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  • Trina Solar’s Module Proves Mechanical Reliability on Multiple Tests July 30, 2021
    Trina Solar has released a series of testing results on the mechanical reliability of the 670W Vertex module. It focused on six tests, including a static mechanical load test and five rigorous tests covering non-uniform snow-load, extreme low-temperature mechanical load, hail, extreme DML and extreme wind tunnel. The serial testing results achieved an across-the-board verification […]
    Ariana Fine
  • Coalition Backs Residential Solar Parity Legislation Introduction July 30, 2021
    The 25D Parity Coalition, a coalition of solar companies, cooperatives and nonprofits, is welcoming the introduction of The Residential Solar Opportunity Act of 2021. The legislation will provide parity for residential solar customers alongside commercial solar. “We applaud Representatives Sanchez (D-CA), Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) for the introduction of The Residential Solar […]
    Ariana Fine
  • Report Finds Groups Focusing on Restricting Florida Rooftop Solar Options July 30, 2021
    Special interest groups are working in coordination with local utilities to stall the growth of rooftop solar here in Florida, according to a new report from Environment Florida Research & Policy Center. In Florida, investor-owned utilities have targeted policies like net metering, renewable portfolio standards and power-purchase agreements. The report, Blocking Rooftop Solar, focuses on […]
    Michael Bates
  • Solar Farms and Battery to Power Australian Mines July 30, 2021
    Southern Cross Energy, a subsidiary of TransAlta Corporation and an entity in which TransAlta Renewables Inc. owns an indirect economic interest, has agreed to provide renewable solar electricity supported with a battery energy storage system to the Goldfields-based operations of BHP Nickel West Pty Ltd. through the construction of the Northern Goldfields Solar Project. The […]
    Ariana Fine
  • New Law Protects Illinois Homeowners’ Access to Solar July 29, 2021
    Gov. JB Pritzker has signed legislation protecting Illinoisians’ right to clean energy and access to solar power. A revision to the Homeowners’ Energy Policy Statement Act, HB 644, will guarantee homeowners’ rights to place solar on their home without major redesign requirements, while improving the timeline for approval by a homeowners’ association (HOA). This bill […]
    Ariana Fine
  • Meyer Burger Adds Solar Roof Tiles to Product Portfolio July 29, 2021
    Meyer Burger Technology Ltd. is expanding its product portfolio with a roof-integrated high-performance solar system that can be installed easily just like traditional roof tiles. The company has acquired the full intellectual property related to a solar roof tile solution from a German engineering service provider specializing in photovoltaics and electric mobility, including all associated […]
    Ariana Fine
  • New Jersey Regulator Approves Successor Solar Incentive Program July 28, 2021
    The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) is implementing a new solar incentive program that will pave the way for up to 3,750 MW of new solar generation by 2026, doubling the state’s solar capacity. The Successor Solar Incentive Program (SuSI Program) is the culmination of a nearly three-year “Solar Transition” process mandated by […]
    Ariana Fine
  • ZF North America Joins DTE Energy MIGreenPower program July 28, 2021
    ZF North America Inc. is now enrolled in DTE Energy’s voluntary renewable energy MIGreenPower program. The program enables DTE Electric customers to attribute a greater percentage of their electricity use to DTE’s wind and solar projects beyond the 15% already included in customers’ energy mix. ZF North America has committed to a 10-year, escalating MIGreenPower […]
    Michael Bates
  • Companies Collaborate on Launching Four Maine Solar Projects July 28, 2021
    Nautilus Solar Energy LLC and TurningPoint Energy are working on four community solar projects in Maine, totaling 25.5 MW DC of solar capacity. The projects, located in Somerset, Kennebec, Androscoggin and Knox Counties, are in the late stages of development, with construction started in Q2 2021. When fully operational, the projects are expected to generate […]
    Ariana Fine
  • Sunnova, National Grid and SolarEdge Leverage Solar Assets in New England July 27, 2021
    Sunnova Energy International Inc. is partnering with National Grid and SolarEdge Technologies Inc. to utilize its fleet of solar and storage assets in New England to help improve power quality in National Grid’s service area. Sunnova’s aggregated residential solar and storage portfolio delivers over 150 GWh of energy per year to New England’s homeowners and […]
    Michael Bates