

Providing stationary energy storage is vital to the stability of the power grid as renewables grow and demand rises, but cost has been a challenge. A new analysis from Lux Research says that lithium-ion batteries will dominate the stationary energy [Read More]

West Coast Utility Regulators Reaffirm Clean Energy Commitment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 10, 2017

This week, utility regulators from the West Coast reaffirmed a commitment made in 2006 to support efforts to reduce carbon pollution and expand the development of low-carbon technologies in the energy industry. Chair David Danner of the Washington Utilities and [Read More]

Tigo Introduces PV Optimizers With UHD-Core Tech

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 10, 2017

Tigo has announced the worldwide release of its next generation of solar optimizers, now featuring UHD-Core (Ultra-High Definition) technology. The UHD-Core technology is available within Tigo’s TS4 products: TS4-O (Optimization) and TS4-L (Long Strings) optimizers. With a new design architecture [Read More]

Micro-Inverter Provider APsystems Sponsors ‘Extend The Day’ Charity

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 10, 2017

Solar micro-inverter provider APsystems has announced a major sponsorship commitment to Extend the Day, a charity organization that gives solar reading lights to schoolchildren in disadvantaged countries with no access to electricity. APsystems says it will donate $1.00 to the [Read More]

America’s Electric Co-ops Are Going Big On Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2017

By the end of 2017, the total solar energy capacity of America’s electric cooperatives will be five times what it was two years ago, according to data released by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). This year, co-ops are [Read More]