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Tata Power confirmed for another 50MW at Dholera Solar Park
12 Nov 2019 at 4:12pm
Indian power giant scoops up more capacity at huge 5GW solar park in Gujarat.



IHS Markit: Despite China decline global solar growth in 2019 to hit 129GW
12 Nov 2019 at 2:13pm


Daqo’s sales bounce back in Q3 despite continued polysilicon price declines
12 Nov 2019 at 1:33pm


Spain’s Grenergy enlists top banks for 103MW bifacial PV push in Chile
12 Nov 2019 at 1:08pm
Funding boost comes as under-construction project eyes grid-linking by Q3 2020.



Endesa completes solar construction pipeline from Spain’s 2017 auction
12 Nov 2019 at 12:20pm
EGPE's 252MW of projects in Extremadura come as Spain rushes to meet European clean energy targets for 2020.



Solarpack continues 2019 financial bump as PV pipeline hits 1.7GW
12 Nov 2019 at 11:57am
EPC marks solar launches in Chile and India and construction progress in Spain as it posts 9M 2019 results.



sPower, Saint Solar secure planning nod for large-scale PV ventures in Arizona
12 Nov 2019 at 8:00am
Construction of sPower's 100MW installation is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2020.



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.




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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 advocates oppose proposal that could undermine California’s Title 24 mandate
12 Nov 2019 at 4:01pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
On Nov. 13, climate advocates and solar industry supporters will attend the California Energy Commission (CEC) meeting to oppose the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)’s SolarShares proposal. The CEC will vote on SMUD’s proposal at the meeting. SMUD is applying to be the administrator of a new SolarShares program that can be used by California… The post Solar advocates oppose proposal that could undermine California’s Title 24 mandate appeared first on Solar Power World.

Mechatron Solar dual-axis tracker installed as solar carport
12 Nov 2019 at 3:28pm
by Billy Ludt
Mechatron Solar will inaugurate a unique six-unit dual-axis commercial solar tracker car canopy at the Kahala Tower in Burlingame, California on November 13. Mechatron Solar will inaugurate its patented M18KD-20 tracker, the largest dual-axis solar tracker available in the U.S., at the Kahala Tower in Burlingame, California, November 13. The six-unit dual axis solar tracker… The post Mechatron Solar dual-axis tracker installed as solar carport appeared first on Solar Power World.

Namastè Solar installs largest rooftop array in downtown Denver
12 Nov 2019 at 3:18pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Namastè Solar is close to completing a 779-kW rooftop array for the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) in downtown Denver. The system, which is the largest single-roof array in downtown Denver (according to Xcel Energy), is atop the Auraria Sustainable Campus Program’s (ASCP) library and will provide two-thirds of the building’s electricity needs. “Auraria Campus… The post Namastè Solar installs largest rooftop array in downtown Denver appeared first on Solar Power World.

Vivint launches residential solar + storage PPA option in California
12 Nov 2019 at 3:07pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Vivint Solar has launched a new power purchase agreement (PPA) option that includes one simple rate for both solar and battery storage in California. Vivint Solar offers multiple options for homeowners to benefit from solar energy, including loans which facilitate direct ownership of solar systems, and PPAs or leases which allow homeowners to benefit from solar without… The post Vivint launches residential solar + storage PPA option in California appeared first on Solar Power World.

Teams can now apply for Intersolar solar + storage installation competition
12 Nov 2019 at 2:59pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Intersolar North America has launched an innovative, real-time competition for solar and energy storage installers called the Solar Games. Applications to compete are open now through December 20, 2019, and interested teams can submit their information through this online form. Set to debut at Intersolar North America from February 4-6 at the San Diego Convention Center,… The post Teams can now apply for Intersolar solar + storage installation competition appeared first on Solar Power World.

Array Technologies finds long-term supplier in Big River Steel
12 Nov 2019 at 2:56pm
by Billy Ludt
Array Technologies has struck a deal with manufacturer Big River Steel to be a long-term steel products supplier to be used in the solar tracking company’s equipment. Demand for Array’s solar tracking technology has grown consistently as interest in commercial and utility-scale solar projects has soared, the company said. Array has manufactured solar products in… The post Array Technologies finds long-term supplier in Big River Steel appeared first on Solar Power World.

California utilities, aggregators authorized to procure 3.3 GW of clean energy by 2023
12 Nov 2019 at 2:37pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) authorized the state’s utilities and community choice aggregators (CCAs) to procure 3,300 megawatts of incremental clean energy capacity by 2023, the bulk of which is expected to come from hybrid solar plus-storage-projects and stand-alone battery storage systems. However, the decision also extends operations for one to three years at… The post California utilities, aggregators authorized to procure 3.3 GW of clean energy by 2023 appeared first on Solar Power World.

SunPower splits its panel manufacturing and installation services into two companies
12 Nov 2019 at 1:21pm
by Kelly Pickerel
SunPower announced plans to separate into two independent, complementary, strategically-aligned and publicly-traded companies – SunPower and Maxeon Solar Technologies. Each company will focus on distinct offerings built on extensive experience across the solar value chain. SunPower will continue as a North American solar installation company. The newly-formed Maxeon Solar will be the manufacturer and marketer… The post SunPower splits its panel manufacturing and installation services into two companies appeared first on Solar Power World.

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.


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