New York

Tesla to close at least 13 solar installation offices in nine states

Reuters reports that nearly 20% of its installation facilities will close, as part of the company’s 9% workforce reduction announced last week.

Community Solar spurns New York’s VDER, seeks a return to net metering

The New York State Assembly has passed a bill which would temporarily put a hold on the alternative valuation of electricity from community solar projects and re-institute net metering for three years. The companion bill currently sits in Senate Rules Committee.

New York expands Megawatt Block solar incentives

The state will allow projects up to 7.5 MW to participate in the C&I portion of the program, as well as including “adders” for brownfield, landfill, low-income and parking canopy installations.

Large-scale solar stays strong in Q1 2018 (w/chart)

Thanks in no small part to modules stockpiled before the Section 201 tariffs hit, both the utility-scale and “non-residential” market segments grew year-over-year in Q1. And while the duties are expected to play a greater role in 2019, there are other factors supporting ongoing market growth.

New York predicts a declining electricity load due to distributed solar power and efficiency

The New York ISO projects a 0.14%-per-year fall in electricity demand from the grid of over the next decade. Already, the state is far off of its historical usage peak of the mid-2000s.


CDPQ takes majority stake in Invenergy Renewables

Invenergy plans to maintain day-to-day management of its renewable energy business, with the Québecois fund manager increasing its economic stake to 52%.

Distributed energy, with fewer wires

A SEIA white paper describes the concept of non-wire solutions and how this innovation can boost solar PV and other distributed energy resources.

Tesla and Panasonic to hire 80 workers at Buffalo gigafactory

The Tesla/Panasonic gigafactory is taking on more workers, as a sign of health. However many details remain unclear.


Onyx Renewables gets funding for 80 MW of C&I + small utility solar power

CIT Group and RBC Capital worked together to fund the portfolio of projects spread across six states, with half the capacity in California and Arizona and the other half in the northeast.

New York to take bids for 20 large renewable projects by 2022

The Empire State state has announced a solicitation for 1.5 million megawatt hours of renewable electricity, to be delivered by 2022.

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