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Solar Carports – Do They Make Sense For You?

A solar carport is essentially a static, rigid frame that is designed to hold solar panels and connect to the power grid.

New Survey Reveals 70% of Americans Support Nationwide Solar Panel Mandate on New Homes

Among those who support a nationwide solar mandate, 32% said they strongly support it and 38% said they somewhat support it, while approximately 16% said they somewhat oppose it and 14% said they strongly oppose it.

B2B Marketing Ideas that Cut Through the Noisy Solar Industry

With all the buzz around solar technology, the best way to amplify your inbound marketing efforts is with creative tactics. These B2B marketing ideas set the stage for results that power success.

11 Million People Employed in Renewable Energy Worldwide in 2018

The solar PV industry retains the top spot, with a third of the total renewable energy workforce. In 2018, PV employment expanded in India, Southeast Asia and Brazil, while China, the United States, Japan and the European Union lost jobs.

How Can Solar Water Heaters Become Standard in Residential Homes?

A solar water heater can reduce a homeowner's water heating bills by 50% to 80% on average. Though the equipment may cost more than a basic water heating system, the long-term cost savings are crucial to acknowledge.

Solar Spotlight: Back Off Gas-Powered Generators, A New Backup is in the House!

A New Jersey family will no longer need gas-powered generators during outages. The installation of SMA’s Sunny Boy Storage with Automatic Backup Unit in their residence will provide them with backup power – and peace of mind – during emergencies.

How Solar Professionals Can Find Opportunity in the Healthcare Industry

Due to the cultural wave happening that’s popularizing renewable energy, solar power could become accessible in all areas. If you’re a solar professional, then you may have the opportunity to take part in this very important and necessary change within the medical field.

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DuPont Issues 2019 Global Photovoltaic Reliability Study

New Report Surveys 6.5M modules, 355 Installations and 1.8GW of Total Power and Finds Total Module Defects up 34 percent Year over Year.

U.S. Solar Market Sees Best Q1 in History

Crossing the 2 million solar installations threshold was just one of many highlights on the quarter

NREL Announces Finalists in Round 1 of American-Made Solar Prize

Ten Teams Selected in Competition Designed to Accelerate Innovation and Boost Solar Manufacturing

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Quinbrook Signs Landmark Solar + Battery Storage Deal in the US

The 690MW Gemini Solar + Battery Project offers 25 years of low-cost, renewable power for Nevada

8minute Solar Energy and NV Energy Announce State's Biggest Solar + Storage Project with a Battery of 540 MWh

Partnership between 8minute, NV Energy, and the Moapa Band of Paiutes delivers dispatchable clean energy for Nevada residents and businesses

Massachusetts Solar Company Turns 20

altE Store, a Boxborough-based distributor of solar energy products and systems, turned 20 years old this May.

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Baja's Full Cantilever Carports for Optimal Coverage and Performance
Baja’s Full Cantilever Carports for Optimal Coverage and Performance

Baja's Full Cantilever Carports for Optimal Coverage and Performance

Baja Carports offers an extensive solar support system product line customized to customers' site specifications by in-house engineers, meeting their parking lot coverage, plus optimal PV production needs. Baja's Full Cantilever Tee is often paired with its Semi and Full Cantilever carports to meet live/loads up to 60psf and wind speeds to 160mph. All Baja products are pre-fabricated, bolted connections, pre-galvanized structural steel for fast on-site installation and project aesthetic requirements."

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SolarEdge Technologies

SolarEdge Technologies provides end-to-end distributed solar power harvesting and PV monitoring solutions, allowing maximum energy production for faster return on investment. The SolarEdge power optimizers perform MPPT per individual module while monitoring performance of each module. The highly efficient solar inverter is tailor-made to work with power optimizers. SolarEdge enables more power from any PV system, optimal roof utilization, a complete panel-level monitoring, and enhanced safety.