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Fraunhofer ISE Claims New Solar Cell Efficiency Record

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

The Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) has claimed a new world record for the most efficient multicrystalline silicon solar cell after its researchers produced a cell with 21.9% efficiency. Fraunhofer ISE says the record-breaking solar cell consists [Read More]

Renewable Energy Mandate Proves Effective In Michigan

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

State renewable portfolio standards (RPS), which require regulated utilities to procure a certain amount of clean energy, have been a major driver of renewables development across the U.S. Highlighting that success, a new report from the Michigan Public Service Commission [Read More]

Maryland Pushes Ahead With Community Solar Program

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2017

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved final rules to implement the state’s three-year community solar pilot program. The PSC order sets the total program capacity target at close to 200 MW, directs state utilities to file their community [Read More]

Enphase Refinances And Extends Term Loan Facility

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2017

Enphase Energy Inc., a California-based energy technology company that specializes in micro-inverters, has refinanced and extended its term loan facility with certain funds managed by Tennenbaum Capital Partners (TCP) from $25 million to $50 million. This comes as Enphase works [Read More]

TerraForm Power Names New Independent Director

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2017

TerraForm Power Inc., an owner/operator of clean energy projects and yieldco of bankrupt renewables firm SunEdison, has appointed Christian S. Fong an independent director of its board. In conjunction with Fong’s election, Gregory Scallen and David Ringhofer have both resigned [Read More]

El Paso Electric Targets Rooftop Solar Customers Again

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

Despite reaching a settlement agreement last year, the Texas-based utility is revamping efforts to change how it charges solar customers.

Storage Company sonnen Establishing U.S. Hub In Atlanta

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

sonnen, a Germany-based residential energy storage company, says it is increasing its investment in the growing U.S. market by establishing a new InnovationHub to combine the firm’s U.S. manufacturing operations and product research and development (R&D) under one roof. Located [Read More]

SEIA Crowns More U.S. Solar Champions

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has presented both U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and U.S. Rep. George Holding, R-N.C., with the SEIA Solar Champion Award, an honor the organization bestows upon entities or individuals who have helped strengthen solar [Read More]

SunRISE Challenge II Seeks Solar Innovations

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

The Fraunhofer TechBridge program, part of the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE), is now accepting applications for a second round of the SunRISE TechBridge Challenge. In partnership with Royal DSM and Greentown Labs, SunRISE TechBridge Challenge II is [Read More]

NYSE Warns Yingli Green Energy About De-listing

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has sent China-based solar panel manufacturer Yingli Green Energy notification that the company is below the continued-listing standards of the NYSE. As Yingli explains in an announcement, the company is considered below criteria established [Read More]