Anne Fischer

Nov 152018
 
Today, two national not-for-profit organizations released a new checklist intended to help regulators and interested stakeholders evaluate and improve voluntary community solar across the country. The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and Vote Solar developed the checklist to promote scalable and replicable community solar programs that benefit customers and communities. “Americans everywhere want more clean energy and community solar is critical to meet that growing...
Nov 142018
 
Today, officials from The Solar Foundation, the Clinton Foundation, and the municipality of San Juan announced that work has begun on the first phase of the installation of solar and energy efficiency upgrades of the Plaza del Mercado de Río Piedras in San Juan, with installation of LED lighting that is expected to be completed later this month. The Hispanic Federation and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy have committed two grants tot
Nov 142018
 
Canadian Solar Inc. today announced that the company has delivered 10MW of Canadian Solar bifacial PV modules – BiKuCS3U-PB-AG – to Neighborhood Power for four solar power projects near Portland, Oregon. This represents the first significant delivery of bifacial solar PV modules into the United States. Bifacial (literally: two faces) solar modules can generate energy not only from&n
Nov 132018
 
The call for presentation submissions and speaker applications is now open for Solar Power International (SPI) and Energy Storage International (ESI), taking place September 23-26, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. 2018 marked another successful year for SPl, which drew 19,000 attendees and 700 exhibitors to the Anaheim, CA. SPI is the anchor of North America Smart Energy Week, which diversified to include ESI, the Smart Energy Microgrid Marketplace, Hydrogen + Fuel...
Nov 132018
 
Enphase Energy, Inc., a global energy technology company and a supplier of solar microinverters, today announced that over 1,000 homeowners have joined the Enphase Upgrade Program, a program that gives homeowners several options for upgrading to the latest, more efficient and reliable seventh-generation microinverter technology from Enphase. The program is for warranty holders of legacy Enphase microinverters and represents the co
Nov 132018
 
Solaria Corporation, a global provider of solar panel technologies, announced that it is making its patented PowerXT panels, optimized for residential and commercial deployment, available in the European market under its ‘TSC’ brand.  The patented PowerXT delivers high energy yield from a pure black, high-performance panel.  In order to meet the growing demand for these innovative solar panels in Europe, Silicon Valley-based Solaria Corporation has...
Nov 082018
 
NantEnergy today announced that it has acquired Sharp Electronics Corporation´s Energy Systems and Services business, which develops and delivers innovative energy management products for the U.S. market. Included in the acquisition is the award-winning SmartStorage behind-the-meter energy storage system. NantEnergy has also retained the entire Energy Systems and Services team, including Carl Mansfield, former general manager and founder of Sharp´s Energy System and Services Group,...
Nov 082018
 
Solaria Corporation, a global provider of solar module products and technologies, has entered into a strategic licensing agreement with DAS Solar.   Pursuant to the agreement, DAS will be able to produce high efficiency modules, incorporating Solaria’s proprietary technology, for sale in Asia and other international markets. Solaria manufactures the pure black PowerXT solar modules, using advanced cell interconnect and module production processes, significantly boosting...
Nov 082018
 
The solar market is thriving, and demand for batteries is also rising steadily. Market researchers have predicted photovoltaics (PV) deployment of roughly 100 gigawatts (GW) for 2018. At the same time, the global market for batteries and fuel cells is already worth 5.5 billion euros and is forecast to exceed 81 billion euros by 2025. The industry’s impressive growth is fueling a boom in production. Everything points to a continuing upward trend in the coming years – prompting...
Nov 072018
 
Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) welcomed the decision by voters in Nevada to approve Question 6 to raise the state’s renewable portfolio standard to 50% by 2030, doubling it from the current 25% target.   Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association:   "Nevada voters made history last night, taking a vital step that puts the state on track to rapidly expand solar installations and...