Tigo Energy | September 15, 2023
Tigo Energy, Inc., a prominent intelligent solar and energy storage solutions provider, has recently unveiled the Green Glove service program. This program is designed to offer a premium support experience explicitly tailored for first-time installers of Tigo systems, reaffirming Tigo's unwavering commitment to maintaining the highest standards across the entire solar value chain. It enhances the overall installer experience with customer support interactions when the first installer deploys Tigo products.
The Green Glove service program offers a structured process consisting of three formalized support engagements for first-time Tigo residential installers. This program ensures that installers who are new to Tigo products receive exceptional support before, during, and after their first installation. As such, Green Glove support personnel conduct a design review before installation, remain on-call at regional Tigo locations during installation, and conduct post-installation reviews & follow-up discussions to address questions and gather feedback on the installation experience.
James JD Dillon, CMO at Tigo Energy, commented,
"Building and protecting the reputation of solar as a brand is the responsibility of everyone along the solar value chain, and the investment Tigo makes into installer support and training drives quality across the industry in the name of that responsibility."
[Source: Business Wire]
When Tigo's top-tier solar and storage technology products are paired with exceptional installation practices in the field, it instills confidence in the industry. Quality is a collaborative effort within the solar sector, and it plays a critical role in sustaining the industry's growth, upon which both Tigo and its installer partners rely, added Dillon.
Tigo is further introducing the innovative Tigo Academy to complement the Green Glove program. This modern training and continuing education platform has been designed to equip installers with the necessary skills and knowledge. It offers a comprehensive installer curriculum, aligning high-quality solar and storage products with industry best practices during installation.
Tigo Academy stands out with its engaging and interactive content, designed to enhance lesson retention. It provides a user-friendly interface with full offline functionality on all devices. Furthermore, Tigo Academy will soon be available in multiple languages, including Czech, German, Italian, Spanish, and Polish, ensuring accessibility to a broader installer audience. Importantly, completed Tigo Academy learning modules qualify for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP®) Continuing Education Credits (CEC).
About Tigo Energy
Tigo, founded in 2007, is a globally recognized intelligent solar and energy storage solutions provider. Its innovative solutions are designed to enhance safety, increase energy yield, and reduce operating costs across residential, commercial, and utility-scale solar systems. Tigo's expertise lies in seamlessly integrating its Flex MLPE (Module Level Power Electronics) and solar optimizer technology with advanced cloud-based software capabilities, allowing for precise energy monitoring and control. Notably, the company's MLPE products deliver superior performance, real-time energy monitoring, and essential code-compliant rapid shutdown capabilities at the module level.
Energy Toolbase | September 20, 2023
Sunstone Credit, a cutting-edge clean energy financing platform that facilitates businesses' transition to solar energy, has announced its integration with Energy Toolbase's ETB Developer, a sales and modeling platform. This strategic collaboration enables seamless access to commercial solar and energy storage financing quotes, revolutionizing how businesses invest in sustainable energy solutions. The integration empowers users with various financing options explicitly tailored to small and medium-sized commercial borrowers. By offering solar loans with borrower-friendly terms and a streamlined application process, Sunstone Credit aims to facilitate cost-effective solar system implementation and electricity generation strategies for businesses.
The company’s offerings align perfectly with the needs of businesses looking to harness the power of solar energy. From solar loans with favorable terms to an efficient application process Sunstone simplifies the path to financing solar projects. Furthermore, this integration supports businesses in implementing a range of sustainable energy solutions, including new roofs, energy storage, electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, and other eco-friendly upgrades. By enhancing the accessibility of clean energy financing, Sunstone Credit and Energy Toolbase are balanced to drive meaningful change in the commercial solar landscape, empowering businesses to embrace sustainability while reducing operational costs.
Sunstone Credit's integration within Energy Toolbase's ETB Developer platform reshapes the solar financing landscape. This collaboration empowers users to choose the most suitable loan product, initiate the financing process, and closely monitor customer progress. The process is designed for efficiency, with users receiving approval decisions and execution-ready loan documents in a matter of days. Sunstone's approach eliminates traditional obstacles associated with renewable energy financing, making it simpler and more accessible for businesses nationwide.
The partnership between Sunstone Credit and Energy Toolbase signifies a transformative step toward sustainable energy solutions. Through this integration, solar developers gain a powerful tool to model project cost savings and tailor transactions to meet the unique needs of customers and projects. This direct financing option simplifies the workflow for project developers, eliminating the need for multiple applications and expediting every stage, from modeling to financing and project sales. In addition, this joint initiative accelerates the adoption of clean energy solutions, allowing businesses to embrace solar power with ease and affordability while contributing to a more sustainable future.
About Energy Toolbase
Energy Toolbase is a leading software platform offering an integrated suite of solutions for project estimation, storage control, and asset monitoring. The company's cutting-edge technology empowers solar and storage developers, facilitating more efficient project deployment and management. Trusted by over 1,000 distributed energy organizations across the globe, Energy Toolbase's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products are driving innovation and sustainability in the renewable energy sector.
Greenworks | September 07, 2023
On September 6, 2023, Greenworks, a leader in battery technology for over two decades, announced, the launch plan for an innovative lineup of battery-powered transportation options, including an electric minibike, go-kart, three e-bikes, a UTV and a scooter. This comprehensive portfolio marks the first extensive range of e-transportation vehicles running on widely adopted lithium-ion battery platforms, aligned with Greenworks' commitment to advancing clean energy solutions.
