Solar News

Sunrun Marks Expansion Into Midwest Solar Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 29, 2017

Sunrun Inc. has announced it is expanding its footprint into Wisconsin, marking the national residential solar company’s entrance into the Midwest region. “We are excited to bring affordable clean energy solutions to homeowners in Wisconsin,” says Lynn Jurich, CEO of [Read More]

Trump Executive Order Takes Aim At Clean Power Plan

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on March 28, 2017

President Donald Trump has issued an executive order on “energy independence,” which focuses on dismantling the Clean Power Plan (CPP) – what Trump vowed to do before he was even elected president. The Obama administration’s climate change initiative – which [Read More]

Danfoss To Set Up Power Module Shop In N.Y., Partner With GE

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 28, 2017

Danfoss Silicon Power (DSP), a unit of the Denmark-based Danfoss Group, has announced it is establishing U.S. production of silicon-carbide (SiC) power modules in Utica, N.Y., and entering into a collaboration with industrial giant General Electric (GE). The SiC power [Read More]

ORIX USA And IGS Solar Team Up On C&I Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 28, 2017

ORIX USA, a division of integrated financial services group ORIX Corp., has announced a partnership with IGS Solar, a turnkey commercial and residential solar provider, under which the companies will develop, acquire and operate a nationwide portfolio of commercial and [Read More]

A Closer Look At The U.S.’ Historic Solar Jobs Growth

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 28, 2017

The Solar Foundation has revealed new state- and local-level data highlighting the impact of the solar employment boom last year.

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]