Solar News – Page 7

Ohio House Passes Bill To Repeal Renewable Energy Mandate

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 03, 2017

Here we go again: Only a few months after Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, vetoed a similar bill, Ohio lawmakers have advanced new legislation to repeal the state’s renewable energy mandate. In June 2014, Ohio became the first U.S. state to [Read More]

SoCalGas Touts Potential Benefits Of Power-To-Gas Energy Storage

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 03, 2017

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) says new research on power-to-gas technology shows the technique holds the ability to dramatically increase the use of intermittent renewable energy. The finding came out of ongoing research conducted at the University of California, Irvine [Read More]

SEPA Officially Combines Forces With SGIP

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 03, 2017

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has completed the process to merge with SGIP under the SEPA brand and organizational umbrella. First announced in January, the merger aims to provide a single source for information and collaboration for utilities and [Read More]

IRENA: Solar Outpaced Wind During Banner Year For Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 31, 2017

Adding to the list of studies highlighting the immense growth of renewables last year, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released a new report that finds global renewable energy generation capacity increased by 161 GW in 2016, making it [Read More]

U.S. Solar Manufacturer Suniva Announces ‘Significant’ Layoffs

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on March 30, 2017

Editor’s note: This article was updated on March 31 to include details about the number of job losses at Suniva’s Georgia plant and then on April 3 to include details about layoffs at the company’s Michigan facility. Citing “continued downward [Read More]

The Top 10 PV Tracker Suppliers Of 2016

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on March 30, 2017

IHS Markit analysts reveal which leading tracker companies reigned supreme or lost market share, as well as provide an outlook for the future.

World’s Largest Beer Maker Commits To 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 29, 2017

Cheers to sustainability and a clean energy future! Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer whose brands include Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois, has announced a commitment to secure 100% of the company’s purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025. In [Read More]

SEIA Beefs Up Consumer Education And Protection Efforts

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 29, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar industry, says it is launching a nationwide consumer education campaign to inform and protect solar consumers while further simplifying the process of going solar. Building on [Read More]

REC Launches All-Black TwinPeak 2 Series Solar Modules

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 29, 2017

Panel maker REC has kicked off commercial production of its new REC TwinPeak 2 BLK2 series, an all-black variant of the REC TwinPeak 2 series launched in January. REC says that through the implementation of its proprietary cell technology, the [Read More]

Sunrun Marks Expansion Into Midwest Solar Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 29, 2017

Sunrun Inc. has announced it is expanding its footprint into Wisconsin, marking the national residential solar company’s entrance into the Midwest region. “We are excited to bring affordable clean energy solutions to homeowners in Wisconsin,” says Lynn Jurich, CEO of [Read More]