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IKEA Plans More Solar In Florida

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 05, 2017

Home furnishings retailer IKEA has announced plans to install solar panels atop its future Jacksonville, Fla., store opening this fall. Panel installation will begin this summer, and the project will represent IKEA’s fifth solar array in Florida and 49th in [Read More]

Vivint Solar Raises $100 Million In New Funding 

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 05, 2017

Residential solar provider Vivint Solar has secured tax equity commitments totaling $100 million from two repeat investors. These tax equity commitments will enable the company to install an estimated 70 MW of residential solar energy systems. “Our capital partners play [Read More]

Locus Adds Loss-Estimation Tool To SolarNOC Platform

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 05, 2017

Locus Energy, a solar monitoring and data analytics solutions provider, has added an automated loss-estimation feature to its SolarNOC platform. Called the Virtual Irradiance (VI) Performance Waterfall, the new tool analyzes the power generation data from a solar meter to [Read More]

First Electric Cooperative Flips The Switch On 1 MW Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 02, 2017

First Electric Cooperative Corp. (FECC), a nonprofit rural electric co-op headquartered in Jacksonville, Ark., has commissioned a 1 MW solar project. “First Electric is dedicated to providing our members with safe, reliable electricity in a cost-effective manner,” says Don Crabbe, CEO [Read More]

Apex And U.S. Army Cut Ribbon On Texas Wind/Solar Project 

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 02, 2017

Developer Apex Clean Energy is celebrating the final delivery of what it calls the U.S. Army’s largest renewable energy project, a hybrid wind and solar facility at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. Drawing wind from the 50.4 MW Cotton Plains [Read More]

Trump To Pull U.S. Out Of Paris Agreement

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on June 02, 2017

Clean energy and environmental groups chime in on what the president’s decision might mean for the country and the world.

Sunrun Expands Footprint Into The Lone Star State

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 02, 2017

Residential solar company Sunrun Inc. has expanded into Texas and is now operating in 19 states. The company will start by serving homeowners throughout Houston and surrounding areas, with plans to expand to other cities in the Lone Star State in [Read More]

DNV GL Charts The Most Reliable PV Modules

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 01, 2017

DNV GL has released its third annual PV Module Reliability Scorecard report, which analyzes and compares reliability test results of more than 50 commercially available PV module models. The global energy advisory and certification company says the Scorecard serves as [Read More]

LG CNS Secures Energy Storage Deal With Guam Power Authority

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 01, 2017

LG CNS, a subsidiary of LG Corp., recently secured a $43 million contract from the Guam Power Authority (GPA) to deliver, operate and maintain two utility-scale energy storage systems (ESS). According to the company, the project will reduce the intermittent [Read More]

Case Study Explores Utility Distributed Energy Planning

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 01, 2017

Consumers could outspend utilities in the adoption of solar, storage, electric vehicles (EVs) and other distributed energy resources (DERs), making it essential for utilities to track and integrate these DERs into their planning processes to benefit their customers and the [Read More]