ENACT Platform registered 400% user growth, publishes first analytics report

ENACT SYSTEMS, the leading end-to-end business process automation platform for distributed solar projects published its first platform analytics report highlighting aggregate market statistics based on user platform activity across the 2016 calendar year. Key trends on important market variables like solar volumes, system pricing, sizing and utility bill offsets are available at a granular level

What solar contractors need to know about NEC 2017

By Marvin Hamon, P.E., principal, Hamon Engineering The 2017 triennial update of the National Electrical Code (NEC) is complete and has been released for adoption. Though AHJs may take months or years to adopt the latest edition (California won’t adopt the 2017 NEC until 2020), it’s important for solar contractors to know what’s coming. Here’s

The hows and whys of establishing solar distributor relationships

By: Mary Shaffer Gill, Director of Marketing, CivicSolar Distributors provide efficiency for solar contractors by serving as a single point of contact for accessing modules, racking, inverters, balance of systems and most—if not all—ancillary services necessary to install solar. As a result of their strategic market position between supply and demand, distributors gain knowledge they

4 ways PACE can help you land commercial projects

This blog was originally published at CivicSolar.com by Charlie Seltzer. The property-assessed clean energy (PACE) model is an innovative mechanism for financing energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements on private property. PACE programs allow local governments, state governments, or other inter-jurisdictional authorities, when authorized by state law, to fund the up-front cost of energy improvements on

Gridtential secures $6 Million from Battery Industry Strategics, East Penn Manufacturing, Crown Battery Manufacturing, Leoch International and Power-Sonic Inc.

Gridtential Inc., an innovator in low-cost, high-performance energy storage technologies, today announced it has completed a $6 million fundraise with strategic investors from some of the world’s largest battery suppliers and distributors. New investors include East Penn Manufacturing, the world’s largest single-site, lead-acid battery facility; Crown Battery Manufacturing, a leader in deep-cycle applications; Leoch International, the

Enel Acquires energy storage software and project developer Demand Energy

Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc., has acquired a 100% stake in Demand Energy Networks, Inc. (“Demand Energy”), a US-based company specialised in intelligent software and energy storage systems. “Through this transaction we will be able to greatly strengthen our position in the growing battery storage market with a complementary partner

Inverters are leading the way to meeting new rapid shutdown requirements

The NFPA has published the 2017 edition of the National Electrical Code, and technically, as of Jan. 1, any state could adopt the code’s new rules. However, as with any code cycle, there will be a lag in adoption. California is just beginning to enforce NEC 2014 this year. Still, any solar contractor installing on

Huawei to be inverter supplier for EPC contractor SOVENTIX

SOVENTIX and Huawei Solar have signed a Framework Agreement positioning Huawei as the exclusive supplier of inverter equipment to the global EPC contractor and its pipeline worldwide. The landmark Agreement, signed at Huawei’s HQ in Shanghai, strengthens SOVENTIX’s project pipeline, which is roughly 150MW per annum and increases Huawei’s global footprint as a leading supplier

APsystems joins Sungage Financial approved vendor list

APsystems microinverters have joined the popular Sungage solar financing approved vendor list. The partnership brings the APsystems advanced microinverter line to a powerful residential solar lending platform, in response to requests from leading national solar installers. “Sungage has really made a name for itself offering fast, no-nonsense solar financing, and we’re very pleased to join

SunSystem Technology awarded O&M contract for Sacramento arena rooftop solar system

SunSystem Technology, has been awarded the contract for commercial operations and maintenance (O&M) services for Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.  SST installed the 700 kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) solar system that helps provide power to the greenest and most technologically advanced arena in the world. SST is one the nation’s leading O&M services provider and