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Report: Community solar to soar in 2017

According to a new GTM Research research report, utility-driven community solar projects will total 410 MW installed in 2017, an expansion that more than doubles the capacity of last year’s installations.

Solar+storage helps avoid CA post-net metering program costs

GRID Alternatives and Enphase have partnered on solar+storage project in California’s Imperial Irrigation District (IID) territory that may help new PV customers avoid higher costs as they are moved into new billing programs, following fullfillment of the utility’s 5% net metering mandate.

Guest Column: The Maryland override victory was great – now what’s next?

Standard Solar’s Tony Clifford says yesterday’s veto override of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act was a great (though not entirely unexpected) start to growing the state’s solar industry, it can’t be the end game. In this essay, he discusses what he thinks the next Maryland solar industry goal should be.


8minuteenergy lands PPA for 90-MW solar farm

The agreement between the company, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) builds on two previous projects involving the three partners.

Massachusetts to extend SREC 2 until new program

The state has unveiled the latest version of its next solar incentive program, and will extend eligibility for larger projects under the SREC 2 program until the new program starts.


Hawaii projects rise from the dead

Two projects, presumed dead after SunEdison went belly up, have been revived by NRG Energy, which bought them for pennies on the dollar.

SolarCity brand to disappear

Along with changing its name from Tesla Motors to Tesla Inc. the electric vehicle and battery maker will eliminate the SolarCity brand.

AES claims world’s largest battery storage system

The 30 MW lithium ion battery system is the third massive system reported in Southern California this week, totaling 77.5 MW of capacity.

Tesla inaugurates 20 MW / 80 MWh battery system in Southern California

This is one of three massive systems which SCE has contracted to meet peak demand following its Aliso Canyon gas leak, as a new test for the abilities of energy storage.

Enphase job losses to largely impact Californian HQ

Around 75 jobs will be lost during the microinverter specialist’s restructuring drive, which reflects increased price pressure across the segment, both globally and in the U.S.

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