Archive for clean-energy – Page 9

Canadian Solar Nets Project Financing From Prudential, U.S. Bank

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 25, 2017

Canadian Solar Inc. has secured financing for its 92 MW IS-42 solar power project near Fayetteville, N.C. The financing is in the form of a debt facility with Prudential Capital Group and a tax equity investment commitment from U.S. Bancorp [Read More]

Hawaiian Electric Touts Renewable Energy Milestones

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 25, 2017

To mark Earth Day 2017, utility company Hawaiian Electric highlighted its progress in replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy and reducing greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. The company, including subsidiaries Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light, provides power to 95% of residents [Read More]

REC Launches New 72-Cell TwinPeak Multicrystalline Panel

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 25, 2017

Panel maker REC has begun commercial production of a high-power 72-cell multicrystalline solar panel. Rated up to 350 Wp, the REC TwinPeak 2S 72 panel can compete with products of similar size using monocrystalline and mono-PERC technology by providing more [Read More]

Sunnova Closes $615M Funding Round With Credit Suisse

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 25, 2017

Residential solar company Sunnova Energy Corp. has closed a funding round that includes a private placement by its subsidiary, Helios Issuer LLC, of approximately $255 million aggregate principal amount of asset-backed notes. Credit Suisse acted as the sole structuring agent [Read More]

Starbucks Signals New Approach To Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 24, 2017

While everyone on social media was debating about Starbucks’ limited-release Unicorn Frappuccino, the giant coffee company revealed some details about the corporation’s new renewable energy strategy. In 2015, Starbucks joined RE100, a global initiative of influential businesses committed to 100% [Read More]

DOE, GRID Complete 56 California Tribal Solar Installations

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 24, 2017

On Saturday, nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Bishop Paiute Tribe at an Earth Day event marking the completion of 56 no-cost rooftop solar installations on tribal lands in California. GRID leveraged [Read More]

EIA Examines Use Of Solar Trackers Among U.S. Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 24, 2017

More than 50% of the operating utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the U.S. use some form of tracking technology, and those systems tend to be located in the Southwest, where solar resources are more favorable, according to a new [Read More]

City Of Houston Buys Power From 50 MW Solar Farm

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 24, 2017

The City of Houston and French energy company ENGIE have announced completion of the 50 MW SolaireHolman solar project, which will provide up to 10.5% of the city’s electricity needs under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA). Located in Alpine, [Read More]

Ranking Shows Both Blue And Red States Lead On Clean Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 21, 2017

A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) ranks the clean energy progress of all 50 U.S. states and finds success spans political party lines, as both red and blue states are making the switch to cleaner energy. [Read More]

Biditup To Auction Off Assets Of SMA’s Closed Denver Operations

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 21, 2017

Biditup Auctions Worldwide has announced that the assets of SMA Solar’s inverter manufacturing facilities in Denver, Colo., will be illuminating the auction block for a two-day, online-only sale in May. Last year, Germany-based inverter company SMA announced it was closing [Read More]