New & Noteworthy – Page 10

U.S. Solar Market Had Its Biggest Quarter Ever

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 13, 2016

The U.S. solar industry installed almost 2 MW of PV every hour during the third quarter, according to a new report.

Bill Gates Unveils $1 Billion Clean Energy Investment Fund

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 13, 2016

Members of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition (BEC), a group led by tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates, have established a new investment fund. Called Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), the fund will invest more than $1 billion to finance emerging energy [Read More]

IEA Report Highlights Global Shift Away From Coal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 12, 2016

Growth in global coal demand will stall over the next five years as the appetite for the fuel wanes and other energy sources gain ground, according to the latest coal forecast from the International Energy Agency (IEA). In a new [Read More]

PG&E Nears Solar Milestone, Start Of NEM 2.0

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 09, 2016

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has announced the investor-owned utility (IOU) will soon reach a milestone of 2,409 MW of installed private rooftop solar capacity on its energy grid, representing more than 275,000 solar customers in northern and central [Read More]

Brattle Group: Renewables Investments Eclipse RPS Mandates

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 09, 2016

The U.S. electric power industry has been investing in renewable resources well beyond states’ renewable portfolio standards (RPS) and targets in some regions, according to a new report from The Brattle Group. The report says the majority of these “beyond-RPS” [Read More]

SunPower Cutting 2,500 More Jobs Under Restructuring Plan

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 08, 2016

CEO Tom Werner says the vertically integrated solar firm’s restructuring program will “position the company for sustained, long-term profitability.”

SDG&E: San Diego Surpasses 100,000 Private Rooftop Solar Arrays

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 08, 2016

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is touting a clean energy milestone: As of Nov. 30, the utility has connected more than 100,000 private rooftop solar systems to its power grid. “Connecting 100,000 private solar rooftops is a clean energy [Read More]

Enphase Energy Sheds O&M Subsidiary Next Phase Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 07, 2016

Enphase Energy Inc., a California-based technology provider specializing in solar micro-inverters, has offloaded essentially all of the assets of its Next Phase Solar subsidiary. Enphase purchased Next Phase Solar, an operations and maintenance (O&M) provider, in 2015. Last month, though, [Read More]

Google To Reach 100% Renewables Goal In 2017

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 06, 2016

Internet giant Google has announced it is poised to power 100% of its global operations with renewable energy in 2017. According to a company blog from Urs Holzle, senior vice president for technical infrastructure, Google, touting itself as “the world’s [Read More]

Panasonic-Backed Coronal Seeks To Acquire More Solar Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 06, 2016

Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, has announced plans to increase the number of solar PV projects it will acquire in 2017 and 2018. The California-based company says its new Solar Acquisition Program will expand its North American solar pipeline, which [Read More]