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It’s Official: U.S. Solar Market Shattered Records In 2016

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 15, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association has revealed the latest year-end data, which shows the market grew 95%.

Beaumont Solar Completes 2.2 MW Rooftop Project In Mass.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 15, 2017

Beaumont Solar, a full-service solar provider, has completed a 2.2 MW rooftop PV system at the headquarters of a New England wine and spirit distributor. Martignetti Companies’ new 680,305 square-foot building, located in Taunton, Mass., now features 7,030 solar modules. [Read More]

Governors Urge Trump To Support Wind And Solar

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Written by Betsy Lillian on February 15, 2017

The Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition, a renewable energy advocacy group headed by bipartisan Govs. Gina Raimondo, D-R.I., and Sam Brownback, R-Kan., is pleading with President Donald Trump and his administration to support and further grow the U.S.’ renewables [Read More]

Government Partnerships Continue To Boost Solar Projects

Written by Mary Scott Nabers on February 14, 2017

Public-private collaborations across the U.S. have proven to provide benefits to government entities looking to go solar.

SolarWorld To Shut Down Multicrystalline Production

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 10, 2017

Germany-based panel maker SolarWorld AG has announced plans to stop production of the company’s multicrystalline products, shift its manufacturing focus, and reduce its workforce. The company says the decision to streamline operations will strengthen its competitiveness amid global solar market [Read More]

National Lab Researchers Work To Battle Solar Panel Corrosion

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 09, 2017

People think of corrosion as rust on cars or oxidation that blackens silver, but it also harms critical electronics and connections in solar panels, lowering the amount of electricity produced. That’s why researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are tackling ways [Read More]

Arizona Utility Adds New Solar Fees Amid Policy Shift

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 09, 2017

Changes in Arizona’s solar policies are moving forward. Investor-owned utility (IOU) Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has announced that the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) approved TEP’s proposed rate plan, which includes, among other things, new fees for rooftop solar customers. According [Read More]

Schneider Electric Helps Sun Chemical With Solar PPA

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 09, 2017

Schneider Electric, an energy management and automation company, has announced the signing of a solar power purchase agreement (PPA) that will allow Sun Chemical to cut electricity costs at its Carlstadt, N.J., production facility by roughly $400,000. Rooftop and carport [Read More]

NRG Energy Completes Its First Florida Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 08, 2017

NRG Energy Inc. has completed a 3.15 MW AC solar farm in Lakeland, Fla., in partnership with municipal utility Lakeland Electric. The Medulla Road Solar Facility represents NRG’s entrance into the Florida market, and the project was part of a [Read More]

AES Further Embraces Drones For Energy Project Inspections

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 08, 2017

Drone as a Service operator Measure has announced a new strategic partnership with The AES Corp., which will be using Measure’s services to remotely inspect energy infrastructure globally. AES, a Fortune 200 global power company, provides sustainable energy to 17 [Read More]