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Arizona Regulators Approve Solar Compromise

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 17, 2017

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has approved a settlement agreement resolving utility Arizona Public Service’s (APS) comprehensive rate case, thus allowing the state’s largest electricity provider to increase its rates and implementing a key solar compromise. The approval comes after [Read More]

The Home Depot Adding Rooftop Solar Across The U.S.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 17, 2017

The home improvement specialty retailer says it wants to change its large, unused rooftops into mini solar farms.

U.S. Solar Industry Converges In D.C. For Trade Case Hearing

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 15, 2017

On Tuesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission held its long-awaited first hearing on the Section 201 trade case in Washington, D.C.

Germany’s SolarWorld Starts Anew, U.S. Arm Provides Update

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 11, 2017

After reaching an acquisition agreement earlier this week, Germany-based module manufacturer SolarWorld AG has received approval to hand over its German production facilities and its distribution companies in Europe, Asia and Africa to SolarWorld Industries GmbH, a newly formed entity [Read More]

R.I. Governor Celebrates New Legislation To Promote Clean Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 10, 2017

“We have made so much progress toward our clean energy and environmental goals, and this legislation will help us build on that momentum,” said Gov. Gina M. Raimondo.

Citing Asian Competition, Ulbrich Shutters Oregon Plant

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 10, 2017

South Carolina-based Ulbrich Solar Technologies Inc., a PV interconnect ribbon manufacturer and longtime supply-chain partner of SolarWorld Americas, has closed its plant in Hillsboro, Ore., and laid off the facility’s 16 remaining employees. “The decision comes as the North American [Read More]

Enphase Energy CEO Paul Nahi Resigns

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 08, 2017

After more than 10 years at the helm of California-based Enphase Energy Inc., Paul Nahi has stepped down as president and CEO of the major micro-inverter supplier. According to a press release, Tuesday was Nahi’s final day with Enphase; however, [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.

Another Pro-Solar Bill Dies In Maine

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Written by Joseph Bebon on August 03, 2017

For the second consecutive time, state lawmakers narrowly failed to override the governor’s veto of compromise legislation meant to help boost rooftop solar.

SunPower Decides To Offload 8point3 Yieldco

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 02, 2017

Citing “feedback from the market,” SunPower Corp. has decided to stop seeking a replacement partner in 8point3 Energy Partners, a yieldco established with First Solar Inc., and instead follow First Solar in attempting to sell off its stake in the [Read More]