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The Top Utilities Of 2016 For Solar And Energy Storage

Every year, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) crowns the top U.S. utilities for solar, and with the release of its 10th annual utility market survey, the group has now launched additional rankings for the utilities leading on energy storage. [Read More]


Recent Solar News

Ricoh Unveils Solar Project, Commits To 100% Renewables

Ricoh USA Inc., the regional arm of Japan-based imaging and electronics company Ricoh Co. Ltd., has announced a new solar array is powering its West Caldwell, N.J., office facility. The array, which is roughly 1.3 times the size of a [Read More]


Hawaiian Electric Touts Renewable Energy Milestones

To mark Earth Day 2017, utility company Hawaiian Electric highlighted its progress in replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy and reducing greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. The company, including subsidiaries Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light, provides power to 95% of residents [Read More]

REC Launches New 72-Cell TwinPeak Multicrystalline Panel

Panel maker REC has begun commercial production of a high-power 72-cell multicrystalline solar panel. Rated up to 350 Wp, the REC TwinPeak 2S 72 panel can compete with products of similar size using monocrystalline and mono-PERC technology by providing more [Read More]


 


Sunnova Closes $615M Funding Round With Credit Suisse

Residential solar company Sunnova Energy Corp. has closed a funding round that includes a private placement by its subsidiary, Helios Issuer LLC, of approximately $255 million aggregate principal amount of asset-backed notes. Credit Suisse acted as the sole structuring agent [Read More]

Starbucks Signals New Approach To Renewable Energy

While everyone on social media was debating about Starbucks’ limited-release Unicorn Frappuccino, the giant coffee company revealed some details about the corporation’s new renewable energy strategy. In 2015, Starbucks joined RE100, a global initiative of influential businesses committed to 100% [Read More]


EIA Examines Use Of Solar Trackers Among U.S. Projects

More than 50% of the operating utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the U.S. use some form of tracking technology, and those systems tend to be located in the Southwest, where solar resources are more favorable, according to a new [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

TVA Installing Solar Next To Memphis Natural Gas Plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has announced it is adding more solar to its generation portfolio with the construction of a solar facility at the Allen combined-cycle natural gas plant site in Memphis. The 1 MW project will be the [Read More]

Invenergy Breaks Ground On Solar Project At Former N.Y. Golf Course

Chicago-based clean energy company Invenergy LLC has broken ground on its Shoreham Solar Commons facility, a 24.9 MW solar project located in the town of Brookhaven in Long Island, N.Y. Invenergy is building the project at the former Tallgrass Golf [Read More]

Canadian Solar Nets Project Financing From Prudential, U.S. Bank

Canadian Solar Inc. has secured financing for its 92 MW IS-42 solar power project near Fayetteville, N.C. The financing is in the form of a debt facility with Prudential Capital Group and a tax equity investment commitment from U.S. Bancorp [Read More]

Hawaiian Electric And NRG Reach Deal On 49 MW Solar Project

Hawaiian Electric Co. has reached a power purchase agreement (PPA) with developer NRG Energy Inc. to buy electricity generated by the Kawailoa Solar facility on the north shore of Oahu. Upon completion, the 49 MW Kawailoa Solar array will be [Read More]

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