Solar News – Page 2

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]

Solar Developer 8minutenergy Spreads Into Energy Storage Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

8minutenergy Renewables LLC, an independent solar power developer, has announced it expanded into the energy storage market with a 1 GW project pipeline. The company says its core energy storage team includes experts with over 100 years of combined experience [Read More]

GameChange Announces Purlin Jig For Genius Tracker

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

GameChange Solar, a manufacturer of fixed-tilt and tracker solar racking systems, has announced the AutoSpace&Square purlin jig for the company’s Genius Tracker solution. According to the company, the AutoSpace&Square purlin jig reduces purlin installation time by over 50% and can [Read More]

Women Of Wind Energy Rebrands To Reflect Expansion Into Other Cleantech

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

After announcing plans to expand its scope beyond wind power last November, Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) has officially changed its name and become Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), pronounced “rise.” Founded in 2005, the group promotes [Read More]

SEIA Vows To Lead Fight Against Suniva Trade Petition

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 16, 2017

The national solar trade group claims thousands of U.S. jobs are at stake and has urged the U.S. International Trade Commission to deny Suniva’s request for new import tariffs.