Swinerton Renewable Energy in the News


Global supply chain squeeze, soaring costs threaten solar energy boom

Solar project installations slow down because of a surge in costs for components, labor, and freight.

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Texas Passes Reforms to Winterize Power Infrastructure

Texas lawmakers completed the final version of SB 3, requiring power plants to prepare for extreme weather conditions.

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Swinerton goes big on solar-plus-storage, navigates Biden and unions

The president of the top U.S. solar EPC firm talks to Canary about labor, unions, diversity and zip ties.

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New Traceability Protocol Allows Solar Companies to Ensure Ethical Supply Chain

The new tool will increase supply chain transparency and help ensure that all solar components are made ethically.

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Two projects feeding 180 MW of solar to Facebook enter service

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments announced commercial operation of the Cove Mountain and Cove Mountain II solar projects

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The U.S. needs a storage ITC to reach carbon-free electricity goals

Storage technologies make renewables dispatchable like fossil fuels, yet they’re still not in abundant use.

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Donny Gallagher Pushes the Possibilities of Solar Energy

Donny Gallagher utilizes a list of longtime partners as they plan for technology that may not exist yet

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Biden’s wooing both labor and environmentalists on climate change. Oil pipelines may drive them apart.

The president is trying to square demands to stop burning fossil fuels with desire for union jobs linked to oil and gas

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Swinerton breaks ground on 200-MW National Grid solar project in Illinois

National Grid Renewables announced the start of construction on the 200-MW Prairie Wolf Solar Project in Illinois.

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Biden squeezed between promises to go green and bolster unions

Dems are cranking out bills filled with carrots for developers of zero-emission infrastructure, with strings attached.

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Solar FlexRack supplies single-axis trackers to Connecticut project portfolio

Swinerton Renewable Energy will provide design, procurement and construction management on the portfolio.

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Solar 2020 year in review: Thriving markets despite a pandemic, import tariffs and expensive PV

Residential resilience, tariff trouble, big Texas solar, storage & more in a review of this difficult, successful year.

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250-MW Texas solar project supporting Nestlé approaches commercial operation

7X Energy has partnered with Nestlé to be the sole tax equity investor for its Taygete I in Pecos County, Texas.

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Leader of Swinerton Renewable Energy speaks on construction, solar projects and warfare logistics

“We are a construction company at heart, and we pride ourselves on the ‘E’ side of the EPC, as well."

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The Cleanie Awards® Honors Swinerton Renewable Energy as 2020 Community Giveback Winner

Swinerton Renewable Energy was named a 2020 The Cleanie Awards® Winner for its Power Up! program in the Navajo Nation.

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Groups Pack 1,700 Kits For Students On Navajo Nation Affected By Pandemic

This is the sixth time the groups are taking kits to students on the Reservation.

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Swinerton was the lead solar EPC contractor in the US last year

At 10% market share, Swinerton Renewable Energy maintained its position as the preferred EPC contractor in the U.S.

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Reshuffle at the top, as new markets arise

The 30 largest EPC providers globally installed 28 GW of non-residential PV, representing 26% of the total market.

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Swinerton was the largest solar EPC contractor outside China in 2019

Wiki Solar’s ranking includes all EPC activity for PV projects above 4 MW in size.

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Longroad Energy starts construction on Prospero 2 solar project in Texas

Longroad Energy Holdings announced the financial close and commencement of construction of the Prospero 2 Solar Project.

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Texas Solar Hits a Turning Point

As COVID-19 hits oil and gas industry, solar energy production is on a trajectory for record growth in Texas.

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ENR Southwest Announces 2020 Best Projects Winners

Kayenta 2 was named the best Energy/Industrial project in 2020 by ENR Southwest.

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Facebook announced nearly 1 GW in new renewable contracts

In November, Facebook announced two of the largest projects that the company has taken on to-date, both built by SRE.

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Longroad Energy Completes Financing and Sale of 294 MWDC Muscle Shoals Solar Project

Longroad developed and financed the project; Orsted acquired the project at financial close; TVA signs 20-year PPA

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SOLV Named a Top Solar O&M Affiliated Service Provider by Wood Mackenzie

SOLV was ranked the #1 Affiliated Service Provider in the North American O&M market.

