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Acciona boosts profit margins as installed solar portfolio triples
11 Nov 2019 at 3:00pm
Firm sees minor revenue dip and EBITDA jump as overseas installed PV hits 1.138GW.



Masdar eyes Q2 2020 ground-breaking for ultra-cheap Uzbek PV plant
11 Nov 2019 at 1:42pm
UAE firm unveils timeline for 100MW project it won thanks to US$0.027/kWh bid.



SunPower to spin off manufacturing operations
11 Nov 2019 at 12:57pm
SunPower’s Board has approved the spin-off and an equity investment of US$298 million from TZS.



India’s state coal company tenders for 100MWp of solar in Chhattisgarh
11 Nov 2019 at 12:46pm
Developers have until November 25 to submit a proposal.



Fukushima eyes clean energy revival via US$2.75bn wind and solar hub
11 Nov 2019 at 11:39am
Complex will reportedly supply to Tokyo, about 250 kilometres south of Fukushima prefecture.



PV Tech talk: Finlay Colville meets with Q CELLS CTO Daniel Jeong
11 Nov 2019 at 10:58am


McDonald’s USA signs virtual PPAs for 380MW of renewable energy, including 160MW of PV
8 Nov 2019 at 11:17pm
The 160MW PV project will be developed by Invenergy, while a specific location for the Texas installation was not disclosed.



Trump’s US in R&D push to boost domestic PV amid ongoing trade war
8 Nov 2019 at 3:52pm


Bifacial solar modules back in play as SEIA gains temporary court block on US tariffs
8 Nov 2019 at 2:43pm


JinkoSolar increasing in-house mono-wafer production to 18GW in 2020
8 Nov 2019 at 1:48pm
The latest expansion plans also indicate that JinkoSolar will be expanding in-house module assembly capacity at some point soon.



Lazard: Solar, wind close to reaching affordability of existing coal, nuclear
8 Nov 2019 at 12:50pm
Plummeting costs mean new-build LCOEs are catching up with up-and-running non-renewables, firm says



Europe ‘on track’ for 53% renewable power by 2030 despite country gaps
8 Nov 2019 at 12:39pm
Milestone is within reach Europe-wide but not all countries will hit targets equally quickly, says WoodMac




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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 Stephanie D'sa
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 Stephanie D'sa
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 Author
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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Solar industry groups launch initiatives to advance career opportunities for military veterans
11 Nov 2019 at 2:00pm
by Kelly Pickerel
The Solar Foundation is launching two new solar workforce development programs to connect transitioning military service members and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces with career training, professional development and employment opportunities in the solar industry. In partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s “Hiring Our Heroes” program, the North American Board of Certified… The post Solar industry groups launch initiatives to advance career opportunities for military veterans appeared first on Solar Power World.

Reonomy raises $60 million in funding
8 Nov 2019 at 1:51pm
by Kelly Pickerel
AI-powered data platform Reonomy announced $60 million in Series D funding led by Georgian Partners, with participation from Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, Citi Ventures and Untitled Investments. They join existing investors Sapphire Ventures, Bain Capital and Primary Venture Partners. To date, Reonomy has raised $128 million in its push to become the primary source of data and… The post Reonomy raises $60 million in funding appeared first on Solar Power World.

New Mexico electric cooperative will soon supply customers 100% through solar
7 Nov 2019 at 9:44pm
by Billy Ludt
Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) has finalized an agreement with Torch Clean Energy to purchase and develop two new solar and storage facilities for a total of 21 MW of additional solar capacity and 15 MW of storage capacity. With the completion of these installations, KCEC will surpass the 35 MW required to meet its… The post New Mexico electric cooperative will soon supply customers 100% through solar appeared first on Solar Power World.

McDonald’s to buy 380 MW of Texas solar and wind power
7 Nov 2019 at 7:45pm
by Kelly Pickerel
McDonald’s has signed two virtual PPAs, totaling 380 MW of renewable energy. The restaurant chain will purchase the power generated by Aviator Wind West and a utility-scale solar project, both in Texas. Facebook was reported in September as also buying a 200-MW segment of the Aviator Wind project. In March 2018, McDonald’s became the first restaurant… The post McDonald’s to buy 380 MW of Texas solar and wind power appeared first on Solar Power World.

