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New Jersey Solar Panel Installation Costs 2019
19 Sep 2019 at 2:54pm
by Staff Writer
When you start researching costs, it gets overwhelming very quickly. Costs vary from company to company, and when you start throwing in incentives, rebates, and tax credits, your simple Google search turns into a complex, algebraic equation. Before you know it, you’re knee-deep in solar policy on some government website, calculator in hand, ready to […] The post New Jersey Solar Panel Installation Costs 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How to Choose a Solar Installer
7 Sep 2019 at 11:05pm
by Staff Writer
So, you have done your research on the benefits of solar energy and decided to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system to power your property, what now? The next important step is choosing a solar installer to set up the system for you. Picking the right installer is vital since poorly-done work can lead to […] The post How to Choose a Solar Installer appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019
26 Aug 2019 at 4:58pm
by Staff Writer
Do you own a property in Massachusetts and want to get solar panels installed on it, but are worried about huge expenses? If so, you should know that there are several financial incentives available in the state currently, making 2019 the right year for you to go solar. Like most other states today, Massachusetts encourages its […] The post Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer?
4 Aug 2019 at 4:26pm
by Guest Writer
Following the first wave of popularity in solar power technology in the late 1990s and early 2000s, we are now faced with the daunting prospect of disposing of these early solar panels in a way that does not harm the environment. Given that the usable life expectancy of these early solar panels was 25 years, […] The post Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics
30 Jul 2019 at 4:08pm
by Guest Writer
Universities in the United States are leading the way in developing, teaching and utilizing solar technology. Colleges and universities around the world are hubs of progression. It is on the campuses of the country that you can catch a glimpse into the future of businesses and communities. This is especially true when it comes to […] The post US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven
29 Jul 2019 at 2:10pm
by Guest Writer
It’s well-known that solar energy is an innovative and accessible sustainable energy option. Solar energy checks all the boxes a consumer looks at when determining his or her options for energy and its popularity is only growing. However, solar energy isn’t just available to the homeowner, or other smaller-scale consumers. Solar energy can be used […] The post Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Are solar shingles worth it 2019
20 Jul 2019 at 3:05pm
by Guest Writer
With the rise in popularity of solar power, people have continuously expressed desire in having more options in terms of solar products. Some of the more popular ones nowadays are solar shingles. Simply put, solar singles — sometimes known as photovoltaic shingles — are essentially just solar panels that are designed to look like and […] The post Are solar shingles worth it 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs
16 Jul 2019 at 11:15am
by Staff Writer
Research on utilization of renewable energy including solar, wind, and biofuel has been booming across the United States over the past few years. In 2017 alone, over half a million jobs were created globally in the renewable energy sector. Educational institutions have also been quick to pick up on this need for qualified people to […] The post Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Must Have Solar Products for Your Home
17 Jun 2019 at 5:12pm
by Staff Writer
Over the past few years, the popularity of solar energy has been increasing all over the world. The Science Magazine estimates that by 2022–2023, an additional PV capacity of 500 GW will be installed globally.  Going solar has become cheaper too. In fact, the average price of solar electrical systems have reduced by half from […] The post Must Have Solar Products for Your Home appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How Is the US Military Using Solar Power?
23 May 2019 at 11:31am
by Staff Writer
Climate change poses serious threats to national and global security. The U.S. military recognized the global and national security implications of climate change as far back as 1990 when it produced its first report on the impacts of climate change. Another report followed in 2003. But every year since 2007, the Department of Defense (DoD), […] The post How Is the US Military Using Solar Power? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.


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Solar Support to offer end-of-warranty assessment services for utility-scale solar plants
8 Mar 2021 at 4:40pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Engineering company Solar Support now offers independent plant and equipment end-of-warranty assessment services for utility-scale solar PV asset owners. The services include onsite review of system and equipment performance as well as detailed documentation owners can use to secure support before EPC and manufacturer warranties lapse. This work builds upon Solar Support’s inverter predictive analysis… The post Solar Support to offer end-of-warranty assessment services for utility-scale solar plants appeared first on Solar Power World.

Urban Solar adds 719-kW rooftop solar project to Florida senior living community
8 Mar 2021 at 1:32pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Urban Solar has deployed a large-scale commercial solar system at the Praxis of Deerfield Beach senior living community in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The 719-kW array spans nine buildings. The Praxis of Deerfield Beach senior living community is owned by MRK Partners and offers apartment-style living designed for low- and fixed-income seniors. The 224-unit complex was… The post Urban Solar adds 719-kW rooftop solar project to Florida senior living community appeared first on Solar Power World.

Renewable energy advocate submits Solar Farm design to LEGO Ideas
5 Mar 2021 at 5:35pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Rob Davis, a renewable energy enthusiast whose day job is leading the Center for Pollinators in Energy at Fresh Energy, submitted a model that has a chance of becoming the first solar farm kit produced by LEGO. LEGO Ideas allows users to submit ideas for Lego products to be turned into potential sets available commercially,… The post Renewable energy advocate submits Solar Farm design to LEGO Ideas appeared first on Solar Power World.

