Solar News

Elon Musk: Tesla Will Start Taking Solar Roof Tile Orders In April

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 27, 2017

Tesla will start taking orders for its new solar roof tiles in April, according to company CEO Elon Musk. Rather than issue an official announcement, however, the billionaire entrepreneur confirmed the plans in response to a question about the solar [Read More]

National Lab Research Could Pave Way For Novel Solar Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 27, 2017

Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time photoconversion processes, according to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. “Our latest ultrafast [Read More]

Solaria Joins California Solar Energy Industries Association

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 27, 2017

Module provider Solaria Corp. has joined the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) as the trade group’s newest member. “We are proud to have Solaria join CALSEIA to support its mission of expanding the use of clean, solar technologies throughout [Read More]

New York Awards $11 Million For Community Microgrids

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 24, 2017

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has awarded $11 million in funding for 11 microgrid projects across the state as part of the second stage of the NY Prize Community Microgrid competition. As NYSERDA explains, microgrids [Read More]

Panasonic Introduces Trio Of All-Black Solar Panels

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 24, 2017

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America has added three new models to its HIT series of residential solar PV panels. According to the company, its new N320K, N315K and N310K panels are able to produce 320 W, 315 W and 310 [Read More]

JinkoSolar Donates Panels To Nonprofit GRID Alternatives

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 24, 2017

JinkoSolar has announced its latest philanthropic partnership with U.S. nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives, under which the manufacturer will donate over 620 kW of its modules to GRID. JinkoSolar says its contribution will help GRID Alternatives meet its goal of [Read More]

Enel Green Power North America Inaugurates New Headquarters

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 24, 2017

Enel Green Power North America Inc. (EGP-NA) recently cut the ribbon at its new North American headquarters in Andover, Mass. EGP-NA, part of the renewable energies division of the Italy-based Enel Group, owns and operates renewable energy projects in North [Read More]

Stanford Solar Policy Guide Urges U.S. Collaboration With China

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 23, 2017

Backed by a U.S. Department of Energy grant, the Stanford study makes some intriguing and perhaps controversial recommendations.

NV Energy, Solar Installers Request NEM Grandfathering Extension

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 23, 2017

The long battle over net energy metering (NEM) in Nevada hasn’t always been pleasant – and it still isn’t over – but when utility NV Energy and solar stakeholders reached a compromise to grandfather in existing rooftop solar customers under [Read More]

SOLV Deploys QOS O&M Software For 1 GW Solar Portfolio

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 23, 2017

SOLV, an independent solar operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider, has begun deployment of QOS Energy’s Qantum software to monitor and support the O&M of over 1 GW of solar projects in the U.S. According to QOS Energy, Qantum is [Read More]