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Ireland-based Kingspan Group has announced the US launch of its solar energy provider arm Kingspan Energy.
Mississippi Power is set to partner with two solar businesses and the US Navy in order to develop and construct two PV installations within the state.
A Bill proposing to cut the lifetime and targets of North Carolina’s Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPSs) in half has been voted down.
Energy Partners Latin America (EPLA) is to build a 150MW PV power plant costing over US$300 million in Baja California State, Mexico.
PV equipment specialist Meyer Burger has settled a disputed bill with GT Advanced Technologies following a US$34.8 million deal.
A US utility is to install zinc iron redox flow batteries onto a micro-grid to test their suitability for integrating solar onto a local circuit.
As part of Duke Energy’s US$500 million commitment to solar energy in North Carolina, construction activities are starting to get underway at three PV facility sites.
Independent power producer sPower and financial advisory firm CohnReznick have secured a US$168.5 million finance deal for the acquisition of 25 solar projects.
Investment from Credit Suisse into SolarCity will lead to US$1 billion worth of commercial solar installations, with energy storage expected to be an integral part of the offering.
A proposal floated by academics from Stanford University to slowly phase down the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) instead of cutting it from 30 to 10% has been dismissed by the industry.
US-based PV inverter producer Advanced Energy Industries (AE) has received a major order for its 1000NX central inverters from US EPC firm Swinerton Renewable Energy totalling 325MW, biggest order by far for inverters the company has received.
Solar developer groSolar has chosen PV tracker maker NEXTracker for a 105MW supply agreement over three years.
Joint ventures involving Spain-based energy company Aljaval have received electric energy generation approval for eight solar power projects with a combined capacity of 220MW.
Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power has acquired a controlling interest in the 32MW Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility in California from PV system provider First Solar. The remaining interest in the plant will be maintained by an affiliate of First Solar.
A spate of rulings, which tamper with Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPSs) and tax credits for solar installers in three US states, could setback the progress of solar deployment in the region, according to an industry body.