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Denver Will Host DOE’s Next Solar Decathlon Competition

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2016

Denver will be the host city for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) next Solar Decathlon competition in fall 2017. Dr. Franklin Orr, the U.S. undersecretary for science and energy, made the announcement alongside Denver Mayor Michael Hancock during a [Read More]

Regulators OK Wisconsin Utility’s Community Solar Pilot Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2016

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has granted Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), the investor-owned utility serving Madison, Wis., approval to move forward with a community solar pilot project. MGE says the project, a 500 kW solar array at the [Read More]

Solar Frontier’s Solar Panels Pass Large-Hail Test

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2016

Japan-based Solar Frontier has announced that its s-series solar panels have passed tests demonstrating the products can withstand the impact of 45-mm-wide hail. That’s approximately the size of a golf ball and recognized within the threshold of damage-causing hail. The [Read More]

SunEdison Announces Leadership Changes, CFO Shifts To Yieldcos

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 11, 2016

SunEdison Inc., the renewable energy development company that, according to Vivint Solar, recently “breached” its merger agreement, has appointed a new chief financial officer (CFO) designee. Ilan Daskal has been named CFO and executive vice president of the company, effective [Read More]

Apparel Company Leads Consortium To Create $35M Residential Rooftop Solar Fund

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 11, 2016

Patagonia, an environmentally conscious retailer of outdoor clothing and gear, and a group of four other certified B-Corporations have invested $35 million into a tax equity fund to finance residential solar installations on more than 1,500 rooftops across eight states. [Read More]

Sunrun Introduces Solar Energy Storage Product For Homeowner Savings

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 10, 2016

Sunrun, a San Francisco-based residential solar installer, says it has launched its first solar energy storage offering for homeowners, Sunrun BrightBox. According to the company, Sunrun BrightBox combines Sunrun solar power generation with smart inverter technology and home battery storage [Read More]

SEPA To Rebrand As Smart Electric Power Alliance

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 10, 2016

In response to the continuing evolution of solar and clean energy, the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) will undergo a rebranding as the Smart Electric Power Alliance on April 11. According to SEPA’s release, the new name reflects what the [Read More]

First Solar Reaches 5 GW Of O&M Assets In Solar Portfolio

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 10, 2016

Arizona-based First Solar Inc. says that its operations and maintenance (O&M) group, First Solar Energy Services, has reached 5 GW of assets in its solar power plant portfolio. According to a recent release, First Solar Energy Services has held the [Read More]

The Solar Program, SunPower Partner To Offer SunPower Direct In NYC

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 10, 2016

The Solar Program, a New York-founded solar marketing and sales company, and SunPower Corp., a manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, have teamed up to offer a direct solar solution that enables New York homeowners to [Read More]

Florida Legislature Passes Solar Tax Abatement

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 10, 2016

Both chambers of Florida’s state legislature voted to place C.S./H.J.R.193 and C.S./H.B.195 on the August primary ballot on Wednesday, according to a release from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. According to the alliance, the bi-partisan policy measures would remove [Read More]