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The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has unanimously approved a proposed settlement agreement between Xcel Energy and three community solar companies after reconsidering the deal. In February, Xcel announced a compromise with Clean Energy Collective, Community Energy Inc. and SunShare [Read More]

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San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has reached its allotted cap under California’s original net energy metering (NEM) rules, making the investor-owned utility (IOU) the first in the state to officially transition to the new rules, known as NEM 2.0. [Read More]

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, a U.S. commercial PV inverter manufacturer, says it has added premium features and options to its DISCOM and ARCCOM string combiner lines. The company says the new features satisfy the growing needs of PV system designers [Read More]

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) has named new members to its board of directors: Susan Nickey, managing director of Hannon Armstrong; Jim Spencer, president and CEO of EverPower Wind Holdings Inc.; and Patrick Woodson, chairman of E.ON North [Read More]

 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto have come together for the “North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership,” which puts forth a goal of achieving 50% clean power generation in [Read More]

An analysis from IHS Technology reveals the top three North American megawatt-scale solar PV operations and maintenance (O&M) providers of 2015. According to the report, North America’s megawatt-scale PV O&M market revenue hit $300 million last year, with the top [Read More]

Washington, D.C., has taken another major step toward climate action, as the District of Columbia City Council unanimously approved legislation to expand the city’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) from 20% by 2020 to 50% by 2032. The bill, which heads [Read More]

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Suniva Inc., a Georgia-based solar panel manufacturer and member company of Shunfeng International Clean Energy Ltd., has announced that its Optimus solar panels are producing energy at a capped landfill at the Fort Campbell military base in Kentucky. The company [Read More]

Phono Solar, a provider of integrated solar solutions, has delivered 15 MW of 310 W polycrystalline solar modules to Greenskies Renewable Energy, a Connecticut-based turnkey solar energy provider, for the first phase of Greenskies’ Target Corp. solar project portfolio. Phono [Read More]

Mercy Housing Inc., a Colorado-based nonprofit affordable-housing developer, is launching a partnership with Los Angeles-based solar firm Promise Energy Inc. to increase solar energy nationwide. The program involves installing 3 MW or more of new solar capacity across Mercy Housing’s [Read More]

SunPower Corp. and California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) have announced that construction is under way on a 4 MW solar power project at three university parking areas. CSUF will buy the solar power generated by the system under a power [Read More]

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