Opinion & analysis

Job Moves: Quinbrook, Sun Tribe Solar, Bloom Energy, Sunnova, Cypress Creek, Powin, CarbonQuest

Executive, career and boardroom moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities and energy VC.

There’s more to solar systems than module capacity

While solar modules are often defined first and foremost by their capacity, higher module capacity doesn’t necessarily translate to a more efficient system, or even a longer-term yield. Understanding this and reflecting this idea onto customers can be key to delivering the right technology.

Record shipments push global solar PV inverter market past $9 billion in 2019

The PV inverter market achieved record shipments in 2019, writes IHS Markit’s Miguel de Jesus, driven by booming shipments in key markets such as the United States, Spain, Latin America, Ukraine and Vietnam. Revenue rose rapidly, surpassing the $9 billion mark in 2019 for the first time.

Engineering, procurement and construction agreements for utility-scale battery projects

In the second installment of our series addressing best practices, challenges and opportunities in utility-scale battery energy storage systems deployment, we examine engineering, procurement and construction agreements for battery projects.

Did I mention I’m a certified solar installer?

The bullshit women deal with every day. A solar veteran and company founder shares some stories.

Sustaining the future of indoor vertical farming with microgrids

Schneider Electric’s Don Wingate discusses how microgrids can help the indoor vertical farming movement realize its full potential.

Keeping net energy metering credits ‘clean’ in California means adding relays and meters

It’s during the interconnection review and approval processes that most developers run into the NEM integrity issue with California’s big utilities.

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450 environmental, energy justice groups urge FERC to reject threat to net metering

Letter demands that net metering remain in state jurisdiction to ensure clean, resilient energy future.

How software services can ease downturn effects on community solar

Successful community solar development requires harmonizing construction, financing, and subscriber acquisition and management. Digital management platforms can give developers the tools to precisely manage these aspects and get the most out of their projects.

Catching up on the Elon Musk-Tesla-SolarCity acquisition case

Whether it be for a groundbreaking SpaceX launch or a contentious tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk finds himself in the news quite often. Yet, one story that has flown under the radar by the brash businessman’s standards has been going on for four years.

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