Sungevity's new brand marketing campaign invokes the public's desire to see a future powered by solar energy. (PRNewsFoto/Sungevity, Inc.)

Sungevity Survey Reveals U.S. Parents Committed To Solar

April 17, 2015

A recent survey of parents commissioned by Sungevity, a global provider of solar services, revealed that parents are committed to teaching their children about alternative energy sources.  With families prioritizing alternative energy choices, Sungevity launched a new brand marketing campaign, “See Solar Differently.” Of the parents surveyed, 81 percent areRead More

With the addition of Renusol GmbH and Renusol America to its portfolio, Cincinnati-based RBI Solar, already a leader in ground mount solar, expands into the roof mount market. Pictured here is a completed RBI Solar project in White River Junction, Vermont. It is a 2.54 MW ground mount array with 10,270 solar modules.

Residential, Europe on RBI Solar’s Radar Following Renusol Acquisition

January 22, 2015

Already a leader in utility and commercial ground-mount solar solutions, RBI Solar recently made a big move to become a leader in the roof mount realm as well. The company had two choices: work internally to develop mounting solutions or acquire a company already in that business. Through a EuropeanRead More

SolarCity Joins the New York State Smart Grid Consortium

SolarCity Joins the New York State Smart Grid Consortium

March 2, 2015

The New York State Smart Grid Consortium (NYSSGC), a public-private partnership devoted to statewide implementation of the smart grid, announced today that SolarCity, the nation’s number one rooftop solar power provider, has signed on as the Consortium’s newest Associate Member. In an attempt to engage the many different stakeholders thatRead More

Southern Power Acquires Interest in Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility

Southern Power Acquires Interest in Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility

April 17, 2015

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power acquired a controlling interest in the 32-megawatt Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility in California from First Solar Inc. “Southern Company continues to strategically develop solar renewable projects across the country,” said Thomas A. Fanning, Southern Company chairman, president and CEO. “By further diversifying our energy mixRead More

SEIA’s U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review

SEIA’s U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review

March 16, 2015

Proving that effective, forward-looking public policies can provide a big boost to a state’s economy, North Carolina had the second most new solar capacity added last year in the United States, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review. North Carolina stands poised to become theRead More

SEIA’s U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review

SEIA’s U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review

March 16, 2015

Proving that effective, forward-looking public policies can provide a big boost to a state’s economy, North Carolina had the second most new solar capacity added last year in the United States, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review. North Carolina stands poised to become theRead More

Exosun Commissions Solar Trackers in Lone Valley

Exosun Commissions Solar Trackers in Lone Valley

March 16, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO – Exosun, a leading provider of solar tracking technologies and associated plant engineering services, has commissioned its solar trackers to the Lone Valley Solar Park in the western Mojave Desert in California. This 30 MWAC project, consisting of two adjacent solar plants, represents Exosun’s first contract completion inRead More

Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp Bakersfield Facility Operational

Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp Bakersfield Facility Operational

April 16, 2015

Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp.’s 20-megawatt Bakersfield I Solar generation and its 23-megawatt Morse Wind generation projects are now operational and selling renewable power in Canada and the United States. Bakersfield I Solar, located in Kern County, California, is Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp.’s second solar generating facility and isRead More

SMA America Inverters Power Largest PV Plant in Honduras

SMA America Inverters Power Largest PV Plant in Honduras

November 5, 2014

SMA’s decentralized inverter solutions have been selected for the largest PV plant in Honduras. The 24-MW Pavana Solar Park in Choluteca will feature a decentralized system design with 880 Sunny Tripower 24000TL-US three-phase, transformerless inverters and 22 SMA Cluster Controllers for advanced system monitoring and control. The power plant, designedRead More

SunLink Completes Acquisition of Flagship Single-Axis Solar Tracker Solution

SunLink Completes Acquisition of Flagship Single-Axis Solar Tracker Solution

March 30, 2015

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – SunLink Corp. continues to solidify its leadership position in the commercial and utility solar market by finalizing the acquisition of the SunLink ViaSol Tracker — proven on such high profile, multi-megawatt projects as Arizona State University and USAA’s Phoenix Campus sites, as well as a SouthernRead More

Solectria Renewables Celebrating 10th Anniversary

Solectria Renewables Celebrating 10th Anniversary

February 3, 2015

In the last 10 years, Solectria Renewables LLC has grown from four employees to almost 200 and has become one of the largest photovoltaic inverter manufacturers in North America. The Lawrence, Massachusetts-based company is celebrating its 10th anniversary in February. Ten years ago, Solectria co-founders Anita Worden, James Worden, AybikeRead More

Array Technologies Supplies 28 MW of Solar Trackers to California Project

Array Technologies Supplies 28 MW of Solar Trackers to California Project

November 20, 2014

Array Technologies Inc. (ATI) and construction powerhouse White Construction Inc. signed a tracker supply agreement for more than 28 MW of Array Technologies’ leading DuraTrack HZ single-axis solar tracking system earlier this year. The DuraTrack HZ structure features a customized 120° range of motion and holds roughly 94,340 high performanceRead More

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Sungevity's new brand marketing campaign invokes the public's desire to see a future powered by solar energy. (PRNewsFoto/Sungevity, Inc.)

