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Landis+Gyr celebrates grand opening of Iron Horse Energy Storage & Solar Project

Landis+Gyr, a global leader in transforming the way energy is delivered and managed, today helped celebrate the grand opening of the Iron Horse Energy Storage & Solar Project. Developed by E.ON North America on the University of Arizona’s Tech Park, the project supports Tucson Electric Power (TEP) in its goal of reliably integrating additional renewable

Solar Flair installed more than 3 MW of solar in Westborough, Massachusetts last year

Last year Ashland, Mass.-based contractor Solar Flair Energy installed solar across the roofs of six businesses in the town of Westborough, Mass. Solar flair Vice President of Business Development Dan Greenwood said this is a big accomplishment for his company. “For a large nationwide company it may not sound like a lot, but to a locally owned


California passes bill to bring more energy storage to residents and businesses

The California Senate passed a bill that would give consumers more access to clean energy and provide the next critical piece for California to achieve its aggressive greenhouse gas and renewable energy goals. SB 700, authored by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) would increase availability of local, customer-sited energy storage for schools, farms, businesses

Solect Energy installs 236-kW rooftop solar array using non-penetrating Solar Pod Crown system

Solect Energy and Mouli Engineering announced the commissioning of a 236-kW Solar Pod Crown installation in the City of Fairhaven, Massachusetts. The cement roof and the 140-mph wind zone at the Fairhaven Housing Authority (FHA) required a new solution from a standard roof mounted system. After extensive research, John Mosher, Vice President of Energy Solutions atSolect, decided to install the SolarPod Crown

Trending in solar panels: PERC, new cell designs diversifying competitive market

While 60-cell panels are still dominant, it appears more powerful 72-cell designs are being used, according to Solar Media Ltd. This can mostly be attributed to more 72-cell panels being used in utility-scale solar—the largest solar market—as these projects are looking for the highest output. Some of the most cost-efficient ways to reach even higher

Sun Power partners with Solect and Green Street to install 6.9 MW at Massachusetts schools, colleges

Ranked seventh among U.S. states for the most solar capacity, Massachusetts is adding 6.9 MW to its 1,487 MW of solar currently installed and operating. Solect Energy and Green Street – members of Sun Power’s reputable national dealer network – have developed two high-efficiency Sun Power solar systems that will provide electricity to 10 Massachusetts schools. 

Coronal Energy developing 20-MW solar project in Virginia

Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, and Dominion Energy are expanding Virginia’s solar energy capacity by developing a solar facility in Essex County that will add clean, reliable, and affordable solar energy to the local power grid, introduce high-quality jobs to the local economy, and provide tax revenue to the county and state. This 174-acre, 20-MW solar

Electrolab partners with BEC Solar on new energy management software

Electrolab announced a new partnership with Bandera Electric Cooperative’s BEC Solar division for product development and manufacturing of the new control unit for their Apolloware energy management software. Apollo ware is a cloud-based software platform that allows residential or commercial users to monitor and control the solar generation and energy usage from their solar panel installations