Sunnova now offering solar + energy storage in California

Sunnova’s ‘SunSafe’ solar power plus energy storage product is focused on backup power during outages, avoiding peak charges in the evening.

SunPower’s exemption filing strikes to heart of trade dispute

The company is noting its substantial investment in U.S. research and development as well as tools, has further hinted that it may establish U.S. manufacturing for its P-Series modules.


The U.S. residential solar market fell 16% in 2017

GTM Research and SEIA’s final report on the solar market in 2017 shows both the struggle of the residential solar market, as well as a larger than anticipated fall in utility-scale volumes, leading to a 30% contraction overall.

Recurrent Energy sells 235 MW-AC of solar power assets to Korean utility

The developer has sold off three large, operational solar plants to the Korea Electric Power Corporation, as parent company Canadian Solar moves into O&M.

Los Angeles 100% renewable – every hour of the day – by 2030, zero net cost

A study sponsored by Food & Water Watch, and prepared by Synapse Energy Economics, posits that 3.6 to 6 GW of solar power, plus energy storage, demand response and geothermal will allow the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to go 100% renewable.


PetersenDean Roofing and Solar plans expansions in four states

The roofing and solar provider has identified California, Utah, Colorado and Florida as locations where it is “actively negotiating” to acquire companies.


Berkeley Lab scientists confirm century-old theory of high performance batteries

Researchers in the U.S. have confirmed the existence of a novel state of the element manganese, first proposed in a journal dating from 1928, which could allow for the development of low-cost, high performance batteries for grid level and other energy storage applications.

Vivint Solar falls to lowest level of installs in three years (w/chart)

The residential solar installer says that it is ready to begin growing again this year, as it continues to transform its business in a shifting industry.


Large-scale solar meets record 49.95% of demand in California

California’s temperate spring time weather and low Sunday usage resulted in the highest portion of demand met with solar to date. The next day large-scale solar output peaked at more than 10 GW for the first time.

Solaria suing partner over trade secret misappropriation

The company is suing Genesem, a South Korean equipment manufacturing partner, for using Solaria’s technology outside of agreements.

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