Solar News – Page 5

Battery Maker Aquion Energy Files For Chapter 11, Seeks Buyer

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2017

Aquion Energy Inc., the developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) batteries and energy storage systems for solar and other renewable energy, has filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the District of [Read More]

NV Energy Proposes Customer ‘Subscription Solar’ Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2017

Although the Nevada utility has long been under fire for its questionable support for customer-owned rooftop solar, NV Energy has announced it is seeking regulatory approval for a program that would allow its customers to sign up and purchase some [Read More]

After Historic 2016, What’s Ahead For The U.S. Solar Market?

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2017

Last year, one new megawatt of solar PV went online in the U.S. every 36 minutes, according to a market study, which also reveals forecasts for 2017 and beyond.

1366 Announces New Milestones With Direct Wafer Tech

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 08, 2017

Massachusetts-based silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies has achieved a new performance record for its Direct Wafer technology, reaching 19.9% cell efficiency through 1366’s ongoing technical partnership with Hanwha Q CELLS. The result edges out the partners’ previous cell efficiency high [Read More]

Solect Energy Acquires Brightergy’s Northeast Division

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 08, 2017

Solect Energy, a Massachusetts-based commercial solar company, has acquired the Northeast division of Brightergy, a Kansas City-based company with operations in Boston. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Solect explains that it has acquired Brightergy’s Northeast sales and project management [Read More]

Sunnova Taps Enphase As Preferred Inverter Provider

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 08, 2017

Enphase Energy Inc., an energy tech manufacturer specializing in micro-inverters, and Sunnova Energy Corp., a U.S. residential solar provider, have expanded their partnership through a new agreement making Enphase the preferred inverter supplier for Sunnova. “Sunnova puts customers first, and [Read More]

Study: Colleges, Universities Could Lead U.S. Toward 100% Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 08, 2017

A new report from the Environment America Research & Policy Center says U.S. colleges and universities are in a good position to help lead the country toward a transition to 100% renewable energy. The report, “Renewable Energy 100: The Course [Read More]

SCE Seeks New Distributed Energy To Boost Grid Resiliency

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 08, 2017

Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched a request for offers (RFO) to acquire new distributed energy resources to bolster grid resiliency in the utility’s Santa Barbara-Goleta area. The RFO is seeking a range of new distributed energy resources, including energy [Read More]

Utility Owner Gaz Metro To Acquire Standard Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 07, 2017

Canada-based Gaz Metro, a diversified energy provider with more than $5.8 billion in assets, is acquiring Maryland-based commercial solar company Standard Solar Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gaz Metro, the largest natural gas distributor in Quebec, is [Read More]

U.S. Study Puts Impressive ‘Advanced Energy’ Revenue In Perspective

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 07, 2017

According to newly released data from Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the “advanced energy” industry was a $200 billion industry in the U.S. and a whopping $1.4 trillion industry globally as of the end of 2016. AEE defines “advanced energy” as [Read More]