New York

Citigroup to go 100% renewable by 2020

The commitment by the 4th-largest bank in the United States follows on an earlier sustainable economy financing commitment

Level Solar quietly goes under

Former employees are saying that the New York-based residential and C&I solar company has laid off everyone.

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Solar advocates push back on NYPSC approval of utility distributed energy valuation

As New York’s REV process moves forward, the devil is yet again in the details.

Tesla begins production of solar cells at Buffalo gigafactory

Tesla described the test production as an “interim milestone” and told AP that it expects to begin ramping production by the end of the year.

Solar installation quality can be illusive

Cadmus Group is working to standardize PV installation inspections and is building a database of common installation errors.

Energy storage could save money for up to 5 million U.S. businesses (w/charts)

A new study by NREL finds widespread availability of rates with high demand charges for commercial customers, meaning that businesses across the country could save money with energy storage.

Home Depot expands its rooftop solar energy program by 50 stores

The home improvement giant will add nearly 50,000 solar panels to new sites in five states in a push to meet its alternative-energy use goals of 135 MW by 2020.

Duke enters New York’s solar market with Long Island project

The North Carolina-based power company has bought one of the largest solar projects in New York State from Invenergy.

Tesla seeks $1.5 billion bond offering while shifting its solar strategy

The EV, battery and solar company continues to raise record amounts of cash as it ramps Model 3 production. At the same time, it’s emphasizing profitability from its solar business, which has undergone a significant transformation since the company bought SolarCity.

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New York utility uses its own buildings to power low-income shared solar

Starting with 3 MW this year, Consolidated Edison plans to install up to 11 MW of solar on its properties, to provide solar access to between 3,000 and 6,000 of its poorest customers.

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