New York

Solar in the Big Apple

New York City should be great for solar PV. But it isn’t. Despite policy leadership from the state, local installers are facing crippling bureaucratic challenges, and many have chosen to build rooftop solar elsewhere.

1366 Technologies unveils 3-D wafers

The company says that its 3-D wafers lower the amount of silicon needed for each wafer without losing strength or performance.

SolarCity to make BIPV modules at Buffalo factory, will consider cell partnership

Industry analysts note that the market for residential BIPV in the United States is “non-existent” at present, and SolarCity’s plans to use crystalline silicon are a new direction.

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Rocky Mountain Institute to arrange 16 MW of community solar in New York

The sustainability non-profit is working with a local organization, and has issued an RFP for developers and financiers to build 16 MW of community solar in Rochester.

New York Green Bank loans $37 million to Vivint Solar

Vivint Solar says that the loan will allow it to install solar on 8,250 homes in New York.

Solar empires: The pv magazine USA weekly news roundup

Today we bring you the first weekly collection of stories from the new pv magazine USA website.

New York regulators issue 50% by 2030 renewable energy mandate

The Clean Energy Standard does not appear substantively different than earlier policy drafts, and includes a bailout for aging nuclear reactors.

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Sunrun increases rooftop solar credit facility to $245m

The U.S. residential solar company has secured an additional $40 million in working capital from investors to support the expansion of its rooftop solar projects, especially the New York market.

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