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NREL Scientists Further Explore ‘Promise’ Of Perovskite Solar Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 06, 2017

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) say they determined that surface recombination limits the performance of polycrystalline perovskite solar cells. According to NREL, considerable research into perovskites at the national lab and elsewhere has [Read More]

Renewable Energy Will Power The Super Bowl

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 03, 2017

As the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons battle it out on the field this Sunday, renewable energy will power Super Bowl LI. NRG Energy Inc. and subsidiary Reliant, a retail electricity provider in Texas, have teamed up with the [Read More]

SolarWorld Doubles Workmanship Warranty On Panels To 20 Years

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 03, 2017

Module manufacturer SolarWorld has doubled the duration of its workmanship warranty on its entire portfolio of solar panel products to 20 years. With the improvement in consumer protection, the company says it is among the first major producers of solar [Read More]

SEIA Offers Universal Disclosure Form For Home Solar Buys

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 03, 2017

As a central component of its consumer protection initiative, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has released a free tool aimed at helping U.S. consumers better understand solar transactions: the SEIA Solar Purchase Disclosure. According to SEIA, the form will [Read More]

Solar Company PROINSO Expands Its U.S. Operations

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 03, 2017

Solar distributor and integrator PROINSO has expanded its operations with a new combined U.S. headquarters and warehouse in West Sacramento, Calif. Eight years after entering the U.S. market, PROINSO says it is pressing ahead with its expansion in the U.S. [Read More]

Maine PUC Issues Rule To Phase Out Solar NEM Rates

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on February 02, 2017

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has made a ruling to gradually phase out retail-rate net energy metering (NEM) in the state, and although it appears the commission tried to find a balanced approach to appease NEM supporters and opponents, [Read More]

Veto Override: Md. Lawmakers Enact Clean Energy Jobs Act

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 02, 2017

On Thursday, the Maryland Senate voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act, legislation to increase the state’s renewable energy goals. Following a similar 88-51 House of Delegates vote just a few days ago, the [Read More]

Facebook ‘Likes’ Solar For New Mexico Data Center

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 02, 2017

Albuquerque, N.M.-based Affordable Solar is building three solar farms to help meet the clean energy needs of a data center social media giant Facebook is constructing in New Mexico. The plans were officially revealed by Gov. Susana Martinez, R-N.M., and [Read More]

SCHMID Develops Process For Texturing Multi-Wafers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 02, 2017

Germany-based equipment provider SCHMID has developed a process for the texturing of diamond-wire-cut multi-wafers that the company says can easily can be integrated into existing production lines. The first modular wet process systems, called DW PreTex, will be shipped in [Read More]

The Top 10 Solar Battleground States Of 2016

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 01, 2017

The vast majority of U.S. states took some form of policy action on distributed solar last year, according to a detailed report from the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center.