Solar News – Page 5

Climate, Clean Energy Policies Create Economic Boon For California’s Inland Empire

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 04, 2017

A new study on the economic effects of existing climate and clean energy policies in California’s Inland Empire estimates a net benefit of $9.1 billion in direct economic activity and 41,000 net direct jobs from 2010 to 2016. When accounting [Read More]

Solar Developer Wins N.C. Court Appeal After Permit Denial

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 04, 2017

In a unanimous decision, the North Carolina Court of Appeals recently held that the application for issuance of a conditional use permit (CUP) by Innovative Solar 55 LLC (IS 55) to construct a solar farm was wrongfully denied by the [Read More]

Another Pro-Solar Bill Dies In Maine

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on August 03, 2017

For the second consecutive time, state lawmakers narrowly failed to override the governor’s veto of compromise legislation meant to help boost rooftop solar.

Global Energy Storage Market Poised For Strong Growth

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 03, 2017

The global grid-connected energy storage market remains poised for growth, with the market outlook strengthening until 2025, when it will reach a total installed base of 52 GW, according to a new research note from IHS Markit. Authored by Julian [Read More]

Utility Con Edison Wins Approval For Low-Income Solar Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 03, 2017

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved utility Con Edison’s proposed pilot program to build solar arrays on company-owned rooftops and properties to make renewable energy available to low-income customers. Con Edison says it expects to begin [Read More]

SunPower Decides To Offload 8point3 Yieldco

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 02, 2017

Citing “feedback from the market,” SunPower Corp. has decided to stop seeking a replacement partner in 8point3 Energy Partners, a yieldco established with First Solar Inc., and instead follow First Solar in attempting to sell off its stake in the [Read More]

Grid Operator PJM Says It’s Prepared For The Upcoming Solar Eclipse

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 02, 2017

The operator of North America’s largest power grid says it is prepared to ensure reliable electricity supplies during a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, when solar power resources will fall temporarily. Although the eclipse will reduce solar power generation, [Read More]

SEPA Snapshot Report Highlights Utilities’ ‘Critical Role’ In U.S. Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 02, 2017

The U.S. currently has 33.4 GW of solar online – and more than a quarter of that, 9.4 GW, was interconnected to the grid by American utilities just in 2016. Those figures, as well as a wealth of other market [Read More]

Three Major Themes From The First Community Solar Summit

Contributors
Written by Tom Hunt on August 01, 2017

In this guest article, developer Clean Energy Collective offers some key takeaways from last week’s industry event in Denver.

Deal Closed: U.S. Developer sPower Officially Sold For $1.6 Billion

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 01, 2017

Fir Tree Partners has completed the previously announced sale of Salt Lake City-based FTP Power LLC (sPower) – a renewable energy owner, operator and developer – to a joint venture co-controlled by The AES Corp. and Alberta Investment Management Corp. (AIMCo), [Read More]