Archive for solar power – Page 9

Solar Advocates Urge Maine PUC To ‘Do The Right Thing’ For Net Metering

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2016

Yesterday, at a public hearing by the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC), a large crowd of Maine residents, business owners, community leaders and others gathered to oppose the agency’s proposal to roll back solar net metering. According to a press [Read More]

Work Begins On Maryland Solar Project Serving Electric Co-op

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2016

Standard Solar Inc. and Choptank Electric Cooperative Inc. recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a 503 kW solar project that will power Choptank’s regional service center for Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore. Choptank Electric, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, is a nonprofit, member-owned [Read More]

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]

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]

JinkoSolar Seals U.S. Module Supply Deal With Con Edison

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 16, 2016

JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. has entered into a master module supply agreement (MSA) with Consolidated Edison Development Inc. (CED), a New York State-based developer, owner and operator of large-scale renewable energy projects. In accordance with the MSA and multiple purchase orders, [Read More]