New York has secured a contract with UGE International and Gotham Community Solar to develop and construct the state’s first ever community solar project at a multi-tenant commercial facility in Brooklyn.
Yesterday the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a new rate structure for distributed energy resources (DER) that is set to more accurately value and compensate for solar, while also boosting energy storage and community solar.
This week's Movers & Shakers segment sees big waves in Europe with a new president for SolarPower Europe and Lightsource hiring a new strategy officer in its move to evolve from a pure solar company to a global energy leader. There's resignations in some of Asia's biggest module manufacturers including Trina Solar and Yingli Green, and the Coalition for Community Solar Access celebrates its first anniversary and talks to PV Tech on how to keep the community solar boom going.
Solar project developer ReneSola announced its updated outlook for its solar portfolio in 2017 — noting that it currently has 335MW of projects that are currently under construction, with 550MW worth of total generation capacity planned for this year.
In 2016, the US solar market nearly doubled its annual record, installing 14,626MW of solar PV. This represents a whopping 95% growth increase over 2015’s cumulative 7,493MW, according to latest figures from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
US news in brief: A pair of bills expand Nebraskan community solar, Texas utility CPS Energy expands its residential and commercial solar rebate programme by US$15 million, and GRID Alternatives receives a US$2 million grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to continue expanding its work in low-income solar access.
MDU Resources Group announced Tuesday that its subsidiary MDU Construction Services Group has sold off its membership interests in Nevada Valley Solar Solutions II LLC to an affiliate of ORIX USA. Financial details of the sale were not disclosed.
Canada's SunCommon partners with Sustainable Energy Developments to provide residential, commercial and community solar in New York, Silicon Ranch closes a US$55 million equity fund, and new solar projects are completed in California and Arizona.