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Spruce And Investec Close $120M Financing For Residential Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 26, 2016

Spruce Finance Inc., a provider of consumer financing for residential solar and home efficiency improvements in the U.S., has closed a $120 million syndicated credit facility it says will support the growth of its solar lease and power purchase agreement [Read More]

Sunworks Rebrands Solar Racking System As ‘Rapid Rack’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 26, 2016

Sunworks Inc., a California-based provider of solar power solutions, is also a manufacturer of its own solar racking system. The proprietary mounting system (originally purchased from a company in Germany) was recently rebranded as “Rapid Rack,” now a U.S.-made product [Read More]

Solar Industry Remains Largest Renewable Energy Employer In The World: IRENA

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 25, 2016

A new study finds the global renewables sector employed millions of workers last year, and solar led the way.

Update: NRG Confirms Cause Of Fire At Ivanpah Solar Plant

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 25, 2016

Less than a week after a small fire occurred at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, NRG Energy, the solar thermal project’s operator and majority owner, has concluded its investigation into the incident. As Solar Industry reported, NRG shut down [Read More]

NREL Ranks Top 10 Utility Green Power Programs Of 2015

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 25, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released its latest assessment of leading utility green power programs in the country. Using information provided by utilities, NREL has developed Top 10 rankings of utility green power programs [Read More]

DTE Energy Starts Installing Panels At Two Large Solar Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 25, 2016

DTE Energy has installed the first of nearly 200,000 total solar panels to be located at the company’s two solar projects in Lapeer, Mich. The utility says the bigger of its Lapeer projects, located on approximately 150 acres off Demille [Read More]

Carmel Mayor Calls Municipal Solar Projects ‘Good Investment For Taxpayers’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 25, 2016

Telamon Corp.’s Energy Solutions division has signed a contract with the City of Carmel, Ind., to develop a solar power project totaling 1.08 MW at two separate locations within the city. The first solar array will be located at Water [Read More]

Invenergy Secures PPA Approval For N.Y. Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 25, 2016

Renewable energy company Invenergy LLC has received unanimous approval from the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) for a power purchase agreement (PPA) for its proposed 24.9 MW Shoreham Solar Commons facility. Located in the town of Brookhaven in Long Island, [Read More]

IREC CEO Jane Weissman Steps Down After Two Decades

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 25, 2016

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) has announced that Jane Weissman will step down as its president and CEO on June 30, after leading the U.S. nonprofit since 1994. Larry Sherwood, currently IREC’s vice president and chief operations officer, has [Read More]

FLS Energy Begins Building 96 MW Of Solar In N.C.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 25, 2016

FLS Energy says it has closed financing and begun construction on 96 MW of utility-scale solar facilities across eight locations in North Carolina. The portfolio of projects is the first phase of approximately 225 MW of solar energy facilities FLS [Read More]