Orsted’s Helena Energy Center Gets Green Light

Ørsted, a company that develops, constructs and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms and energy storage facilities, has taken a final investment decision on its largest onshore project to date, a 518 MW hybrid wind and solar PV project, with an expected operational date in the first half of 2022. The Helena Energy […]

GRID Alternatives Inland Empire completes California’s first low-income community solar project

GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID IE) was joined by tribal partner Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians and Anza Electric Cooperative Inc. recently to celebrate the completion of California’s first low-income community solar project with a ribbon-cutting. GRID IE was awarded a $2.5 million grant under the California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD)… […]

Despite COVID, Solar Installers Remain Confident in the Industry

Despite the pandemic, solar installers reported an all-time high in industry confidence, according to the results of the sixth annual Solar Installer Survey recently released by EnergySage and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). Over 650 residential and commercial installers across the country participated in this year’s survey.  As was the case […]

Senators Introduce Legislation to Aid Clean Energy Recovery

Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., along with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., have introduced legislation that would help the clean energy industry create good-paying jobs and recover from the COVID-driven economic downturn. The Save America’s Clean Energy Jobs Act would allow for temporary refundability of section 45, 45Q and 48 investment and […]

SolarWindow Achieves Record-Setting Power Conversion Efficiency

SolarWindow Technologies Inc., a developer of transparent liquid coatings and processes for generating electricity on glass and plastics, says it has more than doubled its prior certified performance, achieving the highest independently certified power conversion efficiency of previous organic photovoltaic devices fabricated at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., […]

The underrated reason software is helping solar developers grow in 2021

2020 was the year that every solar developer became a digital business. At first glance, you would expect it to be triggered by social distancing: that the entire industry went contactless, and the only way to enable that was online tools. However, the actual story was more nuanced, and more interesting. We spoke with over… […]

5 reasons roofing contractors are moving into solar now The opportunities to diversify business and bring in tons of new revenue are there for the taking.

By Pete Cleveland, VP of Product Strategy, EagleView. Originally published on eagleview.com. Demand for home solar soared in 2020, according to recent Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BloombergNEF) research, with U.S. residential solar installations jumping 21% in the first seven months of this year compared to the same period in 2019. And in its Q3 2020… […]