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Spruce Finance sells $250 million solar loan portfolio

Spruce Finance sells $250 million solar loan portfolio

June 22, 2017 at 12:56 pm 0 comments

Spruce Finance, a provider of consumer financing for residential energy efficiency and solar technology, completed a whole loan sale of $250 million of its efficiency and solar loan portfolio to a large North American bank with expertise in consumer loan assets. This marks the second major sale of loan assetsRead More

PetersenDean to hire 50 employees to boost solar efforts in Nevada

PetersenDean to hire 50 employees to boost solar efforts in Nevada

June 22, 2017 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

PetersenDean Roofing & Solar, a privately-held roofing and solar company, is expanding of its solar division in Nevada in response to the newly reinstated energy policy signed into effect last week by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. With this expansion, PetersenDean expects to hire at least 50 new employees and pursueRead More

Panasonic solar module posts world-leading output temperature coefficient

Panasonic solar module posts world-leading output temperature coefficient

June 22, 2017 at 11:55 am 0 comments

Panasonic Corp. says it has achieved the world’s leading output temperature coefficient for mass-produced silicon photovoltaic modules, at -0.258%/°C. This record-breaking innovation sets a new standard for the solar industry, improving on the previous temperature coefficient by 0.032 points at the mass production level, highlighting the positive temperature characteristics ofRead More

Meet Smappee Plus: The latest advanced energy monitoring to enter the U.S. solar market

Meet Smappee Plus: The latest advanced energy monitoring to enter the U.S. solar market

June 22, 2017 at 8:13 am 0 comments

Now entering the U.S. solar market, Smappee Plus is the latest innovation from Smappee’s burgeoning energy monitoring solutions which have seen widespread adoption across Europe since 2012. The product combines Smappee’s patented NILM (Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring) technology with submetering clamps to measure real-time energy use from appliances throughout a user’sRead More

Here’s who is playing at Solar Battle of the Bands this year

Here’s who is playing at Solar Battle of the Bands this year

June 21, 2017 at 1:01 pm 0 comments

Next week, we will be previewing some products for you to check out while you are in San Francisco for Intersolar 2017, but we all know that what you really want to know is who is playing at the Battle of the Bands. Now being hosted by CALSEIA, Solar Battle ofRead More

SolRiver Capital launches platform to streamline solar project development

SolRiver Capital launches platform to streamline solar project development

June 21, 2017 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Colorado-based solar investment fund SolRiver Capital launched a free Solar Developer Platform — a tool meant to help solar developers locate funding to efficiently close investments with SolRiver. The platform offers online solar finance models to price investments and a guided approval process. It also has tools to help set upRead More

Report finds no evidence that a change in power mix hurts grid reliability

Report finds no evidence that a change in power mix hurts grid reliability

June 21, 2017 at 11:51 am 0 comments

A new report by Analysis Group answers questions asked two months ago by Energy Secretary Rick Perry about the reliability and market rules of the U.S. electric power grid. Analysis Group finds it is market forces – primarily low-cost natural gas and flat demand for electricity – that are causingRead More

GameChange Solar expands capital program, $2 billion now available to fund U.S. solar projects

GameChange Solar expands capital program, $2 billion now available to fund U.S. solar projects

June 21, 2017 at 9:54 am 0 comments

GameChange Solar has expanded its capital introduction program to fund solar projects across the United States to over $2 billion in available capital. The program is primarily in concert with five leading funding sources, two of which are large utility backed power generation companies and the other three of which areRead More

Cornell Tech’s new campus installs Solaria PowerXT PV modules

Cornell Tech’s new campus installs Solaria PowerXT PV modules

June 21, 2017 at 9:45 am 0 comments

Solaria Corp. provided 2,300 PowerXT and customized PowerView modules to buildings on Cornell Tech’s innovative new campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City. Combined, the Bloomberg Center – designed by mOrphosis Architects – and the Bridge building – designed by WEISS/ MANFREDI/ Architecture/ Urbanism/ Landscape – uses 47,000 sqRead More

Oaktree Capital Management invests in solar bos company Shoals

Oaktree Capital Management invests in solar bos company Shoals

June 21, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Shoals Technologies Group, a leader in solar electrical balance of systems, received an investment by from the Power Opportunities group of Oaktree Capital Management L.P. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. Founded in 1996, Shoals designs and manufactures a diverse range of products for solar and energy storage projects, includingRead More

 
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