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Southern Power Acquires 300 MW Desert Stateline From First Solar

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:41
Southern Power has acquired a controlling interest in the 300 MW Desert Stateline solar power facility in California from First Solar Inc., which will retain [...]

SolarCity Creates New Fund To Finance $400 Million In Solar Projects

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:38
SolarCity Corp. has created a new fund with a large financial institution to finance $400 million in solar projects. The funds cover the capital cost [...]

Hanwha Q Cells Closes Financing For Two Solar Projects Totaling 45.2 MW In The U.K.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:35
Hanwha Q Cells has closed financing on two solar power plants in Cambridgeshire, England, totaling 45.2 MW in capacity. Financing for the operation of the [...]

WGL Energy Completes Solar Project For Atwater, Calif.

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 14:07
WGL Energy and Conergy have completed a municipal solar energy system for the City of Atwater, Calif. Developed by Conergy and owned by WGL Energy, [...]

Conergy Awarded 60 MW In Brazil Competitive Auctions

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 13:51
Miami-based Conergy has secured 60 MW of solar power development projects for itself in Brazil's national auction. Conergy's two projects, which will receive 20-year power [...]

Colorado Solar Advocates Commend PUC Decision On Net Metering

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 13:21
Colorado solar leaders applauded the decision by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to leave its net-metering policy unchanged, calling it a "fair outcome" for [...]

Massachusetts' Virtual Net-Metering Policy Seen As Key To Successful Community Solar Development

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 00:00
On the retail energy side of the business, community solar companies compete on rates and programs. Nexamp is no exception, and the company's Solarize My [...]

UMEX, Cyberhawk Bring Drone Utility Infrastructure Inspections to U.S.

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:28
Colorado-based Unmanned Experts (UMEX), a consultancy and training company in the U.S. unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) market, has joined forces with Scotland-headquartered Cyberhawk Innovations, a [...]

Recurrent Sells Majority Stake In 200 MW Tranquillity Solar To Southern Power

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:11
Canadian Solar Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy has sold a controlling interest in its 200 MW Tranquillity Solar project in California to Southern Power, [...]

JA Solar To Supply 70 MW Of Modules For Australia's Moree Solar Farm

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:08
China-based JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. is supplying JAP6-315 and JAP6-310 photovoltaic modules for the 70 MW Moree Solar Farm in Australia. Moree Solar is [...]

Hanwha Q Cells Appoints Senior Executive As Director

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:53
South Korea-based Hanwha Q Cells Co. Ltd. has appointed Seung Deok (Andy) Park to its board of directors. Park is currently vice president of corporate [...]

ReneSola Sells 34.6 MW Project In The U.K.

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:52
China-based ReneSola Ltd. has sold its 34.6 MW Port Farms solar project in the U.K. to Foresight Solar Fund Ltd. The Port Farms project, which [...]

Locus Energy Integrates Analytics Software With Campbell Scientific Data Loggers

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 00:00
New Jersey-based Locus Energy says its solar photovoltaic performance monitoring and data analytics platform supports direct integration of data feeds from Campbell Scientific's data logging [...]

The U.S. Bureau Of Land Management Approves 485 MW Blythe Mesa Solar Project

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 16:30
The U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved the 485 MW Blythe Mesa Solar project in California. Proposed by [...]

PPL Electric Issues Alternative Energy Credit RFP

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 16:26
PPL Electric Utilities has issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking to procure over 200,000 Tier II alternative energy credits for the utility to meet [...]

Improved Forecasting Seen As Key To Increasing Variable Generation Penetration

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 16:19
A recent report says improved forecasting is "low-hanging fruit" for facilitating higher levels of variable generation capacity onto the grid. The report, entitled "Recent Trends [...]

ARPA-E Funds 11 CPV Research Projects

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 16:06
The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded $24 million in innovation funding for 11 new solar technologies. The grants, part [...]

Nevada PUC Votes To Maintain Solar Tariffs

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 16:03
Nevada's Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has voted to keep solar net-metered customers on existing rates until the commissioners determine long-term rules, which are due before [...]

Alliant Energy Launches Wisconsin Solar Demo Project

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 16:00
Madison, Wis.-based Alliant Energy has launched a solar demonstration project on the grounds of its headquarters. Phase one of the project includes several ground-level and [...]

Webinar Presents Sandia Research On How Roofs Handle PV Loads

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 15:55
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council and Solar Instructor Training Network are sponsoring a webinar presenting research from Sandia National Laboratories that shows most rooftops are [...]

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