Markets & Policy

BREAKING: tenKsolar undergoing restructuring

Details are sparse, but layoffs have already begun and a Chief Restructuring Officer is being appointed.

Solar, wind begin to help meet summer peak in Texas

The latest reports by ERCOT estimates that the state will add nearly 900 MW of utility-scale solar this year, as renewables continue to replace older fossil fuel plants.

Massachusetts should raise its net energy metering caps

SEIA’s Dave Gahl points out that Massachusetts’s significant solar market momentum is in danger from overly conservative net metering caps, an issue which has never been adequately addressed.

Minnesota’s solar market is growing fast (with chart)

Minnesota installed 203 MW-DC of solar during the first quarter, adding to 207 MW deployed in 2016. The state is expecting to reach more than 800 MW of installed capacity by the end of this year.

SMA holds firm as inverter revenue leader, with Huawei topping shipment charts, says IHS Markit

Latest market data from analysts shows that Huawei shipped the most inverters last year, followed by Sungrow, while SMA, Huawei and SolarEdge pulled in the most revenue worldwide.

California transmission fee overhaul could set a new deal for distributed solar

SB 692 has passed the California Senate. Clean Coalition says the bill would assign transmission access charges more fairly for distributed solar.

Dominion moving further into solar with 79 MW project in North Carolina

The power giant’s plans to buy the project from Cypress Creek add to its utility arm’s ambition to sign contracts with 950 MW of solar projects in the state by 2021.

EnergyWakeup: COSEIA Executive Director Rebecca Cantwell on the Xcel settlement and more

pv magazine USA brings you the latest from Yann Brandt’s EnergyWakeup podcast, featuring a conversation with COSEIA Executive Director Rebecca Cantwell on the organization’s ongoing work including the historic settlement with Xcel Energy.

One more step: Florida bill passes Senate – now on to governor’s desk

Solar advocates, who worked tirelessly to pass Amendment 4 last year, are one step away from finally seeing their hard work pay off. SB 90 passed the Senate yesterday, so now it’s on to the governor’s desk for his signature.

Soltage, Basalt acquire 57 MW of PURPA solar projects in North Carolina

The projects are expected to begin construction in May 2017, as Duke chafes under the growing PURPA pipeline in the state.

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