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Salt River Project Using Advanced Inverters To Study Solar Impacts

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 10, 2017

Arizona-based utility Salt River Project (SRP) says more than 750 customers are participating in an advanced inverter study to investigate how solar and other types of customer-generated energy sources impact the grid. The purpose of the pilot study, which is [Read More]

Alterra Nets Financing For 11 MW University Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 09, 2017

Alterra Power Corp. and Inovateus Solar LLC have announced the closing of a $19.9 million construction loan facility for the Spartan solar project, an 11 MW solar project located on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Mich. The [Read More]

Orlando Becomes Latest U.S. City To Establish 100% Renewables Goal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 09, 2017

On Tuesday, the Orlando, Fla., city commission unanimously approved a resolution establishing a goal to transition Orlando to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2050. According to the Sierra Club, Orlando is now the largest city in Florida to make [Read More]

Utility APS Chooses Battery Storage Over Traditional T&D

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 09, 2017

Instead of rebuilding about 20 miles of transmission and distribution (T&D) poles and wires, Arizona Public Service (APS) will install two battery storage systems in rural Punkin Center, Ariz., making it one of the first electricity companies in the nation [Read More]

New DOE Deputy Secretary Enters Role After Senate Blessing

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 09, 2017

Dan Brouillette, a former executive at Ford and USAA, has been sworn in as the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) after the U.S. Senate confirmed his appointment last week. Unlike Rick Perry’s appointment as DOE secretary [Read More]

Enphase Energy CEO Paul Nahi Resigns

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 08, 2017

After more than 10 years at the helm of California-based Enphase Energy Inc., Paul Nahi has stepped down as president and CEO of the major micro-inverter supplier. According to a press release, Tuesday was Nahi’s final day with Enphase; however, [Read More]

Section 201 Trade Case: A Solar Job Killer Or Creator?

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 08, 2017

In the lead-up to a much-anticipated hearing at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) next week, the two co-petitioners behind the Section 201 case, Suniva and SolarWorld Americas, have released an analysis claiming that new trade actions against solar imports [Read More]

Sempra Acquires California Solar Project From Recurrent Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 08, 2017

Recurrent Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc., has announced that Sempra Renewables LLC, a unit of Sempra Energy, acquired its 200 MW-AC Great Valley Solar project, previously called Tranquillity 8. “We are pleased to work with a [Read More]

imec Claims Record Conversion Efficiency For Perovskite/Silicon Module

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 08, 2017

Belgium-based research center imec has announced an improvement of its 4cm2 perovskite/silicon tandem photovoltaic module achieving a power conversion efficiency of 23.9%. Reaching this level, imec claims it is the first to achieve a module-on-cell stack that outperforms the standalone [Read More]

Manufacturer Covers Majority Of Plant’s Power Needs With Solar 

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 08, 2017

Zurn Industries, a manufacturer of plumbing, building and water solutions for commercial, municipal and industrial markets, recently completed a solar project to power its facility in Paso Robles, Calif. California-based REC Solar built the 550 kW rooftop system and expects [Read More]