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Green hydrogen, long-duration storage among five technologies backed by Australia to slash emissions
22 Sep 2020 at 5:04pm
Roadmap falls short of committing to net zero emissions target by 2050



SolarEdge to seek US$500m in private offering
22 Sep 2020 at 3:13pm
Inverter manufacturer to use net proceeds of private offering for general corporate purposes, it says



Chinese manufacturers slam South Korean solar module carbon emissions results
22 Sep 2020 at 12:41pm
Manufacturers find themselves automatically placed in lowest categories despite previous carbon emission scores.



Iberdrola to accelerate green hydrogen push through new business unit
22 Sep 2020 at 12:19pm
Spanish utility to use 100% renewable electricity in the electrolysis process



Blackstone commits US$250m to new distributed energy investments
22 Sep 2020 at 10:24am
ClearGen will offer capital alongside companies that develop and operate distributed infrastructure



JinkoSolar mulls listing on Shanghai’s STAR market to fuel new growth
21 Sep 2020 at 5:01pm
Listing of principal operating subsidiary would complement NYSE listing and tempt new investors, company says



Lightsource BP to develop Texas solar park after securing virtual PPA
21 Sep 2020 at 4:15pm
Deal enables Lightsource to finance and construct solar project with a capacity of up to 100MW



Chinese central procurement contracts, repowering deals sending inverter demand to new highs
21 Sep 2020 at 2:55pm
Supply deals from major state-owned power groups in China and growing demand for component replacements look set to send inverter demand to new highs, PV Tech analysis has shown.



Juwi signs PPA for 175MW solar project with 25MW of battery storage in Colorado
21 Sep 2020 at 12:55pm
Project marks first contracted storage system for both juwi Inc. and Colorado Springs Utilities



Western Australia explores green hydrogen hub with up to 1,250MW of solar energy
21 Sep 2020 at 11:11am
Process follows recent AU$22m investment to boost state’s renewable hydrogen industry



PV Tech Power 24 out now: Dawn of the 550W+ era, bifacial yield modelling and more
21 Sep 2020 at 10:37am
Volume 24 now available to download, also featuring insight into Europe’s next move and bankability trends



EU raises emissions reduction ambition following renewables progress
18 Sep 2020 at 4:15pm
New financing mechanism introduced to boost state partnerships on green energy projects




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An Educated Consumer Chooses Solar Energy

