PvDesign users can now design substations for utility-scale solar projects

​PvDesign’s algorithm now has the ability to design and engineer the interconnection facility on utility-scale solar projects. To connect a solar PV plant to distribution or transmission networks, it is necessary to step-up the voltage level from medium to high voltage. To do this, projects require a substation. Substations are therefore used to ​accommodate new… […]

Extra Space Storage, Pivot Energy Collaborate on Rooftop Solar Systems

Pivot Energy, a Denver-based solar energy company, says it is collaborating with Extra Space Storage to install 65 rooftop solar systems on storage buildings across eight states, including Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Tennessee. The portfolio totals 5.5 MW of emission-free and reliable energy. The portfolio is estimated to save Extra Space […]

AEP Energy to purchase 50 MW of solar from Columbus, Ohio, project

AEP Energy Partners, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, has signed a letter of intent with BQ Energy Development to purchase 100% of the offtake of the Columbus Solar Park being developed southwest of downtown Columbus, Ohio. In July, New York-based BQ Energy announced plans to lease the site of a former landfill owned by… […]

Worksport, Thermal Technology Services Canada Partner to Test Solar Panel Efficiency

Worksport Ltd., a manufacturer of tonneau/truck bed covers for light-duty trucks, has engaged Thermal Technology Services Canada to test the company’s TerraVis solar panel technology to increase its efficiency. The tests were launched as Worksport recently made its first public disclosure about TerraVis, the very first solar-powered advanced folding truck bed tonneau cover system to […]

AEP Energy Partners Signs Letter Of Intent with BQ Energy Development

AEP Energy Partners, a subsidiary of American Electric Power (AEP), has signed a letter of intent with BQ Energy Development LLC, a company that specializes in the development of renewable energy projects on landfills and brownfields, to purchase 100% offtake of the Columbus Solar Park being developed southwest of downtown Columbus, Ohio. In July, New […]

Why solar trackers are a difference-maker for utility-scale solar projects

By Doug Broach, TrinaPro Business Development Manager Improving power gains is one of the best ways to generate a better return on investment for utility-scale solar installations. One way to achieve this goal is by installing solar trackers to increase system output. Tracking systems are nothing new for utility-scale PV systems. The 2019 Edition of… […]

Pivot Energy to install solar at 65 Extra Space Storage locations

National solar developer Pivot Energy announced its collaboration with Extra Space Storage to install 65 rooftop solar systems on storage buildings across eight states, including Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Tennessee. The portfolio totals 5.5 MW of emission-free energy, producing enough electricity to power nearly 1,000 homes for an entire year. The… […]

Electriq PowerPod battery receives demand response certification

Electriq Power’s PowerPod residential battery system has received a Certificate of System Conformance from the OpenADR Alliance. The standard for automated demand response, OpenADR 2.0b certification will enhance PowerPod capabilities, enabling Electriq Power to integrate with energy aggregators and participate in today’s dynamic energy marketplace. Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) is an open and interoperable… […]

Contractors Corner: Simple Solar

With a name like Simple Solar, the going-solar process has to be as easy as possible for new customers. And that’s what the Missouri installer has done for its residential clients since 2017. Luke Arthur started Simple Solar after working at other installation companies and wanting to pare down all the extra noise. Sales calls… […]