President Biden plans to re-enter Paris Climate Agreement

Today President Biden announced plans to re-enter the United States into the Paris Agreement via executive order. SEIA backed the agreement when it was signed in 2016 and continues to support this agreement and other global efforts to combat climate change. According to Reuters, Biden will also sign an order to review all of ex-President… […]

Dominion Energy Virginia Issues RFP for Renewable Energy Certificates

Dominion Energy, a U.S.-based power and energy company, has issued a request for proposal (RFP) soliciting bids for RECs from solar, wind or anaerobic digestion resources for compliance with the RPS. Eligible facilities must be located in Virginia, must be no larger than 1 MW in size and not have more than 3 MW at […]

FirstEnergy Issues RFP for Solar Energy Credits

FirstEnergy Corp., an Ohio-based electric utility, says it is issuing a request for proposal (RFP) to purchase 137,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) alternative energy credits (SPAECs) annually over a two-year period on behalf of three FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities – Pennsylvania Power Co. (Penn Power), Pennsylvania Electric Co.(Penelec) and Metropolitan Edison Co. (Met-Ed). The RFP process will […]

Con Edison Unveils Smart ConnectDER Adapter

Con Edison, a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, says it is offering, free of charge, a device that can save upwards of $1,000 for a residential customer installing a new solar array. The Smart ConnectDER, built by ConnectDER, Con Edison’s partner on the project, allows the customer […]

EDF Renewables Maverick Projects Acheive Commerical Operation

EDF Renewables North America, a company that specializes in renewable energy production, has achieved commercial operation of its Maverick 1 (173.4 MW DC) and Maverick 4 (135.9 MW DC) Solar Projects.  Maverick 1 provides 125 MW AC of electricity to Southern California Edison under a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA), while Maverick 4 supplies 100 […]

BNEF: 2020 Investment in Decarbonization Sets Global Record

The world has committed a record $501.3 billion to decarbonization in 2020, beating the previous year by 9% despite the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recent energy transition investment analysis compiled by BloombergNEF (BNEF), Bloomberg’s primary research service that covers clean energy and advanced transport. BNEF’s analysis shows that companies, governments […]

Freedom Forever becomes “Platinum Elite” solar + storage partner of Sunrun

Multi-state solar dealership Freedom Forever has signed a three-year partnership with Sunrun as Freedom’s primary solar + storage service provider. Freedom’s vast network of trained independent sales dealers will use Sunrun’s platform to reach more people and better provide affordable solar and battery products. “Sunrun has been an integral part of Freedom Forever’s growth over… […]

Racking manufacturers evolve their systems for increasing panel sizes 2021 Trends in Solar

Solar racking manufacturers have had the seemingly unending task of keeping their systems compatible with the latest iteration of PV module. While large-format modules are already being used in ground-mount and some flat commercial rooftop projects, installers are inquiring about racking systems adapted to newer panel dimensions for residential applications, too.   The panel has always… […]

More solar panels are switching to bigger wafers 2021 Trends in Solar

While some panel manufacturers are continuing to perfect the generating capabilities of today’s solar cells, other companies have already shifted to tomorrow’s technologies. PERC designs will still be dominant, but more panels are beginning to use larger wafers to improve power output without much R&D effort. Most solar panels released in the last two years… […]