New York Governor Cuomo signed into law a tax exemption on electricity generated and sold from ”customer-site” solar systems today. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has applauded the move in making the state “solar friendly.”
A new White Paper released today, prepared by GTM Research and Meister Consultants Group, outlines the wide range of system costs and policies amongst the island nations of the region. Jamaica has the widest residential system price range in the region, with prices from between US$2.50/W to $8.00/W reported.
German PV and battery equipment supply Manz has booked an order to provide a pilot line to a U.S. lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery producer. The booking is for Manz's laser welding process, which the company says can increase quality and performance of the batteries, while reducing production costs.
Removal of the Renewable Obligation Certificate for large-scale solar farms from today has prompted a change of tack among solar developers operating in the U.K. market.
Sale of Norfolk solar plant to Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited part of Trina's strategy to develop and offload power generation assets across leading PV markets.
Backed by the U.S. Energy Department's SunShot Initiative, a solar industry group has published new best practices guidelines to reassure investors and ultimately reduce financing costs for solar development.
Japanese company's SmartStorage behind-the-meter energy solution selected for utilization with commercial building owners in Southern California.
ICT company unveils smart PV power station developed in conjunction with Huanghe Hydropower Development at press briefing in Qinghai Province, China.
The Norwegian company has signed its first major contract for its new panel line with the Arizona utility, which will use the modules exclusively for its new residential solar leasing program.
World Assurance Group enters solar power generation business with purchase of three operating companies from Power Clouds Pte Ltd.
Beth Spence, American Solar Direct’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, prides herself on helping communities reduce carbon while improving the economy and creating jobs. Please tell our readers a little about your background, and how you got into the solar industry. I’ve been in the energy business for most of my career. Earlier on […]
The solar industry is booming. But can it sustain its current growth in the absence of the 30% federal tax credit? The U.S. Government’s Investment Tax Credit (ITC) allows for any U.S. tax payer who purchases a solar system (or other renewable energy system) to receive the tax credit equal to 30% of the system […]
It is becoming increasingly obvious that the solar industry is going to have to address the energy storage issue soon if the market is to continue growing. Can battery technology be ready for primetime within five years? Current moves on the part of utilities to centralize solar with large “solar farms” notwithstanding, solar will be […]
Forward-looking California tech giants Google and SunCity are partnering again to create the largest residential solar financing program in US history. Google has announce its largest foray to date by working with San Mateo, California based SolarCity to create a fund which could finance as much as $750 million in residential solar projects. The new […]
Despite the rapid growth in the solar industry worldwide and the mounting evidence that solar technology benefits both the economy and the environment, some anti-solar activists just don’t know when to quit. A recent guest column at Forbes.com by David Williams illustrates just how poorly conceived some of the solar-haters arguments can be. Mr. Williams, […]
San Francisco-based Sunrun, the nation’s largest solar company dedicated to residential systems, is expanding its presence in Orange County, California with the recent opening of a new solar design engineering center in Irvine.
Far-left environmental activists and far-right small government conservatives may seem like odd allies, but when it comes to making Florida a leader in solar energy, both sides agree. The time has come to open the market to solar power. California, Texas and Florida have a lot in common. They are the nations three most populated […]
Wendi Zubillaga is the Chief Sales Officer at PetersenDean Roofing and Solar and a 29-year veteran of the residential real estate industry. As Chief Sales Officer at the nation’s largest privately-held roofing and solar company, she oversees all facets of the company’s growth, marketing and sales. She also helped create the Builder Advantage program, a […]
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Julian Castro and California Governor Brown announced recently a program to expand financing for solar energy on apartment buildings. This is a step toward the President’s goal of installing 100 megawatts of across across federally subsidized multifamily housing by 2020. There are over 3 million apartment units in […]
The Solar Foundation’s California Solar Jobs Census Finds that California Solar Jobs Grew by Nearly 16% Last Year with Nearly 10,000 More Solar Jobs Expected in 2015. The non-profit research group The Solar Foundation (TSF), released its California Solar Jobs Census 2014 this week, and news was good for the California solar job market. The […]