SunPower bringing residential solar services to 7 more US markets

As demand for solar increases across the country, SunPower, a solar technology and energy services provider, is planning to expand its SunPower Residential Installation (SPRI) program this year. SunPower plans to launch SPRI presence in seven new markets across six states by the end of Q2 2021. SPRI lets local companies and entrepreneurs create or… […]

Gov. Cuomo announces over $17 million for New York community clean energy efforts

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $17 million in funding and expanded high-impact actions under the state’s Clean Energy Communities program to help drive stronger community leadership to reduce harmful carbon emissions, expand assistance for disadvantaged areas and foster further investments in the growing clean energy economy. The program’s new Leadership Round increases the options… […]

PUC Fines Xcel Energy for Complaint Volumes Tied to Interconnection Delays

Xcel Energy Minnesota has been fined $1 million for exceeding a maximum number of customer service complaints as a result of significant delays in its processing of interconnection requests for solar projects.  A ruling from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) affirms the right of consumers to reasonable customer service in the interconnection process. Interconnection, […]

FIMER rolls out new commercial solar inverters suitable for bifacial applications

FIMER has introduced new PVS-10/33-TL three-phase string inverter solutions for commercial and industrial applications. The inverters will be available to U.S. customers sometime in the first half of 2021. Designed to cater for the increasing demand for flexibility in commercial and industrial sectors, the new range extends FIMER’s existing string inverter portfolio to offer a… […]

New Mexico legislator introduces clean electricity bill to expand on Energy Transition Act

Western Resource Advocates and Natural Resources Defense Council welcomed New Mexico Rep. Nathan Small’s introduction of the Clean Electrification Act (CEA), HB 137. The bill will help the state expand and build a more diverse economy that realizes the opportunities and full potential of carbon-free energy. The bill, if passed and signed by Governor Michelle… […]

Pivot Energy completes 12 community solar projects in Illinois totaling 34 MW

National solar developer Pivot Energy completed 12 new community solar gardens located across Illinois, totaling 34 MW of emission-free, clean and local electricity. Pivot Energy was awarded the portfolio in 2019 as part of the Illinois Adjustable Block Program. Nine of the solar gardens are currently operational and producing clean energy for ComEd and Ameren… […]

NovaSource Power Services, SunSystem Merge Companies

NovaSource Power Services and SunSystem Technology LLC (SST), providers of operations and maintenance (O&M) services to the renewable energy industry, say the two companies have merged.  The merger is effective immediately, and the companies will bring together operations in the coming months. Upon completion of the merger, the combined group will operate under the NovaSource […]

Ingeteam Supplies, Commissions Sacramento County PV Plant

Ingeteam Inc., an international technology group that specializes in electric power conversion, has supplied and commissioned 53 of its solar PV power stations for the 160 MW Rancho Seco II solar plant. The photovoltaic (PV) facility, built by Rosendin Electric for DE Shaw Renewable Investments, is the largest fixed-tilt solar plant in Sacramento County, Calif. […]

The Conti Group donates 1.2-MW California solar project to IREC

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) announced that it has received a donation of a 1.2-MW​DC​ solar installation, valued at $1.7 million, from the Conti Group. The donation, located on a Marine Corps base in Barstow, California, is the largest unrestricted charitable contribution that IREC has received. Through a long-term power purchase agreement, the system… […]

Lightsource bp, McCarthy begin construction on 316 MW of new solar in Texas

Lightsource bp has successfully closed on a $380 million financing package and mobilized construction on its Elm Branch and Briar Creek solar projects in Texas, both located about 40 miles south of Dallas. “This transaction is a demonstration of the low risk and stable yield opportunities that renewable energy projects offer to investors, the quality… […]