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Elon Musk: Tesla Will Start Taking Solar Roof Tile Orders In April

Tesla will start taking orders for its new solar roof tiles in April, according to company CEO Elon Musk. Rather than issue an official announcement, however, the billionaire entrepreneur confirmed the plans in response to a question about the solar [Read More]

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National Lab Research Could Pave Way For Novel Solar Cells

Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time photoconversion processes, according to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. “Our latest ultrafast [Read More]

New York Awards $11 Million For Community Microgrids

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has awarded $11 million in funding for 11 microgrid projects across the state as part of the second stage of the NY Prize Community Microgrid competition. As NYSERDA explains, microgrids [Read More]

Panasonic Introduces Trio Of All-Black Solar Panels

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America has added three new models to its HIT series of residential solar PV panels. According to the company, its new N320K, N315K and N310K panels are able to produce 320 W, 315 W and 310 [Read More]


NV Energy, Solar Installers Request NEM Grandfathering Extension

The long battle over net energy metering (NEM) in Nevada hasn’t always been pleasant – and it still isn’t over – but when utility NV Energy and solar stakeholders reached a compromise to grandfather in existing rooftop solar customers under [Read More]

SOLV Deploys QOS O&M Software For 1 GW Solar Portfolio

SOLV, an independent solar operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider, has begun deployment of QOS Energy’s Qantum software to monitor and support the O&M of over 1 GW of solar projects in the U.S. According to QOS Energy, Qantum is [Read More]

Utah Sounds Death Knell For Residential Solar Incentive

Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed into law a bill that will fully phase out the state’s residential solar tax credit. Utah homeowners can currently claim a $2,000 income tax credit for installing rooftop solar, but the new law [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

First Solar Adds To Its Australian Project Portfolio

U.S.-based vertically integrated solar company First Solar Inc. is adding to its portfolio in Australia, having reached financial close for the Manildra Solar Farm in New South Wales (NSW). The company says the 48.5 MW AC project will feature approximately [Read More]

City Of Pittsfield, Ameresco Complete Landfill Solar Project

The City of Pittsfield, Mass., and Ameresco Inc., an energy efficiency and renewable energy company, have announced that a new municipal solar array is now operational at a former landfill located off of East Street. In 2015, the city contracted [Read More]

UMass Boston To Save Up To $5M With Solar Contract

A new 3.9 MW solar installation built atop Boston Business Park is expected to help the University of Massachusetts, Boston (UMass Boston) avoid up to $5 million in energy costs over the next 20 years through virtual net metering, according [Read More]

GE Unit Builds Solar Projects Throughout Northeast

Through its Current subsidiary, General Electric (GE) has been building solar projects both for itself and for a diverse range of customers in the U.S. Northeast. The global conglomerate first established Boston-based Current in late 2015 as a start-up unit [Read More]

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