Posted 2.13.20 in General
The new EV charging system at 270 S. Main Street was designed and built by Advanced Solar Products, with support from Tesla’s workplace charging program. Advanced Solar’s President & CEO, Lyle Rawlings, said, “We did this in order to make our workplace attractive to today’s work force, and future-proof our workplace. The eight high-power level 2 EV chargers, with a little sharing, will be capable of serving up to 50% of the employees at the building.”
Since the project was announced, three additional employees have decided to buy electric vehicles. More are considering the move. Advanced Solar Products is announcing at the event that it will provide EV charging to its employees for free.
Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, Chair of the Science, Innovation, and Technology Committee and Primary Sponsor of the Electric Vehicle Bill, said ““Last year, New Jersey produced approximately 97 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions. To break that down further, just one million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions roughly equates to 214,133 cars being driven across our state. The math is staggering when we look at the impacts that vehicle emissions have on not only our air quality but on our environment. Transitioning to electric vehicles is an important weapon in our arsenal to combat global warming, and S2252/A4819 is a vital step in advancing that transition. Each traditionally fueled car that we can take off the road moves us towards a better environmental future for the generations to follow”.
“Workplace charging is a key component in making EVs accessible to all New Jerseyans,” said Pam Frank, CEO of Charge EVC, “curbing EV drivers’ fears that they will not able to reach their next stop and gives all those who can’t charge at home another point of access into the EV market”.
In order to make it easier for other companies to provide workplace charging, Advanced Solar will make its full permit set of plans and specifications available to attendees at no cost. Copies will be provided at the event. Advanced Solar also plans to publish a step-by-step “how-to” guide to help other companies with the process of planning, designing, and installing EV chargers.
Posted 8.7.19 in General
As teachers and students are gearing up for another school year, Advanced Solar Products Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Team are checking on systems to optimize performance and ensure safe operation.
Over the summer our O&M staff has visited over 25 schools for system checks. The inspections include a complete visual audit of the system, infrared scans of connections, performance verification summaries, and equipment manufacturer specified services. After the inspection is complete we provide a detailed report of the findings to our clients.
Our experienced team is led by our NABCEP Certitied O&M Manager, Joacine. Under his guidance, he and his crew routinely attend inverter trainings and are familiar with a range of PV products and installation types. Their knowledge of the equipment paired with the support of our engineering staff allow us to provide top notch service while upholding manufacturer warranties.
If a solar energy system is installed at your school or office it important that routine inspections are scheduled to ensure that the system is operating to it’s full potential and safely. Advanced Solar recommends at minimum, an annual review for systems but if that is not in your budget here are a few important items to look for:
- Conduit separation,
- Confirm roof drains are cleared
- Broken modules
- Inverter alerts
- Water ponding
- Debris under modules or near them
- Signs of rodents or other pests on site
- Loose wires
- Changes in production output.
Advanced Solar will inspect commercial systems that we did not install. If you notice any of the aforementioned system concerns, we recommend that you contact your system installer or reach out to us for a service visit.
Posted 8.6.19 in General
Advanced Solar Products Achieves Another Milestone on NJ Hospital PV Installation
It was a busy second quarter for Advanced Solar Products as our team worked feverishly to install all of the PV modules, achieving yet another milestone on this beautiful system for an NJ Medical Center. The system is located in South Jersey and we could not be more thrilled by the work of our team which includes Union Electricians and local subcontractors. We anticipate having this system fully interconnected by early mid-September.
Posted 6.28.19 in General
Advanced Solar Interns Visit Energy Storage Sites
Advanced Solar Products project managers were thrilled to take advantage of the beautiful weather and tour some of our energy storage sites in Pennington, NJ with our 2019 summerinterns. Senior Project Manager, Gerry Lax shares his expertise on the Solar + Storage that he has installed at the local high school and Department of Public works.
The first stop was Hopewell Valley Central High School, with carport canopies plus roof mounted arrays and two Dynapower 500KW inverter battery storage containers. The second site was Pennington DPW, with a PV ground mount solar array and a Tesla battery system, the first of its kind in NJ. Both arrays were part of PSE&G’s “Solar 4 All” Program, and will help with emergency power when needed.
Advanced Solar Products has dedicated itself to the mission of building a sustainable future. Sharing our knowledge and experiences in renewable energy with this amazing group of up and coming engineers reignites our passion for PV design and innovation. We are grateful to have such a talented and inspiring group working with us.
