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Congress fights Trump’s solar tariffs

Representative Jacky Rosen (D) of Nevada introduced the ‘Protecting American Solar Jobs Act’ on April 19th. The bill would repeal the tariffs imposed under the Section 201 ruling.

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Florida allows Sunrun solar power leases despite 3rd-party ban

Florida regulators have ruled that Sunrun’s 20-year solar equipment lease in Florida is not a retail sale of electricity – opening the door to third-party owned solar.

ESA lays out the path for 35 GW of energy storage by 2025

The Energy Storage Association has published a roadmap for the adoption of 35 GW of energy storage, as well as outlining the benefits of such a move.

50 states of storage under Speakes-Backman’s thumb

Kelly Speakes-Backman, the CEO of the Energy Storage Association, spoke with pv magazine about storage and the challenges of state-level advocacy at ESA’s annual conference in Boston.

Solar power electronics get $20 million from DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $20 million in funding for nine projects to advance early-stage solar power electronics technologies.

Dynapower signs master supply agreement with Viridity

Viridity Energy Solutions has signed Dynapower to be its master supplier of inverters and fully integrated energy storage systems. Viridity also chose Dynapower to manage two 20MW/20MWh systems.

Private equity sees gold in solar power development

Ares Management LP’s energy and infrastructure fund has announced a plan to acquire a majority stake in Conti Solar, a solar power developer and EPC which has built 500 MW of solar projects.

Rocky Mountain Power’s incremental evolution

Rocky Mountain Power’s 20 year Integrated Resource Plan has been accepted by Idaho regulators. The plan calls for more wind and solar, greater efficiency, and very little net demand growth.

Another gas plant spurned as renewable energy takes over in California

The Glendale, California City Council voted 4-1 to put a gas generation plant upgrade on hold to explore renewable energy and storage options.

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Will Powerhouse rise from the dead? RGS taps manufacturing partners

RGS Energy has contracted with Risen Energy, along with others, to help it commercialize the most recent incarnation of Dow’s Powerhouse Solar Shingle.

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