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Study: Finding Qualified Workers Is Costing Solar Employers Money And Growth

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

The U.S. experienced historic solar jobs growth last year, but the meteoric rise of the solar industry has also highlighted the necessity and benefits of workforce training. According to a new research study released by nonprofit The Solar Foundation, two-thirds [Read More]

Kentucky Coal Company Plans Large Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

Berkeley Energy Group, a Kentucky-based coal mining company, is planning to install a large solar project atop one of its old coal strip mines. According to a report in the Courier-Journal, the coal company has teamed up with developer EDF [Read More]

El Paso Electric Community Solar Program Sells Out Within A Month

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

There’s no denying that community solar is quickly catching on as a viable alternative to rooftop solar all across the country. Underscoring that growing interest among consumers, utility El Paso Electric (EPE) has just announced that subscriptions for its new [Read More]

Experts Say 10 Terawatts Of Solar By 2030 Is Possible

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

The annual potential of solar energy far exceeds the world’s energy consumption, but the goal of using the sun to provide a significant fraction of global electricity demand is far from being realized, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s [Read More]

SDG&E Plans More Energy Storage To Meet State Goal, Boost Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has signed contracts for five new local battery storage facilities for a total of 83.5 MW. According to the California utility, the four-hour energy storage facilities would be like having batteries from more than [Read More]

U.S. Start-Up PLANT PV Introduces Paste To Increase Cell Efficiency

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

PLANT PV, a photovoltaic materials science start-up located in Alameda, Calif., has announced a new product meant to help solar cell manufacturers capture greater power output. The company says its new Silver-on-Aluminum paste is designed for easy implementation with no [Read More]

New Utility Model Could Change How Corporations, Governments Buy Renewables

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Written by Letha Tawney on April 19, 2017

Washington-based Puget Sound Energy has launched a novel clean energy program focused specifically on commercial and municipal customers.

South Lake Tahoe Makes 100% Renewable Energy Commitment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 19, 2017

South Lake Tahoe, Calif., has become the 26th city in the U.S. and the latest in a growing coalition of mountain communities to officially commit to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. On Tuesday, the South Lake Tahoe [Read More]

LG Chem Launches Residential Battery Systems In North America

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 19, 2017

LG Chem Ltd., a provider of lithium-ion batteries for automotive, stationary and consumer applications, has formally launched its range of residential battery systems in the North American market. The launch follows successful completion of UL certification and represents LG Chem’s [Read More]

TrinaBESS Brings Large-Scale Storage Solution To U.S. Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 19, 2017

TrinaBESS has announced the introduction of its large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) called TrinaMega to the U.S. market. According to the company, TrinaMega is a modular plug-and-play containerized BESS solution entirely custom made in order to answer specific battery [Read More]