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Breaking new ground

Central America’s solar boom: Central American nations have emerged from obscurity to a leading role in the deployment and integration of large amounts of renewable energy. But the Energy Transition in this region is just beginning.


Solar and Tesla shine amid weak Q1 for clean energy investment

BNEF cites financing for a massive solar plant in Mexico and Tesla’s billion-plus capital raise as running counter to the trend of falling clean energy financing during Q1. Investments in distributed solar also rose.

Could Trump’s border wall be powered by solar?

If one proposal for building the president’s barrier on the Mexican border becomes a reality, it will include a 2 MW solar system to power it – and sell excess power to Mexico.

Anheuser-Busch commits to 100% renewable energy

With $46 billion in annual revenue, the beer giant is one of the largest companies to date to take a 100% renewable energy pledge.

Solar goes corporate: the rise of the bilateral PPA

PV power plants: Corporations want in on the falling costs and predictable prices of wind and solar. Bilateral power purchase agreements have emerged as one new business model among several that businesses are employing as they get serious about renewable energy, both in the United States and abroad.

BREAKING: Brookfield takes over TerraForm Power, Global

Brookfield has agreed to acquire a 51% stake in yieldco TerraForm Power and plans to become the company’s sponsor, as well as acquiring TerraForm Global outright.


TerraForm Global releases overdue Q2 2016 results

The move is a step toward regaining regulatory compliance, in advance of a potential purchase by Brookfield.

8point3 reports beats Q4 guidance, ups dividends

The joint First Solar/SunPower yieldco reported strong results, including acquiring shares of the Henrietta and Stateline projects.

ETAP provides microgrid system software for Aruba renewables

ETAP, a power system software provider, is helping the island nation of Aruba develop microgrids as the government pushes for 100% renewables by 2020.

GameChange contributes to Caribbean PV growth

GameChange Solar is about to ship 6 MW of PV to an unidentified island in the Caribbean, helping the region recover from the widespread damage wrought by Hurricane Matthew late last year.

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