Solar Photovoltaic

  • The city of Los Angeles has launched an online permitting system for solar panels, seeking to streamline the process and reduce costs for homeowners.
  • Thirty clean energy companies will present their business cases to a panel of investors and industry experts Oct. 28 and 29 in Denver, as the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosts its annual Industry Growth Forum.
  • SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, in partnership with BlueWave Capital LLC of Boston, today announced the completion of a 1.8 megawatt (MW) DC solar power plant  constructed on a remediated EPA Superfund site in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
  • WRB Enterprises (WRB) and Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) yesterday paving the way for JPS purchasing energy from the renewable power generation company.
  • SPI Solar (“SPI”) (SOPW:OTCBB), a vertically-integrated photovoltaic solar developer, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Xinyu Xinwei New Energy Co., Ltd. (“Xinwei”), has signed an agreement to purchase and develop approximately 19 megawatts (“MW”) of distributed generation (“DG”) solar power projects in Shouguang, Shandong Province, China via the acquisition of a special purpose vehicle (“SPV”) that owns the rights to such projects.
  • Just Energy Group, Inc. ("Just Energy" or the "Company") (TSX: JE)(NYSE: JE), a competitive retailer of natural gas and electricity, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the shares of Hudson Energy Solar Corp. ("Hudson Solar"), its commercial solar development business, to a leading global energy company.
  • A spotless solar manufacturing plant on the South Side is the latest step in CPS Energy's plan to obtain 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.
  • The Maryland Energy Administration issued the following news release: Today, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) announced the launch of the third round of the Game Changer Competitive Grant Program.
  • A UC regents committee decided Wednesday not to sell off stocks and holdings in oil, coal and natural gas from the university's $91-billion endowment and retirement funds but moved to have environmental and social issues more deeply influence investment decisions.
  • In a report card deserving of the honor roll, a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind new study released today says America's K-12 schools have shown explosive growth in their use of solar energy over the last decade, soaring from 303 kilowatts (kW) of installed capacity to 457,000 kW, while reducing carbon emissions by 442,799 metric tons annually - the equivalent of saving 50 million gallons of gasoline a year or taking nearly 100,000 cars off U.S. highways.
  • UGE (www.urbangreenenergy.com) (TSX VENTURE: UG) (PINKSHEETS: UGEIF), a global leader in renewable energy solutions for enterprise customers, today announced a strategic partnership with OTEPI Renewables, an energy-related company founded in 1967, with a focus on rapidly advancing commercial solar installations in Panama.
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  • Innovative Solar Systems has just recently received a 15 year purchase power agreement from Duke Energy on the company's IS 41 project, a 48MW(AC) solar farm to be built in North Carolina and be online in late 2015.
  • The average cost of going solar in the United States continued its rapid decline in 2013 and the first half of 2014, according to a new study from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
  • This 50 State Report update highlights the following notable advances: renewable energy is now responsible for over 20% of electricity generation in six western states, and the region saw the addition of nearly 4 GW of new renewable energy capacity in 2013 alone.
  • A new online mapping system lets Boston residential and commercial property owners see the solar potential of their roofs and cost estimates to install photovoltaic systems.
  • The project is owned by Moree Solar Farm Pty Ltd, a unit of Spanish solar power group Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV).
  • Today, Bullfrog Power(R), Canada's leading green energy provider, and SolarShare, Canada's largest renewable energy co-operative that allows Ontario citizens and businesses to invest in community-based solar energy installations, are launching the first community-owned solar project in the City of Brampton with a rooftop ribbon-cutting.
  • Idaho Power's solar-powered lighting system has gone "net zero" less than one year after installation. Manufactured and installed by Boise-based Inovus, the photovoltaic panels produced as much energy as the lights consumed over the past year.
  • Despite environmental concerns, the California Energy Commission has given a preliminary green light to an Oakland company's second big solar project in the California desert.