Residents trained to install 1 MW of solar across NYC Housing Authority developments

Twelve newly trained solar installers are placing panels on New York City Housing Authority developments to provide clean power at discounted rates for low- and moderate-income subscribers. These workers, who are NYCHA residents from across the city, are currently atop roofs at Glenwood Houses, a development in the Flatlands area of Brooklyn. From there, they’ll… […]

Treasury, Labor Departments award NYSERDA $8.2 million grant for clean energy training

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Labor are awarding the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) with up to $8.2 million for its project to provide clean energy job training to unemployed and low-wage workers, increase participants’ wages, and to evaluate the training’s effectiveness. This marks the… […]

Ameresco Brings Rhode Island Solar Energy Site Online

Ameresco Inc., a clean technology integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, has achieved commercial operation at its solar energy site in Tiverton, R.I., and mechanical completion at its site in Cumberland, R.I.  Installed on a former cornfield, Ameresco’s Tiverton solar energy site comprises over 12,000 modules with an electricity generation capacity of 4.95 […]

GameChange Solar, Workrise Partnership Offering Free Renewable Training Couses

GameChange Solar, a manufacturer of solar racking systems, has partnered with Workrise, a provider of workforce management solutions, to support free, hands-on training for students interested in joining the growing renewable energy industry.  The free, two-day training course will be offered by Lone Star College with classes taking place both online and in-person. Students will […]

PSC of South Carolina Schedules Virtual Net Metering Hearing

The Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSCSC) has scheduled a virtual public hearing in response to requests by Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) and Duke Energy Progress (DEP) for approval of the proposed Solar Choice net metering riders and rate schedules. The proposed plan could be the next generation of net energy metering for the […]

PVHardware unveils solar tracker designed for large-format and bifacial modules

Large-format modules are having a major impact on the PV industry, as the increased size makes solar trackers more susceptible to the effects of wind. In this context, PVHardware (PVH) is launching Monoline+, its new solar tracker redesigned specifically to be compatible with large format modules. Its two configurations, in one-in-portrait and two-in-portrait (2P), are… […]

GameChange Solar creates free PV training course with Texas workforce development service

GameChange Solar partnered with Texas-based workforce management service Workrise in supporting free, hands-on training for students interested in joining the growing renewable energy industry. Through people and technology, Workrise matches its workforce with companies who need them to deploy skilled workers at scale. The free, two-day training course will be offered by Lone Star College… […]

March 2021 Issue: The Residential Issue

The residential solar market adapts to a year of change It’s officially been one full year since the country shut down due to COVID-19. The thing I remember most from those first days and weeks was how quickly everything happened. The morning of March 10, 2020, our office decided to cancel our upcoming St. Patrick’s… […]

Four ways to optimize solar asset performance

By Chris Larkin, Asset Management Director, Distributed Solar Development The long-term growth of the solar industry has reached a tipping point. Installed capacity of solar projects, average portfolio size, shared ownership models and average asset age are all increasing. Meanwhile, the cost of PV modules is declining. The challenge now is how to manage it… […]