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Study: Community Solar Poses Significant Opportunity For Connecticut

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

During a press conference on Wednesday, Connecticut state lawmakers and clean energy advocates presented a new report revealing the local jobs and economic benefits that could result from community solar. The report, “Community Solar: Ready to Work for Connecticut,” shows [Read More]

U.S. Solar, Wind Exceed 10% Of Monthly Generation For First Time

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

For the first time, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), monthly electricity generation from wind and solar (including utility-scale plants and small-scale systems) has exceeded 10% of total U.S. electricity generation. Citing March data for its Electric Power [Read More]

Greenbacker Acquiring More Residential Solar From TerraForm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

Through a wholly owned subsidiary, Greenbacker Renewable Energy Co. LLC has signed a $6 million purchase and sale agreement for 1,252 operating residential PV solar systems from a subsidiary of TerraForm Power. The systems have an aggregate generating capacity of [Read More]

Residential Solar Company Sunnova Raises Almost $1 Billion 

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 13, 2017

Residential solar service provider Sunnova Energy Corp. has raised aggregate capital of nearly $1 billion in the past three months after closing a $140 million round of debt funding with CIT Group and other investors this past week, with CohnReznick [Read More]

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]