Millions of low-quality solar panels have been installed on Australian roofs in the past decade. This unfortunately occurred because our solar market was primarily comprised of residential installations, and because mums and dads lack the expertise to differentiate panel quality.
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Islands present special challenges for utility companies, whether they are large like the Hawaiian Islands or small like Okracoke, a tiny spit of land that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. They are also ideal for a microgrid — an electrical system that can generate, store, and distribute power […]
Panasonic plans to deepen its ties to Tesla if the merger with SolarCity is approved in November. It will take over manufacturing of solar cells and solar panels at the Buffalo Gigafactory and supply Tesla with up to 10,000 solar panels a day.
Originally published on Planetsave.com Already dedicated to protecting oceans, waves, and beaches around the world, now Surfrider Foundation members can help mitigate global warming and reduce their carbon footprints by going solar through a new partnership with SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR). SunPower is offering a $500 Mail-In Rebate to Surfrider Foundation members and a $1,000 donation […]
Originally published on Planetsave.com. Reinforcing its long-term commitment to sustainability and confidence in solar technology, IKEA officially plugged-in the largest rooftop solar array in Kansas. The huge solar array will support the recently opened 359,000 square-foot IKEA Merriam and its 1,200 parking spaces soaking up the rays on 19 acres along the eastern side of […]
With utility-scale solar projects multiplying across the US, the quality assurance of solar panels has become a major subject of owners’ and investors’ focus. The success of multi-million dollar systems hangs in the balance and stakeholders have vested interests in the reliability of the products being installed. Co-leading an international program, the Department of Energy’s […]
Winning two prestigious solar industry awards, Baker Electric Solar was recently named 2014 “Commercial National Top Producer of the Year” and “Residential Regional Top Producer of the Year” at the National SunPower Dealer Conference in San Diego, California. A full-service solar provider and San Diego’s first SunPower Elite Dealer, Baker Electric Solar achieved the awards […]
Currently working on contracting with a third party to install solar panels, free of charge to its customers, CPS Energy is gearing up for its new “Rent the Roof” solar program in San Antonio, Texas. The pilot program, set to launch in mid-2015, is still in the request-for-proposals (RFP) phase, evaluating contractor proposals for installing […]
Offering an alternative to solar leasing programs, the Photovoltaic Division of Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. has introduced a new consumer finance program. The new finance program for solar pv system ownership is being offered to qualified homeowners through Mitsubishi’s authorized solar contractors. Gina Heng, vice president and general manager of Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.’s Photovoltaic […]
If solar power makes sense anywhere, it’s in always-sunny Arizona, where record numbers of homeowners are buying or leasing PV systems to offset their energy bills. Unfortunately, a new surcharge on solar panel owners amounting to about $50 a month, regardless of how much energy is fed back into the grid, basically offsets much of […]