Showing posts with label Solar Panels. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Solar Panels. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Pro’s Choice: Solar installers launch petition to change module-level shutdown

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Pro’s Choice: Solar installers launch petition to change module-level shutdown | #TpromoCom #Solar #GreenEnergy #SolarPower | Scott Carman of Paragon Solar routinely sees burned out solar module connectors doing O&M work replacing broken panels. Many of these jobs involve stranded systems installed by companies now out of business (solarbuildermag). https://bit.ly/3qYqSkh

It is during these “R&R” jobs to replace busted panels that he finds burned out connectors, just by happenstance. Using some back-of-the-napkin math, he guesses that for every 100 calls, he’ll come across four or five of these burned out connectors.

On the one hand, yes, that is the perspective of one person in one little corner of the country. But on the other hand — wow — that is just one guy in one corner of the country. And there is a growing group of veteran solar installers who are concerned this anecdote is more of a widespread trend that will only get worse unless there are changes made to NEC 690.12. In fact, they’ve started a petition to request changes be made. Here's their perspective. (read more)




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Thursday, February 11, 2021

BASF advances renewable energy commitment with wind and solar power contracts

BASF advances renewable energy commitment with wind and solar power contracts  (image)
BASF advances renewable energy commitment with wind and solar power contracts
 | #TpromoCom | BASF is collaborating with EDF Energy North America to improve the energy balance and reduce CO2 emissions of two of its production sites in Texas (globenewswire).  https://bit.ly/3peF3ko

The companies have signed a 35 MW Wind Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that will bring 25 MW wind power to BASF’s Verbund site in Freeport and 10 MW wind power to the Pasadena site. The agreement adds to another recently announced PPA that will supply the Freeport site with 55 MW power from EDF Renewables’ Space City Solar project.


“The agreements underline BASF’s commitment to sustainability. Manufacturing products for sustainable solutions, reducing emissions from our processes and using non-fossil fueled energy sources – all of these efforts help lead us on our continuing journey of sustainability,” said Chris Witte, Senior Vice President and General Manager for the BASF site in Freeport. “The addition of renewable energy to our Texas sites will ultimately benefit all three areas: sustainable products, processes and power.”

The projects will significantly improve the energy balance of both BASF sites and further complement the company’s overall sustainability goals. Approximately 70% of the energy supply to the Pasadena site and more than 90% of the power purchased in addition to the energy produced at Freeport site will be supplied from renewable resources. This equals the energy consumption of more than 10,500 households.

The addition of wind and solar power to BASF’s energy portfolio further enhances the company’s advancement toward its climate protection goal of CO2 neutral growth until 2030. As part of its ambitious Carbon Management program, BASF is gradually replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources. At the same time, the partnership ensures the reliability of the BASF assets and increases efficiency and competitiveness at both sites.

EDF Energy North America is an industry leader in renewable energy solutions. The wind farm selected to supply BASF is located in Crocket County, Texas. The planned start date for providing the BASF sites wind power is June 2021. EDF Renewable’s Space City Solar in Wharton, Texas, is expected to begin construction in Summer 2021 and renewable energy supply will start mid-2022.

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Renewable Energy Trends to Expect in 2021

Renewable Energy Trends to Expect in 2021 | #TpromoCom #Trending #RenewableEnergy | Green energy becomes more accessible every year because the industry continues to gain support (renewableenergymagazine.com)  http://bit.ly/2LWiZNL

People want to be eco-friendly in their personal lives and support companies that use sustainable business practices. Industry experts should learn about which renewable energy trends to expect in 2021 to better understand what the future holds.

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