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Analysts: Legal hurdles to stifle German clean energy momentum
27 Jun 2019 at 1:37pm
Land and subsidy restrictions must go to hit 2030 target, say ZSW and BDEW



China’s solar installations could hit 50GW in 2020 – PV InfoLink
27 Jun 2019 at 1:34pm


REC Group’s ‘N-Peak Black’ series panels offers rooftop performance with stylish aesthetics
27 Jun 2019 at 12:46pm


Denmark bankrolls pilot of glued rooftop PV modules
27 Jun 2019 at 12:35pm


Utility-scale PV to power green city complex in Kenya
27 Jun 2019 at 11:47am
US firm MCX to build 30-50MW plant at Mwale complex



Russian/Austrian consortium plans 75MW PV project pipeline in Russia
27 Jun 2019 at 4:06am
These five projects are all expected to be commissioned by autumn 2019.



Standard Solar moves into Vermont PV sector with purchase of 3.2MW project
27 Jun 2019 at 2:30am
The project will be comprised of 9,018 PV panels and will be completed by December



European PV sliding towards cannibalisation as roll-out doubles
26 Jun 2019 at 3:10pm
Unsubsidised reality will see profitability come under pressure, says WoodMac.



San Diego airport set for solar-plus-storage system
26 Jun 2019 at 2:55pm
The 4MWh battery will be operational 2020.



World Bank: Solar-plus-storage to fuel global mini-grid surge
26 Jun 2019 at 2:08pm
Sweeping cost declines would help electrify millions worldwide



Silfab Solar only North American manufacturer in PVEL’s 2019 Scorecard
26 Jun 2019 at 1:48pm


SunPower installs 2.6MW PV pipeline at Whole Foods US stores
25 Jun 2019 at 10:18pm
Projects in California, Nevada to generate annual 3.9 million kWh




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Must Have Solar Products for Your Home
17 Jun 2019 at 7:12pm
by Staff Author
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.

Solar Energy Is Our Best Solution
18 May 2019 at 4:20pm
by Staff Author
Solar energy is our best solution for a plethora of reasons. It is no longer a niche technology available to the rich and the committed environmentalist. Today, the effects of global warming and the skyrocketing prices of conventional energy necessitate the switch to greener renewable sources of energy. Rise of Solar Power The scarcity of […]The post Solar Energy Is Our Best Solution appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

What is Community Solar and Why Should You Care?
10 May 2019 at 9:24pm
by Staff Author
Installing solar panels on your roof has proven to be a great investment. Like a gift that keeps on giving, solar panels help homeowners save money, reap incentives, and earn rebates for decades to come. For those who want to reap the benefits of solar power but live on rent, are tenants in a building […]The post What is Community Solar and Why Should You Care? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Community solar is an excellent way to create energy equity–if it’s done right
10 May 2019 at 6:49pm
by Staff Author
Source: Fast Company People banding together to fund a solar project is an increasingly popular way of accessing clean energy. But it can either be an exclusive project or an inclusive way to spread the benefits of clean energy. It depends how it’s structured… When you think of home solar power, you probably imagine a […]The post Community solar is an excellent way to create energy equity–if it’s done right appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Going Solar: The Benefits of Solar Panels on Your Roof
8 May 2019 at 4:26pm
by John Despeaux
Solar power is becoming the next big thing in roofing. Especially in southern states like Texas, solar panels have become a hot topic for local roofing companies. People are asking things like: What are the benefits of solar panels? How do I add solar panels to my roof? Will solar panels save me money on […]The post Going Solar: The Benefits of Solar Panels on Your Roof appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Three Ways Renters Can Go Solar
6 May 2019 at 7:32pm
by Staff Author
Most renters assume they have no opportunities to enjoy the many benefits of solar power. Like any home improvement, installing solar panels is the exclusive right of your landlord; they would probably be unhappy if you, a tenant, independently installed solar panels on their property (though in the long run, they’d surely thank you). But […]The post Three Ways Renters Can Go Solar appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Money, Power, and Influence: Inside the Fossil Fuel Industry’s Attempts to Undermine Solar Energy in the US
11 Apr 2019 at 6:35pm
by Staff Author
Renewable energy is wildly popular. More than 80 cities, five counties, and two states have committed to 100 percent renewable energy. Over 150 private companies have done the same. According to a 2016 Pew Research Center Poll, 89 percent of Americans favor expanding solar power in the U.S. But despite the growing demand for solar, […]The post Money, Power, and Influence: Inside the Fossil Fuel Industry’s Attempts to Undermine Solar Energy in the US appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Why More States Are Turning to Clean Energy: Lessons From California
14 Mar 2019 at 8:10pm
by Staff Author
The last few years have seen a surge in the number of states adopting aggressive renewable energy policies. California, for instance, recently announced a clean energy production target of 100 percent by 2045. Clean Energy Saves Homeowners Money As a first step toward meeting that goal, the state adopted new housing standards requiring all single-family […]The post Why More States Are Turning to Clean Energy: Lessons From California appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Top 10 Benefits of Going Solar in the U.S. in 2019
7 Mar 2019 at 4:45pm
by Staff Author
Lower Tariffs in 2019 Last year, despite broad opposition from the solar industry, the Trump administration imposed a 30 percent tariff on imported solar cells and panels. The effect was immediate: after announcing the tariffs in January of 2018, second-quarter installations were 9 percent lower year-over-year and 7 percent lower compared to the first quarter. […]The post Top 10 Benefits of Going Solar in the U.S. in 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.


