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SMA reaches 10 GW of installed Sunny Central inverters in North America

The German inverter maker claims a 25% market share in the utility-scale marketplace.

China pushes global clean energy investment to $333 billion in 2017

BNEF has found that U.S. investment levels fell 1% year-over-year, with the Section 201 case hanging over the head of the industry.

Advocates to Michigan regulators: What about renewable alternatives?

As Detroit-based DTE Energy considers building a billion-dollar gas plant, solar and wind champions are asking regulators to demand they consider renewable alternatives before approving the construction.

Seasonal patterns show a need for more solar in the U.S. electricity mix

An abundance of hydroelectric power and wind is pushing up renewable energy in the spring months, but there is a need for more power during the summer peak, as well as issues with the geographic location of resources.

Solar industry, NAACP partner for more than 30 installations

GRID Alternatives, Solar Energy the Industries Association, Sunrun, United Methodist Women, Vote Solar joined the NAACP to kick off a solar equity campaign focused on low-income communities and creating jobs.

Shell to acquire 44% stake in solar developer Silicon Ranch

The pioneering Southern solar developer will now be backed by Europe’s largest oil and gas company.

California regulators choose clean energy and storage over existing gas plants

CPUC has turned down a request by Calpine for lucrative contracts for three gas plants and ordered PG&E to hold a solicitation for energy storage and/or “preferred resources” instead.

Anchorage, Alaska, to build first community solar farm

Under the auspices of the Chugach Electric Association, the 500 kW Electron Village solar farm is expected to produce around 600 MWh per year.

Ohio conservatives could shift solar debate in a positive direction

When environmentalists and conservatives in Ohio agree on something, it’s noteworthy – and could finally shift the way solar policy is discussed in Columbus.

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Coronal Energy closes on $235 million in financing for Florida solar

Panasonic’s development subsidiary closed on a combination of tax equity and debt to provide financing for 120 MW-AC of solar plants that came online last August.