SEIA Lays Out Organization’s Environmental Justice Priorities

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), a national non-profit trade association of the U.S. solar-energy industry, has unveiled its environmental justice priorities through a new policy platform that will support the organization’s advocacy efforts. The platform outlines principles for engagement, as well as environmental justice outcomes and policies that the organization will support to expand […]

California Congressman Introduces MICROGRID Act

Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., has introduced the Making Imperiled Communities Resistant to Outages with Generation that is Resilient, Islandable, and Distributed (MICROGRID) Act.   The legislation incentivizes the expansion and deployment of microgrids which provide backup power – independent from the larger energy grid – during emergencies. As extreme weather events – such as wildfires – […]

Trina Solar Launches New Line of Dual-Row Trackers

Trina Solar Co. Ltd., a global photovoltaic (PV) and smart energy total solution provider, has launched the TrinaTracker Agile 1P Dual-Row.  The Agile 1P tracker is fully compatible with ultra-high power modules ranging from 400 W to 670 W+. The dual-row design of Agile 1P shortens the tracker length to only 72 meters, enabling installation […]

GoodWe receives top inverter classification from EUPD Research

Chinese inverter company GoodWe announced it has been listed as a top inverter brand in six countries by EUPD Research. According to the survey, GoodWe is the preferred rooftop inverter brand in the Netherlands, Australia, Poland, Spain, South Africa and Pakistan. The Top Brand PV seal is awarded based on an installer survey, which analyses… […]

Renewables, Declining Costs Fuel the Global Energy Storage Market

The continual expansion of intermittent renewables and declining technology costs are key factors fueling the global grid battery energy storage market, according to recent analysis by Frost & Sullivan. As more nations across regions commit to generate over 50% of power from renewable energy by 2030 – and modernize their regulations to accommodate flexible assets […]

How solar installers can help keep the lights on in Texas, and elsewhere

By Jon Franke, Blog Editor, Aurora Solar The recent severe winter weather in Texas led to a virtually unprecedented situation where millions of people were left without power, heat, and even water. Losing power wasn’t the only issue. Many that did have power through the whole ordeal faced enormous electric bills. During the height of… […]