LG Electronics announced plans for a new solar module assembly plant in Huntsville, Ala. The new factory will create about 160 new full-time jobs, increasing LG’s Huntsville employment by 60 percent to more than 400 workers.
As usual hot weather descended on New England in late June/early July but Vermont utility Green Mountain Power (GMP) was undaunted by peak demand. That’s because the utility turned to stored energy to reduce demand on the grid. There is a network of Te…
China is expected to jump-start the market for panels that can absorb light on both sides with plans to install 2.7 GW this year, according to research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
Enphase Energy on Monday said it agreed to pay $25 million to purchase SunPower Corp.’s microinverter business.
Just four months ago, Tesla Inc. began a major expansion of its solar division at Home Depot Inc. It was an experiment that would prove short-lived.
A British company aims to provide solar power to millions of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the vast central African nation where less than a fifth of the population have access to electricity.
Independent energy and certification body DNV GL reports overall improvement in global solar PV reliability with its fourth edition PV Module Reliability Scorecard report. The Scorecard reports on eighteen months of test results from DNV GL’s PV Module…
There is no doubt that in terms of solar, China came, it saw, it conquered. Now, a hiccup in either China’s production of PV cells and modules or in its deployment of PV systems would ricochet around the global PV industry.
University of New South Wales professor Martin Green has been named a Global Energy Prize winner for his work in solar PV that has increased the “cost effectiveness and efficiency of solar cells.”
Toronto, Ontario-based solar PV manufacturer Silfab Solar today said it is exploring U.S. manufacturing opportunities and locations to better service growing customer demand.
The U.S. Department of Energy yesterday launched the American-Made Solar Prize competition with a focus on supporting innovative ideas for solar industry manufacturing.
President Donald Trump said imposing solar tariffs would help domestic companies. But China’s surprise decision to slash installations is negating those gains, and shares of U.S. manufacturers are plunging.
In a groundbreaking decision, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the largest municipal utility in the U.S., recently granted to CollectiveSun the right to market its proprietary Solar Purchase Agreement (SPA) in the LADWP service area.
Pioneering blockchain company LO3 Energy is gearing up for international projects set to lay foundations for future of its distributed ledger system, Exergy.
Scott Kessler, LO3 business development manager, said in an interview that the three projects …
South Korea-based Hanwha Q CELLS Korea Corp. today said it will begin building a solar module manufacturing facility in the U.S. this year.
About a month ago, legislators for the District of Columbia introduced a bill that, if passed, could revolutionize how utilities deliver power to customers. The bill is known as the Distributed Energy Resources Authority Act. It would establish an ind…
You might expect the debate over California’s new rooftop solar mandate to pit two well-defined camps against each other. But there are more than two sides.
Utilities and independent power producers (IPPs) plan to invest $110 billion through 2025 to build new, natural gas-fired power plants. They, their shareholders and society would be better served were that capital invested in new, distributed, renewabl…
As California continues to push aggressive policies for the advancement of solar deployment in the state, options for homebuyers to finance solar also are growing to meet their needs.
A recent report by the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI), established by former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and the National Association of State Energy Officials confirms that the energy sector as a whole grew 2 percent last year, which is .3 percent…