Archive for solar power – Page 2

Origis Energy, Electric Co-op Sign PPA For Ripley Solar Facility In Maryland

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 12, 2017

Origis Energy USA says it has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) for the new Ripley Solar 27.5 MW AC facility to be constructed on Ripley Road in La Plata, Maryland. According to Origis [Read More]

LG Electronics USA Launches Two New Residential Solar Panel Products

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 11, 2017

Englewood Cliffs, N.J.-based LG Electronics USA has announced the launch of two new solar panels for residential installation. The LG NeON R is a 60-cell solar panel for residential installation with back contact. The newly released technology has all electrodes on the rear [Read More]

Xcel Energy, Energy CENTS Coalition To Build Low-Income Community Solar Garden

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 11, 2017

Utility company Xcel Energy has proposed a new pilot program to give low-income customers more access to renewable energy. According to Xcel Energy, it will partner with Energy CENTS Coalition to help residents in St. Paul’s Railroad Island community in [Read More]

NEXTracker Introduces Self-Adjusting Control System For Solar Plants

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 11, 2017

California-based NEXTracker, a Flex company, has launched an intelligent, self-adjusting tracker control system for solar power plants called TrueCapture. According to the company, TrueCapture’s technology continuously refines the tracking algorithm of each individual solar array in response to existing site and [Read More]

Rosendin Electric To Upgrade Solar PV Systems With Ampt String Optimizers

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 11, 2017

Rosendin Electric, a San Jose, Calif.-based private electrical contractor, and Ampt LLC, a power conversion technology company, have announced a new offering to repower large-scale solar photovoltaic systems that are underperforming or that require inverter replacement. With over 2.4 GW [Read More]

Planet Fitness Powers Florida Facility With Rooftop Solar Project

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 10, 2017

Planet Fitness Inc. has partnered with Tampa-based Solar Energy Management to make its St. Petersburg, Fla., location a net-zero energy building, featuring a 179 kW solar project that provides 99.5% of the facility’s energy needs. The fitness center operator says [Read More]

SunSystem Technology Expands Offering For Residential Solar Service

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 10, 2017

SunSystem Technology LLC (SST),  a California-based solar services provider, says it will begin offering new, comprehensive residential solar service packages that will allow partners to employ SST as the service provider for new residential installations, a full-scale fleet management platform, an [Read More]

AEE To Next Va. Governor: How To Make Energy ‘Secure, Clean & Affordable’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 23, 2017

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) has delivered a policy memo to the Virginia gubernatorial campaigns of Republican nominee Ed Gillespie and Democratic nominee Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam to outline how advanced energy can transform the Virginia economy. The memo – “Advanced [Read More]

IBM Achieves Renewables, CO2-Reduction Goals Four Years Early

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 23, 2017

Technology giant IBM says it has achieved two major commitments four years ahead of schedule in its efforts to help combat climate change. First, the company has surpassed its goal of procuring 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by [Read More]

Clean Energy Advocates Denounce Court Decision On PJM Rules

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on June 21, 2017

An appeals court upheld FERC’s approval of new PJM capacity rules, which opponents argue discriminate against wind and solar.