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“Revolutionizing” agrivoltaic design software with Spade

Solar developer and federal grant recipient Sandbox Solar has released a beta version of its agrivoltaic power plant software modeling tool that aids in the design and optimization of solar panels and the crops underneath.

Sunnova files for $3.3 billion Department of Energy loan

The company looks to greatly expand its rollout of solar virtual power plant services.

Technology toolkit: Solar siting, permitting and land use

pv magazine USA connected with the founders of Transect and Paces AI, both of which provide tools to enable automated permitting, due diligence and siting solutions for the community solar and distributed generation project development market, as well as utility and grid stakeholders.

Sunnova to deploy solar and storage virtual power plant in Texas

The company will partner with David Energy, a retail energy provider. Virtual power plants enable distributed resources to work in tandem to better respond to electricity grid demand.

Raptor Maps points to growing problem of PV system underperformance

Raptor Maps analyzed 24.5 GW of large-scale solar assets and determined that power losses due to equipment anomalies nearly doubled from 1.61% in 2019 to 3.13% in 2022. At the module level, cell and diode anomalies were the most common issues, it said.


Distributed generation finance platform raises $25 million

Banyan Infrastructure is raising a $25 million Series B equity round from Energize Ventures, SE Ventures and Elemental Excelerator to digitize the manual process of procuring project finance between banks, investors and project developers.

Dronebase rebrands as Zeitview to scale aerial solar scanning

Zeitview issues real-time ratings from A to D for operational solar projects of 1 MW and larger.

Valentin updates tool for designing heat pump systems

GeoT*SOL 2023 includes a photovoltaic option and configurable diagrams.

Revamped rooftop solar enterprise sales platform reduced install times by 37 days

Palmetto updated its offering to enable consumer brands, utilities, and other enterprises to enter the clean energy space.


Schneider Electric launches home energy management system that integrates solar, storage, EV charging and appliances

The Schneider Home platform’s five components include a smartphone app to help monitor and allocate energy resources.


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