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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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IronRidge mounting products now integrated on OpenSolar design platform
2 Dec 2021 at 8:21pm
by Billy Ludt
Solar design software provider OpenSolar has integrated IronRidge‘s solar racking and mounting products on its website, opensolar.com. OpenSolar gives installers access to software for solar design, sales and installation processes. “OpenSolar is committed to simplifying and streamlining the entire solar sales process, not only with the world’s most accurate and efficient design software but with… The post IronRidge mounting products now integrated on OpenSolar design platform appeared first on Solar Power World.

Mitrex releases dual-module PV product
2 Dec 2021 at 4:43pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Canadian BIPV company Mitrex Integrated Solar Technology has released a new product of two solar panels enclosed in one frame it says can reach 800 W. The monocrystalline solar panels are made in Canada and come with Mitrex’s 25-year warranty. “We believe innovation begins with an idea to bring a positive change. Exploring contemporary renewable… The post Mitrex releases dual-module PV product appeared first on Solar Power World.

Enphase batteries can now be used in VPP by Arizona Public Service
2 Dec 2021 at 2:10pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Enphase Energy’s IQ batteries can now participate in Arizona Public Service’s pilot virtual power plant and grid services program. APS customers who sign up for the program and just share their data with APS, including information about their Enphase-based system, will earn $500 per installed kilowatt of battery capacity with a cap of $2,500 per… The post Enphase batteries can now be used in VPP by Arizona Public Service appeared first on Solar Power World.

CleanChoice Energy developing 6.8-MW New York community solar project
1 Dec 2021 at 8:25pm
by Billy Ludt
New Energy Equity and CleanChoice Energy are planning a 6.8-MW community solar project in New York that will begin construction in 2022. The McCormick Community Solar Garden will be located in Andover. “CleanChoice has an excellent track record as a New York developer, as well as a leading subscription aggregator. New Energy Equity is thrilled… The post CleanChoice Energy developing 6.8-MW New York community solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

More Exelon utilities to integrate Palmetto’s solar calculator
1 Dec 2021 at 3:45pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Palmetto, a rapidly growing platform technology company accelerating the national adoption of clean energy, announced that its Mapdwell division will extend its relationship with Exelon Utilities and will continue powering Exelon’s customer-facing solar calculator, which helps customers make informed decisions about solar energy adoption. By integrating Palmetto’s Mapdwell Solar API, Exelon will provide its 10… The post More Exelon utilities to integrate Palmetto’s solar calculator appeared first on Solar Power World.

Community solar companies Neighborhood Sun and Astral Power merge
1 Dec 2021 at 3:19pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Neighborhood Sun, a community solar company making solar accessible to everyone through its advanced community solar software platform Sun Engine, today announced a merger with Astral Power, a New York-based provider of access to locally produced clean energy.  The combined company will operate as Neighborhood Sun with Astral Power’s leadership team joining Neighborhood Sun under CEO… The post Community solar companies Neighborhood Sun and Astral Power merge appeared first on Solar Power World.

Ingeteam supplies battery inverters to 20-MW California ISO project
1 Dec 2021 at 3:07pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Ingeteam announced it has supplied its battery inverters for the Johanna 1 & 2 energy storage projects in Santa Ana, California. This 20-MW / 80-MWh grid-connected project, owned and operated by Hecate Energy, was built by Mitsubishi Power. The Johanna ESS features LFP batteries to accumulate four hours of energy. It is part of a… The post Ingeteam supplies battery inverters to 20-MW California ISO project appeared first on Solar Power World.

Terrasun to provide energy storage solutions for 174-MW solar, 352-MWh storage project in California
1 Dec 2021 at 2:35pm
by Kelly Pickerel
IHI Terrasun Solutions, a subsidiary of the IHI Corp., has signed an agreement with Leeward Renewable Energy to provide energy storage system solutions and lifecycle services for Leeward’s Willow Springs 3 and Chaparral Solar utility-scale solar + storage projects in Kern County, California. Upon completion of the respective construction projects, Willow Springs 3 and Chaparral… The post Terrasun to provide energy storage solutions for 174-MW solar, 352-MWh storage project in California appeared first on Solar Power World.

Honnold Foundation, Sunrun launch new solar fundraising campaign
1 Dec 2021 at 1:39pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The Honnold Foundation, a solar energy access nonprofit founded in 2012 by prominent rock climber Alex Honnold and Sunrun have announced a new fundraising campaign to catalyze innovation in solar energy access in underserved communities around the world. Launched today, the Innovation Fund will identify and fund grassroots organizations using solar energy to address social… The post Honnold Foundation, Sunrun launch new solar fundraising campaign appeared first on Solar Power World.

BayWa r.e. and Beacon Solar distribution divisions combine forces through acquisition
1 Dec 2021 at 1:08pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Renewable energy developer and distributor BayWa r.e. has acquired Beacon Solar, the solar distribution division of Beacon, the largest publicly traded roofing distributor in the United States. Beacon Solar will be fully integrated into BayWa r.e. Solar Systems, the U.S. solar distribution business. The addition of the Beacon Solar network will increase the number of… The post BayWa r.e. and Beacon Solar distribution divisions combine forces through acquisition appeared first on Solar Power World.

Amazon announces 8 new U.S. solar projects
1 Dec 2021 at 12:53pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Amazon has announced 18 new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects across the U.S., Finland, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K., totaling 5.6 GW of procured capacity to date in 2021. Amazon now has 274 renewable energy projects globally and is on a path to power 100% of its business operations with renewable energy by… The post Amazon announces 8 new U.S. solar projects appeared first on Solar Power World.

New York plans massive renewable energy and transmission line project to decarbonize its grid
30 Nov 2021 at 8:05pm
by Billy Ludt
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) finalized contracts for the construction of its Clean Path NY (CPNY) and Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) projects that will greatly alter the state’s energy mix. If approved, the CPNY and CHPE projects will add to New York’s existing pipeline of large-scale renewable energy projects,… The post New York plans massive renewable energy and transmission line project to decarbonize its grid appeared first on Solar Power World.


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