U.S. renewable energy sources set a series of records for domestic electrical generation during the first quarter of 2016, says nonprofit SUN DAY Campaign, which released an analysis of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest “Electric Power Monthly” report. [Read More]


Solaria has announced its new PowerXT 330 W and 400 W modules optimized for residential and commercial rooftops, respectively. The company says the modules are built on its proprietary technology, which utilizes an advanced cell interconnect and module production processes. [Read More]

Sunworks Inc., a California-based provider of solar power solutions, is also a manufacturer of its own solar racking system. The proprietary mounting system (originally purchased from a company in Germany) was recently rebranded as “Rapid Rack,” now a U.S.-made product [Read More]

Less than a week after a small fire occurred at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, NRG Energy, the solar thermal project’s operator and majority owner, has concluded its investigation into the incident. As Solar Industry reported, NRG shut down [Read More]


The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released its latest assessment of leading utility green power programs in the country. Using information provided by utilities, NREL has developed Top 10 rankings of utility green power programs [Read More]

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) has announced that Jane Weissman will step down as its president and CEO on June 30, after leading the U.S. nonprofit since 1994. Larry Sherwood, currently IREC’s vice president and chief operations officer, has [Read More]

California-based Quick Mount PV has introduced its Tile Replacement Mount, which the company says provides a fast and easy way to install solar on tile roofs while protecting against water intrusion. The new mounting solution eliminates messy and time-consuming tile [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

Live Oak Farms, a family-owned grower, packer and shipper of California-grown tomatoes and peppers, has announced the completion of its new 632 kW solar array in Merced County, Calif. Cenergy Power built the ground-mounted system, which features 2,040 solar panels [Read More]

DTE Energy has installed the first of nearly 200,000 total solar panels to be located at the company’s two solar projects in Lapeer, Mich. The utility says the bigger of its Lapeer projects, located on approximately 150 acres off Demille [Read More]

Telamon Corp.’s Energy Solutions division has signed a contract with the City of Carmel, Ind., to develop a solar power project totaling 1.08 MW at two separate locations within the city. The first solar array will be located at Water [Read More]

Renewable energy company Invenergy LLC has received unanimous approval from the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) for a power purchase agreement (PPA) for its proposed 24.9 MW Shoreham Solar Commons facility. Located in the town of Brookhaven in Long Island, [Read More]

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