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Black solar panels added to Panasonic’s HIT module line

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America introduced three new photovoltaic module HIT: the N320K, N315K and N310K. These new models are able to produce 320, 315, and 310 watts of power, respectively, and are a continuation of Panasonic’s line of high-efficiency residential solar panels. Boasting module efficiency of 19.1% with a sleek all-black appearance, the panels

Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources extends solar incentive program

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has announced plans to extend the Commonwealth’s successful Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC 2) program until it completes a long-term replacement. Since its inception, the SREC 2 program has led Massachusetts to more than 1,600 megawatts of solar development and supported thousands of local jobs, investments and a

PVComplete introduces first CAD software system for the solar industry

PVComplete, a solar design software provider, introduces PVCAD, the first and only CAD for solar. Powered by Autodesk technology, PVCAD rapidly accelerates solar project design and deployment. Solar designers, drafters and engineers use PVCAD to create comprehensive project designs for ground-mounted, rooftop, carport and sloped roof solar projects. For one low monthly subscription, designers leverage

SEIA hosts Women’s Empowerment East Coast Summit to encourage diversity in solar

The Solar Energy Industries Association is hosting its Women’s Empowerment East Coast Summit on April 6 in Washington, D.C. Started last year, SEIA’s Women’s Empowerment Series aims to educate, connect and provide thought leadership for and from women in the solar industry. According to the National Solar Jobs Census 2016, the percentage of women working

TerraSmart releases new ground-mount rack for landscape orientation of panels

TerraSmart has launched its new TF2 Landscape, the latest edition to the company’s next-generation, fixed-tilt racking portfolio. Backed by seven years of experience and 1 GW of installed solar capacity, the new TF2 L rack brings TerraSmart’s cost-effective ground-mount technology to a landscape design. “By optimizing our TF2 for landscape orientation, we can increase table

SunShot solar forecasting program receives top honors from Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group

The SunShot Initiative’s solar forecasting program, launched in 2012, spearheaded a collaborative effort to develop real-world solutions to improve the accuracy, flexibility, and geospatial capabilities of solar forecasts. And now, the program and an Energy Department scientist are receiving the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group’s 2017 Annual Achievement Awards, which honor energy professionals for their success

Totem Power solar+storage+communication platform recognized by Fast Company

Totem Power has been recognized as a finalist for the inaugural World Changing Ideas Awards, a program launched by Fast Company to honor businesses, policies, projects and concepts that offer innovative solutions to the issues facing humanity. Totem announced its solar+storage+communication structures last November. Totem’s smart city platform was named a finalist in the Energy category, alongside 11

PCI Solar to exhibit at workshop in Phoenix

National developer PCI Solar will be exhibiting in Booth 214 from April 9 to 12 at Edison Electric Institute’s Spring National Key Accounts Workshop in Phoenix, one of the nation’s largest conferences focused on corporate renewable energy.  The conference brings together national, chain, and multi-site energy users with utilities and alternative energy providers to discuss evolving

SolAero Technologies provides solar power for naval lab

SolAero Technologies Corp., a provider of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels and composite structural products for satellite and aerospace applications, has delivered its high performance, lightweight solar cell technology to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to power its Solar-Soaring UAV demonstrator. SolAero’s specially designed UAV-TJ high efficiency solar cells will convert solar radiation

Geronimo Energy subscribes prominent Minnesota organizations to community solar garden portfolio

Geronimo Energy has signed several Minnesota-grown organizations to its Nordic Solar Portfolio this week. The portfolio includes more than 30 community solar gardens spread across 18 Minnesota counties. Publicly announced subscribers include the University of Minnesota, the Science Museum of Minnesota and Hennepin County. The U of MN’s portfolio subscription will be spread out over several