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  • New Collaborative Helps States Reach Clean Energy Goals April 3, 2020
    The nonprofit Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) has launched the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative, a new initiative to provide critical information sharing and knowledge transfer among states that have established 100% clean energy goals for their electricity sectors.  The rapid adoption of aggressive clean energy targets by states has been one of the most important […]
    Michael Bates
  • Littelfuse Expands its SPXI Series of Solar Fuses April 3, 2020
    Littelfuse Inc., a global manufacturer of technologies in circuit protection, power control and sensing, has expanded its SPXI series in-line solar fuses to include 35 to 60 amperage models.  Designed to integrate into in-line assemblies within a wire harness, these 1500 V DC solar fuses protect photovoltaic (PV) installations from overloads and short circuits to […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • VesBox Releases Automated Project Due Diligence Tool April 2, 2020
    London-based renewable energy software company VesBox has debuted an automation tool that measures the financial bankability of solar projects, as well as identifies all possible environmental, social and ecosystem risk factors associated with a project. VesBox says its platform performs renewable energy due diligence anywhere in the world in a matter of seconds, not months. […]
    Michael Bates
  • Envision Solar Launches EV ARC 2020 Off-Grid Charging April 2, 2020
    Envision Solar International Inc., a producer of sustainable infrastructure products for electric vehicle (EV) charging, has launched the upgraded generation of EV ARC solar-powered EV charging products.  The upgraded EV ARC series, already used in more than 100 U.S. municipalities, has a reengineered S-curved column with electronic components and energy storage elevated to the underside […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • Falling Cost of Hydrogen Offers Route to Cut Emissions April 2, 2020
    The falling cost of making hydrogen from wind and solar power offers a promising route to cutting emissions in some of the most fossil fuel-dependent sectors of the economy, such as heavy-duty vehicles and shipping. Hydrogen Economy Outlook, a new study from research firm BloombergNEF (BNEF), finds that clean hydrogen could be deployed in the […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • Enphase Energy, ImagineSolar Offer Online Training for Ensemble Technology April 2, 2020
    Enphase Energy Inc., a technology company that specializes in solar microinverters, has unveiled a comprehensive portfolio of training options to ensure that installers are trained and ready for Enphase Ensemble technology.  The portfolio includes online training and 11 regional training centers and two truck-based mobile training units with testing to ensure high-quality installations and homeowner […]
    Michael Bates
  • OneEnergy Appoints New CEO April 2, 2020
    OneEnergy Renewables, a North American solar project developer, says Tobin Booth has been named 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 CCO, where he will focus on business and partnership development. “Tobin joining […]
    Michael Bates
  • Solaria Sues Canadian Solar for Patent Infringement April 1, 2020
    Solaria Corp., a U.S.-based provider of advanced solar energy products, has filed suit against Canadian Solar Inc., a Chinese solar panel manufacturer, in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California.  The suit alleges that Canadian Solar, with operations primarily in China and elsewhere in Asia, infringes Solaria’s U.S. patent that covers a […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • ZSW Develops Method of Lifetime Testing for PID April 1, 2020
    The Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) has developed a heavy-duty test that provides more accurate information about a solar module’s resistance to potential-induced degradation (PID). The phenomenon known as PID occurs when leakage currents caused by a difference in voltages between solar cells and the grounded frame adversely affect a photovoltaic […]
    Michael Bates
  • Tigo, IronRidge Partner on Solar Racking Technologies March 31, 2020
    Tigo Energy Inc. and IronRidge have announced the companies’ new Underwriter Laboratories (UL) 2703 listing of operational compatibility. The listing includes Tigo’s Tigo Access Point (TAP) and TS4-A Add-on Platform of flexible module-level power electronics (Flex MLPE) with IronRidge’s Flush Mount racking components for residential, commercial and industrial PV systems.  The testing performed by UL […]
    Matthew Mercure