Sungrow takes 1,500-V string and central inverters on U.S. roadshow

Sungrow is launching roadshows spanning the United States, debuting the latest 1,500-V central and string inverter solutions tailored to North America. With products on display in a semi-truck, the 17-stop tour started in Denver on November 2 and will last until the end of December. The outdoor central inverter solution SG 3600UD-MV for 1,500-V systems… […]

Esdec Acquires Rooftop Solar Systems Supplier

Esdec, a global rooftop solar mounting solutions provider, has acquired PanelClaw, a supplier of solar mounting systems for commercial roofs in the U.S.  With the acquisition of PanelClaw, Esdec expands its customer base and portfolio of products available to the growing commercial and industrial (C&I) solar market. The PanelClaw acquisition is the European group’s fourth […]

AEP Sets Sights on Energy Grid, Renewables

American Electric Power (AEP) says it will continue its progress toward a clean energy future by investing in its regulated businesses and renewable generation.  The company plans to invest $37 billion in capital from 2021 through 2025, with the bulk allocated to regulated businesses and renewables. AEP’s capital plan includes $26.7 billion in transmission and […]

Wisconsin’s Two Creeks Solar Facility Completed, Producing Energy

Wisconsin’s first large-scale solar project has been completed and is now powering Madison-area households and businesses.  Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) is a co-owner of the 150 MW Two Creeks Solar facility with Wisconsin Public Service (WPS). MGE owns 50 MW; WPS owns 100 MW. Two Creeks Solar features 500,000 solar panels across 800 acres […]

Esdec acquires commercial solar mounting company PanelClaw

Esdec has acquired yet another U.S. solar mounting manufacturer, bringing commercial rooftop-focused PanelClaw into its umbrella of companies. With the acquisition of PanelClaw, Esdec expands its customer base and portfolio of products available to the growing commercial and industrial (C&I) solar market. The PanelClaw acquisition is the European group’s fourth in the U.S. solar mounting… […]

Solar + storage industry reacts with enthusiasm to Joe Biden’s presidential victory

The renewable energy industry expressed its enthusiasm when Joe Biden and Kamala Harris officially won the 2020 presidential election on Saturday, November 7. One of Biden’s core campaign promises was addressing climate change and a COVID-stricken economy by investing in green jobs and accelerating the renewable energy transition. The president-elect’s transition website features four key… […]

When to repower aging utility-scale solar projects

By Thorsten Hoefer, product manager of repowering, SMA America As projects inevitably age, customers often ask, “When is the right time to repower?” The truth is, depending on the project circumstances, the answer might change. Here are some considerations to help project owners decide whether it is the right time to repower an aging solar… […]