Featured Solar News


U.S. Solar Mounting Manufacturers Unite Against Trade Case

As the solar industry anxiously waits to see how the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) rules in the Section 201 trade case, executives from 27 solar mounting equipment manufacturers have sent an open letter to the ITC urging the agency to deny [Read More]


Recent Solar News

National Lab Quantifies Life-Saving Benefits Of Solar And Wind Power

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have announced a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Energy focused on the benefits of U.S. solar and wind energy in reducing air pollution emissions and avoiding premature mortalities. Relying on a [Read More]


How Will Today’s Eclipse Affect U.S. Solar Generation?

Today’s the day! Whether with the help of protective sunglasses, a home-made cereal-box projector, a TV or some other device, all eyes in the U.S. will be on the solar eclipse. The natural event provides an exciting opportunity for on-lookers, [Read More]

Midsummer Nets Repeat Order For CIGS Manufacturing Equipment

Midsummer, a Swedish provider of equipment for manufacturing flexible copper indium gallium selenium (CIGS) thin-film solar cells, has received a repeat order from an undisclosed customer for two new compact DUO solar cell manufacturing systems. Due to a strong demand for lightweight, [Read More]


 


In Wake Of Nuclear Debacle, Poll Shows S.C. Voters Want More Solar

As the state grapples with a highly publicized debacle after two South Carolina utilities abandoned a nuclear power plant project, a new poll has found that more than two-thirds of South Carolina voters believe the state should rely more on [Read More]

ComEd Takes ‘First Step’ Toward Community Solar With Filing

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) has made a filing with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) that the utility says begins to lay the groundwork and set terms and conditions to enable customers to participate in community solar projects as a result of Illinois’ [Read More]


Massachusetts Awards Solar Grant To Sheriff’s Department

The Baker-Polito administration in Massachusetts has awarded a $545,000 grant to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department to support the installation of a 436 kW solar canopy at the Franklin County Jail and House of Correction in Greenfield. This grant marks [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

First Solar Closes Sale Of California Flats Project

First Solar Inc., an Arizona-based vertically integrated solar company, has completed the sale of the 280 MW California Flats Solar Project in Monterey County, Calif., to global private asset manager Capital Dynamics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Located [Read More]

Moss Solar To Help SunPower Build 10 MW Oklahoma Project

Moss Solar, a division of construction firm Moss & Associates, has announced it was selected by SunPower to construct the 10 MW Covington Solar photovoltaic power plant in Covington, Okla. SunPower first revealed the project with utility partner Oklahoma Gas & [Read More]

Mississippi Power, Silicon Ranch Win Approval For 53 MW Solar Plant

Utility company Mississippi Power and SR Meridian III, a wholly owned subsidiary of developer Silicon Ranch Corp., have received unanimous approval from the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) to build a 52.5 MW solar project in Lauderdale County. The project [Read More]

Rolls-Royce Subsidiary Dedicates 1.35 MW Solar Project In S.C.

MTU America, a manufacturing subsidiary of Rolls-Royce, recently held a ceremony in Graniteville, S.C., to mark completion of a 1.35 MW ground-mounted solar array. Georgia-based SolAmerica Energy designed and installed the system on a seven-acre site highly visible from the [Read More]

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