A few weeks after announcing “significant” layoffs, Suniva, a Georgia-based manufacturer of solar cells and modules, has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Suniva revealed the layoffs at both of its U.S. plants in late March but provided few details; [Read More]
Curbside appeal is important for homeowners, and some might not like the look of conventional solar panels. Is it time for the industry to embrace more unconventional solutions?
Editor’s note: This article was updated on March 31 to include details about the number of job losses at Suniva’s Georgia plant and then on April 3 to include details about layoffs at the company’s Michigan facility. Citing “continued downward [Read More]
IHS Markit analysts reveal which leading tracker companies reigned supreme or lost market share, as well as provide an outlook for the future.
Sunrun Inc. has announced it is expanding its footprint into Wisconsin, marking the national residential solar company’s entrance into the Midwest region. “We are excited to bring affordable clean energy solutions to homeowners in Wisconsin,” says Lynn Jurich, CEO of [Read More]
Unirac Inc., a New Mexico-based PV mounting solutions company, has released a new 25-year product warranty for Solarmount, Sunframe Microrail, Roofmount and Unirac Large Array product lines. The new warranty took effect on Feb. 28, the company says. “Unirac now [Read More]
Schletter Group has announced G-Max, the company’s next generation of fixed-tilt, solar ground-mount racking systems. According to Schletter, noteworthy cost benefits of the steel ground-mount product include increased adjustment capability in the field, increased spans between foundations, standardization and reduction [Read More]
On Wednesday, representatives from Tesla Inc. and Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC), as well as dignitaries from throughout Hawaii, were on-hand for a blessing ceremony of the state’s first dispatchable solar energy plant. Commissioned by KIUC and owned by Tesla, [Read More]
Last year, one new megawatt of solar PV went online in the U.S. every 36 minutes, according to a market study, which also reveals forecasts for 2017 and beyond.
The parties compromised on a number of issues important for the future of the utility’s rooftop solar customers.