Forward Labs says its solar roof costs 33% less than Tesla’s

Forward Labs, a Palo Alto–based start-up, has begun taking pre-orders for the company’s sophisticated—and affordable—solar roofing system in the San Francisco Bay Area. The advanced roofing system includes several features that differentiate it from conventional solar systems and other solar roofs. For example, while the current color scheme of other solar roofs is black, the

Hannah Solar Government Services selected to build solar array for NASA

Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) was select by Madison Electric to install a roof mounted solar energy system for NASA on a new building being constructed at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Over the years, NASA has made an effort to replace and revitalize many of the pre-Apollo era facilities at Marshall

kWh Analytics presents on opportunities to improve solar data using DOE’s Orange Button

At a Stanford University solar conference focused on bringing together universities, industry, and the U.S. government, kWh Analytics Data Scientist Adam Shinn introduced upcoming industry-wide advances made possible through cross-sector collaborations. “One of the biggest challenges facing our industry right now is the soft cost of solar,” said Shinn, pointing to a graph from the

iDemand Energy Storage offers charge controller that doesn’t require a second inverter, saving time and money

iDemand Energy Storage (iDES3) has developed a single conversion charge controller that will shorten the time needed for electrical current to travel from solar panels to storage batteries, and in so doing, save energy. “Currently there is no product out there that can take voltage coming in and convert it efficiently to low voltage, high

Baker Electric offers Tesla Powerwall, LG Chem, Sonnen and Enphase home batteries

Baker Electric Solar, an industry-leading Southern California solar provider has furthered its commitment to becoming the area’s premier resource for the finest integrated energy solutions. By offering the best in both solar and energy storage, Baker is providing homeowners with expanded capabilities for smart energy production, management and control. The goal is to give homeowners

Powin Energy provides 26-MWh energy storage system for San Diego Gas & Electric

Powin Energy Corporation, provider of fully integrated energy storage solutions for utilities, C&I, and microgrid applications, has signed a contract with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) for a 6.5 MW/26 MWh battery energy storage system project. If approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the project will be located in an historic orange

ABB offers new microgrid solution for solar+storage

ABB’s new microgrid solution, the MGS100, is a scalable system can be connected to multiple power sources to provide electricity for remote places that are not connected to the main grid, or reliable back-up power for small commercial and industrial facilities using an inconsistent grid supply, enabling social and economic development. MGS100 brings together all

GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic awarded grant to train district residents for solar careers

The Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) and the Department of Employment Services (DOES) have partnered to develop Solar Works DC, a new low-income solar installation and job training program. To implement the first year of the program, DOEE and DOES have awarded $950,000 to GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic through a competitive grant process. With this

Aura Solar I Mexico project rebuilt with SMA inverters

SMA inverters have recently been installed to help power up 3 MW of solar in Mexico as part of a rebuild for the Aura Solar I project in La Paz, Baja California Sur. Aura Solar I is a 30 MW solar plant developed by Gauss Energia, a leading developer in Mexico. It is currently the

Boviet embeds SolarEdge optimizers into its solar modules

Boviet Solar has finalized a partnership with SolarEdge to embed its power optimizers into Boviet’s 60-cell mono smart solar modules. As a result of this agreement, Boviet customers will be able to get a self-contained solar module, ready for installation with the power optimizer already installed. Boviet is one of only three manufacturers in the