Democratic Party bars climate change debate

The campaign of Democratic presidential contender Jay Inslee reports that the Democratic Party has also told him that if he participates in anyone else’s climate change debate, he will be barred from future debates.


Vivint raises up to $360 million to deploy more rooftop solar

The nation’s third-largest residential solar company has just raked in more cash to put more solar on roofs, using a complex structure that combines debt, tax equity and cash equity components.


From the editor: Mandates or open markets?

There is a stark partisan division over clean/renewable energy mandates in the United States. Are they necessary to achieve rapid decarbonization?


Albuquerque to get closer to 100% with solar farm on Apache land

Hecate Energy is building a 50 MWac solar project which could allow the city of Albuquerque get 2/3 of its power from non-emitting resources.

9% of Michigan’s land area just opened up for solar

The state government has issued a ruling which opens up 5,300 square miles of the state to development – as well as providing an extra income stream to farmers.

Management coup at 2nd-largest U.S. solar developer

Cypress Creek has replaced its CEO and President with an all-female CEO, interim chief operating officer and interim chief strategy officer team, as well as replacing its board chair, in one of the biggest management shake-ups in the U.S. solar industry to date.


Battle of the module reliability rankings

While module makers are attempting to get the best possible scores for their products on 3rd-party tests, 3rd-party testing providers are also offering competing products to rank products. We look at what’s similar and what’s different in the tests.

Trump tariffs on Mexico could hit SunPower, Enphase

“Another week, another trade crisis.”


Facebook drives two big solar projects in Texas and Utah

Construction is starting on a 300 MWac solar project in Texas, as a power contract is signed for a 122 MWac solar project in Utah. The social media giant is involved in both, and both use First Solar PV modules.

SEIA forms new manufacturing division

Hanwha Q Cells and REC Group have joined the new division, which will be the first time that manufacturers are explicitly represented by the trade group.

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