Tigo partners with Mexico’s Exel Solar on TS4 MLPE platform

Tigo Energy has partnered for distribution with Exel Solar, a subsidiary of one of Mexico’s top 400 companies Exel Group. In support of the local market, they will collaboratively drive the adoption of the TS4 product offering. The TS4 platform deploys a modular approach while enabling greater design flexibility, reducing inventory costs, and ensuring the


Conergy wins 60MWp of solar projects in Brazil auctions

Conergy, one of the largest downstream solar companies operating globally, announces it has won 60 MWp of solar projects in Brazil’s national auction. “Brazil’s auction was one of the most competitive in the world,” said Eduardo Abreu, Conergy’s General Manager in Brazil. “Of bids totaling 11,200MWp, only 833 MWp were approved, making Conergy’s projects among


UGE International and Alpha Energy to collaborate on microgrid projects

UGE International, a leader in distributed renewable energy solutions for businesses, and Alpha Energy, an engineering procurement and construction firm, have entered into an agreement to work jointly on the development, installation, maintenance and financing of distributed generation projects. The collaboration will put forth a unique vertically integrated team, with the ability to efficiently approach

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Global solar technology leader APS rebrands as APsystems

APS, a global leader in solar technology, is now APsystems. The brand refinement highlights the company’s commitment to powerful alternative energy solutions, and its evolution from a product-oriented portfolio to a whole-systems innovator. The phrase “Altenergy Power,” a nod to the company’s original legal name, will appear beneath APsystems in the company’s new mark. “We’ve been


SunKing installs Fronius Primo solar inverters in Hawaii

Solar saves. That is what the Lopez family has found out with their 10-kW photovoltaic system investment in solar this past year. They certainly had concern with the unique shape of their roof, but fortunately the design flexibility of the Fronius Primo allowed for them to have the system they truly wanted. Sun King in

Exosun's first project in the U.S., the 30 MWac Lone Valley project, included local manufacturing of the Exotrack HZ trackers.

Exosun to supply trackers for 6.8 MW plant in Oregon

Exosun, provider of solar tracking technologies for utility-scale ground-mounted solar plants, has inked a contract with a major clean energy producer to supply and install its trackers on a 6.8 MWp PV plant located in the North American state of Oregon. The solar plant, installed over 40 acres of high desert land, will be equipped


Mounting Systems to present innovations at SPI

Mounting Systems, a producer of solar PV racking solutions, will exhibit at Solar Power International in Anaheim from September 14 to 17 at Booth 2326. For more than 21 years, Mounting Systems has supplied more than 8GW of innovative, secure and long lasting solar PV racking solutions to customers worldwide. Mounting Systems will showcase the


Grupo Clavijo will introduce new single-axis tracker at SPI

The Spanish firm Grupo Clavijo, a manufacturer of photovoltaic solar structures and trackers, will be present at Solar Power International 2015 to introduce its new single-axis tracker (SP160), the work of its R&D&I team. The SP160 tracker represents the optimization of Grupo Clavijo’s single-row tracking technology. While maintaining an excellent quality of the materials, the

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VARTA targets commercial demand response participation programs at SPI

VARTA Micro Group, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of an extensive variety of high-technology rechargeable and primary batteries, today announced that its subsidiary VARTA Storage GmbH has released the VARTA Flex System. The Flex System is comprised of a 24 kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery cabinet, power electronics and control unit. Optimized

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Solar is headed to the Supreme Court

Things haven’t exactly been easy for solar contractors in the Sunshine State. Despite abundant sunshine and a largely untapped market, energy policies are under the complete control of utility monopolies and have remained ironically un-friendly to solar. Current Florida law only allows utility companies to sell electric power to a customer, meaning that any sort