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Gridtential, Crown Battery partner on silicon+lead battery

By Kelly Pickerel Using technology similar to a solar cell, Gridtential Energy’s breakthrough Silicon Joule technology allows batteries to deliver up to five-times the power density with up to a 40% weight reduction — and it can be manufactured in current lead battery plants. Silicon Joule technology replaces the lead-grid and cell connecting lead-strap material…

Wave Solar acquires Solargraf’s lead generation business

By Kelsey Misbrener Wave Solar, a lead generation platform built exclusively for solar installers, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Solargraf’s consumer education service: My Solar Installer. Solargraf is a software platform for solar installers known for its integrated financing features, mobile-friendly design and pro quoting tools. “We are pleased to welcome Solargraf’s…

New Jersey is home to the country’s largest floating solar array

By Billy Ludt Ciel & Terre USA, floating solar power systems providers, in conjunction with Solar Renewable Energy and RETTEW are pleased to announce the completion of its Hydrelio floating solar solution for a 4.4.-MW floating array on the town of Sayreville, New Jersey’s pre-treatment water storage pond. This represents the largest floating solar array…

Acciona acquires 3-GW pipeline of U.S. solar projects from Tenaska

By Kelly Pickerel Global renewable energy developer Acciona has signed an agreement with energy developer Tenaska to acquire a portfolio of greenfield solar and energy storage projects in the United States. The development portfolio comprises approximately 3 GW of utility-scale solar and 1 GW of co-located solar and energy storage. The transaction includes 20 solar…

Wells Fargo will power its 400 Texas locations with solar

By Billy Ludt Wells Fargo has signed a 10-year structured power purchase agreement (PPA) with Reliant, an NRG Energy, to power the bank’s 400 Texas locations with PV solar. The new agreement is the bank’s largest contract to date in support of its corporate strategy to advance the development of new sources of renewable energy…

ACORE releases whitepaper on the need for a federal renewable energy standard

By Kelly Pickerel In a new white paper released today by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the organizations offer recommendations on how U.S. policymakers can most effectively design a federal high-penetration renewable energy standard (RES) that enhances grid reliability, creates American jobs, and increases American economic competitiveness…

Webinar: Changing the game: how new, easy to use technology is transforming the solar industry while enabling business growth – November 5

By Kim Dorsey Tuesday November 5, 2019 2 pm ET / 11 am PT Learn how game-changing, yet easy to use technology can help solar contractors save time and money and grow their businesses. EagleView Inform™ delivers detailed, precise, and consistent roof measurements, 3D models, and solar access values so solar installation companies can increase…

What is a virtual power plant and why does it matter for solar?

By Lisa Cohn The solar industry—and the energy sector more broadly—is changing fast. Virtual power plants are one example of how technology and policy developments are enabling new business opportunities. Using software, a virtual power plant (VPP) combines power from a number of independent sources located at numerous sites, creating a network that supplies power…

Solar panel wiring basics: An intro to how to string solar panels

By Gwen Brown Solar panel wiring (aka stringing), and how to string solar panels together, is a fundamental topic for any solar installer. You need to understand how different stringing configurations impact the voltage, current, and power of a solar array. This makes it possible to select an appropriate inverter for the array and make…

Keep trackers following the sun with proper O&M

By Billy Ludt Mounting solar panels on tracking systems instead of fixed-tilt racking increases the energy yield of a project. But more moving parts means different O&M considerations must be made for these advanced arrays. Here’s how to keep tracking systems running smoothly. Monitoring single-axis trackers Distributed and centralized trackers come with different requirements for…

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