Port of Oakland signs sub-4 cent contract for solar power

Last week, port commissioners voted to buy $8.9 million of solar power from a Southern California solar plant, which it plans to re-sell to tenants of the port.

U.S. solar produced $154 billion in economic activity for 2016

A new interactive map from The Solar Foundation allows visitors to see the impact of the solar industry at state, metropolitan area, county, and congressional district level for the United States in 2016 .

Alaska doubles solar capacity in 2016

The Land of the Midnight Sun doesn’t qualify as a state poised for explosive solar growth yet. But with a doubling of installations in one year and solar installers flourishing, it could be a state to hold in the back of your mind for the future.

GCL Energy receives $60 million for 84 MW solar portfolio in North Carolina

With the help of CIT Group, the China-based company hopes to kickstart its U.S. solar portfolio with this first infusion of cash.

Oregon solar industry calls for 10% power from solar in 10 years (With charts and graphs)

In a joint plan released by OSEIA and the Lewis and Clark School’s Green Energy Institute, the state could produce 10% of its power by 2027, as well as double its solar workforce.

New York invests $11 million to fund community microgrids

Winners in State 2 of the NY Prize Community Microgrid competiition will receive $1 million through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to engineer and develop plans for microgrids to bring local clean energy generation and backup power to their communities.

Massachusetts finalizes successful SREC 2 program extension

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has officially finalized the extension of its Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC-2), completing a process that started in September.

GE brings 17 MW to life in Northeast

Through its subsidiary Current, the conglomerate announced yesterday that it has signed agreements for 13 new projects totaling 17 MW of capacity across six states in the Northeast. These projects are in addition to a previously announced eight projects announced by the company’s subsidiary.

JinkoSolar sets new PACE for commercial-financing channel

The PV module manufacturer announced it had partnered with CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital to offer financing for its commercial customers through its SolarPACE program.

Partnership aims to save money low-income families in New York

GRID Alternatives and the Association for Energy Affordability announced a partnership that combines solar-energy installations with energy-efficiency programs to lower electricity costs for the state’s most vulnerable citizens.

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