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Joanna Schroeder

  • – A Yaskawa Company, has announced the introduction of its Rapid Shutdown (RSD) Combiner for single-phase inverters. This RSD Combiner option offers a complete solution to NEC 2014, Article 690.12 requiring rooftop installations to de-energize conductors outside of a 10 foot boundary from the array.
  • Analysis of Public Policies that Unintentionally Encourage and Subsidize Sprawl,” written for the New Climate Economy by the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, finds that urban sprawl costs the American economy more than US$1 trillion annually, according to a new study by the New Climate Economy. These costs include greater spending on infrastructure, public service delivery and transportation. The study finds that Americans living in sprawled communities directly bear an astounding $625 billion in extra costs. In addition, all residents and businesses, regardless of where they are located, bear an extra $400 billion in external costs. Correcting this problem provides an opportunity to increase economic productivity, improve public health and protect the environment.
  • Sungevity, Inc. has announced that it has expanded its solar solutions to the commercial market, a new channel for the company, in partnership with Sol Systems. Sungevity will focus on the underserved small business sector consisting of systems that are sized between 50 – 300KW. Sungevity has serviced the residential market since selling its first solar system in 2008 and has a footprint in 12 U.S. states; Washington, D.C.; the Netherlands and Australia.
  • Elio Motors has announced it has launched a 506(c) investment option that will allow accredited investors the opportunity to buy into the revolutionary transportation start-up for as little as $15,000. The funds will be used to help the company launch an enclosed three-wheeled vehicle that is expected to sell for $6,800, and get up to 84 MPG. The company’s targeted production date is the first half of 2016.
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