UK’s first medium voltage string inverters used in 13MW solar park

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., a leader in precision power conversion solutions, announced the successful installation of its medium voltage three-phase string inverters at the 13MW Roves Farm solar park near Swindon, UK. “Given Advanced Energy’s long-standing history of manufacturing quality string inverters, we were extremely confident in their ability to meet our expectations with regards


Alliance will enable accelerated growth of microgrid market

ABB, an automation technology group, and Samsung SDI, the manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries, have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote microgrid solutions globally. The two companies will establish a global commercial alliance to develop and market modular and scalable microgrid solutions, utilizing lithium-ion batteries for energy storage. The combination of ABB’s global market presence,

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Roof Tech offers one-on-one webinars for NABCEP credit

Solar mounting manufacturer Roof Tech is offering one-on-one training webinars that cover best practices for installing its RT-[E] Mount Rail-less PV mounting system, which it says is designed for fast, easy installations on pitched asphalt roofs. The webinar includes training on how to install the product to meet code and education on the engineering and rigorous testing


SolarBOS achieves ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management System Certification

SolarBOS is pleased to announce it has received ISO 9001: 2008 Certification for the design and manufacture of electrical Balance of System products in Livermore, CA. “Receiving our certification to the ISO 9001 standard represents a milestone achievement and is a demonstration of the hard work and dedication of the SolarBOS team,” said Brian Chandler,


Primrose Solar signs over 100 MW of Solar on power purchase agreements with EDF Energy

Under the deal EDF Energy provides an inflation-linked guaranteed minimum price for power over the full term of the contract. This price floor improves Primrose Solar’s ability to raise capital against the projects, as it increases the level of fixed revenues that lenders use to size debt, and improves project returns. Primrose Solar owns and


Clean Power Finance, Panasonic bring $100MM in solar financing to underserved Hawaii

Clean Power Finance (CPF) has brought together Panasonic Eco Solutions (Panasonic) and Coronal Group LLC (Coronal) with the State of Hawaii to finance up to $100 million of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. This public-private partnership is part of Hawaii’s Green Energy Market Securitization Program (GEMS). GEMS is a sustainable financing initiative of the Hawaii State


New Colorado community solar garden to exclusively serve low-income customers

GRID Alternatives, the nation’s largest non-profit solar installer, and Grand Valley Power (GVP), an electric cooperative utility based in Grand Junction, CO, today announced an unprecedented partnership to develop and produce a community solar garden dedicated exclusively to rate-payers qualified as low-income. The first of its kind in Colorado, the 25-kW array will provide clean,

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Baltimore neighbors in pilot solar co-op select Solar Energy World to install systems

Civic Works’ Retrofit Baltimore program and MD SUN (a project of Community Power Network) have organized more than 40 Baltimore neighbors in a pilot solar co-op. The co-op incorporates the collective buying power of Baltimore residents with the workforce standards of Civic Works. The group of homeowners selected Maryland-based Solar Energy World to install systems for all of the participants

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Installation Notes: Seattle project produces solar-savvy graduates

A new PV array on the roof of a Seattle-area college is a clean-energy investment with a different sort of payback: solar-savvy graduates. The Education Building at North Seattle College now sports a 7.4-kW PV system, its primary array perched atop a rotating armature that tracks the sun across the sky each day. While the


Yarotek, REC Solar complete 874-kW install for Puerto Rican food distributor

Yarotek, a Miami-based solar developer and independent power producer with regional headquarters in San Juan, and REC Solar, a national provider of comprehensive commercial solar and energy solutions, today announced the completion of an 874-kW solar array for Ballester Hermanos Inc., a food, wine, spirits and foodservice distributor in Dorado, Puerto Rico. The roof-mounted array will reduce electricity