Solar News – Page 2

Solar Groups Welcome Improvements To Mass. SMART Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 14, 2017

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has released its final version of the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program regulations. Initially proposed earlier this year, SMART is a long-term replacement program designed to incentivize 1.6 GW of new solar [Read More]

SunPower Announces New Research Facility With Pilot Line

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 14, 2017

PV manufacturer SunPower has announced a newly completed research facility with a pilot production line at its San Jose, Calif., headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley. The company says it invested approximately $25 million in the new facility over [Read More]

Germany’s SolarWorld Starts Anew, U.S. Arm Provides Update

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 11, 2017

After reaching an acquisition agreement earlier this week, Germany-based module manufacturer SolarWorld AG has received approval to hand over its German production facilities and its distribution companies in Europe, Asia and Africa to SolarWorld Industries GmbH, a newly formed entity [Read More]

Solectria CEO: Trade Case Could Bring Widespread Damage To U.S. Solar Industry

Written by James D. Worden on August 11, 2017

Editor’s note: With a hearing at the U.S. International Trade Commission set for next week, James D. Worden, CEO of U.S. inverter supplier Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, requested to contribute an op-ed on the Section 201 trade case.┬áThe following does [Read More]

U.S. Surpasses 40 Cities Committed To 100% Renewables, Notes Sierra Club

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 11, 2017

On Thursday, just days after Orlando, Fla., established a similar goal, Nevada City, Calif., joined the growing list of U.S. cities that are officially committed to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy. Surrounded by city council members, key members of [Read More]

R.I. Governor Celebrates New Legislation To Promote Clean Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 10, 2017

“We have made so much progress toward our clean energy and environmental goals, and this legislation will help us build on that momentum,” said Gov. Gina M. Raimondo.

Citing Asian Competition, Ulbrich Shutters Oregon Plant

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 10, 2017

South Carolina-based Ulbrich Solar Technologies Inc., a PV interconnect ribbon manufacturer and longtime supply-chain partner of SolarWorld Americas, has closed its plant in Hillsboro, Ore., and laid off the facility’s 16 remaining employees. “The decision comes as the North American [Read More]

Salt River Project Using Advanced Inverters To Study Solar Impacts

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 10, 2017

Arizona-based utility Salt River Project (SRP) says more than 750 customers are participating in an advanced inverter study to investigate how solar and other types of customer-generated energy sources impact the grid. The purpose of the pilot study, which is [Read More]

SMA Launches Installer Rebate Program For Power+ Solution

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 10, 2017

SMA has announced a new rebate program for its Power+ Solution. Under the Power+ Payday program, residential installers can receive a $50 pre-paid debit reward card for each Power+ Solution that is installed and registered in Sunny Portal between Aug. [Read More]

Federal Court Extends Suspension Of Clean Power Plan Case

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 09, 2017

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit announced that long-pending litigation over the Clean Power Plan (CPP), an Obama administration policy establishing the first-ever regulations on carbon pollution from existing U.S. power plants, will [Read More]