Archive for renewable-energy – Page 17

SEPA To Rebrand As Smart Electric Power Alliance

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 10, 2016

In response to the continuing evolution of solar and clean energy, the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) will undergo a rebranding as the Smart Electric Power Alliance on April 11. According to SEPA’s release, the new name reflects what the [Read More]

The Solar Program, SunPower Partner To Offer SunPower Direct In NYC

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 10, 2016

The Solar Program, a New York-founded solar marketing and sales company, and SunPower Corp., a manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, have teamed up to offer a direct solar solution that enables New York homeowners to [Read More]

Florida Legislature Passes Solar Tax Abatement

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 10, 2016

Both chambers of Florida’s state legislature voted to place C.S./H.J.R.193 and C.S./H.B.195 on the August primary ballot on Wednesday, according to a release from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. According to the alliance, the bi-partisan policy measures would remove [Read More]

SolarWorld’s Bifacial Modules Produced For Testing At Va. University

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2016

SolarWorld, a U.S.-based crystalline silicon solar manufacturer, has begun producing bifacial Bisun modules at its U.S. manufacturing hub to compare their performance with standard modules using advanced p-type mono-PERC cell architecture. In order to carry out this comparison testing, SolarWorld [Read More]

IRENA: Renewable Energy Is ‘Crucial’ To Reduce China’s Carbon, Water Use

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2016

According to a new joint brief by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and China Water Risk, scaling up renewable energy and introducing improved plant cooling technologies in China’s power sector would not only cut carbon emissions by 37%, but [Read More]

Hawaii Utilities Far Exceed 2015 RPS Goal For Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2016

In its renewable portfolio standard (RPS) report filed with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Hawaiian Electric Co. Inc. is reporting record-high renewable energy use for the state in 2015. The consolidated RPS for Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii [Read More]

California Utilities Launch Legal Battle Against NEM Ruling

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 08, 2016

California’s three largest utilities continue to oppose the state PUC’s decision on net metering. Pushing for new rules, they filed rehearing applications for the NEM 2.0 proceeding.

Sunworks Secures $9M In Contracts For California Cities, Schools

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 08, 2016

Sunworks Inc., a provider of solar power solutions, has secured approximately $9.4 million in contracts with multiple cities and schools in northern California to establish long-term, cost-saving solar energy solutions. According to the company, these awards support Sunworks’ 2016 outlook [Read More]

SolarCity, NRG, Whole Foods To Install Solar On Stores Across U.S.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 08, 2016

SolarCity, NRG Energy and Whole Foods Market (WFM) are partnering together to install solar power systems on several market locations across the U.S. in order to increase solar power production, offset some need for traditional grid power and help WFM [Read More]

Majority Of Marylanders Support Bill To Increase Renewable Portfolio Standard

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 07, 2016

Renewable energy company SunEdison Inc. and the Maryland Climate Coalition have released poll results showing that Maryland residents overwhelmingly support legislation before the General Assembly that would increase the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS). Currently, Maryland’s RPS requires state electricity [Read More]