In a 4-1 vote on Thursday, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) approved Georgia Power’s revised 2016 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), under which the utility will add 1.6 GW of new solar and other renewable energy by 2021. The new [Read More]


Nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives has announced a partnership with the University of California, Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) to integrate research into GRID projects providing solar power to communities around the world that lack access to electricity. [Read More]

A new analysis includes encouraging forecasts for grid-connected energy storage, which could play a pivotal role in the future of renewables integration and development.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced a total of $11 million for 16 projects intended to develop innovative, early-stage solutions in both photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP). According to [Read More]


Minnesota Power has announced it is seeking proposals for additional renewable energy from large-scale projects, as well as from customer-driven resources. The utility says the search is part of the company’s broad resource evaluation process to further its EnergyForward strategy, [Read More]

Distributed generation (DG) is on the verge of disrupting the power sector, bringing power generation, notably from renewable sources, and integration at or near the location of use, according to a new report from Lux Research. The traditional power industry [Read More]

China-based manufacturer Yingli Solar has announced that its TwinMAX 60-cell dual-glass modules (including standard and bifacial series) have passed the IEC61215/61730 tests. The company says these standards ensure the performance and safety of the modules, which it recently commercialized. The [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

Williams College and the Town of Williamstown, Mass., have signed an agreement that moves forward a previously stalled solar energy project that will provide renewable energy to town facilities, the fire district and the regional school district. Williams College says [Read More]

Stellar Solar, a California-based commercial and residential solar installer, has completed nearly all of a planned 125.5 kW installation at San Rafael Parish in the Rancho Bernardo neighborhood of San Diego, pending inspections and certification. The photovoltaic system uses 408 [Read More]

Community solar company Clean Energy Collective (CEC) has announced that the municipality of Universal City, Texas, is making a significant purchase in its CPS Energy Roofless Community Solar Array, a 1.2 MW project located about 15 miles south in St. [Read More]

JinkoSolar has officially signed three power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (Comision Federal de Electricidad, or CFE) for the three projects totaling 188 MW AC that the company was awarded in April under Mexico’s first long-term electricity [Read More]

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