Finance

Valmont acquires 75% stake in Italian tracker provider Convert

Valmont’s global manufacturing capabilities and utility customer base is expected to help the Italian company expand activity and market share.

Solar power assets included in “AAA” commercial bond offering

CleanFund has closed on a $103 million bond for a portfolio holding building efficiency, seismic, water conservation improvements, as well as solar assets. A 5 MW project was noted as having received a 20-year term at 5.6%.

Enphase within striking distance of profitability in Q2 results

The company has brought its operating margin to below -1%, as it fends off component shortages, short sellers and potential tariffs.

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SunPower to shift IBC solar production to new technology

The PV maker plans to shift its 800 MW of current E-Series production to its new NGT technology, as it records a massive loss on depreciation of its old equipment.

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Rural electric cooperatives are becoming a gigawatt PV market

A report issued by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association shows rapid PV growth in less than a decade in co-ops.

84 gigawatts of community solar, and the plan to get there

GTM Research has delivered its vision for the future of community solar through 2030: delivering opinions on the policy, structure, finance and innovation needed to move the market forward.

Battery storage companies attract increasing investment

While total corporate funding was down in H1 2018, compared to a year earlier, due to lower investment in the Smart Gird and Efficiency categories, battery storage companies recorded an increase of 12%.

#Solar100’s Bryan Birsic: The Tony Stark of C&I Solar

In this #Solar100 Interview, Richard Matsui, Founder and CEO of kWh Analytics, speaks with Bryan Birsic, Co-founder and CEO of Wunder Capital.

Stem raises $226 million

The AI for energy storage startup has raised $26 million in its D round, and has also secured C$200 million to expand into Ontario.

EDF to sell power from solar + batteries to Southern California cities

The French Power giant has entered into a power contract that includes a long-term hedge as well as a 35 MW, 4-hour battery, in order to provide value.

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