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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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Green Mountain Power will use 200 Tesla Powerwalls as virtual power plant
14 May 2021 at 7:25pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Vermont utility Green Mountain Power (GMP) has announced a new virtual power plant program that will consist of a network of residential battery systems. The new Frequency Regulation Pilot Program allows customers to share stored energy with regional grid operator ISO-New England (ISO-NE) to keep a steady, regulated flow of energy on the grid at all… The post Green Mountain Power will use 200 Tesla Powerwalls as virtual power plant appeared first on Solar Power World.

More than half of output at New Jersey community solar array to be allocated to low-income subscribers
13 May 2021 at 5:23pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Governor Phil Murphy’s Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) celebrated the launch of the first community solar project to be constructed on a closed landfill as part of the NJBPU’s historic Community Solar Energy Pilot Program. Community solar supports Governor Murphy’s commitment to achieve… The post More than half of output at New Jersey community solar array to be allocated to low-income subscribers appeared first on Solar Power World.

Faith Technologies, EnTech Solutions add three solar microgrids to Bad River Tribe facilities in Wisconsin
13 May 2021 at 5:12pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
EnTech Solutions and its affiliate Faith Technologies have partnered with the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians to finance, own and operate a resilient, renewable energy solution for three tribal facilities in Odanah, Wisconsin. The project has been named the Ishkonige Nawadide Solar Project and implements the first phase of… The post Faith Technologies, EnTech Solutions add three solar microgrids to Bad River Tribe facilities in Wisconsin appeared first on Solar Power World.

Pollinator-friendly solar system completed at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
13 May 2021 at 3:36pm
by Billy Ludt
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign marked the completion of its 12.3-MWdc solar farm by planting native pollinator habitat on the 54-acre site. The project is the second solar farm constructed at the U of I and achieves clean energy sustainability goals outlined in the university’s Illinois Climate Action Plan, nearly four years ahead of schedule.… The post Pollinator-friendly solar system completed at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign appeared first on Solar Power World.

New York Starbucks locations will soon be 70% solar-powered
13 May 2021 at 1:52pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Generate, a solar developer and project owner,  announced that it has put the first six of up to 23 New York State community solar projects into service under a multi-year facility with Starbucks Coffee Company. The 90-MW portfolio of projects is expected to supply solar energy for local Starbucks stores and up to 24,000 households,… The post New York Starbucks locations will soon be 70% solar-powered appeared first on Solar Power World.

LG overtakes Tesla as most-quoted storage brand in latest EnergySage solar market report
13 May 2021 at 12:00pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Today, EnergySage released its twelfth semiannual Solar Marketplace Intel Report, which is based on millions of transaction-level data points generated within the EnergySage Solar Marketplace throughout 2020. This report tracks the evolving pricing, equipment, and consumer preference trends shaping today’s U.S. residential solar industry, and serves as a leading indicator of where the market is… The post LG overtakes Tesla as most-quoted storage brand in latest EnergySage solar market report appeared first on Solar Power World.

GRID Alternatives to build 2-MW community solar project for the Housing Authority for the City of Pueblo
13 May 2021 at 11:54am
by Kelsey Misbrener
Johnson Controls, together with longtime partner GRID Alternatives Colorado and Capital Dynamics will finance, operate and maintain a 2-MW community solar garden for the Housing Authority for the City of Pueblo (HACP) Colorado. The energy capacity will be allocated to a mix of qualified, low-income residents as well as multifamily affordable housing properties. In addition,… The post GRID Alternatives to build 2-MW community solar project for the Housing Authority for the City of Pueblo appeared first on Solar Power World.

No avoiding it now: Soon the Top 4 polysilicon manufacturers will be based in China
12 May 2021 at 7:35pm
by Kelly Pickerel
A new ranking of the top polysilicon manufacturers from German research firm Bernreuter Research shows that four of the world’s five largest producers are based in China. And although Germany-based Wacker Chemie, which also has a polysilicon plant in Tennessee, ranks second on the list for 2020, the company’s president has said there are no… The post No avoiding it now: Soon the Top 4 polysilicon manufacturers will be based in China appeared first on Solar Power World.

FlaSEIA to host in-person Solar & Storage Summit in Orlando on June 3
12 May 2021 at 1:51pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
FlaSEIA is hosting a Solar & Storage Summit on June 3 in Orlando. The in-person summit will feature over 50 speakers, from across the residential, commercial and utility-scale segments of the solar and storage industry. The summit will also feature continuing education classes, an exhibitor hall with over a dozen manufacturers and distributors, a cornhole… The post FlaSEIA to host in-person Solar & Storage Summit in Orlando on June 3 appeared first on Solar Power World.

Duke Energy developing 5-MW solar project on North Carolina landfill
12 May 2021 at 1:06pm
by Billy Ludt
North Carolina regulators recently approved the construction of Duke Energy’s 5-MW solar project in Buncombe County, the company’s first to be sited on a retired county landfill. Duke Energy will own and operate the 5-MW solar power plant located on the closed Buncombe County landfill in Woodfin, near Interstate 26 and the French Broad River.… The post Duke Energy developing 5-MW solar project on North Carolina landfill appeared first on Solar Power World.

Calculate solar project wiring needs upfront for the most accurate BOM estimates
12 May 2021 at 12:00pm
by SPW
By Olivia McShea, head of sales and marketing, PVComplete It’s not unusual for a bill of materials (BOM) to serve as an essential economic data point in early stage solar projects. The problem is, when it comes to Balance of System (BOS) costs, most preliminary BOMs only include racking and inverters, and not the cables/wires… The post Calculate solar project wiring needs upfront for the most accurate BOM estimates appeared first on Solar Power World.

Array Technologies partners with Nucor for steel production of solar tracker components
11 May 2021 at 8:22pm
by Billy Ludt
Nucor has entered an agreement with Array Technologies to produce certain components of its solar tracking system, as well as support the co-development of future components for Array’s next generation of products. “As the largest recycler of steel in the U.S., Nucor is an ideal partner for Array. Nucor’s longstanding commitment to recycling as well… The post Array Technologies partners with Nucor for steel production of solar tracker components appeared first on Solar Power World.


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