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MiaSole Announces Certifications For FLEX-02 Solar Modules

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 26, 2016

MiaSole has announced that its copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS)-based, thin-film FLEX-02 solar modules are IEC 61646, IEC 61730 and UL 1703 certified, as well as UL 790 Class A fire rated. The California-based company says its FLEX-02 module offers [Read More]

Report: Solar And Wind Could Eclipse Fossil Fuels By 2030

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 25, 2016

The U.S. could slash greenhouse-gas emissions from power production by up to 78% below 1990 levels within 15 years while meeting increased energy demand, according to a new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University [Read More]

New Leader At Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 25, 2016

The University of California’s (UC) board of regents has approved Dr. Michael Witherell, vice chancellor for research at UC Santa Barbara, as the eighth director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Following a national search, Witherell will replace departing director, [Read More]

Community Power Network Launches Solar Co-Op Campaign In Ohio

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 25, 2016

Community Power Network (CPN), a national network of local, state and national advocates for renewable energy, has launched its Ohio Solar United Neighborhoods (OH SUN) program. The organization says this new effort builds on the group’s work in Washington, D.C.; [Read More]

Federal Court Rejects Stay Of Clean Power Plan

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Written by Joseph Bebon on January 22, 2016

On Thursday, a federal court handed renewable energy stakeholders, environmentalists and the Obama administration a victory: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied a request to halt the implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean [Read More]

Yet Another Solar Company To Cut Jobs Following Nevada PUC Ruling

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 22, 2016

Premier Solar Solutions, a Henderson, Nev.-based solar sales and installation company, is the latest solar business to suffer from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada’s (PUCN) December ruling to slash net-metering credits and increase charges for rooftop solar customers. Premier [Read More]

Study Explores Drivers For Low-Priced PV Systems In The U.S.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 22, 2016

The price of solar PV systems installed on homes and small businesses spans a wide range, and researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have published a new study they say reveals the key [Read More]

New Campaign Challenges 100 Cities To Go 100% Clean Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 22, 2016

The Sierra Club says it has launched a new initiative, the #ReadyFor100 campaign, which will challenge 100 cities across the U.S. to commit to 100% clean energy. With 2.4 million members and supporters, the group says it will harness its [Read More]

SOLV And First Solar Team Up On O&M Services

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 22, 2016

SOLV, a division of Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE), and First Solar Inc. have formed a partnership to provide shared operations and maintenance (O&M) services to SRE’s utility-scale solar power plants in the U.S. The partnership’s inaugural project is the 105 [Read More]

Soltec Nets UL Certification For Single-Axis SF Utility Tracker

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 22, 2016

Soltec Renewable Energies, a manufacturer and supplier of single-axis solar trackers, has secured Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 3703 certification for its SF Utility solar tracker. According to Soltec, the recently created UL 3703 certification validates tested conformance to safety, mechanical and [Read More]