Vivint sued by New Mexico over sales practices

The lawsuit alleges customers were misled on savings from solar leases and whether liens could be placed, in aggressive sales situations.

Corporate PPAs alive and well – Facebook & Fifth Third Bank sign on

Facebook’s new datacenter in Georgia will be 100% renewable and powered by hundreds of megawatts of solar power, while Fifth Third Bank has also gone 100% renewable with an 80 MW North Carolina solar farm.


Strata Solar expands into rooftop, community solar asset ownership

The North Carolina developer has followed its expansion into commercial rooftop development, by adding asset ownership tools to the corporate customer sale process.

Tesla to sell 25 MW battery as part of Salt River Project settlement

Judge ruled SRP acted illegally against solar power customers as a monopoly power by changing rates in 2015. Settlement does not end customer charge.


Large-scale solar meets record 49.95% of demand in California

California’s temperate spring time weather and low Sunday usage resulted in the highest portion of demand met with solar to date. The next day large-scale solar output peaked at more than 10 GW for the first time.

Blockchain for energy raises $150 million in January

GTM Research shows $300 million raised by 122 blockchain companies since the second quarter of 2017. 50 of those companies are less than a year old.

FPL announces sites for 298 MW-AC of solar plants

NextERA-owned Florida Power and Light has announced the location of its next four 74.5 MW-AC solar power installations, which it plans to put online in 2019. The company has continued its ‘Solar Sanctuary’ program with Audubon Society.

IRS rules energy storage upgrade to solar ITC eligible

In a Private Letter Ruling published on Friday, the IRS said that a battery added to a solar pv system a full year after solar installation was completed is eligible for a the full 30% ITC – as long as it is 100% powered by solar.

Virginia legislature passes sweeping energy bill

The bill rescinds a 2015 rate review freeze to defend consumers against potential Clean Power Plan costs, and calls for much larger and faster deployment of renewable energy.

Solaria suing partner over trade secret misappropriation

The company is suing Genesem, a South Korean equipment manufacturing partner, for using Solaria’s technology outside of agreements.

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