energyOrbit partners with Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility to monitor state’s energy efficiency

In an industry first, the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (DESEU) is implementing a statewide, unified method for tracking and reporting on its energy efficiency, conservation and renewable initiatives. energyOrbit has been selected to deliver a Statewide Energy Savings Database platform for the DESEU’s Energize Delaware programs, as well as select programs at the Delaware Department

New York’s Richard Kauffman receives SEIA Solar Champion Award

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) presented Richard Kauffman, New York’s chairman of energy and finance and NYSERDA board chair, with the prestigious SEIA Solar Champion Award, an honor bestowed upon entities or individuals who have helped strengthen solar energy in America. Previous award winners include solar-supportive members of Congress and solar-powered breweries in Asheville and Western

Enphase, JinkoSolar and Solplicity volunteer on solar installation for Committee on the Shelterless

Today Everybody Solar, an award-winning solar energy nonprofit, announced that it has reached its fundraising goal to add 63 solar panels (19.5 kW) to the headquarters of Committee on the Shelterless (COTS), a nonprofit that helps homeless adults and families meet their basic needs for food, shelter, and safety and move towards stable independence. In

GRID Alternatives begins installing solar on tribal lands using DOE funding

GRID Alternatives, America’s largest nonprofit solar installer, today announced installation has begun on 92 solar installations in six tribal communities in California, Montana, and South Dakota with over $1 million in cost-shared grants from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to these individual tribes. The grants are part of an initiative announced by DOE in

Everybody Solar will donate a 15-kW solar array to the Sciencenter in New York

Everybody Solar, an award-winning solar energy nonprofit, announced that it will donate a 15 kilowatt (kW) solar array to the Sciencenter, a hands-on science museum in upstate New York. This was made possible by All Points North Foundation (APNF), Cornell University, JinkoSolar and over 50 individual donors, who rose up to bring solar energy and sustainability education to

GRID Alternatives provides solar training for women

GRID Alternatives, the nation’s largest nonprofit solar installer, recently hosted its first Women in Solar intensive training as part of its Women in Solar initiative, a national push, in partnership with SunEdison, to involve more women in all aspects of solar. Erica Mackie co-founded GRID Alternatives in 2001 with the goal of making solar PV

Fronius, GRID Alternatives, Holy Cross Energy support community solar project

Fronius, a leading string inverter manufacturer, joined GRID Alternatives Colorado (GRID) and Holy Cross Energy in the Roaring Fork Valley this week to help install a community solar array that will lower electricity bills for local families in need. The project is part of a statewide partnership between the Colorado Energy Office and GRID designed

Bombard Renewable Energy chooses Yaskawa – Solectria Solar’s inverters

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, one of the leading U.S. commercial PV inverter manufacturers, recently announced that Bombard Renewable Energy chose its U.S.-made SGI XTM utility-scale inverters and SolrenView monitoring for a 17.5MW community solar installation in the Mojave Desert, town of Pahrump, Nevada. The project is an undertaking by the Valley Electric Association (VEA), a member owned non-profit electric cooperative. Bombard Renewable Energy is

Conergy expands impact as sponsor for Empowered by Light

Global solar Conergy announces its support of the Empowered By Light Foundation, a high-impact non profit bringing clean, reliable solar power to key communities throughout the developing world. To further Empowered By Light in its quest to bring clean energy solutions to communities around the world, Conergy is donating funds, market-specific knowledge and media resources

New financing methods could make solar more viable for non-profits

Uncle Sam’s tax code unwittingly sends American non-profit corporations to the back of the solar line. Arguably among the most socially-minded of our corporate organizations, non-profits have had the greatest difficulty qualifying for solar financing.  Solar installers are not inclined to work with them, because of their inability to deliver funded solutions.  Fortunately a new