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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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White Pine Renewables takes top spot with largest floating solar system in the US
3 Mar 2021 at 4:49pm
by Billy Ludt
White Pine Renewables completed the Healdsburg Floating Solar Project, which will deliver clean energy to Healdsburg, California, under a 25-year power purchase agreement. The project is the largest floating solar system completed in the United States to date, at 4.78 MWdc and sited on ponds at the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The electricity generated by… The post White Pine Renewables takes top spot with largest floating solar system in the US appeared first on Solar Power World.

An insane increase in battery capacity came online in the United States in Q4 2020
3 Mar 2021 at 3:23pm
by Kelly Pickerel
According to the latest “US Energy Storage Monitor” report from Wood Mackenzie and the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA), 2,156 MWh of new energy storage systems were brought online in Q4 2020. This is an increase of 182% from Q3 2020, making Q4 the new record quarter for U.S. storage. As prices fall and barriers to storage deployment… The post An insane increase in battery capacity came online in the United States in Q4 2020 appeared first on Solar Power World.

Zenernet now using EagleView aerial imaging for residential solar installs
3 Mar 2021 at 1:44pm
by Billy Ludt
Zenernet, a residential solar installation company, and EagleView, an aerial imagery and data analytics provider, have partnered to improve the measurement and design process for homeowners in the solar sales process. In the new partnership, EagleView will provide Zenernet with remote property measurements, removing the need for site visits and ensuring accurate estimates, plan sets… The post Zenernet now using EagleView aerial imaging for residential solar installs appeared first on Solar Power World.

Arcadia to offer community solar subscriptions for Central Maine Power customers by 2022
3 Mar 2021 at 1:00pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Arcadia, a clean energy technology company offering a monthly subscription service connecting renters and homeowners across the U.S. to wind and solar energy, announced the expansion of its community solar program into Maine. “The future of energy is people-powered, and we look forward to bringing Maine households hassle-free guaranteed solar savings,” said Kiran Bhatraju, CEO… The post Arcadia to offer community solar subscriptions for Central Maine Power customers by 2022 appeared first on Solar Power World.

House Committee on Energy & Commerce introduces bill to set federal clean energy standard
2 Mar 2021 at 8:58pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Chairman Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Energy Subcommittee Chairman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) introduced the Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act — ambitious new climate legislation that ensures the United States acts aggressively to tackle the climate… The post House Committee on Energy & Commerce introduces bill to set federal clean energy standard appeared first on Solar Power World.

CALSSA’s annual virtual Product Expo Week returns March 22
2 Mar 2021 at 8:46pm
by Billy Ludt
The California Solar & Storage Association (CALSSA) is bringing back its no-nonsense approach to online expos with Product Expo Week, which is free to attend, and will be held each day on March 22 to 26 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. PT. The week features a series of daily hour-and-a-half virtual events designed to quickly… The post CALSSA’s annual virtual Product Expo Week returns March 22 appeared first on Solar Power World.

Russelectric launches packaged hardware and software solution to manage microgrids
2 Mar 2021 at 8:26pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Russelectric, A Siemens Business, announced its Advanced Microgrid Control Solution, adding value to a facility’s infrastructure through power quality, resiliency, cost reduction, carbon minimization and grid market transaction participation. At the core of the Advanced Microgrid Control Solution, Russelectric’s transfer switches, switchgear and power controllers provide hardware, data and control integration of a facility’s onsite… The post Russelectric launches packaged hardware and software solution to manage microgrids appeared first on Solar Power World.

Bridgestone Americas tire plant now powered by 2.4-MW ground-mounted solar project
2 Mar 2021 at 3:12pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Bridgestone Americas announced its first ground-mounted solar array providing power directly to the manufacturing process. The new solar array is located at the company’s Aiken County, South Carolina, Passenger/Light Truck Tire Plant in Graniteville, South Carolina. The new installation includes approximately 8 acres of solar panels that generate 2.4 MW of energy. “At Bridgestone, sustainability… The post Bridgestone Americas tire plant now powered by 2.4-MW ground-mounted solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

RE2 Robotics receives $1.9 million in DOE funding for automated solar panel placement on utility-scale projects
2 Mar 2021 at 2:00pm
by Kelly Pickerel
RE2 Robotics has been selected for $1.9 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to develop a robotic system for the Outdoor Autonomous Manipulation of Photovoltaic Panels (O-AMPP). “RE2 will utilize its extensive experience and technological foundation in autonomous manipulation to customize and integrate a robotic arm for… The post RE2 Robotics receives $1.9 million in DOE funding for automated solar panel placement on utility-scale projects appeared first on Solar Power World.

SATEC releases new solar meters capable of both AC and DC monitoring
2 Mar 2021 at 1:33pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
SATEC, global supplier of power monitoring instrumentation and reporting and analysis software serving the commercial, industrial and utility markets, introduced the PRO Series of revenue-grade energy meters. This new and innovative series of DIN-rail and panel-mounted meters accept either AC or DC voltage and current inputs. This flexible input capability will allow a PRO Series… The post SATEC releases new solar meters capable of both AC and DC monitoring appeared first on Solar Power World.

New portable lithium energy storage systems catered to utility-scale market
1 Mar 2021 at 6:44pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Energy storage companies Northern Reliability Inc (NRI), and KORE Power have announced the launch of their joint venture company, Nomad Transportable Power Systems (NOMAD) to provide utility-scale mobile energy storage systems. The company will offer “plug-and-play” lithium battery systems integrated into a specially designed and patent-pending mobile ESS and docking system.  The PowerDock platform is designed to provide customers… The post New portable lithium energy storage systems catered to utility-scale market appeared first on Solar Power World.

Sunlight Financial now offering residential solar loans in Spanish to overcome language barriers
1 Mar 2021 at 2:39pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Sunlight Financial announced the addition of Spanish loan products to enhance its technology platform, Orange. More than 15,000 professionals use Sunlight’s technology platform to simplify and streamline the sale and installation of residential solar systems and other home improvements. “We are thrilled to begin providing loans with Spanish documentation to Spanish-speaking homeowners nationwide,” said Sunlight… The post Sunlight Financial now offering residential solar loans in Spanish to overcome language barriers appeared first on Solar Power World.


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