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Florida Governor Signs Popular Pro-Solar Bill Into Law

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 19, 2017

With his signature, Gov. Rick Scott has “answered the will of the voters,” according to a state senator.

Nevada Governor Signs Bill To Restore Rooftop Solar Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

As promised, Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., has signed into law a bill to almost fully restore net energy metering (NEM) in Nevada. Solar advocates have praised the legislation, A.B.405, which is expected to revive the state’s struggling rooftop solar market. [Read More]

Panasonic And Pika Energy Partner On Harbor Smart Battery

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America and U.S.-based inverter manufacturer Pika Energy Inc. have partnered to offer the Harbor 10P/15P Smart Battery, a DC-coupled energy storage solution. Harbor 10P/15P will begin shipping in late 2017 and is available for pre-order today. [Read More]

Silicon Ranch Kicks Off Solar Project For Colo. Co-op

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

The Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) and Silicon Ranch Corp. have announced construction is under way on a new 3.5 MW solar facility in Kersey, Colo. The partners say the 30-acre facility will feature more than 40,000 solar panels [Read More]

Global Renewables Slated To ‘Dominate’ As Coal Dwindles

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

BNEF’s latest forecast says renewables will account for 72% of the investment in new power generation worldwide by 2040.

SEIA: Suniva Trade Petition Would ‘Kill’ 88,000 Solar Jobs

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) claims an estimated 88,000 jobs, about one-third of the current U.S. solar workforce, would be lost next year if Suniva gets trade protections the company proposed in its petition with the U.S. International Trade [Read More]

SMA America Unveils Solution To Streamline Residential Service

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

SMA America has unveiled its new SMA Smart Connected solution. Now available with the Sunny Boy-US residential line of inverters, SMA Smart Connected is a proactive service package integrated into the Sunny Portal PV monitoring database that automatically detects and [Read More]

GameChange Announces Capital Intro Program To Fund Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

GameChange Solar, a manufacturer of fixed-tilt and tracker solar racking systems, says it has expanded its capital introduction program to fund solar projects across the U.S. to over $2 billion in available capital. The company says the program is primarily [Read More]

NV Energy Is On The Lookout For 50 MW

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

Responding to a requirement from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, NV Energy has announced that it is seeking proposals to secure 25 MW of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-defined “qualifying facility” resources in southern Nevada and 25 MW of such [Read More]

Investigating The Lifecycle Impact Of Solar Panels

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Written by Erin Vaughan on June 13, 2017

In this guest article, the author argues, “More work needs to be done to calculate solar panels’ impact on the environment from cradle to grave.”