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

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

Aquion Energy and Ideal Power partner on Sonoma Winery

Aquion Energy, developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) batteries and energy storage systems, and Ideal Power, a developer of power conversion technologies, announce the installation of Aquion’s AHI batteries using Ideal Power’s Grid Resilient 30 kW Multi-port Power Conversion System as part of a microgrid at Stone Edge Farm, a 16-acre organic winery

Contractors Corner: Swinerton excels at large-scale solar

  Swinerton Renewable Energy had a lot to worry about surrounding the ITC extension. The company’s bread and butter—multi-megawatt, utility-scale solar projects—was at risk of losing its monetary advantage, bringing Swinerton’s work to a standstill. Once the extension came through at the end of 2015, senior vice president and general manager George Hershman was relieved

Caribbean islands taking steps to shift from diesel to solar

The inauguration of the 3-MWp sun2live solar power plant at the V.C. Bird International Airport of Antigua represented the conclusion of the first major step of a successful shift from a diesel to a solar-based energy supply in the Caribbean. With the installation of further sun2live and sun2roof solar power generating and storage solutions across Antigua and

Atlus Power connects 2.6 MW of community solar to grid

Altus Power America is proud to announce that it has started delivering solar net metering credits from its two community solar systems in Warren, Massachusetts. Energized in December of 2015, Altus Power’s Warren projects are some of the first ground mounted community solar systems in Massachusetts to be fully subscribed and operational.  The systems provide energy

RES to develop, install 15-MW solar portfolio for Central Texas

RES Distributed, a wholly owned subsidiary of Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, engineering, construction, and operation of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects across the globe, is pleased to announce an agreement with Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) to develop, construct and manage a 15-MW distributed portfolio of solar photovoltaic (PV)

Fenix International hits 60,000 in solar leases, opening financing for off-grid work in Uganda

Fenix International, the largest provider of off-grid home solar in Uganda, announces that it has signed over 60,000 leases for its product, ReadyPay Power, since January 2014. The leases, totaling $11 million in value, have brought an estimated 300,000 Ugandans power for the first time and each lessee their first line of credit. Ugandans, living