J-POWER USA starts developing 400-MW Texas solar project

J-POWER USA, Solar Plus Development, a subsidiary of Plus Renewable Technologies Limited, Avondale Solar and AP Solar Holdings, a joint venture company between Plus and Avondale, have agreed to jointly develop Charger Solar, a 400-MWAC solar project located in Refugio County, Texas. Texas consistently rates as one of the best solar resources in the country… […]

Denver looks to install 15 MW of community solar gardens

The City and County of Denver will host up to 15 MW of community solar gardens on municipal rooftops, over parking lots, and vacant land as part of a signed Master Services Agreement with McKinstry, GRID Alternatives and Unico Solar Investors. The project is part of the Renewable Denver Initiative, which is supported by a… […]

Sunfinity Renewable Energy rooftop solar system makes Texas recording studio quieter

Sunfinity Renewable Energy installed a 56.9-kWdc solar system atop AMP Studios, a Dallas, Texas-based digital media company. AMP has hosted productions for clients like the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and hip-hop duo Salt-N-Peppa. The company provides support facilities, equipment and staffing for media production from photography to audio recording to video filming. In discussing the possibility… […]

SolAmerica, Safari Energy Complete Solar Project Portfolio

SolAmerica Energy and Safari Energy have successfully completed development, construction and commissioning of 13 solar projects in Georgia totaling 43 MW of generation capacity. SolAmerica developed, engineered and constructed the projects, and Safari Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of PPL Corp., will be their long-term owner and operator. Landowners, neighbors and local governments in 11 […]

SunSpec to offer solar rapid shutdown course through UC San Diego

The SunSpec Alliance announced a nine-week online course focused on educating solar PV industry participants about NEC 2017 regulations for solar PV module safety. The course will be offered through the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Extension program and will be taught by SunSpec Alliance chairman Tom Tansy along with other experts from SunSpec… […]

Solar Alliance tests robotic lawnmower at Tennessee ground-mount project

Solar Alliance Energy announced it is working with Husqvarna, Leeper Hardware and Appalachian Outreach as part of a test to determine the capabilities of the Husqvarna Automower robotic mower at an operating solar system in Tennessee. The test will provide valuable information regarding the performance of the Husqvarna Automower at an operating, ground-mount solar system.… […]

Solar Basics: What are tier 1 solar panels?

Solar Basics is a video series by Solar Power World created to help installers learn about the business, tools and tricks of the solar power trade. The tiered solar panel classification was first developed to show banks which panel manufacturers were legitimate and trustworthy, but it’s evolved since. Learn what tier 1 solar panels actually… […]