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Oregon Solar Incentive Program Selects Winning Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 22, 2017

Business Oregon, a state economic development agency, has approved 15 utility-scale solar energy projects to enroll in the new Solar Development Incentive program. Created in the 2016 Oregon legislative session, the program encourages development of 2 MW to 10 MW [Read More]

Nevada Legislators Introduce Community Solar Bill

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 22, 2017

Democratic state senators in Nevada have introduced S.B.392, a bill that aims to expand solar energy access to more Nevada residents, particularly renters and low-income families, by establishing a statewide community solar program. “Nevada’s elderly residents and communities of color [Read More]

Minnesota Museum, University Sign Up For Community Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 22, 2017

Minnesota-based renewables developer Geronimo Energy LLC says it has secured several major subscribers for its Nordic Solar Portfolio, which includes over 30 community solar gardens spread across 18 Minnesota counties. Publicly announced subscribers include the University of Minnesota (U of [Read More]

Two More U.S. Cities Go All-In With Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 22, 2017

A total of 25 U.S. cities have now committed to fully transition to renewable energy, following city council votes on Tuesday establishing 100% renewable energy goals in Madison, Wis., and Abita Springs, La., according to the Sierra Club. Madison and [Read More]

IKEA Complements Solar With Fuel Cells At New Haven Store

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 22, 2017

As it continues installing rooftop solar at its stores across the U.S., home furnishings giant IKEA is also turning to fuel cell technology to further boost its clean energy efforts. IKEA has “flipped the switch” on a fuel cell system [Read More]

SunPower To Provide E-Series Panels For 25 Solar Projects In France

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 21, 2017

U.S. module manufacturer SunPower Corp. says it will supply 130 MW of its SunPower E-Series for 25 ground-mounted and carport solar projects in France, having been selected as the leading solar panel provider in the first round of France’s tender process for large-scale solar [Read More]

Minnesota Gov. Vetoes Bill That Would Have Hurt Solar Growth

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 21, 2017

If passed, the legislation would have allowed the state’s electric cooperatives to set their own fees without state oversight, enabling them to jack up charges for solar customers.

SolAero To Power Solar-Soaring UAV For Naval Research Lab

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 21, 2017

SolAero Technologies Corp. (SolAero), a provider of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and composite structural products for satellite and aerospace applications, has delivered its high-performance, lightweight solar cell technology to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to power its Solar-Soaring [Read More]

Fla. Solar Advocates Praise Gulf Power Settlement

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 21, 2017

In a newly filed settlement, Gulf Power has withdrawn its proposed fixed charge hike, which would have cost consumers nearly $50 every month, regardless of how much power they used. According to Floridians for Solar Choice, the removal of this [Read More]

Enphase Energy Brings Next-Gen Micro-Inverters To U.S. Market

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 21, 2017

Enphase Energy Inc., a solar micro-inverter and global energy technology company, has begun shipping the Enphase IQ Microinverter System, the sixth generation of Enphase micro-inverters. “Enphase continues to be the innovation leader in solar with the delivery of our IQ Microinverter [Read More]