OMCO Solar installs dog-themed solar array to power 100% of Pedigree Ovens bakery

OMCO Solar announced the completion of a 1.7-MW array for Harvard, Illinois-based Pedigree Ovens. Honoring the bakery’s 25+ years producing top-of-the-line pet treats, the array was custom-built into the shape of a dog bone and paw. Spanning roughly 4.2 acres, the ground-mount solar array will produce approximately 2,044,224 kilowatt-hours of power each year – enough… […]

SolarEdge creates online inverter training portal EDGE Academy

SolarEdge has announced the launch of its EDGE Academy — merging all webinars, certification courses, training courses, reference videos and hands-on learning opportunities into an easy-to-navigate portal that users can access at any time. EDGE Academy will also be hosting a growing learning suite of tools and materials to support the recent launch of SolarEdge’s… […]

OYA Solar breaks ground on 6.8-MW New York community solar project

OYA Solar announced that construction has now started on its 6.8-MWDC community solar project in Constable, Franklin County, New York. Slated to be placed in service in early 2021, the project will bring construction and engineering jobs as well as demand for local goods and services to the region during the economic downturn caused by… […]

Aurora Solar Launches Tools to Size Battery Backup Systems

Aurora Solar, a company that builds software for residential and commercial solar design and sales, has developed a range of tools for solar professionals to size a battery backup system and make recommendations based on homeowners’ backup needs. Using Aurora Solar’s storage feature release, solar installers will have the capability to customize a battery backup […]

JA Solar’s DeepBlue Modules Pass Certification Testing

JA Solar says its new DeepBlue 3.0 series modules have passed certification testing conducted by TUV SUD to the standards of IEC 61215 and IEC 61730.  These standards certify quality across various product attributes, such as design, structure, materials, components and production technologies. The certification demonstrates the reliability and safety of the product line – […]

Michigan Governor Creates MI Healthy Climate Plan

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed Executive Order 2020-182 and Executive Directive 2020-10 to create the MI Healthy Climate Plan.  The governor’s plan will protect Michiganders’ public health and the environment and help develop new clean energy jobs by putting Michigan on a path toward becoming fully carbon-neutral by 2050. “The science is clear – climate […]

Palladium Energy enters joint venture with Inverdale to develop 500-MW of utility-scale solar

Palladium Energy, a company focused on the origination, acquisition and development of energy infrastructure projects across the U.S., announced it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Inverdale Energy Partners, to form Palladium Energy Development. The company will develop an initial portfolio of 500 megawatts of utility-scale solar and solar + storage projects across… […]

Rhombus Energy’s multi-port C&I smart inverters are now UL-certified

Rhombus Energy Solutions is announcing the certification of its 30-kW/60-kW Multi-Port Smart Inverter to UL 1741 and UL 1741-SA standards. This standard defines the design and testing requirements to certify that bi-directional, grid tied, “smart” inverters can be safely used to support the distributed generation grid services and applications. Utilities in the United States and… […]