GAF Energy Building New California Research and Development Facility

GAF Energy, a provider of roof-integrated solar solutions, has leased and begun critical improvements on a 112,000-square-foot facility in San Jose, Calif.  Once construction is complete, the new facility will serve as the company’s center for research and development (R&D) and manufacturing, bringing traditionally off-shored solar manufacturing to the U.S. The buildout of the property […]

Array Technologies partners with Nucor for steel production of solar tracker components

Nucor has entered an agreement with Array Technologies to produce certain components of its solar tracking system, as well as support the co-development of future components for Array’s next generation of products. “As the largest recycler of steel in the U.S., Nucor is an ideal partner for Array. Nucor’s longstanding commitment to recycling as well… […]

SnapNrack’s rail-less solar roof mount first to receive Miami-Dade product approval

SnapNrack has earned Miami-Dade County’s Notice of Acceptance (NOA) of integrated flashing technology with its SpeedSeal solar rooftop attachments and the RL Universal Roof Mount System is the first and only railless roof attachment to earn the NOA approval. Solar mount manufacturer SnapNrack earned Miami-Dade County, Florida’s Notice of Acceptance (NOA) on integrated flashing technology… […]

Despite Pandemic, Renewables Notch Fastest Growth Rate in Decades

In 2020, renewable sources of electricity such as wind and solar grew at their fastest rate in two decades and are set to expand in coming years at a much faster pace than prior to the pandemic, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). According to the IEA’s latest market update, […]

IREC announces new online renewable energy training program for building, safety officials

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) announced the launch of a three-year, $2.1 million project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), to reduce barriers to widespread adoption of distributed energy resources by providing education and resources to expand the knowledge of 30,000 safety professionals. Building, fire… […]

Standard Solar, Pivot Energy Partner on Colorado Community Solar Projects

Pivot Energy, a community solar developer, and Standard Solar Inc., a company that develops, funds, owns and operates commercial and community solar assets, say they are developing three new community solar projects in Colorado.  Two projects are located in Garfield County – the third in Jefferson County. The projects represent 4 MW of generating capacity. […]

UK portable battery supplier plans to enter Texas storage market

UK-based Carbon Neutral Energy is expanding into the United States with its mobile energy storage systems. By using mobile, modular energy storage systems, CNE can deliver expandable, large-capacity energy storage solutions to customers. The company is looking to the Texas market first. “Battery storage is a vital in balancing the grid. Without storage, power emergencies… […]

Standard Solar, Pivot Energy develop 4-MW Colorado solar project portfolio

Community solar developer Pivot Energy and Standard Solar have developed three new community solar projects in Colorado. Two projects are located in Garfield County and the third in Jefferson County. The projects represent 4 MW of solar energy and will produce enough electricity to power more than 700 homes. “Our continued partnership with Standard Solar… […]

GAF Energy will bring manufacturing of its low-profile solar roofing system to California

Roof-integrated solar product provider GAF Energy has leased a 112,000-sq.-ft facility in San Jose, California, that will serve as an R&D center and eventually manufacturing facility. The company expects the new stateside manufacturing facility will result in “hundreds” of U.S. jobs. “Driving the next generation of solar innovation is a top priority for our business… […]

Swell establishes two virtual power plants with SCE customers with home batteries

Swell Energy has set up two virtual power plant programs with Southern California Edison (SCE) customers, now open for enrollment. The VPP programs are available to SCE customers in various Orange County, Ventura County and Santa Barbara County neighborhoods who are interested in installing solar powered home batteries. VPP-enrolled customers can finance their energy storage systems… […]