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Fronius adds new benefits and installation certification to Fronius Solutions Provider Program

By Kathie Zipp Fronius is expanding its Fronius Solutions Provider (FSP) program, a network of solar installers that are certified and trained directly from the manufacturer. At the upcoming certification training in November, solar installers receive exclusive training to install and field-repair Fronius products, receive NABCEP continuing education credits and have the opportunity to join…

New California law increases protections for solar customers

By Kelly Pickerel California Governor Brown signed AB 1070 (Gonzalez Fletcher) into law today. The bill previously unanimously passed the California Assembly and Senate. AB 1070 creates new and important consumer protections measures, including standardized and simplified disclosures, for all residential solar customers. “CALSEIA greatly appreciates the efforts of Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher to protect consumers…

U.S. Labor Dept to give aid to laid-off SolarWorld workers

By Kelly Pickerel SolarWorld Americas today released news that the U.S. Labor Department has determined that the panel manufacturer’s laying off of 300 employees this year was the result of a surge of foreign panels in the market, and these laid-off employees are eligible for federal trade-adjustment assistance. According to SolarWorld Americas, the Labor Department…

Gardner Capital and MC Power complete 1.27-MW community solar farm

By Kelsey Misbrener BPU community solar farm. Gardner Capital, MC Power Companies and Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) held a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 for the newly completed community solar farm. The project will provide clean, reliable electricity for nearly 150 homes in the BPU grid. “We would like to…

Sun Shares brings community solar to the workplace

By Kelsey Misbrener A new Vermont company with a unique approach to making solar energy available to more people celebrated the first month’s operation of its 200 kilowatt solar array on the roof of the Innovation Center at 128 Lakeside Avenue today. Many of the employees who work in the building are purchasing shares of…

SMA takes new Sunny Boy storage solution on the road

By Kathie Zipp Today SMA America has announced plans for its next U.S. roadshow, which will showcase the new Sunny Boy Storage-US residential solution. The tour will begin November 1 and will make stops in 13 cities along the East Coast, West Coast and Texas, partnering with Authorized Distributors to host the events. SMA will…

Alencon to present PV plant optimization technology at PV O&M

By Kathie Zipp Alencon Systems will showcase its range of solutions for optimizing the performance of commercial and utility scale PV plants at PV O&M USA 2017 on November 2 and 3, 2017 in San Jose, CA. Alencon’s String Power Optimizer, the SPOT, is the PV industry’s most powerful and versatile string-level DC-DC optimizer for…

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