Strategic Alliances

Five Texas munis partner to add 500 MW of solar

The projects would be a first for all but one of these utilities, as publicly-owned power companies continue to lead Texas’ solar charge.

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Utility-backed fund raises $681 million for advanced energy technologies

Energy Impact Partners, who partners with 14 electric utilities, has raised $681 million to continue investing in technologies that have a high probability of influencing the future power grid.

2018 National Solar Tour of Homes largest in event’s history

With over 400 participants, the 2018 National Solar Tour of Homes has blossomed under a partnership between Solar United Neighbors and the American Solar Energy Society.

OhmConnect’s distributed demand response network adds automated Nest management

OhmConnect has joined Googles “Work with Nest” program to increase automation in its home energy management program. Users in OhmConnect’s select marketplaces actually earn a share of the demand response services.

Musk wants Tesla private – it’s our fault

Elon Musk says he’s secured funding at $420 per share to take Tesla private. His letter to employees points toward short sellers and propaganda peddlers causing stock price volatility.

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Enel and Raptor Maps to develop AI drone software for operations and maintenance applications

Enel Green Power North America and Raptor Maps will develop AI-based drones to reduce O&M costs. Kicking off this month, the project will see its first batch of 30 field workers trained by the end of the year. Both companies already have the relevant technology in their portfolios.

Detroit Lions add solar to stadium and team facilities

The Lions become the 12th NFL franchise to add solar power to their facilities, furthering a growing trend that now includes 38% of the league.

SunPower and Enphase team up with microinverter acquisition

Through the deal SunPower gets $25 million and stock; however the bigger deal may be Enphase’s right to be the company’s exclusive residential inverter supplier.

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Silfab considering U.S. solar factory

The announcement was made in the context of the module manufacturer’s new supply contract with PetersenDean.

Commercial solar power strategically sited in San Diego

Clean Coalition, NREL and City of San Diego are working on solar siting and designing a feed-in-tariff program to drive grid resilience via distributed solar power.

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