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Trump’s Budget Proposal ‘Slashes’ Energy And Environmental Funding

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2017

Many clean energy and environmental advocacy groups, including SEIA, have denounced the proposal.

Soltec Announces SF7 Single-Axis Solar Tracker

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 23, 2017

Soltec, a manufacturer and supplier of single-axis solar trackers, has announced its next-generation SF7 tracker. The company says it will officially launch SF7 at the upcoming Intersolar Europe trade show in Munich starting May 31, as well as exhibit the [Read More]

TEP Inks Low-Cost Deal For Large Solar+Storage Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 23, 2017

Arizona-based utility Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has announced a deal to buy low-cost solar energy from a planned solar-plus-energy storage project it says will be large enough to power 21,000 homes. The new 100 MW solar array and an accompanying 30 MW [Read More]

GE Unit Surpasses $15B In Renewable Energy Investments

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 23, 2017

GE Energy Financial Services, a business unit of GE, has surpassed $15 billion in renewable energy investments across wind, solar and other renewable energy projects globally. Over the past three years, GE Energy Financial Services has committed to invest approximately [Read More]

SunPower Starts Project At California Air Force Base 

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 23, 2017

SunPower Corp. has broken ground on a 28 MW solar photovoltaic project at Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, Calif. The company expects the project to create about 150 jobs at peak of construction and, once complete, be the U.S. Air [Read More]

SolarWorld Americas Warns Workers About Impending Mass Layoff

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 22, 2017

SolarWorld Americas, which operates a large PV manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Ore., has notified all of its workers about an impending mass layoff and potential plant closure. Ben Santarris, head of corporate communications at SolarWorld Americas, tells Solar Industry that [Read More]

DNV GL Launches On-Demand Renewable Energy Forecasting Solution

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 22, 2017

DNV GL has added to its suite of short-term wind and solar power forecasting services with the launch of Forecaster NOW, an on-demand Web portal with e-commerce-enabled transactions. The global energy advisory and certification company is demonstrating its new solution [Read More]

GRID Alternatives, SEIA Kick Off Women In Solar Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 22, 2017

Nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives has launched its national Women in Solar Program, which the organization describes as an effort to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive solar industry by providing pathways to technical careers for women, highlighting the voices [Read More]

Texas Co-op Develops Solar Monitoring Software

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 22, 2017

Texas-based Bandera Electric Cooperative (BEC) has developed Apolloware, a cloud-based software solution to help its commercial and residential members monitor solar and energy storage installations in real time. According to the co-op, its software allows the solar array owner to [Read More]

After Gaz Metro Deal, Standard Solar Expands With New Offices

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 22, 2017

Maryland-based Standard Solar Inc. is expanding its team to serve customers nationwide with new offices in Dallas and San Francisco. The announcement comes after Canadian energy giant Gaz Metro recently acquired the solar company, and Standard Solar says this expansion [Read More]