Solar Inventions finds manufacturing partner and buyer of its ‘configurable current cells’

A year after Solar Inventions took first place in the U.S. Department of Energy’s American-Made Solar Prize competition, the company announced that Georgia-based commercial solar developer Cherry Street Energy has placed a 20-MW order for solar panels using Solar Inventions’ C3 technology. The first batches of C3 cells and panels with Solar Inventions’ improved photovoltaic cell… […]

Solar Operations Solutions aims to streamline solar system interconnection

Solar Operations Solutions (Solar-Ops) has developed myPV ClearSky Interconnection, one of several pad-mount and SCADA products that are specifically designed to help developers and EPCs simplify the construction and operation of large PV solar facilities. In early 2020, the North Carolina-based solar developer Pine Gate Renewables took decisive steps to streamline standardization of engineering and… […]

ICAST completes Phase 1 of DOE-funded project to expand solar for multifamily affordable housing

ICAST was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to implement a national initiative to overcome the hurdles of deploying solar energy for low-income populations living in multifamily affordable housing (MFAH). Working closely with stakeholders representing utilities, MFAH owners and investors, ICAST is completing its first 18-month phase of… […]

Schneider Electric Launches New Solar Charge Controller

Schneider Electric Solar, a multinational company providing energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability, has launched the MPPT 100 600 Solar Charge Controller. The MPPT 100, combined with Schneider Electric’s storage inverters, creates a solar+storage solution that contributes to the world’s transition to a carbon-neutral energy landscape. The Conext MPPT 100 expands Schneider […]

SEIA: U.S. Corporate Solar Grows Twenty-Fold Over Last Decade

Tech giants, major retailers and other corporate leaders are making significant investments in clean energy and have installed 1,286 MW of new commercial solar capacity in the U.S. in 2019, the second-largest year on record according to the latest Solar Means Business report.  The annual report, released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), tracks […]

Altus Power acquires 4-MW solar portfolio from Beltline Energy in Georgia

Altus Power America has completed the acquisition of a 4-MW operating solar portfolio comprised of four single-axis tracker projects and one fixed-tilt project. The projects sell clean, renewable energy to Georgia Power. The solar projects generate approximately 6.5 million kWh of electricity annually, enough energy to power 540 homes. The portfolio was acquired from Beltline… […]

Australian energy management company AZZO opens U.S. office in New Jersey

Australian energy management and software development company AZZO has announced it is expanding into the U.S. market with the opening of an office in Fairfield, New Jersey. AZZO focuses on the integration, monitoring, and control of renewable energy systems such as microgrids, utility scale and commercial & Industrial solar, wind, and energy storage systems. AZZO has… […]

NRECA awarded grant funding to research solar penetration in low-income communities

The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $1 million to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) for research into pathways to make solar energy more accessible for low- and moderate-income (LMI) consumers and communities. NRECA’s three-year program, Achieving Cooperative Community Equitable Solar Sources (ACCESS), will research financing mechanisms, program designs and engagement strategies to… […]

Wisconsin C&I solar installer SunPeak earns ISO 9001 certification

Solar PV development and construction company SunPeak announced it is now ISO 9001:2015 certified. Perry Johnson Registrars issued SunPeak’s certificate of registration on Sept. 21, recognizing SunPeak as a company that has developed, implemented and maintains a quality management system conforming to the stringent requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 international standard. The scope of the… […]

Latest CEA solar panel supplier report shows trends of larger wafers and increased global manufacturing capacity

Solar and storage technical advisory Clean Energy Associates (CEA) has released its latest PV Supplier Market Intelligence Program Report and comments on the solar industry’s evolution to larger wafer sizes, additional global manufacturing capacity and gallium doping. The latest report, available by subscription, covers which suppliers have already adopted 182-mm (M10) or 210-mm (G12/M12) wafers,… […]