Locus Energy And Swinerton Partner On Solar Monitoring and Analytics

Locus Energy, a solar monitoring and data analytics platform provider for the solar PV market, recently announced that Swinerton Renewable Energy, a turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operations and management (O&M) provider for the utility-scale and distributed PV markets, will standardize its entire solar fleet on Locus Energy’s SolarNOC monitoring platform and PVIQ

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Solar Grid Storage Awarded SunShot Initiative Incubator Funding

Solar Grid Storage has been awarded U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Incubator funding of $968,120 aimed at streamlining solar storage interactivity with the grid and accelerating deployment of innovative solar storage systems. Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz announced the latest round of SunShot Incubator awards during his keynote address at Solar Power International 2014


UL Presents Four Posters During SPI

We’ve always been fascinated by the poster sections of trade shows. When we heard that UL (Underwriters Laboratories) was presenting four posters at SPI, we asked them to share what you could have learned if you’d had the chance to attend them all: BoS Is No BS — You Must Install Them Properly By Christian Storbeck,

Fliers landing at the Las Vegas airport will soon see a view of Mandalay Bay that looks much like this rendering. A 6.2-MW array, in development now, includes components from Unirac, JA Solar, Hanwha QCELLS and SMA America.

Mandalay Bay Gets 6.4 Megawatts

Another Las Vegas landmark is going solar, and this installation is much larger than the 18-panel system at the famed “Welcome To Las Vegas” sign. Sunora Energy will outfit Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center with a 6.4-MW dc system. The 21,324 solar modules are expected to provide 20% of the resort’s power demand. MGM Resorts,


Borrego Solar and sPower Break Ground on Suffolk County Solar Project

Borrego Solar Systems, a designer, developer, installer and financier of grid-tied solar photovoltaic systems (and a Solar Power World Top 400 Contractor), and sPower (Sustainable Power Group), a renewable energy provider, are commencing construction on a solar project in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. Upon completion, the facility, located on sPower-owned land in the


How to Evaluate Soft Cost Reduction Strategies: An SPI Guide

By Pam Cargill, Special to Solar Power World Planning soft cost reductions is a strategy game, one affected heavily by policy framework. The wider an installer’s territory, the more complexity they must work within. This complexity requires tracking details like an AHJ’s design requirements/code cycles/turnaround timelines, incentive program deadlines and changes, and local utility interconnection policies

Roof Tech, a provider of innovative PV solar mounting solutions for residential and commercial projects, has been selected to provide its rail-less mounting solution to Border Solar of El Paso, Texas for a major new development of single-family homes.

Border Solar Chooses Roof Tech Mounting For Major Home Development In El Paso

Roof Tech, a provider of innovative PV solar mounting solutions, for residential and commercial projects, has been selected to provide its rail-less mounting solution to Border Solar of El Paso, Texas, for a major new development of single-family homes. When completed, the project will encompass installation of Roof Tech’s signature product, RT-[E] Mount, on the


USDA Photovoltaic Solar Farm Project Uses Nextronex Inverters

Nextronex’s RAY-MAX distributed architecture inverter system will be used in the 1.5-MW DC PV solar farm at the United States Department of Agriculture’s George Washington Carver Center (GWCC). “This project will be the largest solar photovoltaics project in the Washington DC metropolitan area,” stat Jay Troger, Nextronex’s CEO. Mr. Troger and Mr. Rudy Magasrevy, VP Sales


BJ’s Wholesale Club Saves With Energy Storage From Direct Energy And SolarCity

SolarCity and Direct Energy, an energy  services company, will provide solar electricity and solar energy storage systems at two BJ’s Wholesale Club locations, an operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States. Two BJ’s Wholesale Club sites in Framingham and Dedham, Mass. are early adopters of DemandLogic, SolarCity’s smart energy storage system for businesses and


SunLink And Enphase Energy Offer Commercial Customers A Rebate

SunLink Corporation and Enphase Energy  are offering a “Commercial PV FlexBundle” for commercial PV installers. U.S. and Canadian customers who purchase SunLink’s Precision-Modular RMS with either Enphase’s C250 or M250 microinverters between December 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015 will receive a $4-per-module rebate for commercial projects of at least 75 kW. Precision-Modular RMS is the newest