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PG&E Seeks Project Developers For Renewable Energy Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 26, 2017

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has issued a call for proposals for renewable energy developers to build new projects for a clean energy program available to PG&E customers. PG&E says its Regional Renewable Choice program will expand renewable energy [Read More]

Sungrow Introduces C&I Storage Solution For North America

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 26, 2017

Sungrow, a PV inverter system solution supplier, has unveiled a new turnkey energy storage system (ESS) solution for the North American market. The company says its 250 kW-2/4 hours solution is specifically designed for commercial and industrial (C&I) projects in [Read More]

The Role Of Solar In A Smart Meter World

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Written by Ken Boyce on April 25, 2017

A UL expert explains how smart electric meters can help utilities and serve as a boon for solar power.

Ricoh Unveils Solar Project, Commits To 100% Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 25, 2017

Ricoh USA Inc., the regional arm of Japan-based imaging and electronics company Ricoh Co. Ltd., has announced a new solar array is powering its West Caldwell, N.J., office facility. The array, which is roughly 1.3 times the size of a [Read More]

Canadian Solar Nets Project Financing From Prudential, U.S. Bank

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 25, 2017

Canadian Solar Inc. has secured financing for its 92 MW IS-42 solar power project near Fayetteville, N.C. The financing is in the form of a debt facility with Prudential Capital Group and a tax equity investment commitment from U.S. Bancorp [Read More]

Hawaiian Electric Touts Renewable Energy Milestones

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 25, 2017

To mark Earth Day 2017, utility company Hawaiian Electric highlighted its progress in replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy and reducing greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. The company, including subsidiaries Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light, provides power to 95% of residents [Read More]

Hawaiian Electric And NRG Reach Deal On 49 MW Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 25, 2017

Hawaiian Electric Co. has reached a power purchase agreement (PPA) with developer NRG Energy Inc. to buy electricity generated by the Kawailoa Solar facility on the north shore of Oahu. Upon completion, the 49 MW Kawailoa Solar array will be [Read More]

REC Launches New 72-Cell TwinPeak Multicrystalline Panel

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 25, 2017

Panel maker REC has begun commercial production of a high-power 72-cell multicrystalline solar panel. Rated up to 350 Wp, the REC TwinPeak 2S 72 panel can compete with products of similar size using monocrystalline and mono-PERC technology by providing more [Read More]

Sunnova Closes $615M Funding Round With Credit Suisse

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 25, 2017

Residential solar company Sunnova Energy Corp. has closed a funding round that includes a private placement by its subsidiary, Helios Issuer LLC, of approximately $255 million aggregate principal amount of asset-backed notes. Credit Suisse acted as the sole structuring agent [Read More]

Starbucks Signals New Approach To Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 24, 2017

While everyone on social media was debating about Starbucks’ limited-release Unicorn Frappuccino, the giant coffee company revealed some details about the corporation’s new renewable energy strategy. In 2015, Starbucks joined RE100, a global initiative of influential businesses committed to 100% [Read More]