NRG to sell renewables business, NRG Yield to Global Infrastructure Partners

The power giant is going from being a renewable energy pioneer to largely quitting the market.

Capital Dynamics to acquire 8point3

The asset manager has scooped up the solar yieldco that was let go by sponsors SunPower and First Solar.

Rhode Island to issue 400 MW renewable energy solicitation

The procurement will put the state closer to Governor Raimondo’s goal to reach 1 GW of renewable energy by the end of 2020.

U.S. installs nearly 4 GW of solar in Q4 2017

GTM Research has given its preliminary estimate for installations over the full year 2017 at 11.8 GW, a 22% decline from 2016 levels.

From the editor: Trump, fantasy and energy

The 45th President of the United States has been spectacularly unsuccessful in energy policy that intersects with renewables. And that is good for all of us.

Longi Solar confirms 500 MW Indian cell, module factory

Longi Solar’s planned PV fab in Andhra Pradesh will manufacture 500 MW of cells and 500 MW of modules. The facility will seek to take advantage of India’s partial exemption from the recent U.S. solar tariffs under Section 201.

Section 201 solar tariffs to be felt across market segments (w/chart)

GTM Research has issued new details that show that distributed solar installations will also see a more than 10% decline from the base case through 2022.

Solar advocates push back against proposal to gut net metering in Louisiana

Sierra Club, GSREIA and Alliance for Affordable Energy are among those arguing against proposed changes that would move all exported power to avoided cost, open the door to discriminatory charges, and provide only five years of grandfathering for existing solar owners.

HECO sees 109 MW of new Hawaii solar in 2017 (w/chart)

With more than 100 megawatts of solar still under construction, the state is continuing its national leadership.

Duke proposes community solar, green tariff programs

The programs would expand the options for its North Carolina customers – both residential and large organizations – to use renewable energy.

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