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NRG Energy, the largest independent power producer and solar developer in the US, has announced the installation of nearly 3MW of PV power for a luxury chain of hotels.
Minnesota’s governor this week is expected to sign into law a bill that will boost the state’s solar capacity from 13MW to more than 450MW.
US solar thermal developer BrightSource Energy yesterday named Steven Goers as its as senior vice president of operations.
The US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has expressed its support for the US government’s role as mediator in negotiations between the European Union and China to resolve anti-dumping case against Chinese manufacturers.
Powerway Renewable Energy has signed a contract with an unnamed Chilean company to supply mounting systems for a 3MW solar power plant in Chile.
Preparations for the 2014 World Cup are well underway in the host country of Brazil with the first solar array on a stadium having been completed and inaugurated ready for the football competition.
REC Solar has completed the first of four community solar projects in Colorado under the state’s Community Solar Gardens Act legislation implemented last year.
Empower Energies, a renewable energy company, has completed the installation of four PV arrays at the General Motors Warren Technical Center campus in Warren, Michigan, US.
The US increased its installed solar capacity by 142.8% in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period last year, according to figures provided by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Ernest Moniz has won bi-partisan approval from the US Senate to become president Barack Obama’s new energy secretary.
A syndicate of banks led by BayernLB has provided Gehrlicher Solar with a loan of €85 million (US$109 million) to expand its international project business.
Los Angeles Department of Power & Water, the largest municipal electric utility in the US, has issued a request for proposals to build 250MW of solar power.
US retail giant Walmart has continued to expand its solar footprint in the US with the completion of eight new PV arrays in the state of Massachusetts.
Lack of PV manufacturing expansions and a flood of used equipment on the market due to bankruptcies resulted in Spire Corporation reporting a 57% decrease in sales in the first quarter of 2013.
PV energy provider (PVEP), SolarCity, reported strong residential adoption in the first quarter of 2013, collecting a total of 7,000 new customers with a total of 46MW deployed, which included 33MW of residential installations.
Electrical construction company Broadway Electrical has announced the closure on a debt facility to fund in excess of 37MWs of projects in Massachusetts, US.
A report commissioned by the group lobbying for trade duties on Chinese solar products has described claims made in an earlier study that tariffs would cost the European solar industry €27.8 billion as “highly questionable”.
SolarCity, Sungevity, Sunrun, Verengo and other leading US rooftop solar companies have joined forces to defend distributed generation incentives
Two crucial shared solar bills with a combined potential for up to 1200MW have passed committee stage in the California legislature following an amendment to appease the state’s investor owned utilities.
Citing unprecedented module sales bookings in the first quarter of 2013, the previously announced production ramp to 24/7 operations will result in the creation of 48 new jobs at Suniva.
PV developer SolarCity has installed a total of 1.5MW of PV capacity at two water treatment plants in Sacramento, California.
SolarCity has started to construct the first phase of its SolarStrong project which seeks to provide solar power to 6,500 marine and naval families in Hawaii.
Swedish furniture retailer IKEA is continuing to expand its solar footprint in the US and has announced the completion of its 38th solar project at its store in Stoughton, Massachusetts.
Colorado State University’s Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) has launched an online database enabling users to track renewable energy-related legislation across all 50 US states.
A top executive from Advanced Energy Industries today admitted the company would have risked relegation to the second tier of inverter companies without its recent acquisition of Refusol, a leading European inverter manufacturer.