Schneider Electric, SolarEdge Partner to Accelerate Residential Solar Market

Schneider Electric says it has entered a technological and commercial partnership with SolarEdge Technologies Inc. that aims to accelerate the residential solar market and provide homeowners with energy management solutions with the release of their Squared Energy Center. The Squared Energy Center is a modular, compact energy manager that gives homeowners personalized digital control over […]

Alliant Energy Adds Battery Storage to Marshalltown Solar Garden

Alliant Energy says it has added battery storage to the Marshalltown Solar Garden. The Marshalltown Solar Garden sits next to Alliant Energy’s Marshalltown Generating Station, one of the most efficient natural-gas-fired facilities in the country. Both energy sources are part of the company’s diverse energy mix, helping Alliant Energy to continue providing reliable and cost-effective […]

VLV Development Completes Dearborn Homes Solar Facility

VLV Development (VLV), a Chicago-based black and veteran-owned company committed to providing clean, renewable energy in urban communities, has completed a 1.1 MW solar facility that is part of the Bronzeville Micro-Grid Cluster in one of the city’s most iconic neighborhoods.  In collaboration with the local utility and other stakeholders, VLV financed, designed and delivered […]

Clean energy job wages 25% higher than national median, report finds

Clean energy jobs paid 25% more than the national median wage in 2019 and were more likely to include health care and retirement benefits, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of federal occupational wage and benefits data prepared for E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI)… […]

Study finds shifting to 100% clean electricity could save average U.S. household $2,500 per year

A new analysis by Rewiring America shows that transitioning to 100% clean energy would save Americans as much as $321 billion in energy costs each year while dramatically reducing economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions. The Rewiring America Report, “No Place Like Home: Fighting Climate Change (and Saving Money) by Electrifying America’s Households” by Saul Griffith and… […]

SolarEdge and Schneider Electric partner on new residential energy management solution

Schneider Electric announced a technological and commercial partnership with SolarEdge Technologies for North America that will accelerate the residential solar market and provide homeowners with seamless energy management for smart homes of the future. The partnership marries Schneider Electric’s expertise in energy distribution and automation solutions with SolarEdge’s footprint in residential solar and smart energy… […]

Alliant Energy upgrades 2.55-MW Iowa solar plant with storage

More than 9,500 solar panels now generate clean energy at Alliant Energy’s new Marshalltown Solar Garden in Marshalltown, Iowa. This pilot project combines solar power and battery storage to generate, store and deliver electricity to customers. The Marshalltown Solar Garden sits next to Alliant Energy’s Marshalltown Generating Station, a natural-gas-fired facility. Both energy sources are… […]

IMO FireRaptor receives UL rapid shutdown system certification with Fronius inverters

IMO Automation announced it has received its latest UL PVRSS (Photovoltaic Rapid Shutdown System) listing on the Fronius Primo family of solar inverters under UL1741 guidelines. IMO worked closely with Fronius in achieving this listing as it required the development of an additional capacitance bleed circuit to dispel stored current upon Rapid Shutdown initiation. That… […]