FERC ruling could undermine state renewable energy mandates

Energy Innovation and NRDC both argue that the recent FERC ruling on New England ISO’s plans to reform capacity markets could undermine state policies on renewable energy.

JinkoSolar reveals details of Jacksonville factory in filing

The plant will make modules based on 158.75 mm square P-type mono PERC cells, and JinkoSolar plans to begin operation in October.

More than 20 PV makers request exemptions from US solar import duties

The list includes many of the big names in the industry as well as a request to exempt the entire EU panel industry.

SunPower’s exemption filing strikes to heart of trade dispute

The company is noting its substantial investment in U.S. research and development as well as tools, has further hinted that it may establish U.S. manufacturing for its P-Series modules.


TVA proposes rate structures to hobble rooftop solar

The semi-public power authority is not even trying to hide its attempt to slow down deployment of customer-owned solar and other forms of distributed generation.


TransAlta plans massive solar project on former coal mine in Washington

The Canadian power company is planning its first solar project, which will be up to 180 MW in capacity, on the former strip mine.

New Jersey solar carve-out bills re-emerge without nuclear subsidies

Bills to reform the state’s renewable energy mandate, increase its solar target and enable a community solar program have been re-introduced in the New Jersey House and Senate.

The U.S. residential solar market fell 16% in 2017

GTM Research and SEIA’s final report on the solar market in 2017 shows both the struggle of the residential solar market, as well as a larger than anticipated fall in utility-scale volumes, leading to a 30% contraction overall.

First Solar wins another 50 MW-AC contract for its Series 6

Vectren has chosen the PV maker and developer to build the largest solar plant to date in Indiana, as the second large project announced for First Solar’s large-format Series 6.

Minnesota reaches 300 MW of community solar (w/chart)

Under the state’s program operational community solar capacity in Xcel’s Service area has grown more than four-fold over the last 12 months, with another 381 MW in design or construction.

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