Jul 312015
 
Open Energy, an innovative debt finance firm that provides project loan financing to solar commercial developers and project owners through its unique marketplace lending model, today announced the closing of two non-recourse solar loans totaling $500,000 with leading solar developers JJR Power and Vis Solis. Through its innovative, proprietary online borrower platform, Open Energy simplifies the loan process, enabling more solar loans by cutting down on the high transaction...
Jul 312015
 
ET Solar launched its new generation AC modules at PV Japan 2015. In cooperation with Northern Electric and Power (NEP), a company dedicated to providing state-of-the-art solar inverter products. ET Solar has developed new generation AC Modules that are fully integrated with the NEP's BDM-300 micro inverters. With only 25mm in thickness, this micro inverter is currently considered to be the thinnest product in its class around the world. ET Solar's AC Module system offers up to 25%...
Jul 312015
 
Gibraltar Industries recently announced its acquisitions of RBI Solar and affiliate companies including Renusol Solar (collectively “RBI Solar”). RBI Solar will operate as a strategic business unit within Gibraltar, leveraging Gibraltar’s strategic, tactical and financial resources to accelerate its global growth. Existing and prospective RBI Solar customers will benefit from these resources, along with the quality racking solutions and five-star customer service for which...
Jul 312015
 
Three New York State (US) operated ski resorts at Belleayre, Gore and Whiteface Mountain have committed to using solar power to operate their ski lift and snowmaking operations.   The 25-year power purchase agreement with Borrego Solar is the most recent of several environmental initiatives the state and ORDA have undertaken to run its business units with increased sustainability and efficiency. It is also in keeping with Governor Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision’s NY-Sun...
Jul 302015
 
TÜV Rheinland, a globally recognized independent testing, inspection, and certification company, announced that Prism Solar Technologies is the first photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer to be certified to the Qualification Plus standard by TÜV Rheinland PTL. Prism Solar produces bifacial solar modules designed to absorb reflected (albedo) light in order to produce more kilowatt hours than a standard, one-sided polycrystalline PV module. IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 are the current...
Jul 292015
 
Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, will begin construction of a 57 MWp portfolio of solar PV projects in Jordan.  The portfolio consists of four projects, which were awarded successfully with Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) under Round 1 of Jordan’s National Renewable Energy Plan. Of the 57 MWp portfolio, there are three projects each with an individual capacity of 11 MWp, located near the city of Ma’an in south-central Jordan—Al Ward Al Joury, Al Zahrat Al...
Jul 292015
 
Intertek, a quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, and the Center for the Evaluation of Clean Energy Technology (CECET) have partnered to offer a first in the renewable energy industry in North America—a mobile platform for testing photovoltaic (PV) modules where they are installed. This mobile testing laboratory, known as the Mobile PV Testcenter complements Intertek’s wide range of quality assurance services for solar products and installations at fixed...
Jul 292015
 
Enphase Energy, Inc., an energy management technology company for the solar industry, and Sunrun, a residential solar company., have entered into a strategic supply agreement to provide Enphase solar energy systems to Sunrun for its home solar installation business. While AEE Solar and Sunrun’s network of Certified Partners have long sold and installed Enphase systems, this agreement marks the first time that Enphase will provide its module level power electronics (MLPE) systems to...