Canadian Solar expands into O&M

One of the world’s largest PV makers, Canadian Solar has long developed, built and owned solar assets. The company hopes to leverage that experience to increase tight margins.

Blockchain for energy raises $150 million in January

GTM Research shows $300 million raised by 122 blockchain companies since the second quarter of 2017. 50 of those companies are less than a year old.

They want YOU: SEPA seeks input on grid-management system guide

As more distributed generation assets are added to the grid, utilities are searching for electricity-management systems to help them deal with their new assets – and SEPA wants your help in developing standards for them.

Weather and climate data: Answers to questions from the pv magazine webinar

Assessment of weather data and forecasting are vital in reducing risks and, therefore, financing costs and losses during the operation of solar plants. Following a recent pv magazine webinar, Finnish environmental firm Vaisala has prepared detailed answers to the main questions posed by participants.

Enel snags EnerNOC for $250 million

Now that the transaction is complete, the Massachusetts-based company owns EnerNOC the demand-response giant.

SMA and Cypress Creek enter into 10-year master service agreement

Two industry powerhouses join forces to combine their experience to maximize up-time for Cypress’ ever-expanding portfolio.


Shoals Technologies earns investment from Oaktree Capital

The company announced an investment partnership with the Power Opportunities Group of Oaktree Capital Management that will help the company expand its international business on its current portfolio in addition to joining the energy-storage market.


Guest column: Balancing access to electricity data and privacy concerns

Digital technology is deployed on the electric grid to make it “smarter,” allowing two-way communication and the transferring of data. This information enables customers to manage electricity costs, makes the grid more reliable, and provides third party providers with the information they need to produce innovative energy products and services. But while electricity data gathered by these technologies is beneficial, balancing the privacy of customers is necessary.

Swinerton’s SOLV adopts QOS O&M analytics software

O&M service provider SOLV will utilize QOS Energy’s Qantum analytics software to monitor and support over 1 GW of solar PV plants in the United States.

Aerospec Tech drones improve PV performance analysis

Aerospec Technologies is providing PV farm performance analysis with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that costs a tenth of on-ground analysis for a typical 100 MW array, according to Lance Li, CEO of the company.

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