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Grupo Clavijo And MFV Solar Announce PV Tracker Merger

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 28, 2017

The Spanish companies Grupo Clavijo and MFV Solar, with the support of the Q-Growth Fund, have reached a merger agreement to form NCLAVE. The combined entity will aim to become a world leader in the design, manufacture and installation of [Read More]

SDG&E Completes World’s Biggest Li-Ion Battery Storage Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 27, 2017

In partnership with AES Energy Storage, San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) recently completed what the utility says is the world’s largest lithium-ion battery energy storage facility. Located in Escondido, Calif., the 30 MW facility is capable of storing up [Read More]

Georgia Utility Launches New Solar Option For Customers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 24, 2017

Atlanta-based utility Georgia Power has introduced Georgia Power Simple Solar, a new voluntary program meant to allow its customers to support solar energy even if they are unable to, or choose not to, install a solar system at their homes [Read More]

Affordable Solar Provides More Details On Facebook Project

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 22, 2017

Shortly after Gov. Susana Martinez announced that Facebook plans to use solar energy to help power the tech company’s data center now under development in New Mexico, Affordable Solar has provided some more details about the related solar project. The [Read More]

SMA America Offers New Power+ Solution For Residential Solar

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 22, 2017

SMA America says it has launched its new Power+ Solution to meet the growing demand for fast, cost-effective and high-performing solar solutions. According to SMA America, the new solution combines the proven Sunny Boy US inverter with the TS4-R Module [Read More]

Florida Utility FPL Doubles Down On Solar Plans

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

The company now plans to build eight large-scale solar projects, which will collectively feature more than 2.5 million new solar panels, by early 2018.

Fraunhofer ISE Claims New Solar Cell Efficiency Record

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

The Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) has claimed a new world record for the most efficient multicrystalline silicon solar cell after its researchers produced a cell with 21.9% efficiency. Fraunhofer ISE says the record-breaking solar cell consists [Read More]

EPB Breaks Ground On City’s First Community Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

EPB, a municipally owned utility in Chattanooga, Tenn., has started construction on the city’s first community solar installation. Dubbed Solar Share, the community solar project is a partnership between EPB and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and the solar facility [Read More]

Enphase Refinances And Extends Term Loan Facility

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2017

Enphase Energy Inc., a California-based energy technology company that specializes in micro-inverters, has refinanced and extended its term loan facility with certain funds managed by Tennenbaum Capital Partners (TCP) from $25 million to $50 million. This comes as Enphase works [Read More]

El Paso Electric Targets Rooftop Solar Customers Again

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

Despite reaching a settlement agreement last year, the Texas-based utility is revamping efforts to change how it charges solar customers.