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New York Beefs Up Program To Help Schools Go Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 02, 2017

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has announced the opportunity for school districts in the state to “go solar” will be expedited after selecting two additional solar power vendors under Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s K-Solar initiative, a program that has [Read More]

FPL Expects New Projects To Be ‘Lowest-Cost Solar Ever Built In Florida’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 02, 2017

Not long after Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) unveiled plans to double its short-term commitment to build new solar plants, the utility has announced the names and locations of the eight universal solar projects it will build in Florida [Read More]

Meyer Burger To Discontinue Diamond Wire Production In Colo.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 02, 2017

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd., a Switzerland-based PV manufacturing equipment provider, has announced it is discontinuing its diamond wire production at Diamond Materials Tech Inc. (DMT) in Colorado Springs, Colo., a decision that will lead to a workforce reduction of 72 [Read More]

Alberta Govt. Aims To Support 10,000 New Solar Rooftops By 2020

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 01, 2017

In the U.S.’ neighbor to the north, the Canadian province of Alberta is aiming to support 10,000 new rooftop solar installations by 2020 and create more local solar jobs. To help achieve that goal and longer-term solar market growth, the [Read More]

Solar Monitoring Firm Locus Energy Surpasses 5 GW Milestone

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 01, 2017

Locus Energy, a performance monitoring and data analytics platform provider for the solar PV market in the residential, commercial, industrial and utility sectors, says its solar monitoring fleet has surpassed 5 GW of solar capacity globally. The majority of that [Read More]

Solar Generation Hits New Record High On California ISO Grid

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on February 28, 2017

The ISO’s all-time solar production peak underscores the ongoing success of California’s renewable portfolio standard.

Solar Advocates Denounce Bill To ‘Undermine’ Georgia Regulators

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 28, 2017

Editor’s note: This news item has been updated to include comments from the bill’s sponsor. Georgia solar industry representatives and clean energy advocates have spoken out against H.B.479, a bill that seeks to remove the Georgia Public Service Commission’s (PSC) [Read More]

Grupo Clavijo And MFV Solar Announce PV Tracker Merger

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 28, 2017

The Spanish companies Grupo Clavijo and MFV Solar, with the support of the Q-Growth Fund, have reached a merger agreement to form NCLAVE. The combined entity will aim to become a world leader in the design, manufacture and installation of [Read More]

Duke Energy Indiana’s First Solar Project Goes Online

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 28, 2017

Duke Energy Indiana says its first large-scale solar power plant is now in commercial service and sending clean, renewable energy to customers throughout the utility’s 69-county service territory. The plant, which can generate as much as 17 MW of alternating-current [Read More]

SDG&E Completes World’s Biggest Li-Ion Battery Storage Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 27, 2017

In partnership with AES Energy Storage, San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) recently completed what the utility says is the world’s largest lithium-ion battery energy storage facility. Located in Escondido, Calif., the 30 MW facility is capable of storing up [Read More]