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Solar Roadways: Yeah, Still Not A Thing

Despite omnipresent hype over the past two years, the Solar Roadways team tried to unveil its first pilot project in Idaho with disastrous results.


California launches plan to align grid transformation efforts

Through the Distributed Energy Resources Action Plan, regulators will attempt to mold several disparate dockets and initiatives to meet long-term goals.

USD 300 million partnership between SolarCity and Credit Suisse

The Swiss financer has agreed to a new fund with SolarCity to finance USD 300 million in residential solar projects across the U.S., as SolarCity continues to develop influential partnerships ahead of its proposed merger with Tesla.

SEIA launches O&M working group

The group will look at quality and reliability issues. SEIA is also re-launching its Installer Safety & Workforce Development working group.

Could The Sun Set On Maine’s Solar Industry?

A hearing held in Hallowell, Maine, will accept testimony on proposed net-metering changes in the state.

IEA set to raise solar forecast

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is due to release its annual report in a couple of weeks, and the agency has said that it will be “significantly” raising its outlook for solar and wind installations, as more countries have been adopting climate change policies.

Sonnen receives further $85 million investment

The German company announced that it has secured USD 85 million in growth capital, some of which came from two new partners, which will help the company consolidate its healthy position further in the booming energy storage market.

Panasonic to take over PV cell, module production at SolarCity gigafactory in Buffalo

The two firms have signed a non-binding letter of intent to collaborate on the production of solar modules and cells at Tesla’s Buffalo facility, and to source Panasonic cells. The deal rests on completion of Tesla’s SolarCity acquisition.

New York makes $10 million available for clean tech incubators

This adds to the $14 million the state has supplied to incubators since 2009, assisting 146 companies.

Maryland launches review of electric-distribution systems

The Public Service Commission wants to figure out how to integrate distributed-energy resources into the grid in a way that keeps electricity distribution affordable, reliable and sustainable for the citizens of its state.


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