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BNEF: Clean Energy Investment Market Was A Mixed Bag In Q1

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Global clean energy investment totaled $53.6 billion in the first quarter of this year (Q1’17), down 17% from Q1’16 but only 7% lower than the final quarter of last year, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). [Read More]

NV Energy Surpasses 2016 Renewable Energy Mandate

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Say what you will about NV Energy’s controversial stance against retail net-metering for rooftop solar, but the Nevada utility sure has embraced utility-scale renewable energy. According to NV Energy, the company achieved a 22.2% renewable credit level in southern Nevada [Read More]

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar Announces Compatibility With Tigo Optimizers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 11, 2017

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, a U.S. commercial PV inverter manufacturer, announced full compatibility of its three-phase string inverters with Tigo’s module optimizers, fully complying with the 2014 and 2017 National Electric Code (NEC) 690.12 Rapid Shutdown requirements. “We are pleased [Read More]

Trina Solar Introduces Duomax Twin Bifacial PERC Module

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 11, 2017

China-based PV manufacturer Trina Solar Ltd. has announced the launch of its bifacial module Duomax Twin. According to the company, the new solution integrates Trina Solar’s high-efficiency bifacial PERC cell and Duomax module technology. Duomax Twin generates power from both [Read More]

Chicago To Switch Public Buildings To 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 10, 2017

Chicago joins a growing list of U.S. cities that have made similar clean energy commitments.

Solar Sector Corporate Funding Bounces Back In Q1

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 10, 2017

In the first quarter of this year (Q1’17), total corporate funding in the global solar sector increased to $3.2 billion – double the $1.6 billion total seen in Q4’16, according to Mercom Capital Group. In a new report, the clean [Read More]

EIA: Solar Spurred Negative Wholesale Electricity Prices In Calif.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 10, 2017

On March 11, utility-scale solar generation in the territory of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) accounted for almost 40% of net grid power produced during the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., according to a new analysis from [Read More]

UN Report: Cheaper Renewables Offered ‘More Bang For The Buck’ In 2016

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 07, 2017

Believe it or not, last year’s drop in renewable energy investment dollars actually underscored an encouraging trend – the falling costs of clean energy technology. That’s because, according to a new report, although the global renewables investment level in 2016 [Read More]

Vermont Study Explores Pathway To 20% Solar By 2025

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 07, 2017

On Thursday, numerous solar stakeholders gathered at the headquarters of nonprofit group Vermont Energy Investment Corp. (VEIC) to discuss the findings of a recently released study that identifies what it will take for Vermont to transition from a developed solar [Read More]

First Solar Looks To Shed 8point3 Yieldco

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 06, 2017

After revealing a restructuring plan last year, First Solar has announced it is exploring options to sell its interests in the joint venture it shares with SunPower.