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Texas Solar to Speed Economic Recovery With Safe Jobs, Affordable Power

The solar industry creates safe jobs that are keeping Texans employed and provides access to affordable, reliable power.

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US investor acquires 100MW Utah PV

DE Shaw buying Hunter solar project which will supply electricity to Facebook when completed

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Coronavirus crisis hits solar and wind energy industry

Trump promised oil and gas companies economic relief. But renewables are getting less focus in Washington.

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Unique Mix of Partners Collaborate with the Navajo Nation During COVID-19 Pandemic

Partners providing a learning-from-home kit that will provide a lifeline to more than 1,400 students and their families.

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Girl Scouts San Diego launches ‘Climate Controller’ patch

The new patch will inspire girls to learn about the linkage between food waste and climate change.

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Construction on 215 MW Fresno County Solar Project Now Underway

Little Bear will sell energy and RECs to Marin Clean Energy (MCE) under 20-year busbar power purchase agreements

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Lightsource BP Closes Big Texas Solar Deal Despite Coronavirus Chill

In the face of mounting recession, BP-backed developer stands by plan to build 4 gigawatts of U.S. solar through 2023.

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200-MW CCA solar project comes online in California

Wright Solar began providing clean power to California’s San Mateo County.

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Solar’s silent killer: Backsheets are shortening some project lifespans

SOLV, has been tracking solar panel failure on some projects installed during the U.S. boom beginning in 2010.

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SEIA Board Elects Solar Veteran as New Chair

George Hershman, president of Swinerton Renewable Energy, has become chair of the SEIA Board of Directors.

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Six year old solar power plant partially repowered with new trackers and bifacial solar modules

OCI Solar has upgraded a portion of its Alamo 1 solar power plant in Texas

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Swinerton Renewable Energy Connects with Navajo Communities Through Solar

The trip was SRE's third to the Navajo Nation in 2019.

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'The Connected Plant' era has begun

Optimizing utility solar performance with advanced data analytics

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Longroad Energy, Swinerton will begin construction on 379-MW Texas solar project supported by Facebook, Shell

Swinerton Renewable Energy will be the EPC contractor for the project.

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PA Senator Haywood and Staff Visit the Keystone Solar Project in Pennsylvania

Supporting renewable energy in Pennsylvania

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Our four big takeaways from the 2019 California Solar Power Expo: Storage, storage, policy and more storage

Here are the perspectives that stood out most to us from the stage over the two days in San Diego.

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Navajo Nation bill would replace 2.25 GW of coal with renewables

The bill would create a task force to recommend replacement revenue sources by June 7.

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Kayenta Solar Project

Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

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SOLV Named Top Global Solar O&M Affiliated Service Provider by Wood Mackenzie

SOLV named the #1 Affiliated Service Provider in the global operations & maintenance market for a third year in a row.

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Blazing a Trail for Solar in 'Big Wyoming'

Notes from the Field: An SRE project engineer reflects on team diversity, overcoming challenges and achieving success.

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Green Street Power Partners Bring Community Solar To Boxborough, MA

5 MW ground-mounted solar array to provide power to LELWD community solar program subscribers in early 2019

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New Landfill Community Solar Project A Big Hit In Raynham, MA

Swinerton Renewable Energy and GSPP completed the construction of a community solar farm on a landfill in Raynham, Mass.

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Big Rooftop Community Solar Project Completed In MA

Swinerton Renewable Energy and GSPP complete construction of a 1 MW rooftop community solar project in W Boylston, Mass.

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Westfield, Mass., Gets New 4.8 MW Community Solar Project

Swinerton Renewable Energy and GSPP celebrated the completion of a 4.8 MW community solar development in Westfield, Mass

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The Future Is Bright: Albertus Magnus College Installs Solar Panels

College expected to offset approximately 30 percent of annual electricity consumption

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Washington’s largest solar plant comes online

Avista Utilities, Strata Solar and SRE build a 28 MW-DC single axis tracker facility in Adams County, Washington.

