Solar Monetization Option Challenges Third-Party Ownership Assumptions
While third-party ownership (TPO) represents much of the growth in residential photovoltaic installations, several factors may be starting to inject a few new wrinkles into the home solar market. The  [read more]
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:36:11 EDT
U.S. DOE Issues Draft Renewables And Energy Efficiency Loan Guarantee Solicitation
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a draft loan guarantee solicitation for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that avoid, reduce or sequester greenhouse gases. When finalized, the  [read more]
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:34:24 EDT
Canadian Solar Completes Hybrid PV-Diesel Installation For First Nation Community
Canadian Solar Inc. has completed a hybrid photovoltaic-diesel power microgrid in a remote community in northern Ontario. The 152 kW rooftop solar array on the Deer Lake First Nation Elementary  [read more]
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:32:19 EDT
JinkoSolar Connects 39 MW Of PV Projects To Grid In China
JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. has connected two photovoltaic power plants with a combined capacity of 39 MW to the grid in China's Jiangsu province. JinkoSolar says the 24 MW solar  [read more]
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:31:06 EDT
Advocate: Agency Does A 'Disservice' With U.S. Renewable Energy Projections
In December, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a draft report projecting that the nation would get about 16% of its electricity from renewables by 2040. However, Ken Bossong,  [read more]
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:38:13 EDT
Chairman And CEO Retires From Hanwha SolarOne
Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd. has announced that Ki-Joon Hong, chairman and CEO, has retired from the company. Hong was appointed a director of Hanwha SolarOne in October 2010 and subsequently  [read more]
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:24:43 EDT
SPG Solar Deploys SunSeeker Tracker For 50 MW System In Arizona
SPG Solar says it has completed the delivery of its SunSeeker single-axis tracker to a 50 MW DC solar PV system in Gila Bend, Ariz. Constructed by engineering, procurement and  [read more]
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:11:48 EDT
Meridian Solar Teams Up With Boy Scouts Of America For PV System
Meridian Solar has partnered with the Boy Scouts of America's Capitol Area Council to develop and install a 74.15 kW solar PV system on the Frank Fickett South Training and  [read more]
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:39:09 EDT
Solar3D's SUNworks Commissions 1 MW Of California Farm Projects
Solar3D Inc.'s SUNworks division has commissioned large solar systems totaling approximately 1 MW for Quaresma Dairy and M&B Alfalfa Farms, two northern California dairy farms. The combined savings is expected  [read more]
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:36:53 EDT
Solar EPC Firms Turn To Skid-Based Inverters To Lower Project Labor Costs
Builders of small commercial-, municipal- and small utility-scale installations are finding that mounting inverters and attending systems on skids in "power station" configurations can save on labor costs, particularly in  [read more]
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT