Canadian Solar Appoints Two New Members to Board of Directors

Canadian Solar Inc., a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and provider of solar energy solutions, has appointed Yan Zhuang and Dr. Huifeng Chang to its board of directors, effective Sept. 15.  Zhuang has been serving as president and COO of Canadian Solar since May. He initially joined the company as an independent director in 2007 […]

SenseHawk Raises Five Million in Series A1 Funding for Solar Software Platform

SenseHawk, a SaaS platform that helps customers develop, build and operate solar and other infrastructure sites through insights, has raised $5.1 million in Series A1 funding.  The investment round was led by Alpha Wave Incubation (AWI), a $300 million venture fund, managed by Falcon Edge Capital, a global alternative asset manager, and backed by ADQ, […]

Solar Workgroup, Secure Futures Partner to Employ Local Coalfield Workers

The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia has entered a partnership with Secure Futures to provide commercial-scale solar installations in the coalfield region that are specifically designed to employ local workers.  The initiative, “Securing Solar For Southwest Virginia,” will provide affordable solar solutions for businesses, nonprofits and local governments in the seven-county region, while building local […]

Ameresco, Duke Energy constructing 1.1-MW floating solar + storage project at Fort Bragg

The U.S. Army has awarded Duke Energy and Ameresco’s Federal Solutions Group a utility energy service contract (UESC) to implement power generation and facility efficiency improvements at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. In partnership with Duke Energy, Ameresco will deploy a 1.1-MW floating solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the Big Muddy Lake at Camp Mackall,… […]

Vermont solar companies expand pollinator habitat footprint on PV arrays

Vermont solar marked a milestone this summer on collaborative efforts to restore pollinator habitat in the state. Bee the Change and Green Lantern Solar, members of Renewable Energy Vermont (REV), teamed up to install a pollinator-friendly solar field on a 4.5-acre site in New Haven. The site will soon host dozens of species of plants… […]

Construction begins on Lightsource bp’s 13-MW California solar project

Lightsource bp has mobilized construction on its Wildflower Solar project located in Rio Linda, about 10 miles north of Sacramento, California. All of the electricity generated by the 16.5-MWdc/13-MWac project, enough to power about 2,600 homes, will be purchased by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) through a long-term power contract. SMUD is one of… […]

Mounting a solar system to survive a hurricane

Solar contractors working in expanding regions along the East Coast have the unique challenge of installing PV arrays that can withstand upwards of 100-mph winds. Every June to November, those coastal states, especially Florida, are susceptible to the annual superstorms as they travel northwest from the Caribbean. When the entire solar array is assembled, it… […]