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NV Energy Surpasses 2016 Renewable Energy Mandate

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Say what you will about NV Energy’s controversial stance against retail net-metering for rooftop solar, but the Nevada utility sure has embraced utility-scale renewable energy. According to NV Energy, the company achieved a 22.2% renewable credit level in southern Nevada [Read More]

Arizona Utility Names Solar Project In Memory Of Employee

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Arizona-based utility UniSource Energy Services (UES) has dedicated a new 5 MW solar array in memory of an employee who helped to keep the lights on for more than 30 years in Mohave County. UES says the Steven H. Jacobson [Read More]

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar Announces Compatibility With Tigo Optimizers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 11, 2017

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, a U.S. commercial PV inverter manufacturer, announced full compatibility of its three-phase string inverters with Tigo’s module optimizers, fully complying with the 2014 and 2017 National Electric Code (NEC) 690.12 Rapid Shutdown requirements. “We are pleased [Read More]

University’s Environmental Science Center Inks Solar Agreement

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 11, 2017

Solar energy will soon be generated in Cambridge, Md., on the grounds of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). UMCES has signed an agreement with Standard Solar Inc. to install a 2 MW solar project on approximately [Read More]

Trina Solar Introduces Duomax Twin Bifacial PERC Module

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 11, 2017

China-based PV manufacturer Trina Solar Ltd. has announced the launch of its bifacial module Duomax Twin. According to the company, the new solution integrates Trina Solar’s high-efficiency bifacial PERC cell and Duomax module technology. Duomax Twin generates power from both [Read More]

Chicago To Switch Public Buildings To 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 10, 2017

Chicago joins a growing list of U.S. cities that have made similar clean energy commitments.

EIA: Solar Spurred Negative Wholesale Electricity Prices In Calif.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 10, 2017

On March 11, utility-scale solar generation in the territory of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) accounted for almost 40% of net grid power produced during the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., according to a new analysis from [Read More]

Large Solar Installation Takes Shape At New Toyota Headquarters

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 10, 2017

Construction has begun on an 8.79 MW SunPower solar system at Toyota Motor North America’s new headquarters in Plano, Texas, which the automaker plans to occupy this year. About 1 MW larger than originally planned, the project is expected to [Read More]

UN Report: Cheaper Renewables Offered ‘More Bang For The Buck’ In 2016

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 07, 2017

Believe it or not, last year’s drop in renewable energy investment dollars actually underscored an encouraging trend – the falling costs of clean energy technology. That’s because, according to a new report, although the global renewables investment level in 2016 [Read More]

Microgrid Goes Online At Schneider Electric’s North American HQ

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 07, 2017

Project partners have announced completion of a new microgrid at the North American headquarters of energy management and automation company Schneider Electric. Located at the company’s Boston One Campus (BOC) in Andover, Mass., the microgrid was built by Schneider Electric [Read More]