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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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KORE Power to build massive lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in Arizona
29 Jul 2021 at 5:24pm
by Billy Ludt
KORE Power has plans to construct a lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in Maricopa County, Arizona. The 1 million sq ft manufacturing facility, dubbed the KOREPlex, will support up to 12 GWh of battery cell production for the U.S. supply chain for lithium-ion battery cells that are critical to the future of electric vehicles, power grids… The post KORE Power to build massive lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in Arizona appeared first on Solar Power World.

Aries Power makes money greener with 19.3-kW solar array on New York bank
29 Jul 2021 at 2:42pm
by Billy Ludt
Aries Power of Albany, New York installed 43 solar panels on the roof of Ulster Savings Bank‘s location in Red Hook. This solar initiative is part of the bank’s commitment to lessening its impact on the environment by incorporating sustainable and green business practices. It’s anticipated that the bank will have a 28% annual offset… The post Aries Power makes money greener with 19.3-kW solar array on New York bank appeared first on Solar Power World.

California state licensing board votes to allow only C-10 contractors to install solar and storage projects
29 Jul 2021 at 12:56pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The Contractor State Licensing Board (CSLB) voted 11-3 on July 28 to restrict and impede the lawful trade of 80% of California’s licensed solar contractors to continue installing solar and energy storage systems. This vote comes despite the board’s 40-year history of extensive testing as well as providing written permission for C-46 solar specialty contractors… The post California state licensing board votes to allow only C-10 contractors to install solar and storage projects appeared first on Solar Power World.

SunPower partners with Wallbox to offer EV chargers during solar installs
29 Jul 2021 at 12:36pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
SunPower announced it is teaming up with Wallbox to make the switch to an electric lifestyle more convenient, affordable and sustainable. Through the strategic alliance, new SunPower customers can opt to install a Wallbox home EV charger at the same time as their solar and/or storage system installation. SunPower will also act as a preferred… The post SunPower partners with Wallbox to offer EV chargers during solar installs appeared first on Solar Power World.

New Illinois law makes it easier for HOA community members to install rooftop solar
29 Jul 2021 at 12:06pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Gov. JB Pritzker signed legislation protecting Illinoisians’ right to clean energy and access to solar power. A revision to the Homeowners’ Energy Policy Statement Act, HB 644 will guarantee homeowners’ rights to place solar on their home without major redesign requirements, while improving the timeline for approval by a homeowners’ association (HOA). “HB 644 is… The post New Illinois law makes it easier for HOA community members to install rooftop solar appeared first on Solar Power World.

Sunfinity solar array powers Texas highway repairs
28 Jul 2021 at 7:18pm
by Billy Ludt
NTE Mobility Partners of North Central Texas is incorporating renewable energy into its daily operations with a solar installation on its Tarrant County maintenance facility. The 202-panel, 79.79-kW solar array was designed and installed by Sunfinity Renewable Energy of Dallas. “We’ve been very pleased with the performance of our initial solar system at our LBJ… The post Sunfinity solar array powers Texas highway repairs appeared first on Solar Power World.

Hannah Solar Government Services installs 330 kW of solar canopies at Arkansas veterans hospital
28 Jul 2021 at 6:23pm
by Billy Ludt
Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) recently constructed a 330-kW of solar parking canopies for the Department of Veterans Affairs at the North Little Rock VA Medical Center (VAMC) in North Little Rock, Arkansas. This solar PV system is HSGS’s seventh solar PV system installed for the VA. As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, HSGS was… The post Hannah Solar Government Services installs 330 kW of solar canopies at Arkansas veterans hospital appeared first on Solar Power World.

NJBPU approves Successor Solar Incentive Program, doubling state’s solar capacity
28 Jul 2021 at 5:16pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) today voted unanimously to implement a new solar incentive program that will pave the way for up to 3,750 MW of new solar generation by 2026, doubling the state’s solar capacity. The Successor Solar Incentive (SuSI) Program is the culmination of a nearly three-year Solar Transition process… The post NJBPU approves Successor Solar Incentive Program, doubling state’s solar capacity appeared first on Solar Power World.

Nautilus Solar, TurningPoint Energy join forces on four community solar projects in Maine
28 Jul 2021 at 2:11pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Nautilus Solar Energy and TurningPoint Energy announced a partnership working on four community solar projects in Maine totaling 25.5 MWDC of solar capacity. The projects, located in Somerset, Kennebec, Androscoggin and Knox Counties, were in late stages of development, and construction began in Q2 2021. Once completed, the community solar projects will provide a clean… The post Nautilus Solar, TurningPoint Energy join forces on four community solar projects in Maine appeared first on Solar Power World.

Alencon to bring suite of DC:DC conversion products to SPI 2021
28 Jul 2021 at 12:16pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Alencon Systems will demonstrate an extensive lineup of high-power, high-voltage DC:DC conversion equipment at SPI 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana, September 21-23 in Booth #5413. The Alencon products on display at the show will include the latest version of Alencon’s galvanically isolated DC:DC converters, the SPOT and BOSS Version 7 series, along with the company’s… The post Alencon to bring suite of DC:DC conversion products to SPI 2021 appeared first on Solar Power World.

Oregon officially commits to 100% clean electricity by 2040
27 Jul 2021 at 7:52pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown celebrated the signing of a bill committing electricity providers to deliver 100% clean power to Oregon customers by 2040 into law at a ceremony on Tuesday. The move builds on a national trend, as it makes Oregon the eighth state to enact a legislative commitment to 100% clean or renewable electricity.… The post Oregon officially commits to 100% clean electricity by 2040 appeared first on Solar Power World.

Mincon drilling equipment ready for use in US solar installation market
27 Jul 2021 at 7:23pm
by Billy Ludt
International rock drilling equipment manufacturer Mincon is releasing a series of compact modular drill mast and drilling rig systems that complement the company’s existing solutions. In addition to targeting existing markets for mining, quarrying, construction, water and geothermal well drilling, Mincon’s new Rock Drill package solutions will also be tailored to customers in the solar… The post Mincon drilling equipment ready for use in US solar installation market appeared first on Solar Power World.


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