Source Renewables turning New York landfill into 10-MW community solar project
5 Mar 2021 at 2:16pm
by Billy Ludt
Source Renewables, a renewable energy company focused on community solar and clean energy development in New York, plans to develop two community solar projects on the Marilla Street Landfill in South Buffalo. The project will create new jobs in the region and further the state’s renewable energy goals. Source Renewables has submitted an application to… The post Source Renewables turning New York landfill into 10-MW community solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

NV Energy issues RFP for 350-kW community solar project at Las Vegas high school
4 Mar 2021 at 8:48pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
NV Energy issued a request for proposals to design, engineer, procure, deliver and install a 350-kW community-based solar project at Mojave High School, a Title 1 school located in North Las Vegas, Nevada. This project will be the first of several community-based solar resource projects developed as part of the Expanded Solar Access Program, which… The post NV Energy issues RFP for 350-kW community solar project at Las Vegas high school appeared first on Solar Power World.

Origis Energy developing new large-scale solar + storage project for Facebook
4 Mar 2021 at 8:35pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The Tennessee Valley Authority announced it is collaborating with Facebook on the company’s fourth renewable energy project and first battery storage project, this time in Mississippi. “Our region is ready for companies who want to use renewable energy to achieve their sustainability goals,” said Chris Hansen, TVA VP of origination and renewables. “Green Invest is… The post Origis Energy developing new large-scale solar + storage project for Facebook appeared first on Solar Power World.

New York State Office of Renewable Energy Siting releases standard permitting guidelines for large-scale renewables
4 Mar 2021 at 1:23pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Environmental groups applauded the New York State Office of Renewable Energy Siting’s release of a final regulatory framework to accelerate renewable energy growth. The regulatory framework will dramatically speed up the development of renewable energy projects while maintaining the state’s strong environmental and public participation standards and help the state reach the goals outlined in… The post New York State Office of Renewable Energy Siting releases standard permitting guidelines for large-scale renewables appeared first on Solar Power World.

New NHL team, the Seattle Kraken, will install 1.2 MW of solar on zero-carbon arena
4 Mar 2021 at 12:40pm
by Kelly Pickerel
When the Seattle Kraken take to the ice for its inaugural season in the National Hockey League this fall, it will be with 1.2 MW of solar energy powering the arena. Climate Pledge Arena will be the first arena in the world to be net-zero-carbon certified by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), a leading non-profit organization… The post New NHL team, the Seattle Kraken, will install 1.2 MW of solar on zero-carbon arena appeared first on Solar Power World.

White Pine Renewables takes top spot with largest floating solar system in the US
3 Mar 2021 at 4:49pm
by Billy Ludt
White Pine Renewables completed the Healdsburg Floating Solar Project, which will deliver clean energy to Healdsburg, California, under a 25-year power purchase agreement. The project is the largest floating solar system completed in the United States to date, at 4.78 MWdc and sited on ponds at the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The electricity generated by… The post White Pine Renewables takes top spot with largest floating solar system in the US appeared first on Solar Power World.

An insane increase in battery capacity came online in the United States in Q4 2020
3 Mar 2021 at 3:23pm
by Kelly Pickerel
According to the latest “US Energy Storage Monitor” report from Wood Mackenzie and the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA), 2,156 MWh of new energy storage systems were brought online in Q4 2020. This is an increase of 182% from Q3 2020, making Q4 the new record quarter for U.S. storage. As prices fall and barriers to storage deployment… The post An insane increase in battery capacity came online in the United States in Q4 2020 appeared first on Solar Power World.

Zenernet now using EagleView aerial imaging for residential solar installs
3 Mar 2021 at 1:44pm
by Billy Ludt
Zenernet, a residential solar installation company, and EagleView, an aerial imagery and data analytics provider, have partnered to improve the measurement and design process for homeowners in the solar sales process. In the new partnership, EagleView will provide Zenernet with remote property measurements, removing the need for site visits and ensuring accurate estimates, plan sets… The post Zenernet now using EagleView aerial imaging for residential solar installs appeared first on Solar Power World.

Arcadia to offer community solar subscriptions for Central Maine Power customers by 2022
3 Mar 2021 at 1:00pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Arcadia, a clean energy technology company offering a monthly subscription service connecting renters and homeowners across the U.S. to wind and solar energy, announced the expansion of its community solar program into Maine. “The future of energy is people-powered, and we look forward to bringing Maine households hassle-free guaranteed solar savings,” said Kiran Bhatraju, CEO… The post Arcadia to offer community solar subscriptions for Central Maine Power customers by 2022 appeared first on Solar Power World.


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