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Investigating The Lifecycle Impact Of Solar Panels

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Written by Erin Vaughan on June 13, 2017

In this guest article, the author argues, “More work needs to be done to calculate solar panels’ impact on the environment from cradle to grave.”

Groups Call On Congress To Protect Energy Programs Facing Budget Cuts

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 13, 2017

Five national business groups representing renewable energy technologies, developers, financiers and Fortune 500 buyers are urging Congress to fund what they feel are vital programs at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). A June 13 letter was penned to House [Read More]

SunLink Wins 500 MW Supply Deal From Blattner

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 13, 2017

Solar energy solutions provider SunLink Corp. has been selected by Blattner Energy Inc. as the supplier for 500 MW of new projects in the fast-growing solar states of Florida and Minnesota. SunLink says it will supply Blattner with engineering services [Read More]

Residential Solar Company Sunnova Raises Almost $1 Billion 

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 13, 2017

Residential solar service provider Sunnova Energy Corp. has raised aggregate capital of nearly $1 billion in the past three months after closing a $140 million round of debt funding with CIT Group and other investors this past week, with CohnReznick [Read More]

Solaria And CleanFund Partner On Commercial BIPV Financing

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 13, 2017

Solaria Corp., a provider of solar module technologies, and CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, a commercial property-assessed clean energy (C-PACE) financier, have partnered to offer long-term financing for commercial building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) projects. BIPV, which Solaria commonly refers to as “architectural [Read More]

Sharp And CivicSolar Enter SmartStorage Partnership

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 13, 2017

Sharp Electronics Corp. recently announced that CivicSolar, a full-service solar distributor, is now offering Sharp’s SmartStorage energy storage system through its distribution network of solar PV installers. The companies already teamed up on their first project under the partnership, which [Read More]

Solar Power Southwest

Posted by Amanda Fava on June 13, 2017

Solar Power Southwest centers on trends and policies within the solar market that impact the U.S. Southwest, last year’s inaugural event having focused on Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. This year’s show will specifically address the growing market in [Read More]

Global Status Report: Renewables Thrive, But More Progress Needed

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 12, 2017

A new report on the state of the global renewable energy industry outlines a few trends for another “record-breaking” year for renewables: Additions in installed renewable capacity set new records in 2016, renewables are becoming the least-cost option, the inherent [Read More]

Madison College Announces Large Rooftop Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 12, 2017

Madison Area Technical College (MATC) will add $1.8 million to a grant from utility Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) to build a 1.4 MW solar PV system atop the school’s main Truax Campus building in Madison, Wis. MATC says the [Read More]

NIST Researchers Use Novel Techniques To Examine Solar Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 12, 2017

Using two novel techniques, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) say they have for the first time examined, with nanometer-scale precision, the variations in chemical composition and defects of widely used solar cells. The new techniques, [Read More]