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SEIA Issues Apology Amid Allegation Of ‘Intimidation Tactics’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 18, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has issued a public apology after coming under fire from Dr. Julianne Malveaux, an economist, journalist and social commentator who claims SEIA used “intimidation tactics” in response to an op-ed she wrote. For its [Read More]

Solaria Launches Lawsuit Over Solar Module Technology

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 18, 2017

Solar module manufacturer Solaria Corp. has filed a lawsuit against Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System Co. Ltd., Seraphim Solar USA Manufacturing Inc., and Suzhou Autoway System Co. Ltd. in Federal District Court for the Northern District of California. In the lawsuit, [Read More]

Homeowners Searching For Solar Solutions With Aesthetic Impact

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Written by Erin Vaughan on April 13, 2017

Curbside appeal is important for homeowners, and some might not like the look of conventional solar panels. Is it time for the industry to embrace more unconventional solutions?

APS Maps Out Cleaner Future For Arizona Grid

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2017

Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) says its customers will benefit from increasingly clean, reliable and affordable energy – and a smarter, stronger energy grid – through steps outlined in the utility’s 2017 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The result of a [Read More]

Duke Energy Plans Renewables Growth As Part Of Grid Modernization

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2017

Duke Energy has launched a $13 billion, 10-year initiative to modernize North Carolina’s electric system. Among the goals of the “Power/Forward Carolinas” project is expanding renewable energy in the state. According to Duke Energy, other plans include hardening the system [Read More]

BNEF: Clean Energy Investment Market Was A Mixed Bag In Q1

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Global clean energy investment totaled $53.6 billion in the first quarter of this year (Q1’17), down 17% from Q1’16 but only 7% lower than the final quarter of last year, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). [Read More]

Solar Sector Corporate Funding Bounces Back In Q1

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 10, 2017

In the first quarter of this year (Q1’17), total corporate funding in the global solar sector increased to $3.2 billion – double the $1.6 billion total seen in Q4’16, according to Mercom Capital Group. In a new report, the clean [Read More]

EIA: Solar Spurred Negative Wholesale Electricity Prices In Calif.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 10, 2017

On March 11, utility-scale solar generation in the territory of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) accounted for almost 40% of net grid power produced during the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., according to a new analysis from [Read More]

UN Report: Cheaper Renewables Offered ‘More Bang For The Buck’ In 2016

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 07, 2017

Believe it or not, last year’s drop in renewable energy investment dollars actually underscored an encouraging trend – the falling costs of clean energy technology. That’s because, according to a new report, although the global renewables investment level in 2016 [Read More]

Vermont Study Explores Pathway To 20% Solar By 2025

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 07, 2017

On Thursday, numerous solar stakeholders gathered at the headquarters of nonprofit group Vermont Energy Investment Corp. (VEIC) to discuss the findings of a recently released study that identifies what it will take for Vermont to transition from a developed solar [Read More]