Soltec Launches Solarfighter PV Installation Service

Soltec, a company that specializes in integrated photovoltaic (PV) solutions, has launched Solarfighter, a service designed for PV distributed generation projects of up to 12 MW. Solarfighter was created to be the first complete kit comprising all equipment required to build a PV tracking plant. The kit includes solar trackers, modules adapted to specific project […]

DCPSC: Percentage of SOS Program to come from Long-Term PPA

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (DCPSC) has adopted new rules to require 5% of the District’s standard offer service (SOS) program to come from a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) to help meet its climate change commitments and renewable energy goals.  The commission anticipates that energy from the PPA will begin […]

Schletter Launches New Line of Pitched Roof System

Schletter Group, an international solar installation manufacturer, says it is launching a completely redeveloped pitched roof system – the ProLine. Schletter says the ProLine system is lighter, more load-bearing and easier to install than its predecessor thanks to its new profile geometries and connecting elements. The new product line is available in Europe and will […]

FERC clarifies that a solar facility’s final AC output will determine PURPA qualification

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) yesterday reversed a split decision in a September 2020 order that denied Broadview Solar’s application for certification as a qualifying facility (QF) under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). The new ruling reinstates FERC’s view that a facility’s power capacity is based on the AC power it can… […]

5 Tips for Building a National Solar Drone Program

For years, all solar surveyors worked manually. They’d climb up on roofs, measure steep roof pitches by hand, and provide manual drawings to designers. Around 2016, Empire Solar Group decided to try drones – a novel technology at the time – to improve site survey quality and speed. It worked. The company exploded, growing to… […]

New Mexico community solar market on the verge of opening

Legislation that will bring community solar to New Mexico is heading to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s desk after passing through the Senate concurrence process earlier on March 18. Once signed, the new law will set in motion the creation of the state’s community solar market. “This will expand access to renewable energy to customers who… […]

Massachusetts clean energy legislation makes it to governor’s desk

Newly passed landmark legislation will remove barriers that have limited access to solar energy for low-income households in Massachusetts. The new solar provisions, spearheaded by BlueHub Capital, a national nonprofit community finance organization, will make it easier for residents with low incomes to save money on their electric bills by more easily accessing solar energy,… […]