SEIA prepares solar policy priorities for Democratic trifecta

SEIA released its solar policy goals for the first 100 days of the new Biden administration in November 2020 under the assumption the Senate would remain controlled by Republicans. After Democrats secured two more Senate seats in Georgia’s Jan. 5 runoff election, the solar industry could have a much better chance of passing solar legislation …

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Over 70% of utility-scale electricity resources added in 2020 was renewable energy

The SUN DAY Campaign has reviewed FERC data to find that renewable energy sources (which include biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind) accounted for over 70% (14,734 MW) of the 20,803 MW of new utility-scale electrical generating capacity added in the first 11 months of 2020. Wind (8,042 MW) and solar (6,485 MW) have each contributed …

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True Green Capital Management to install 2.8-MW of rooftop solar for Illinois military housing community

Hunt Military Communities (HMC), the largest U.S. military housing owner, announced its project to expand on its leading initiatives to integrate additional solar rooftop PV systems across its facility at Scott Air Force Base. This community includes more than 1,500 homes serving 3,000 residents. The 2.8-MW PV system will produce an estimated 3.5 million kilowatt-hours …

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SimpliPhi’s line of LFP batteries receive UL 9540 certification

Following completion of rigorous evaluation by nationally recognized testing labs, a wide range of SimpliPhi Power’s energy storage products and system configurations are approved for Certification under UL 9540. The AccESS, BOSS.6 and BOSS.12 systems can be used individually or in combination to achieve multiple, robust solutions across residential and commercial applications, both on- and …

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How Do You Install Module-Level Power Electronics on Your Solar PV System?

2.4 MW Commercial Solar PV Project on a FedEx Distribution Facility Module-Level Power Electronics (MLPE), such as microinverters and optimizers help improve the performance and energy production of your solar PV system design. MLPE can be installed when using rails or direct-attach™ (rail-less) mounting to metal roofs. By Kimberly Reichert, Content Writer, S-5! The perfect …

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World’s largest lithium-based energy storage system storing 1,200 MWh of power now online in California

The Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility, located just south of San Francisco, California, has been connected to the power grid and began storing energy on Dec. 11, 2020. At 300 MW/1,200 MWh, this lithium-ion battery-based energy storage system is likely the largest in the world. The system is located on-site at Vistra’s Moss Landing Power …

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Sunnova now offering Enphase Encharge storage systems to customers

Enphase Energy announced the expansion of the company’s long-term relationship with Sunnova to include Enphase Encharge storage systems. As a power service provider, Sunnova will empower its network of solar dealers in the U.S. to provide a simple upgrade path for existing Enphase homeowners as well as homeowners who are new to solar and storage. …

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Distributed Solar Development acquires 2 under-construction community solar projects

Distributed Solar Development (DSD) has acquired a two-project, 10-MW community solar portfolio in Lenox, New York. “This acquisition materially increases DSD’s New York community solar portfolio, which the company will continue to expand in 2021,” said Jon Morton, VP of acquisitions at DSD. Both projects are ground-mounted and were purchased 75% complete from a mid-stage …

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What are shingled solar modules?

Solar Basics is a video series by Solar Power World created to help installers learn about the business, tools and tricks of the solar power trade. While “solar shingles” are used in building-applied photovoltaics, a module using shingling technology is different than what is used on specialized solar roofs. Learn all about shingled solar modules …

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EnergySage launches Community Solar Marketplace for easy searching of subscription opportunities

After a successful soft launch in select markets, EnergySage is now releasing its Community Solar Marketplace for use across the entire country. The marketplace is a way for people to find, participate and benefit from local community solar farms. While the community solar market has become more widespread and simple to use, determining which projects are …

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