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Bill to undo Trump Tariffs introduced in Congress

Bill to undo Trump Tariffs introduced in Congress

April 23, 2018 at 8:39 am 0 comments

A last ditch efforts to undo the #TrumpTariffs has been introduced by Congresswoman Jacky Rosen. The Protecting American Solar Jobs Act (H.R. 5571) seeks to repeal the Trump Administration’s misguided decision to impose duties and tariffs on imported solar panels. Under this legislation, duties and tariffs would default back toRead More

Florida votes to allow Sunrun solar system leases

Florida votes to allow Sunrun solar system leases

April 23, 2018 at 8:11 am 0 comments

Florida regulators unanimously voted to grant Sunrun’s Petition for Declaratory Statement regarding its solar lease product proposal. Until this vote, households in Florida were unable to lease solar systems. Leases are dropping in popularity, but are still a powerful option for driving residential solar adoption for homeowners looking to goRead More

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Can we get more power out of a solar cell? These UK physicists think so

April 19, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

Physicists at the University of Warwick published new research in the Journal Science that could literally squeeze more power out of solar cells by physically deforming each of the crystals in the semiconductors used by photovoltaic cells. The paper entitled the “Flexo-Photovoltaic Effect” was written by Professor Marin Alexe, Ming-MinRead More

SunPower buys SolarWorld Americas to ramp up P-Series panel production

SunPower buys SolarWorld Americas to ramp up P-Series panel production

April 19, 2018 at 11:11 am 0 comments

In the latest episode of As the Solar Industry Turns, SunPower is acquiring 100 percent of SolarWorld Americas. You may recall SolarWorld Americas being one of the companies that hit a rough patch and filed a 201 trade petition that launched the #TrumpTariffs now in place. SunPower plans to injectRead More

Meteocontrol, viasys are collaborating on solar site monitoring solution for North America

Meteocontrol, viasys are collaborating on solar site monitoring solution for North America

April 19, 2018 at 8:59 am 0 comments

Meteocontrol North America, a subsidiary of meteocontrol GmbH in Germany, and viasys Intelligent Video GmbH are collaborating is to offer PV-system operators a turn-key solar monitoring solution at a great value and provide North American customers with professional technical support. Consolidating the systems will result in cost savings for customersRead More

Sterling, MA residents, elected officials and solar and energy storage professionals joined Origis Energy USA and Sterling Municipal Light Department at today's Sterling Community Solar + Energy Storage project dedication event. The project marked the first solar plus storage project in operation in Massachusetts. (Photo: Business Wire)

Massachusetts’ first community solar plus storage project now operational

April 19, 2018 at 8:50 am 0 comments

Origis Energy USA and Sterling Municipal Light Department (SMLD) serving the Town of Sterling, Mass., completed the Sterling Community Solar + Energy Storage project, which is the first community solar plus storage and the first operational solar plus storage installation in Massachusetts, the project couples a 1 MWac rooftop solar installationRead More

At a solar project ribbon cutting ceremony, WGL Energy joined DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and project partners to commemorate the completion of a 11.8 megawatt solar system project with the DC Department of General Services (DC DGS). The DC DGS solar project is among the largest municipal onsite solar energy projects in the country. WGL Energy president Sanjiv Mahan pictured to the left of Mayor Bowser. (Photo: Business Wire)

Details on 11 MW solar portfolio now live throughout Washington D.C.

April 19, 2018 at 8:35 am 0 comments

WGL Energy Systems, a WGL company, joined Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and project partners today to commemorate the completion of a 11.8 megawatt (MW) solar system for Washington D.C.’s Department of General Services (DC DGS). The expansive portfolio of onsite solar projects, which includes electric capacity installed across 40Read More

Hawaiian Electric Company, U.S. Navy break ground on solar farm in O’ahu

Hawaiian Electric Company, U.S. Navy break ground on solar farm in O’ahu

April 19, 2018 at 8:24 am 0 comments

REC Solar and Hawaiian Electric Co. broke ground on a 20-megawatt (MW), fixed-tilt solar facility, located at the U.S. Navy’s Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam West Loch Annex. Once completed, the West Loch solar farm will produce the lowest-cost renewable energy in the state at less than 8 cents per kilowatt-hour.Read More

Wunder Capital to further scale solar lending platform after raising $112 million

Wunder Capital to further scale solar lending platform after raising $112 million

April 19, 2018 at 7:56 am 0 comments

Wunder Capital, a financial technology company that provides financing solutions to commercial-scale solar energy projects across the United States, has raised $112 million in equity and debt financing to accelerate the growth of the company. The Colorado-based company connects individual and institutional investors with large-scale solar energy projects in needRead More

GTM: Global solar installations to top 100 GW in 2018 for first time

GTM: Global solar installations to top 100 GW in 2018 for first time

April 16, 2018 at 11:33 am 0 comments

The global solar PV market will add over 100 gigawatts of capacity for the first time in 2018. According to the latest Global Solar Demand Monitor from GTM Research, installations will reach 104 gigawatts this year, representing 6 percent annual growth. GTM Research analysts anticipate that annual installations will easilyRead More