New & Noteworthy – Page 5

GameChange Announces Capital Intro Program To Fund Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

GameChange Solar, a manufacturer of fixed-tilt and tracker solar racking systems, says it has expanded its capital introduction program to fund solar projects across the U.S. to over $2 billion in available capital. The company says the program is primarily [Read More]

Toy Maker Hasbro Commits To 100% Renewables, Carbon Neutrality

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

Hasbro Inc., a global toy maker whose brands include Nerf, Play-Doh, Monopoly and My Little Pony, has set a goal of achieving 100% renewable energy and carbon neutrality across its owned and operated global operations. Hasbro, which is headquartered out [Read More]

U.S. Solar, Wind Exceed 10% Of Monthly Generation For First Time

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

For the first time, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), monthly electricity generation from wind and solar (including utility-scale plants and small-scale systems) has exceeded 10% of total U.S. electricity generation. Citing March data for its Electric Power [Read More]

Investigating The Lifecycle Impact Of Solar Panels

Contributors
Written by Erin Vaughan on June 13, 2017

In this guest article, the author argues, “More work needs to be done to calculate solar panels’ impact on the environment from cradle to grave.”

Residential Solar Company Sunnova Raises Almost $1 Billion 

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 13, 2017

Residential solar service provider Sunnova Energy Corp. has raised aggregate capital of nearly $1 billion in the past three months after closing a $140 million round of debt funding with CIT Group and other investors this past week, with CohnReznick [Read More]

Solaria And CleanFund Partner On Commercial BIPV Financing

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 13, 2017

Solaria Corp., a provider of solar module technologies, and CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, a commercial property-assessed clean energy (C-PACE) financier, have partnered to offer long-term financing for commercial building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) projects. BIPV, which Solaria commonly refers to as “architectural [Read More]

Global Status Report: Renewables Thrive, But More Progress Needed

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 12, 2017

A new report on the state of the global renewable energy industry outlines a few trends for another “record-breaking” year for renewables: Additions in installed renewable capacity set new records in 2016, renewables are becoming the least-cost option, the inherent [Read More]

South Carolina Utility Launches Community Solar Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 09, 2017

In partnership with developer Clean Energy Collective (CEC), South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G) has launched what the utility claims is the state’s largest community solar program. SCE&G says the 16 MW AC program will make solar generation available [Read More]

Vivint Solar Enters Colorado, Plans Return To Nevada

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 08, 2017

Residential solar provider Vivint Solar Inc. has expanded its footprint into Colorado, as well as announced plans to re-enter the Nevada market now that the state is slated to restore net energy metering (NEM). Once it returns to Nevada, Vivint [Read More]

Minnesota Power Seeks To Beef Up Renewables Portfolio

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 08, 2017

Under a proposed new step in its EnergyForward strategy, which aims to ensure a “safe, reliable and competitive energy supply,” Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE, is seeking to grow its 620 MW wind portfolio and double its solar [Read More]