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India Utility wins IGSF Gold Innovation Award for Rooftop Solar Workflow Automation

Friday, March 5, 2021 - 8:45pm

NEW DELHI, March 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The India Smart Grid Forum (IGSF) presented the prestigious Gold Innovation award to BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, for automation of rooftop solar workflow in their territory.

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  • NEW DELHI, March 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The India Smart Grid Forum (IGSF) presented the prestigious Gold Innovation award to BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, for automation of rooftop solar workflow in their territory.
  • The Enact platform helps the BRPL distributed energy team to manage customer onboarding, solar project approval and processing of solar net metering approvals, working closely with BRPL-approved solar installers across New Delhi.
  • Rooftop solar generation by consumers in the Capital of India has crossed 100MW now, with over 3,000 net metering connections, and rapid growth projected ahead.
  • According to Delhi Solar policy, the solar power generation potential is estimated to be around 2,500 MWp.

MITSUBISHI MOTORS Started Operation of a Rooftop Solar Power System at Its Laemchabang Factory in Thailand

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 8:05am

TOKYO, Feb 19, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) started operation of a 5-megawatt (MW(1)) capacity rooftop solar power system at the Laemchabang Factory of Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (MMTh), a production and sales company in Thailand.

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  • TOKYO, Feb 19, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) started operation of a 5-megawatt (MW(1)) capacity rooftop solar power system at the Laemchabang Factory of Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (MMTh), a production and sales company in Thailand.
  • Combined this solar power system with the 2-MW capacity system, which is scheduled to be implemented in the near future, MMTh expects to reduce CO2 emissions from production activities by more than 6,100 tons per year.
  • MMTh has car-production plants and an engine facility in Chonburi Province, and has become MMC's largest manufacturing center outside Japan.
  • Mitsubishi Motors has 30,000 employees and a global footprint with production facilities in Japan, Thailand, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Russia.

Genie Solar Energy Completes Rooftop Solar Installation Using Panels Made In America

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 5:13pm

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Genie Solar Energy , a developer, designer and installer of commercial solar systems, has completed an innovative rooftop solar installation for Kraft Power, a provider of generator and cogeneration systems.

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  • NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Genie Solar Energy , a developer, designer and installer of commercial solar systems, has completed an innovative rooftop solar installation for Kraft Power, a provider of generator and cogeneration systems.
  • Genie Solar Energy is a subsidiary of Genie Energy Ltd., (NYSE: GNE).
  • Genie Solar Energy develops, designs and installs solar generation projects for commercial clients nationwide.
  • The Genie Energy Services division includes Diversegy, a commercial and industrial brokerage and consultative services company, and Genie Solar Energy and Prism Solar, which design, supply and install commercial and residential solar solutions.

Kimco Realty Doubles Solar Installations as a Part of Expanding ESG Commitment

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

The projects will result in 3.7 MW of solar generating an estimated 4.64 million kWh annually, which is enough to power more than 600 homes per year.

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  • The projects will result in 3.7 MW of solar generating an estimated 4.64 million kWh annually, which is enough to power more than 600 homes per year.
  • These solar arrays will provide energy to community solar subscribers in the ConEdison utility area, giving residents the opportunity to purchase clean power.
  • These new installations will double the size of rooftop solar within our portfolio while adding clean energy into the local power mix in the communities these properties serve, said Conor Flynn, CEO of Kimco Realty.
  • Kimcos solar program is just one of the ways it has worked to minimize the companys environmental impact.

Scott Family Housing Expands Solar Rooftop Project

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 7:54pm

EL PASO, Texas, Jan. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Hunt Military Communities (HMC), the largest U.S. military housing owner, today announced its project to expand on its leading initiatives to integrate additional solar rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems across its facility at Scott Air Force Base.

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  • EL PASO, Texas, Jan. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Hunt Military Communities (HMC), the largest U.S. military housing owner, today announced its project to expand on its leading initiatives to integrate additional solar rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems across its facility at Scott Air Force Base.
  • With this update, HMC has added more than 20 MW of solar across its housing communities nationwide.
  • The installation of the rooftop PV systems will be built and operated by affiliates of True Green Capital Management (TGC), Hunt's solar energy partner with whom HMC has installed ~12 megawatts of solar projects across six military housing sites.
  • Col. J. Scot Heathman, Scott Air Force Base installation commander said, "We are very proud of our Scott Family Housing partner, Hunt, for taking this next step in providing sustainable energy for our base housing.

