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  • House includes solar Investment Tax Credit extension in clean energy tax package November 19, 2019
    Today the House Ways and Means Committee released a comprehensive clean energy tax package that includes a five-year extension of the 30% solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and new incentives for energy storage. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries AssociationRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • Get to Know: Vikram Solar and its three new PV module lines built just for the U.S. solar market November 19, 2019
    At Solar Power International this year we chatted with Ravindra Vaidya, VP of global markets for Vikram Solar, about the company’s upcoming big push into the United States. Here’s what we learned. Created in 2006 by the Vikram Group, Vikram Solar is a global manufacturer of Tier 1 PV modulesRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • SunModo’s SunTurf designed to overcome both rooftop and ground mount solar challenges November 18, 2019
      Navigating obstacles on the roof or ground used to be one of a solar installer’s worst challenges. SunModo‘s newest solar racking innovation, SunTurk, is a versatile, affordable solution that overcomes challenges in both residential and commercial ground-mounted and elevated roof-mounted systems. SunModo introduced the improved SunTurf line after manyRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • Target celebrates reaching 500 solar installations November 18, 2019
    It may not be a cool enough chain to win a Project of the Year award, but Target has long been a champion of solar energy. Back in 2015, Target made the promise to add rooftop solar panels to 500 locations by 2020. At the time it sounded ambitious. CutRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • SunDAT solar site modeling tool now includes solar project cost estimation, financial projections November 18, 2019
    With every week seeming to bring a new record low PPA price to the PV industry, extracting every cent of value from a project is crucial. Last year, FTC Solar’s introduction of the SunDAT Web Service brought cloud-based PV design software to connected users wherever they are, facilitating rapid generationRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • Bullet dodged or delayed? California’s new home solar mandate still on track after CEC passes on SMUD proposal November 18, 2019
    Not sure if you noticed, but California’s new home solar mandate is almost here (we’ve only written like 20,000 words on it so far, with more coming this week), but some homebuilders and utilities are still not that thrilled about it. Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) being the most notable afterRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • Solar advocates call for LIPA to reverse decision that will end community solar on Long Island November 18, 2019
    A coalition of over 40 elected officials, industry organizations, environmental groups, public advocates and electricity ratepayers gathered at the Cradle of Aviation Museum last week to call on the Long Island Power Authority to reverse its recent decision to devalue compensation for community solar by almost 30 percent. The communityRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • The New Vermeer PD5R and PD5 Pile Drivers November 18, 2019
      The new Vermeer PD5R and PD5 pile drivers help bring accuracy to smaller solar installation projects. Learn more. -- Solar Builder magazine
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  • SolarOne details new resiliency-focused New York solar projects November 18, 2019
    Whether triggered by unprecedented storms, heatwaves or wildfires, blackouts are becoming increasingly common and hazardous. New Yorkers who weathered Superstorm Sandy understand better than most how challenging disaster recovery can be when the grid fails. But thanks to a new approach to disaster recovery, a few NYC community centers areRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • SunPower offers 22 million shares in public stock offering November 18, 2019
    SunPower Corporation is offering to sell, subject to market and other conditions, 22 million shares of its common stock through an underwritten public offering. SunPower also intends to grant the underwriters an option, exercisable for 30 days after the date of the final prospectus supplement, to purchase up to anRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell