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Verengo Reaches 75 MW Of Installed Solar

Verengo recently announced it has reached 75 MW with its 13,000th residential rooftop installation. Verengo, honored last month by Inc. magazine on their 500|5000 List as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., also announced an expansion plan focusing on key strategic markets on the east and west coasts. “Achieving 75 MW of


Vander Woude Dairy Melts Away Carbon Emissions With Solar Trackers

Vander Woude Dairy of Merced, Calif., was looking for a way to decrease operational expenses while providing its business with a sustainable form of power generation. Array Technologies, Inc.’s (ATI) customer, local design-build construction firm Pickett Solar, developed a 1.1 MWdc solar tracking array that will produce 100% of the dairy’s electricity needs on a


Hanwha Q CELLS, AGR To Power Plant in UK

Hanwha Q CELLS teamed up with AGRenewables (AGR), to power up a 24.3 MW photovoltaic power plant for Ingenious Clean Energy in record-time. Despite severe weather conditions, the park in Stowbridge, Cambridgeshire, England, was constructed and grid-connected ahead of the changes in ROC at the end of March. More than 94,500 Q.PRO-G3 solar panels were


Trina Solar to Supply 70MW Modules To Project in Chile

Trina Solar, a global producer of photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions, and services, agreed to supply 70MW high efficiency modules to a large-scale solar power project in Chile. Under the terms of the agreement, Trina Solar will deliver TSM-PC14 solar modules that have an output of between 300W and 310W per panel. Shipment of the modules


Nissan Approves Ingeteam’s Rapid EV Charging Station

Ingeteam has received Nissan’s letter of acknowledgement for the compatibility of its CHAdeMO charger with the Nissan Leaf electric car model. The approval was obtained following a period of technical trials conducted at Ingeteam’s facilities in Sarriguren (Navarre) with an electric car loaned by the Nissan-Arremotor car dealer. During this trial period, Ingeteam’s rapid charging


Command And Control: Why 24/7 Solar Monitoring Matters

By Judah Moseson, Special To Solar Power World Photovoltaic (PV) solar-farm technology improvements, as well as the size and number of installations, have increased dramatically in the past five years. This has created an increase in potential generation and revenue—which means traditional power-plant issues and considerations have become more prevalent in the solar energy sector. 


Duke Energy Commits $500 million To NC Solar Power

Duke Energy made a $500 million commitment to a major expansion of solar power in North Carolina. This culminates the company’s request for proposals (RFP) issued in February for new solar capacity. It will help Duke Energy further its commitment to renewable energy, diversify its energy portfolio and meet North Carolina’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency


How Is Software Changing The Solar Sales Process?

Effective solar sales professionals are always looking for ways to gain an edge. They need to get access to more potential deals, and improve their close rates in those deals – all while serving their customers’ unique needs effectively. Software products have played a critical role in improving sales teams’ effectiveness. The first generation of

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Which Battery Technology Will Win The Storage Race?

Lead-acid batteries and protective structures will remain the most popular technology to lead the RE market. By: John Connell, VP of SLI products at Crown Battery Manufacturing Co. As more utilities cut off subsidies for grid-tied solar users, a growing number of homeowners are investing in battery storage for their renewable energy (RE) systems, using


How To Shorten The Solar Sales Process For Success

Customer requests, such as migrating a 120kW array from rooftop (left) to carport (right), can be incorporated directly by the salesperson when using sales software. By Paul Grana and Paul Gibbs, Special To Solar Power World The commercial solar sales process is complicated. A sales team must understand the customer’s goals, propose a PV system