New & Noteworthy – Page 6

U.S. Solar Market Sees Solid Growth In The First Quarter

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 08, 2017

Despite a slowdown in installations following last year’s record-setting pace, the U.S. market “clearly remains on a strong upward trajectory,” according to SEIA.

How Did The U.S. Energy Storage Market Fare In Q1?

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 07, 2017

The first quarter of 2017 (Q1’17) was the biggest quarter in history for the U.S. energy storage market in terms of megawatt-hours deployed, but it also saw a typical decline in terms of megawatts, according to GTM Research and the [Read More]

TerraForm Yieldcos One Step Closer To Closing Brookfield Merger

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 07, 2017

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court has approved settlement agreements between bankrupt renewables firm SunEdison and its two yieldcos, TerraForm Global and TerraForm Power. The approvals represent a major milestone for the yieldcos as they work to complete their breakaway from SunEdison [Read More]

Vivint Solar Raises $100 Million In New Funding 

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 05, 2017

Residential solar provider Vivint Solar has secured tax equity commitments totaling $100 million from two repeat investors. These tax equity commitments will enable the company to install an estimated 70 MW of residential solar energy systems. “Our capital partners play [Read More]

Sunrun Expands Footprint Into The Lone Star State

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 02, 2017

Residential solar company Sunrun Inc. has expanded into Texas and is now operating in 19 states. The company will start by serving homeowners throughout Houston and surrounding areas, with plans to expand to other cities in the Lone Star State in [Read More]

Case Study Explores Utility Distributed Energy Planning

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 01, 2017

Consumers could outspend utilities in the adoption of solar, storage, electric vehicles (EVs) and other distributed energy resources (DERs), making it essential for utilities to track and integrate these DERs into their planning processes to benefit their customers and the [Read More]

Making The Case For Solar To Go Digital

Written by Lior Handelsman on May 30, 2017

In this guest article, the author suggests digitization “offers industries many benefits, including reduced costs, increased efficiency and faster growth.”

California Works To Mitigate Grid Issues During Solar Eclipse

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 30, 2017

Solar eclipses might look cool, but they can also pose operational challenges for a state whose power grid incorporates a significant amount of solar energy. That’s why grid operators and regulators in California are doing all they can to prepare [Read More]

Report: U.S. Renewables Growth Is 40 Years Ahead Of Previous Forecast

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 30, 2017

The share of domestic electrical production by renewable energy has now greatly eclipsed earlier projections by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), according to the SUN DAY campaign. The nonprofit organization says that in the EIA’s 2012 Annual Energy Outlook, [Read More]

Michigan Utility Taps SunPower For Rooftop Solar Pilot

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 30, 2017

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility and principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, has partnered with vertically integrated solar company SunPower to launch a new rooftop solar pilot program. Consumers Energy’s Solar Distributed Generation (DG) Pilot program aims to streamline the process [Read More]