Utility Scale PV

North Carolina now ranked second in U.S. for installed solar

The southeastern state installed approximately 115 MW in the second quarter of the year to leapfrog Arizona and become the state with the second most installed PV capacity across the United States.

NRG snatches up 2.1 GW of SunEdison projects

The energy giant has put forth the winning bid for SunEdison wind and solar projects at under $0.10 per watt.

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.

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.

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.

Third-Party Module Warranties Mitigate Risk

The trend toward more solar module manufacturers acquiring third-party warranty coverage for their products is helping to mitigate the long-term risk in a project and to make it more bankable, since the likelihood is that insurers will stay in business long after some module manufacturers.

Quality, now more than ever: An interview with Bill Gambogi and Bob Olsen of DuPont

As part of a focus on PV module and system quality in preparation for our Quality Roundtable at the Solar Power International Trade show in Las Vegas, pv magazine brings you an interview with DuPont Research Fellow Bill Gambogi and Director of Corporate Marketing Bob Olsen.

Burnt out, incompatible connectors

Quality control campaign: PV panel manufacturers selling plug connectors as MC4 compatible is nothing unusual. Two operators who have installed such modules are now struggling with lost insurance coverage and fires.

D.E. Shaw, Madison Dearborn agree not to block the sale of SunEdison assets

The agreement removes a key hurdle to the carving up of SunEdison’s empire.

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