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Tech Giant Apple Enters Nevada Solar Agreement

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 26, 2017

Nevada-based utility NV Energy and Apple have reached an agreement to build 200 MW of additional solar energy in Nevada to support the technology company’s renewable energy needs for its Reno data center. In the coming weeks, NV Energy will [Read More]

U.S. Solar Installers Chime In On The State Of The Industry

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 26, 2017

A new survey indicates some of the issues that are top of mind for residential and commercial installers across the country.

Georgia Power Touts Solar Growth And Future Plans

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 25, 2017

Atlanta-based Georgia Power has announced it added more than 2 million solar panels to the state’s energy landscape through its various programs last year, and the utility emphasizes it will continue this growth in 2017. In 2016, the company completed [Read More]

The Battle Continues For The Future Of Residential Solar

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Written by Erin Vaughan on January 24, 2017

2016 was a turbulent year for the residential sector, as utilities and solar advocates fought over net metering. Is it time to revise incentives and rethink the role of power companies?

SEIA Adds NEXTracker To Its Board Of Directors

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 24, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, has announced the addition of NEXTracker, a single-axis solar tracker supplier, to SEIA’s board of directors. “NEXTracker is a globally recognized company with a [Read More]

TerraForm Yieldcos Lock Arms With Brookfield For Potential Buyout

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 23, 2017

TerraForm Global and TerraForm Power, the two yieldcos of bankrupt renewables company SunEdison, have been seeking potential buyers or new sponsors since September in an effort to break away from SunEdison and remain viable companies. Now, both yieldcos have announced [Read More]

N.Y. Energy Storage Jobs Surged 30% Over Four Years

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 23, 2017

Jobs in New York’s energy storage sector have grown to approximately 3,900 – a 30% increase from 2012 through 2015, according to a new report from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The agency says New [Read More]

Google Powers Chilean Operations With 100% Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 20, 2017

Under a long-term contract with Acciona Energia, Internet giant Google is powering its operations in Chile with renewable energy from a newly commissioned solar project. Spain-based Acciona Energia says a portion of the output from its El Romero Solar plant, [Read More]

Vivint Solar Expands Footprint Into New Hampshire

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 20, 2017

Residential solar provider Vivint Solar Inc. has expanded into New Hampshire, with services beginning in the Manchester, Nashua and Concord areas. The company says it now operates in 15 states (Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New [Read More]

Solar Grows To 2 GW In The Garden State

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 19, 2017

New Jersey’s utility regulator suggests the major solar milestone is due, in large part, to friendly policies from the Christie administration.