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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]


Recent Solar News

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]


Dominion Issues RFI On Renewable Energy Generation

Virginia-based Dominion Energy has issued a request for information (RFI) to identify market participants interested in providing renewable generation purchase options to the company. The RFI supports the energy company’s proposed continuous renewable generation (CRG) rate schedules, recently filed with [Read More]

Environmental Groups, Solar Developer Reach Settlement Agreement

The Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and Panoche Valley Solar LLC (a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Development Inc.) have entered into a settlement agreement concerning the size [Read More]


 


New York Governor Expects Transmission Upgrade To Boost Renewables

In an effort to strengthen the reliability of New York’s electric power grid and enable more upstate renewables to connect to the statewide power system, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced plans to rebuild 78 miles of power transmission [Read More]

U.S. House Rolls Out 100% Renewable Energy Bill

The House version of a landmark 100% clean energy bill rolled out earlier this year has been introduced by U.S. Reps. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.; Jared Huffman, D-Calif.; and Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash. According to the lawmakers, the “100 [Read More]


SolarWorld Americas Launches Secondary Warranty Program

Oregon-based manufacturer SolarWorld Americas Inc. has announced the SolarWorld Assurance Warranty Protection Program, which the company says features supplemental protection plans for residential and small commercial customers. SolarWorld Americas’ standard coverage includes a 20-year product warranty and a 25-year performance [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

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]

Key Equipment Finance Backs 16 Community Solar Projects In Mass.

Key Equipment Finance, an affiliate of KeyCorp, has announced it provided financing for 16 community solar projects across Massachusetts for developers Clean Energy Collective (CEC) and ENGIE. Using financing from Key Equipment Finance, CEC and ENGIE will own and operate the [Read More]

Connecticut Wire Manufacturer Adds Rooftop Solar

Kingspan Energy, a subsidiary of Ireland-based Kingspan Group, has completed a rooftop solar project for Ulbrich Shaped Wire, a division of Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals, in North Haven, Conn. Kingspan says it installed over 500 Hanwha 72-cell 330W [Read More]

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