New Tigo RSD Device Rated for Solar Modules Up to 700 W

Tigo Energy Inc., provider of the Flex MLPE (module-level power electronics) product line, is now offering the TS4-A-F rapid shutdown device (RSD) with fire safety support for solar modules up to 700 W. As solar module power ratings continue to rise, the Tigo TS4-A-F RSD is the foundation for solar installations in all segments: residential, […]

Fusion Renewables Working with iSun on 118 MW Solar Portfolio

Fusion Renewables has selected iSun Inc. to provide turnkey development and EPC services for the construction of 118 MW of solar projects across eight sites in North Carolina and South Carolina. The projects were structured by Fusion Renewables, including siting, land control and due diligence. They will be financed and owned by a joint venture […]

Nelnet and Partners Close Solar Tax Equity Co-Investor Fund

Nelnet Renewable Energy has closed its first solar tax equity co-investor fund for 2021, having teamed up with six banks to invest $11.9 million in a portfolio of solar projects located in Rhode Island and New York. Joining Nelnet in this investment are Elkhorn Valley Bank & Trust; First State Bank, Gothenburg, Neb.; Security First […]

CPUC to vote on updated solar “Avoided Cost Calculator” on June 24

On Thursday, June 24, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is slated to vote to approve an updated version of the “Avoided Cost Calculator” that deeply undercuts the value of rooftop solar, according to the advocacy group Save California Solar. The Avoided Cost Calculator (ACC) is a model developed by E3, a consulting firm regularly… […]

Demand IQ solar e-commerce software now available in Spanish

Demand IQ announced a Spanish-language feature for its solar e-commerce software Stella. Demand IQ’s AI-powered platform allows homeowners to instantly receive customized solar savings estimates directly on solar providers’ websites and field marketing devices. Solar installers can now offer instant, custom solar quotes in English and Spanish with Stella. Powered by Google Project Sunroof, Stella… […]

Amazon becomes largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the U.S.

Amazon announced 14 new renewable energy projects in the U.S., Canada, Finland and Spain to advance its ambitious goal to power 100% of company activities with renewable energy by 2025 — five years ahead of the original target of 2030. The new projects bring Amazon’s total renewable energy investments to date to 10 GW of… […]

United Natural Foods invests in Pine Gate’s Trent River Solar project

United Natural Foods announced that in collaboration with solar project developer, Pine Gate Renewables as well as U.S. Bank, it is investing in Trent River Solar, a 108.5-MW solar facility located in Jones County, North Carolina. The site, which sits on 640 acres, will contain over 800,000 solar panels and create enough energy to provide… […]

Consumers Energy plans to end coal use in four years

Consumers Energy announced a sweeping proposal to stop using coal as a fuel source for electricity by 2025 —15 years faster than currently planned. The plan would make the company one of the first in the nation to go coal-free and provide a 20-year blueprint to meet Michigan’s energy needs while protecting the environment for… […]

SMA partners with AI company to add predictive control to Sunny Central solar inverters

Veritone, the creator of the operating system for artificial intelligence called aiWARE, announced development of a new device learning model for SMA Sunny Central solar inverters, part of the company’s GRID (Grid Reliability in Device) initiative to accelerate clean energy adoption by developing a library of device learning models that enable predictive control of common… […]

Solar Alliance adds 1-MW solar project to Kentucky utility’s power mix

Solar Alliance Energy completed construction on a 1-MW solar project in Kentucky for Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company (LG&E and KU). The solar system, which consists of Phase 3 and 4 of LG&E and KU’s Solar Share facility in Simpsonville, is now fully operational and producing energy for subscribing customers. Solar… […]