New & Noteworthy – Page 2

U.S. Loses Top Spot Among Most ‘Attractive’ Renewables Markets

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

The U.S. is no longer the most enticing renewable energy market for investors, according to EY’s latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI). China and India have surpassed the U.S. at the top of the index, a bi-annual ranking of [Read More]

DTE Energy Plans To Slash Emissions 80% By 2050

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

As part of a new plan to reduce its carbon emissions by more than 80% by 2050, Detroit-based DTE Energy will incorporate “substantially more” renewable energy. The energy company says it will also transition its 24/7 power sources from coal [Read More]

Solar Developer 8minutenergy Spreads Into Energy Storage Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

8minutenergy Renewables LLC, an independent solar power developer, has announced it expanded into the energy storage market with a 1 GW project pipeline. The company says its core energy storage team includes experts with over 100 years of combined experience [Read More]

Women Of Wind Energy Rebrands To Reflect Expansion Into Other Cleantech

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

After announcing plans to expand its scope beyond wind power last November, Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) has officially changed its name and become Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), pronounced “rise.” Founded in 2005, the group promotes [Read More]

SolarWorld Americas Pushes Forward Despite Parent’s Insolvency

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 15, 2017

The U.S.-based PV manufacturer has broken its silence and issued a statement after its German parent company entered court proceedings.

Vivint Solar Expands Sales Tactics With New Retail Channel

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 12, 2017

Residential solar provider Vivint Solar has announced the launch of a new retail sales channel. The company says it is starting with kiosks at retail locations in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Utah by the end of June [Read More]

How Are Major Solar Players Holding Up Amid Market Challenges?

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 11, 2017

They don’t call it a “solar coaster” for nothing: The industry has a long history of ups and downs, and unfortunately, a number of companies such as Sungevity, Suniva, SolarWorld AG and Ten K Solar have recently announced some major [Read More]

U.S. Manufacturer Ten K Solar ‘Discontinuing Current Operation’

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 11, 2017

Citing “significant price pressures,” Ten K Solar, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of PV modules and integrated systems, has announced it is “discontinuing its current operation.” Founded as a promising start-up in 2008, the company has been making and providing solar hardware [Read More]

SolarWorld AG Files For Insolvency Proceedings

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 10, 2017

Is this the fall of a solar giant? The German manufacturer cites “ongoing price erosion” and reiterates its claims against cheap Chinese panels.

How Military Solar-Powered Microgrids Could Boost National Security

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Written by Allison Mills on May 10, 2017

New research says distributed microgrid tech can secure the electrical grids at military bases to reduce the impact of cyberattacks, physical attacks from terrorists, and natural disasters.