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Capital Dynamics, 8minute Solar Energy complete 121MW PV project in California
16 Oct 2019 at 9:01pm
Springbok 3 has already signed off on a long term PPA with the Southern California Public Power Authority.



ROUND-UP: GES Chile build, Hong Kong and Macau JV, S&W 200MW Australia order, Indian floating order
16 Oct 2019 at 4:46pm


Cubico closes finance on 162MW Texas solar project to power Starbucks
16 Oct 2019 at 4:18pm


Wacker forced to lower 2019 group profits as polysilicon price declines continue
16 Oct 2019 at 2:42pm


NextEnergy Capital cements US play with second asset acquisition
16 Oct 2019 at 1:17pm


Ciel & Terre’s 1.01MW floating plant completed in Bahia, Brazil
16 Oct 2019 at 1:09pm
The FPV was inaugurated by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in late August.



EnBW board greenlights 180MW unsubsidised solar park in Germany
16 Oct 2019 at 11:42am


DEWA bags $0.016953/kWh tariff for 900MW of Dubai solar park
16 Oct 2019 at 11:42am
The utility said the winning bid is a world record for PV projects "based on the IPP model."



Lightsource BP makes maiden foray into Spanish solar market with 300MW acquisition
16 Oct 2019 at 11:28am
Lightsource BP chief executive Nick Boyle describes portfolio purchase as another "milestone" for the developer



Top officials trumpet 20GW-by-2025 solar goal as Energy Taiwan kicks off
16 Oct 2019 at 11:21am
Island territory uses annual summit to flex muscle as clean energy innovation hub.



Indiana utility eyes 2.6GW of wind-solar-storage for coal retirements
15 Oct 2019 at 3:46pm
As part of early coal-plant retirements, NIPSCO looks to cheaper renewables.



Report: UK needs 100GW more solar & wind to hit 2050 target
15 Oct 2019 at 12:43pm
The UK needs to boost its wind and solar capacity four-fold to 140GW by 2050, according to researchers.




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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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Solect Energy completes 300-kW system for Massachusetts middle school
16 Oct 2019 at 4:04pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Solect Energy has completed the installation of a 300-kWDC solar energy system on the roof of the Daniel L. Joyce Middle School in Woburn, Massachusetts. “Every dollar saved on our electric bills is a dollar we can apply to students, which was a major factor in the decision to go solar. But we benefit from… The post Solect Energy completes 300-kW system for Massachusetts middle school appeared first on Solar Power World.

ACORE releases whitepaper on the need for a federal renewable energy standard
16 Oct 2019 at 2:33pm
by Kelly Pickerel
In a new white paper released today by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the organizations offer recommendations on how U.S. policymakers can most effectively design a federal high-penetration renewable energy standard (RES) that enhances grid reliability, creates American jobs, and increases American economic competitiveness globally. “The renewable sector… The post ACORE releases whitepaper on the need for a federal renewable energy standard appeared first on Solar Power World.

SEI facilitates the installation of 1.2 MW of solar in rural Colorado communities
15 Oct 2019 at 2:09pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Solar Energy International (SEI)’s technical consulting program for solar market development in rural communities, Solar Forward, has officially surpassed the 1-MW mark of new, installed solar across rural Colorado. The program has yielded 1.2 MW of installed solar to-date and numbers continue to climb. Solar market growth creates energy independence and economic resiliency in rural… The post SEI facilitates the installation of 1.2 MW of solar in rural Colorado communities appeared first on Solar Power World.

Sistine Solar raises funds to expand installation of SolarSkin product nationwide
15 Oct 2019 at 2:03pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Energy Foundry is proud to announce a $3.2 million investment in Sistine Solar, which is scaling up deployment of its SolarSkin product. Energy Foundry, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and Thin Line Capital join current angel investors in this round. SolarSkin is an innovative graphic overlay that transforms any traditional solar panel into one that blends… The post Sistine Solar raises funds to expand installation of SolarSkin product nationwide appeared first on Solar Power World.

