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Nissan teams with EVgo to install 200 EV fast chargers across the United States

Nissan teams with EVgo to install 200 EV fast chargers across the United States

August 6, 2019 at 4:12 pm 0 comments

Nissan and EVgo are expanding the charging network for EV drivers with the installation of 200 direct current fast chargers (DCFC) across the United States. Each of the new fast-chargers is capable of delivering 100kW and have both CHAdeMO and CCS connectors so more EV drivers can benefit. “Nissan is proudRead More

SEPA: Energy storage interconnection increased 44 percent in 2018 (residential up 500 percent)

SEPA: Energy storage interconnection increased 44 percent in 2018 (residential up 500 percent)

August 6, 2019 at 4:01 pm 0 comments

The release of 2019 Utility Energy Storage Market Snapshot, a new Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) report, finds the U.S. energy storage market is healthy and primed for continued growth, with interconnected capacity growing 44.9% in 2018. The release of the Snapshot report also marks the announcement of the SEPARead More

Renewable energy apprenticeship program, path to employment launched by Utility Workers Union, Power for America

Renewable energy apprenticeship program, path to employment launched by Utility Workers Union, Power for America

August 6, 2019 at 3:28 pm 0 comments

The Power for America Training Trust Fund (P4A) and Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), AFL-CIO announced a new union apprenticeship program to provide skills training and a path to employment for in-demand jobs in the renewable energy sector. The Department of Labor (DOL)-certified, program provides individuals with specialized skillsRead More

Stacks on Value Stacks: The large-scale solar plus storage market is coming together

Stacks on Value Stacks: The large-scale solar plus storage market is coming together

August 6, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Large-scale solar + storage is on the drawing boards of a host of major EPCs, with the current round of demonstration plants leading to wholesale installations by 2020, say several industry players. “While we are early in the deployment cycle for large-scale solar + storage, we expect a ramping atRead More

Organic Valley Becomes 100 Percent Renewably Powered

Organic Valley finishes construction of three community solar projects to hit 100 percent renewable power

August 5, 2019 at 1:04 pm 0 comments

Organic Valley, America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands, completed construction of three community solar projects totaling 12.67 MWdc, making the cooperative the largest food company in the world to be 100 percent renewably powered. These solar projects are part of the 32Read More

Here’s the top large-scale solar project funding deals in Q2 2019

Here’s the top large-scale solar project funding deals in Q2 2019

August 5, 2019 at 11:51 am 0 comments

Mercom Capital Group’s 1H and Q2 2019 Solar Funding and M&A Report contains funding and M&A numbers for the solar sector with quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year comparisons, funding breakdowns by technology, and information on the top deals and investors of the year. Here are the top large-scale solar projects funded inRead More

Global Market Insights shows 35 percent solar energy storage market growth by 2025

Global Market Insights shows 35 percent solar energy storage market growth by 2025

August 5, 2019 at 11:29 am 0 comments

​​ The Solar Energy Storage Market in the year 2018 was valued at U.S. $170 million and is predicted to witness gains of more than 35 percent by 2025, according to Global Market Insights report “Solar Energy Storage Market Size By Composition, Capacity, Installation, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Analysis, ApplicationRead More

Hanergy makes appearance on Fortune China 500 list

Hanergy makes appearance on Fortune China 500 list

August 5, 2019 at 11:18 am 0 comments

The world’s largest thin-film power solution company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, now ranks 456th on the 2019 Fortune China 500 list. The company also secured positions in both “Top 40 ROE” and “Top 40 Margins” to become the fastest growing company in the clean energy sector. Hanergy is completelyRead More

Soltec is testing for all bifacial tracking variables at its new evaluation center in Livermore, Calif.

10 notes from Soltec’s Bifacial Tracker Evaluation Center report

August 5, 2019 at 11:07 am 0 comments

Soltec has launched a second white paper to detail the year-long findings of its Bifacial Tracker Evaluation Center (BiTEC) results located in Livermore, Calif. You can access it for yourself here, but here are some of our takeaways. 1 The main objective of this project is for Soltec to measureRead More

Wisconsin utility expands its role with Badger Hollow Solar Farm, boosts renewable rider program

Wisconsin utility expands its role with Badger Hollow Solar Farm, boosts renewable rider program

August 5, 2019 at 9:33 am 0 comments

Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) is getting more into solar these days, through project acquisitions and its Renewable Energy Rider program. “This addition of cost-effective solar energy will help MGE reach our goal of net-zero carbon electricity by the year 2050 while also helping us to manage long-term costs toRead More