Solar News – Page 3

Vivint Solar Spreads Into The Vermont Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

Shortly after its expansion into the Colorado market, Vivint Solar Inc. has announced that is again expanding its footprint, this time into Vermont. The residential solar provider now operates in 18 states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, [Read More]

RMI Launches Tool To Help Navigate Renewables Markets

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and its Business Renewables Center (BRC) have launched a software platform that aims to help buyers and developers of renewable energy projects better understand which locations are more likely to be economically attractive across deregulated [Read More]

Global Renewables Slated To ‘Dominate’ As Coal Dwindles

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

BNEF’s latest forecast says renewables will account for 72% of the investment in new power generation worldwide by 2040.

SEIA: Suniva Trade Petition Would ‘Kill’ 88,000 Solar Jobs

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) claims an estimated 88,000 jobs, about one-third of the current U.S. solar workforce, would be lost next year if Suniva gets trade protections the company proposed in its petition with the U.S. International Trade [Read More]

Study: Community Solar Poses Significant Opportunity For Connecticut

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

During a press conference on Wednesday, Connecticut state lawmakers and clean energy advocates presented a new report revealing the local jobs and economic benefits that could result from community solar. The report, “Community Solar: Ready to Work for Connecticut,” shows [Read More]

SMA America Unveils Solution To Streamline Residential Service

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

SMA America has unveiled its new SMA Smart Connected solution. Now available with the Sunny Boy-US residential line of inverters, SMA Smart Connected is a proactive service package integrated into the Sunny Portal PV monitoring database that automatically detects and [Read More]

GameChange Announces Capital Intro Program To Fund Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

GameChange Solar, a manufacturer of fixed-tilt and tracker solar racking systems, says it has expanded its capital introduction program to fund solar projects across the U.S. to over $2 billion in available capital. The company says the program is primarily [Read More]

NV Energy Is On The Lookout For 50 MW

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

Responding to a requirement from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, NV Energy has announced that it is seeking proposals to secure 25 MW of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-defined “qualifying facility” resources in southern Nevada and 25 MW of such [Read More]

Toy Maker Hasbro Commits To 100% Renewables, Carbon Neutrality

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

Hasbro Inc., a global toy maker whose brands include Nerf, Play-Doh, Monopoly and My Little Pony, has set a goal of achieving 100% renewable energy and carbon neutrality across its owned and operated global operations. Hasbro, which is headquartered out [Read More]

U.S. Solar, Wind Exceed 10% Of Monthly Generation For First Time

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

For the first time, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), monthly electricity generation from wind and solar (including utility-scale plants and small-scale systems) has exceeded 10% of total U.S. electricity generation. Citing March data for its Electric Power [Read More]