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LEGO Achieves 100% Renewables Goal Three Years Early

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 19, 2017

Having supported the development of more than 160 MW of renewable energy since 2012, the LEGO Group has achieved its 100% renewable energy target three years ahead of schedule, the Danish toy manufacturing giant has announced. The company’s latest renewable [Read More]

With New Project Pipeline, PG&E Program Offers Customers Cheaper Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 19, 2017

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has announced the cost to participate in its 100% solar energy program has dropped by 30% for residential customers and by nearly 50% for some business customers. According to the utility, this significant cost [Read More]

IHS Analysis: Suniva Petition Poses ‘Severe Threat’ To U.S. PV Demand

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 18, 2017

What if the bankrupt manufacturer’s highly controversial call for new import tariffs is successful?

Mercedes-Benz Taps Vivint Solar For U.S. Rollout Of Home Batteries

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 18, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar have announced an exclusive strategic partnership to bring the Mercedes-Benz customizable home energy storage system to the U.S. residential solar market. Last November, Germany-based Mercedes-Benz and parent company Daimler AG established a new unit, Mercedes-Benz Energy [Read More]

DPW Solar Launches POWER DISK Rail-Less Mounting System

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 18, 2017

DPW Solar, a brand of Preformed Line Products, has announced its new POWER DISK rail-less rooftop solar mounting system. According to the manufacturer, maneuvering mounting rails can be a demanding part of installing rooftop PV modules, but now installers can avoid [Read More]

Virginia Aims To Regulate Power Plant Emissions Amid CPP Rollback

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 18, 2017

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., has taken executive action to reduce carbon emissions across the state. Under the newly signed Executive Directive 11, the governor is instructing the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to begin the process of establishing regulations [Read More]

U.S. Loses Top Spot Among Most ‘Attractive’ Renewables Markets

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

The U.S. is no longer the most enticing renewable energy market for investors, according to EY’s latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI). China and India have surpassed the U.S. at the top of the index, a bi-annual ranking of [Read More]

DTE Energy Plans To Slash Emissions 80% By 2050

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

As part of a new plan to reduce its carbon emissions by more than 80% by 2050, Detroit-based DTE Energy will incorporate “substantially more” renewable energy. The energy company says it will also transition its 24/7 power sources from coal [Read More]

California Assembly Passes Bill To Extend Solar Thermal Incentives

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

By a vote of 48 to 22, the California State Assembly has passed A.B.797, a bill that would extend consumer incentives for solar thermal technologies. According to the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA), the bill is part of the [Read More]

Concerned Energy Groups Send Analyses To Secretary Perry

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) have submitted materials to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry to inform the energy [Read More]