California winery now run 100% on solar

Niner Wine Estates, a LEED-certified, family-owned winery in Paso Robles’ new Willow Creek sub appellation, announced the winery has installed a solar array on its Heart Hill property that will provide 100% of the electrical power needs of the winery, tasting room and restaurant. Installation was carried out by REC Solar, which has completed similar arrays

What are some benefits of a centralized approach in small utility solar projects?

Using high-capacity string inverters for small utility scale projects (less than 50 MW) has become a recent trend. However, there are still advantages to using central inverters for these projects. Commissioning and maintenance: Commissioning and maintenance time and cost generally increase with the number of inverters .Because small utility projects usually require less units when

Nautilus Solar announces management buyout backed by Virgo Investment Group

Nautilus Solar Energy, a full service solar solutions provider in the United States and Canada, led by Jim Rice, CEO and Laura Stern, President, has announced an investment and partnership in the company by Virgo Investment Group, L.P. Virgo is backing a management buyout of Nautilus from an investment affiliate of Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC. Nautilus is a leading,

NRG EVgo and Princeton Power Systems showcase electric car

Princeton Power Systems, a leading global designer and manufacturer of technology products and embedded software for energy management, microgrid operations, and electric vehicle charging, and NRG EVgo, the nation’s leading provider of public DC fast charging, have partnered to provide solar powered charging technology for Team Orange County’s (University of California, Irvine; Chapman University; Irvine

Auric Solar flips switch on largest offset project in North American professional sports

Rio Tinto Stadium, the home of Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake as well as the USL Real Monarchs, flipped the ceremonial switch on the state of Utah’s largest privately-owned solar array. The 2,020-kW system was installed by Auric Solar. The solar panels will offset 73 percent of Real Salt Lake’s total annual stadium power

Ingeteam partners with Tigo Energy

Tigo Energy, the smart module market leader, today with Ingeteam, a leader in the photovoltaic inverter market, announced that Ingeteam’s inverter line has been successfully tested and approved for compliance with Tigo’s smart module platform, including the latest Tigo TS4 modular Platform. The announcement comes with a manufacturer’s letter declaring the compatibility of the products.

Yaskawa – Solectria provides inverters for professional sport stadium

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar has provided its PVI 28TL inverters to Russell Pacific and Auric Solar for Rio Tinto Stadium. This 2MW system will offset 73 percent of the stadium’s total annual power needs – the largest offset for any professional stadium in North America. The PV system on Rio Tinto Stadium is comprised of

Hannah Solar launches home energy division in partnership with Sonnenbatterie

Hannah Solar, an independent solar integrator in Georgia, is teaming up with Sonnenbatterie Inc., developer, designer and manufacturer of integrated and unique energy storage systems, to address the growing demand for residential solar coupled with an energy storage solution. This will be the first partnership of its kind in the Southeast, creating new incentives from

Rosendin Electric wins award for productivity forecasting tool

Rosendin Electric, ( one of the nation’s largest private electrical contractors and an employee-owned company, has received a Constructech Gold Vision Award for the second consecutive year, making this Rosendin Electric’s fourth Gold Vision Award in five years. Rosendin Electric received the 2015 Gold Vision Award in the category Specialty Contractor: Electrical Work More than

Ideal Power chosen for grid-resilient 30kW multi-port power conversion systems

Ideal Power has received a multi-unit purchase order from EnerDel, a manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries and energy storage systems for electric grid, transportation and industrial applications, for its Grid-Resilient 30kW Multi-Port Power Conversion Systems which will be used for multiple microgrid installations. The systems are scheduled to ship in Q4 2015. “Microgrids represent a