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Suniva’s Trade Case Advances As Government Starts Investigation

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided to move forward with an investigation into Suniva’s highly controversial trade petition, which seeks new import tariffs and minimum import prices on all foreign-made crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) solar cells and modules, [Read More]


Recent Solar News

Solar Energy Industries Association Names New Board Leaders

Following a vote by its board of directors, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has announced that Tom Starrs, vice president of market strategy and policy for SunPower Corp., has become chair of the national solar trade group’s board. Michael [Read More]


Swinerton’s SOLV Opens Renewable Energy Operations And Control Center

SOLV, a Swinerton company, has completed its new Operations and Control Center (OCC) in San Diego. Construction on the 7,000 square-foot facility began in December 2016, and the facility will now serve as the home office for the SOLV team. [Read More]

Sunnova Unveils PowerStack Solar+Storage Residential Service

Residential solar service provider Sunnova Energy Corp. has launched PowerStack, a new solar+storage service plan meant to help maximize a home’s solar energy use day and night. The solar+storage system is customized to the homeowners’ needs based on their average [Read More]


 


Soltec Announces SF7 Single-Axis Solar Tracker

Soltec, a manufacturer and supplier of single-axis solar trackers, has announced its next-generation SF7 tracker. The company says it will officially launch SF7 at the upcoming Intersolar Europe trade show in Munich starting May 31, as well as exhibit the [Read More]

GE Unit Surpasses $15B In Renewable Energy Investments

GE Energy Financial Services, a business unit of GE, has surpassed $15 billion in renewable energy investments across wind, solar and other renewable energy projects globally. Over the past three years, GE Energy Financial Services has committed to invest approximately [Read More]


SolarWorld Americas Warns Workers About Impending Mass Layoff

SolarWorld Americas, which operates a large PV manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Ore., has notified all of its workers about an impending mass layoff and potential plant closure. Ben Santarris, head of corporate communications at SolarWorld Americas, tells Solar Industry that [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

Massachusetts Community Solar Project Goes Online

BlueWave Solar, along with financing partners MS Solar Solutions Corp. and National Bank of Arizona, has announced the completion of a 1.37 MW community solar project on Lake Street in Plympton, Mass. Known as the Lake Street project, the solar [Read More]

52 MW Solar Project Under Way For Mississippi Co-op

Origis Energy USA and Cooperative Energy, a Mississippi-based generation and transmission cooperative, have broken ground on a 52 MW project near Sumrall in Lamar County, Miss. The project is expected to create approximately 400 jobs during construction, and the 540-acre [Read More]

TEP Inks Low-Cost Deal For Large Solar+Storage Project

Arizona-based utility Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has announced a deal to buy low-cost solar energy from a planned solar-plus-energy storage project it says will be large enough to power 21,000 homes. The new 100 MW solar array and an accompanying 30 MW [Read More]

SunPower Starts Project At California Air Force Base 

SunPower Corp. has broken ground on a 28 MW solar photovoltaic project at Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, Calif. The company expects the project to create about 150 jobs at peak of construction and, once complete, be the U.S. Air [Read More]

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