PV-ezRack Unveils New Line of Solar Mounting Systems for Flat Roofs

PV-ezRack by Clenergy has launched two new low-ballast solar mounting systems for flat roofs – the PV-ezRack Ascent and PV-ezRack Ascent Wings. The PV-ezRack Ascent is a low-ballast, south/north facing solution without rails for PV installation on flat roofs. The PV-ezRack Ascent Wings is a low-ballast, east/west facing railless system, which provides optimal surface utilization […]

8 community choice aggregators combine buying power through California Community Power

Northern and central coast Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) are joining forces by forming a new Joint Powers Authority (JPA) — California Community Power. The JPA allows the CCAs to combine their buying power to procure new, cost-effective clean energy and reliability resources to continue advancing local and state climate goals. The CCAs forming California Community… […]

IPL Plans to Expand Portfolio with Indiana Solar Project

Indianapolis Power & Light Co. (IPL), a subsidiary of AES Corp., has unveiled plans to acquire a 195 MW solar project.  “IPL has a long history of providing safe, reliable and affordable electric service to our customers,” says Kristina Lund, president and CEO of IPL. “Our investment in solar energy allows us to diversify our […]

Vote Solar says Ameren pushing flawed, incomplete solar plan

Clean energy groups including Vote Solar say Ameren Illinois has proposed a critically flawed plan to compensate its solar customers, threatening Illinois’ clean energy transition. On Feb. 5, the Environmental Law & Policy Center, Vote Solar and the Natural Resources Defense Council filed testimony in the Illinois Commerce Commission’s ongoing investigation into compensation for Ameren… […]

House Ways and Means Subcommittee Introduces GREEN Act

Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures Mike Thompson (CA-05) and the entire Democratic membership of the committee have introduced the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act.  The bill, first introduced in June 2020, is a comprehensive use of the tax code to combat the threat of climate […]

Enphase acquires DIN Engineering’s solar proposal and permitting service

Enphase Energy announced it has acquired the Solar Design Services business of DIN Engineering Services. Based in Noida, India, the business is a provider of outsourced proposal drawings and permit plan sets for residential solar installers in North America. DIN’s Solar Design Services business has more than a decade of experience working with local jurisdictions… […]

Environment America launches 100% renewable campaigns in 13 states

Environment America launched its 2021 campaigns for 100% renewable energy in 13 states on Feb. 8. The announcement comes as the Biden Administration, which campaigned on achieving carbon pollution-free power nationwide by 2035, continues to push for a federal 100% clean electricity target. The multi-state effort features campaigns in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts,… […]

BIPV solar projects have multiple options for rapid shutdown compliance

The module-level PV rapid shutdown compliance option in the 2017 National Electrical Code was a major shift from previous string-level rapid shutdown requirements. But module-level shutdown is just one of three ways a solar project can comply with current rapid shutdown requirements in the widely adopted 2017 code. A new 2020 code is beginning to… […]