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TPS signs distribution deal with Renusol

The PowerStore Inc based Texas have just signed a distribution agreement allowing them to distribute full range of Renusol Racking products in North America. The PowerStore are pleased to announce the introduction of Renusol Solar Racking into their growing range. Renusol offers top quality products which allow installers fast and cost effective mounting solutions. Whether

NREL group releases publication to help standardize and improve solar asset transparency

By Chris Doyle, Chief Commercial Officer, Dividend Solar NREL’s Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group recently released its second publication from the Solar Quality Initiative focused on establishing standards for quality management and investor transparency for commercial and industrial scale solar installations. The Best Practices in Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Installation was developed

Yeloha wins Webby Award for the best green website

Yeloha announced today that its Solar Sharing Network has been named the Best Green Website by the 2016 Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence, innovation and inspiration on the Internet. By winning this award, Yeloha joins the distinguished

First ‘Shared Renewables’ community solar project going up in New York

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), New York State Department of Public Service (DPS), EnterSolar and Clean Energy Collective (CEC) announced that construction is underway on the first Shared Renewables community solar project in New York State. This project advances the goals of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV)

Energy from utility-scale solar surpasses wind in California for first time in 2015

Recent analysis from Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, reveals that in 2015 energy from grid-connected, utility-scale solar plants surpassed wind for the first time in California. While this is an exciting milestone for the solar industry, the rise of solar also brings with it a demand for better forecasting information to

Getting the most out of your solar panels

Here are a few simple things solar panel owners can do to optimize solar panel performance and get the most out of arrays. Ensure solar panels are facing the right way According to The Daily Mail, most of the world’s solar panels are facing the wrong way. Scientists say that solar panels can generate more

80-kW solar system completed by Strathcona for Ontario marketing group

Strathcona Solar Initiatives, an Ontario based award-winning full-service integrator, recently completed the installation of a high-yielding 80-kilowatt rooftop PV system for the Trillium Sales Group in North York, Ontario. The globally operating supplier of promotional gifts and merchandise established its 20,000 square feet head office at the North York location in 2010 from which the

SoloPower flexible thin-film modules to power Connecticut fire station solar project

SoloPower Systems has partnered with Davis Hill Development LLC, a renewable energy developer, to deliver its innovative lightweight solar photovoltaic technology for a key BIPV installation on the roof of a fire station in Fairfield, Connecticut. “We are very pleased to have such tremendous support for profiling our technology, as this project will showcase the latest integration concepts for

The Solar Foundation launches recognition program for communities going solar

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and The Solar Foundation (TSF) announced the launch of the SolSmart designation program. SolSmart will recognize leading solar cities and counties as well as empower new communities to advance through no-cost technical assistance. A core component of the technical assistance program are the SolSmart Advisors, fully-funded temporary staff embedded

JinkoSolar 1,500-volt modules certified UL 1703 for North America

JinkoSolar Holding Co. announced its 1,500-volt Eagle PV modules, manufactured with its strategic partner DuPont’s Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film-based backsheets, have received UL 1703 certification by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Following certification, the modules have immediately become available for use in solar energy installations across North America. With its modules now in the market, JinkoSolar