The Obama administration on Tuesday announced an initiative to help low- and middle-income Americans gain access to solar energy, part of a series of steps President Obama is taking to tackle climate change, according to administration officials. The administration said it intends to triple the capacity of solar and other renewable energy systems it installs in federally subsidized housing by 2020, make it easier for homeowners to borrow money for solar improvements and start a nationwide program to help renters gain access to solar energy, the officials said. The actions were announced in Baltimore by Brian Deese, Mr. Obama’s senior adviser for climate issues, and Representative Elijah E. Cummings, the Democrat who represents the city. Mr. Deese, in a conference call with reporters, called the moves “part of a bigger-picture effort to try to drive innovation” toward cleaner, low-carbon energy solutions. Also unveiled on Tuesday were commitments totaling more than $520 million from charities, investors, states and cities to pay for solar and energy-efficiency projects for lower-income communities. Cont'd...
Intersolar - APS microinverters propelled by installer demand to Intersolar NA, July 14-16 in San Francisco
APS rides a wave of installer demand into Intersolar North America, July 14-16 in San Francisco. Propelled by overwhelming response to the A+ Rewards program, an industry-best rebate offering that continues through summer, APS affirms its commitment to solar installers looking for superior pricing and quality in solar microinverter solutions.
Solar SpeedRack Inc. announced today that its training course has been approved by The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). NABCEP was founded in 2002 as a non-profit 501 (c)(6) corporation with a mission "to support, and work with, the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals, and stakeholders to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners."
Solar SpeedRack Inc. announced that its SpeedMount™ racking system has been certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) as fully compliant with its standard 1703.
Solar SpeedRack Inc. announced that its SpeedMount™ racking system has been certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) as fully compliant with its standard 1703. The standard regarding module mounting and Fire Rating Classification was updated in October and the Company is among the first racking systems providers to be certified under the requirements of the new standard.
New company location in Fairfield County, Connecticut will focus on commercial solar development business for large-scale projects in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
WINAICO works with Opeus Energia to install 1.5 MW of solar modules in a ground mounted installation in Olsztyn, Poland
NEXTracker™ , designer and manufacturer of the world's most advanced single axis PV trackers, today announced that it will ship its state of the art trackers to DEPCOM Power, a utility scale solar EPC provider, for the 42 MW (DC) Paw Paw Solar Facility in central Georgia. The Paw Paw project, recently acquired by Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power, is part of a 400 MW solar generation portfolio that Georgia Power is developing in the state.
This is the "Strawberry bench". The solar-powered smart bench (yes, really) collects energy via a solar panel on its roof, and uses it to power a range of functions: monitoring air quality, disseminating information about the local area, offering free power-ups for the phones of passers-by. This summer, four of these benches will be installed around Canary Wharf, the privately-owned office and retail estate at the heart of London's Docklands. The concept was the winner of the "Cognicity Challenge", a competition intended to find innovative proposals to use technology to create smarter urban environments (and, as a side effect, make everyone feel all warm and fuzzy towards the Canary Wharf Group). The name, incidentally, has nothing to do with actual Strawberries. The company behind them is Belgrade-based Strawberry Energy, whose previous products include the "Strawberry Tree", a vaguely familiar solar-powered mobile phone charge and wifi hub with a bench attached to it. Both products were the work of architect Milos Miliojevic.
Sequoya will speak on the topic of, "Off-Grid Systems, Global Electrification and New Storage Opportunities" at 9:55am-10:20am. Please come if you are interested! Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the InterContinental Hotel Level 5, Suttter
Ecolibrium Solar, a leading supplier of solar racking systems for commercial and residential applications, announces the launch of the new EcoX rail-less racking system. With an organized approach to installation, the EcoX system helps streamline the residential installation process. The system offers adjustability in all directions, and its universal design is compatible with industry standard framed modules ranging from 33-50mm thick. The rail-less concept eliminates large, bulky components, improving shipping costs and on-site logistics. And with pre-assembled components and a low part count, EcoX is a flexible, simple product that helps installers finish each project faster.
Systems to Be Used for Behind-the-Meter Demand Charge Management Applications
Two million patents and 400 standards for renewable energy technology now accessible in one easy-to-use platform
The Solar Trade Association has published a simple and clear checklist  to give managers in commerce and industry the confidence to put solar on their roofs.
Siemens to supply 91 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 6 megawatts • Order is part of the frame agreement with DONG Energy concluded in 2012 • Race Bank wind power plant to have a total capacity of up to 580 megawatts • Service to be provided by Siemens and DONG Energy over a period of 5 years
Partnership pairs largest U.S. solar panel manufacturer with leading bank to offer financial solutions for commercial projects
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Morningstar's TriStar MPPT 600V charge controller leverages Morningstar's innovative TrakStar™ MPPT technology and our 20+ years of power electronics engineering excellence, to enable the widest input operating voltage range available from a solar array, wind turbine or hydro input. This controller's standard and DB versions are for off-grid applications, and the TR versions were developed to enable retrofitting grid-tied systems with battery backup.