Archive for renewables – Page 9

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]

U.S. Claims Victory In Solar Trade Case Against India

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 16, 2016

Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled against India’s appeal to a February decision against buy-local policies in the country’s ambitious solar energy initiative, according to an announcement from the Sierra Club. The initiative, which at its base offers solar companies [Read More]

Salinas Valley High School Bringing OpTerra Solar Project On Board

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 16, 2016

California’s Soledad Unified School District, located in Monterey County, in the Salinas Valley, has approved a contract with OpTerra Energy Services Inc. to design and construct Soledad High School’s first solar project. The project – funded through a $2 million, [Read More]

DOI Green-Lights 100 MW Solar Project On Nevada Tribal Land

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 16, 2016

The 100 MW Aiya Solar Project, located on tribal trust land in Clark County, Nev., has been approved by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). Yesterday, DOI Secretary Sally Jewell joined leaders of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians [Read More]

Florida Power & Light Marks Milestone For 2016 Installed Solar

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 16, 2016

Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) says it has installed its 500,000th solar panel for the year – which marks the electric utility’s halfway mark to a goal of 1 million newly installed panels in all of 2016. The newest panels [Read More]