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Solectria CEO: Trade Case Could Bring Widespread Damage To U.S. Solar Industry

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Written by James D. Worden on August 11, 2017

Editor’s note: With a hearing at the U.S. International Trade Commission set for next week, James D. Worden, CEO of U.S. inverter supplier Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, requested to contribute an op-ed on the Section 201 trade case. The following does [Read More]

Utilities Work To Keep Up With An Ever-Changing Grid

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Written by K Kaufmann on August 07, 2017

“[W]e know the riskiest place to be is to take no risk at all,” said one utility exec at SEPA’s recent Grid Evolution Summit.

Three Major Themes From The First Community Solar Summit

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Written by Tom Hunt on August 01, 2017

In this guest article, developer Clean Energy Collective offers some key takeaways from last week’s industry event in Denver.

California Moving Too Slowly On Customer-Sited Energy Storage

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Written by Laura Gray on July 20, 2017

Despite strong support and a creative push by CALSEIA at Intersolar N.A., a promising energy storage bill has died in committee.

Could Smart Inverters Play A Large Role In Illinois’ Energy Future?

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Written by Rebecca Goold on July 20, 2017

Last week, a federal judge protected Illinois’ Future Energy Jobs Act, which is expected to grow the state’s solar capacity to over 3,000 MW by 2030 – enough to power approximately half-a-million homes. The expected influx in distributed resources like [Read More]

Court Ruling Affirms States’ Authority On Renewable Energy Policy

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Written by Miles Farmer on July 17, 2017

States’ authority to enact clean energy policy was significantly bolstered last week in an important federal district court decision. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed a challenge from fossil fuel companies that objected to an Illinois [Read More]

Session Recaps From Intersolar/ees North America In San Francisco

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Written by Intersolar/ees North America Press Service on July 13, 2017

Here’s a brief round-up of what you might’ve missed during the major co-located solar and energy storage events on Tuesday and Wednesday.

National Lab Marks 40 Years Of Solar Innovation

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Written by Don Gwinner & Wayne Hicks on July 05, 2017

As NREL celebrates its 40th anniversary this month, the laboratory highlights some of its biggest solar research achievements.

New Hampshire Shines In Solar Compromise

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Written by Chris Rauscher on June 27, 2017

In this guest article, The Alliance for Solar Choice discusses what state regulators’ newly issued NEM order means for rooftop solar in New Hampshire.

Investigating The Lifecycle Impact Of Solar Panels

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Written by Erin Vaughan on June 13, 2017

In this guest article, the author argues, “More work needs to be done to calculate solar panels’ impact on the environment from cradle to grave.”