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Solargiga’s product shipments increase 64.8% to 6,811MW in 2020
15 Jan 2021 at 4:50pm
Revenue of US$931.84 million was a new record for the company.



Solaria secures ten-year PPA with Shell for 300MW Spanish portfolio
15 Jan 2021 at 3:57pm
Solaria signs power purchase agreement with Shell Energy Europe for 300MW Spanish PV portfolio



US ROUND-UP: Invenergy secures construction funds for 1.3GW site, 130MW Strata portfolio funded
15 Jan 2021 at 2:06pm
In the US Invenergy completes first phase of construction funds for 1.3GW site, Strata funds its 130MW portfolio



Equinor to test floating solar in rough waters at Norwegian pilot plant
15 Jan 2021 at 1:35pm
Equinor partners with Moss Maritime for floating PV plant off the coast of Norway



Total and Hanwha Group division join forces for 1.6GW US solar and storage pipeline
15 Jan 2021 at 12:10pm


JA Solar supplies modules for 88MW PV plant in Guam
15 Jan 2021 at 11:43am
JA Solar secures supply deal with Korea Electric Power Corporation for 88MW solar project in Guam



COVID-19 has minimal impact on PPA prices in Europe and America
14 Jan 2021 at 4:59pm


Daystar secures US$38 million for west African expansion
14 Jan 2021 at 4:29pm


New York announces 23 large-scale PV projects as part of governor’s clean energy drive
14 Jan 2021 at 2:37pm
Governor Cuomo says green energy is a ‘prime economic opportunity’, reveals plans for 23 PV projects



‘Historic’ agreement signed between Luxcara and BeGreen for 415MWp of Danish solar
14 Jan 2021 at 1:48pm


Capacity expansions: Two tales at two different scales
14 Jan 2021 at 1:01pm
Following on from our recent piece on what is driving the largest ever wave of manufacturing capacity expansion announcements in the PV industry, a few real-world examples may shine further light on this topic.



Renewables investor Excelsior secures US$504m for US solar projects
14 Jan 2021 at 12:22pm



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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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Massachusetts governor vetoes major climate legislation citing economic concerns
15 Jan 2021 at 3:44pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker vetoed a comprehensive climate bill that would have required the state to procure 40% renewable energy by 2030 and make clean energy more accessible to low-income populations. According to AP, the governor chose to veto the legislation for economic reasons, saying it could have potentially increased the cost of housing and… The post Massachusetts governor vetoes major climate legislation citing economic concerns appeared first on Solar Power World.

Guest column: Solar plans accelerate upon shifting balance of power in D.C.
15 Jan 2021 at 2:00pm
by SPW
By David Heyman, CEO, Safari Energy As businesses strive to build back from the challenges of 2020, several political developments are promising to put solar and renewable energy center stage. Having secured the Presidency and a 51-to-50 majority in the Senate, Democrats are poised to control the legislative agenda for the coming years. This means… The post Guest column: Solar plans accelerate upon shifting balance of power in D.C. appeared first on Solar Power World.

Panasonic promotes 13 solar installers to Elite and Premium tiers of program
14 Jan 2021 at 10:02pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Panasonic has promoted 13 U.S. solar installers to the Elite and Premium tiers of its Residential Solar Installer Program. Not only will installers and homeowners gain access to the entire suite of legacy Panasonic solar modules, they will also receive access to the new high-efficiency Panasonic Solar EverVolt Modules, available beginning in February. Homeowners in Arizona, Texas,… The post Panasonic promotes 13 solar installers to Elite and Premium tiers of program appeared first on Solar Power World.

Four community solar arrays in Denver to open to both residential and commercial customers
14 Jan 2021 at 9:45pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Namasté Solar has broken ground on four new community solar projects in the Denver-metro-area, along with UX Solar, a joint-venture partnership between Excelsior Energy Capital and Unico Solar Investors. The projects total 8 MW of solar capacity for Xcel Energy. While previous projects through Xcel’s community solar program have primarily served the public sector, this community solar… The post Four community solar arrays in Denver to open to both residential and commercial customers appeared first on Solar Power World.

