SEIA adds environmental justice to core advocacy efforts

SEIA has announced its environmental justice priorities through a new policy platform that will support the organization’s advocacy efforts. The platform outlines principles for engagement, as well as environmental justice outcomes and policies that the organization will support to expand equitable access to solar energy and its benefits. The document lays out policies that expand… […]

Strata to keep focus on solar with new company name Strata Clean Energy

Utility-scale solar + storage installer Strata Clean Energy has announced its name change from the former Strata Solar. The rebrand represents the company’s commitment to the proliferation of clean energy products by providing more safe and reliable renewable energy options — especially for large, utility scale energy consumers. Strata Clean Energy plans to remain committed… […]

Encore Renewable Energy to install 1.6-MW solar project for Bucknell University

Bucknell University has partnered with Encore Renewable Energy of Burlington, Vermont, to install a 1.6-MW solar array on approximately seven acres of university-owned land beyond Bucknell’s West Athletic Field and Art Barn, near the 12th fairway of Bucknell Golf Club. Encore will provide comprehensive project development, financing and construction services to advance the project. The… […]

GRNE completes 2.1-MW Adjustable Block Program solar project for Kendall County, Illinois

GRNE Solar has completed installation and powered on its 2.1-MW solar project for Kendall County, Illinois. The project is located on a vacant 7.4-acre parcel at the Government Center Complex in Yorkville, Illinois. It will be owned, operated and maintained by GRNE and will provide power to the Kendall County Public Safety Center, County Judicial… […]

Solar Technology: Taking a Better Tack with Trackers

Module mounting structures for solar PV systems are mostly found in two flavors: fixed-tilt and tracking. While fixed-tilt systems require lower capital expenditure, need less maintenance and are more reliable, tracking systems can increase the energy yield of a project by increasing the irradiation received by the PV modules as they track the sun through […]

Trina Solar premieres dual-row, single-axis solar tracker system

Trina Solar launched the TrinaTracker Agile 1P Dual Row, which is a dual-row, one-in-portrait, single-axis tracker compatible with modules from 400 W to 670 W. The Agile series is a new member of the TrinaTracker family after the Vanguard series launched in December. Agile 1P has officially gone into mass production. Up to now, the… […]

DESRI Brings Cove Mountain Solar Projects Online

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI), a company that acquires, owns and manages long-term contracted renewable energy assets in North America, says the 180 MW AC Cove Mountain solar projects in Iron County, Utah, have begun commercial operation. “The DESRI team is thrilled to begin commercial operations at our Cove Mountain facilities which were completed […]

JPMorgan Sets Aside Trillions to Advance Long-Term Climate Change Solutions

JPMorgan Chase, a global financial services firm, says it aims to finance and facilitate more than $2.5 trillion over 10 years – beginning this year through the end of 2030 – to advance long-term solutions that address climate change and contribute to sustainable development. The firm will bring together its capital and expertise to help […]

Kuubix Expands into U.S. Residential Market with Solegreen Investment

Kuubix, an installer of residential and commercial solar systems, has entered an agreement with Solegreen Ltd., a publicly traded platform company that is engaged in the set-up, development, construction, management and operation of power-generation facilities using renewable energy.  Under the terms of the agreement, Solegreen is expected to invest up to $104 million in the […]

Contractors: How to get started installing solar panels

By Ali McBride, Aurora Solar Solar power in the United States is booming. It has ranked first or second in new U.S. electric capacity each year since 2013, and US-installed capacity is quickly approaching 100 gigawatts (GW). The demand for solar installers has grown along with it. Solar installation is now among the three fastest-growing… […]