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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]

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]

Cajon Valley School District Taps SunPower For Solar Installations

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 21, 2017

SunPower Corp. and the Cajon Valley Union School District (CVUSD) in California are planning to begin construction of SunPower Helix solar systems at 24 school sites in the El Cajon region of San Diego County this coming spring. According to SunPower, the solar [Read More]

Yingli Signs 50.6 MW Agreement For Two Japan Solar Power Plants

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 21, 2017

Solar panel manufacturer Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. says that its wholly owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Spain S.L.U., has signed a 50.6 MW solar panel supply agreement with X-ELIO, a Spanish developer and operator of utility-scale PV systems. As [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.

Fraunhofer ISE Claims New Solar Cell Efficiency Record

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

The Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) has claimed a new world record for the most efficient multicrystalline silicon solar cell after its researchers produced a cell with 21.9% efficiency. Fraunhofer ISE says the record-breaking solar cell consists [Read More]

EPB Breaks Ground On City’s First Community Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

EPB, a municipally owned utility in Chattanooga, Tenn., has started construction on the city’s first community solar installation. Dubbed Solar Share, the community solar project is a partnership between EPB and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and the solar facility [Read More]

Renewable Energy Mandate Proves Effective In Michigan

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

State renewable portfolio standards (RPS), which require regulated utilities to procure a certain amount of clean energy, have been a major driver of renewables development across the U.S. Highlighting that success, a new report from the Michigan Public Service Commission [Read More]

Maryland Pushes Ahead With Community Solar Program

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2017

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved final rules to implement the state’s three-year community solar pilot program. The PSC order sets the total program capacity target at close to 200 MW, directs state utilities to file their community [Read More]

Standard Solar Builds Multi-Tech Commercial Project In Md.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2017

Maryland-based Standard Solar Inc. recently completed a 708 kW solar project at the corporate center of DANAC LLC, a commercial real estate developer, in Rockville, Md. The project consists of a parking garage solar canopy, a solar carport and a [Read More]