Solar News

In Wake Of Nuclear Debacle, Poll Shows S.C. Voters Want More Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 18, 2017

As the state grapples with a highly publicized debacle after two South Carolina utilities abandoned a nuclear power plant project, a new poll has found that more than two-thirds of South Carolina voters believe the state should rely more on [Read More]

Massachusetts Awards Solar Grant To Sheriff’s Department

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 18, 2017

The Baker-Polito administration in Massachusetts has awarded a $545,000 grant to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department to support the installation of a 436 kW solar canopy at the Franklin County Jail and House of Correction in Greenfield. This grant marks [Read More]

Arizona Regulators Approve Solar Compromise

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 17, 2017

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has approved a settlement agreement resolving utility Arizona Public Service’s (APS) comprehensive rate case, thus allowing the state’s largest electricity provider to increase its rates and implementing a key solar compromise. The approval comes after [Read More]

Advanced Microgrid Passes 24-Hour Islanding Test In Illinois

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 17, 2017

Ameren Corp., a Midwest-based energy company, and S&C Electric Co., a smart grid solutions provider, conducted a successful 24-hour islanding test this month at the recently deployed Ameren microgrid in Champaign, Ill. The microgrid – which the partners tout as [Read More]

The Home Depot Adding Rooftop Solar Across The U.S.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 17, 2017

The home improvement specialty retailer says it wants to change its large, unused rooftops into mini solar farms.

Colorado Community Adopts 100% Renewables Goal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 16, 2017

On Tuesday, the Nederland, Colo., city council unanimously voted to power Nederland with 100% clean, renewable energy by 2025. The vote came shortly after the cities of Orlando, Fla., and Nevada City, Calif., established similar goals last week. According to Sierra [Read More]

Lowe’s Canada Enters Partnership To Help Homeowners Go Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 16, 2017

Major retailers around the world are getting into the solar business. For example, home furnishings giant IKEA recently made headlines when it started selling solar energy storage batteries in the U.K. Now, home improvement company Lowe’s has announced a new [Read More]

CleanChoice Energy Launches 100% Retail Solar Service

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 16, 2017

Retail renewable energy provider CleanChoice Energy has launched 100% Solar, a new retail electricity supply product that will allow residents to fully tap into solar with no upfront cost or installation. The company’s new 100% Solar offering will initially be available to [Read More]

U.S. Solar Industry Converges In D.C. For Trade Case Hearing

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 15, 2017

On Tuesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission held its long-awaited first hearing on the Section 201 trade case in Washington, D.C.

Energy Department Gets Sued Over Grid Study ‘Secrecy’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 15, 2017

Sierra Club has launched a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the agency’s repeated delays in providing information on Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s ongoing grid study. The group says it filed the lawsuit Monday after the DOE failed [Read More]