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New York Lays Out Plan Of Action For Growing Solar, DERs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 28, 2016

As part of the state’s Value of Distributed Energy Resources initiative, New York’s Department of Public Services (DPS) has delivered to state regulators recommendations that outline a road map for growing solar and other distributed energy resources (DERs) in the [Read More]

Clemson Explores State’s Potential For Utility-Scale Solar Development

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 28, 2016

Clemson University has conducted new research that shows where exactly South Carolina is best suited to bring on more utility-scale solar – and how feasible it is to keep growing the state’s industry. Industrial engineering major Amanda Farthing led the [Read More]

Western Energy Imbalance Market Continues Spreading Wealth Of Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 28, 2016

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has reported that benefits of the western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) for the third quarter of this year were $26.16 million. This brings the total benefits since the western regional market was launched in [Read More]

Four-State Solar Portfolio For Military Families Nears Completion

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 28, 2016

Balfour Beatty Communities and SolarCity are nearing the completion of 6.9 MW of rooftop solar at Air Force family housing in four states. The solar panels are installed across residential communities managed by Balfour Beatty Communities at Travis Air Force [Read More]

Sacramento NBA Arena Scores New Rooftop Solar Array

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 28, 2016

SPI Solar Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SPI Energy Co. Ltd., has completed a 700 kW rooftop solar project at the home of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Sacramento Kings. Built with AES Distributed Energy Inc., a subsidiary of [Read More]

Florida’s Solar Amendment 1: A Trick Or A Treat?

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on October 27, 2016

Everyone from Jimmy Buffett to SEIA’s Tom Kimbis has chimed in on an upcoming vote that could greatly affect the future of solar in the Sunshine State.

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

Contributors
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.