Archive for renewables – Page 10

Oxford, Stanford Researchers Hit Milestone With Perovskite Solar Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 25, 2016

Researchers from the University of Oxford and Stanford University have created all-perovskite tandem solar cells that convert sunlight to electricity at efficiencies above 20%, with the potential to go much higher. According to the scientists, these solar cells could rival [Read More]

Boston Nonprofit Brings Solar To Its Boathouse Rooftop

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2016

Community Rowing Inc. (CRI), a Boston-based nonprofit dedicated to making the sport of rowing more accessible, has partnered with Solect Energy of Hopkinton, Mass., and PowerOptions of Boston to install an 83.7 kW solar system on the roof of its [Read More]

SolarCity Teams Up With Airbnb For Residential Solar Rebates

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2016

Airbnb and SolarCity Corp. are partnering to bring more solar power to the home-sharing community. Through the collaboration, SolarCity will offer members of the Airbnb community a rebate – up to $1,000 cash back – on all solar panel systems [Read More]

Expect The Unexpected: Solar Asset Insurance And Weather-Related Losses

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Written by Jatin Sharma on October 18, 2016

A renewable energy underwriter finds that extreme natural events, such as floods and tornadoes, contributed to a large spike in the severity of claims over the past five years.

Battery Storage Company sonnen Gains New Investors

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2016

Germany-based energy storage company sonnen has completed a new financing round with a total equity amount of $85 million. sonnen says the financing will enable the company to continue its growth in Germany and deepen its expansion into international markets, [Read More]

Vivint Solar Announces Executive Shake-Up

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2016

Residential solar company Vivint Solar has appointed Chance Allred chief sales officer, Paul Dickson chief revenue officer and Bryan Christiansen chief operations officer. Allred, part of the company’s original executive team, will continue to lead the sales organization and will [Read More]

SolarCity Partners With Credit Suisse For $300M Financing

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2016

SolarCity Corp. has created a new fund to finance more than $300 million in residential solar projects with Credit Suisse. This fund, the fourth collaboration of its kind between the two companies, follows SolarCity’s other recent financings. Last month, SolarCity [Read More]

ABB Launches Integrated Microgrid Solution

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 10, 2016

ABB has announced a modular and scalable “plug and play” microgrid solution. The Switzerland-based technology company says the solution is relevant for mature and emerging countries and will help maximize the use of renewable energy sources while reducing dependence on [Read More]

NRG Signs Up Major Companies For Community Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 27, 2016

NRG Energy’s renewables business has broken ground on five community solar projects totaling 29.1 MW in Minnesota and reached agreements to subscribe several national business customers. “Across Minnesota, we are hearing the same strong message from residents and businesses alike: [Read More]

DTE Energy Converting Blighted Detroit Land Into Solar Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 16, 2016

Detroit-based DTE Energy has started construction on the O’Shea solar project, which will convert 10 acres of vacant and blighted land in Detroit into a project capable of generating enough clean energy to power 450 homes. In late March, Detroit’s [Read More]