Soltec Debuts SF7 Tandem Two-Row Tracker with 2P Configuration

Soltec, a manufacturer and supplier of single-axis solar trackers, has launched its SF7 Tandem tracker: the first product on the market to be linked in a 2-in-portrait (2P) configuration every two rows. The SF7 Tandem is designed to incorporate the best characteristics of a 2P tracker with those of two-row trackers, all while reducing installation […]

Senate Democrats release report outlining climate action steps to stimulate economy

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Special Committee on the Climate Crisis Chair Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), and U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) released a comprehensive report on the climate… […]

Duke University, Pine Gate Renewables Partner on Solar Development

Duke University’s effort to become carbon neutral by 2024 will add an expanded solar energy component through a partnership with an Asheville, N.C.-based solar developer. The university will bolster its renewable energy capabilities through the purchase of 101 MW of solar capacity from three new solar facilities planned for North Carolina starting as early as […]

Electriq Power Introduces the PowerPod LFP

Electriq Power, a developer of intelligent and integrated home energy storage, management and monitoring solutions, has added the PowerPod LFP, a high-performance, cobalt-free model, to their family of PowerPod residential battery systems. Electriq’s newest addition to the product line comes amid growing demand for longer-lasting, more sustainable battery alternatives. The non-toxic, non-hazardous solution features lithium-iron-phosphate […]

The ESA Issues Expanded Vision for Energy Storage

The U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national trade association of the U.S. energy storage industry, has issued an expanded vision for energy storage,100×30: Enabling the Clean Power Transformation.  Informed by developments in the energy storage and clean energy markets, and extrapolating upon ESA’s 2017 vision document (35×25: A Vision for Energy Storage), this white paper […]

Duke Energy Florida to add 30 MW of energy storage to power portfolio

Duke Energy Florida will add 30 MW of energy storage to its portfolio with three separate installations. The battery sites will be located at Duke Energy’s Lake Placid Solar Power Plant in Highlands County, John Hopkins Middle School in Pinellas County, and southwest of Gainesville in Alachua County. The sites will play an important role… […]

WattBuy releases carbon footprint calculator for most homes in the U.S.

WattBuy, an energy intelligence service that empowers real estate companies, homeowners, and renters by providing comprehensive data on electricity usage and costs, has launched the first tool that estimates the electricity cost and carbon footprint impact for nearly every home in the United States. Visitors to wattbuy.com can enter an address to receive a month-by-month… […]

Electriq releases LFP battery for residential backup

Electriq Power has added the PowerPod LFP to its family of PowerPod residential battery systems. The new edition features Lithium-Iron-Phosphate (LiFePO4) cells, allowing for longer battery cycle life, increased reliability and enhanced safety. Combined with AC and DC inverters and Electriq’s signature home energy management technology, the PowerPod LFP is ideal for secure residential backup… […]

POWERHOME SOLAR Expanding Pennsylvania Presence

POWERHOME SOLAR, a company that specializes in solar energy and energy efficiency services, is expanding its presence in Pennsylvania and opening an office in Harrisburg to provide homeowners and businesses in south-central Pennsylvania a supplement to grid energy.  POWERHOME SOLAR plans to hire up to 100 people in energy consulting, installation and warehouse positions at […]

Hitachi ABB Power Grids to share cybersecurity preparedness info with U.S. electric utilities

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is joining with Fortress Information Security (Fortress) as a participant in its Asset to Vendor Network (A2V), which will enable the company to quickly and seamlessly share information about its cybersecurity preparedness with United States and Canada-based power utilities. Companies such as American Electric Power (AEP) and Southern Company (Southern) are… […]