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SPI 2016: “Time for solar to grow up”

The time is now for solar to take a seat at the “adults’ table” and achieve scale within the U.S. energy marketplace. This was one of the key messages at the opening session of the Solar Power International trade show that kicked off in Las Vegas today.

SolarCity raises $305 million in cash equity transaction

This is the U.S. solar installers’ second cash equity transaction, and SolarCity says that it is a significant improvement over the first.

EnergySage market report shows big variations from national trends

Bids on the company’s solar marketplace show consumers are owning more systems, with bids much lower than the national cost per watt.

Sharp opens up $25 million in financing for SmartStorage installations

Sharp has announced a zero-down, $25 million initial-phase financing program for commercial solar plus its SmartStorage projects, including an industry-first 10 year service and performance guarantee.

2.05 GW of solar PV installed in the United States during Q2

GTM Research expects 13.9 GW to be installed over the full year, the result of an ongoing utility-scale boom.

Working together: the pv magazine USA weekly news digest

This week saw collaborations between nations and companies, some numbers on the U.S. energy storage market and progress in the carving up of SunEdison, as the solar industry prepares for the Solar Power International trade show.

Sunrun taps former state regulator as Chief Policy Officer

The solar firm known for playing hardball on net metering policies has hired a former regulator to head its policy efforts.

NextEra Energy Partners to acquire a 24% stake in 550 MW Desert Sunlight solar project

This acquisition will double the yieldco’s solar holdings, as part of a previously announced expansion of solar and wind assets.

Edisun Microgrids Launches Solar Tracker for Rooftop C&I

Edisun Microgrids, based in Pasadena, has launched the first dual-axis solar tracker designed and built for the commercial and industrial flat rooftop solar market segment.

BayWa, Geenex partner to build 350 MW of solar PV in North Carolina and Virginia

The projects are in various stages of development and most are expected to be completed in 2017 and 2018.

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