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A group of tech and solar organizations and companies – including TechNet, Sierra Club, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Vote Solar, The Alliance for Solar Choice, the California Solar Energy Industries Association, and SolarCity – has released a paper [Read More]

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As analysts, Wall Street and solar sector stakeholders continue to debate the merits of Tesla Motors’ recent bid to acquire SolarCity, Elon Musk has posted a blog titled “Master Plan, Part Deux” on Tesla’s website. As the billionaire, who is [Read More]

A coalition of over 150 local businesses and institutions ranging from farms and credit unions, to hotels, main street shops, manufacturers and solar companies has sent a joint letter to the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) urging the regulators to [Read More]

Residential solar company Vivint Solar Inc. has teamed up with Renovate America to offer property-assessed clean energy (PACE) financing – first throughout California then nationwide. By providing Renovate America’s Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) program offering as its PACE financing [Read More]

 

The good news is that it appears homeowners in Louisiana are embracing residential solar; the bad news is that the state has already reached a tax credit limit for purchased systems. As the Louisiana Department of Revenue explains in a [Read More]

Harvard University researchers say they have identified a new class of high-performing organic molecules, inspired by vitamin B2, that can safely store electricity from intermittent energy sources – such as wind and solar power – in large batteries. According to [Read More]

Sunrun Inc. has closed a $33 million non-recourse term loan facility to support the growth of its residential solar business in Maryland, Massachusetts and New Jersey. The company says it will use the five-year loan, provided by an undisclosed financial [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

The Avon Central School District has completed New York’s largest public school solar project to date. Located at 245 Clinton St. in Avon, the 1.5 MW off-site, ground-mounted solar array is expected to save the district $1.6 million over 25 [Read More]

Hawaiian Electric Co. and the U.S. Department of the Navy have announced plans to build a 28 MW solar facility at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, West Loch Annex in Honolulu. Hawaiian Electric says it will build, own and operate [Read More]

Hong Kong-based Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. has acquired 22 MW of U.S. solar projects from Greenleaf-TNX and SunPeak Universal Holdings Inc. Pursuant to the agreement with the seller group, Sky Capital America Inc., Sky Solar’s wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, acquired [Read More]

Array Technologies Inc. (ATI) has finalized shipments of its DuraTrack HZ v3 single-axis trackers to the 191 MW Springbok 2 solar farm, which is located 70 miles north of Los Angeles and is expected to reach operation before the end [Read More]

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