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New York passes renewable energy growth act in state budget

By Kelsey Misbrener New York State public authorities and agencies announced the passage of legislation as part the FY 2020-2021 state budget to dramatically speed up the siting and construction of clean energy projects to combat climate change and help jumpstart the state’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 health crisis. SEIA as well as a…

OMG Roofing Products unveils new universal commercial solar roof mount

By Billy Ludt OMG Roofing Products has introduced PowerGrip Universal 7 (PGU-7), a rooftop attachment anchor for mounting solar racking systems and other products to commercial roofs. PGU-7 units are designed to reduce or eliminate the need for ballast in solar racking systems, so there are less weight, material handling and labor on the roof….

SMA says inverter production is still on target despite COVID-19

By Kelsey Misbrener SMA’s VP of sales, Charles Ellis, sent the following email to customers on April 3 with an update on inverter production: To responsibly meet health requirements, SMA has closed physical offices worldwide but all functions remain operational. We may be working remotely, but you can still count on us for your solar…

Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia seeks assistance for commercial-scale solar projects

By Kelsey Misbrener The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia released a Request for Information (RFI) for a “co-development concept” for commercial-scale solar projects throughout the seven-county coalfield region. The workgroup seeks to enter into an agreement to collaboratively identify, design and develop cost-effective, commercial-scale solar and solar + storage installations informed by the RFI responses….

Remote Solar Sales – How to Close More Deals from Your Desk

By Christine Hannivan With new solar mandates like the CALGreen green building standards code coming into effect and more and more people seeing the effects of climate change linked to carbon-emission producing energy sources, the adoption rate of solar energy is increasing faster than we’ve ever seen before. While this seems like it could be…

CESA organizes collaborative to help states attain 100% clean energy goals

By Kelsey Misbrener The nonprofit Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) launched the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative, a new initiative to provide critical information sharing and knowledge transfer among states that have established 100% clean energy goals for their electricity sectors. The rapid adoption of aggressive clean energy targets by states has been one of the…

Broad coalition applauds New York renewable siting and transmission reform

By Kelsey Misbrener A broad coalition of environmental, clean energy industry, real estate and labor groups applaud Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins and Speaker Heastie on the inclusion of the renewable energy siting and transmission reform in the State Budget. The improved siting process for renewable energy projects will help New York achieve 70% renewable…

Enphase launches online training for Ensemble technology

By Kelsey Misbrener Enphase Energy unveiled a comprehensive portfolio of training options to ensure that installers are trained and ready for Enphase Ensemble technology. To ultimately serve installers with hands-on training when COVID-19 social distancing measures subside, Enphase is preparing turn-key training centers around the U.S. Enphase is also introducing a full suite of online…

How the solar industry can deal with supply chain interruptions during COVID-19

By SPW By Rainey Jernigan, Operations and Supply Chain Manager, Quest Renewables. This article is also featured on Quest Renewables’ blog and shared with permission. With the onslaught of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, we are all experiencing an unprecedented time. As the global economy wrestles with defining which industries and businesses are essential and non-essential,…

MOXIE offering discounted solar systems to East Iowa healthcare workers

By Billy Ludt Eastern Iowa solar installer MOXIE started a program to offer regional healthcare workers discounted solar systems and a $1,000 rebate during the national COVID-19 pandemic. The EMPOWERMED Program was developed through a partnership of local businesses, including MOXIE, Green State Credit Union, New Pioneer Co-op, Crescent Electric and Relion Insurance Solutions. MOXIE,…

kWh Analytics signs second Solar Revenue Put with IGS Solar

By Kelly Pickerel kWh Analytics, the market leader in solar risk management, today announced that it structured a Solar Revenue Put for a portfolio of 4,000 projects totaling approximately 30 MWDC of capacity located in the Northeast, Florida and California. The facilities are being developed and managed by IGS Solar, a residential and commercial solar…

Three ways to improve your solar business during COVID-19

By SPW By Jason Steinberg, COO and co-founder, Scanifly Over the past few weeks, we at Scanifly have spoken to customers around the world to check on how they’re responding to COVID-19. Specific to the United States, sales have slowed, especially in the residential market. Existing projects have continued since many engineers, project managers and…

Solaria sues Canadian Solar for stealing shingled module process

By Kelly Pickerel U.S.-headquartered solar panel provider Solaria announced it has filed suit against Chinese panel manufacturer Canadian Solar in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The suit alleges that Canadian Solar, with operations in China and Southeast Asia, infringes Solaria’s U.S. patent that covers a process for separating PV…

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