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JV launched to pair 4GW with ‘world’s largest green hydro project’ in Saudi Arabia
7 Jul 2020 at 4:56pm
ACWA Power to partner with industrial gases firm Air Products and Saudi Arabia's NEOM on the project.



JinkoSolar’s ‘Tiger PRO’ modules designed to lead LCOE reductions with max 580-watt peak performance
7 Jul 2020 at 4:45pm
The new Tiger PRO module combines the half-cut cell design to reduce cell current mismatch and ribbon power losses.



SB Energy, Mitsubishi UFJ complete solar farm with 19MWh battery storage in northern Japan
7 Jul 2020 at 3:24pm


BayWa r.e. sells ‘largest floating solar farm outside China’ to Dutch consortium
7 Jul 2020 at 2:10pm
27.4MWp floating array to change hands following energisation



Solarcentury, EDF, Engie among winners as Chile unveils results of 2.6GW solar tender
7 Jul 2020 at 12:19pm
11 projects to come forward from tender, representing more than US$2.5bn of investment value, government says



Sunrun to acquire Vivint Solar in US$3.2bn US market shake-up
7 Jul 2020 at 9:57am
Deal will create company with 500,000 customers and 3GW installed asset base, with plans to ramp-up installs further



BP, JinkoPower partner to target China’s C&I market
6 Jul 2020 at 4:16pm


PODCAST: The 500W+ panel race and a global green recovery
6 Jul 2020 at 2:11pm
This month's episode trails the recent 500W+ panel releases and recaps policy moves in the US, India and the UK.



Encavis bolsters position in French solar market with minority shares grab
6 Jul 2020 at 1:16pm


NextEnergy Capital makes maiden India solar purchase
6 Jul 2020 at 1:01pm
Solar investor makes first foray into Indian market as it lines up other acquisitions for later this quarter



Indian fossil fuel incumbents launch multi-GW solar initiative
6 Jul 2020 at 11:39am
State-owned fossil fuel giants to invest in gigawatts of large-scale arrays to boost renewables prospects



REC Group downplays German court ruling in favour of Hanwha Q CELLS
5 Jul 2020 at 1:40pm
REC Group noted that its PV module sales in the EU had already been shifting to n-type products.




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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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Standard Solar investing $105 million in distributed generation solar projects
7 Jul 2020 at 9:19pm
by Billy Ludt
Standard Solar, a solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of commercial solar electric systems nationwide, has closed a tax equity commitment for up to $105 million to finance distributed generation (DG) solar projects in Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. “Completing this tax equity deal demonstrates both the market’s continued… The post Standard Solar investing $105 million in distributed generation solar projects appeared first on Solar Power World.

Solar developer Renewvia launches U.S. O&M division
7 Jul 2020 at 4:37pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Global solar developer Renewvia Energy has launched a U.S. O&M division. This new division will provide customers across the United States with customized maintenance plans to optimize solar system uptime and improve overall performance, ultimately maximizing return on investment. The company also announced that SteelFab, one of the country’s largest suppliers of fabricated structural steel,… The post Solar developer Renewvia launches U.S. O&M division appeared first on Solar Power World.

Solar Liberty, Oriden constructing 1.4-MW New York solar + storage project
7 Jul 2020 at 4:30pm
by Billy Ludt
The State University of New York at Fredonia (SUNY) is starting construction on its first solar/battery project, enabling the Chautauqua County campus in Western New York to reducing its carbon footprint with energy efficiency and renewable energy technology. “This project underscores Fredonia’s commitment to environmental stewardship. The solar array will provide significant long-term financial savings,… The post Solar Liberty, Oriden constructing 1.4-MW New York solar + storage project appeared first on Solar Power World.

PowerOptions expands partnership with Solect Energy to include large-scale solar + storage PPAs
7 Jul 2020 at 4:25pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
PowerOptions, the largest energy-buying consortium in New England, has expanded its relationship with Solect Energy to offer large-scale solar + storage to its members. Solect has been PowerOptions’ partner for the Small Systems Solar Program for more than four years, and will continue in that role as well. Solect Energy is now able to offer… The post PowerOptions expands partnership with Solect Energy to include large-scale solar + storage PPAs appeared first on Solar Power World.

