Featured Solar News


U.S. Renewables Have Come A Long Way Over The Past Decade

In the last decade, clean energy in the U.S. has grown by leaps and bounds. Technologies that were once novelties – solar panels, wind turbines, LED light bulbs and electric cars – have become everyday parts of America’s energy landscape. [Read More]


Recent Solar News

Federal Court Dismisses Challenge To New York’s Clean Energy Standard

A federal court says that New York’s plan to advance clean energy and reduce climate pollution is constitutional, according to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). On Tuesday, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a [Read More]


S.C. Utility Reaches Customer-Scale Solar Power Milestone

South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G) has announced its customers are producing 43 MW of electricity from their own solar generating systems – that’s more than 1% of the five-year retail peak demand on SCE&G’s system, exceeding the goal [Read More]

New Hampshire Halts Renewable Energy Rebate Programs

Citing budget constraints and an influx of waitlisted applications, New Hampshire’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) recently announced the temporary closure of the state’s Residential Solar and Wind Rebate Program and Commercial and Industrial Solar Rebate Program. According to the regulator, [Read More]


 


Cypress Creek Renewables Secures $450M Investment

Cypress Creek Renewables, an integrated renewable energy firm, has secured a $450 million facility from a consortium of investors including Temasek, an investment company headquartered in Singapore. Cypress Creek says it will use the proceeds to support its ongoing development, [Read More]

Lux Forecasts Cumulative PV Installations Will Double By 2021 

Solar photovoltaic (PV) installations saw a surge in global deployment and reached 75 GW in 2016, a 49% year-over-year growth, according to a new report from Lux Research. Looking ahead, the report forecasts demand growth will steady, with PV slated [Read More]


D.C. Mayor Kicks Off Low-Income Solar Program, Accepts SolSmart Award

On Monday, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser kicked off the first cohort of Solar Works DC, a job training program that installs cost-saving solar energy systems on the homes of low-income residents. A joint effort between the district’s Department of [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

Ideal Power To Help Deploy Commercial Solar+Storage Project In Texas

Ideal Power Inc., a power conversion technology company, and W Energies Solar One, a streamlined solar energy provider, have partnered to develop one of the first commercial solar-plus-storage energy projects in North Texas. The project, which will include grid resiliency [Read More]

Darn It! Inc. Taps Beaumont Solar To Nearly Double Rooftop Array

Beaumont Solar, a full-service solar developer and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, and Darn It! Inc., a family-operated distribution and refurbishment business located in New Bedford, Mass., have partnered once again on a successful solar installation. Back in 2011, [Read More]

JinkoSolar Supplies Two Utility-Scale Projects In Virginia

China-based module manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. has announced that it supplied 30 MW AC of PV modules for two solar projects in Virginia to Hecate Energy, a developer, owner and operator of power plants. JinkoSolar says its high-efficiency modules [Read More]

University Of Virginia Increasing Sustainability With Another Solar Project

The University of Virginia (UVA) will expand its portfolio of carbon-free generation and achieve key sustainability targets with another partnership announced with Dominion Energy. Under a 25-year agreement, the university will purchase the entire output of a proposed 120-acre solar [Read More]

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