Treat me fair, and I’ll give you the solar powered stars

Research of EnergySage platform revisions suggests an increased customer experience, a price guidance tool that lowers installed system costs 10-15¢/W, and that residential customers are willing to pay 64¢/W for premium product installations, a number greater than installers often recognize.

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Enphase launches microinverter upgrade program

The program allows eligible owners of older Enphase microinverter lines a series of options to upgrade to the company’s newest seventh-generation microinverters.

POWERHOUSE to turn on in December

RGS Energy says it expects to deliver its first POWERHOUSE solar shingles in December. The company did not accept deposits for its $127 million in written reservations, but now that UL approval is in they’re soliciting those groups for cash deposits.

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Europeans buying colonies back one solar racking company at a time

Esdec has acquired EcoFasten Solar, which it says gives it access to a large ecosystem of installers and distributors. The European racking manufacturer launched its US offensive earlier this year.

Solar “maker and braker” utilities across the South

A new web tool lets consumers in six Southern states see how their utility is embracing solar or blocking it; the tool could help consumers promote improved solar policy.

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SolarEdge readying home energy storage product, breaks 1 GW shipped

In a slow global solar market, SolarEdge grew total shipments 44% year-over-year, expanded its presence in the C&I market, and grew global sales. Margins did slip, and growth rates were slower.

You had me at “hand-washed wafers”

In August, REC started manufacturing its newest flagship solar module: the REC330NP in the N-Peak Series, offering 19.8% efficiency at 330 watts. Its 60-cell format is practically two modules in one, building on the company’s two decades of accumulated manufacturing competency.

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Solar modules on the floor at Solar Power International 2018

pv magazine walked the floor at SPI 2018 seeing many well known faces, and known products, plus new names bringing new ideas.

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Solar powered single-axis trackers and the algorithms that love them

SmarTrack by Array Technologies, looks to optimize solar electricity production using machine learning algorithms in complex terrains.

Commercial rooftop solar racking with one drill bit

Esdec has launched FlatFix, its commercial flat-roof product, into the U.S. marketplace with a goal of minimizing installation parts and labor.

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