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NEXTracker Receives FINAME Certification in Brazil

NEXTracker, a Flex company, announced that it has achieved FINAME accreditation in Brazil which will enable the Company to deliver its advanced solar trackers to Brazilian solar projects under attractive financing arrangements. FINAME...

Solar on Landfills

The next frontier for sustainability Imagine standing in a field. The sun is bright, and as far as the eye can see in every direction, there are hundreds, maybe even thousands of black, glossy panels standing upright in parallel rows, taking...

The Rise of Mainstream Residential Solar Power

Trends, like bell-bottom pants, catch on quickly, and just as quickly, they fade away. In contrast, smart, economical, earth-friendly decisions sometimes start out slowly, and then gain momentum as time goes on. Solar power is one of those...

Solar Spring Break

Pairing college students with industry workforce training through tribal installations Spring break usually means sunny beaches and parties, but for over 100 students from 10 colleges, this year it meant getting hands-on with solar by...

New Technologies for Training

Several weeks ago, the owner of a midsized solar contracting company in Texas said, “Our training is a complete goat rodeo.” Any non-native Texan may think that sounds fun; bucking goats, rag-dolling wannabe cowboys, and a corndog....

Residential Solar Panels

To buy or not to buy The residential solar market has been steadily growing over the past few years, a trend that will continue in 2016. The solar industry, as a whole, saw the largest output of solar power to date in 2015, producing a 16...

Bridging the Gap Between Solar Companies and Utilities

Lessons learned from the Japanese solar market It’s no secret that United States utilities are feeling the growing pains of the breakneck growth of the solar market. As distributed solar floods the grid with power when the sun shines,...

Quality O&M Services Maximize Commercial Solar ROI

The prodigious growth of solar power in the United States has turned what was once a boutique industry into a multibillion-dollar asset class. Cumulative installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the US has exceeded 20 gigawatts (GW), with...

Solar in the Northeast

A new beginning The northeastern United States offers an attractive $67.5 billion opportunity for commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) installations, according to a recent Wiser Capital report. Yet market penetration in the region is low....

Renewables Plus Energy Storage

A modern industrial revolution Sometimes comparisons can be quite illuminating. Take electricity and telephony, for example: both were invented and came in to widespread use around the same time over a century ago. And both grew into large...

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