New Jersey Solar Panel Installation Costs 2019
19 Sep 2019 at 4:54pm
by Staff Writer
When you start researching costs, it gets overwhelming very quickly. Costs vary from company to company, and when you start throwing in incentives, rebates, and tax credits, your simple Google search turns into a complex, algebraic equation. Before you know it, you’re knee-deep in solar policy on some government website, calculator in hand, ready to […]The post New Jersey Solar Panel Installation Costs 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How to Choose a Solar Installer
8 Sep 2019 at 1:05am
by Staff Writer
So, you have done your research on the benefits of solar energy and decided to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system to power your property, what now? The next important step is choosing a solar installer to set up the system for you. Picking the right installer is vital since poorly-done work can lead to […]The post How to Choose a Solar Installer appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019
26 Aug 2019 at 6:58pm
by Staff Writer
Do you own a property in Massachusetts and want to get solar panels installed on it, but are worried about huge expenses? If so, you should know that there are several financial incentives available in the state currently, making 2019 the right year for you to go solar. Like most other states today, Massachusetts encourages its […]The post Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer?
4 Aug 2019 at 6:26pm
by Guest Writer
Following the first wave of popularity in solar power technology in the late 1990s and early 2000s, we are now faced with the daunting prospect of disposing of these early solar panels in a way that does not harm the environment. Given that the usable life expectancy of these early solar panels was 25 years, […]The post Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics
30 Jul 2019 at 6:08pm
by Guest Writer
Universities in the United States are leading the way in developing, teaching and utilizing solar technology. Colleges and universities around the world are hubs of progression. It is on the campuses of the country that you can catch a glimpse into the future of businesses and communities. This is especially true when it comes to […]The post US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven
29 Jul 2019 at 4:10pm
by Guest Writer
It’s well-known that solar energy is an innovative and accessible sustainable energy option. Solar energy checks all the boxes a consumer looks at when determining his or her options for energy and its popularity is only growing. However, solar energy isn’t just available to the homeowner, or other smaller-scale consumers. Solar energy can be used […]The post Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Are solar shingles worth it 2019
20 Jul 2019 at 5:05pm
by Guest Writer
With the rise in popularity of solar power, people have continuously expressed desire in having more options in terms of solar products. Some of the more popular ones nowadays are solar shingles. Simply put, solar singles — sometimes known as photovoltaic shingles — are essentially just solar panels that are designed to look like and […]The post Are solar shingles worth it 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs
16 Jul 2019 at 1:15pm
by Staff Writer
Research on utilization of renewable energy including solar, wind, and biofuel has been booming across the United States over the past few years. In 2017 alone, over half a million jobs were created globally in the renewable energy sector. Educational institutions have also been quick to pick up on this need for qualified people to […]The post Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Must Have Solar Products for Your Home
17 Jun 2019 at 7:12pm
by Staff Writer
Over the past few years, the popularity of solar energy has been increasing all over the world. The Science Magazine estimates that by 2022–2023, an additional PV capacity of 500 GW will be installed globally.  Going solar has become cheaper too. In fact, the average price of solar electrical systems have reduced by half from […]The post Must Have Solar Products for Your Home appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How Is the US Military Using Solar Power?
23 May 2019 at 1:31pm
by Staff Writer
Climate change poses serious threats to national and global security. The U.S. military recognized the global and national security implications of climate change as far back as 1990 when it produced its first report on the impacts of climate change. Another report followed in 2003. But every year since 2007, the Department of Defense (DoD), […]The post How Is the US Military Using Solar Power? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.


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EnterSolar developing 10-MW solar project at Nestlé’s Maine bottling plant
22 Sep 2020 at 5:33pm
by Billy Ludt
Nestlé Waters North America intends to construct a 10-MWac (12.97-MWdc) solar project through developer EnterSolar at its Poland Spring bottling plant in Hollis, Maine. This proposed solar installation, currently in the permit application process, would supply enough electricity to meet approximately 20 to 25% of the current energy needs of the facility. Project developer EnterSolar… The post EnterSolar developing 10-MW solar project at Nestlé’s Maine bottling plant appeared first on Solar Power World.

Solar United Neighbors plans slate of virtual promotional events in October
22 Sep 2020 at 5:29pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Solar United Neighbors is hosting a series of virtual sessions about solar energy during the month of October. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to go solar from real solar homeowners, speak with nationally acclaimed solar experts and connect with fellow solar supporters from around the country. “Solar is resilient and so are… The post Solar United Neighbors plans slate of virtual promotional events in October appeared first on Solar Power World.

Catalyze launches REenergyze software to manage C&I solar + storage projects
22 Sep 2020 at 4:09pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Catalyze, a developer and independent power producer (IPP) of renewable distributed generation (DG) and storage projects for the commercial and industrial (C&I) markets with a 300-MW project pipeline in development, announced the launch of its proprietary origination-to-operations software integration platform REenergyze to help accelerate and scale the nationwide adoption of C&I solar and storage. “Historically,… The post Catalyze launches REenergyze software to manage C&I solar + storage projects appeared first on Solar Power World.

SEIA commends Duke Energy for collaboration in new South Carolina net-metering program
22 Sep 2020 at 3:26pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Over the past few years, SEIA has been deeply involved in energy choice and solar advocacy in South Carolina, helping to shape and secure the historic passage of the Energy Freedom Act (EFA) in 2019. SEIA continues to work through implementation of the EFA to ensure that the state follows through on its commitments, including… The post SEIA commends Duke Energy for collaboration in new South Carolina net-metering program appeared first on Solar Power World.

