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Joe Kennedy Commissions Falmouth Landfill Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 16, 2017

Citizens Energy Corp., a Boston-based nonprofit founded by former U.S. Congressman Joseph “Joe” P. Kennedy II, has commissioned a 4 MW solar project built atop an unused landfill in Falmouth, Mass. The project represents the 15th array built by the [Read More]

Wartsila Acquires Greensmith To Boost Energy Storage Capabilities

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 16, 2017

Wartsila, a global technology group and manufacturer in the marine and energy markets, has signed an agreement to acquire Greensmith Energy Management Systems Inc., a U.S.-based provider of energy storage technologies and software solutions, for an undisclosed amount. With approximately [Read More]

SolarCity Co-Founder Lyndon Rive To Leave Tesla

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 16, 2017

A few months after electric vehicle and battery maker Tesla closed its acquisition of SolarCity, Lyndon Rive, co-founder and former CEO of the giant residential solar provider, has announced he is stepping away from the combined company in June. Rive, [Read More]

JinkoSolar Modules Receive IEC61345 Certification

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 15, 2017

China-based PV manufacturer JinkoSolar’s modules have received IEC61345 certification from TUV Rheinland. According to JinkoSolar, IEC61345 certification employs stricter testing criteria compared to IEC61215 certification, which currently serves as the industry standard UV test. It is mainly used to test [Read More]

CPUC Touts Successful Relaunch Of Self-Generation Incentive Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 12, 2017

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has announced that the state’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) successfully relaunched on May 1 amidst heavy customer demand, particularly for energy storage projects. In fact, the relaunch was so popular that the commission says [Read More]

Vivint Solar Expands Sales Tactics With New Retail Channel

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 12, 2017

Residential solar provider Vivint Solar has announced the launch of a new retail sales channel. The company says it is starting with kiosks at retail locations in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Utah by the end of June [Read More]

Canadian Solar Buys Stake In Transportation-Focused eNow

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 12, 2017

Canadian Solar Inc. has acquired a minority equity interest in eNow, a Rhode Island-based company specializing in solar-based power management systems for the commercial transportation industry. Canadian Solar is now a 10% shareholder of eNow. Canadian Solar says its investment [Read More]

How Are Major Solar Players Holding Up Amid Market Challenges?

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 11, 2017

They don’t call it a “solar coaster” for nothing: The industry has a long history of ups and downs, and unfortunately, a number of companies such as Sungevity, Suniva, SolarWorld AG and Ten K Solar have recently announced some major [Read More]

U.S. Manufacturer Ten K Solar ‘Discontinuing Current Operation’

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 11, 2017

Citing “significant price pressures,” Ten K Solar, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of PV modules and integrated systems, has announced it is “discontinuing its current operation.” Founded as a promising start-up in 2008, the company has been making and providing solar hardware [Read More]

New Hampshire Town Commits To 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 11, 2017

The Town of Hanover, N.H., has voted to establish a goal of transitioning to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2050. The article approved at Tuesday’s town meeting sets a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 [Read More]