Rooftop PV News

Solar energy without panels on your house: Fayetteville launches community solar
Residents who get their electricity from Fayetteville Public Works will be able to benefit from solar energy without having to put panels on their homes.
Oct 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Residential, Rooftop PV, USA, North Carolina, Duke Energy, North America, Fayetteville Public Works, Matt Deal, Carolyn Justice-Hinson, Lindsey Listrom, Kimberly Conley
Tesla is launching version three of its solar roof tile this week
Tesla will debut a new, third iteration of its solar roof tile this week — with an official debut tomorrow afternoon. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during the company’s earnings call on Wednesday that it’ll make an official announcement detailing the differences in generation three on Thursday afternoon.
Oct 24, 2019 // BIPV, Rooftop PV, TESLA, Elon Musk, Solar Roof
Iron Mountain to install 7.2-MW solar system at New Jersey data center
Information management company Iron Mountain announced it has closed on its largest on-site solar PPA contract to date. The 7.2-MW solar installation at Iron Mountain’s data center in Edison, New Jersey, will provide approximately 15% of the data center’s current energy load.
Oct 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, USA, New Jersey, North America, Iron Mountain, Kevin Hagen, Drew Torbin
Thai Tesco deal for solar on stores
Thailand hypermarket chain Tesco Lotus has entered into a solar PV power purchase agreement with Singapore-headquartered renewables company Cleantech Solar.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, India, Thailand, Asia, Cleantech Solar, Tesco Lotus, Miroslav Friml
NSW offers low-income solar homes as City of Sydney inks renewables deal
Renewable energy in NSW will get twin boosts with the Berejiklian government unveiling its solar panel plan for low-income housing and the City of Sydney signing up to 100 per cent clean power by next year.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Rooftop PV, Sydney, rooftop PV, Matt Kean, Clover Moore, Matthew van der Linden
Bangladeshi industrial sector embraces leasing model for solar rooftops
The affordable public financing packages on offer for solar rooftops are attracting developers who have clients happy to lease out roofspace without any capital outlay in order to secure cheaper power.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Rooftop PV, Bangladesh, Asia, SREDA, Siddique Zobair, Nahid Hasan, Infrastructure Development Company Ltd, Ahmed Imtiaz, Sharp Solar Solution Asia Ltd, Exelon Bangladesh Ltd
Commercial rooftops will lead renewables growth in the next five years
Although the International Energy Agency’s latest renewables report forecasts impressive solar growth there is still a nagging feeling it has produced conservative estimates and the emphasis on sharing costs with grid operators is predictable.
Oct 21, 2019 // Commercial, Residential, Rooftop PV, USA, Australia, Europe, rooftop PV, Oceania, Netherlands, Belgium, North America, Austria, IEA
Target Rolls Out Solar Initiative That Includes Jacksonville As Solar Prices Decline
Target has set a goal to have rooftop solar panels on 500 of its stores and other properties by 2020, and that includes in Jacksonville.
Oct 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, Target, Jacksonville, St. Johns Town Center, John Leisen
Tesla solar panels have become a nightmare for some homeowners, especially for one Colorado woman whose roof went up in flames
Some homeowners with Tesla solar panels said they had been left frustrated as they wait for the company to fixed damaged panels on their roof.
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Rooftop PV, USA, TESLA, Arizona, Colorado, North America, Briana Greer, Xcel, Christina Caron, Jeffrey Sutherland, Boston
Cronimet finishes 1 MW rooftop PV array on Namibian mall
The German developer and independent power producer claims it finished its latest solar project in the country about one month ahead of schedule.
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, Germany, Europe, Africa, Namibia, Cronimet Mining Power Solutions
ReneSola continues PV sell-off spree with 13.9MW exit in Hungary
Shanghai-headquartered ReneSola has inked the latest of a series of solar divestments in recent weeks, offloading a portfolio of distributed generation in Hungary.
Oct 15, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, Poland, Hungary, Europe, Asia, renesola, solar sale, portfolio sale
Rainy Solar completes 1.18-MW rooftop community solar array in Illinois
Rainy Solar, a division of Rainy Investments, commissioned a 1.18-MW rooftop community solar project in Elgin, Illinois.
Oct 10, 2019 // Rooftop PV, USA, rooftop PV, North America, Illinois, Rainy Solar, Ken “Bucky Buckman
Supermarket rooftop brings commercial solar – and silicon carbide inverters – to Norway
The sizeable rooftop array will feature latest-generation inverters. The project planners claim using 1500 V technology on a commercial rooftop allowed them to drive down costs 10-15%.
Oct 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Inverters, Rooftop PV, Europe, rooftop PV, Kaco, Siemens, Norway, Trine Kopstad Berenten
Prices drop in eighth round of France’s rooftop PV auction
The winners of the eighth round of France’s rooftop PV tender series have drawn lower average prices than peers awarded just four months ago, new results show.
Oct 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, France, Wood Mackenzie, auctions, Europe, rooftop PV, tenders, frassenheim, ministry for the ecological and solidarity transition
MRC Allied says solar rooftop power to save consumers 30% in electricity bill
MRC Allied Inc., through its wholly-owned unit Menlo Renewable Energy Corp. (MREN), said Wednesday it its solar rooftop installation stands to save up to 30% in electricity bill.
Oct 9, 2019 // Rooftop PV, MRC Allied Inc., Menlo Renewable Energy Corp., Johnston Brusola, Augusto Cosio