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CleanCapital reports Tahoe is its largest C&I solar portfolio refinancing to date

CleanCapital reports Tahoe is its largest C&I solar portfolio refinancing to date

June 19, 2019 at 8:55 am 0 comments

CleanCapital closed on a refinancing of its largest solar portfolio: Tahoe. The 46.9 megawatt portfolio, one of the largest independent C&I solar portfolios in the U.S., was acquired from ATN International, Inc. subsidiary Ahana Renewables. Lenders for the $85.7 million financing that matures in 2026 are Santander Bank, N.A. andRead More

Inside Nearmap’s breakthrough combination of 3D aerial imagery and artificial intelligence

Inside Nearmap’s breakthrough combination of 3D aerial imagery and artificial intelligence

June 19, 2019 at 8:46 am 0 comments

Aerial imagery business Nearmap launched its new 3-D product that could revolutionize the way industries such as urban planning, architecture, construction, government and councils view and shape cities across the U.S. and Australia. Here’s the deal: Nearmap 3-D allows customers to stream and export 3-D imagery on-demand at a massiveRead More

Solar installations expected to increase 25 percent in 2019 after record first quarter

Solar installations expected to increase 25 percent in 2019 after record first quarter

June 18, 2019 at 7:00 am 0 comments

In the first three months of the year, the U.S. installed 2.7 GW of solar photovoltaics, making it the most solar ever installed in the first quarter of a year. With the strong first quarter, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables forecasts 25% growth in 2019 compared to 2018, and itRead More

How have utilities changed the value of solar? Aurora Solar runs 45 million scenarios to find out

How have utilities changed the value of solar? Aurora Solar runs 45 million scenarios to find out

June 17, 2019 at 2:11 pm 0 comments

Net energy metering (NEM) policies have played a crucial role in making residential solar installations a good investment for homeowners in the United States. However, as installed solar capacity has increased, many utility companies have introduced changes to their NEM programs that reduce the value of distributed solar. Aurora usedRead More

POWERHOME Solar enters its eighth state: Missouri

POWERHOME Solar enters its eighth state: Missouri

June 17, 2019 at 10:14 am 0 comments

POWERHOME Solar is expanding into Missouri, which marks the eighth state in its footprint. The new office will be in St. Charles, a western suburb of St. Louis, and POWERHOME is now on the hunt for dozens of new employees in the areas of sales, installation and administrative functions. POWERHOMERead More

ACORE survey shows financial institutions have high confidence, interest in solar investments

ACORE survey shows financial institutions have high confidence, interest in solar investments

June 17, 2019 at 9:56 am 0 comments

One year into its campaign to reach $1 trillion in U.S. private sector investment in renewable energy and enabling grid technologies by 2030, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is releasing a progress report tracking U.S. renewable investment and assessing the policy and market pathways needed to achieve theRead More

Prudential Capital Group invests in Soltage to grow solar asset portfolio

Prudential Capital Group invests in Soltage to grow solar asset portfolio

June 17, 2019 at 9:37 am 0 comments

Independent power producer Soltage LLC secured a significant investment from Prudential Capital Group that is estimated to drive 150+ MW of new solar development. This news comes in the midst of a strong year for Soltage, which has already successfully delivered 50 MW of solar power through the construction ofRead More

German solar company says its thin-film CdTe modules now as efficient as crystalline

German solar company says its thin-film CdTe modules now as efficient as crystalline

June 17, 2019 at 9:13 am 0 comments

  German solar company Calyxo TS Solar GmbH reports that new testing shows its thin-film solar module has reached the same degree of efficiency as crystalline modules. The European market leader from Bitterfeld-Wolfen now produces thin film modules with an efficiency level of 16.5 percent, which exceeds the average ofRead More

GlobalData: Solar PV inverters market to decline at annual rate of 13.2 percent by 2023

GlobalData: Solar PV inverters market to decline at annual rate of 13.2 percent by 2023

June 17, 2019 at 8:53 am 0 comments

The global solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters market is set to decline at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.2% and reach $3.04 billion in 2023, primarily due to a sharp drop in inverter prices and slowdown in solar PV installations, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.Read More

Oklahoma homebuilder adds custom-designed solar systems to 54-home development

Oklahoma homebuilder adds custom-designed solar systems to 54-home development

June 17, 2019 at 8:32 am 1 comment

Sunview Development Company, a 15-year veteran of the Oklahoma home building industry, has tapped Dallas-based Sunfinity Renewable Energy to install custom-designed solar systems in a 54-home development located in Calera, Oklahoma. The project marks Sunfinity’s entry into the Oklahoma solar market and makes the company the largest installer of residentialRead More