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Swinerton Renewable Energy to Lead Construction of 200MWdc Mount Signal 2 Solar

Project partners broke ground on Mount Signal 2 in Southern California’s Imperial Valley.

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Avista, Strata Welcome new 28-MW Solar farm in Eastern Washington

Partners celebrated the completion of a 28 MW solar farm in eastern Washington.

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Peninsula Clean Energy starts work on 200-MW Central Valley Solar Farm

Peninsula Clean Energy has broken ground on a 200-MW solar project in the Central Valley of California.

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Leadership must act now on climate change

The Legislature should act to ensure that the utilities remain financially healthy.

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Solar EPC, O&M Contractor Targets Battery Storage

Craig R. Horne joins Swinerton Renewable Energy as Senior Director, Energy Storage.

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Swinerton Renewable Energy Hires Craig Horne to Lead Energy Storage Expansion

Swinerton Renewable Energy is pleased to welcome Craig R. Horne to the SRE team.

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Swinerton Renewable Energy Ranked No. 1 Solar Contractor in the U.S.

Solar Power World named SRE the No. 1 solar contractor in the United States in its 2018 Top Solar Contractors list.

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Jefferson County’s first utility-scale solar project goes live

The first utility-scale solar arrays in Jefferson County are operational.

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Buckthorn Solar, constructed by Swinerton Renewable Energy, will power Georgetown, Texas.

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Ground broken on state's largest solar farm project in Lind

Ground has been broken on the project to build the state’s largest solar farm in Lind.

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Solar project brings over 150 summer jobs to Lind

Over 150 summer construction jobs are coming to the small town of Lind, about an hour southwest of Spokane.

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Green Street Power Partners and Swinerton Renewable Energy complete 315 kW solar array for Gann Academy

Green Street and Swinerton Renewable Energy celebrate the completion of a 315 kW rooftop solar system at Gann Academy.

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A Prospective Model for Sustainable Solar Energy, Project Development Rises in Mexico's Chihuahuan Desert

Construction of one of the largest solar PV power plants in the Americas is well under way in the Chihuahuan Desert.

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The U.S. solar power market, moving past Section 201

Solar F&I conference provides a view into how the U.S. solar industry is adapting to the Section 201 tariffs.

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NEXTracker Achieves 100% On-Time Delivery of 754 MW of Solar Trackers to Enel Green Power’s Villanueva Solar Power Plant

The Villanueva project began generating and selling electricity in December 2017, nine months ahead of schedule.

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8minutenergy Celebrates Completion of 26 Megawatt Redwood 4 Solar Farm

First project to deliver clean energy to California residents through PG&E’s Solar Choice Program

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100-MW Redwood solar cluster officially completed by 8minutenergy, Swinerton

8minutenergy Renewables celebrated a ribbon-cutting event at 26-MWdc Redwood 4 located in Kern County, California.

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Trump’s solar tariffs impacting the Californian market

CGTN’s May Lee reports from California, the biggest solar market in the U.S.

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Jobs report: Market uncertainty caused U.S. solar employment to dip 3.8% last year

U.S. solar industry employment declined in 2017, while jobs increased in numerous states with emerging solar markets.

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U.S. Workers Lose Out in President's Decision on Solar Tariffs

The 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels will have serious consequences for industry and hardworking Americans.

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3 Reasons Trump Should Pull the Plug on Solar Tariffs

An expansive trade case is finally on its way to President Trump’s desk for a decision.

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Trump says solar tariff decision coming soon, stakes huge for industry

Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would announce a decision soon on whether to slap tariffs on imported solar panels.

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SEIA President and CEO Sends Personal Plea to Pres. Trump to Preserve Solar Jobs by Rejecting High Tariffs

SEIA President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper sent a letter to President Donald Trump.

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Solar industry makes last-minute plea to Trump

The solar energy industry made a plea to President Trump not to impose restrictive new tariffs on solar panel imports.

