Archive for photovoltaic

Greenbacker Acquiring More Residential Solar From TerraForm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

Through a wholly owned subsidiary, Greenbacker Renewable Energy Co. LLC has signed a $6 million purchase and sale agreement for 1,252 operating residential PV solar systems from a subsidiary of TerraForm Power. The systems have an aggregate generating capacity of [Read More]

Solar Power Northeast

Posted by Amanda Fava on February 13, 2017

Solar Power Northeast is an industry trade show run by SEIA and SEPA and was created to serve the photovoltaic market by convening industry leaders, manufacturers and service providers to establish a platform by which professionals can network, exchange knowledge [Read More]

Expect The Unexpected: Solar Asset Insurance And Weather-Related Losses

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Written by Jatin Sharma on October 18, 2016

A renewable energy underwriter finds that extreme natural events, such as floods and tornadoes, contributed to a large spike in the severity of claims over the past five years.

Sunpreme Developing New PV Cell Manufacturing Tech

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2016

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Sunpreme has received a $5 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop what the company calls the next generation of high-performance, low-cost photovoltaic manufacturing technology. Through the SunShot award, Sunpreme says it will develop [Read More]

SEIA Kicks Off National Solar PV Recycling Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 13, 2016

In an effort to “cement the sustainability” of U.S. solar, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has launched a first-of-its-kind national solar photovoltaic recycling program. Working alongside major solar manufacturers and installer-developers – including First Solar, SunPower and Trina Solar [Read More]

Silicor Secures Project Management Contract For Solar Silicon Plant

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 11, 2016

San Jose, Calif.-based Silicor Materials Inc. has signed an $8.9 million contract with AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) for the project management of Silicor’s first commercial-scale manufacturing plant, to be located in Grundartangi, Iceland. Silicor expects the project to break ground [Read More]

Intersolar North America Kicks Off In San Francisco

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 12, 2016

On Monday, Intersolar North America officially kicked off in San Francisco, with Ali Zaidi, the White House office of management and budget’s associate director for natural resources, energy and science, addressing the crowd at the InterContinental Hotel during the opening ceremony. The keynote [Read More]

LG Solar 72-Cell Solar Panels Ready For Commercial Installation

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 12, 2016

LG Electronics USA, based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., has announced that U.S. shipments for LG’s flagship NeON 2 72-cell solar panels are beginning this month. According to LG, these new solar panels are perfectly suited for commercial- and utility-scale installations, [Read More]

SolarCity Launches Residential Service, Expands Hiring In Utah

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 12, 2016

SolarCity Corp. says it has now launched residential solar service in Utah and is actively recruiting sales representatives, permitting and installation services roles in the Salt Lake Valley. According to the company, construction of the new regional corporate headquarters in [Read More]

HDPV Alliance Expands With New Members To Lower Solar Cost

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 12, 2016

The HDPV Alliance, an industry-wide alliance focused on lowering the cost and increasing the performance of PV solar systems, has added six new members to expand alliance membership to 39 companies worldwide. According to the alliance, new members include inverter, system [Read More]