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  • New York passes renewable energy growth act in state budget April 3, 2020
    New York State public authorities and agencies announced the passage of legislation as part the FY 2020-2021 state budget to dramatically speed up the siting and construction of clean energy projects to combat climate change and help jumpstart the state’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 health crisis. SEIA as well as a broad coalition of… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • OMG Roofing Products unveils new universal commercial solar roof mount April 3, 2020
    OMG Roofing Products has introduced PowerGrip Universal 7 (PGU-7), a rooftop attachment anchor for mounting solar racking systems and other products to commercial roofs. PGU-7 units are designed to reduce or eliminate the need for ballast in solar racking systems, so there are less weight, material handling and labor on the roof. Designed with wind… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • SMA says inverter production is still on target despite COVID-19 April 3, 2020
    SMA’s VP of sales, Charles Ellis, sent the following email to customers on April 3 with an update on inverter production: To responsibly meet health requirements, SMA has closed physical offices worldwide but all functions remain operational. We may be working remotely, but you can still count on us for your solar sales and service… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia seeks assistance for commercial-scale solar projects April 3, 2020
    The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia released a Request for Information (RFI) for a “co-development concept” for commercial-scale solar projects throughout the seven-county coalfield region. The workgroup seeks to enter into an agreement to collaboratively identify, design and develop cost-effective, commercial-scale solar and solar + storage installations informed by the RFI responses. While the Covid-19… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • CESA organizes collaborative to help states attain 100% clean energy goals April 2, 2020
    The nonprofit Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) 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 energy… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Broad coalition applauds New York renewable siting and transmission reform April 2, 2020
    A broad coalition of environmental, clean energy industry, real estate and labor groups applaud Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins and Speaker Heastie on the inclusion of the renewable energy siting and transmission reform in the State Budget. The improved siting process for renewable energy projects will help New York achieve 70% renewable electricity by 2030,… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Enphase launches online training for Ensemble technology April 2, 2020
    Enphase Energy unveiled a comprehensive portfolio of training options to ensure that installers are trained and ready for Enphase Ensemble technology. To ultimately serve installers with hands-on training when COVID-19 social distancing measures subside, Enphase is preparing turn-key training centers around the U.S. Enphase is also introducing a full suite of online training resources to… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • New automation tool can measure solar project’s risk factors in under 10 seconds April 2, 2020
    Renewable energy software company VesBox has created an automation tool that measures the financial bankability of renewable energy solar projects globally. The VesBox Platform also identifies all possible environmental, social and ecosystem risk factors associated with each project in less than 10 seconds. The VesBox Platform is an ideal tool for identifying all indicative risks… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • CALSSA organizes solar installer mask and PPE donations for healthcare workers April 1, 2020
    The California Solar and Storage Association (CALSSA) is issuing a public call to solar and storage companies around the world, and across the construction industry for donations of stockpiled N95 masks to protect California healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19. “Hospitals in and around California are facing a critical need for supplies like filtering… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • MOXIE offering discounted solar systems to East Iowa healthcare workers April 1, 2020
    Eastern Iowa solar installer MOXIE started a program to offer regional healthcare workers discounted solar systems and a $1,000 rebate during the national COVID-19 pandemic. The EMPOWERMED Program was developed through a partnership of local businesses, including MOXIE, Green State Credit Union, New Pioneer Co-op, Crescent Electric and Relion Insurance Solutions. MOXIE, which is headquartered… […]
    Billy Ludt