Solar News – Page 6

Tucson Electric Power Plans More Renewables, Less Coal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 06, 2017

Tucson Electric Power (TEP), which provides electric service to nearly 420,000 customers in southern Arizona, has announced plans to expand the utility’s renewable energy portfolio and reduce its reliance on coal-fired generating resources. TEP says its long-term strategy to build [Read More]

Maryland Seeks Community Solar Providers For Pilot Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 06, 2017

Following the recent approval of utility tariffs, the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has announced it will soon begin accepting applications from operators of community solar generating systems to take part in the state’s community solar pilot program. The PSC [Read More]

SolarEdge Expands Footprint In Indian PV Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 06, 2017

SolarEdge Technologies Inc., a global provider of PV inverters, power optimizers and module-level monitoring services, is expanding its business in the Indian PV market with a new country manager, office, and recruitment of a local team. SolarEdge says it is [Read More]

DOE-Funded Program Works To Match Solar Job Seekers With Employers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

The Solar Training Network, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative and administered by nonprofit The Solar Foundation, has launched an online solar career platform designed to match job candidates with training and career opportunities [Read More]

Major Clean Energy, Transmission Investment Planned In Mountain States

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

Rocky Mountain Power, part of PacifiCorp, has announced a 20-year, $3.5 billion initiative that includes adding more wind and solar and making existing wind turbines more efficient. In addition, the plan incorporates building a segment of a transmission line to [Read More]

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar And Sunworks Partner On Inverters

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, a U.S. commercial PV inverter manufacturer, has announced a partnership with solar systems provider Sunworks. Sunworks will install co-branded PVI 50/60TL transformerless three-phase string inverters, which are a part of Yaskawa – Solectria Solar’s commercial string [Read More]

Consortium Moves Closer Toward Mass Production Of IBC Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

China-based panel manufacturer Yingli Solar says it has produced interdigitated back contact (IBC) n-type solar cells based on six-inch wafers at an industrial pilot line within just three months by adopting the new production process co-developed by Dutch research center [Read More]

Leading By Example: The Top Solar Cities In The U.S.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 04, 2017

A new study ranks the cities with the most installed PV and underscores the importance of local pro-solar policies amid federal uncertainty.

Florida Power & Light Boosts Solar Plans Yet Again

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 04, 2017

Florida Power & Light Co.’s (FPL) utility-scale solar ambitions keep on growing. Building on the company’s recently revealed plans to double down and install about 600 MW of utility-scale projects by early 2018, FPL says it now wants to develop [Read More]

NRDC: Renewable Energy Tax Credits Create ‘Huge’ Economic Gains

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 04, 2017

The U.S.’ federal tax credit extensions for renewable energy are leading to new wind and solar projects that will create more than 220,000 jobs and add nearly $23 billion to the U.S. economy this year alone, according to new findings [Read More]