Solar News

AEE To Next Va. Governor: How To Make Energy ‘Secure, Clean & Affordable’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 23, 2017

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) has delivered a policy memo to the Virginia gubernatorial campaigns of Republican nominee Ed Gillespie and Democratic nominee Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam to outline how advanced energy can transform the Virginia economy. The memo – “Advanced [Read More]

IBM Achieves Renewables, CO2-Reduction Goals Four Years Early

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 23, 2017

Technology giant IBM says it has achieved two major commitments four years ahead of schedule in its efforts to help combat climate change. First, the company has surpassed its goal of procuring 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by [Read More]

PetersenDean Roofing & Solar Plans New Jobs In Nevada

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 22, 2017

A week after Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., signed A.B.405 to restore net energy metering (NEM) and help revive the state’s rooftop solar market, California-based PetersenDean Roofing & Solar has announced plans to expand its current solar division in Nevada. With [Read More]

Energy Dept. Funds Tribal Solar And Wind Projects 

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 22, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs has selected 13 tribal energy projects – including wind, solar, biomass and energy efficiency – to receive funding of $7.8 million. The selections are the result of [Read More]

CALSEIA Unveils 2017 Solar Battle Of The Bands Lineup

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 22, 2017

The competition is on! The California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) has announced the 2017 lineup for the Solar Battle of the Bands, a solar industry party and musical competition that coincides with the Intersolar North America conference. Founded by [Read More]

Clean Energy Advocates Denounce Court Decision On PJM Rules

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on June 21, 2017

An appeals court upheld FERC’s approval of new PJM capacity rules, which opponents argue discriminate against wind and solar.

Two More U.S. Cities Make 100% Renewables Pledge

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 21, 2017

The cities of Sarasota, Fla., and Columbia, S.C., have each made commitments to transition to 100% renewable energy, the Sierra Club has announced. According to the group, the Sarasota City Commission adopted a goal of powering all of Sarasota with [Read More]

New York Offers Funding For Emerging Energy Storage Tech

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 21, 2017

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced that up to $6.3 million is now available for emerging energy storage technologies that have not yet been commercialized but could support renewable power sources in the state. [Read More]

Shoals Technologies Group Secures Investment By Oaktree

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 21, 2017

Solar balance-of-systems company Shoals Technologies Group has announced an investment by funds managed by the Power Opportunities group of Oaktree Capital Management LP. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. Founded in 1996, Shoals designs and manufactures a range of products [Read More]

Consortium Wins Army Contract To Develop Flexible Solar Modules

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 21, 2017

NanoFlex Power Corp., a developer of photovoltaic technologies, has announced it is part of a consortium that was awarded a $6.5 million contract from the Army Research Laboratory’s Army Research Office to develop high-power, flexible, and lightweight solar modules for [Read More]