Archive for renewables

SunPower To Provide E-Series Panels For 25 Solar Projects In France

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 21, 2017

U.S. module manufacturer SunPower Corp. says it will supply 130 MW of its SunPower E-Series for 25 ground-mounted and carport solar projects in France, having been selected as the leading solar panel provider in the first round of France’s tender process for large-scale solar [Read More]

Minnesota Gov. Vetoes Bill That Would Have Hurt Solar Growth

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 21, 2017

If passed, the legislation would have allowed the state’s electric cooperatives to set their own fees without state oversight, enabling them to jack up charges for solar customers.

SolAero To Power Solar-Soaring UAV For Naval Research Lab

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 21, 2017

SolAero Technologies Corp. (SolAero), a provider of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and composite structural products for satellite and aerospace applications, has delivered its high-performance, lightweight solar cell technology to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to power its Solar-Soaring [Read More]

Fla. Solar Advocates Praise Gulf Power Settlement

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 21, 2017

In a newly filed settlement, Gulf Power has withdrawn its proposed fixed charge hike, which would have cost consumers nearly $50 every month, regardless of how much power they used. According to Floridians for Solar Choice, the removal of this [Read More]

Enphase Energy Brings Next-Gen Micro-Inverters To U.S. Market

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 21, 2017

Enphase Energy Inc., a solar micro-inverter and global energy technology company, has begun shipping the Enphase IQ Microinverter System, the sixth generation of Enphase micro-inverters. “Enphase continues to be the innovation leader in solar with the delivery of our IQ Microinverter [Read More]

Dominion Plans Two New Solar Energy Projects In South Carolina

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 20, 2017

Dominion says that it plans to construct, own and operate 81 MW of solar generating capacity in Jasper County, S.C. Specifically, the company expects to bring two projects – a 71.4 MW facility that would be South Carolina’s largest and a 10 MW array [Read More]

First Solar Commissions 250 MW Utility-Scale Solar Plant On Tribal Land

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 20, 2017

First Solar Inc. and the Moapa Band of Paiutes joined together with several community and energy leaders on Friday to celebrate the commissioning of the 250 MW Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project, located on the Moapa River Indian reservation approximately 30 [Read More]

NV Energy Shuts Down Coal Plant To Focus On Renewables Development

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 20, 2017

NV Energy has announced that the fourth and final 257 MW unit of its coal-fired Reid Gardner Generating Station will no longer provide energy to the southern Nevada electric grid – representing a significant step in achieving a less carbon-intensive energy future, consistent [Read More]

SolAmerica To Launch New Solar Array On Collum’s Lumber Property

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 17, 2017

SolAmerica Energy, which develops, finances and constructs commercial and utility-scale solar PV projects, says it will activate a new 924 kW single-axis tracker solar array on the property of Collum’s Lumber Products in Allendale, S.C., on March 21. As reported, the [Read More]

Yingli Announces Start Of Construction For 400 kW Bifacial PV Plant

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 17, 2017

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd., a China-based solar panel manufacturer, says that Tempress Systems B.V., part of the Amtech Group, has begun to construct Europe’s largest bifacial PV plant with a capacity of nearly 400 kW. According to Yingli, the [Read More]