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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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D. E. Shaw advances construction on 79-MW Michigan solar project
19 Apr 2021 at 12:33pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) announced the financial closing of Assembly Solar III, a 79-MW solar project in Lennon, Michigan. DESRI is moving forward with construction after securing both construction debt and tax equity financing for the project. The Assembly Solar III project is the third phase of the Assembly Solar project in Michigan to begin construction.… The post D. E. Shaw advances construction on 79-MW Michigan solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

GoodWe receives top inverter classification from EUPD Research
16 Apr 2021 at 2:36pm
by SPW
Chinese inverter company GoodWe announced it has been listed as a top inverter brand in six countries by EUPD Research. According to the survey, GoodWe is the preferred rooftop inverter brand in the Netherlands, Australia, Poland, Spain, South Africa and Pakistan. The Top Brand PV seal is awarded based on an installer survey, which analyses… The post GoodWe receives top inverter classification from EUPD Research appeared first on Solar Power World.

SEIA adds environmental justice to core advocacy efforts
15 Apr 2021 at 7:23pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
SEIA has announced its environmental justice priorities through a new policy platform that will support the organization’s advocacy efforts. The platform outlines principles for engagement, as well as environmental justice outcomes and policies that the organization will support to expand equitable access to solar energy and its benefits. The document lays out policies that expand… The post SEIA adds environmental justice to core advocacy efforts appeared first on Solar Power World.

Strata to keep focus on solar with new company name Strata Clean Energy
15 Apr 2021 at 5:50pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Utility-scale solar + storage installer Strata Clean Energy has announced its name change from the former Strata Solar. The rebrand represents the company’s commitment to the proliferation of clean energy products by providing more safe and reliable renewable energy options — especially for large, utility scale energy consumers. Strata Clean Energy plans to remain committed… The post Strata to keep focus on solar with new company name Strata Clean Energy appeared first on Solar Power World.

Encore Renewable Energy to install 1.6-MW solar project for Bucknell University
15 Apr 2021 at 5:07pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Bucknell University has partnered with Encore Renewable Energy of Burlington, Vermont, to install a 1.6-MW solar array on approximately seven acres of university-owned land beyond Bucknell’s West Athletic Field and Art Barn, near the 12th fairway of Bucknell Golf Club. Encore will provide comprehensive project development, financing and construction services to advance the project. The… The post Encore Renewable Energy to install 1.6-MW solar project for Bucknell University appeared first on Solar Power World.

GRNE completes 2.1-MW Adjustable Block Program solar project for Kendall County, Illinois
15 Apr 2021 at 4:07pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
GRNE Solar has completed installation and powered on its 2.1-MW solar project for Kendall County, Illinois. The project is located on a vacant 7.4-acre parcel at the Government Center Complex in Yorkville, Illinois. It will be owned, operated and maintained by GRNE and will provide power to the Kendall County Public Safety Center, County Judicial… The post GRNE completes 2.1-MW Adjustable Block Program solar project for Kendall County, Illinois appeared first on Solar Power World.

Trina Solar premieres dual-row, single-axis solar tracker system
15 Apr 2021 at 3:39pm
by Billy Ludt
Trina Solar launched the TrinaTracker Agile 1P Dual Row, which is a dual-row, one-in-portrait, single-axis tracker compatible with modules from 400 W to 670 W. The Agile series is a new member of the TrinaTracker family after the Vanguard series launched in December. Agile 1P has officially gone into mass production. Up to now, the… The post Trina Solar premieres dual-row, single-axis solar tracker system appeared first on Solar Power World.

Power Factors acquires Greenbyte energy management software
15 Apr 2021 at 11:45am
by Kelsey Misbrener
Renewable energy operations and asset performance management software provider Power Factors has acquired Greenbyte and its renewable energy management platform. The combined entity supports more than 75 GW of wind, solar and energy storage assets globally. “The combination of Greenbyte and Power Factors achieves an unparalleled scale and breadth of service in global renewable software,… The post Power Factors acquires Greenbyte energy management software appeared first on Solar Power World.

New California legislation would create 30% tax credit with direct pay option for qualifying microgrids
14 Apr 2021 at 7:26pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
On April 14, California State Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) introduced the Making Imperiled Communities Resistant to Outages with Generation that is Resilient, Islandable, and Distributed (MICROGRID) Act. The legislation incentivizes the expansion and deployment of microgrids to provide backup power during emergencies. The bill would create a 30% tax credit for a qualifying microgrid… The post New California legislation would create 30% tax credit with direct pay option for qualifying microgrids appeared first on Solar Power World.

D.E. Shaw’s 180-MW Utah solar projects will support Facebook data centers
14 Apr 2021 at 4:17pm
by Billy Ludt
D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments‘ (DESRI) 180-MWac Cove Mountain solar projects in Iron County, Utah have begun commercial operation. Cove Mountain and Cove Mountain 2 have long-term PPAs with PacifiCorp on behalf of Facebook, providing its data center operations with new solar resources. Swinerton Renewable Energy constructed the projects. “The DESRI team is thrilled to… The post D.E. Shaw’s 180-MW Utah solar projects will support Facebook data centers appeared first on Solar Power World.

Sol Systems brings 6.5 MW of solar to Walmart stores in California
14 Apr 2021 at 2:30pm
by Billy Ludt
Sol Systems completed solar projects totaling 6.5 MW at seven Walmart stores across California. The portfolio is a mix of rooftop systems and solar carports. The portfolio is part of an ongoing partnership and will provide power directly to Walmart stores in Burbank, Calexico, North Highlands, Perris, Placerville, Sacramento and Wasco. The projects were developed… The post Sol Systems brings 6.5 MW of solar to Walmart stores in California appeared first on Solar Power World.

Eos takes full ownership of HI-POWER battery manufacturing venture outside Pittsburgh
14 Apr 2021 at 1:48pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Zinc-based battery maker Eos has taken full ownership of the HI-POWER manufacturing venture it started with Holtec in 2019. Eos’s complete acquisition will enhance its operational and financial flexibility through the vertical integration of its supply chain. HI-POWER is a manufacturing facility located near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and in close proximity to more than 80% of Eos’s… The post Eos takes full ownership of HI-POWER battery manufacturing venture outside Pittsburgh appeared first on Solar Power World.


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