EnergySage Brings Much-Needed Transparency and Simplicity to Community Solar Shopping with Launch of New Marketplace

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 1:05pm

The EnergySage Community Solar Marketplace removes these roadblocks by providing homeowners, businesses, and renters with a one-stop-shop experience for easy, confident decision making.

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  • The EnergySage Community Solar Marketplace removes these roadblocks by providing homeowners, businesses, and renters with a one-stop-shop experience for easy, confident decision making.
  • Quick facts about community solar, also known as shared solar, solar gardens, or solar farms:
    Community solar is one of the fastest-growing segments of the US solar market.
  • The EnergySage Community Solar Marketplace provides great value to project developers and electric utility companies as well.
  • EnergySage is the leading online comparison-shopping marketplace for rooftop solar, solar financing, energy storage, and community solar.

2020 Trends Making and Braking Rooftop Solar in the South

Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 3:13pm

The 2020 Solar Makers include states, regulators and utilities taking action to encourage rooftop solar.

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  • The 2020 Solar Makers include states, regulators and utilities taking action to encourage rooftop solar.
  • Solar is booming across the South as more homeowners turn to clean, affordable rooftop solar to meet their energy needs and state policy makers embrace local solar growth and the benefits that come with it.
  • When SELC launched Rates of Solar in 2018, there were approximately 25,000 homes and businesses in our six-state region with rooftop solar.
  • The Virginia Clean Economy Act dramatically expands net metering, making rooftop solar more economical for a greater number of Virginians.

W. M. Keck Observatory and Duke Energy's REC Solar announce completion of major sustainability project in Hawaii

Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 8:04pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. and MAUNA KEA, Hawaii, Dec. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Duke Energy's REC Solar and W. M. Keck Observatory have completed the world's largest commercial solar system installed at the record-breaking altitude of 13,600 feet.

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  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. and MAUNA KEA, Hawaii, Dec. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Duke Energy's REC Solar and W. M. Keck Observatory have completed the world's largest commercial solar system installed at the record-breaking altitude of 13,600 feet.
  • "Incorporating renewable energy generators such as solar PV is important to Keck's core values of stewardship and service.
  • "Incorporating rooftop solar at Keck Observatory has been a special experience for the REC Solar team due to the project's focus on science, safety and innovation," says Dan Alcombright, managing director, growth implementation at Duke Energy.
  • REC Solar has developed more than 100 commercial and utility-scale solar projects across the Hawaiian Islands, including Keck Observatory's Waimea headquarters in 2013.

CUB Launches New Resources For Consumers Interested In Solar

Friday, December 4, 2020 - 2:54pm

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) has created a handy online resource SolarInTheCommunity.com -to educate consumers on the program and help them navigate available community solar offers on the market.

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  • The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) has created a handy online resource SolarInTheCommunity.com -to educate consumers on the program and help them navigate available community solar offers on the market.
  • Community solar allows consumers to subscribe to a "solar garden," which is built by a developer.
  • To participate in a community solar project, you must be an electric customer in the utility territory where the community solar project is built.
  • For consumers who are interested in installing solar panels on their own home, CUB's fact sheet on rooftop solar is another helpful resource.

Expanding Local Solar And Storage Could Save Ratepayers Nearly A Half A Trillion Dollars

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 2:30pm

Under a national 95% clean electricity target, leveraging expanded local solar and storage can save the U.S. $473 billion by 2050 compared to a clean electricity grid that doesn't expand local solar and storage.

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  • Under a national 95% clean electricity target, leveraging expanded local solar and storage can save the U.S. $473 billion by 2050 compared to a clean electricity grid that doesn't expand local solar and storage.
  • Expanding local solar and storage on the distribution system reduces the need for power plants that only run on peak power days.
  • The two most common forms of local solar are community solar and rooftop solar, both of which can be paired with battery storage.
  • The campaign is being run by solar energy and storage companies, clean energy industry groups, and non-profits including the Coalition for Community Solar Access, Vote Solar, Solar United Neighbors, Sunrun, SunPower, Engie, IGS, and Sunnova.