Quasi-community-solar project at Texas apartment shares 18-month energy results
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by Kelly Pickerel
14h ago
A solar system atop an apartment complex that allows tenants to subscribe to the power generated on-site recently completed its first 18 months in service, and the groups involved have shared the results. Project TexFlex, an initiative from PearlX Infrastructure and supported by SolarEdge equipment, was launched at the 2410 Waugh Apartments in Houston in… The post Quasi-community-solar project at Texas apartment shares 18-month energy results appeared first on Solar Power World ..read more
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AWM launches two new cable management hardware solutions
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by Kelly Pickerel
19h ago
Affordable Wire Management (AWM) now has two new hardware offerings: Photon Kit and Helios Beam Rod. AWM’s Photon Kit leverages winch technology with expert guidance to streamline construction and reduce labor costs during messenger cable install. Traditionally, above-ground cable management systems have required the installation and tensioning of thousands of feet of messenger cable one… The post AWM launches two new cable management hardware solutions appeared first on Solar Power World ..read more
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More non-Chinese solar polysilicon is being sent to Vietnam to comply with AD/CVD, UFLPA
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by Kelly Pickerel
19h ago
New reporting from Bernreuter Research found that polysilicon imports into China have fallen to the lowest level since 2011. Outside imports of polysilicon fell by 28.5% to 62,965 MT in 2023 — now less than the 64,614 MT reached in 2011. “The non-Chinese polysilicon manufacturers Wacker, Hemlock Semiconductor and OCI Malaysia are increasingly shifting their… The post More non-Chinese solar polysilicon is being sent to Vietnam to comply with AD/CVD, UFLPA appeared first on Solar Power World ..read more
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Battery-integrated EV charger can provide site backup power, grid services
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by Kelly Pickerel
2d ago
Battery-integrated EV charging station provider FreeWire Technologies has unveiled the Boost Power Pro product within the company’s Pro Series line of chargers. All FreeWire chargers use built-in energy storage to allow charger owners to participate in bidirectional power sharing, blackout charging and site backup power. The Pro Series offers the following features: Blackout Charging: This… The post Battery-integrated EV charger can provide site backup power, grid services appeared first on Solar Power World ..read more
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Anza procurement platform can sort available solar products by supply chain availability, more
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by Kelly Pickerel
2d ago
Solar and storage procurement platform Anza now has expanded capabilities that give buyers the ability to instantly organize and rank every technical, commercial, supply chain and risk-related aspect of equipment required to select the ideal modules for solar projects. Anza’s offering will introduce a new era of confidence and efficiency for developers, IPPs and EPCs… The post Anza procurement platform can sort available solar products by supply chain availability, more appeared first on Solar Power World ..read more
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Climate First Bank reduces solar loan rates
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by Kelly Pickerel
3d ago
Climate First Bank has updated the interest rates on its 30-year Residential Solar Loan product to 7.83% and a 7.99% APR*. It is the first time the financial institution has decreased its solar loan rates and extended the loan term. Additionally, clients who enroll in auto-pay will receive a 0.25% discount for the new Residential Solar… The post Climate First Bank reduces solar loan rates appeared first on Solar Power World ..read more
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Chiko USA receives UL 3741 approval for residential solar racking
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by Billy Ludt
3d ago
Solar racking solutions provider Chiko USA has received UL 3741 approval for both pitched and flat roof rail-based solar mounted systems, an industry first for the residential market. Based in Arizona, Chiko USA supplies solar mounting options including carports, pitched roofs, metal roofs and ground-mount solutions. Chiko USA’s products passed a series of tests designed… The post Chiko USA receives UL 3741 approval for residential solar racking appeared first on Solar Power World ..read more
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California solar + storage project secures $1.1 billion in financing
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by Kelly Pickerel
3d ago
Renewable energy project developer Arevon Energy has secured $1.1 billion in aggregate financing commitments for its Eland 2 Solar + Storage Project in Kern County, California. The 374-MWDC solar project coupled with 150 MW/600 MWh of energy storage is under early-stage construction and is anticipated to come online in Q1 2025. Wells Fargo provided a… The post California solar + storage project secures $1.1 billion in financing appeared first on Solar Power World ..read more
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Fronius offers free tool to find replacement inverters for repowering situations
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by Kelly Pickerel
6d ago
Fronius just released a new tool that enables solar installers to offer customers repowering options, regardless of the inverter brand used in the original solar system. Repowering is usually a performance-related replacement of inverters that are out of warranty, but may also occur if an older inverter model is no longer available or spare parts do… The post Fronius offers free tool to find replacement inverters for repowering situations appeared first on Solar Power World ..read more
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ReVision Energy starts construction on New Hampshire’s first utility-owned solar project
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by Billy Ludt
6d ago
Unitil Corporation, an interstate utility, is developing a 4.9-MW solar project in Kingston, New Hampshire, that is poised to be the first regulated utility-owned PV array in the state. The 11,232-panel, single-axis tracker solar project will be built on 36 acres of vacant land located off Towle Road. Unitil has selected Brentwood-based ReVision Energy as… The post ReVision Energy starts construction on New Hampshire’s first utility-owned solar project appeared first on Solar Power World ..read more
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