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Massachusetts awards $20 million for energy storage projects

By Kathie Zipp The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $20 million in grants to 26 projects that will develop the Commonwealth’s energy storage market and deliver benefits to Massachusetts ratepayers and the electrical grid. Recognizing the potential benefits energy storage holds for the Commonwealth, paired with the strength of submitted projects, the Administration doubled the available…

Solaria solar modules added to Mosaic’s solar financing program

By Kelly Pickerel Solaria, global provider of solar module technologies, and Mosaic, a provider of solar loan financing for homeowners, announced that Solaria’s PowerXT modules have been added to the dynamic Mosaic solar financing platform. “We’re very excited that Mosaic is incorporating Solaria PowerXT into its financing platform,” said Solaria CEO Suvi Sharma. “This new…

H&H Solar completes two utility-scale solar arrays in Iowa

By Kelsey Misbrener H&H Solar, a unit of H&H Group Holdings with headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin, has announced the completion of two of their latest solar energy projects located in West Dubuque, and the other in the Port of Dubuque area located near the center of downtown Dubuque, Iowa. For both projects, H&H Solar provided…

ComEd announces recipients of solar pipeline training program grants

By Kelsey Misbrener Today, on the one-year anniversary the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA), ComEd announced four organizations have been selected to develop and conduct solar pipeline training programs made possible through grants funded by FEJA. Elevate Energy, Illinois Central College, OAI and the Safer Foundation, will receive a total of $3 million as a…

Farmers turn to the sun for power

By SPW Piece contributed by Sean Hood, president Coldwell Solar Electricity is the lifeblood of many businesses, including agriculture. In California, where electricity costs are high, sunlight is abundant and renewable energy mandates are aggressive, agriculture businesses are turning to solar energy to reduce costs and to protect the soil, water and air that they…

Poll finds 81% of Tennessee voters want more solar in the state

By Kelsey Misbrener Recent polling conducted by North Star Opinion Research shows widespread support throughout Tennessee for solar energy as well as strong opposition to solar market barriers currently being erected by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) such as fixed (mandatory) monthly charges and limitations to customer choice. Conducted October 21-26, 2017, the poll contacted…

The new energy paradigm: solar+storage

By SPW Jim Petersen, President and CEO, PetersenDean Roofing & Solar By Jim Petersen, President and CEO, PetersenDean Roofing & Solar Who would ever think that a common and ubiquitous product–the storage battery, which dates to the 1880s–could become a new backbone for the future of our nation’s electric power and renewable energy industries? But…

NEXTracker releases line of energy storage products

By Kelly Pickerel NEXTracker, a Flex company, has announced NEXTracker Energy Storage Solutions, a portfolio of products that includes NX Drive and NX Flow. NX Drive is a standardized battery enclosure system for generation-plus-storage or stand-alone storage applications. NX Flow is a modular, integrated solution designed for long duration solar-plus-storage applications. Each is designed to…

Enphase offers more flexible combiner, with new microinverter coming soon

By Kathie Zipp Enphase shared some updates in its most recently newsletter. The company is introducing its IQ Combiner+ for large residential systems. The company said the Enphase IQ Combiner+ with Enphase IQ Envoy consolidates interconnection equipment into a single enclosure and streamlines PV and storage installations by providing a consistent, pre-wired solution for residential…

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