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SolarWorld, sonnen And PetersenDean Partner On U.S. Solar-Plus-Storage Offering

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 29, 2016

Crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer SolarWorld has teamed up with sonnen Inc. and PetersenDean to provide integrated solar-plus-storage solutions to the U.S. market. sonnen is a European energy storage company that has opened a new headquarters office in Los Angeles, and PetersenDean [Read More]

Minnesota Power Gets Approval For Its First Utility-Scale Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 29, 2016

Regulators have given the go-ahead for Minnesota Power’s plans to install a 10 MW solar energy array at Camp Ripley, Minnesota National Guard’s base on the southwestern edge of the utility’s service territory. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved [Read More]

SunLink Upgrades And Rebrands Solar Ground-Mount System

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 29, 2016

California-based SunLink Corp. says it has rebranded its large-scale GMS fixed-tilt ground-mount system for commercial- and utility-scale solar projects and added new enhancements for product flexibility. In addition to solving project challenges like irregular site boundaries, steep or uneven terrain, [Read More]

Fronius Announces Training Opportunities For Its Solar Inverters

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 29, 2016

Fronius USA, a solar string inverter manufacturer, has announced its Fronius Service Provider (FSP) program training opportunities and new online webinars available to individuals interested in learning more about its solar products. The FSP program is a NABCEP-certified, in-person training [Read More]

The Verdict Is In: CPUC Preserves Solar Net Metering In California

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 28, 2016

In a 3-2 vote on Thursday, the California Public Utilities Commission issued its long-awaited final decision on the state’s successor net-metering program, often referred to as NEM 2.0.

Solar-Plus-Storage Market Poised To Reach $8 Billion In 2026

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 28, 2016

The global market for distributed storage for solar systems will be worth $8 billion in 2026 as solar combines with energy storage in order to continue its remarkable growth, according to a new report from Lux Research. The report says [Read More]

Report: Solar Thermal Tech Heats Up, With CSP Set For ‘Huge’ Market Growth

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 28, 2016

In recent years, broad-based support for alternative energy has generated tremendous interest in solar thermal technologies. BCC Research reveals in its new report that both solar heat (SH) and concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies represent economically viable opportunities for power [Read More]

Energy Dept. Funds Solar Projects At Federal Facilities

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 28, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced new funding for solar projects at federal facilities. Currently, federal agencies are working toward a goal of achieving 30% of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2025. The $2.85 million in [Read More]

Wells Fargo And 8point3 Energy Partners Acquire 22 MW From School District

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 28, 2016

A joint venture between Wells Fargo & Co. and 8point3 Energy Partners LP, the yieldco formed by SunPower and First Solar, has acquired 22 MW of SunPower solar energy systems under construction at 27 Kern High School District (KHSD) sites [Read More]

Colo. Utilities Launch Low-Income Community Solar Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 28, 2016

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and GRID Alternatives have announced five community solar projects designed to demonstrate the viability of community solar models that serve low-income households. Delta Montrose Electric Association, Gunnison County Electric Association, Holy Cross Energy, San Miguel [Read More]