REC donates solar panels to low-income Detroit homes through Honnold Foundation collaboration
7 Nov 2019 at 7:23pm
by Kelly Pickerel
REC Group has announced a new partnership with the Honnold Foundation, a solar energy foundation started by noted environmentalist and famed rock climber Alex Honnold, to promote solar for a more equitable world. The two organizations will collaborate to provide communities with greater access to renewable energy sources, reduced carbon emissions and energy autonomy. “REC… The post REC donates solar panels to low-income Detroit homes through Honnold Foundation collaboration appeared first on Solar Power World.

Lazard LCOE analysis shows onshore wind and utility-scale solar cost-competitive with coal and nuclear
7 Nov 2019 at 3:56pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Lazard has released its annual in-depth studies comparing the costs of energy from various generation technologies and of energy storage technologies for different applications. Lazard’s latest annual Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis (LCOE 13.0) shows that as the cost of renewable energy continues to decline, certain technologies (onshore wind and utility-scale solar), which became cost-competitive… The post Lazard LCOE analysis shows onshore wind and utility-scale solar cost-competitive with coal and nuclear appeared first on Solar Power World.

ReVision Energy completes 793-kW solar array for water fountain manufacturer
7 Nov 2019 at 2:53pm
by Billy Ludt
Filtrine Manufacturing Company now powers its entire operation in Keene, New Hampshire, with solar energy with the recent addition of a 793.1-kW rooftop array. The system installed this fall by ReVision Energy includes 2,234 solar panels and generates over 900 MWh of solar electricity per year. Another 30-kW array installed in 2013 includes 120 solar… The post ReVision Energy completes 793-kW solar array for water fountain manufacturer appeared first on Solar Power World.

SEIA adds multinational solar developers to Board of Directors
7 Nov 2019 at 2:36pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
SEIA announced that multinational solar project developers Grasshopper Solar and BrightNight Energy are joining SEIA’s board of directors, effective immediately. “This is an exciting time for the solar industry, and I am thrilled to have these two companies join our board,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of SEIA. “BrightNight and Grasshopper bring critical… The post SEIA adds multinational solar developers to Board of Directors appeared first on Solar Power World.

Nautilus acquires 17.2-MW community solar portfolio from Borrego in New York
7 Nov 2019 at 1:44pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Nautilus Solar Energy has acquired a 17.2-MW community solar portfolio from Borrego Solar Systems. In addition to developing the portfolio, Borrego Solar will design, engineer, construct as well as maintain the systems. Nautilus will be responsible for the project management as the long-term owner and operator of the portfolio. Construction is targeted for completion during… The post Nautilus acquires 17.2-MW community solar portfolio from Borrego in New York appeared first on Solar Power World.

ENGIE begins construction on 225-MW Long Draw Solar Project
6 Nov 2019 at 6:54pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
ENGIE North America hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking with county officials and customers for the 225-MW Long Draw Solar Project on Nov. 6. ENGIE will serve four Texas municipalities — New Braunfels, Denton, Garland and Kerrville — and their electric utilities — via a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the project’s full capacity. Slated to come… The post ENGIE begins construction on 225-MW Long Draw Solar Project appeared first on Solar Power World.

Shell Energy sole off-taker of 200-MW California solar project
6 Nov 2019 at 6:42pm
by Billy Ludt
EDP Renewables SA (EDPR), through its fully-owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA) and Shell Energy North America (SENA) have closed on a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 200 MW that will bring the Sandrini Solar Park to Kern County, California. Located near Bakersfield, the 200-MW Sandrini Solar Park, which is anticipated to… The post Shell Energy sole off-taker of 200-MW California solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

Nexamp completes 5.6-MW community solar project in Rochester
6 Nov 2019 at 5:49pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The first community solar farm in the Town of Rochester, New York, is completed and is now producing clean energy for the area. Community solar developer Nexamp, along with local and county elected officials and area residents, came together on Saturday, November 2, for a ribbon cutting to celebrate this important milestone. Town of Rochester… The post Nexamp completes 5.6-MW community solar project in Rochester appeared first on Solar Power World.


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