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Fitch: Solar Projects Outperform Energy Forecasts, But Wind Falls Short

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 14, 2017

Fitch Ratings’ analysis of rated wind energy projects across EMEA, the U.S. and Latin America and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects across EMEA and the U.S. finds electricity production from solar projects has tended to exceed initial independent estimates, while [Read More]

Duke Energy Renewables Enters N.Y. Market With Acquisition Deal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 14, 2017

North Carolina-based Duke Energy Renewables is expanding its footprint into the New York market through a deal to acquire the 24.9 MW Shoreham Solar Commons project on Long Island from developer Invenergy. The project, currently under construction by Invenergy, is [Read More]

Nautilus Acquires Minn. Community Solar Portfolio From ReneSola

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 14, 2017

Nautilus Solar Energy LLC, a national solar project development, acquisition and asset management company, has acquired an approximately 13.3 MW community solar portfolio previously developed by ReneSola Ltd. The project portfolio, qualified under utility Xcel Energy’s community solar program, is [Read More]

Solar Groups Welcome Improvements To Mass. SMART Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 14, 2017

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has released its final version of the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program regulations. Initially proposed earlier this year, SMART is a long-term replacement program designed to incentivize 1.6 GW of new solar [Read More]

SunPower Announces New Research Facility With Pilot Line

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 14, 2017

PV manufacturer SunPower has announced a newly completed research facility with a pilot production line at its San Jose, Calif., headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley. The company says it invested approximately $25 million in the new facility over [Read More]

Germany’s SolarWorld Starts Anew, U.S. Arm Provides Update

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 11, 2017

After reaching an acquisition agreement earlier this week, Germany-based module manufacturer SolarWorld AG has received approval to hand over its German production facilities and its distribution companies in Europe, Asia and Africa to SolarWorld Industries GmbH, a newly formed entity [Read More]

1.95 MW Low-Income Community Solar Project Under Way In Colo.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 11, 2017

Training, diversity, state funding and utility support – this low-income community solar project in Colorado has it all! The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), GRID Alternatives (GRID), and Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) have announced the development of a new [Read More]

U.S. Surpasses 40 Cities Committed To 100% Renewables, Notes Sierra Club

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 11, 2017

On Thursday, just days after Orlando, Fla., established a similar goal, Nevada City, Calif., joined the growing list of U.S. cities that are officially committed to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy. Surrounded by city council members, key members of [Read More]

Long Island Vineyard Raises A Glass To Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 10, 2017

Not only is the sun used to grow grapes that produce award-winning wines at Paumanok Vineyards, but now the power of the sun is being harnessed to provide more energy to the Aquebogue, N.Y.-based vineyard’s facilities. SunPower by EmPower Solar [Read More]

Citing Asian Competition, Ulbrich Shutters Oregon Plant

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 10, 2017

South Carolina-based Ulbrich Solar Technologies Inc., a PV interconnect ribbon manufacturer and longtime supply-chain partner of SolarWorld Americas, has closed its plant in Hillsboro, Ore., and laid off the facility’s 16 remaining employees. “The decision comes as the North American [Read More]