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Solect Energy adds solar to Tufts University residence hall and science building
27 Jun 2019 at 2:19pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Two new roof-mounted solar installations on buildings located on the Medford/Somerville campus of Tufts University will generate 161,000 kilowatt hours of renewable energy for the university and the surrounding community. Tufts now has six total solar arrays on its various campuses that help save the university money and make the power grid greener. The arrays… The post Solect Energy adds solar to Tufts University residence hall and science building appeared first on Solar Power World.

The Peck Company to install 7 MW of commercial solar in the Northeast
27 Jun 2019 at 1:50pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The Peck Company announced an initial agreement to construct a portfolio of solar PV arrays generating 7 MW for one of its customers. This customer currently owns several hundred million dollars in solar assets and also has a backlog of several hundred million dollars in new projects where they need partners for EPC development. The… The post The Peck Company to install 7 MW of commercial solar in the Northeast appeared first on Solar Power World.

Silicon Ranch sets up program to bring more grazing animals and native plants to its solar projects
26 Jun 2019 at 6:07pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Silicon Ranch Corporation today launches Regenerative Energy, a verified, third-party-certified product that combines clean electricity generation with carbon sequestration, ecosystem restoration and rural economic revitalization. “Regenerative Energy marks a new era at Silicon Ranch that speaks to who we are as a company and is a direct reflection of the value we deliver to our customers… The post Silicon Ranch sets up program to bring more grazing animals and native plants to its solar projects appeared first on Solar Power World.

Clearway Energy chooses Trimark to monitor 11 utility-scale solar projects
26 Jun 2019 at 4:18pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Trimark Associates has been awarded a multi-year, multi-site monitoring and maintenance contract with Clearway Energy Group. Clearway is a full-scope renewable energy company that develops, owns and operates solar and wind energy projects across the country. Trimark launched a new website for utility-scale solar producers earlier this year. The service agreement, covering 11 utility-scale solar… The post Clearway Energy chooses Trimark to monitor 11 utility-scale solar projects appeared first on Solar Power World.

Six New York towns form CCA to procure 100% renewable energy
25 Jun 2019 at 5:43pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Hudson Valley Community Power (HVCP), a community choice aggregation program (CCA) comprised of six communities in New York’s Hudson Valley, launched on May 14. The City of Beacon, Village of Cold Spring, Town of Fishkill, Town of Marbletown, Town of Philipstown and City of Poughkeepsie formed, HVCP in partnership with Joule Community Power to provide… The post Six New York towns form CCA to procure 100% renewable energy appeared first on Solar Power World.

