Solar power + agriculture: The practices and synergies of agrivoltaics

Contributed article from RPCS Spring is in full swing, and with it growing conversations about the field of agrivoltaics. Increased demand for solar has spurred an interest in studying and defining the synergy between combining solar production and agricultural production, like planting crops or grazing animals, on the same land. The general consensus is that… […]

South Carolina PSC rejects Dominion solar plan, preserves net metering

Last week, South Carolina Public Service Commissioner Tom Ervin motioned to accept a proposal that included several suggestions from the various non-utility parties, including the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCEA), regarding successor net metering tariffs. Dominion’s original proposal was prohibitively expensive for solar customers. It would have resulted in… […]

Remee Introduces Renewable Energy Cables to the Solar Market

Remee Wire & Cable, a manufacturer of electronic wire and cable, has introduced its new line of renewable energy cables – designed to meet the needs of wind and solar energy operations. The company says its cables can be used in many applications required by photovoltaic systems, such as motor tracker cable for directional control of […]

Hoosier Solar planning 1.6 GW of solar projects in the Hoosier state

Hoosier Solar Holdings is developing 1,600 MW of solar projects in economically distressed, rural communities across Indiana that have been designated as “Qualified Opportunity Zones.” Several solar and battery storage projects are currently in active development, and some of these projects are expected to be operational by 2023. “Indiana has a unique opportunity to take… […]

Veritone Initiative Aims to Improve Grid Resiliency, Prolong Asset Life

Veritone Inc., the creator of the world’s first operating system for artificial intelligence, aiWARE, has unveiled its new Grid Reliability in Device (GRID) initiative, a plan to embed Veritone’s intelligent predictive controllers into common renewable grid assets including solar and storage inverters, battery storage systems, EV chargers, wind turbines and hydroelectric power systems.  The company […]

New Duke Energy Brand Offering Clean Energy, Infrastructure Solutions at Scale

Duke Energy has launched Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, a new commercial brand that unifies products and services offered by several Duke Energy subsidiaries, including Duke Energy Renewables, REC Solar and Duke Energy One, under one comprehensive brand. Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions offers customized clean energy and resilient infrastructure solutions at scale for private and public […]

Tigo reaches settlement with APsystems in intellectual property lawsuit

Tigo Energy announced that it has reached a settlement with APsystems over a lawsuit regarding the infringement of Tigo’s intellectual property by APsystems. As part of the settlement, APsystems must obtain a license to use Tigo’s rapid shutdown technology. “Ultimately, we believe this arrangement is a win for PV customers everywhere,” stated Zvi Alon, chairman… […]

SolarEdge releases 120-kW inverter for commercial ground-mount solar projects

SolarEdge Technologies announced the launch of its new 120-kW Three Phase Inverter with Synergy Technology. Providing more power and higher profitability in ground mount PV installations, the new SE120K for 480-V grids maximizes energy production with up to 150% DC oversizing. The solution also includes built-in nighttime Potential Induced Degradation (PID) rectifier to avoid module performance… […]

Duke Energy plans to triple renewable energy generation by 2030

By the end of this decade, renewables will make up a large portion of Duke Energy’s generation mix as the utility looks to triple the amount of renewable energy it produces from company power plants and dramatically reduce carbon emissions. This information was spelled out today in Duke Energy’s 15th Sustainability Report, the company’s annual… […]

DSD to build solar + storage project at California business park

Distributed Solar Development (DSD) has broken ground on a 1.283-MW solar plus 1.34-MWh storage installation at the Bishop Ranch business park and mixed-use development in San Ramon, California. The rooftop and canopy system is expected to offset Bishop Ranch’s energy usage by 90%, while the combined on-site storage system will help reduce its overall energy… […]