Solar News – Page 8

Solar Generation Hits New Record High On California ISO Grid

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on February 28, 2017

The ISO’s all-time solar production peak underscores the ongoing success of California’s renewable portfolio standard.

Solar Advocates Denounce Bill To ‘Undermine’ Georgia Regulators

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 28, 2017

Editor’s note: This news item has been updated to include comments from the bill’s sponsor. Georgia solar industry representatives and clean energy advocates have spoken out against H.B.479, a bill that seeks to remove the Georgia Public Service Commission’s (PSC) [Read More]

Grupo Clavijo And MFV Solar Announce PV Tracker Merger

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 28, 2017

The Spanish companies Grupo Clavijo and MFV Solar, with the support of the Q-Growth Fund, have reached a merger agreement to form NCLAVE. The combined entity will aim to become a world leader in the design, manufacture and installation of [Read More]

SDG&E Completes World’s Biggest Li-Ion Battery Storage Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 27, 2017

In partnership with AES Energy Storage, San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) recently completed what the utility says is the world’s largest lithium-ion battery energy storage facility. Located in Escondido, Calif., the 30 MW facility is capable of storing up [Read More]

Bipartisan Legislation Aims To Boost Minnesota’s Renewable Energy Target

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 27, 2017

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, D-Minn., has announced a proposal that would increase Minnesota’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) from 25% by 2025 to 50% by 2030. According to an announcement from the office of Smith and Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota is [Read More]

Renewables Developer sPower Purchased By AES, AIMCo

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

Salt Lake City-based FTP Power LLC (sPower) – a renewable energy owner, operator and developer – has been sold to AES Corp. and Alberta Investment Management Corp. (AIMCo). sPower, which was capitalized by Fir Tree Partners in 2014, owns and [Read More]

Georgia Utility Launches New Solar Option For Customers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 24, 2017

Atlanta-based utility Georgia Power has introduced Georgia Power Simple Solar, a new voluntary program meant to allow its customers to support solar energy even if they are unable to, or choose not to, install a solar system at their homes [Read More]

Renewables Can ‘No Doubt’ Replace N.Y. Nuclear Plant

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 23, 2017

Electricity generation from the Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) nuclear plant, located north of New York City, is capable of being replaced predominantly with renewable energy and energy-efficiency resources at a reasonable cost, according to new findings from utility industry [Read More]

Apple Nears Completion Of Futuristic, Solar-Powered Campus

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 23, 2017

The new Apple Park will be aligned with the tech company’s goal to power its global operations with renewables.

Solar Loan Provider Sunlight Financial Nets $130M Investment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 23, 2017

Sunlight Financial, a U.S. provider of loans for residential solar systems, has announced that private investment firm Route 66 Ventures has committed $130 million to Sunlight under a new partnership. Sunlight says the investment will allow the company to introduce [Read More]