Solar News – Page 9

SEIA Names Dana Sleeper Director Of External Affairs

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 23, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has hired Dana Sleeper to lead the trade association’s new external affairs operation. Sleeper comes to SEIA after a nearly four-year stint as executive director at MDV-SEIA, one of SEIA’s regional affiliate organizations. There, [Read More]

Calif. Lawmaker Seeks 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

A bill that seeks to accelerate the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) by five years, as well as establish an ultimate target of 100% renewables, has been proposed in California. S.B.584 was introduced on Feb. 17 by State Sen. Kevin [Read More]

Pruitt Confirmed As EPA Head; Environmental Groups Speak Out

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

Much to the dismay of many environmental advocacy groups, Scott Pruitt was officially sworn in as the 14th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday. Pruitt succeeds Gina McCarthy, who President Barack Obama named EPA head in [Read More]

Milestone: Vivint Surpasses 100,000 Solar Systems Installed

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 22, 2017

Vivint Solar Inc., a full-service residential solar provider founded in 2011, has announced a significant milestone, having surpassed more than 100,000 solar energy systems installed for residential solar customers. “To reach this landmark achievement in less than six years is [Read More]

New Campaign Celebrates Growing Renewable Energy Sector

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 22, 2017

On the heels of a recent federal report finding that the U.S. now employs more than 3 million workers in the clean energy sector, several groups have launched a new social media campaign that encourages companies and workers to share [Read More]

SMA America Offers New Power+ Solution For Residential Solar

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 22, 2017

SMA America says it has launched its new Power+ Solution to meet the growing demand for fast, cost-effective and high-performing solar solutions. According to SMA America, the new solution combines the proven Sunny Boy US inverter with the TS4-R Module [Read More]

Fronius Introduces Smart Solution With Shade Mitigation, Monitoring

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 21, 2017

Fronius, a manufacturer of battery charging systems, welding technology and solar inverters, has introduced its Fronius Smart Solution for residential and commercial solar systems. According to the company, its new solution offers flexible system design, shade mitigation, NEC compliance, high performance and [Read More]

China Sunergy To Build Solar Module Manufacturing Facility In Sacramento

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 21, 2017

China Sunergy Co. Ltd. (CSUN), a specialized solar cell and module manufacturer, together with Seul Energy Manufacturing Pte Ltd., subsidiary of Seul Holding Pte Ltd., has entered into a lease agreement for building up to 400 MW of a high-efficiency [Read More]

Solar Market Financier Enhances Commercial Loan Product

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 21, 2017

In an expansion to the scope of project types that are eligible for financing, Wunder, a financier in the small to midsize commercial solar market, has announced that it now services loan requests up to $1.5 million (previously capped at $1 million) [Read More]

Florida Utility FPL Doubles Down On Solar Plans

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

The company now plans to build eight large-scale solar projects, which will collectively feature more than 2.5 million new solar panels, by early 2018.