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New Jersey Solar Panel Installation Costs 2019
19 Sep 2019 at 2:54pm
by Staff Writer
When you start researching costs, it gets overwhelming very quickly. Costs vary from company to company, and when you start throwing in incentives, rebates, and tax credits, your simple Google search turns into a complex, algebraic equation. Before you know it, you’re knee-deep in solar policy on some government website, calculator in hand, ready to […] The post New Jersey Solar Panel Installation Costs 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How to Choose a Solar Installer
7 Sep 2019 at 11:05pm
by Staff Writer
So, you have done your research on the benefits of solar energy and decided to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system to power your property, what now? The next important step is choosing a solar installer to set up the system for you. Picking the right installer is vital since poorly-done work can lead to […] The post How to Choose a Solar Installer appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019
26 Aug 2019 at 4:58pm
by Staff Writer
Do you own a property in Massachusetts and want to get solar panels installed on it, but are worried about huge expenses? If so, you should know that there are several financial incentives available in the state currently, making 2019 the right year for you to go solar. Like most other states today, Massachusetts encourages its […] The post Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer?
4 Aug 2019 at 4:26pm
by Guest Writer
Following the first wave of popularity in solar power technology in the late 1990s and early 2000s, we are now faced with the daunting prospect of disposing of these early solar panels in a way that does not harm the environment. Given that the usable life expectancy of these early solar panels was 25 years, […] The post Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics
30 Jul 2019 at 4:08pm
by Guest Writer
Universities in the United States are leading the way in developing, teaching and utilizing solar technology. Colleges and universities around the world are hubs of progression. It is on the campuses of the country that you can catch a glimpse into the future of businesses and communities. This is especially true when it comes to […] The post US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven
29 Jul 2019 at 2:10pm
by Guest Writer
It’s well-known that solar energy is an innovative and accessible sustainable energy option. Solar energy checks all the boxes a consumer looks at when determining his or her options for energy and its popularity is only growing. However, solar energy isn’t just available to the homeowner, or other smaller-scale consumers. Solar energy can be used […] The post Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Are solar shingles worth it 2019
20 Jul 2019 at 3:05pm
by Guest Writer
With the rise in popularity of solar power, people have continuously expressed desire in having more options in terms of solar products. Some of the more popular ones nowadays are solar shingles. Simply put, solar singles — sometimes known as photovoltaic shingles — are essentially just solar panels that are designed to look like and […] The post Are solar shingles worth it 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs
16 Jul 2019 at 11:15am
by Staff Writer
Research on utilization of renewable energy including solar, wind, and biofuel has been booming across the United States over the past few years. In 2017 alone, over half a million jobs were created globally in the renewable energy sector. Educational institutions have also been quick to pick up on this need for qualified people to […] The post Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Must Have Solar Products for Your Home
17 Jun 2019 at 5:12pm
by Staff Writer
Over the past few years, the popularity of solar energy has been increasing all over the world. The Science Magazine estimates that by 2022–2023, an additional PV capacity of 500 GW will be installed globally.  Going solar has become cheaper too. In fact, the average price of solar electrical systems have reduced by half from […] The post Must Have Solar Products for Your Home appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How Is the US Military Using Solar Power?
23 May 2019 at 11:31am
by Staff Writer
Climate change poses serious threats to national and global security. The U.S. military recognized the global and national security implications of climate change as far back as 1990 when it produced its first report on the impacts of climate change. Another report followed in 2003. But every year since 2007, the Department of Defense (DoD), […] The post How Is the US Military Using Solar Power? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.


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Maine homeless shelter subscribes to 400 kW of community solar
24 Sep 2021 at 7:05pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The nonprofit homeless shelter York County Shelter Programs (YCSP) in Alfred, Maine, has signed up for the Nexamp community solar program to reduce its annual electricity costs and become a more environmentally responsible provider to the community. The organization, which relies mostly on grants, fundraisers and donations for its operating budget, is always looking for… The post Maine homeless shelter subscribes to 400 kW of community solar appeared first on Solar Power World.

New York landfill to host 2 community solar projects
24 Sep 2021 at 2:29pm
by Billy Ludt
Source Renewables received re-zoning approval to develop two community solar projects on the Marilla Street Landfill in South Buffalo, New York. “Our company’s mission is to bring green energy to communities throughout New York,” said Andrew Day, Partner at Source Renewables. “We are extremely pleased to see that the Marilla Street Landfill site will now… The post New York landfill to host 2 community solar projects appeared first on Solar Power World.

Construction begins on 80-MW behind-the-meter solar project in Texas
24 Sep 2021 at 1:57pm
by Billy Ludt
Construction has started on the Gerdau Solar project, one of the largest behind-the-meter solar facilities in the United States. The 700-acre site, directly adjacent to the Gerdau Midlothian Steel Mill in Midlothian, Texas, is comprised of more than 231,000 solar panels and Gerdau’s solar beam pilings. The Gerdau Solar project will provide power to the… The post Construction begins on 80-MW behind-the-meter solar project in Texas appeared first on Solar Power World.

