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  • Solar Distancing: The value of solar + storage system monitoring April 3, 2020
    Solar + storage systems aren’t set it and forget it. Or, they shouldn’t be at least. Homeowners and installers can utilize monitoring systems to better understand their energy usage, keep watch of their system ROI / performance and catch any potential issues before they become big problems. John Webber (#WorldWideWebber),Read More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • Solar Distancing: Choosing among your solar + storage battery options April 2, 2020
    You know you want solar + energy storage, but there are a bunch of battery options to choose from — varying in performance, price and fit for the application. Jorge Guzman, energy storage product specialist for Outback Power, walks us through the questions to ask, and explains the differences inRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • Good news: Maryland just made it easier to interconnect solar and storage to the grid April 2, 2020
    The Maryland Public Service Commission adopted updated rules this week for connecting distributed energy resources (such as solar and energy storage systems) to the electric grid. The updated rules will improve the efficiency of the interconnection process for customers and utilities, increase grid transparency, and enable a clearer pathway forRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • This new building code in Minnesota is going to hurt its residential solar market April 2, 2020
    From Energy News Network: In Minnesota, an industry group says the rules will shrink available space for solar panels by at least 20%. New safety regulations taking effect today in Minnesota are expected to reduce the size of residential solar installations by at least 20%, industry officials say. Under theRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Frank Jossi
  • Are delays disrupting your solar PV project schedule? The Osprey PowerPlatform might be your answer April 2, 2020
    Picture this: You’re a solar EPC that got bank rolled for X-amount of PV projects for the year and you are now relying on third-party vendors that are now delayed and you can’t mobilize to the job site. You are stuck, forced to pay close attention to cash flow. It’sRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • Solar Distancing: Can batteries and generators coexist on the same system? April 1, 2020
    So you have a generator and want to add batteries and solar. Or, you have a solar + storage system and want to add a generator. Can you even do this? And is it worth it? Paul Dailey, director of product & market strategy with Outback Power, shares his thoughts,Read More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • Solar developer OneEnergy Renewables names new CEO April 1, 2020
    OneEnergy Renewables named Tobin Booth its new CEO. Booth succeeds Bill Eddie, who co-founded OneEnergy and has served as its CEO. Eddie will continue as a key member of the company’s leadership team as Chief Commercial Officer where he will focus on business and partnership development. “Tobin joining OneEnergy marksRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • 7 things to ask your AHJ before submitting a permit April 1, 2020
      With more than 18,000 Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) in the United States, each with their own solar-permitting requirements, navigating the non-standard and often cumbersome permitting process can add weeks of delay to residential solar-project construction timelines. That said, there are seven simple questions that can be posed on theRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Claudia Eyzaguirre and Olivia McShea
  • Coronavirus impact: Wood Mackenzie could drop its global energy storage deployments forecast by 19 percent April 1, 2020
    If coronavirus containment measures continue to curtail movement of goods and people through Q2 this year, alongside an economic downturn, the market impact could trim Wood Mackenzie’s 2020 global energy storage deployments forecast by 19%. This equates to a 3 GWh reduction over the year. Notably, this would still make 2020Read More -- Solar Builder magazine
    SB Staff
  • Coronavirus impact: Best case scenario is 2 GW of solar project development delays in 2020 April 1, 2020
    The coronavirus pandemic is likely to have a material impact on utility-scale solar installations in the U.S. this year, and perhaps even into 2021. In its Coronavirus: US Solar PV Supply Chain and Utility-Scale Market Risk report, Wood Mackenzie says that, in a best-case scenario, the market could see upRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    SB Staff