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Sungrow Introduces C&I Storage Solution For North America

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 26, 2017

Sungrow, a PV inverter system solution supplier, has unveiled a new turnkey energy storage system (ESS) solution for the North American market. The company says its 250 kW-2/4 hours solution is specifically designed for commercial and industrial (C&I) projects in [Read More]

The Role Of Solar In A Smart Meter World

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Written by Ken Boyce on April 25, 2017

A UL expert explains how smart electric meters can help utilities and serve as a boon for solar power.

Ricoh Unveils Solar Project, Commits To 100% Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 25, 2017

Ricoh USA Inc., the regional arm of Japan-based imaging and electronics company Ricoh Co. Ltd., has announced a new solar array is powering its West Caldwell, N.J., office facility. The array, which is roughly 1.3 times the size of a [Read More]

Hawaiian Electric Touts Renewable Energy Milestones

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 25, 2017

To mark Earth Day 2017, utility company Hawaiian Electric highlighted its progress in replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy and reducing greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. The company, including subsidiaries Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light, provides power to 95% of residents [Read More]

Hawaiian Electric And NRG Reach Deal On 49 MW Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 25, 2017

Hawaiian Electric Co. has reached a power purchase agreement (PPA) with developer NRG Energy Inc. to buy electricity generated by the Kawailoa Solar facility on the north shore of Oahu. Upon completion, the 49 MW Kawailoa Solar array will be [Read More]

EIA Examines Use Of Solar Trackers Among U.S. Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 24, 2017

More than 50% of the operating utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the U.S. use some form of tracking technology, and those systems tend to be located in the Southwest, where solar resources are more favorable, according to a new [Read More]

City Of Houston Buys Power From 50 MW Solar Farm

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 24, 2017

The City of Houston and French energy company ENGIE have announced completion of the 50 MW SolaireHolman solar project, which will provide up to 10.5% of the city’s electricity needs under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA). Located in Alpine, [Read More]

Arizona Utility SRP Announces Large Solar+Storage Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 21, 2017

Arizona-based public power utility Salt River Project (SRP) has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for a grid-scale, integrated solar and battery storage project that will be located in Pinal County, Ariz. Under the PPA, SRP will purchase all [Read More]

Study: Finding Qualified Workers Is Costing Solar Employers Money And Growth

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

The U.S. experienced historic solar jobs growth last year, but the meteoric rise of the solar industry has also highlighted the necessity and benefits of workforce training. According to a new research study released by nonprofit The Solar Foundation, two-thirds [Read More]

NRG Commissions Utility-Scale Solar Project For Cisco In California

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

NRG Energy has announced that a newly commissioned, 20 MW AC solar energy facility is now generating solar power for technology conglomerate Cisco’s San Jose, Calif., headquarters. NRG says all electricity and renewable energy credits generated by its new plant [Read More]