Generac Power Systems, Momentum Enter Strategic Partnership

Generac Power Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of energy technology solutions, and Momentum Solar have forged a strategic relationship that aims to accelerate the U.S. residential adoption of solar+storage. The new agreement will enable Momentum, the largest privately-owned residential solar installer in the U.S., to provide Generac technology solutions to homeowners for solar plus […]

Northrop Grumman Agrees to Madison Solar Offtake Deal

Northrop Grumman Corp. has agreed to take the electricity generated at Madison Solar as well as the renewable energy credits, under long-term agreements.  Northrop Grumman anticipates that the facility will provide enough renewable power to the grid to match 100% of its Virginia manufacturing and office operations’ electricity use. “If we can help our customers […]

Dominion Energy acquires 62.5-MW Cypress Creek Renewables solar project

Dominion Energy has acquired the 62.5-MWac Madison Solar generating facility in Orange County, Virginia, from Cypress Creek Renewables. The project, which will be owned by Dominion Energy’s contracted assets arm and which has received all applicable state and local permits, is expected to enter service in the second quarter of 2022. Falls Church-based Northrop Grumman,… […]

Wildfire season is here: What to do if your solar project gets scorched 

By Andrew Sundling, Head of Downstream Business Development, PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) Wildfire season has arrived in California. As a native Californian, I know personally that the fire seasons we face today are longer, more unpredictable and more destructive than they were in the past. There are many reasons for this, but an historic five-year… […]

Intersolar North America rescheduled to July 2021

Intersolar North America (ISNA) and Energy Storage North America (ESNA) announced its newly combined conference and expo, previously set for January, has been rescheduled to July 14-16, 2021, in Long Beach, California, due to the ongoing risks of COVID-19 and the uncertainty surrounding the lifting of travel restrictions and bans on large gatherings. The event… […]

Can you mix lithium and lead-acid batteries on an energy storage project?

There are pros and cons associated with the two main battery chemistries used in solar + storage projects. Lead-acid batteries have been around much longer and are more easily understood but have limits to their storage capacity. Lithium-ion batteries have longer cycle lives and are lighter in weight but inherently more expensive. Can one combine… […]

Solar Spotlight: FIMER finds a way through the pandemic

In this special edition of Contractors Corner, solar inverter manufacturer FIMER talks about the status of the solar market in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a portion of the company’s Solar Spotlight podcast with Solar Power World, but be sure to listen to the full episode here or on your favorite podcast app… […]