Featured Solar News


U.S. Senators Propose Switch To 100% Clean Energy By 2050

U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., along with U.S. Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., have proposed landmark climate change legislation that would transition the U.S. to 100% clean energy. The “100 by ’50 [Read More]


Recent Solar News

Survey Gauges New England Homeowners’ Thoughts After Going Solar

“Solar is creating more informed and energy-conscious consumers, and the product is now part of mainstream American culture,” says Mark Durrenberger, president of Massachusetts-based solar installer New England Clean Energy. Durrenberger cites the results of his company’s recent customer insights [Read More]


GRID Alternatives, Connecticut Green Bank Kick Off Low-Income Solar Program

U.S. nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives has marked its expansion into the Connecticut market through a collaboration with the Connecticut Green Bank to install no-cost solar on multifamily affordable housing units across the state. The expansion was announced at a [Read More]

7X Energy Launches Solar Block-And-Index Contract Model

7X Energy Inc., a Texas-based utility-scale solar development company, has announced the availability of SolarBlocks, a block-and-index power purchasing product through which the blocks of energy are generated by a greenfield solar plant developed by 7X Energy. Traditionally, the company [Read More]


 


Bankrupt Suniva Initiates U.S. Solar Trade Case

Editor’s note: Originally published on April 26, this article has been updated to include additional comments and analysis. Bankrupt solar manufacturer Suniva has filed a petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) seeking new import tariffs on solar cells [Read More]

Newly Formed Solar Spectrum Concludes Buyout Of Sungevity

Following approval from a bankruptcy court, California-based rooftop solar company Sungevity Inc. has sold substantially all of its assets to Solar Spectrum, a newly formed company backed by an investment group led by Minnesota-based private equity firm Northern Pacific Group. [Read More]


2017 Is ‘Off To A Busy Start’ For Distributed Solar Policy Actions

Forty states and the District of Columbia took some form of action on distributed solar policy and rate design changes in the first quarter of this year (Q1’17), according to the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center’s (NCCETC) latest edition of [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

U.S. Army Base Recruits Texas Solar And Wind Power

A hybrid wind and solar complex has officially started generating electricity for U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. Project operator Apex Clean Energy developed and managed construction of the complex, which will provide more than 50% of the [Read More]

Once 80-Year Rivals, Poyant Signs And Beaumont Solar Collaborate On Project

Poyant Signs, a sign manufacturing and branding specialist, recently teamed up with locally based installer Beaumont Solar to build a 330 kW rooftop solar array atop the signs company’s 50,000 square-foot headquarters in New Bedford, Mass. According to Beaumont Solar, [Read More]

Partners Complete Microgrid At Native American Reservation

Blue Lake Rancheria, a century-old Native American reservation in northern California, has launched its low-carbon community microgrid that is helping power government offices, economic enterprises, and critical Red Cross safety shelter-in-place facilities across 100 acres. In collaboration with Humboldt State [Read More]

Greenskies To Build Solar Project For Its Connecticut Hometown

Connecticut-based Greenskies Renewable Energy has signed a contract with the City of Middletown, Conn., to build a 217 kW solar photovoltaic system on a parcel of city property adjacent to the Higby/Bacon Water Treatment Plant. The ground-mounted solar system will [Read More]

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