New & Noteworthy – Page 7

First Solar Looks To Shed 8point3 Yieldco

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 06, 2017

After revealing a restructuring plan last year, First Solar has announced it is exploring options to sell its interests in the joint venture it shares with SunPower.

Tucson Electric Power Plans More Renewables, Less Coal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 06, 2017

Tucson Electric Power (TEP), which provides electric service to nearly 420,000 customers in southern Arizona, has announced plans to expand the utility’s renewable energy portfolio and reduce its reliance on coal-fired generating resources. TEP says its long-term strategy to build [Read More]

DOE-Funded Program Works To Match Solar Job Seekers With Employers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

The Solar Training Network, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative and administered by nonprofit The Solar Foundation, has launched an online solar career platform designed to match job candidates with training and career opportunities [Read More]

Major Clean Energy, Transmission Investment Planned In Mountain States

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

Rocky Mountain Power, part of PacifiCorp, has announced a 20-year, $3.5 billion initiative that includes adding more wind and solar and making existing wind turbines more efficient. In addition, the plan incorporates building a segment of a transmission line to [Read More]

Leading By Example: The Top Solar Cities In The U.S.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 04, 2017

A new study ranks the cities with the most installed PV and underscores the importance of local pro-solar policies amid federal uncertainty.

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]