Apr 302015
 
Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI) has appointed Michael Orshan as its new director of sales, where he will head up the division for the market-leading manufacturer of solar tracking systems. With over 35 years’ experience, Orshan has held a variety of leadership roles across the telecommunications and solar manufacturing industries. Before coming to ATI, he served for 4 years as the solar sales director for the electronics company P4Q. Past experience includes creating the solar sales...
Apr 302015
 
Sungevity, Inc. today announced a new partnership with Sonnenbatterie, a European smart energy storage provider. Through the partnership, Sungevity will offer Sonnenbatterie smart energy storage systems to its network of customers in the US and Europe, starting in the second half of 2015.  Sonnenbatterie's storage systems incorporate Sony's Fortelion lithium ion cells with an industry-leading 10,000 charge cycles. Customers who participate in the program...
Apr 302015
 
Rosendin Electric, announced the consolidation of its Renewable Energy Divisions in its Southern California (US) office. Dedicated to the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of renewable energy projects, the newly formed Rosendin Electric Renewable Energy Group bridges the company's Solar Power and Wind Energy Divisions, and adds battery storage and sustainable power to support the emerging microgrid market. Rosendin Electric's Renewable Energy Divisions will continue...
Apr 302015
 
Today, the Net Metering Task Force of Massachusetts, established by the state legislature to review solar energy policy, announced its recommendations for the future of solar energy for the state. While the majority of involved parties were in favor of creating more opportunities for families and residents to harness solar power on their own property, National Grid and Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) recommended against raising solar energy caps, aiming to limit the amount of...
Apr 302015
 
The software company Valentin Software has updated its market-leading design programs PV*SOL and PV*SOL premium. With the new versions, operators can now design their solar electric systems in even more detail and also include battery storage in the precise calculation of yields. The company will present its new programs for the first time in June at the international trade fair Intersolar Europe. Exact simulation with minute values With the newly introduced minute simulation, users can now...
Apr 302015
 
Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a preferred supplier of utility-scale racking systems and one of the top 10 solar racking companies in the United States, and juwi Inc. (juwi), a leading renewable energy company based in Boulder, Colorado (US), have completed a 3.6MW solar installation project in Essex Junction, Vermont (US).  AET managed the installation of its Rayport-G ECO ground mount racking product on the 13-acre site, providing racking and foundation installation...
Apr 292015
 
According to a new report from IHS Inc., at least 110 photovoltaic (PV) projects with a combined capacity of 1.6GW were completed in the United Kingdom in the first quarter (Q1) of 2015, prior to the end of the Renewable Obligations (RO) scheme for projects larger than 5 megawatts (MW). This latest PV push brings the total number of large solar farms to 311, with a combined capacity of 3.8GW, which is more than half (51%) of the UK’s total installed PV capacity of 7.5GW....
Apr 292015
 
SolarCity is making its solar service available in New Hampshire (US) for the first time. SolarCity will make it possible for many New Hampshire homeowners to install solar with no upfront cost and pay less for solar electricity than they pay for utility power, even without including local incentives. The company can allow New Hampshire homeowners to go solar for as little as $30 per month, with design, installation, financing, insurance, monitoring and a performance guarantee included....
Apr 292015
 
As part of its mission to bring equal access to the benefits of solar to all ratepayers across the state, community solar pioneer Clean Energy Collective (CEC) celebrated four new community solar facilities in Massachusetts (US) with ceremonial groundbreaking events this week. Representatives from CEC were joined by state and local officials to commemorate the beginning of construction of a 1MW (AC) facility in the town of Adams and three 1MW facilities in the town of Uxbridge (shown in...
Apr 282015
 
HyperSolar, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, announced today that is has identified a low-cost aqueous process to produce artificial photosynthesis particles required for water splitting. One of major challenges in solar-powered water splitting is the use of expensive high voltage solar cells. To address this challenge, the Company’s research team at the University of Iowa successfully fabricated a...