New & Noteworthy – Page 10

Vivint Solar Expands Footprint Into Rhode Island

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 03, 2017

Residential solar provider Vivint Solar has announced its expansion into Rhode Island and expects to hire between 10 and 20 employees in the state in the coming months. The company says it now operates in 16 states, including Arizona, California, [Read More]

Dominion Virginia Power Plans Major Solar Boost

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 02, 2017

Citing the declining costs of solar, the utility has proposed adding at least 5.2 GW of the renewable energy over the next 25 years.

Survey Gauges New England Homeowners’ Thoughts After Going Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2017

“Solar is creating more informed and energy-conscious consumers, and the product is now part of mainstream American culture,” says Mark Durrenberger, president of Massachusetts-based solar installer New England Clean Energy. Durrenberger cites the results of his company’s recent customer insights [Read More]

GRID Alternatives, Connecticut Green Bank Kick Off Low-Income Solar Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2017

U.S. nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives has marked its expansion into the Connecticut market through a collaboration with the Connecticut Green Bank to install no-cost solar on multifamily affordable housing units across the state. The expansion was announced at a [Read More]

Bankrupt Suniva Initiates U.S. Solar Trade Case

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on April 27, 2017

Editor’s note: Originally published on April 26, this article has been updated to include additional comments and analysis. Bankrupt solar manufacturer Suniva has filed a petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) seeking new import tariffs on solar cells [Read More]

Newly Formed Solar Spectrum Concludes Buyout Of Sungevity

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 27, 2017

Following approval from a bankruptcy court, California-based rooftop solar company Sungevity Inc. has sold substantially all of its assets to Solar Spectrum, a newly formed company backed by an investment group led by Minnesota-based private equity firm Northern Pacific Group. [Read More]

Duke Energy Emissions Goal Includes Big Investment In Clean Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 27, 2017

Charlotte, N.C.-based Duke Energy has established an aggressive goal to reduce carbon emissions 40% from 2005 levels by 2030, as well as invest $11 billion in renewables and natural gas, according to the company’s 2016 sustainability report. Today, 38% of [Read More]

The Top Utilities Of 2016 For Solar And Energy Storage

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 26, 2017

The Smart Electric Power Alliance reveals which U.S. utilities led the pack for the most new megawatts installed.

The Role Of Solar In A Smart Meter World

Contributors
Written by Ken Boyce on April 25, 2017

A UL expert explains how smart electric meters can help utilities and serve as a boon for solar power.

Ricoh Unveils Solar Project, Commits To 100% Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 25, 2017

Ricoh USA Inc., the regional arm of Japan-based imaging and electronics company Ricoh Co. Ltd., has announced a new solar array is powering its West Caldwell, N.J., office facility. The array, which is roughly 1.3 times the size of a [Read More]