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Citing Asian Competition, Ulbrich Shutters Oregon Plant

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 10, 2017

South Carolina-based Ulbrich Solar Technologies Inc., a PV interconnect ribbon manufacturer and longtime supply-chain partner of SolarWorld Americas, has closed its plant in Hillsboro, Ore., and laid off the facility’s 16 remaining employees. “The decision comes as the North American [Read More]

Salt River Project Using Advanced Inverters To Study Solar Impacts

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 10, 2017

Arizona-based utility Salt River Project (SRP) says more than 750 customers are participating in an advanced inverter study to investigate how solar and other types of customer-generated energy sources impact the grid. The purpose of the pilot study, which is [Read More]

SMA Launches Installer Rebate Program For Power+ Solution

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 10, 2017

SMA has announced a new rebate program for its Power+ Solution. Under the Power+ Payday program, residential installers can receive a $50 pre-paid debit reward card for each Power+ Solution that is installed and registered in Sunny Portal between Aug. [Read More]

Alterra Nets Financing For 11 MW University Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 09, 2017

Alterra Power Corp. and Inovateus Solar LLC have announced the closing of a $19.9 million construction loan facility for the Spartan solar project, an 11 MW solar project located on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Mich. The [Read More]

Federal Court Extends Suspension Of Clean Power Plan Case

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 09, 2017

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit announced that long-pending litigation over the Clean Power Plan (CPP), an Obama administration policy establishing the first-ever regulations on carbon pollution from existing U.S. power plants, will [Read More]

Orlando Becomes Latest U.S. City To Establish 100% Renewables Goal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 09, 2017

On Tuesday, the Orlando, Fla., city commission unanimously approved a resolution establishing a goal to transition Orlando to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2050. According to the Sierra Club, Orlando is now the largest city in Florida to make [Read More]

Utility APS Chooses Battery Storage Over Traditional T&D

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 09, 2017

Instead of rebuilding about 20 miles of transmission and distribution (T&D) poles and wires, Arizona Public Service (APS) will install two battery storage systems in rural Punkin Center, Ariz., making it one of the first electricity companies in the nation [Read More]

New DOE Deputy Secretary Enters Role After Senate Blessing

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 09, 2017

Dan Brouillette, a former executive at Ford and USAA, has been sworn in as the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) after the U.S. Senate confirmed his appointment last week. Unlike Rick Perry’s appointment as DOE secretary [Read More]

Enphase Energy CEO Paul Nahi Resigns

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 08, 2017

After more than 10 years at the helm of California-based Enphase Energy Inc., Paul Nahi has stepped down as president and CEO of the major micro-inverter supplier. According to a press release, Tuesday was Nahi’s final day with Enphase; however, [Read More]

Section 201 Trade Case: A Solar Job Killer Or Creator?

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 08, 2017

In the lead-up to a much-anticipated hearing at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) next week, the two co-petitioners behind the Section 201 case, Suniva and SolarWorld Americas, have released an analysis claiming that new trade actions against solar imports [Read More]