Sungevity Survey Reveals U.S. Parents Committed To Solar

April 17, 2015 at 12:40 pm 0 comments

A recent survey of parents commissioned by Sungevity, a global provider of solar services, revealed that parents are committed to teaching their children about alternative energy sources.  With families prioritizing alternative energy choices, Sungevity launched a new brand marketing campaign, “See Solar Differently.” Of the parents surveyed, 81 percent areRead More

Southern Power Acquires Interest in Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility

Southern Power Acquires Interest in Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility

April 17, 2015 at 10:50 am 1 comment

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power acquired a controlling interest in the 32-megawatt Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility in California from First Solar Inc. “Southern Company continues to strategically develop solar renewable projects across the country,” said Thomas A. Fanning, Southern Company chairman, president and CEO. “By further diversifying our energy mixRead More

Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp Bakersfield Facility Operational

Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp Bakersfield Facility Operational

April 16, 2015 at 12:32 pm 0 comments

Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp.’s 20-megawatt Bakersfield I Solar generation and its 23-megawatt Morse Wind generation projects are now operational and selling renewable power in Canada and the United States. Bakersfield I Solar, located in Kern County, California, is Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp.’s second solar generating facility and isRead More

Dominion Acquires Richland Solar Center

Dominion Acquires Richland Solar Center

April 16, 2015 at 10:30 am 0 comments

With its acquisition of the 20-megawatt Richland Solar Center facility, Dominion has upped its contracted solar generating portfolio to 364 megawatts. Dominion announced the acquisition of the facility from HelioSage Energy April 15. Located in Twiggs County, near Jeffersonville, Georgia, is expected to enter service in 2015 and has securedRead More

Building a Career in Renewable Energy: The OneEnergy Scholars Program

Building a Career in Renewable Energy: The OneEnergy Scholars Program

April 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm 2 comments

Spurred by both a boom in market demand and increased public interest in renewable energy, solar energy jobs have skyrocketed in recent years. According to the Solar Foundation’s 2014 National Solar Jobs Census, in November there were 173,807 solar jobs in the country. Employment in the solar industry has risenRead More

Discussing Yieldcos A Popular New Model for the Selling and Buying of Solar Assets

Discussing Yieldcos A Popular New Model for the Selling and Buying of Solar Assets

April 14, 2015 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

There has been an increase in the sale of large solar projects that are in development or have already been built. While developers have a variety of funding options, yieldcos are gaining momentum in the solar energy sector as a new financing model. A yieldco is a corporate subsidiary createdRead More

Sonoma County Is Building the Largest Floating Solar Project  in the United States

Sonoma County Is Building the Largest Floating Solar Project in the United States

April 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

Creativity is playing an increasingly important role in how we harvest energy from the sun. It’s not just a matter of choosing rooftops or ground-mount panels anymore. Check out the Dutch bike path called SolaRoad (solaroad.nl/en), which acts like one large solar panel, or Bigbelly Solar Inc. of Newton, Mass.Read More

Findings from the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review

Findings from the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review

April 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

The most recent edition of the U.S. Solar Market Insight report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) shows that in 2014, the solar power industry was responsible for 32 percent of new electric generating capacity in the United States. Also, the solar power industry has provenRead More

Ontario Government Commitment to a Clean Economy Lauded by Canadian Solar Industry

Ontario Government Commitment to a Clean Economy Lauded by Canadian Solar Industry

April 13, 2015 at 2:15 pm 4 comments

Solar generation remains the preferred fuel-source for electricity consumers nationwide. The Ontario Government’s newly-announced policy on emissions pricing will help to transition Canada to a clean economy, and secure a place for solar energy as an integral part of an Ontario economy grown on renewable electricity. The Canadian Solar IndustriesRead More

−	The PV plant was developed Martifer Solar’s local partner, DESENI and was built for one of El Salvador’s leading distribution companies, DISZASA

Martifer Solar Connects Self-Consumption Solar PV Rooftop Plant In El Salvador

April 13, 2015 at 1:14 pm 2 comments

Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, has completed a new self-consumption solar PV plant located on a commercial rooftop in the Santa Tecla, El Salvador. The plant, with a total installed capacity of 300 kW, was developed by Martifer Solar’s local partner, DESENI, and was built for one ofRead More