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Merit Controls releases new inverter monitoring and controls platform
8 Feb 2023 at 6:18pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Merit Controls has announced the launch of its flagship PiQ41 grid integration product platform. The secure monitoring and controls platform is designed to manage utility-scale inverter-based generation resources and asset portfolios. The PiQ41 (pronounced “peak 41”) platform delivers industry-leading response time driven by four-quadrant, single-cycle phasor-based controls technology. Additionally, it offers an integrated solution for… The post Merit Controls releases new inverter monitoring and controls platform appeared first on Solar Power World.

Cape Canaveral completes its first rooftop solar project
8 Feb 2023 at 3:39pm
by Billy Ludt
The Cape Canaveral Community Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, completed construction of a new facility with a rooftop solar array. The 72-panel, 48-kW array installed by contractor ESA is the city’s first rooftop solar initiative, and will provide clean energy to the community center. The new building, which has been in development for over five… The post Cape Canaveral completes its first rooftop solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

Vertically mounted solar system Sunzaun hits market
8 Feb 2023 at 1:37pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Ground-mount installation contractor Sunstall has launched new venture Sunzaun, a vertical solar system ideal for agriculture applications. One of the unique advantages of the Sunzaun is its ability to combine agriculture and the production of green electricity on the same land. This innovative vertical system has the potential to increase crop yield, provide shade and… The post Vertically mounted solar system Sunzaun hits market appeared first on Solar Power World.

Recom to introduce Panther series of solar modules to U.S. market at Intersolar
8 Feb 2023 at 1:16pm
by Kelly Pickerel
European panel manufacturer Recom Technologies will present its Panther series of solar modules for the U.S. market at Intersolar North America next week. The Panther series uses mono-PERC, half-cut solar cells in both monofacial and bifacial models. The power output ranges from 410 to 655 W with nominal efficiency up to 21.09% (or 34.7% with… The post Recom to introduce Panther series of solar modules to U.S. market at Intersolar appeared first on Solar Power World.

SMA brings new commercial solar inverter to U.S. market
7 Feb 2023 at 6:58pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
SMA America is launching the Sunny Tripower X to the Americas market for use in commercial PV systems. The solution has previously been available in markets outside the Americas. This light-weight commercial inverter features the proven quality of all SMA solutions and is designed for small-to-medium sized commercial applications. The Sunny Tripower X gives system… The post SMA brings new commercial solar inverter to U.S. market appeared first on Solar Power World.

Linton to manufacture silicon equipment for solar panel makers within the United States
7 Feb 2023 at 4:29pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Linton Crystal Technologies (LCT) announced it will produce solar silicon manufacturing equipment in the United States and intends to break ground on a U.S. factory in Q2 2023. The Rochester, New York-based company makes silicon-growing and crystal-processing equipment and has previously worked with Dalian Linton NC Machine Co. Ltd. in China to manufacture its equipment.… The post Linton to manufacture silicon equipment for solar panel makers within the United States appeared first on Solar Power World.

Gripple to showcase above-ground cable management systems at Intersolar
7 Feb 2023 at 3:33pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Cable management company Gripple will be demonstrating its range of above-ground cable management systems at Intersolar next week. The company, which supplies its product range to solar EPCs and subcontractors globally, will be running real time product demos at the conference. Gripple will also discuss how its systems deliver minimal disturbance to the environment and avoid… The post Gripple to showcase above-ground cable management systems at Intersolar appeared first on Solar Power World.

Large-scale solar project reuses EV batteries as energy storage
7 Feb 2023 at 3:04pm
by Billy Ludt
B2U Storage Solutions, which repurposes electric vehicle batteries for energy storage systems, started operations of a 25-MWh system at its SEPV Sierra hybrid solar + storage facility in Lancaster, California. The project’s storage capacity is comprised of 1,300 reused EV battery packs sourced from Honda and Nissan. The Sierra hybrid storage facility is interconnected directly… The post Large-scale solar project reuses EV batteries as energy storage appeared first on Solar Power World.