San Diego International Airport adds 4-MWh lithium battery to existing 5.5-MW solar portfolio
25 Jun 2019 at 5:14pm
by Kelly Pickerel
San Diego International Airport (SAN) will be the first airport in the United States to install one of ENGIE Storage’s battery systems. Paired with the airport’s existing photovoltaic solar system, the new 2-MW/4-MWh GridSynergy energy storage system will reduce energy charges during peak demand which equate to approximately 40% of the airport’s monthly electricity costs.… The post San Diego International Airport adds 4-MWh lithium battery to existing 5.5-MW solar portfolio appeared first on Solar Power World.

1-MW solar array completed in Texas for Concho Valley Electric Cooperative
25 Jun 2019 at 4:58pm
by Kelly Pickerel
A 1-MWac solar project by TurningPoint Energy, Kenyon Energy and Axium Solar was recently completed for the Concho Valley Electric Cooperative (CVEC) in West Texas. The clean energy produced by the facility will be sold under a power purchase agreement to CVEC, an electric distribution cooperative serving 7,155 members in 10 Texas counties. The Agnes Project supported… The post 1-MW solar array completed in Texas for Concho Valley Electric Cooperative appeared first on Solar Power World.

NV Energy announces 1.2 GW of new solar and 590 MW of energy storage coming to Nevada
25 Jun 2019 at 3:39pm
by Kelly Pickerel
NV Energy is planning to construct 1,200 MW of new solar PV generation and 590 MW of battery storage over the next few years. The renewable energy will come in the form of three projects that will be located in southern Nevada. Once approved by the PUC of Nevada, the projects will contribute to NV Energy… The post NV Energy announces 1.2 GW of new solar and 590 MW of energy storage coming to Nevada appeared first on Solar Power World.

Standard Solar enters Vermont market with 3.2-MW solar project purchase
25 Jun 2019 at 3:30pm
by Billy Ludt
Standard Solar has entered the Vermont solar market with the purchase of a 3.2-megawatt solar project in Wallingford. The project, developed by Wallingford Solar, is approximately 17 acres of a 49.6-acre parcel that once served as a gravel pit and hot-mix asphalt plant. Positive Energy NY, a renewable energy construction company specializing in large scale… The post Standard Solar enters Vermont market with 3.2-MW solar project purchase appeared first on Solar Power World.

EDF Renewables signs PPA for 200-MW solar project on tribal lands in Nevada
25 Jun 2019 at 2:27pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
EDF Renewables North America announced it signed a PPA with NV Energy for the Arrow Canyon Solar Project. The 200 MWAC  solar project includes a 75 MW-5hr battery storage project and is located in Clark County, Nevada. It’s expected to be up and running in December 2022. Located on the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians… The post EDF Renewables signs PPA for 200-MW solar project on tribal lands in Nevada appeared first on Solar Power World.

EPRI investigating improvements for grid resilience during crises
24 Jun 2019 at 10:19pm
by Billy Ludt
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) was awarded a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to improve emergency electric grid resilience. The work will investigate how to systematically and effectively manage grid-connected distributed energy resources (DER) to support critical loads during a crisis. EPRI will lead the research involving a diverse… The post EPRI investigating improvements for grid resilience during crises appeared first on Solar Power World.

Illinois agency says state won’t reach RPS of 25% by 2025 unless legislation changes
24 Jun 2019 at 6:35pm
by Kelly Pickerel
The Illinois Power Agency (IPA) shared data showing Illinois will not be able to meet its renewable energy goals and, that without legislative change, the state’s rapid growth in wind and solar energy will effectively cease until 2025. (see slides 12 and 21) The IPA is the state agency responsible for managing Illinois’ renewable energy program. Illinois… The post Illinois agency says state won’t reach RPS of 25% by 2025 unless legislation changes appeared first on Solar Power World.


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