Product Announcement: Alta Devices Gen4 Solar Cell Technology

Product Announcement: Alta Devices Gen4 Solar Cell Technology

Alta Devices recently launched its Gen4 commercial solar cell technology, which the Sunnyvale, California-based company says demonstrates a significant weight reduction from the previous third-generation version, resulting in an improved power-to-weight ratio of 160%.

Product Announcement: Enphase Energy’s IQ 7 Series of Microinverters

Product Announcement: Enphase Energy’s IQ 7 Series of Microinverters

Enphase Energy is offering the IQ 7 series of microinverters, the company’s seventh-generation microinverters powered by their own software-defined architecture. The IQ 7 Micro series produces 4% more power, and is 19% lighter and 17% smaller than the IQ 6 series, according to Enphase.

New York Assembly Passes Bill To Establish New Value For Solar Energy

New York Assembly Passes Bill To Establish New Value For Solar Energy

The New York Assembly passed A.10474, a bill intended to help make solar power more accessible by extending net metering and directing the state to create a new Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER).

States Scrutinize Solar Incentives as PV Proliferates

States Scrutinize Solar Incentives as PV Proliferates

Many states are re-examining the scope and methods surrounding their solar incentives programs, says a new analysis prepared for the Consumer Energy Alliance.

CA Building Code Requires Rooftop Solar for New Apartment Buildings

CA Building Code Requires Rooftop Solar for New Apartment Buildings

The California Energy Commission voted unanimously this week to update the state’s building code to require rooftop solar panels on all new apartment building and condo construction starting January 1, 2020.

American Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Exploding, BRC Reports

American Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Exploding, BRC Reports

Corporate renewable energy procurement has grown and diversified rapidly in the past decade, the Business Renewables Center reported in a new State of the Market Update published this week.

Texas Commercial Building’s Solar Roof Saves Owners $1.25 million

Texas Commercial Building’s Solar Roof Saves Owners $1.25 million

A new rooftop solar array for the Northtown Professional Plaza in Laredo, Texas, is expected to offset 43% of the building’s energy needs, saving the owners $1.25 million over the system’s lifetime.

US Army Targets Energy Resiliency Through Microgrid Projects

US Army Targets Energy Resiliency Through Microgrid Projects

The US Army is using clean energy projects to begin targeting resiliency through microgrids, executive director of the US Army’s Office of Energy Initiatives Michael F. McGhee said at the recent Microgrid Global Innovation Forum in Washington, DC.

Microsoft Signs Deal for Power From Singapore’s Largest Solar Project

Microsoft Signs Deal for Power From Singapore’s Largest Solar Project

Microsoft signed a deal to purchase 100% of the output from a new 60-MW solar project in Singapore for its data centers. The agreement with Sunseap Group will draw from the country’s largest rooftop solar project, and it marks Microsoft’s first renewable energy deal in … Read more…

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