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It’s Official: U.S. Solar Market Shattered Records In 2016

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 15, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association has revealed the latest year-end data, which shows the market grew 95%.

Government Partnerships Continue To Boost Solar Projects

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Written by Mary Scott Nabers on February 14, 2017

Public-private collaborations across the U.S. have proven to provide benefits to government entities looking to go solar.

Dominion Reports More Than $800M In Virginia Solar Investment

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 14, 2017

Dominion, one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, says it is investing more than $800 million in solar power in Virginia, with much of it being built at little or no cost to most customers. The company [Read More]

GridBright To Support Integration Of Solar Into U.S. Electric Grid

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 14, 2017

GridBright Inc., grid management specialist of the utility industry, says that it is part of three of the 13 projects selected for award negotiations by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative ENERGISE, a $30 million program to support integration [Read More]

SolarWorld To Shut Down Multicrystalline Production

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 10, 2017

Germany-based panel maker SolarWorld AG has announced plans to stop production of the company’s multicrystalline products, shift its manufacturing focus, and reduce its workforce. The company says the decision to streamline operations will strengthen its competitiveness amid global solar market [Read More]

Special Delivery: UPS Plans To Bring More Solar Online

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 08, 2017

The global logistics company has announced an initial $18 million investment to expand its on-site solar portfolio.

Consolidated Edison Forms Clean Energy Holding Company

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 08, 2017

Consolidated Edison Inc. has established a new holding company, Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses Inc., which brings together Con Edison Solutions, Con Edison Development and Con Edison Energy. Through the three main subsidiaries, the business develops, owns and operates renewable [Read More]

Utility DTE Energy Announces Renewables Program For Customers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 07, 2017

Detroit-based utility DTE Energy has announced MIGreenPower, a new program that will allow customers to buy power from Michigan wind and solar farms starting in April. “Until now, customers who wanted to use more renewable energy were limited to installing [Read More]

Whoa! Solar Provided 1 In 50 New U.S. Jobs Last Year

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 07, 2017

The country’s solar workforce increased at a “historic pace” in 2016, finds the latest jobs census report from The Solar Foundation.

Renewables Made Up Majority Of New U.S. Capacity – Again

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 06, 2017

Renewable energy dominated new U.S. electrical generation put into service during 2016, according to nonprofit SUN DAY Campaign. Citing stats from the latest issue of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) monthly “Energy Infrastructure Update” report, SUN DAY says newly [Read More]