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Ideal Power provides solar+storage solution for U.S. Virgin Islands

Ideal Power , a power conversion technology company, today announced its products will serve in a collaborative hybrid microgrid project that will provide power to a commercial facility on the island of Saint Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Like many buildings in the Caribbean, this facility is completely disconnected from the central power grid

Solar-Log offers solar monitoring solution at Intersolar North America

Solar-Log, the global provider ofresidential and commercial monitoring*, will be presenting its solar monitoring and management solution at Intersolar North America – the new Solar-Log WEB Enerest. Solar-Log WEB Enerest is a sophisticated and professional solar PV monitoring platform. This new, enhanced portal, in combination with Solar-Log’s award-winning data loggers, offers superior monitoring and efficient

PetersenDean solar division expands into Nevada

PetersenDean Roofing & Solar, a privately-held roofing and solar company, has announced the expansion of its solar division in Nevada in response to the newly reinstated energy policy signed into effect last week by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. With this expansion, PetersenDean expects to hire at least 50 new employees and pursue 1,200 new projects

Panasonic HIT solar module achieves world’s best output temperature coefficient

Panasonic Corporation has achieved the world’s leading output temperature coefficient for mass-produced silicon photovoltaic modules, at -0.258%/°C. This record-breaking innovation sets a new standard for the solar industry, improving on the previous temperature coefficient by 0.032 points at the mass production level, highlighting the positive temperature characteristics of heterojunction solar cells and further improving Panasonic’s

Sunworks wins solar contract for Nevada hay farm

Sunworks, a provider of solar power solutions for agriculture, commercial, industrial (ACI) and residential markets, announced a new project for a 760-kilowatt solar system that will be constructed at Empire Farms in Garlach, Nevada. The installation will result in an energy savings in excess of $2.5 million over the next 25 years. Empire Farms is

Guest column: Should pregnant women ride the solar coaster?

By Kacie Peters, regional sales manager, Alta Energy This article originally appeared on Kacie Peters’ LinkedIn page. Author’s note: This story is part of a larger collection on gender equity in the renewable energy space from WRISE: Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (formerly WoWE). “Find Her Keep Her” outlines the difficulties and best practices

2017 Solar Battle of the Bands lineup announced

The competition is on! CALSEIA proudly announces its 2017 Solar Battle of the Bands line up:This year’s line-up includes returning bands, “PV Wonder” from Tesla, Quick Mount PV’s “Northerner & The Rafters”, and “Fronicators” from Fronius USA.  And, introducing new talent this year “The Rapid Shutdowns” from Luminalt. Solar Battle of the Bands, a solar

BlueRock Solar to build largest community solar project in New York

BlueRock Solar, an affiliate of BlueRock Energy, announced plans for a community solar project just outside Buffalo, New York, in Grand Island. On Monday, the town board voted unanimously to approve the project which will be completed in partnership with Active Solar Development. BlueRock Solar expects to break ground later this summer and complete the

Shoals Technologies announces investment of funds by Oaktree Capital Management

Shoals Technologies Group, a provider of solar electrical balance of systems, announced an investment by funds managed by the Power Opportunities group of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. Founded in 1996, Shoals designs and manufactures a diverse range of products for solar and energy storage projects, including combiner boxes, junction boxes, wiring, and monitoring

Smappee brings home energy monitoring system to U.S. solar market

Smappee, a European developer of smart energy monitoring solutions, has entered the U.S. solar market with the launch of its flagship product, Smappee Plus. The most advanced energy monitoring system available on the market, Smappee Plus empowers consumers to better manage their electricity use and costs by providing detailed, real-time measurements of their energy production