And the grid shrugged: North Carolina, Georgia see little effect from solar eclipse

Let’s hope Secretary Rick Perry was paying attention: Today’s eclipse across two of the country’s most solar states yielded almost no disruption – meaning solar does not inherently weaken the grid.

Silicon Ranch to build 200 MW-AC of solar for Georgia Co-ops

The portfolio of four solar projects will provide low-cost electricity for 38 co-ops in the state, and builds on existing projects developed by the two companies.


Georgia Power gets approval for mammoth solar plant next to air base

The 139 MW project at Robins AFB will add to the 120 MW that Georgia Power has built at military bases, as the latest in Georgia’s solar boom.

Suniva files for chapter 11 bankruptcy

Two weeks after laying off 131 employees without notice and closing its module plant in Michigan, one of the largest U.S. solar manufacturers has filed for bankruptcy.


Suniva violated WARN Act provisions in layoffs, employees say

In the latest news for the troubled cell and module maker, former employees have filed a class-action suit alleging the company violated provisions of the federal WARN Act by laying off employees in Michigan and Georgia without notice.

Suniva lays off 131 workers in Georgia, closes Michigan plant

The state of Georgia says 131 workers were let go yesterday, and local officials in Michigan have confirmed that Suniva’s module plant in Saginaw Township is now closed.


Stage set for solar battle royal in Georgia

While Georgia Electric Membership Corp. adds more than $30 in fees to solar customers’ bills, the legislature considers passing a law limiting the amounts they can charge. The conflict comes amidst the rapid growth of the solar industry and the state.

GTM Research: U.S. solar market to decline 10% in 2017 (with charts)

The full release of the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report gives a number of surprises, including Utah and Georgia rising to the #2 and #3 largest state markets with over 1 GW installed each.

sonnen to open new manufacturing and R&D hub in Atlanta

Production at the InnovationHub expected to commence in the second quarter of the year, the German storage specialist confirmed. Facility combines sonnen’s U.S. manufacturing operations and product research capabilities.

Former President Carter inaugurates solar project in Georgia

SolAmerica developed and built the 1.3 MW PV plant on land Carter leased near his hometown in Georgia.

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