Solar Photovoltaic

  • Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday he is optimistic an expanded incentive package for Silevo and its potential acquirer, SolarCity, to build a sprawling solar panel factory in South Buffalo will be worked out.
  • Idaho Power has sent the contracts to state regulators for approval, including a project Boise Mayor Dave Bieter touted in 2010.
  • The upcoming elections this November will be central in deciding the fate of the clean energy industry in New England, according to a new report released today by the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC) and NECEC Institute.
  • Two Wisconsin utility companies -- once among the early leaders in promoting solar power -- now say the solar industry has grown so much it is hurting their business and their customers.
  • Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HASI) and SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) today announced an agreement under which HASI is expected to provide up to $44.5 million in non-recourse debt to help finance SunPower's residential solar lease program.
  • AEP Energy today began installation of a 101-kilowatt (kW) solar array on the roof of The Ohio State University's Student Life Recreation and Physical Activities Center (RPAC).
  • Last week in Denver, Coloradans packed into the Public Utilities Commission meeting rooms to support the cornerstone rooftop solar policy net metering. Meanwhile, a new finding shows that Xcel also knows the true benefits of net metering. A Denver Post article from 2007 says "Xcel officials maintain that all customers benefit because solar systems delay the need to build expensive power plants and reduce prospective future taxes on carbon emissions from fossil-fuel power." Xcel's current attacks on net metering are a flip-flop meant to protect the utility monopoly from competition.
  • The plug has been pulled on plans for a solar farm at the former Mount Airy landfill on City View Drive.
  • Think Caswell County seems like an unlikely place to find a solar farm generating enough power to provide energy to nearly 700 homes?
  • SolarReserve, a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects and advanced thermal energy storage technology, today announced that it signed a supply contract for its 20 megawatt (MW) Acajutla photovoltaic (PV) solar power project in El Salvador as part of a highly competitive tender solicitation by the local electric distribution companies.
  • Think Caswell County seems like an unlikely place to find a solar farm generating enough power to provide energy to nearly 700 homes?
  • We Energies has dropped its protest of a move by a solar energy coalition and environmental group to get involved in the upcoming fight over its plan to slash payments to customers who generate their own power.
  • The Technical College of the Lowcountry has added three new programs to help people find jobs in two growing fields -- solar energy and avionics.
  • In the parking lot outside the food court at the Mall at Robinson, a silver Chevy Volt sat in a space painted with a green and white electric vehicle decal, waiting for a jolt.
  • ET Solar Energy Corp., a provider of solar energy solutions, has supplied photovoltaic, or PV, modules to Domilux Leuchten Herstellung und Vertrieb GmbH, a German solar developer, for a 728kW rooftop solar power plant in Turkey.
  • According to the company, the development of the grid connected solar projects would begin in August-September 2014 at Jaipur, Jodhpur and Neemrana cities.
  • The Secunderabad Cantonment could be the first cantonment area to switch over to solar energy, with a Delhi-based firm (PEC Limited) getting ready to set up a solar power mini grid either at Balamrai pump house or Gun Rock pump house.
  • Eight solar-powered vehicles traveled through Wichita on Wednesday in the American Solar Challenge, a 1,700-mile race involving colleges from the United States, Canada and Iran.
  • The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (formerly the Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration) issued the following news release: Raising capital in Vermont continues to get easier.
  • CBD Energy Limited (NASDAQ: CBDE) today announced that its Westinghouse Solar subsidiary has finalized binding contracts for commercial solar installations in Australia totaling $1.3M. Additionally its bid pipeline has grown to $14.5M.