Kontrolmatik’s Pomega breaks ground on 3-GWh lithium battery factory in South Carolina
7 Feb 2023 at 2:44pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Kontrolmatik Technologies, via its subsidiary Pomega Energy Storage Technologies, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its previously announced 3-GWh lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in South Carolina. As construction of its lithium-ion battery factory in Ankara, Turkey, nears completion, Kontrolmatik Technologies announced in December its plan to build a 500,000-sq-ft facility in Colleton County that is expected to… The post Kontrolmatik’s Pomega breaks ground on 3-GWh lithium battery factory in South Carolina appeared first on Solar Power World.

Longroad Energy breaks ground on 202-MW Texas solar project
7 Feb 2023 at 2:09pm
by Billy Ludt
Longroad Energy, a U.S.-based renewable energy developer, has funded and commenced construction of Umbriel Solar, a 202-MWDC/150MWAC PV project located in Polk County, Texas. Umbriel is Longroad’s sixth greenfield renewable energy project in Texas to reach financial close and its first project in Texas’s MISO footprint. Umbriel development began in 2017, and the project is… The post Longroad Energy breaks ground on 202-MW Texas solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

New coalition urges California to create Western Regional Transmission Organization
6 Feb 2023 at 8:15pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The “Lights on California” coalition was launched on February 6 by a growing number of clean energy, business and environmental advocates committed to expanding renewable energy cooperation across the West — and raising awareness about the state’s options for building a more affordable, more reliable clean energy grid through participation in a Western Regional Transmission… The post New coalition urges California to create Western Regional Transmission Organization appeared first on Solar Power World.

NABCEP, SolarReviews embark on first jointly conducted Solar Industry Survey
6 Feb 2023 at 4:59pm
by Kelly Pickerel
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is working with SolarReviews on the partners’ first Solar Industry Survey. The survey will gather data about trends in the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar industries based on responses from companies across the United States, Puerto Rico, and other territories. The survey is designed to provide valuable… The post NABCEP, SolarReviews embark on first jointly conducted Solar Industry Survey appeared first on Solar Power World.


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DOE announces competition for the best net load forecasting tool
8 Feb 2023 at 4:15pm
by Jennifer Runyon
The Net Load Forecasting Prize will be awarded to the team that can create the best probabilistic forecast that may later be used to create a tool for grid operators.

Understanding new labor standards in the Inflation Reduction Act
8 Feb 2023 at 4:10pm
by Renewable Energy World
Analysts predict that the Inflation Reduction Act will generate more than nine million new jobs in the next 10 years.

Battery design from PNNL could help integrate renewables into the grid
7 Feb 2023 at 2:23pm
by Renewable Energy World
The molten salt battery design has the potential to charge and discharge faster than other conventional high-temperature sodium batteries.

Longroad starts work on solar PV project for offtaker Entergy Texas
7 Feb 2023 at 1:49pm
by Renewable Energy World
Umbriel is Longroad's sixth greenfield renewable energy project in Texas to reach financial close and its first in the state’s MISO footprint.

Enlight Renewable launches its IPO roadshow
6 Feb 2023 at 8:40pm
by Renewable Energy World
Israel-based Enlight wants to list its ordinary shares on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol “ENLT”.

GridTECH Connect Forum celebrates ground-breaking inaugural event
6 Feb 2023 at 6:41pm
by Jennifer Runyon
Interconnection is currently a "painful" process that speakers said will require organizational reform as well as innovative technology.

Geothermal project advances in Canada
6 Feb 2023 at 4:12pm
by Renewable Energy World
The project includes a 5 MW power purchase agreement with SaskPower. 

The grid is fragile. Is distributed energy the answer?
6 Feb 2023 at 4:00am
by John Engel
Markets still undervalue the myriad benefits DERs provide for resiliency and decarbonization, and incumbents aren't willingly ceding ground any time soon. Will we come to embrace DERs before it's too late?

Minnesota to require 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040
3 Feb 2023 at 3:57pm
by Associated Press Editors
Minnesota utilities would be obligated to transition to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040 under a bill passed by the Legislature.

Northern Illinois now has 75 operating community solar farms
3 Feb 2023 at 3:21pm
by Renewable Energy World
By the end of this year, ComEd expects to have doubled the number of community solar projects interconnected to its electric grid to more than 150.


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