New & Noteworthy

Environment America Solar Campaign Takes Aim At Fossil Fuel Interests

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 02, 2016

Environment America has launched a Stand Up for Solar campaign, which the advocacy group says will redouble its efforts to defend solar policies from utilities and fossil fuel groups pushing anti-solar agendas in state legislatures and regulatory agencies across the [Read More]

Regulators Green-Light Extension Of PSE&G Solar Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 01, 2016

New Jersey-based Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) has received approval from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to extend its Solar 4 All program. PSE&G says the ruling authorizes the utility to invest up to $80 [Read More]

SolarCity Enters Florida After Voters Rejected Amendment 1

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 01, 2016

California-based PV installer SolarCity is entering the Florida residential market and suggests the recent rejection of a state ballot measure helped solidify the decision. The company, now a subsidiary of Tesla, says in a new blog post that the choice [Read More]

Report: Renewables Provided 15% Of U.S. Electricity In First Three Quarters

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 30, 2016

Renewable energy sources provided 15.1% of net U.S. electrical generation during the first three quarters of this year, according to nonprofit SUN DAY Campaign, which cites data from the latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Electric Power Monthly [Read More]

What To Expect At The Solar Canada 2016 Trade Show

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 30, 2016

The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) and Hannover Fairs (Canada) Inc. have announced the CanSIA Solar Canada 2016 Conference and Exhibition program. Canadian and international solar power and renewable energy stakeholders will gather at this year’s event at the Toronto [Read More]

How The Global Solar Market Could Shake Out This Year And Next

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 29, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, Mercom Capital Group has released its latest solar installation forecasts.

NREL Study Details Continued Growth Of U.S. Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 23, 2016

A new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) further verifies what many other studies have found: Renewable energy has continued to flourish in the U.S. According to NREL, its 2015 Renewable Energy Data Book shows that U.S. renewable [Read More]

NRG Acquires Solar And Wind Assets From SunEdison

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 23, 2016

NRG Energy has wrapped up the previously announced acquisition of a large renewable project portfolio in the U.S. from bankrupt SunEdison. In September, NRG revealed that it had received court approval for the deal with SunEdison, which filed for Chapter [Read More]

Chernobyl, Site Of Nuclear Disaster, To Get Solar Power Makeover

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 21, 2016

Two Chinese companies plan to start constructing a massive solar PV project in Chernobyl, Ukraine – home of the infamous nuclear power plant disaster – next year. In a press release, GCL System Integration Technology Co. Ltd. (GCL-SI), a subsidiary [Read More]

Amazon To Bring More Solar Online Via Dominion

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 18, 2016

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, and Dominion have extended their solar partnership and announced plans to add five new solar farms totaling 180 MW across Virginia. The solar facilities are expected to enter into service in late 2017. [Read More]