Solar included in restorative projects at abandoned Appalachian coal mines
14 Jan 2021 at 7:55pm
by Billy Ludt
A coalition of groups in Central Appalachia issued its third annual report highlighting innovative projects that will clean up abandoned coal mine lands and brownfields in six states and give them new life as solar energy sites, recycling centers, eco-tourism assets and other economic ventures. The report, “Restoration and Renewal: The New Appalachian Economy,” profiles… The post Solar included in restorative projects at abandoned Appalachian coal mines appeared first on Solar Power World.

California awards $2 million to Native American tribes to advance clean energy
14 Jan 2021 at 7:34pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
California Native American tribes taking action on climate change are getting a boost from a new State program designed to support tribally led efforts. Nearly $2 million awarded through the Tribal Government Challenge Planning Grant Program will support projects that identify solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve clean energy access and advance climate resiliency… The post California awards $2 million to Native American tribes to advance clean energy appeared first on Solar Power World.

Pine Gate Renewables closes financing on 12-project North Carolina solar + storage portfolio
14 Jan 2021 at 7:18pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Pine Gate Renewables announced that it closed financing on a new 12-project fund of solar and solar + storage sites in North Carolina. The projects in the fund will sell power under long-term contracts to Duke Energy Progress, Duke Energy Carolinas and Halifax EMC. Crestmark, a division of MetaBank, provided the construction and permanent loan… The post Pine Gate Renewables closes financing on 12-project North Carolina solar + storage portfolio appeared first on Solar Power World.

Intersolar and Energy Storage North America launch educational solar + storage webinar series
14 Jan 2021 at 3:53pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Intersolar North America (ISNA) and Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the newly combined flagship solar + storage events, have partnered with Strategen to launch “Solar + Storage: Today’s Progress, Tomorrow’s Promise,” a free webinar series designed to educate and energize solar + storage professionals ahead of its inaugural collaborative conference and tradeshow set for July… The post Intersolar and Energy Storage North America launch educational solar + storage webinar series appeared first on Solar Power World.

SunBrush solar panel cleaning devices enter U.S. market
14 Jan 2021 at 3:39pm
by Kelly Pickerel
German solar PV cleaning system provider SunBrush mobil is opening a U.S. office in Nevada to bring solar cleaning products to the United States. SunBrush USA is a joint venture of SunBrush mobil and importer Halse Solar. “We will fill a major gap with our products. Up to now, there has been no similar solar panel… The post SunBrush solar panel cleaning devices enter U.S. market appeared first on Solar Power World.

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives chosen to construct 100-MW Lumpkin Solar Farm
14 Jan 2021 at 3:21pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, an infrastructure construction company with renewable energy and specialty civil expertise, announced that it has been awarded a 100-MWAC solar contract to construct the Lumpkin Solar Farm in Stewart County, Georgia. Silicon Ranch Corporation, based in Nashville, Tennessee and one of the nation’s largest independent solar power producers, awarded the engineering,… The post Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives chosen to construct 100-MW Lumpkin Solar Farm appeared first on Solar Power World.

174 Power Global, Total developing 1.6-GW solar + storage pipeline across US
14 Jan 2021 at 3:17pm
by Billy Ludt
International energy company Total and 174 Power Global, a wholly-owned Hanwha Group affiliate, have signed an agreement to form a 50-50 joint venture to develop 12 utility-scale solar + storage projects of 1.6 GW cumulative capacity in the United States, transferred from 174 Power Global’s development pipeline. The first project started production in 2020, and… The post 174 Power Global, Total developing 1.6-GW solar + storage pipeline across US appeared first on Solar Power World.

Bureau of Land Management attempts to open more California desert land to renewable energy development
14 Jan 2021 at 2:38pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The Bureau of Land Management has released a draft environmental impact statement and plan amendment for the three plans that underlie the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP). The public comment period will end on April 15, 2021. The BLM is proposing targeted amendments to the California Desert Conservation Area Plan, the Bakersfield Resource Management… The post Bureau of Land Management attempts to open more California desert land to renewable energy development appeared first on Solar Power World.


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