Tagged Manufacturing

EIA: Wind costs decline, thanks to improved technology & siting decisions

By Michelle Froese Between 2010 and 2016, the capacity-weighted average cost (real 2016$) of U.S. wind installations declined by one-third, from $2,361 per kilowatt (kW) to $1,587/kW, according to the U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA). These findings are based on analysis in the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (DOE/EERE)…

EnterSolar begins construction on New York’s largest rooftop solar system

By Kelly Pickerel EnterSolar and Continental Building Products, a North American manufacturer of gypsum drywall and complementary finishing products, announced today that construction has commenced on a 2.4-MW solar installation on Continental’s Buchanan manufacturing facility along the Hudson River in Westchester County, New York. The installation, developed by EnterSolar and its partner TriState Solar Alliance,…

Soltec launches training program for its SF7 single-axis tracker

By Kelly Pickerel Tracking manufacturer Soltec announces the launch of its Solteach Pro training program. The Solteach Pro training program is aimed at solar industry companies and workers specifically regarding solar tracker application in large projects. Solteach Pro is imparted by highly experienced engineers and project managers to train and certify individuals or companies in…

From China To Michigan, Elon Musk Rules The Twittersphere

By Steve Hanley After Elon Musk concluded a deal to build a manufacturing plant in Shanghai this week, he flew to Beijing to talk with Chinese leaders about weightier matters — things like peaceful coexistence, the future of humanity, and preventing an environmental catastrophe. Afterward he tweeted, “Excellent meetings with senior leaders in China. Very…

Golden Square Capital takes over ownership of U.S. Schletter division

By Kelly Pickerel The U.S. business of solar mounting systems manufacturer Schletter Group has been transferred to its new owner. The transaction concludes the takeover of the Schletter Group as a whole by Golden Square Capital. “Closing the transaction of our U.S. branch puts our business in North America on a solid financial footing again,”…

New HighFlow Wind reinforcement fabrics launched for blade manufacturing

By Michelle Froese HighFlow Wind Energy is the first product launch from Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s new platform, which includes a range of high-performance reinforcement fabrics. According to HighFlow, the material is designed to deliver unrivaled performance for lightweight composite materials. Ahlstrom-Munksjö HighFlow aims to address the wind industry’s need for efficient resin infusion, complete fabric wet out,…

Pegasus Solar raises $10 million in funding for mounting systems

By Kelly Pickerel Pegasus Solar, a designer and manufacturer of innovative rooftop mounting systems for solar installations, has raised additional funding, reaching $10 million under its Series A round of equity financing. The round was led by Ecosystem Integrity Fund (EIF), with participation from Okapi Capital, Howard Wenger, Mike Miskovsky, and other solar industry executives….

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