8minute Solar Energy brings first project online in Texas
7 Jul 2020 at 4:13pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
8minute Solar Energy and Duke Energy Renewables announced that the 280-MWDC Holstein solar project in Nolan County, Texas, has begun commercial operation. Holstein is 8minute’s first solar project to come online in Texas, marking a significant milestone as the company expands its operational footprint outside of California. “We are bringing our utility-scale project development expertise… The post 8minute Solar Energy brings first project online in Texas appeared first on Solar Power World.

Sunrun secures residential solar throne with $3.2 billion all-stock acquisition of Vivint Solar
7 Jul 2020 at 2:08pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Sunrun and Vivint Solar announced the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Sunrun will acquire Vivint Solar in an all-stock transaction, pursuant to which each share of Vivint Solar common stock will be exchanged for 0.55 shares of Sunrun common stock, representing a combined enterprise value of $9.2 billion based on the… The post Sunrun secures residential solar throne with $3.2 billion all-stock acquisition of Vivint Solar appeared first on Solar Power World.

Unirac acquires mounting competitor Ecolibrium Solar
7 Jul 2020 at 1:30pm
by Billy Ludt
Solar mounting systems provider Unirac has successfully completed the acquisition of Ecolibrium Solar, a solar racking manufacturer headquartered in Athens, Ohio. The acquisition expands Unirac’s product portfolio, adding Ecolibrium’s commercial flat roof, residential rail-less and metal roof products to its product line. Ecolibrium’s suite of products includes Ecofoot, a polymer-based solution for flat roofs that… The post Unirac acquires mounting competitor Ecolibrium Solar appeared first on Solar Power World.

NABCEP CE Conference being held virtually Sept. 9-24
7 Jul 2020 at 12:01pm
by Billy Ludt
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is moving the 2020 NABCEP Continuing Education (CE) Conference to a virtual platform in response to the current risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 NABCEP CE Conference will be hosted in a new learning management software (LMS) platform developed on Instructure’s Canvas software, which… The post NABCEP CE Conference being held virtually Sept. 9-24 appeared first on Solar Power World.

Enphase University officially launched for online and in-person training
6 Jul 2020 at 3:15pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Enphase Energy today officially launched Enphase University, a combination of online and in-person training resources for solar and storage installers and Enphase system owners. Enphase University includes an integrated, web-based Learning Management System (LMS) that enables installers to complete training modules, manage training plans, track progress online, and accumulate NABCEP (North American Board of Certified… The post Enphase University officially launched for online and in-person training appeared first on Solar Power World.

Western Solar to install projects for low-income and transitional housing in Washington
6 Jul 2020 at 2:02pm
by Kelly Pickerel
During the summer and fall of 2020, Washington-based solar installer Western Solar will be installing solar panels for five low income and transitional housing organizations in Whatcom and Skagit Counties as part of Puget Sound Energy’s Green Power Grants. PSE has made $580,000 available for Green Power Grant projects, capped at $75,000 per project, with… The post Western Solar to install projects for low-income and transitional housing in Washington appeared first on Solar Power World.

July solar policy snapshots A guide to recent legislation and research throughout the country.
6 Jul 2020 at 2:00pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
House passes infrastructure bill with key solar, storage provisions Washington, D.C. The House of Representatives passed its big infrastructure bill to help rebuild the nation and combat climate change. Many solar and storage provisions are included in the bill, including SEIA’s specific COVID recovery policy goals of an extension of the solar ITC and a… The post July solar policy snapshots <br><span style='color:#404040;font-weight:600;font-size:15px;'>A guide to recent legislation and research throughout the country.</span> appeared first on Solar Power World.

O3 Energy constructing 7.5-MW solar portfolio for electrical co-ops
2 Jul 2020 at 10:03pm
by Billy Ludt
O3 Energy and UPower Energy are moving forward with a 7.5-MW utility-scale solar portfolio in Texas that is being financed by AVANA Capital. This portfolio gives five Texas rural electrical co-ops the ability to offer renewable energy via solar power to thousands of residential and commercial customers throughout Central and West Texas. The seven solar… The post O3 Energy constructing 7.5-MW solar portfolio for electrical co-ops appeared first on Solar Power World.


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