M-1 And You’re Done!

By Jennifer Kramer, APR, Senior Strategic Communications Manager M-1® Universal Adhesive/Sealant is Chem Link’s flagship polyether product. Designed for bonding and sealing a wide range of construction materials, it can be used on PVC, EPDM, most metals, wood, glass, masonry concrete, fiberglass and solvent-sensitive foams. It works in almost any situation requiring a sealant. Plus, …

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SolMicroGrid to build solar microgrid for three California Chick-fil-A locations

SolMicroGrid announced plans to deploy a solar-enabled microgrid solution to provide energy resiliency and renewable energy to three Chick-fil-A restaurants in California. SolMicroGrid’s innovative systems address the issue of power outages and the need for greater renewable energy. Through a combination of solar, natural gas generators and on-site storage controlled by an AI dashboard, the …

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PACE Funding Group changes name to Home Run Loans, adds new unsecured loan product

PACE Funding Group announced that it has changed its name to Home Run Financing and has added a new, unsecured loan product called Home Run Loans. The company started in California in 2014 as a single-product company: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for renewable energy, energy- and water-efficiency projects, and later, for storm-hardening and …

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Solar Alliance partners with Boyd CAT on full-service southeast solar venture

Solar Alliance Energy has signed a Joint Development Agreement with Boyd Company, a regional Caterpillar dealer, and will be opening an office in Louisville, Kentucky. Boyd CAT is the authorized dealer of CAT solar equipment for businesses and contractors across Kentucky, Southern Indiana, West Virginia and Southeastern Ohio. Under the agreement, Boyd CAT and Solar …

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K2 Systems and Roof Tech develop top-mount attachment for shingle rooftop solar projects

K2 Systems, formerly Everest Solar Systems, is known for developing German-engineered racking systems, but throughout 2020 has released its version of roof attachments to complement those systems. K2’s engineering and sales teams partnered with Roof Tech for its waterproofing technology that comes with non-metal flashing. Together K2 and Roof Tech are introducing an all-in-one mount …

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Generac acquires microinverter manufacturer Chilicon Power

Generac has acquired Chilicon Power, a designer and provider of grid-interactive microinverter and monitoring solutions for the solar market. Generac now adds microinverters to its suite of offerings that includes energy storage systems, power optimzers, rapid shutdown devices and energy software. “Adding Chilicon’s robust microinverter solutions alongside Generac’s current PWRcell solar and storage product offerings …

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July solar policy snapshots

New Jersey installers may soon be busy with many large-scale solar installations on warehouse roofs if Gov. Phil Murphy signs new solar-ready building legislation. California assembly bill attempting to alter net-metering credits fails to move forwardSacramento, California California legislators rejected a bill that would have allowed utilities to charge rooftop solar customers a monthly fee …

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Swedish investment company acquires solar developer Cypress Creek Renewables

Stockholm, Sweden-based investment company EQT is acquiring U.S. solar developer Cypress Creek Renewables. Cypress Creek develops, owns, and operates solar and energy storage projects throughout the United States and employs about 300 people. The company operates across 25 states, with 1.6 GW in operating assets and has commercialized 11 GW since its inception in 2014. …

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A guide to bidding for, procuring and performing federal solar contracts

By Christopher Horton, partner, Smith Currie The federal government is the largest energy purchaser in the United States, with an annual electricity bill for the fiscal year 2019 of almost $4 billion. As a result, President Biden’s administration is aggressively pursuing 100% clean energy and net-zero emissions by 2050. In fiscal year 2020, federal agencies …

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What if you could be producing more energy while installing fewer solar panels?

By Alexandre Gilbert-Vanasse, VP Business development, Opsun Developers and investors looking for ways to increase their return on investment should question the established model of installing as many solar panels as possible on a given roof, and instead seek to obtain the maximum energy generation with as few solar panels as needed. Solar optimization is …

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