New & Noteworthy

D.C. Launches Low-Income Solar Program With GRID

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 26, 2017

The Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) and the Department of Employment Services (DOES) have partnered to develop Solar Works DC, a low-income solar installation and job training program in Washington, D.C. To implement the first year of the program, [Read More]

Solar Provided The Most Global Renewable Energy Jobs In 2016

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 25, 2017

The International Renewable Energy Agency has released its new annual report on global employment.

PJM Capacity Auction Procures Chunk Of Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 25, 2017

During its annual capacity auction, regional transmission organization PJM Interconnection recently procured 165,109 MW of resources for the period of June 1, 2020, to May 31, 2021. This included 504.3 MW of wind resources and 119 MW of solar resources. [Read More]

Swinerton’s SOLV Opens Renewable Energy Operations And Control Center

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 24, 2017

SOLV, a Swinerton company, has completed its new Operations and Control Center (OCC) in San Diego. Construction on the 7,000-square-foot facility began in December 2016, and the facility will now serve as the home office for the SOLV team. SOLV [Read More]

GE Unit Surpasses $15B In Renewable Energy Investments

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 23, 2017

GE Energy Financial Services, a business unit of GE, has surpassed $15 billion in renewable energy investments across wind, solar and other renewable energy projects globally. Over the past three years, GE Energy Financial Services has committed to invest approximately [Read More]

SolarWorld Americas Warns Workers About Impending Mass Layoff

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 22, 2017

SolarWorld Americas, which operates a large PV manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Ore., has notified all of its workers about an impending mass layoff and potential plant closure. Ben Santarris, head of corporate communications at SolarWorld Americas, tells Solar Industry that [Read More]

GRID Alternatives, SEIA Kick Off Women In Solar Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 22, 2017

Nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives has launched its national Women in Solar Program, which the organization describes as an effort to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive solar industry by providing pathways to technical careers for women, highlighting the voices [Read More]

How A Team Blew The Lid Off The Arkansas Solar Market

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Written by K Kaufmann on May 19, 2017

Two electric cooperatives, one defense contractor, a solar developer – and a whole lot of other people who had never talked or thought much about renewable energy – completed a notable project last year.

LEGO Achieves 100% Renewables Goal Three Years Early

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 19, 2017

Having supported the development of more than 160 MW of renewable energy since 2012, the LEGO Group has achieved its 100% renewable energy target three years ahead of schedule, the Danish toy manufacturing giant has announced. The company’s latest renewable [Read More]

With New Project Pipeline, PG&E Program Offers Customers Cheaper Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 19, 2017

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has announced the cost to participate in its 100% solar energy program has dropped by 30% for residential customers and by nearly 50% for some business customers. According to the utility, this significant cost [Read More]