Solar News – Page 5

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]

How Did The U.S. Energy Storage Market Fare In Q1?

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 07, 2017

The first quarter of 2017 (Q1’17) was the biggest quarter in history for the U.S. energy storage market in terms of megawatt-hours deployed, but it also saw a typical decline in terms of megawatts, according to GTM Research and the [Read More]

Santa Barbara Becomes 30th U.S. City To Make 100% Renewables Commitment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 07, 2017

Santa Barbara, Calif., has become the 30th city in the country to officially commit to transition to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. On Tuesday, the Santa Barbara City Council approved a measure that establishes a community-wide goal [Read More]

Mass. Releases Regulations For New Solar Incentive Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 07, 2017

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has released its Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program regulations, which will now go through a public comment period. Although solar advocates have applauded the announcement, they have also raised some concerns about [Read More]

TerraForm Yieldcos One Step Closer To Closing Brookfield Merger

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 07, 2017

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court has approved settlement agreements between bankrupt renewables firm SunEdison and its two yieldcos, TerraForm Global and TerraForm Power. The approvals represent a major milestone for the yieldcos as they work to complete their breakaway from SunEdison [Read More]

Intersolar North America To Honor N.Y. ‘Energy Czar’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 07, 2017

Intersolar North America, the massive solar industry event, has announced that Richard L. Kauffman, New York’s chairman of energy and finance, has been named the winner of the 2017 Intersolar Champion of Change AWARD. This prestigious award is annually presented [Read More]

Nevada Lawmakers Vote To Revive Rooftop Solar

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on June 06, 2017

Solar advocates say the restoration of net metering in Nevada will revamp a hindered market that lost thousands of jobs.