Solar News – Page 4

Solaria And CleanFund Partner On Commercial BIPV Financing

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 13, 2017

Solaria Corp., a provider of solar module technologies, and CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, a commercial property-assessed clean energy (C-PACE) financier, have partnered to offer long-term financing for commercial building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) projects. BIPV, which Solaria commonly refers to as “architectural [Read More]

Global Status Report: Renewables Thrive, But More Progress Needed

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 12, 2017

A new report on the state of the global renewable energy industry outlines a few trends for another “record-breaking” year for renewables: Additions in installed renewable capacity set new records in 2016, renewables are becoming the least-cost option, the inherent [Read More]

NIST Researchers Use Novel Techniques To Examine Solar Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 12, 2017

Using two novel techniques, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) say they have for the first time examined, with nanometer-scale precision, the variations in chemical composition and defects of widely used solar cells. The new techniques, [Read More]

Keystone Creates Investment Fund For Small-Scale Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 12, 2017

Keystone Power Holdings LLC has established KPH Solar Farms Fund I, a new investment fund for small-scale solar projects. Keystone says the fund will enable the company to expand its ownership into key U.S. markets, such as Maryland, Massachusetts, New [Read More]

South Carolina Utility Launches Community Solar Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 09, 2017

In partnership with developer Clean Energy Collective (CEC), South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G) has launched what the utility claims is the state’s largest community solar program. SCE&G says the 16 MW AC program will make solar generation available [Read More]

Dominion Selects More Va. Schools For ‘Solar For Students’ Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 09, 2017

As renewable energy becomes a growing part of Virginia’s energy mix, Dominion Energy says it is expanding its Solar for Students program to give more students hands-on experience with solar power. Dominion Energy has selected five additional public schools in [Read More]

Vivint Solar Enters Colorado, Plans Return To Nevada

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 08, 2017

Residential solar provider Vivint Solar Inc. has expanded its footprint into Colorado, as well as announced plans to re-enter the Nevada market now that the state is slated to restore net energy metering (NEM). Once it returns to Nevada, Vivint [Read More]

Minnesota Power Seeks To Beef Up Renewables Portfolio

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 08, 2017

Under a proposed new step in its EnergyForward strategy, which aims to ensure a “safe, reliable and competitive energy supply,” Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE, is seeking to grow its 620 MW wind portfolio and double its solar [Read More]

U.S. Solar Market Sees Solid Growth In The First Quarter

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 08, 2017

Despite a slowdown in installations following last year’s record-setting pace, the U.S. market “clearly remains on a strong upward trajectory,” according to SEIA.

Staubli And Power-Blox Partner On Energy Storage

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 08, 2017

Staubli Electrical Connectors (formerly Multi-Contact), a provider of electrical connectors for photovoltaic solutions, and Swiss start-up Power-Blox have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly offer a scalable energy storage solution. The partners say that with the new technology called [Read More]