Black solar panels added to Panasonic’s HIT module line

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America introduced three new photovoltaic module HIT: the N320K, N315K and N310K. These new models are able to produce 320, 315, and 310 watts of power, respectively, and are a continuation of Panasonic’s line of high-efficiency residential solar panels. Boasting module efficiency of 19.1% with a sleek all-black appearance, the panels

PVComplete introduces first CAD software system for the solar industry

PVComplete, a solar design software provider, introduces PVCAD, the first and only CAD for solar. Powered by Autodesk technology, PVCAD rapidly accelerates solar project design and deployment. Solar designers, drafters and engineers use PVCAD to create comprehensive project designs for ground-mounted, rooftop, carport and sloped roof solar projects. For one low monthly subscription, designers leverage

TerraSmart releases new ground-mount rack for landscape orientation of panels

TerraSmart has launched its new TF2 Landscape, the latest edition to the company’s next-generation, fixed-tilt racking portfolio. Backed by seven years of experience and 1 GW of installed solar capacity, the new TF2 L rack brings TerraSmart’s cost-effective ground-mount technology to a landscape design. “By optimizing our TF2 for landscape orientation, we can increase table

SunShot solar forecasting program receives top honors from Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group

The SunShot Initiative’s solar forecasting program, launched in 2012, spearheaded a collaborative effort to develop real-world solutions to improve the accuracy, flexibility, and geospatial capabilities of solar forecasts. And now, the program and an Energy Department scientist are receiving the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group’s 2017 Annual Achievement Awards, which honor energy professionals for their success

Geronimo Energy subscribes prominent Minnesota organizations to community solar garden portfolio

Geronimo Energy has signed several Minnesota-grown organizations to its Nordic Solar Portfolio this week. The portfolio includes more than 30 community solar gardens spread across 18 Minnesota counties. Publicly announced subscribers include the University of Minnesota, the Science Museum of Minnesota and Hennepin County. The U of MN’s portfolio subscription will be spread out over several

Current installing 13 solar projects throughout the Northeast

Businesses across the Northeast are using the power of the sun to reduce energy costs and improve their environmental impact. Solar solutions from Current, powered by GE, are now generating clean energy to fuel diverse industries like healthcare, manufacturing and municipalities. The Boston-based company is building more than 17 MW in solar carport and ground-mount projects

JinkoSolar to donate solar panels to support GRID Alternatives projects

JinkoSolar has activated a partnership with GRID Alternatives, the nation’s largest non-profit solar installer. JinkoSolar will donate over 620 kW of high-efficiency solar modules to support GRID Alternatives’ work bringing solar power and job training to low-income communities across the country. JinkoSolar’s contribution will help GRID Alternatives meet its goal of providing solar to an estimated

Swinerton’s O&M division SOLV deploys Qantum software to monitor and support 1-GW solar portfolio

SOLV, an independent solar O&M service provider and a division of EPC contractor Swinerton Renewable Energy, has begun deployment of QOS Energy’s Qantum software to monitor and support the operations and maintenance of more than 1 GW of solar PV plants in the United States. Qantum is an innovative cloud-based analytics platform that allows SOLV to harness

Contractors Corner: Empowering dirty-energy communities across the world with solar

Elemental Energy may be a successful residential and small commercial solar installer in the Portland, Oregon, area, but the company’s solar-obsession extends far beyond the Pacific Northwest. The company’s 15 employees, not content with just clocking in every day, are also affiliated with the non-profit Twende Solar, which bridges the gap between renewable energy experts

Unirac extends product warranty to 25 years

Unirac has released its new 25-year product warranty for Solarmount, Sunframe Microrail (SFM), Roofmount and Unirac Large Array (ULA) product lines. The new warranty took effect on February 28, 2017. “We seek to provide the most innovative industry-leading solutions to our customers. Unirac now has one of the longest warranties for a racking manufacture in the