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DOE, GRID Complete 56 California Tribal Solar Installations

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 24, 2017

On Saturday, nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Bishop Paiute Tribe at an Earth Day event marking the completion of 56 no-cost rooftop solar installations on tribal lands in California. GRID leveraged [Read More]

EIA Examines Use Of Solar Trackers Among U.S. Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 24, 2017

More than 50% of the operating utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the U.S. use some form of tracking technology, and those systems tend to be located in the Southwest, where solar resources are more favorable, according to a new [Read More]

City Of Houston Buys Power From 50 MW Solar Farm

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 24, 2017

The City of Houston and French energy company ENGIE have announced completion of the 50 MW SolaireHolman solar project, which will provide up to 10.5% of the city’s electricity needs under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA). Located in Alpine, [Read More]

SEPA Utility Conference

Posted by Amanda Fava on April 24, 2017

The SEPA Utility Conference presents an opportunity for utilities to devise strategies, discuss service solutions and exchange ideas in order to foster and promote long-term distributed energy planning. In this utility-only setting, professionals learn from experts without industry pressure or [Read More]

Ranking Shows Both Blue And Red States Lead On Clean Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 21, 2017

A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) ranks the clean energy progress of all 50 U.S. states and finds success spans political party lines, as both red and blue states are making the switch to cleaner energy. [Read More]

Arizona Utility SRP Announces Large Solar+Storage Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 21, 2017

Arizona-based public power utility Salt River Project (SRP) has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for a grid-scale, integrated solar and battery storage project that will be located in Pinal County, Ariz. Under the PPA, SRP will purchase all [Read More]

Biditup To Auction Off Assets Of SMA’s Closed Denver Operations

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 21, 2017

Biditup Auctions Worldwide has announced that the assets of SMA Solar’s inverter manufacturing facilities in Denver, Colo., will be illuminating the auction block for a two-day, online-only sale in May. Last year, Germany-based inverter company SMA announced it was closing [Read More]

Macy’s Marks Completion Of Over 20 SunPower Solar Installations

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 21, 2017

On Friday, several Macy’s Inc. locations are revealing their solar energy makeovers – part of a company-wide sustainability initiative – with SunPower during dedication events at the Macy’s Broadway Plaza store in Walnut Creek, Calif.; Bloomingdale’s store at The Shops [Read More]

Study: Finding Qualified Workers Is Costing Solar Employers Money And Growth

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

The U.S. experienced historic solar jobs growth last year, but the meteoric rise of the solar industry has also highlighted the necessity and benefits of workforce training. According to a new research study released by nonprofit The Solar Foundation, two-thirds [Read More]

NRG Commissions Utility-Scale Solar Project For Cisco In California

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

NRG Energy has announced that a newly commissioned, 20 MW AC solar energy facility is now generating solar power for technology conglomerate Cisco’s San Jose, Calif., headquarters. NRG says all electricity and renewable energy credits generated by its new plant [Read More]