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SEIA says IRS’s ITC guidance will help solar projects take off

By Kelsey Misbrener The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance establishing when construction starts for solar projects under tax law, allowing developers to invest with confidence in new solar projects. The guidance, Notice 2018-59, provides two methods to establish when construction of a solar facility starts to qualify for the solar investment tax credit (ITC):…

New York releases solar-plus-storage roadmap to reach target

By Kathie Zipp Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the release of the state’s comprehensive Energy Storage Roadmap to guide New York toward its energy storage target. With this Roadmap, New York is jumpstarting the development of this clean energy technology, while supporting the Governor’s energy storage target of 1,500 MW by 2025—the equivalent electricity demand…

Coalition applauds California’s low-income rooftop solar investment

By Kelsey Misbrener Solar industry, renewable energy and environmental justice organizations and advocates applauded a decision today by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that will increase opportunities for low-income households to go solar, lower their utility bills and participate in the state’s growing clean energy economy. Following a multi-year process prompted by Assembly Bill…

EnterSolar completes 900-kW project for Shake-N-Go Fashion

By Kelly Pickerel Shake-N-Go Fashion, a designer of and wholesale distributor of comfortable human and synthetic hair products, along with EnterSolar, a New York-based provider of solar solutions to commercial enterprises, and PSEG Long Island announced the completion of a 900-kW rooftop solar system at its Port Washington headquarters. Elected officials, PSEG Long Island executives…

Soltec testing finds its two-panel-height bifacial trackers produce more energy than one-panel trackers

By Kelly Pickerel Soltec is performing field tests at BiTEC, the world’s first evaluation center specialized in bifacial trackers. Among those tests, the company is comparing bifacial production of one-panel height configuration (1x) solar trackers versus Soltec’s SF7 Bifacial, a two-panel configuration (2x) tracker. Bifacial modules on a Soltec single-axis tracker Soltec’s SF7 trackers have…

Open Energy launches first lending exchange for commercial solar developers

By Kelly Pickerel Open Energy, an innovative solar financing solutions provider, has launched the first lending exchange for commercial scale solar developers and installers. The Open Energy Finance Exchange gives developers access to more than $5 billion of U.S. solar financing capacity – a lending pool capable of doubling the current annual commercial solar sector…

YSG Solar expands into California because of new solar mandate

By Kelsey Misbrener YSG Solar, New York’s leader in solar system design, installation and customer service is pleased to announce its entrance to the California market this June with a new office in San Francisco. California has become the first state to mandate solar energy installations in new homes. The mandate will take effect in…

PurePoint Energy to install solar on Connecticut lumber company

By Kelly Pickerel Ridgefield Supply Company in Ridgefield, Connecticut, will be turning over a new leaf on July 2 as more than 500 solar panels will be installed behind the main store and showroom. With the help of Connecticut’s sunshine, and the expertise of PurePoint Energy, the panels will generate all of the electrical needs…

Coalition urges Governor Cuomo to set Million Solar Strong goal

By Kelsey Misbrener The Million Solar Strong coalition, a movement of leading industry, environmental, clean energy and community organizations, has launched a grassroots campaign to urge Governor Cuomo to stand up to the Trump Administration by setting a bold new goal of powering one million New York households with solar. The coalition, announced earlier this…

Everybody Solar brings solar to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

By Kathie Zipp Everybody Solar has received a donation from JinkoSolar. The 29.57 kW of high-efficiency modules will reduce Everybody Solar’s project costs by one third and help provide renewable energy systems to two sites on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota–the One Spirit Allen Youth Center and One Spirit Buffalo House. One…

Hanwha Q CELLS half-cell, six-busbar module wins Intersolar PV award

By Kelly Pickerel Hanwha Q CELLS has secured another achievement in the Intersolar Award 2018 Photovoltaics category with its Q.PEAK DUO-G5 solar module. Having triumphed in 2017 with Hanwha Q CELLS’ innovative Q.PEAK RSF L-G4.2 steel frame module, the company saw the 120 half-cell, six busbar monocrystalline module selected by the independent Intersolar Award Jury…

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