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  • Connecticut Green Bank increases loan maximums to finance more comprehensive renewable energy projects June 2, 2023
    The Connecticut Green Bank is pleased to announce updates to its Smart-E loan program designed to help more homeowners take advantage of low-interest financing to access energy-saving technologies. The loan’s maximum amount will increase from a $40,000 limit to a $50,000 standard maximum, and with exception approval from the lending partner, up to $75,000. This… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • State agency funds 180-MW ‘agrivoltaic’ project in Ohio June 2, 2023
    The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA) issued $275 million in air quality revenue bonds to finance Madison Fields Solar Project in Madison County, Ohio. “We are excited to partner with local leaders and Madison Fields Solar Project on the development of this solar facility that brings additional investment into the community,” said Christina O’Keeffe,… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • University of California, Irvine, opens research microgrid in Shadow Mountain community June 2, 2023
    The Advanced Power and Energy Program at the University of California, Irvine, joined the U.S. Department of Energy, KB Home, SunPower, Southern California Edison and Schneider Electric on May 22 to officially open the novel microgrid communities located in the Shadow Mountain master plan in Menifee, California. A microgrid is a self-supporting energy system that… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Solar racking manufacturer GP JOULE rebrands as Goldbeck Solar June 1, 2023
    Goldbeck Solar, a Germany-based solar energy solutions provider, is rebranding its North American EPC Division, formerly known as GP JOULE EPC North America. Effective immediately, the division will now operate under the name Goldbeck Solar. Goldbeck Solar is rebranding to grow its presence in North America, according to a press release. The company produces solar… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • Redflow 20-MWh flow battery system approved for California project June 1, 2023
    Redflow Limited flow batteries have been funded and approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC) for a large-scale solar and storage project, which will provide power for the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians. The 20-MWh system will be one of the largest zinc-based battery projects in the world and will represent Redflow’s largest single sale and… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • New SEIA resources help consumers understand solar benefits in IRA June 1, 2023
    The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced it is releasing a suite of new and updated resources for consumers to meet the increase in demand for solar power created by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). With the IRA’s incentives in place and energy bills weighing on family budgets, consumers are eager to add solar and… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Suntuity University partners with Hoymiles for online inverter install training The company is planning to offer similar programs with other vendors that don't have in-house training available. June 1, 2023
    Suntuity University and Hoymiles have announced an online joint training partnership aimed at ensuring Hoymiles dealers are well-versed on how to install Hoymiles systems. This marks the first training program for Suntuity University and Hoymiles in their joint effort to promote and advance clean energy usage. The program offers Hoymiles dealers access to free training… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Indian panel manufacturer Saatvik has plans for a 1.5-GW factory in USA June 1, 2023
    Indian solar panel manufacturer Saatvik told Solar Power World it is exploring options to open a 1.5-GW panel manufacturing plant in the United States. Saatvik already supports a 1.5-GW plant in Haryana, India (that should expand to 3 GW by September 2023), and is also developing a new 2.5-GW panel and cell facility in Gujarat, India.… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • Phoenix Contact releases 30-kW DC power modules for solar applications June 1, 2023
    Phoenix Contact has introduced a new category of power supplies for high-power systems, such as e-mobility infrastructure. The modules can be directly mounted in a standard 19-in. cabinet commonly used in EV charging stations. In addition to e-mobility applications, the CHARX AC/DC and DC/DC power modules are suitable for off-highway charging, AC microgrids, high-voltage DC… […]
  • IHG Hotels works with Ampion to provide hotels with local community solar May 31, 2023
    IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) announced a new renewable energy offering for IHG hotels in select markets across the United States in collaboration with Ampion, a provider of community solar solutions. IHG is the first hotel company to provide hotels a community solar offering that includes Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), helping hotels reduce greenhouse gas… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener