Vote Solar, Sierra Club sue Madison Gas & Electric for fixed charges that harm solar customers

Today, Sierra Club and Vote Solar filed a lawsuit appealing Madison Gas & Electric’s (MGE) regressive utility rates that impose high costs on low-income customers and discourage investments in energy efficiency and rooftop solar. The decision approving the rates in late December violated several laws, including Wisconsin’s landmark Energy Priorities Law, which requires maximizing energy… […]

KiloVault Expands Battery Storage Offerings to 1,200 Wh Capacity

KiloVault, a provider of residential and commercial renewable energy solutions, has unveiled its new 1200 HLX and 1200 CHLX heavy-duty deep-cycle lithium batteries.  The 1,200 Wh capacity batteries complement existing 1,800 Wh and 3,600 Wh models and handle 80 A of continuous charging current and 100 A of continuous discharging current. The smaller capacity and […]

FTC Solar releases single-axis tracker supporting large-format modules

FTC Solar announced the release of Voyager+, the next generation of its single-axis Voyager tracker, engineered to provide compatibility with new large-format solar modules now entering the marketplace. The large modules entering the market are built to incorporate larger solar cells, which are the energy-producing heart of each solar panel. With these larger 182-mm and 210-mm cells, the modules… […]

LG&E, KU Exercise Contract Option, Select Solar Alliance for Additional Solar System

Solar Alliance Energy Inc., an energy solutions provider focused on residential, commercial and industrial solar installations, has signed a contract with Louisville Gas and Electric Co. (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU), members of the PPL Corp. family of companies, to build an additional 500 kW phase of a solar system in Kentucky.  In November […]

FTC Solar  Unveils Next Generation of Voyager Single-Axis Trackers

FTC Solar, a global provider of solar tracker systems, technology, software and engineering services,  has released the  next generation  of its single-axis Voyager tracker – the Voyager+ – engineered to provide compatibility with new large-format solar modules entering the marketplace.   The large modules entering the market are built to incorporate larger solar cells, which are […]

Webinar: Take the guesswork out of large-scale PV and storage – February 24

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2 pm ET / 11 am PT     The North American utility PV market has been a success story worthy of admiration. The explosive growth in operational PV plants has increasingly brought clean energy to the grid and delivered financial success to investors. But how do we continue to simplify… […]

Despite Subdued Start, 2020 Corporate Clean Energy Purchases Rebound Strong

Corporations purchased a record of 23.7 GW of clean energy in 2020, up from 20.1 GW in 2019 and 13.6 GW in 2018, according to new research published by BloombergNEF (BNEF). The increase came despite a year devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, a global recession and uncertainty about U.S. energy policy ahead of the presidential election. […]

Verizon signs 845 MW of solar virtual PPAs in last three months of 2020

Since December 2019, Verizon has entered into 13 long-term renewable energy purchase agreements totaling nearly 1.7 GW of capacity. All virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs), Verizon signed six contracts for 845 MW of solar energy in the last three months of 2020. The agreements are part of Verizon’s ongoing efforts to achieve carbon neutrality in… […]

FIMER Expands String Inverter Solutions to C&I Market

With renewable energy, led by solar power, potentially making up 80% of the growth in electricity generation over the next decade, FIMER has introduced its new PVS-10/33-TL three-phase string inverter solutions for commercial and industrial (C&I) applications.  According to the International Energy Agency, it is now consistently cheaper to generate electricity by capturing the sun’s […]

SEIA commends President Biden’s executive actions to combat climate change

On January 27, President Biden announced key actions on several climate issues, including clean energy jobs, infrastructure and environmental justice. Following is a statement on these executive orders from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of SEIA: “The president has outlined a clear and carefully thought-out vision for addressing the range of climate challenges we… […]