Installations

Bloomberg updates bankable module list, new additions to the StorEdge family: pvMB 5/13/19

Happy Monday one and all and a happy belated Mother’s Day, too. Today we’ll be looking at Seraphim launching its PLANET line, Blackburn College’s upcoming installation, Innogy acquiring two North Carolina projects and more!

Arctech unveils new single-axis tracker

The device, conceived for large scale solar, is said to solve the instability issues associated with the two-modules-in-portrait structure and to have the largest south-north slope seen in the tracker industry.

Vivint Solar keeps growing

The company showed increased costs for its sales force, held the cost of building solar consistent and is projecting to grow annual installation volume 15% in 2019.

Jay Inslee, defender of Earth, TEP joins the Energy Imbalance Market: pvMB 5/9/19

Welcome one and all to today’s edition of the pvMB. Before you tackle today, we’ve got renewables coming to Montana, Illinois’ City Water, Light and Power giving coal the boot, the one week countdown until Solar Cup 2019 and more!

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Utility scale solar pricing down 7% on competition and construction costs

LevelTen’s marketplace shows utility-scale solar power offers falling $2/MWh across five large grid operators, with executives suggesting that competition among developers and falling construction costs drove this.

Sunrun aims to replace big power plants

By providing solar + storage, contracting to supply capacity in wholesale markets and even considering microgrid communities, Sunrun is taking on more and more of the space traditionally occupied by utilities and the large, centralized generators that they rely on.

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We’ve surpassed 2 million solar installations

The first million took 40 years, the second million took two years and the third million will arrive two years from now.

The Energy Freedom Act has passed the South Carolina Senate

South Carolina’s solar industry is close to a big revival, with a long-awaited bill to eliminate net metering caps and transform the way utilities procure energy. But it has get back through the House by the end of the day tomorrow (Thursday).

Military microgid, solar taxes give $4.4 million to town, 3 tons of recycled panels: pvMB for 5/8/19

Howdy friends and welcome to today’s pvMB. Today we’re wrangling up stories on Geronimo Energy proposing 100 MW in Minnesota, Sunnova’s SunSafe coming to New Jersey, EVgo going 100% renewable and much much more, yee-haw.

New York utility gives free hardware to solar and EV buyers

ConEdison is supplying the ConnectDER solution—which accepts solar and EV wiring directly at the electric meter—when customers install solar and electric vehicles. Installation of the device avoids costly electric panel upgrades.

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