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Array Technologies completes shipping of trackers to 191 MW solar project in California

Supply of trackers to the Springbok 2 solar farm follows on supply to the Springbok 1, for a total of 328 MW of trackers.

Vivint moves into PACE with Renovate America partnership

One of the largest U.S. residential solar installers has partnered with a provider of PACE financing in California, with an aim to take the program to other states.

California Solar CitiSuns Unite Consumer Cause

A new grass-roots solar consumer organization has formed in California recently to champion the rights of homeowners with solar, and facilitate the adoption of solar by those seeking solar.

SolarCity collaborates with PG&E on distributed energy project

The U.S. residential PV installer will work with the Pacific Gas and Electric Company in San Jose, California, to test the efficacy of coordinated solar smart inverters and storage for enhanced grid stability.

Intersolar North America day 1: Solar goes to war

Conflict with entrenched interests was a major theme of the 2016 Intersolar North America opening session

Solar Frontier Americas breaks ground on 107 MW of solar projects

The U.S. subsidiary of the Japanese CIS solar specialist has seen construction begin on two large-scale U.S. solar projects in California’s Imperial County.

Berkeley Lab discovery could push perovskites to 31 percent efficiency

New research has indicated a pathway for perovskites to achieve a conversion efficiency of 31%. The findings were published by researchers from Berkeley Lab this week. Nanoscale images of perovskite solar cells revealed a characteristic of perovskites that points to the potential for dramatically higher efficiencies.

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Southern Power acquires controlling interest in SunPower’s 102 MW Henrietta solar project

The subsidiary of utility Southern Company owns large portion of the Californian solar plant, which was built and developed by SunPower, which still owns remaining interest in the project.

GRID Alternatives to install solar for 500 Los Angeles families

The non-profit will also train 500 LA residents in solar installation.

San Diego to transition to net metering 2.0

SDG&E is the first of the state’s three large investor-owned utilities to hit the cap on the original program.

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