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Swinerton completes 72 MW-AC solar project in Alabama

The Alabama Solar A project will provide electricity to Walmart through a long-term contract.

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Chambers County solar project now serving Walmart

One of the state’s largest solar facilities, built in partnership with Alabama Power, is running in Chambers County.

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Swinerton announces completion of solar farm

AL Solar A is the largest solar farm in Alabama and is equal in size to other megawatt solar farms in the South.

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SOLV Ranked #1 Global Solar O&M Service Provider by GTM Research

SOLV® has been named the #1 Service Provider in the global operations & maintenance market for a second year in a row.

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Real Jobs on the line: George Hershman of Swinerton RE

George Hershman speaks to the potential and current affects on the U.S. utility-scale sector by the Section 201 case.

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Energy/Industrial Best Project: Three Peaks Solar

Three Peaks Solar is an 80-MW solar facility constructed on 739 acres near Cedar City

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Partners Kick Off Construction On Arizona Solar Project

The 46 MW-AC project is expected to reach commercial operation in the second quarter of 2018.

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Apache Solar Project to provide solar energy to Cochise County and beyond

Electric power from the panels now flows into the nearby Apache Generating Station, and then onto the power grid.

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ITC hearing coverage part 2: Don’t harm the U.S. market to save a few companies

SEIA and its allies made a compelling case against Suniva and SolarWorld’s proposed trade remedies

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ITC rules foreign solar panels damaging U.S. industry

SEIA maintains that the tariff proposed by Suniva would harm job growth in an industry that employs 250,000 people.

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The Section 201 trade case ruling is this week, here’s a final update from SPI

This week, the solar industry finds out its fate.

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Trade Case Causes Stir at International Solar Conference

The petitioners argue that imports of foreign solar modules have made it impossible for them to compete in the industry.

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In New Video, American Solar Workers Speak to Importance of Industry to Families, Communities and Growth in Other Sectors

Some of the 38,000 U.S. solar manufacturing workers in CA, MD, MS and NC share their stories.

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ENR Mountain States Announces Project of the Year Finalists for 2017

Finalists for Project of the Year in both the Intermountain area and Colorado/Wyoming and the Dakotas are announced.

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Innovators and Influencers: Sanjay Srestha, optimizing solar plant production

SOLV is driven by a commitment to innovation exemplified by its unofficial team motto, “Stay relevant.”

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Swinerton Renewable Energy hosts BBQ for employees

Swinerton Renewable Energy hosts a barbecue for employees working at AL Solar in LaFayette, Alabama.

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Swinerton Renewable Energy Recognized as Top Solar Contractor in the U.S.

SRE is proud to be named one of the top three solar contractors in the United States by Solar Power World magazine.

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Swinerton Renewable Energy’s New Website Honors the People of Solar

Swinerton's new imagery-forward site highlights not only the company’s projects, but also its people.

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SOLV Unveils Newly Built Renewable Energy Operations and Control Center

SOLV, a Swinerton company, is pleased to announce the completion of its new Operations and Control Center in San Diego.

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Chinese Solar Makers Shown $55 Million Path to Avoid Tariffs

Suniva’s factory equipment offered in sale to end trade case.

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Design, Build and Operate

Swinerton sees bright future in monitoring, O&M as well as construction

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25-MW Duke Energy project completed by Swinerton, Array Technologies

The Caprock solar project will bring renewable energy to about 5,000 homes across Quay County.

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Northern Lights: Large-Scale Solar Power is Spreading Across the U.S.

Once confined to the Southwest, utility-scale solar plants are being built everywhere from Minnesota to Alabama to Maine

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Swinerton’s O&M division SOLV deploys Qantum software to monitor and support 1-GW solar portfolio

SOLV, a solar O&M service provider, has begun deployment of QOS Energy’s Qantum software.

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IHS Markit Releases List of U.S. Installers of PV in 2016

Megawatt-scale PV installations jumped by 125 percent from 2015 to 2016

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Is it finally time to add energy storage to your solar services?

Energy storage has moved from being an “industry buzzword” into something to finally seriously consider.

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