Solar News

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.

SolarWorld Americas Joins Suniva Trade Case

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 25, 2017

SolarWorld, which led the fight on the U.S. government’s previous solar trade actions, has again entered the ring.

Nevada Solar Advocates Praise Advancement Of NEM Bill

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 25, 2017

In a 38-2 vote, the Nevada State Assembly has passed a bill that aims to revive net energy metering (NEM) in the state. The bill, A.B.405, now goes to the state Senate for consideration, with about two weeks left in [Read More]

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]

Suniva’s Trade Case Advances As Government Starts Investigation

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 24, 2017

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided to move forward with an investigation into Suniva’s highly controversial trade petition, which seeks new import tariffs and minimum import prices on all foreign-made crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) solar cells and modules, [Read More]

Solar Energy Industries Association Names New Board Leaders

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 24, 2017

Following a vote by its board of directors, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has announced that Tom Starrs, vice president of market strategy and policy for SunPower Corp., has become chair of the national solar trade group’s board. Michael [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]

Sunnova Unveils PowerStack Solar+Storage Residential Service

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 24, 2017

Residential solar service provider Sunnova Energy Corp. has launched PowerStack, a new solar+storage service plan meant to help maximize a home’s solar energy use day and night. The solar+storage system is customized to the homeowners’ needs based on their average [Read More]

Trump’s Budget Proposal ‘Slashes’ Energy And Environmental Funding

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2017

Many clean energy and environmental advocacy groups, including SEIA, have denounced the proposal.