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Q3 was the largest quarter ever for the U.S. solar market

The nation installed over 4 GW-DC of solar PV during Q3 2016, and even more is expected in the fourth quarter of the year. However as utility-scale solar booms the residential segment is struggling.

sPower signs 105 MW PPA under community choice aggregation program

sPower has secured a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 105 MW-AC of solar power with community choice aggregator MCE in California, making it sPower’s largest contract of this type to date, and the largest community choice aggregation (CCA) agreement known to pv magazine.

Vermont deploys its first municipally owned solar farms

The Green Mountain State cities of Stowe and Hyde Park have installed the state’s first two community-solar projects owned by the towns themselves

EnergySage wisely enters community solar

The solar market’s leading online marketplace moves beyond residential solar to benefit from a market expected to encompass have of distributed PV installations by 2020

Solar+storage cuts Vermont utility grid charge by $200,000

A recently completed solar+storage project at Green Mountain Power’s Stafford Hill Solar Farm project shaved enough August peak energy use that Green Mountain Power is saving $200,000 from its annual bill from the New England grid operator.

NRG puts 15 MW-AC of community solar online at Trappist Monastery

The 10 projects at the St. Joseph’s Abbey in Central Massachusetts bring together tradition and clean technology.

Sonoma’s SOMO village community expands to 3 MW/1MW solar + storage

SOMO Village, a $1 billion mixed-use community in Rohnert Park, CA., is adding another 2,500 solar panels plus storage to reach a new total of 3.1 MW of PV; this third PV expansion is being supplied by REC Solar, along with an initial 1 MW of storage supplied by Green Charge.

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Baptists will spread the solar gospel

Through a partnership with Geostellar and Together, the Progressive National Baptist Convention will offer community solar programs to communities where their churches are

Nexamp grows community solar in Massachusetts

The developer and EPC has completed 5 MW-DC of community solar in the last week, and will have nearly 35 MW built by the end of 2016.

Community choice aggregator signs PPA with First Solar for 40 MW-AC

The contract with MCE is the first time that First Solar has sold power to a community choice aggregator.

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