An Educated Consumer Chooses Solar Energy

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.


Newsfeed display by CaRPCovering the world of solar power technology, development and installation.

Repurposed Civil War-era barn now outfitted with 21st century solar installation
21 Oct 2021 at 4:17pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
EFS Energy recently completed a 25.5-kW solar installation on a Civil War-era barn at Magill Farms in Millstadt, Illinois. This particular barn style, designed around the late 1800s, is known as a gambrel or prairie roof. “What makes this such a unique build is that our designers made an effort to not only use the… The post Repurposed Civil War-era barn now outfitted with 21st century solar installation appeared first on Solar Power World.

FERC ruling on utility wires charge expected to help standalone energy storage grow
21 Oct 2021 at 4:05pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a final order to approve Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Wholesale Distribution Access Tariff proposal. Following more than two years of negotiation, SEIA succeeded in reducing the wires charge for standalone energy storage from SCE’s original proposal, opening the door for significant storage growth in the territory. The… The post FERC ruling on utility wires charge expected to help standalone energy storage grow appeared first on Solar Power World.

Dynamic Energy building high-coverage solar project on New Jersey plant
21 Oct 2021 at 3:39pm
by Billy Ludt
Folding cartons production company Rondo-Pak has contracted Dynamic Energy to install a solar project that will account for 60% of the power needed at the manufacturer’s New Jersey operations. The rooftop solar array and carports will cover the entire facility and over 90% of the parking lots. Dynamic Energy is providing engineering, procurement and construction… The post Dynamic Energy building high-coverage solar project on New Jersey plant appeared first on Solar Power World.

Generac opens manufacturing and distribution facility in South Carolina
21 Oct 2021 at 3:22pm
by Billy Ludt
Generac Power Systems, a designer and manufacturer of energy technology solutions and other power products, celebrated the grand opening of its newest manufacturing, assembly and distribution operation in Trenton, South Carolina. The new Generac facility supports the increased national demand for home standby generators, battery storage and associated energy technologies and will serve as its… The post Generac opens manufacturing and distribution facility in South Carolina appeared first on Solar Power World.

Ohio Republicans introduce community solar-enabling legislation
21 Oct 2021 at 3:10pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
On October 12, Ohio Reps. Brian Baldridge and Laura Lanese, both Republicans, introduced House Bill 450 to permit community solar in the territories of the electric distribution utilities (EDUs). To date, community solar has not been available in EDU territories due to the inability for customers to participate in aggregate or virtual net metering. The… The post Ohio Republicans introduce community solar-enabling legislation appeared first on Solar Power World.

Enphase energy systems will soon integrate with most popular AC generators
21 Oct 2021 at 12:09pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Enphase announced its home energy systems will soon integrate with most leading models of home standby AC generators, providing enhanced performance and a glitch-free transition for homeowners during power outages. Homeowners can also monitor real-time power flow, start and stop their generator remotely, set quiet hours to prevent their generator from operating until their batteries… The post Enphase energy systems will soon integrate with most popular AC generators appeared first on Solar Power World.

Maine city, school district subscribe to 2.3 MW of community solar
20 Oct 2021 at 7:52pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The Town of Wells and the Wells Ogunquit Community School District have signed a Net Energy Billing Agreement with Boston-based solar provider Nexamp. Under the agreement, the town and school district will receive energy credits that directly offset their bill from Central Maine Power (CMP).  Energy credits will come from the Nexamp solar farm located… The post Maine city, school district subscribe to 2.3 MW of community solar appeared first on Solar Power World.

Pine Gate Renewables breaks ground on nearly 70-MW North Carolina solar project
20 Oct 2021 at 3:23pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Pine Gate Renewables announced the financing of its second project in Stanly County, North Carolina, which will generate 69.89 MW of renewable energy for the community of Albemarle. Stanly Solar is currently under construction and once operational, will provide enough energy to power approximately 15,500 homes annually through a 20-year PPA that was awarded in… The post Pine Gate Renewables breaks ground on nearly 70-MW North Carolina solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

Cypress Creek Renewables is building its largest solar project yet
20 Oct 2021 at 3:05pm
by Billy Ludt
Cypress Creek Renewables, a solar and energy storage company, is currently constructing a 270-MW solar project located in Dimmit County, Texas. The company closed financing on the Shakes solar project and expects to reach commercial operation during the second half of 2022. Cypress Creek will be the long-term owner and operator of the project. “At… The post Cypress Creek Renewables is building its largest solar project yet appeared first on Solar Power World.

Pivot Energy, Clean Footprint plan 42 MW of solar projects in Virginia
20 Oct 2021 at 2:08pm
by Billy Ludt
Pivot Energy and Clean Footprint are bringing 42 MW of solar energy through 11 projects across Virginia. The projects will provide energy to households, municipal buildings and local businesses. The Virginia Clean Economy Act, which passed the legislature in March 2020, is expected to jump-start over 16 GW of new solar development, including new distributed… The post Pivot Energy, Clean Footprint plan 42 MW of solar projects in Virginia appeared first on Solar Power World.

Upstate New York landfill will soon host 7-MW community solar array
20 Oct 2021 at 2:03pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
New Energy Equity announced the closing of a 7-MWDC solar project with National Energy Development. Located in the Village of Depew, New York, the Broadway solar farm will be constructed on the Depew Village’s abandoned landfill, giving second life to the land atop the waste management system. The energy generated by the ballasted fixed-tilt system… The post Upstate New York landfill will soon host 7-MW community solar array appeared first on Solar Power World.

Nonprofits create new tool to study solar project potential on roadside land
20 Oct 2021 at 1:12pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Research published by the Webber Energy Group (WEG) at the University of Texas at Austin, and by The Ray, a nonprofit studying technologies that can transform the transportation sector for a Vision Zero future, documented the efficiency and economic, societal and environmental benefits of installing solar arrays on interstate right-of-way (ROW) land. The findings revealed… The post Nonprofits create new tool to study solar project potential on roadside land appeared first on Solar Power World.


Newsfeed display by CaRP