Installations

Greenskies jumps to #1 in the U.S. C&I solar sector during Q1

GTM Research says SolarCity fell to second place in the commercial and industrial market during the quarter. The first quarter of 2016 saw a shake-up in the ranking of leading commercial and industrial (C&I) solar installers in the United States, according to the latest report from GTM Research’s Leaderboard service. The company says that Greenskies […]

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Ameresco completes 18 MW-DC PV plant on former Army waste site in Maryland

The new plant is one of the largest on the U.S. East Coast, and will help meet both federal and site-specific renewable energy goals.

U.S. federal government leads energy storage commitments

At a summit at the White House a wide array of actors made commitments to fund and deploy energy storage, accompanied by the release of a new report on technical and economic dimensions of renewable energy integration. While deployment is growing rapidly, at this time energy storage in the United States is a small and […]

Stellar Homes Group to include solar panels in new Florida homes

The homebuilding company will introduce the PV solar systems as a standard feature in all of its new homes, making it the first company in South Florida to do so. To go along with Stellar Homes’ organic vegetable gardens and electric car ports, the company’s new-built homes in South Florida will also include solar panels […]

Soltec ships 150 MW of trackers to the United States

The company won’t say where its first U.S. tracker shipment is headed, but all indications are that it is Enel’s 150 MW project in Minnesota. On Tuesday, Spanish tracker maker Soltec announced that it had supplied its SF Utility Single Axis Solar Tracker for an un-named 150 MW project somewhere in the United States. The […]

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Utility-scale US solar costs down 17% in Q3 2015, finds EnergyTrend

Analysis reveals 17% fall in installed cost of large-scale solar in the U.S. in the third quarter of last year compared to 2014; continued cost decrease will spur demand for 2016. Data compiled by EnergyTrend has found that the cost of installed large-scale solar in the U.S. has fallen by 17% year-on-year for the third […]

Boom time in Texas

Texas at scale: Texas has been only a modest solar market to date, but that is changing fast. A boom started by municipal utilities and enabled by free transmission is expected to lead to a massive amount of utility-scale solar coming online over the
next five years, and even more over the next decade.

Shrinking cultural clash between solar and mining

Thomas Hillig from THEnergy, discusses the growing trend for the deployment of renewables, specifically solar PV, next to mines. In response to issues, like lifetime differences between a solar plant and a mine, bespoke solutions are being created. However, while there is a positive business case for combining the two industries, barriers in the mining industry exist, which must be overcome if the positive trend is to continue.

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