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Category: Solar News

Webinar: The Future of Flexible Flashing and Roof Tech’s Solar Mounts

Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News | 18th May

Register here June 2, 2021 | 2 pm Eastern, 11 am Pacific The residential rooftop mounting marketplace has changed a lot in recent years, but Roof Tech has stood the test of time, innovating and perfecting their produ [...]

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N.C. Duke Energy landfill solar project approved

Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News |

North Carolina regulators recently approved Duke Energy’s 5 MW solar project in Buncombe County – the company’s first that will be located on a retired county landfill. The N.C. Utilities Commission gave the project [...]

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Q CELLS Invests in Next Generation of Solar Technology

Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News |

Q CELLS, a photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer, says it is investing an additional €15.5 million into its global research and development (R&D) headquarters in Thalheim, Germany, as part of the c [...]

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Pine Gate Renewables launches Blue Ridge Power as new home of EPC operations

Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News |

Pine Gate Renewables announced that it has launched Blue Ridge Power, a new EPC company that will house Pine Gate’s current EPC operations. In connection with the launch, Blue Ridge Power simultaneously acquired the solar division of Horne Brother [...]

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SolaREIT debuts Pre-Paid Lease for solar developers, landowners

Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News | 17th May

Solar real estate investment fund SolaREIT is introducing a Pre-Paid Lease for solar developers to provide landowners with up-front payment for up to 30-years of lease payments. With SolaREIT’s Pre-Paid Lease, landowners [...]

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Illinois University Brings Solar Farm 2.0 Project Online

Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News |

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Facilities & Services (F&S) has completed construction of Solar Farm 2.0, totaling 12.3 MW DC, with the planting phase of the farm’s pollinat [...]

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RETTEW floating solar array to power New York municipality’s facilities

Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News |

Design firm RETTEW has been selected to engineer and permit a 3.2-MWdc floating solar array in Cohoes, New York. The floating array is one of 10 projects U.S. Representative Paul Tonko from New York is submitting to the U.S. House Committee on Approp [...]

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Green Mountain Power taps Tesla Powerwall network in Frequency Regulation program

Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News |

Vermont’s Green Mountain Power (GMP) launched a Frequency Regulation Pilot program last week that will be using the energy stored in a network of residential batteries to help keep the ISO-New England (ISO-NE) regional grid balanced. R [...]

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South Carolina legislation exempting leased solar projects from property taxes awaits governor’s signature

Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News |

Last week, South Carolina’s state legislature passed H. 3354, which exempts leased and third party owned residential solar systems from property taxes. This exemption is already in place for solar customers that own their systems. The new legislati [...]

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Soltage completes New Jersey’s first landfill community solar project

Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News |

Soltage has completed and energized the first landfill community solar farm in New Jersey, the Tri-County Solar Farm. The CEO of the company, Jesse Grossman, was joined on stage by the Board of Public Utilities, Governor [...]

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