Solar panels and balance of system components such as inverters and specialized wiring have become a core competency for electrical distributors in several markets, and with widespread growth in distributed generation and storage the trend is set to accelerate.


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Generac Buys Manufacturer of Microinverters and Monitoring Solutions

July 6, 2021
The acquisition is Generac's latest move in the renewables market.
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Home Depot Makes Major Solar Purchase from National Grid

Dec. 1, 2022
Home Depot recently purchased 100MW of solar energy from National Grid Renewables at its solar and storage project in Denton County, TX. This electricity will generate the approximate...
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U.S. Treasury Launches Industry Outreach on Clean Energy Tax Credits

Oct. 31, 2022
Act extends 30% tax credits for wind, solar and other renewable energy sources
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First Solar to Build PV Panel Plant in Ohio

June 10, 2021
The facility will expand America’s domestic photovoltaic (PV) solar manufacturing capacity by 3.3GW.
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Check out Generac's CEO on Jim Cramer's Mad Money

Aug. 7, 2020
Generac's Aaron Jagdfeld, president and CEO, had an interesting chat last Friday afternoon with Jim Cramer on CNBC's Mad Money. They discussed the company's new line of solar ...


eBook: The 2024 Top 10

July 14, 2024
A look at the electrical market’s 10 largest distributors
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City Electric Supply Launches Residential Renewables Business

July 8, 2019
CES recently launched full-service supply coverage to the residential renewable energy market.
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SEIA Applauds Maine’s Move Toward Renewable Energy, Extension of Income Tax Credit

July 1, 2019
SEIA applauded the Maine state legislature for recently passing three clean energy bills, including a renewable portfolio standard that requires the state to get 80% of its electricity...
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DOE to Fund $36 Million in Solar Research Projects

March 26, 2019
The solar research projects will develop new technologies, including “grid-forming” inverters, cyber-secure communications for critical grid components during emergency operations...
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DOE Funds $36 Million in Research on Advanced Technologies for Solar Integration

March 26, 2019
The technologies seek to enable grid operators to integrate increasing amounts of solar generation onto the grid.