SolarWorld Americas, which operates a large PV manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Ore., has notified all of its workers about an impending mass layoff and potential plant closure. Ben Santarris, head of corporate communications at SolarWorld Americas, tells Solar Industry that [Read More]
DNV GL has added to its suite of short-term wind and solar power forecasting services with the launch of Forecaster NOW, an on-demand Web portal with e-commerce-enabled transactions. The global energy advisory and certification company is demonstrating its new solution [Read More]
Nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives has launched its national Women in Solar Program, which the organization describes as an effort to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive solar industry by providing pathways to technical careers for women, highlighting the voices [Read More]
Texas-based Bandera Electric Cooperative (BEC) has developed Apolloware, a cloud-based software solution to help its commercial and residential members monitor solar and energy storage installations in real time. According to the co-op, its software allows the solar array owner to [Read More]
Maryland-based Standard Solar Inc. is expanding its team to serve customers nationwide with new offices in Dallas and San Francisco. The announcement comes after Canadian energy giant Gaz Metro recently acquired the solar company, and Standard Solar says this expansion [Read More]
Two electric cooperatives, one defense contractor, a solar developer – and a whole lot of other people who had never talked or thought much about renewable energy – completed a notable project last year.
Having supported the development of more than 160 MW of renewable energy since 2012, the LEGO Group has achieved its 100% renewable energy target three years ahead of schedule, the Danish toy manufacturing giant has announced. The company’s latest renewable [Read More]
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has announced the cost to participate in its 100% solar energy program has dropped by 30% for residential customers and by nearly 50% for some business customers. According to the utility, this significant cost [Read More]
What if the bankrupt manufacturer’s highly controversial call for new import tariffs is successful?
Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar have announced an exclusive strategic partnership to bring the Mercedes-Benz customizable home energy storage system to the U.S. residential solar market. Last November, Germany-based Mercedes-Benz and parent company Daimler AG established a new unit, Mercedes-Benz Energy [Read More]