Solar Industry Responds to SMART Program Draft Regulations

Solar Industry Responds to SMART Program Draft Regulations

DOER released a draft of the SMART Emergency Regs Compensation Program this week.  SEBANE and partner solar trade associations issued a press release in response, indicating with modifications, new solar regulations could lay foundation for expanding savings and jobs in the Commonwealth.  Groups will be working with members and other stakeholders to issue comments.  Public hearing date and comment period have not been officially announced, but tentative dates to pencil in *may be* July 11 for a hearing and July 12 for comments.  

SEBANE Welcomes Mark Silvia of BlueWave To Board of Directors

SEBANE Welcomes Mark Silvia of BlueWave To Board of Directors

SEBANE is pleased to welcome Mark Silvia of Bluewave to its nine member Board of Directors.  Mark will serve a one year term as a board appointed Director to replace Mark Durrenberger, of New England Clean Energy, who has recently departed from SEBANE's board.  With sincere gratitude, we wish to thank Mark for his many years of dedication and service to SEBANE and its members, and look forward to serving Mark as New England Clean Energy remains a long standing SEBANE member. 

SEBANE Call for Nominations Board of Directors Elections Spring 2017

On April 18, 2017, the SEBANE Board announced its first call for nominations for three SEBANE Director positions that are up for election this year, each for a three-year term.

We are seeking solar professionals committed to advancing the growth of solar energy in New England, and dedicated to representing the needs of our diverse and growing membership base.  

Three platforms define SEBANE’s work:

Policy and Regulatory Advocacy | Education and Training |

Networking

If you are interested in helping to ensure a stable and reliable market for solar energy in New England, we welcome your nomination and look forward to learning how you would like to contribute to this important work.

How to apply:

SEBANE’s Operations Manager Susan Howe (susan@sebane.org) will begin accepting candidate nominations today from among the employees of SEBANE member companies in good standing, i.e. those who have paid current dues.  You can nominate yourself or someone else; Susan will accept nominations until the close of business May 15.

We ask that each candidate submits an (approximate 200-word) statement of interest in becoming a SEBANE Director, summarizing their qualifications, and highlighting the areas in which they are most interested in working in support of SEBANE and its members.

May 15 – The nominations period closes at 5 pm EDT. As soon as is practicable afterwards, SEBANE will broadcast the entire slate of candidates and their statements to the membership; SEBANE electronic voting begins (one SEBANE member company, one vote); members have ten business days to submit their choices.

May 26 – Member voting ends at the close of business (5 pm EDT).

May 29 – Susan Howe announces the election results to the members.

mid-June – (date, time, location TBD) the Board welcomes and seats the newly-elected Directors and/or incumbents, and chooses officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) for the year.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Bluewave Solar named to Boston Business Journal's 2017 Fast 50 List AND Achieves Certified B Corp Status

Bluewave Solar named to Boston Business Journal's 2017 Fast 50 List AND Achieves Certified B Corp Status

Boston, MA - April 7, 2017 The Boston Business Journal has named BlueWave Solar (BlueWave) to their 2017 Fast 50 list of the 50 fastest-growing private companies in Massachusetts. 

Boston, MA – April 13, 2017 BlueWave Solar is proud to announce that it has become a Certified B Corporation, joining a community of companies around the world that are committed to doing business not just for success but for the greater good.  

M&W Group surpasses the 1GW milestone for large scale commercial solar PV projects

M&W Group surpasses the 1GW milestone for large scale commercial solar PV projects

The M+W Group has achieved a key milestone in its continued evolution as one of the world’s leading EPC companies (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) for solar photovoltaics (PV). With its portfolio of completed and active construction projects, the company has surpassed 1 gigawatt (GW) installed capacity of utility and large commercial projects worldwide. 

The 2017 National Electric Code Training, Best Practices, and PV and the Massachusetts Firecode

The 2017 National Electric Code Training, Best Practices, and PV and the Massachusetts Firecode

On January 27, 2017, 270 professionals from the solar and electrical communities joined industry experts Bill Brooks, Brooks Engineering, Matt Piantedosi, The Cadmus Group, and Jen Hoyt, Office of the Massachusetts Fire Marshall, for an informative day of training on the 2017 National Electric Code, PV Best Practices, and the Massachusetts Firecode for rooftop PV installations. The event was hosted by SEBANE and CED Greentech and sponsored by Mass CEC, IronRidge, LG, and SolarEdge.