Archive for energy

Drone Services Company Launches Turnkey Solar Solutions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 11, 2017

Measure, a provider of drone services for enterprise customers, has launched a new suite of inspection solutions specifically for solar plant maintenance. The Drone as a Service company, based out of Washington, D.C., says the new turnkey solutions enable solar [Read More]

U.S. Solar, Wind Exceed 10% Of Monthly Generation For First Time

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

For the first time, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), monthly electricity generation from wind and solar (including utility-scale plants and small-scale systems) has exceeded 10% of total U.S. electricity generation. Citing March data for its Electric Power [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]

Sacramento NBA Arena Scores New Rooftop Solar Array

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 28, 2016

SPI Solar Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SPI Energy Co. Ltd., has completed a 700 kW rooftop solar project at the home of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Sacramento Kings. Built with AES Distributed Energy Inc., a subsidiary of [Read More]

Sierra Club To U.S., India: Stop The Solar-Killing Trade Cases

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 12, 2016

On Sept. 9 – just days before the World Trade Organization (WTO) was expected to release its final ruling in a case the U.S. launched against India’s commonsense solar energy initiative – India filed a complaint to the WTO against [Read More]

Enphase Rolls Out Another Generation Of Solar Micro-Inverters

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 12, 2016

Enphase Energy Inc. has unveiled its Enphase home energy solution with IQ, which combines solar, storage and energy management. The solution features the company’s sixth-generation Enphase IQ micro-inverter system, integrates with upcoming AC modules from LG and SolarWorld, and offers [Read More]

Enphase Energy Announces Executive Shake-Up

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 11, 2016

Enphase Energy Inc. has announced the resignation of its vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), Kris Sennesael, as well as appointed a replacement, Bert Garcia. Enphase says Sennesael has resigned to pursue other career opportunities. Garcia, currently Enphase’s vice [Read More]

Calif. ISO: How A Regional Energy Market Would Impact Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 13, 2016

By creating a multistate, regional electric market, California could reach its 50% renewable energy goal and save consumers up to $1.5 billion by 2030, according to newly released findings from the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). The studies, conducted on [Read More]

Lawmakers Propose Investment Tax Credit For Energy Storage

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 13, 2016

The proposed incentives would be modeled on solar’s current investment tax credits, according to the bill’s author, Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M.

The Importance Of Solar PV Module Recycling

Written by Ian Draisey on April 14, 2016

The solar industry should work to discard end-of-life panels in a way that is good for both the planet and the bottom line.