Three solar sales model innovations in response to COVID

Sponsored content by Folsom Labs COVID-19, and all the restrictions that went with it, was a curveball for the entire world. As a result, solar developers across the globe have tried a variety of strategies to figure out how to grow in spite of the uncertainty. The team at Folsom Labs surveyed 50 of our… […]

Schneider Electric’s XW Pro Solar Hybrid Inverter Now SGIP Eligible

Schneider Electric Solar, a company that specializes in solar technology and energy management, says its XW Pro solar hybrid inverter is now eligible for California’s energy storage rebates.  Customers can install the XW Pro at low cost through the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), which provides rebates to support homeowners and communities in acquiring affordable energy […]

Pine Gate Closes Financing on Massachusetts Agrovoltaic Projects

Pine Gate Renewables, a fully integrated utility-scale solar development company, has closed financing on two new dual-use solar projects that will bring 9 MW of solar energy and storage to the community of Carver, Mass., while also maintaining the ground for cranberry farming.  Solar Carver 1 will be built on a 70-acre site that will […]

New Jersey Community Solar Program Receives Record Number of Applicants

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has received a record 410 applications to participate in Year 2 of its Community Solar Energy Pilot Program.  The applications represent 800.5 MW of total capacity and all but one project have committed to serving low- to moderate-income (LMI) communities. The program offers guaranteed savings for LMI […]

New developer Alset Solar launches with focus on utility-scale brownfield projects

Document Security Systems (DSS), a multinational company operating businesses in consumer packaging, brand protection technology, blockchain security, direct marketing, healthcare, real estate and securitized digital assets, announced the launch of new venture Alset Solar. Alset Solar was formed to pursue development of utility-scale solar farms, providing a clean energy future to polluted or underutilized properties… […]

174 Power Global developing 200-MW Colorado solar project for regional utility

174 Power Global has entered a 15-year PPA with Black Hills Energy to develop the 200-MW Turkey Creek Solar facility in Pueblo County, Colorado. “We are glad to partner with Black Hills Energy on the Turkey Creek Solar project, which will provide long-lasting environmental and economic benefits to the Pueblo community, as well as dependable… […]

Maxeon Solar might open a 1.8-GW solar panel assembly plant in the United States

When SunPower spun off its solar panel manufacturing efforts into new company Maxeon Solar Technologies in Aug. 2020, the plan was for SunPower to continue manufacturing its own P-Series of solar modules for the U.S. market out of the Oregon plant it had bought from SolarWorld. Five months later, SunPower ceased production in Oregon. Maxeon… […]

Enphase now providing installer and customer support 24/7

Enphase Energy announced that the company is now providing 24/7 support for installers and Enphase system owners globally across its phone, online chat and email communications channels. Providing around-the-clock support builds on the commitment Enphase has made to delivering the industry’s best customer experience. In recent years, Enphase has introduced online chat support; the Enphase… […]

Solar Basics (At Home!): Traits to look for in solar rapid shutdown devices

Solar Basics is a video series by Solar Power World created to help installers learn about the business, tools and tricks of the solar power trade. Now that most states have adopted the 2017 National Electrical Code, many solar installers are searching for the best module-level rapid shutdown solution. Learn about some criteria to use… […]