DOE awards nearly $18 million for flow battery R&D
24 Sep 2021 at 12:12pm
by Kelly Pickerel
The U.S. Dept. of Energy has announced $17.9 million in funding for four research and development projects to scale American manufacturing of flow battery and long-duration storage systems. DOE also launched a new $9 million effort — the Energy Storage for Social Equity Initiative — to assist as many as 15 underserved and frontline communities leverage… The post DOE awards nearly $18 million for flow battery R&D appeared first on Solar Power World.

Brooklyn warehouse becomes community-solar-powered soccer facility through PACE financing
23 Sep 2021 at 6:19pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Distributed Solar Development (DSD) has acquired a 763-kW community solar project at an old industrial warehouse in Brooklyn, New York, which was renovated into an indoor community soccer facility leveraging a combination of local incentives. Initiated by Manhattan-based developer YSG Solar, the project will provide residents with access to clean, renewable energy at reduced rates,… The post Brooklyn warehouse becomes community-solar-powered soccer facility through PACE financing appeared first on Solar Power World.

Tigo Energy now selling residential string inverters and LFP batteries
23 Sep 2021 at 4:00pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Tigo Energy is now selling its Energy Intelligence (EI) Inverter and Battery product lines to residential installers in the United States. The company says these new solutions are designed by Tigo, but manufactured by partners. The new Tigo EI string inverters offer high-efficiency energy conversion for home consumption or export to the grid. When used… The post Tigo Energy now selling residential string inverters and LFP batteries appeared first on Solar Power World.

DOE Secretary asks all U.S. mayors to speed rooftop solar permitting process
23 Sep 2021 at 3:40pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm wrote an open letter to all U.S. mayors asking them to adopt SolarAPP+, a transformative online solar permitting tool that helps to speed rooftop solar deployment. This effort comes as Secretary Granholm caps off the Summer of Solar, her push to educate Americans on the benefits of solar energy.… The post DOE Secretary asks all U.S. mayors to speed rooftop solar permitting process appeared first on Solar Power World.

Solar projects built on 50 Philadelphia homes for low-income residents
23 Sep 2021 at 2:42pm
by Billy Ludt
The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) completed the city’s first rooftop solar program for low- and moderate-income homeowners. Solar was installed at 50 homes through PEA’s Solar Savings Grant Program. “Solarize Philly makes it possible for all homeowners and businesses to go solar while saving money, creating jobs and improving public health and the environment. Solar… The post Solar projects built on 50 Philadelphia homes for low-income residents appeared first on Solar Power World.

U.S. Virgin Islands solar project ruined by hurricane to be replaced using stronger design
23 Sep 2021 at 2:27pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Enertis Applus+ announced it’s consulting BMR Energy on Donoe Solar, a 6.4-MW project in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The facility is expected to be completed and enter service in the fourth quarter of this year and will sell the power it generates to the Virgin Island Power and Water Authority (VIWAPA) under a newly negotiated… The post U.S. Virgin Islands solar project ruined by hurricane to be replaced using stronger design appeared first on Solar Power World.

Socomec storage modeling now available in Energy Toolbase
23 Sep 2021 at 2:02pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Energy Toolbase and Socomec are now integrated to enable solar and energy storage developers to seamlessly model, control and monitor energy storage projects. Socomec’s energy storage solutions have been added to Energy Toolbase’s ETB Developer sales and modeling platform which allows users to run energy storage dispatch simulations and savings analysis that are representative of… The post Socomec storage modeling now available in Energy Toolbase appeared first on Solar Power World.

Catalyze acquires Sol Alliance to expand national solar presence
23 Sep 2021 at 1:39pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Independent power producer Catalyze has acquired Northeast solar developer Sol Alliance and its 80-MW development pipeline of solar projects. Sol Alliance is a 15-year veteran of the solar industry, working on over 275 MW of solar projects across the Midwest, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Puerto Rico. Sol Alliance partners Stephen Owen and Jared Haines, along… The post Catalyze acquires Sol Alliance to expand national solar presence appeared first on Solar Power World.

GreenPowerMonitor expands PV asset management platform with new acquisition
23 Sep 2021 at 12:09pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
GreenPowerMonitor, a DNV company, has acquired the PV analytics technology platform PEAK from Alteso. PEAK’s special algorithms, including machine learning for exploring big data, will be integrated into GPM’s platforms. With this optimized digital analytics platform GPM will be able to provide advanced analytics services to the global solar industry, using visualized insights and AI-driven… The post GreenPowerMonitor expands PV asset management platform with new acquisition appeared first on Solar Power World.


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