Archives from Months March, 2014

What can service do for you?

The endless lists of components and options have been considered, system designs and mock-ups created and everything ordered—modules, racking, inverters, and the list goes on and on. But what happens when something goes wrong or didn’t come out as planned? While most companies might believe that once a deal is done there is nothing left they can do for you, we think otherwise.

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Raise a glass of cider – three cheers to solar!

Orchards come in a variety shapes and sizes, but few knew they also come in the form of a solar system. Outside of Bridport, Vermont, this new style of orchard is harvesting power from the sun for Woodchuck Hard Cider, offsetting between 10-15 percent of their power demands.

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The sun will rise again for PV in Hawaii

Hawaii’s concerns with its exceedingly high levels of distributed power generation are nothing short of well-documented. As a result, Hawaii’s solar market came, according to some local installers, to a screeching halt and people from across our industry quickly began searching for solutions to get solar installs back on track.

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Expert Opinions: A Q&A with California Smart Grid Center’s Dr. Macari

Guests are invited to visit SMA America’s headquarters and testing facilities on a regular basis, but rarely do we have the opportunity to speak with someone with the credentials and understanding of energy issues like Emir Macari, Ph.D.

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Birdsong Peanuts makes more than peanuts from the sun

For Birdsong Peanuts and peanut farmers near Colquit, Georgia, the sun feeds more than just the nearby peanut crops, it powers the office lights, the cleaning, shelling and sorting machines, the blanchers and even the sizing shakers. It turns out that in southwestern Georgia, there isn’t much the sun can’t do.

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Georgia’s second-largest PV plant now online

Origis Energy recently commissioned Georgia’s second-largest solar power plant, boasting 23.5 megawatts of power produced between two solar farms in southwest Georgia’s Mitchell County.

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Solar Power Generation 2014 – A look back

Last month’s Solar Power Generation USA conference brought together more than 200 of the brightest minds in our industry to discuss the latest solar technology and a collective vision for the future of grid-tied solar.

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