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  • Lumin smart circuit software now integrated with Enphase and SolarEdge batteries February 3, 2023
    With additional rebates available to U.S. consumers for home efficiency updates, energy load control will be paramount to furthering the country’s energy transition. Smart circuit company Lumin has now integrated its software with Enphase and SolarEdge energy storage products, allowing participating homeowners to easily personalize and manage circuits and prolong battery runtime. “Our goal is to… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • K2 Systems develops certification program for solar installers February 3, 2023
    Global solar racking and mounting manufacturer K2 Systems has created its own training and certification program called K2 Pro. The K2 Pro Partnership includes installation training and certification that can be attached a company’s brand. K2 Systems’ goal is to provide its partners with an increased level of support to help them grow their business… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • Minnesota legislature passes 100% Clean Energy bill February 3, 2023
    On February 3, the Minnesota State Senate passed the 100% Clean Energy Bill (Senate File 4) and sent it to Gov. Tim Walz’s desk. The legislation mandates a transition to 100% carbon-free energy by 2040 and marks a crucial milestone on the road to equitable, economy-wide decarbonization. Utilities will also need to increase the amount… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • New community solar install marks milestone for ComEd February 2, 2023
    ComEd and Summit Ridge Energy (SRE) have announced the opening of the 75th community solar development in ComEd’s service territory. The 2.5-MW Speedway Solar project 10 miles south of Joliet, Illinois, will provide more than 350 ComEd customers with access to the benefits of solar energy and savings on their energy bills. “The completion of… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Enphase will release its own bidirectional EV charger February 2, 2023
    Enphase Energy is getting into the bidirectional EV charger game, after successfully demonstrating its vehicle-to-home and -grid functionality . Enphase acquired ClipperCreek EV chargers in 2021. The company’s new bidirectional charger product will use Enphase grid-forming IQ8 microinverters and the Ensemble energy management technology. The charger is expected to work with most EVs that support… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • Illinois solar contractor showcases successful apprenticeship program February 2, 2023
    Illinois solar contractor Rethink Electric recently began its 2023 apprenticeship program. This year’s class is its largest to date with 23 apprentices. “The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) signed by Gov. Pritzker in 2021 and the Inflation Reduction Act signed by President Biden in 2022 both contribute greatly to the current momentum in the… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • Renewable Properties is developing 30 MW of solar to benefit low-income Californians February 1, 2023
    Renewable Properties announced it has signed PPAs for five projects with PG&E that will bring the benefits of clean solar energy to California households that can’t install solar onsite. Totaling nearly 30 MW, the five solar projects are part of California’s Disadvantaged Communities (DAC) and Community Solar Green Tariff (CS-GT) programs enacted by Assembly Bill… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • PlanHub updates software platform to simplify preconstruction tasks February 1, 2023
    PlanHub has announced the expansion of its end-to-end general contractors’ platform. The simplified, cloud-based tool will be a one-stop shop to help general contractors improve collaboration with subcontractors and material suppliers, find new projects, request, receive and select quality bids, qualify subcontractors and create winning proposals. The expanded platform aims to simplify preconstruction. General contractors… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Tigo declares legal victory in SunSpec rapid shutdown patent challenge February 1, 2023
    While the SunSpec Alliance celebrated the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) accepting two rapid shutdown patent challenges out of 18 in its Final Written Order on January 26, Tigo Energy is declaring victory since the majority of challenges were rejected. Tigo Energy said the USPTO has denied a SunSpec Alliance challenge to the validity… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Hanwha will buy all of REC Silicon’s polysilicon coming out of Moses Lake for next 10 years February 1, 2023
    REC Silicon just announced that 100% of its polysilicon product at its Moses Lake factory will go to Hanwha Solutions for the next 10 years. The polysilicon factory in Washington has been dormant since being priced out of the Chinese market. Last year, Hanwha Solutions became the largest shareholder in REC Silicon, and its solar… […]
    Kelly Pickerel