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Beaumont Solar Completes 2.2 MW Rooftop Project In Mass.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 15, 2017

Beaumont Solar, a full-service solar provider, has completed a 2.2 MW rooftop PV system at the headquarters of a New England wine and spirit distributor. Martignetti Companies’ new 680,305 square-foot building, located in Taunton, Mass., now features 7,030 solar modules. [Read More]

Two More U.S. Cities Commit To 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 15, 2017

This week, Pueblo, Colo., and Moab, Utah, became the 22nd and 23rd cities in the U.S. to commit to a transition to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. On Monday, the Pueblo City Council approved a measure to power [Read More]

Governors Urge Trump To Support Wind And Solar

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on February 15, 2017

The Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition, a renewable energy advocacy group headed by bipartisan Govs. Gina Raimondo, D-R.I., and Sam Brownback, R-Kan., is pleading with President Donald Trump and his administration to support and further grow the U.S.’ renewables [Read More]

Government Partnerships Continue To Boost Solar Projects

Written by Mary Scott Nabers on February 14, 2017

Public-private collaborations across the U.S. have proven to provide benefits to government entities looking to go solar.

SolarWorld To Shut Down Multicrystalline Production

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 10, 2017

Germany-based panel maker SolarWorld AG has announced plans to stop production of the company’s multicrystalline products, shift its manufacturing focus, and reduce its workforce. The company says the decision to streamline operations will strengthen its competitiveness amid global solar market [Read More]

Minn. Reps Vote To End Solar Incentive Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 10, 2017

In a 76-49 vote on Thursday, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed H.F.235, a bill that would eliminate the Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program. Launched in 2013, the 10-year incentive program helps residents, businesses and communities fund new solar PV [Read More]

Calif. Public Energy Provider Signs Up For 200 MW Of Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 10, 2017

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), a public, locally controlled community choice energy program that provides electricity to San Mateo County, Calif., has inked a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to buy the output from a new 200 MW solar PV plant [Read More]

SunPower Appoints New Global Operations Executive

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 10, 2017

Vertically integrated solar company SunPower Corp. has named Dr. Bill Mulligan its new executive vice president of global operations. He replaces Marty Neese, who is leaving the company for a position in a different sector, and will be responsible for [Read More]

National Lab Researchers Work To Battle Solar Panel Corrosion

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 09, 2017

People think of corrosion as rust on cars or oxidation that blackens silver, but it also harms critical electronics and connections in solar panels, lowering the amount of electricity produced. That’s why researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are tackling ways [Read More]

Arizona Utility Adds New Solar Fees Amid Policy Shift

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 09, 2017

Changes in Arizona’s solar policies are moving forward. Investor-owned utility (IOU) Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has announced that the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) approved TEP’s proposed rate plan, which includes, among other things, new fees for rooftop solar customers. According [Read More]