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Florida Power & Light Boosts Solar Plans Yet Again

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 04, 2017

Florida Power & Light Co.’s (FPL) utility-scale solar ambitions keep on growing. Building on the company’s recently revealed plans to double down and install about 600 MW of utility-scale projects by early 2018, FPL says it now wants to develop [Read More]

SEPA Officially Combines Forces With SGIP

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 03, 2017

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has completed the process to merge with SGIP under the SEPA brand and organizational umbrella. First announced in January, the merger aims to provide a single source for information and collaboration for utilities and [Read More]

IRENA: Solar Outpaced Wind During Banner Year For Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 31, 2017

Adding to the list of studies highlighting the immense growth of renewables last year, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released a new report that finds global renewable energy generation capacity increased by 161 GW in 2016, making it [Read More]

U.S. Solar Manufacturer Suniva Announces ‘Significant’ Layoffs

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on March 30, 2017

Editor’s note: This article was updated on March 31 to include details about the number of job losses at Suniva’s Georgia plant and then on April 3 to include details about layoffs at the company’s Michigan facility. Citing “continued downward [Read More]

World’s Largest Beer Maker Commits To 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 29, 2017

Cheers to sustainability and a clean energy future! Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer whose brands include Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois, has announced a commitment to secure 100% of the company’s purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025. In [Read More]

SEIA Beefs Up Consumer Education And Protection Efforts

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 29, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar industry, says it is launching a nationwide consumer education campaign to inform and protect solar consumers while further simplifying the process of going solar. Building on [Read More]

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]

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.

New York City Surpasses 100 MW Solar Generation Milestone

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 22, 2017

The Big Apple has hit a big milestone! New York City residents and businesses are using the power of the sun to generate more than 100 MW of clean, renewable power, according to utility Con Edison. The company says its [Read More]