The Greenworks electric Go-Kart and Minibike are currently available at select Tractor Supply stores, TractorSupply.com, and greenworkstools.com. The three E-Bikes, Scooter, and UTV will become accessible online and in select retailers in early 2024.
Greenworks introduces the following innovative transportation options:
Electric Go-Kart: Featuring dual rear hub motors, this go-kart reaches speeds of up to 25 MPH and offers a range of up to 20 miles on a single charge.
Electric Minibike: Providing more power and speed than a comparable gas minibike, it delivers speeds of up to 25 MPH and a range of up to 20 miles.
Electric Utility Bikes: Including two models - one with fat tires and another designed for off-road adventures - offering a maximum speed of 20 MPH and ranges up to 50 minutes or 20 miles.
Electric Commuter Bike: Designed for urban travel, it reaches speeds of up to 20 MPH and offers a range of up to 22 miles.
Electric Scooter: With a max speed of 18 MPH and a range of up to 14 miles, it provides an efficient and enjoyable mode of transportation.
Electric UTV: A two-seat UTV designed for adventure, with a range of up to 20 miles and a maximum speed of 15 MPH.
Greenworks' lithium-ion battery platforms power over 75 indoor and outdoor products for the 60V and 80V platforms and over 125 products for the 24V platform, encompassing a wide range of tools and appliances.
These sporty battery-powered products offer users a cost-effective and eco-friendly means of travel. They eliminate the need for gas, reduce noise, enhance convenience, and promise enjoyable adventures. The products cater to various transportation needs, whether it's daily commuting, leisure rides, or outdoor exploration. These electric transportation options align with Greenworks' vision of a cleaner and more powerful future driven by clean energy solutions. They provide cost-effective, eco-friendly, and convenient transportation alternatives.
Greenworks, a pioneer in battery technology for over two decades, is dedicated to championing a cleaner energy future. The company specializes in creating, producing, and marketing a broad range of high-quality, cost-effective battery-powered products tailored to the needs of modern consumers, whether they are at home, in the workplace, or on the move. Greenworks offers a versatile selection of five distinct battery platforms, ranging from 24-volt to 82-volt, each compatible with a wide range of power tools, outdoor equipment, and lifestyle products.
businesswire | September 29, 2023
Underscoring its commitment to advancing hydrogen technology in the energy industry, Mitsubishi Power has successfully completed the permanent installation of its large-scale electrolyzer at the company’s state-of-the-art Takasago Hydrogen Park in Japan. The unit now operates at full load and in real-world conditions as the long-term validation begins.
The large-scale 5.5 MW single stack pressurized alkaline electrolyzer is being validated in two stages. First, a single unit was installed and tested at the Herøya Industrial Park in Norway; extensive operational parameters were tested and the short-term validation culminated in a 96-hour baseload run of safe and reliable operation. From there the technology is now undergoing long-term validation at a permanent installation in the Takasago Hydrogen Park.
Takasago Hydrogen Park is the world’s first center dedicated to the validation of hydrogen-related technologies. It is designed for the long-term operation of these electrolyzers at one location and under the same conditions as they would operate commercially. Full-scale validation of a technology is a method championed by Mitsubishi Power for more than 30 years and aims to minimize technology risk for customers. The objectives include performance, operations, start-ups, shutdowns, gas quality, safety, and digital control integration.
While this disciplined validation process extends the overall product development schedule, Mitsubishi Power’s philosophy is to invest time to achieve high reliability which translates to fewer troubleshooting issues once the product is commercial, and it helps reduce unplanned downtime for the owner - saving costs, minimizing forced outages, and increasing unit availability.
This electrolyzer design will be used in the production of green hydrogen at North America’s largest hydrogen energy project under construction, the Advanced Clean Energy Storage (ACES Delta) project in Delta, Utah, a joint venture between Chevron and Mitsubishi Power Americas, with equipment arriving on-site starting in fall 2023.
ACES Delta is a utility-scale energy project that will produce, store, and deliver green hydrogen. Scheduled to begin operations in 2025, the ACES Delta project will use renewable energy-powered electrolyzers to split water into oxygen and hydrogen. The green hydrogen produced using electrolysis will be stored in two massive salt caverns, each the size of the Empire State Building, and each capable of storing 150-gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy for dispatch back to the grid when it is needed.
Kent Rockaway, Vice President, Hydrogen Production, Mitsubishi Power Americas, said
These validation units are significant milestones for our electrolyzer technology and a testament to how we approach the development of our products for our customers. The electrolyzers will soon arrive at the ACES Delta project, a benchmark project that will help decarbonize the western U.S., and we are excited to watch its progress.
[Source – Business Wire]
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About Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc.
Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. (Mitsubishi Power) headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, employs more than 2,700 power generation, energy storage, and digital solutions experts and professionals. Our employees are focused on empowering customers to affordably and reliably combat climate change while also advancing human prosperity throughout North, Central, and South America. Mitsubishi Power’s power generation solutions include gas, steam, and aero-derivative turbines; power trains and power islands; geothermal systems; PV solar project development; environmental controls; and services. Energy storage solutions include green hydrogen, battery energy storage systems, and services. Mitsubishi Power also offers intelligent solutions that use artificial intelligence to enable autonomous operation of power plants. Mitsubishi Power is a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI). Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, MHI is one of the world’s leading heavy machinery manufacturers with engineering and manufacturing businesses spanning energy, infrastructure, transport, aerospace, and defense