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Calif. School District To Break Ground On Solar Project

Posted by Amanda Fava on June 19, 2017

Taft Union High School District, located in Taft, Calif., plans to break ground this summer on a solar project that will be designed and built by REC Solar. Sage Renewable Energy Consulting Inc. has been retained to aid in the [Read More]

EDF Unit Nets Ownership Interest In Pirapora Solar Project

Posted by Michael Bates on June 19, 2017

EDF EN do Brasil, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, has acquired an 80% ownership interest in Canadian Solar Inc.‘s Pirapora II solar energy project in Brazil. The 115 MW project will start construction in fall 2017 and is expected [Read More]

Nevada Governor Signs Bill To Restore Rooftop Solar Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

As promised, Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., has signed into law a bill to almost fully restore net energy metering (NEM) in Nevada. Solar advocates have praised the legislation, A.B.405, which is expected to revive the state’s struggling rooftop solar market. [Read More]

Panasonic And Pika Energy Partner On Harbor Smart Battery

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America and U.S.-based inverter manufacturer Pika Energy Inc. have partnered to offer the Harbor 10P/15P Smart Battery, a DC-coupled energy storage solution. Harbor 10P/15P will begin shipping in late 2017 and is available for pre-order today. [Read More]

Vivint Solar Spreads Into The Vermont Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

Shortly after its expansion into the Colorado market, Vivint Solar Inc. has announced that is again expanding its footprint, this time into Vermont. The residential solar provider now operates in 18 states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, [Read More]

Silicon Ranch Kicks Off Solar Project For Colo. Co-op

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

The Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) and Silicon Ranch Corp. have announced construction is under way on a new 3.5 MW solar facility in Kersey, Colo. The partners say the 30-acre facility will feature more than 40,000 solar panels [Read More]

Nexamp Completes Community Solar Project In Massachusetts

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

Nexamp Inc. has celebrated the completion of its newest community solar project, a 700 kW facility located in Fitchburg, Mass. Through Nexamp’s Solarize My Bill program, participating Unitil customers, many of whom were previously unable to install solar panels on [Read More]

RMI Launches Tool To Help Navigate Renewables Markets

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and its Business Renewables Center (BRC) have launched a software platform that aims to help buyers and developers of renewable energy projects better understand which locations are more likely to be economically attractive across deregulated [Read More]

Global Renewables Slated To ‘Dominate’ As Coal Dwindles

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

BNEF’s latest forecast says renewables will account for 72% of the investment in new power generation worldwide by 2040.

SEIA: Suniva Trade Petition Would ‘Kill’ 88,000 Solar Jobs

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) claims an estimated 88,000 jobs, about one-third of the current U.S. solar workforce, would be lost next year if Suniva gets trade protections the company proposed in its petition with the U.S. International Trade [Read More]