Net energy metering 2.0 coming soon to California

The article was reposted with permission from Run on Sun. Subscribe to the California installer’s monthly newsletter. Run on Sun has written at some length about how Net Energy Metering (NEM) works and about the upcoming changes–NEM 2.0. While both PG&E and SDG&E have already switched to the 2.0 version, SCE customers are still able to

Webinar: Data monitoring in a wireless (and sometimes wired) world – March 29, 2017

Join us on March 29th at 11:30am EST.     Today’s solar customers have an almost bewildering array of choices (and acronyms) for linking the gateway to their router. There are Wi-Fi extenders, or Ethernet cables such as Ethernet-over-powerline (EoP), where wires used to distribute power inside homes also transmit digital data based on time

Duke Energy to fund solar systems for seven North Carolina schools

As part of a $300,000 grant, Duke Energy today announced it would pay 100% of the funds needed to install a solar power system at seven North Carolina schools: East Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill – Orange County Gaston Day School, Gastonia – Gaston County Hickory Ridge High School, Harrisburg – Cabarrus County Lower

Q&A with Canadian Solar: Outlook for 2017

  A strong developer of solar projects, Canadian Solar also dominates solar panel manufacturing. Constantly vying for the top global manufacturing spot with Hanwha Q CELLS, JA Solar, JinkoSolar and Trina Solar, Canadian Solar ranked third in 2016 with 5.1 GW of solar panels produced. Solar Power World spoke with Vincent Ambrose, Canadian Solar’s general

SimpliPhi and CivicSolar partner on energy storage for residential installers

In anticipation of the planned reopening of the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), SimpliPhi Power and CivicSolar are partnering to bring versatile energy storage solutions to residential installers in California. The AccESS all-in-one-box storage system from SimpliPhi was developed in partnership with solar and energy storage installers for power security that is safe, reliable, non-hazardous and

New England Clean Energy installs fifth solar project for Nature’s Classroom

New England Clean Energy has completed the installation of a 68-kW, 200-panel solar energy system at non-profit environmental education center Nature’s Classroom, marking the fifth project on which the two organizations have collaborated. The system would have been bigger but a state cap on net metering for commercial systems made a larger investment uneconomical, said to

REC ships 1.2 GW of modules in 2016 with 53% going to the United States

REC released its Solar Market Insight report for Q4 and full-year 2016, revealing a record year in sales for the company. Challenging global market conditions for the entire solar industry notwithstanding, REC achieved a 9% increase compared to 2015, with more than 1.26 GW of solar panel shipments. Q4 2016 was one of the strongest

Words matter in solar: Defining key energy terms

Many companies are committing to clean energy goals these days. But what does it really mean when a company sets a goal to be “energy independent” or “100% renewable?” Here’s a look at some commonly used terms, and what they mean–or in some cases, how they can be widely interpreted.  100% renewable If a company

Moss steps into Hawaiian solar

Moss has completed its first solar project in Hawaii, which it said also happens to be the largest utility-scale solar project in the state. Known as Waianae Solar, the 40-MW DC project is on approximately 200 acres in Oahu. REC Solar was the EPC general contractor in charge of the engineering, procurement and construction of

SMA plans 16-stop roadshow across the U.S.

SMA America will travel the U.S. beginning March 7 for its Optimization Redefined 2017 tour. The tour will make 16 scheduled stops in cities along the East Coast, West Coast and Texas, partnering with authorized distributors to host the events. Optimization Redefined will showcase SMA’s new Power+ Solution, which will optimize residential systems. The company said