FPL SolarTogether community solar program expanded to include low-income families
11 Oct 2019 at 2:09pm
by Kelly Pickerel
The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) and Vote Solar have joined with Florida Power & Light to refine the company’s SolarTogether program design to include a low-income component and request Florida Public Service Commission approval. Other supporters of FPL SolarTogether include Sustainable Florida, Broward College, Florida Atlantic University, 7-Eleven, the counties of Brevard, Broward… The post FPL SolarTogether community solar program expanded to include low-income families appeared first on Solar Power World.

CleanChoice Energy enrolling subscribers for 8-MW of community solar
10 Oct 2019 at 9:03pm
by Billy Ludt
CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company, is now accepting subscriptions for an 8-MW community solar portfolio to be built in both Albany and Orange County, New York. The new solar arrays will be available for enrollment from nearly 1,500 New York residents. “New York residents can now save up to 10% on their utility bills… The post CleanChoice Energy enrolling subscribers for 8-MW of community solar appeared first on Solar Power World.

Utility Evergy plans 9.6-MW solar array to power Missouri city
10 Oct 2019 at 7:14pm
by Billy Ludt
The City of West Plains, Missouri, will partner with electric utility Evergy to provide solar power to the community. Evergy will build a 9.6-MW solar array in the city that will generate enough energy to power 1,200 homes. “Evergy is excited to share our renewable energy expertise as part of our community-based solar partnership with… The post Utility Evergy plans 9.6-MW solar array to power Missouri city appeared first on Solar Power World.

Sunfinity Renewable Energy enters Colorado, Arizona solar markets
10 Oct 2019 at 7:02pm
by Billy Ludt
Sunfinity Renewable Energy, a vertically-integrated residential, commercial and utility-scale solar power provider, has begun operations in two additional Western states — Arizona and Colorado — to expand the company’s existing footprint throughout California, Texas and Oklahoma. With the addition of Arizona, Sunfinity will now be operating in the top three states nationally for solar growth.… The post Sunfinity Renewable Energy enters Colorado, Arizona solar markets appeared first on Solar Power World.

Rainy Solar completes 1.18-MW rooftop community solar array in Illinois
10 Oct 2019 at 4:11pm
by Billy Ludt
Rainy Solar, a division of Rainy Investments, commissioned a 1.18-MW rooftop community solar project in Elgin, Illinois. The Rainy Community Solar project is the state’s first community solar project. The PV array was installed by WCP Solar and completed in 2018. The system sits on top of a 120,000-sq-ft building and is made of 3,713… The post Rainy Solar completes 1.18-MW rooftop community solar array in Illinois appeared first on Solar Power World.

Venture Solar expands service territory to Connecticut, Massachusetts
10 Oct 2019 at 3:28pm
by Billy Ludt
Venture Solar, an award-winning residential solar installation company based in New York City, is expanding its service territory into Connecticut and Massachusetts with the help of Enphase Energy technologies. The solar contractor has optimized the technical and equipment aspects of its residential solar installation business by using the plug-and-play simplicity of the Enphase IQ home… The post Venture Solar expands service territory to Connecticut, Massachusetts appeared first on Solar Power World.

More than 300 local governments have received SolSmart designations
10 Oct 2019 at 2:00pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
From Anchorage, Alaska, to Sarasota, Florida, more than 300 local governments have now met national benchmarks for encouraging the growth of solar energy and removing barriers to solar market development. These local governments have each received designation under SolSmart, a national program launched in 2016 that helps local governments make it faster, easier, and more… The post More than 300 local governments have received SolSmart designations appeared first on Solar Power World.

Nautilus installs largest residential community solar project in Maryland to date
9 Oct 2019 at 9:28pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Nautilus Solar Energy announced the ribbon cutting and operation of a 6.6-MW community solar project located on the former Panorama landfill site in Fort Washington, Maryland. The Panorama project is the largest operating residential community solar project in Maryland. The portfolio is comprised of four solar arrays on a single site and will produce enough… The post Nautilus installs largest residential community solar project in Maryland to date appeared first on Solar Power World.


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