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ComEd Sponsors Community Solar Conference

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SI Staff on Aug 22, 2016

ComEd, a unit of Chicago-based energy provider Exelon Corp., is sponsoring a three-day conference this week on community solar. The conference, titled “The Fundamentals of Community Solar Design and Implementation,” will be held at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago [Read More]

SunLink PowerCare Extends Installation Services Into Northeast

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SI Staff on Aug 18, 2016

The PowerCare team from SunLink Corp. has expanded its installation services into the northeastern U.S. – a move that SunLink claims highlights the demand for its solar engineering, installation, and operations and maintenance (O&M) services for engineering, procurement and construction [Read More]

Vivint Solar Expands Financing Options In Three East Coast States

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SI Staff on Aug 17, 2016

Residential solar provider Vivint Solar has made solar energy system purchases and financing available to homeowners in three of its existing markets: Connecticut, Maryland and South Carolina. “We are excited to expand solar energy system purchases and financing options to [Read More]

State-Sponsored Solar Marketplace For Connecticut Goes Online

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SI Staff on Aug 16, 2016

With EnergySage as an exclusive online partner, the Connecticut Green Bank has launched GoSolarCT.com. The new website allows Connecticut homeowners to research and comparison-shop for solar and helps local solar installers grow their businesses. The entire EnergySage offering has been integrated [Read More]

Trina Solar Partners With Cirque du Soleil

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SI Staff on Aug 15, 2016

China-based solar panel manufacturer Trina Solar has announced a marketing and brand partnership with Cirque du Soleil. Trina Solar says it will become the entertainment provider’s first-ever official solar partner in the U.S. “This partnership is a natural fit for [Read More]

Electronics Distributor Smith Enters Solar Market

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SI Staff on Aug 10, 2016

Houston-based Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, has expanded into the solar industry through its acquisition of ONTILITY’s solar distribution and service business. ONTILITY, a wholesale distributor of solar equipment and provider of solar design and consulting [Read More]

BlueWave Brings Its Solar Loans To The Carolinas

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SI Staff on Aug 08, 2016

Boston-based fintech company BlueWave has brought its solar loan product to North Carolina and South Carolina. The company says this will enable local homeowners looking to finance their solar systems to sign up for a BlueWave Home Solar Loan. The [Read More]

Law School’s Energy Clinic Nets Grant To Promote Community Solar

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SI Staff on Aug 04, 2016

The Energy Clinic at the Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE) at Vermont Law School has announced an $80,000 grant from The John Merck Fund to enable faculty and student clinicians to expand the reach of their community solar [Read More]

John Hancock Backs CleanCapital’s Solar Portfolio Offering

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SI Staff on Aug 03, 2016

With support from John Hancock Life Insurance Co., CleanCapital, a newly launched fintech company, has closed its first financing offering. The company says the offering allowed individual private investors to invest directly into a diversified portfolio of 14 distributed solar [Read More]

Sunrun Boosts Working Capital Facility To $250 Million

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SI Staff on Aug 02, 2016

U.S. residential solar company Sunrun Inc. has completed a $45 million increase to its corporate working capital facility, reaching a total commitment level of $250 million. Based on the terms of the loan, all $250 million in commitments are currently [Read More]