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Sharp And CivicSolar Enter SmartStorage Partnership

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 13, 2017

Sharp Electronics Corp. recently announced that CivicSolar, a full-service solar distributor, is now offering Sharp’s SmartStorage energy storage system through its distribution network of solar PV installers. The companies already teamed up on their first project under the partnership, which [Read More]

Vivint Solar Enters Colorado, Plans Return To Nevada

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 08, 2017

Residential solar provider Vivint Solar Inc. has expanded its footprint into Colorado, as well as announced plans to re-enter the Nevada market now that the state is slated to restore net energy metering (NEM). Once it returns to Nevada, Vivint [Read More]

Minnesota Power Seeks To Beef Up Renewables Portfolio

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 08, 2017

Under a proposed new step in its EnergyForward strategy, which aims to ensure a “safe, reliable and competitive energy supply,” Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE, is seeking to grow its 620 MW wind portfolio and double its solar [Read More]

U.S. Solar Market Sees Solid Growth In The First Quarter

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 08, 2017

Despite a slowdown in installations following last year’s record-setting pace, the U.S. market “clearly remains on a strong upward trajectory,” according to SEIA.

How Did The U.S. Energy Storage Market Fare In Q1?

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 07, 2017

The first quarter of 2017 (Q1’17) was the biggest quarter in history for the U.S. energy storage market in terms of megawatt-hours deployed, but it also saw a typical decline in terms of megawatts, according to GTM Research and the [Read More]

Santa Barbara Becomes 30th U.S. City To Make 100% Renewables Commitment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 07, 2017

Santa Barbara, Calif., has become the 30th city in the country to officially commit to transition to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. On Tuesday, the Santa Barbara City Council approved a measure that establishes a community-wide goal [Read More]

EPE’s Popular Community Solar Pilot Project Goes Online

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 07, 2017

El Paso Electric (EPE) has announced commercial operation of its first community solar project, located at the EPE Eastside Operations Center Campus in El Paso, Texas. The 3 MW facility is part of the utility’s community solar pilot program, which [Read More]

Nevada Lawmakers Vote To Revive Rooftop Solar

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on June 06, 2017

Solar advocates say the restoration of net metering in Nevada will revamp a hindered market that lost thousands of jobs.

Applied Medical Powers HQ With Nearly 3 MW Of Solar 

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 06, 2017

Applied Medical, a California-based developer and provider of minimally invasive surgical devices, has installed almost 3 MW of solar at its multi-facility corporate headquarters and a local distribution center. Designed and built by REC Solar, the solar project consists of rooftop [Read More]

Mass. Schools To Cut Costs With New Solar Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 06, 2017

Solect Energy and Green Street, members of SunPower’s national dealer network, have developed two SunPower solar systems totaling 6.9 MW that will provide electricity to 10 Massachusetts schools. In Easton and in partnership with SunPower, Solect Energy has constructed a [Read More]