Nautilus Solar Energy acquires solar projects in Oregon and Rhode Island
22 Sep 2020 at 2:43pm
by Billy Ludt
Nautilus Solar Energy, a national solar project acquisition, development and asset management company, acquired two solar portfolios from Pine Gate Renewables in Oregon and Rhode Island totaling approximately 17 MW. Both developments are in the early-to-mid stages. Nautilus will take each portfolio to completion and be responsible for the long-term asset management and maintenance services… The post Nautilus Solar Energy acquires solar projects in Oregon and Rhode Island appeared first on Solar Power World.

PowerMarket and SunRaise bring some of the first community solar projects to Maine
22 Sep 2020 at 2:40pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
PowerMarket, an employee-owned community solar management services company, has partnered with SunRaise, a New England solar energy developer, owner and operator, to bring community solar projects to Maine. PowerMarket and SunRaise’s goal is simple: Bring locally produced clean energy to local residents and businesses. With the recent passing of community solar legislation in Maine, residents… The post PowerMarket and SunRaise bring some of the first community solar projects to Maine appeared first on Solar Power World.

SolArmy partners with QuantmRE to increase solar financing options for homeowners
22 Sep 2020 at 2:18pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Fast-growing real estate fintech company QuantmRE has formed a strategic partnership with Florida-based SolArmy to provide debt-free financing options to homeowners who wish to add solar panels to their homes with no loans and no monthly payments. Traditionally, funding the purchase of a solar panel installation has meant the homeowner has to qualify for and… The post SolArmy partners with QuantmRE to increase solar financing options for homeowners appeared first on Solar Power World.

IPPsolar installs New York’s first community solar + storage project
21 Sep 2020 at 10:56pm
by Billy Ludt
The first community solar + storage project in New York was completed and is expected to reduce the energy costs for approximately 150 households in Westchester County and New York City and provide power to 12 Tesla electric vehicle supercharging stations. “New York remains unwavering in our commitment to developing renewable energy resources that will… The post IPPsolar installs New York’s first community solar + storage project appeared first on Solar Power World.

Morgan Stanley becomes first major U.S. bank to commit to net-zero financed greenhouse gas emissions
21 Sep 2020 at 9:15pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Morgan Stanley announced a new commitment to reach net-zero financed emissions by 2050. The firm joins many of its clients in this strategic goal and is committed to providing financing, expertise and thought leadership to support the transition to a low-carbon world. “Climate change is one of the most complex and interconnected issues of our… The post Morgan Stanley becomes first major U.S. bank to commit to net-zero financed greenhouse gas emissions appeared first on Solar Power World.

TVA will install a 40-MWh lithium-ion energy storage system
21 Sep 2020 at 8:54pm
by Kelly Pickerel
The Tennessee Valley Authority will be installing its first owned and operated energy storage system near an industrial complex in Vonore, Tennessee, about 35 miles southwest of Knoxville. “TVA is building the energy grid of the future,” said Senior Manager Dale Harris, who leads research and development for TVA. “This pilot project will help us to… The post TVA will install a 40-MWh lithium-ion energy storage system appeared first on Solar Power World.

Greenbacker Renewable Energy acquires 22-MW Colorado solar + storage project
21 Sep 2020 at 4:05pm
by Billy Ludt
Greenbacker Renewable Energy purchased the rights to a 29 MWdc/22 MWac pre-operational solar project in combination with 1.3 MWac of battery storage. The project, known as Rawhide Prairie Solar, is located in Larimer County, Colorado. The project’s energy off-taker is Platte River Power Authority. The project is expected to reach commercial operation in Q4 2020.… The post Greenbacker Renewable Energy acquires 22-MW Colorado solar + storage project appeared first on Solar Power World.

DTE Energy hosts “virtual field trip” for students to visit Michigan solar and wind projects
21 Sep 2020 at 3:56pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
With the shift to more online learning, DTE Energy has developed a virtual field trip to its wind and solar parks to teach young people about clean energy and the important role it plays in addressing climate change. Students experience what it’s like to climb up a 300-ft wind turbine tower, learn how solar panels… The post DTE Energy hosts “virtual field trip” for students to visit Michigan solar and wind projects appeared first on Solar Power World.


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