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Sunpin to develop 5-MW solar plant in Blandford, Massachusetts

By Kathie Zipp Sunpin, a California-based solar developer, was awarded a 20-year power purchase agreement issued by Massachusetts’ SMART (Solar Massachusetts’ Renewable Target) program. A 20-year feed-in tariff incentive contract has been awarded by WMECO (Western Massachusetts Electric) to Sunpin’s Blandford project. When it is completed, the Blandford project in Western Massachusetts, will be 5…

Sunpreme and Blue Sky Utility add rooftop solar to Hanford Mall

By Kelsey Misbrener Blue Sky Utility, Sunpreme and Pascco Companies are pleased to announce the completion of a 1.62-MW commercial rooftop solar system located on Hanford Mall in Hanford, California. The system is the largest commercial rooftop Solar PV installation in Hanford and the largest solar system to be installed, to date, on a shopping…

Maryland county introduces legislation to allow 2-MW community solar projects

By Kelly Pickerel Montgomery County, Maryland, Councilmember Tom Hucker, citing the importance of promoting renewable energy, recently introduced a zoning change that would allow solar energy projects that could power up to 200 homes in neighborhoods. Councilmember Hucker, who is the Council’s Lead for Environment on the Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, introduced…

Quick Mount PV releases new click-in-place mounting system

By Kelly Pickerel Quick Mount PV has released its new QRail, a rooftop racking system featuring patented QClick and QSplice technologies that simplify and speed installation. QRail combines with Quick Mount PV’s industry-leading waterproof mounts to create a complete, fully-integrated racking and mounting solution for installing solar PV modules on any roof. “With QRail, we…

Indian panel manufacturer Vikram Solar opens Massachusetts sales office

By Kelly Pickerel Vikram Solar, one of India’s leading module manufacturers and a prominent rooftop solar and EPC solutions provider, announced the opening of a new office in Framingham, Massachusetts. This decision advances the goal of minimizing barriers like time zone differences and enhances the ease of doing business through quicker responses in business communication….

SMA to launch roadshow in March

By Kathie Zipp SMA will kick off a nationwide road show on March 6, 2018, to show its improved Power+ Solution, which builds on SMA’s MLPE solution to provide more speed and simplicity. “We are eager to share the improvements of the new and improved Power+ Solution with installers,” said Brad Dore, director of marketing…

Trina Solar hits 25.04% efficiency on monocrystalline IBC solar cells

By Kelly Pickerel And now for a mouthful: Trina Solar announced that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology has set a new record of 25.04% total-area efficiency for a large-area n-type mono-crystalline silicon interdigitated back contact (IBC) solar cell, with open-circuit voltage up to 715.6 mV. The result was independently certified by…

SolarReviews.com finds small, privately owned solar installers are most successful

By Kelsey Misbrener SolarReviews.com, the leading destination for customer reviews in the solar industry, has analyzed consumer data from more than 3,500 solar installations and has identified the top 3 characteristics that define the most successful residential solar installers as expressed by the customers themselves. SolarReviews.com found the most successful residential solar installers, based on…

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