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A bill that seeks to accelerate the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) by five years, as well as establish an ultimate target of 100% renewables, has been proposed in California. S.B.584 was introduced on Feb. 17 by State Sen. Kevin [Read More]


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Much to the dismay of many environmental advocacy groups, Scott Pruitt was officially sworn in as the 14th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday. Pruitt succeeds Gina McCarthy, who President Barack Obama named EPA head in [Read More]


Vivint Solar Inc., a full-service residential solar provider founded in 2011, has announced a significant milestone, having surpassed more than 100,000 solar energy systems installed for residential solar customers. “To reach this landmark achievement in less than six years is [Read More]

On the heels of a recent federal report finding that the U.S. now employs more than 3 million workers in the clean energy sector, several groups have launched a new social media campaign that encourages companies and workers to share [Read More]


 


SMA America says it has launched its new Power+ Solution to meet the growing demand for fast, cost-effective and high-performing solar solutions. According to SMA America, the new solution combines the proven Sunny Boy US inverter with the TS4-R Module [Read More]

Fronius, a manufacturer of battery charging systems, welding technology and solar inverters, has introduced its Fronius Smart Solution for residential and commercial solar systems. According to the company, its new solution offers flexible system design, shade mitigation, NEC compliance, high performance and [Read More]


In an expansion to the scope of project types that are eligible for financing, Wunder, a financier in the small to midsize commercial solar market, has announced that it now services loan requests up to $1.5 million (previously capped at $1 million) [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

Shortly after Gov. Susana Martinez announced that Facebook plans to use solar energy to help power the tech company’s data center now under development in New Mexico, Affordable Solar has provided some more details about the related solar project. The [Read More]

Vasari Energy Inc., a California-based solar energy developer, says it has signed contracts and letters of intent to develop a target of 235 MW of utility-scale solar photovoltaic projects in Texas that will sell power into the electric grid. With [Read More]

SunPower Corp. and the Cajon Valley Union School District (CVUSD) in California are planning to begin construction of SunPower Helix solar systems at 24 school sites in the El Cajon region of San Diego County this coming spring. According to SunPower, the solar [Read More]

Solar panel manufacturer Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. says that its wholly owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Spain S.L.U., has signed a 50.6 MW solar panel supply agreement with X-ELIO, a Spanish developer and operator of utility-scale PV systems. As [Read More]

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