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Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel E. Bowser has signed into law a bill that increases the district’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) from 20% by 2020 to 50% by 2032 – with a 5% solar carve-out. The District of Columbia City Council [Read More]

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Bankrupt renewables company SunEdison has announced it is working with its two yieldcos, TerraForm Power and TerraForm Global, to explore selling SunEdison’s controlling Class B shares in both companies. According to a press release, this initiative will be conducted through [Read More]

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has released its 2015 Solar Market Snapshot, which tracks key trends and market insights in the U.S. market for solar and other distributed energy resources. Based on SEPA’s annual Solar Market Survey of utilities [Read More]

As various reports continue to underscore the importance of solar-friendly policies in the U.S., a startling analysis from across the pond reveals one-third of U.K. solar jobs have been lost in the past year and a further 30% of U.K. [Read More]

 

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]

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]

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Projects & Contracts

E.ON Climate & Renewables North America LLC has signed an agreement with utility Tucson Electric Power (TEP) to provide frequency response and voltage control from a grid-scale, 10 MW battery energy storage facility with a 2 MW solar array. The [Read More]

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]

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