Pacific Union College saves big with Green Charge storage system

Pacific Union College will install a 1-MW/2-MWh commercial energy storage system on its Napa Valley campus. Pacific Union College is expected to save nearly $800,000 dollars over the 10-year agreement with revenues generated through demand charge reduction and demand response programs through Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Pacific Union College is located 70 miles north

LERRI Solar listed as Tier 1 supplier by BNEF

LERRI Solar, a monocrystalline solar module manufacturer headquartered in Xi’an, China, has been named a Tier One supplier by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). BNEF’s classification is based on demonstrating significant non-recourse project finance deals that have successfully closed. Becoming a Tier One company, per BNEF, requires a significant track record of commercial acceptance by

200-MW solar tracking project finished in sandy California desert

Array Technologies recently celebrated the commencement of commercial operation at the Garland Solar Facility in Kern County, California. ATI’s solar trackers were selected for the 200-MW solar plant located on 2,000 acres of desert, where robust trackers that can withstand extreme conditions are particularly important. Signal Energy provided turnkey engineering, procurement and construction services for

Swinerton selects SunLink ground-mounts for 165-MW solar portfolio for Dept. of Defense

SunLink Corporation was selected by Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) to supply its GeoPro fixed tilt solution in connection with a 165-MW portfolio of solar ground-mount projects located in the panhandle of Florida. Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, is constructing the three projects on Department of Defense property as part of the Gulf Coast Solar Center

Energy storage ITC may get a second chance

The solar industry rejoiced when the ITC was extended in late 2015. Now storage may also get a chance for a federal subsidy. Some storage can already qualify for the ITC when installed with wind or solar under certain conditions, but a new bill would allow storage to qualify for the tax credit separately. “Currently,

SMA residential solar MPLE solution said to save 90 minutes of installation

As residential PV becomes a bigger part of the energy landscape, both consumers and solar professionals are demanding more from their solar technology. To meet the growing demand for fast, cost-effective and high-performing solar solutions, SMA America said it has launched its new Power+ Solution, which combines its Sunny Boy U.S. inverter with the TS4-R module

SolarBOS introduces fused solar AC combiners and recombiners

SolarBOS,  solar balance of System product developer and manufacturer for the Solar Energy Industry, introduces its AC combiners and recombiners. SolarBOS says its AC combiners and recombiners have been designed specifically for PV systems to allow installers to combine multiple string inverter AC outputs more effectively than when using breaker panels. Key highlights of the

HellermannTyton offers heavy-duty adhesive cable mounts

HellermannTyton offers a new line of extreme-duty adhesive mounts designed to attach cable and wire bundles with extraordinary adhesion even on difficult surfaces. The mounts accept most cable ties, and are made of a proprietary PA66 blend to resist impact, heat and UV exposure. “During our field research in heavy equipment and auto manufacturing facilities,

4.6-MW SunPower project to meet 85% of California school district’s energy needs

This spring, Cajon Valley Union School District (CVUSD) and SunPower Corp. will begin construction of SunPower Helix solar systems at 24 school sites in the El Cajon region of San Diego County, California. The solar installations totaling 4.6 MW will primarily include carports, as well as a few rooftop systems, and should be operational by

Ginlong offers weekly solar inverter NABCEP webinar trainings

Ginlong is offering weekly NABCEP trainings through webinars, onsite sessions and other videos. Solar contractors can attend to learn more about Ginlong Solis solar inverter products. Some upcoming webinars include: UL-certified Solis rapid shutdown device and SnapNRack mounting system solution: Feb. 24 4G new product release – Solis Single Phase 6 kW to 10 kW PV