Tesla unveils a bigger, better, simpler Solar Roof – at a 40% discount

Elon Musk has officially launched the third phase of his crusade to make a successful solar roof tile, with promises that this time it is going to be a success.

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First Solar is sold out through mid-2021

The thin film PV maker reported solid third quarter results, following on the opening of its massive 1.3 GW factory in Ohio.

After betting on fossils & losing big, GE & BlackRock turn to solar

Distributed Solar Development has closed on a $250 million fund to deploy more solar for businesses over the next 15 months.

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Clean Power Alliance is looking for renewables, at all scales

The LA-area Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) has opened a solicitation for hundreds of megawatts of both large-scale and distributed renewable energy projects, which will be offered 15-year power contracts.

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NextEra is on a roll

The largest wind and solar developer continues to grow, with more solar projects paired with storage as it reaches 5.3 GW of contracted solar projects. And it’s making good money at the same time.

Who is Dan Brouillette?

The new appointee to lead DOE may be less of an ideologue and more of a pragmatist, but he is still a loyal supporter of the Trump Administration’s approach to energy policy.

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From the editor: Rick Perry, we know ye too well

The least qualified energy secretary in recent history will leave a record of collusion with coal barons, a failed bailout for coal and nuke plants, and some memorable terms like “freedom molecules.” His likely successor appears more competent, and potentially more effective.

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Another hedged solar project moves forward in Texas

Cubico has closed on financing for the 162 MW Wagyu project on Texas’ Gulf Coast, which holds both a hedge and a PPA, the latest such project to move forward.

The ecosystems of innovation

Energy storage is a sector marked by continuous technological development – and given the challenges created by our rapidly transforming energy systems, it needs to be. But how do innovations move from idea to reality?
Specifically, what kind of environments are needed to nurture new technologies and approaches, and how do they interact with existing supports?

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8minute, Capital Dynamics complete the massive Springbok project in Kern County

The 121 MWdc Springbok 3 brings the Springbok series to 448 MW, as Capital Dynamics continues its investments in U.S. solar.

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