SMA reaches 10 GW of installed Sunny Central inverters in North America

The German inverter maker claims a 25% market share in the utility-scale marketplace.

Seasonal patterns show a need for more solar in the U.S. electricity mix

An abundance of hydroelectric power and wind is pushing up renewable energy in the spring months, but there is a need for more power during the summer peak, as well as issues with the geographic location of resources.

Shell to acquire 44% stake in solar developer Silicon Ranch

The pioneering Southern solar developer will now be backed by Europe’s largest oil and gas company.

California regulators choose clean energy and storage over existing gas plants

CPUC has turned down a request by Calpine for lucrative contracts for three gas plants and ordered PG&E to hold a solicitation for energy storage and/or “preferred resources” instead.

Coronal Energy closes on $235 million in financing for Florida solar

Panasonic’s development subsidiary closed on a combination of tax equity and debt to provide financing for 120 MW-AC of solar plants that came online last August.

Hemlock calls on Trump to restore access to the Chinese polysilicon market

The last round of the trade war decimated U.S. polysilicon, and Hemlock Semiconductor is calling on Trump to address this in the Section 201 remedy.

NV Energy issues RFP for 330 MW of large-scale renewable energy, battery projects

The company is looking for renewable energy projects at least 35 MW in capacity, as well as batteries with a minimum 25 MW, four-hour rating.

Solaria raises $23 million, will triple manufacturing capacities

The high-efficiency PV maker plans to expand its annual production capacity to 300 MW by the end of 2018, with more production in both the United States and South Korea.

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Nearly 500 MW of large batteries installed on the U.S. grid in three years (w/ chart)

The latest report from the U.S. Department of Energy finds an acceleration in the deployment of batteries over the last three years, dominated by lithium ion technology.

Tesla begins production of Solar Roof tiles at New York gigafactory

The company also says that it has begun installation of the Solar Roof on the homes of non-employee homeowners.

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