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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]

U.S. Solar Market Sees Solid Growth In The First Quarter

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 08, 2017

Despite a slowdown in installations following last year’s record-setting pace, the U.S. market “clearly remains on a strong upward trajectory,” according to SEIA.

Solar Manufacturer Suniva Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 18, 2017

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]

Homeowners Searching For Solar Solutions With Aesthetic Impact

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Written by Erin Vaughan on April 13, 2017

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?

U.S. Solar Manufacturer Suniva Announces ‘Significant’ Layoffs

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on March 30, 2017

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]

The Top 10 PV Tracker Suppliers Of 2016

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on March 30, 2017

IHS Markit analysts reveal which leading tracker companies reigned supreme or lost market share, as well as provide an outlook for the future.

Sunrun Marks Expansion Into Midwest Solar Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 29, 2017

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 Releases New 25-Year Warranty For Solar Racking

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 21, 2017

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 Unveils G-Max Fixed-Tilt Solar Mounting System

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 13, 2017

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]

Aloha, Storage! Tesla Helps Hawaiian Co-op Deploy Solar At Night

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2017

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]