New & Noteworthy

SolarWorld Americas Warns Workers About Impending Mass Layoff

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 22, 2017

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]

GRID Alternatives, SEIA Kick Off Women In Solar Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 22, 2017

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]

How A Team Blew The Lid Off The Arkansas Solar Market

Contributors
Written by K Kaufmann on May 19, 2017

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.

LEGO Achieves 100% Renewables Goal Three Years Early

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 19, 2017

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]

With New Project Pipeline, PG&E Program Offers Customers Cheaper Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 19, 2017

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]

IHS Analysis: Suniva Petition Poses ‘Severe Threat’ To U.S. PV Demand

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 18, 2017

What if the bankrupt manufacturer’s highly controversial call for new import tariffs is successful?

U.S. Loses Top Spot Among Most ‘Attractive’ Renewables Markets

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

The U.S. is no longer the most enticing renewable energy market for investors, according to EY’s latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI). China and India have surpassed the U.S. at the top of the index, a bi-annual ranking of [Read More]

DTE Energy Plans To Slash Emissions 80% By 2050

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

As part of a new plan to reduce its carbon emissions by more than 80% by 2050, Detroit-based DTE Energy will incorporate “substantially more” renewable energy. The energy company says it will also transition its 24/7 power sources from coal [Read More]

Solar Developer 8minutenergy Spreads Into Energy Storage Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

8minutenergy Renewables LLC, an independent solar power developer, has announced it expanded into the energy storage market with a 1 GW project pipeline. The company says its core energy storage team includes experts with over 100 years of combined experience [Read More]

Women Of Wind Energy Rebrands To Reflect Expansion Into Other Cleantech

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

After announcing plans to expand its scope beyond wind power last November, Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) has officially changed its name and become Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), pronounced “rise.” Founded in 2005, the group promotes [Read More]