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New policy lets Sunrun offer residential solar leases in Florida

By Kathie Zipp Florida regulators unanimously voted to grant Sunrun’s Petition for Declaratory Statement regarding its solar lease product proposal. This lease can provide Floridians an easy, clean way to power their homes without dealing with the high upfront cost of solar panels, equipment and installation. Sunrun will also fully maintain the system, offering households…

How to meet NEC 2017 rapid shutdown requirements

By Kelly Pickerel The Section 690.12 update to the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) calls for module-level rapid shutdown of solar systems instead of NEC 2014’s array-level shutdown requirement. Starting Jan. 1, 2019 when NEC 2017 goes into effect in certain jurisdictions, all conductors within an array’s 1-ft boundary have to be reduced to 80…

Enphase scores new AC module partner with Solaria

By Kelly Pickerel Enphase Energy and Solaria announced the introduction of an Enphase Energized AC Module, the Solaria PowerXT-AC. The Solaria PowerXT-AC features the Enphase IQ 7+ microinverter and delivers high performance and aesthetics through Solaria’s proprietary module technology. The PowerXT-AC will be available from Soligent at locations around the U.S. starting in June 2018….

San Diego senior living community goes green with solar+storage system

By Kelly Pickerel Generations LLC announced the installation of an expansive 527.8-kW PV solar system on its resort-style independent, assisted living and memory care community, Paradise Village, in San Diego’s South Bay. Combining solar with a behind-the-meter (BTM) energy storage system, the energy enhancing project will produce approximately 1 million kWh of electricity per year,…

Renvu offers new version of Solar Kit Guide design tool

By Kathie Zipp Solar equipment distributor RENVU offers the Solar Kit Guide 2.0, a solar design tool. The tool is free to use and suitable for both consumers and solar professionals. First launched in 2015, the Solar Kit Guide provided a way for anyone to rapidly generate full solar quotes, without having to wait for…

Solar Means Business report finds Target hits the PV bullseye again

By Kelsey Misbrener Photo courtesy of Target. America’s top companies are investing in solar in record amounts, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association’s brand new Solar Means Business 2017 report, which tracks on-site commercial solar installations and ranks top corporate solar users. This year’s report contains data from over 4,000 companies, totaling more than…

Wunder raises $112 million for commercial solar financing

By Kelly Pickerel Wunder Capital has raised $112 million in equity and debt financing to accelerate the growth of the company. The Colorado-based company, which connects individual and institutional investors with large-scale solar energy projects in need of financing, will use the funds to scale its platform further and strengthen its position as the market…

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