The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), in partnership with the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association (TVPPA), has awarded 10 MW of solar capacity to seven local power companies (LPCs) that applied through TVA’s Distributed Solar Solutions (DSS) pilot program. Once completed, [Read More]
Sunlight Financial, a provider of financing for residential solar systems, and Technology Credit Union (Tech CU), a credit union based in Silicon Valley, have announced the expansion of their partnership and residential solar loan program. Tech CU will commit up [Read More]
The government-funded SolSmart program has added to its list of leading cities and counties that are working to lower barriers to solar development.
On a bright, sunny Minnesota spring day, with solar panels in the background, Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced that the state is enjoying dramatic growth in solar power, adding nearly as much new solar capacity in just the first [Read More]
Texas-based utility TXU Energy has announced Free Nights & Solar Days, a time-of-use program combining its Right Time Pricing Plan with a new option for customers to go 100% renewable. “This is the best of both worlds – our customers [Read More]
The federal probe of two major solar companies also raises a broader question about sales tactics and consumer protection.
U.S. utility-scale solar installations – including both photovoltaic (PV) and thermal technologies – grew at an average rate of 72% per year between 2010 and 2016, faster than any other generating technologies, according to a new analysis from the U.S. [Read More]
The Santa Barbara County, Calif., board of supervisors has received a five-year update on the Calle Real solar array showing that the project has performed beyond expectations. According to a county announcement, the solar array was projected to produce 8.9 [Read More]
Wind and solar power provided more than half of the new electrical generating capacity added to the U.S. grid during the first quarter of the year, says a new report from the SUN DAY Campaign, citing statistics from the Federal [Read More]
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]