RGS Energy named exclusive installer for Solarize Cranston campaign

RGS Energy, a residential and small-business commercial solar company since 1978, has been selected by Solarize Cranston, through a state-run program, Solarize Rhode Island, to bring solar electricity to home and business owners in Cranston, Rhode Island. Solarize Rhode Island is a community supported discount buying program that uses tiered pricing, town supported education and

Trending in community solar: Community solar continuing to boom 

According to GTM Research, more than 400 MW of community solar projects will be installed in the United States in 2017. That’s double the amount installed in 2016. Nearly 3 GW of community solar is in development now. Community solar is defined by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory as a solar-electric system that,

Solar Basics: What is a microgrid?

Solar Basics is a video series by Solar Power World created to help installers learn about the business, tools and tricks of the solar power trade. Solar Power World visited Eaton’s Power Systems Experience Center to check out their microgrid that incorporates solar+storage. Watch our video to learn about the ways a microgrid can help

Solar Basics: Canopy-side solar chat with Eaton

Solar Basics is a video series by Solar Power World created to help installers learn about the business, tools and tricks of the solar power trade. Solar Power World visited Eaton’s Power Systems Experience Center to learn more about the company’s role in solar and storage. Editor Kathie Zipp speaks with Eaton’s John Vernacchia in

Dominion Energy expands Solar for Students program in Virginia

As renewable energy becomes a growing part of Virginia’s energy mix, Dominion Energy is expanding its Solar for Students program to give more students hands-on experience with solar power. Dominion Energy has selected five additional public schools in Virginia, as well as one children’s museum, for the unique chance to observe and learn firsthand about

25% of Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Center to be powered by offsite solar

Monumental Sports & Entertainment and WGL Energy Services announced a partnership that will allow Verizon Center, home to the Washington Wizards, Capitals, Mystics and Valor, as well as concerts and other entertainment events, to purchase power from a new solar facility in Maryland. The solar electricity purchased by Monumental Sports & Entertainment to power Verizon

Hannah Solar Government Services to install solar at the Thomson, Illinois Federal Prison

Ameresco Inc., has selected Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) to design and install two ground mounted solar energy systems for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, part of the U.S. Department of Justice, at the Administrative United States Penitentiary (AUSP) located in Thomson, Illinois. Ameresco currently serves the Department of Justice under an Energy Saving Performance

groSolar completes 7-MW solar farm in Jacksonville

groSolar, JEA, and AEP OnSite Partners, an American Electric Power company, are pleased to announce the commercial operation of the 7-MWac Northwest Jacksonville Solar Partners (NWJAX) solar farm in Jacksonville, Florida. The project is located on Arnold Road just north of the Jacksonville International Airport. “JEA is committed to environmental stewardship and to increasing its level

Coronal Energy developing 20-MW solar project in Virginia

Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, and Dominion Energy are expanding Virginia’s solar energy capacity by developing a solar facility in Essex County that will add clean, reliable, and affordable solar energy to the local power grid, introduce high-quality jobs to the local economy, and provide tax revenue to the county and state. This 174-acre, 20-MW solar

GridShare announces new renewable project crowdsourcing platform

GridShare announced the launch of its independent crowdfunding platform to help renewable energy projects and cleantech companies raise capital. By creating an online platform where investors can independently engage with project owners seeking funding, GridShare is a game-changer for the alternative energy industry. GridShare is a unique online platform where renewable energy project developers and