Posted 4.25.19 in General
Advanced Solar Products is beginning construction on their eighth project for PSE&G. The Highland Park project has been designed utilizing Tesla batteries that will support grid-stability. Please read the attached article from NJBIZ for more information on this project.
New Jersey aims for cheaper, cleaner energy BY Michael Hill, Correspondent | December 28, 2018, 5PM EST
Posted 12.30.18 in General
Lyle met with NJ TV News Correspondent, Michael Hill to discuss Solar Policy and the future of PV in NJ. They discussed Murphy’s Clean Energy Act and the benefits of the new law. The segment can be viewed on the NJ News website, NJTVOnline.org.
Posted 5.23.18 in General
Mid Atlantic Solar Energy Industry Association (MSEIA) notes in the press release that Governor Murphy, who took office on January 16th of this year, has quickly followed up on his campaign pledge to utilize solar power, offshore wind, and batteries to move the state toward a goal of 100% renewable energy by 2050. Lyle Rawlings, President Advanced Solar Products as well as President and co-founder of MSEIA, goes on to compliment the Governor’s achievement, “Considering the complexity and scope of this pivotal change in our economy, Governor Murphy has moved with remarkable speed to create a basis in law to advance these goals”. MSEIA PRESS RELEASE – NJ GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY SIGNS HISTORIC CLEAN ENERGY BILL – 5-23-18
Philly.com posted an article yesterday summarizing the impact that the solar tariff has had on the solar industry and local installers. The tariff has caused a shortage on modules as availability became scarce while installers scrambled to secure panels to complete projects. Advanced Solar Products, Lyle Rawlings comments, “We want to build up the solar industry and fight global warming, and there isn’t much of a bright spot in this decision.” To read the complete article visit Philly.com
Posted 1.18.18 in General
Advanced Solar Products is proud to be a part of the Power On Puerto Rico Team and lend our service and support of this initiative.
In response to the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Puerto Rico, a group of U.S. solar companies and a global disaster relief agency are mobilizing to bring portable emergency power trailers to remote areas of the unincorporated U.S. territory.
Roughly 40% of Puerto Rico is still without power and clean drinking water after the catastrophic Hurricane Maria tore across the island in September. Hundreds of thousands of island residents are risking serious illness daily as they are forced to collect water from streams and other untreated water sources that are known to be contaminated. Without access to power to charge cell phones or computers and roads destroyed or blocked by fallen trees, many island residents are isolated and unable to get information on aid opportunities.
Amurtel, a non-profit disaster relief agency, and Amicus, a purchasing cooperative of about 50 American solar companies, have created a partnership to bring emergency solar power and drinking water systems to those struggling to recover from the hurricane. The effort, called Power On Puerto Rico, is enlisting volunteers from Amicus member-companies to design and build Solar Outreach Systems (SOS) that will be delivered to the areas of greatest need identified by Amurtel staff on the ground in Puerto Rico.
Located close to the equator where solar energy is most abundant, Puerto Rico is an ideal geography for harnessing solar energy. The Solar Outreach Systems, which are portable community-based communication, water purification and emergency power hubs, will immediately assist on-the-ground relief efforts.
The SOS units will be deployed by the Aireko Foundation, an offshoot of Aireko Energy Solutions, which is a Puerto Rico-based member of Amicus. These units will be loaned to the communities for the duration of their need and then be redeployed to other disaster areas around the globe as needs and events dictate.
“The aftermath of Hurricane Maria has been as difficult and often even harder than surviving the storm itself, especially for those communities in the interior of the island. After more than two months, reestablishment of electric power for those communities is still unknown, and the quality of water is not the best – for those communities that are lucky enough to have this service, which are very few. Sadly, those communities are far from returning to their normal lives,” said Hector Rivera Russe of Aireko Energy Solutions. “I’m deeply touched by how my Amicus partners, alongside Amurtel, have jumped without hesitation, to putting their time, resources and effort to give relief to my people in Puerto Rico. I will always be thankful to them,” said Russe.
The first three SOS units are being manufactured in the North Andover, MA warehouse of ReVision Energy, a founding member of Amicus recently named the #1 Rooftop Solar Installer in New England by Solar Power Industry magazine. “We are chomping at the bit to build these portable emergency power units,” said Phil Coupe, a co-founder of ReVision Energy. “The great news is that we already have more than enough volunteers to build the units once we obtain all the necessary components.”
Posted 10.26.17 in General
“Increasingly, we are deploying batteries as an add-on to solar not only because they provide critical power reliability when needed but also because they can generate revenues when the grid is up and running,” said Lyle Rawlings, CEO at Advanced Solar Products.