$200 million on the table for 8minutenergy in venture with J.P. Morgan

The solar developer today announced that it has reached a deal with J.P. Morgan and Upper Bay for over $200 million in capital commitments. These funds will go towards financing the development of 8minutenergy’s 10.7 GW project pipeline.

New York announces free community solar for 10,000 low-income residents

Nine community solar projects within the state will be participating in the “Solar For All” program, providing access to no-cost community solar for low-income New Yorkers.

Extra Space Storage adds 2.7 MW to solar arsenal

The company has partnered with Pivot Energy to provide 2.7 MW of capacity over 23 Colorado and Illinois locations.

Capital Dynamics, Tenaska join booming Midwest solar market

The developer and asset manager have signed a deal to develop 2 GWac of solar projects in six Midwestern states – more than the entire capacity that is currently online in those states. But this appears to only the beginning for the region.

Solar powered art auction funds light for African schoolchildren

The Solar Panel Art Series is currently on display in Brooklyn at the A/D/O gallery. The ten pieces of artwork on recycled solar panels will go to supporting Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun Foundation’s “Solar School Kids Program”.

Caterpillar, SunPower team up on CAT-branded solar

Caterpillar-branded SunPower modules will be available in Southeast Asia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East – but not yet the United States.

NantEnergy acquires Sharp’s U.S. energy systems & services

Zinc battery specialist NantEnergy has acquired the U.S. energy systems and services business from Japanese electronics giant Sharp. The acquisition, according to NantEnergy will provide the company an important foothold in the U.S. market, and allow it to provide ‘energy as a service’ business models, using its Zinc-air battery, in multiple markets.

Million Solar Strong eyes New York

The coalition’s goal of powering one million homes with solar energy is gaining traction in the Empire State, especially among members of the State Assembly.

SMA, BYD charge into the US market

The German inverter maker has joined forces with the Chinese battery maker after losing U.S. market share to SolarEdge. This follows BYD linking up with Kostal to optimize communication interfaces between inverters and storage applications.

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A new trade show comes to Mexico

The recent growth of the Mexican PV market, as well as the positive outcomes the country’s energy reform has achieved, is being complimented by the launch of a new trade fair dedicated primarily to the Mexican PV sector.

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