How are Tariffs Impacting the Wind Energy Industry?

As things stand right now, the wind energy industry isn't going anywhere but it will continue to struggle under these steel tariffs. If it costs more to build wind turbines, it will cost more to generate electricity and those costs will be passed on to the consumer.

NEC 2017 and Rapid Shutdown

Solar professionals can best prepare for NEC 2017 rapid shutdown regulations by educating themselves about the differences between NEC 2014 & 2017, options for multivendor solutions like Tigo, and relying on certified products that compliant.

Preparing For NEC 2017

NEC 2017 690.12 is a listed provision for module level control on PV arrays installed on or in buildings, but its implementation was delayed. That provision goes live in January 2019, updating the PV Rapid Shutdown System (PVRSS) requirements.

How to Design and Install Systems When Code Enforcement Varies So Widely

Even if everyone could agree to a single code edition, there would still be the problem of interpretation. As an inspector, we would joke about if you asked five inspectors for their interpretation of a code section, you would get six answers.

Regulations and Alternative Energy Industry Growth in the USA

The thing to realize is that alternative energy is no longer a novelty. It is being driven these days, not so much by political agendas and idealism, but by powerful market forces.

The Growing Importance of Global-scale Renewable Energy

IEC provides a framework to test and certify renewable energy technology.

Renewable energy developers get their own watchdog

Barbara Grady for GreenBiz:  In another sign that renewable energy is becoming big business, developers of wind and solar power projects are about to find themselves subject to a new layer of scrutiny. The social impact startup trying to goad oil and gas exploration companies to meet certain levels of socially and environmentally responsible behavior is extending its efforts into renewable energy. Equitable Origin, founded as a self-proclaimed standards setter for how oil exploration and extraction companies should go about their work without trampling on human rights, harming local communities and destroying the environment, announced this week that it wants to branch out with new standards for wind and solar energy site development. It’s not that the organization is against renewable energy development, its officers insist. “What we are trying to do is assist the growing renewable energy industries by helping them not repeat the same mistakes as oil and gas,” Josh Garrett, communications manager of Equitable Origin, told GreenBiz.   Cont'd...

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