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  • Sunnova adds SunModo mounting, racking systems to its approved vendor list January 17, 2020
    Sunnova Energy International Inc., has added SunModo Corp., an innovator in the solar racking industry, to its exclusive Approved Vendor List (AVL). Through this new partnership, Sunnova’s network of local installers can now offer its residential customers across the United States SunModo’s solar mounting and racking systems. “This new relationship withRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • How Comet Solar improved ROI for customers with solar + storage + control technology January 17, 2020
    Chris Mason, the owner of Comet Solar in Anguilla, has been installing and servicing solar PV plants in the Caribbean for almost 15 years. Installing solar plants in the Caribbean comes with some local utility regulatory challenges. The local utility companies do not allow excess energy to be exported to theRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • TÜV Rheinland verifies JinkoSolar’s new bifacial module conversion efficiency record January 17, 2020
    JinkoSolar Holding Co. says it has broken the world record for the maximum conversion efficiency of mass produced bifacial solar cells, reaching 22.49 percent. These results were verified during testing conducted by TÜV Rheinland, an independent provider of technical services for testing, inspection, certification, consultation and training. How it happenedRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • Unirac is taking this new non-penetrating solar mounting system worldwide January 17, 2020
    Unirac Inc. signed an exclusive global license deal with Solar Stack, a Florida-based manufacturer that has developed non-ballasted, non-penetrating solar mounting solution. With the signing of this technology deal, the two companies are poised to expand on the momentum set by the founders of Solar Stack. The deal with Solar Stack continuesRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • Vivint Solar confirms: Americans are feeling guilty about wasting energy January 16, 2020
    Vivint Solar released the results of an interesting new survey they took to gauge the state of eco guilt throughout the country — the feeling people get when they know that they could and should adjust their habits to be more green. According to the report, 70% of Americans who participated,Read More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • Kresge Foundation makes a $3 million commitment to solar + storage development in disadvantaged communities January 16, 2020
    The Kresge Foundation, Clean Energy Group (CEG) and New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC) announced groundbreaking $3.3 million commitment this week – through a Kresge loan guarantee and connected grants – to accelerate the market development of solar PV plus battery storage (solar+storage) technologies in historically underserved communities. TheRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • How supplier financial stability protects your business January 16, 2020
    As the lifeblood of a solar company’s operations, your suppliers must be fully reliable, and that means being financially stable and secure. Making sure your suppliers are fully vetted for reliability and financial stability could actually be the most important task undertaken to ensure business success and growth in theRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Richard Parke
  • Polysilicon gets relief in Trump’s new China trade deal (updated with Wood Mackenzie trade deal analysis) January 15, 2020
    The Trump administration came to an agreement today on the first phase of a bilateral trade agreement with China for a variety of American products, including U.S. polysilicon. Is this a big deal? John Smirnow, vice president of market strategy, at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), had this toRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • Sunpin Solar breaks ground on 98-MW Titan Solar 1 Project January 15, 2020
    Sunpin Solar, a California-based solar developer, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 10, 2020, celebrating the start of construction on its 98 MW Titan Solar 1 Project in Ocotillo Wells, California. This is Sunpin Solar’s second large utility-scale solar project in California, following the successful completion of the 96.75 MW ColGreenRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • Voltus wins big demand response auction in California January 15, 2020
    Voltus Inc., the leading demand response provider to commercial and industrial customers, has won the right to deliver nearly 50 MWs of new demand response resources to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) under its demand response auction mechanism (DRAM) in the Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Southern CaliforniaRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell