This commentary is reposted courtesy of Randy Zechman of Clean Solar, a San Jose, Calif., based solar installer. It first appeared on the company’s blog and is cross-posted with permission. By Randy Zechman New solar panel restrictions will limit your roof-space options in California. Effective Jan. 1, 2014, all California cities and counties will mandate
Welcome to another edition of Solar Speaks, Solar Power World’s podcast series that gives you the opportunity to hear from the industry’s biggest newsmakers — in their own words. Today, we’re talking to Gilad Almogy, CEO of Cogenra Solar, which announced last week that it had introduced a ground-mount solar system that installs for 50 cents a watt. Podcast:
Princess Elisabeth Station, a research station funded by the Belgian government in Antarctica, is exposed to winds of up to 300km/hr. This, combined with the fact that it is only sunny for half the year and faces extreme temperatures, make for challenging conditions for a facility to run entirely on alternative energy. But architects were
Live webinar is Thursday, Dec. 12 at 2 PM Eastern. Solar project financing? Talk about confusing. It’s one of the greatest challenges the solar industry must navigate. One of the newest forms of financing that has found success in solar is crowdsourcing. So how does it work? Tune in to a special one-hour presentation to
Live webinar date is Tuesday, December 10 at 2 PM Eastern. Solar plants are no place for Moe and Joe’s Landscaping Service. As portfolios grow and arrays age, developers are awakening to the importance of operations and maintenance (O&M). But more than that, they need help managing many megawatts of assets and gigabytes of data.
Holston View Elementary in Bristol, Tenn., has been named as one of the top solar projects of the year. The 50-kW solar pavilion system – consisting of 200 MAGE Solar AC modules powered by SolarBridge Technologies microinverters – was selected as winner of the Ground Mount category by Solar Builder magazine readers. Ecological Energy Systems installed
The Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) is the not-for-profit wholesale power provider to 59 cities and towns across Indiana and one Ohio community who own and operate the municipal electric distribution systems in their communities. IMPA member communities deliver electric service to approximately 330,000 individuals throughout the state, and now they will do so with solar.
By Elias Hinckley and John Frenkil Special To Solar Power World The energy finance community has eagerly anticipated the introduction of solar asset-backed securities — “solar securitization” — for at least three years, and may be waiting for another year or more. But sooner or later, securitization is coming to solar finance. When it does, it
Half Moon Ventures says its broke ground on Wisconsin’s first stand-alone utility scale solar energy project in the city of Jefferson. HMV awarded S&C Electric Company with the EPC contract to construct the project, which is expected to enter into service by the end of the year. The solar energy facility will be the state’s first
Solar module manufacturer Canadian Solar has recently completed a delivery of 2.3MW of photovoltaic (“PV”) modules to a consortium of companies in Kayseri Organized Industry Area for a solar power project located in Kayseri, Turkey. It has also been awarded a module supply agreement to provide China Perfect Machinery Industry Corp. with 32 MW of solar