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Trina Solar Claims New Efficiency Record For IBC Cell

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 05, 2017

China-based PV manufacturer Trina Solar says its State Key Laboratory (SKL) of PV Science and Technology (PVST) has set a new record of 24.13% total-area efficiency for a large-area (156 x 156mm2) n-type mono-crystalline silicon (c-Si) interdigitated back contact (IBC) [Read More]

TXU Energy Launches ‘Free Nights & Solar Days’ Time-Of-Use Plan

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 05, 2017

Texas-based utility TXU Energy has announced Free Nights & Solar Days, a time-of-use program combining its Right Time Pricing Plan with a new option for customers to go 100% renewable. “This is the best of both worlds – our customers [Read More]

Renewable Choice Energy Issues Call To North American Developers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 05, 2017

Renewable Choice Energy (RCE), which was acquired earlier this year by Schneider Electric, has issued a renewable energy request for information (RFI) for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers in North America. The RFI will allow the combined RCE and Schneider [Read More]

SEC Investigating Sunrun And SolarCity Over Contract Cancellations

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

The federal probe of two major solar companies also raises a broader question about sales tactics and consumer protection.

Fla. Legislature Green-Lights Pro-Solar Amendment 4

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

On Thursday, the Florida legislature officially approved a bill to implement the pro-solar Amendment 4, which voters overwhelmingly passed with 73% of the vote on the August 2016 primary ballot. The bill, S.B.90, is slated to reduce tax barriers for [Read More]

EIA Charts Utility-Scale Solar’s ‘Rapid’ Five-Year Growth

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

U.S. utility-scale solar installations – including both photovoltaic (PV) and thermal technologies – grew at an average rate of 72% per year between 2010 and 2016, faster than any other generating technologies, according to a new analysis from the U.S. [Read More]

Trump Taps Renewables Critic To Head Clean Energy Office

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

President Donald Trump has reportedly made his pick for the next head of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE): Daniel Simmons, former vice president of policy at the Institute for Energy Research [Read More]

Furman University Flips Switch On $1.7M Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

After nearly eight months of preparation and the installation of 2,994 solar panels, Furman University’s new $1.7 million solar facility has gone online and is supplying power to the Greenville, S.C., campus. The university first announced its plans to construct [Read More]

Santa Barbara County Solar Project Exceeds Expectations

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

The Santa Barbara County, Calif., board of supervisors has received a five-year update on the Calle Real solar array showing that the project has performed beyond expectations. According to a county announcement, the solar array was projected to produce 8.9 [Read More]

Solar Tracker Company Array Technologies Spreads Into Mexico

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

Albuquerque, N.M.-based solar tracker manufacturer Array Technologies Inc. has announced its expansion into Latin America, supported by a new office in Mexico City, Mexico. The company notes its latest international milestone comes on the heels of the 28-year-old company opening [Read More]