Pro-clean energy candidates for governor identified by AEE win 7 “open” elections

The new governors favor policies such as a higher renewables mandate, community solar, increased use of storage, and expanding the Western grid, reports the nonprofit Advanced Energy Economy.

Coal decline is good news, but solar will fight for its share against gas

10 GW of coal plants have already retired this year, and this is expected to hit 15.4 GW by the year’s end. But solar will have to compete with the “rush to gas” to replace this capacity.

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First Solar’s big format brings big bookings

The PV maker’s quarterly results show not only the ramping of its Series 6 production at a third location, but also bookings that continuing to climb, with 11.3 GW of modules now under contract.

Democrats sweep AEE clean energy scorecards

Trade group Advanced Energy Economy has published a scorecard which ranks candidates in nine gubernatorial races on clean energy issues, and one of the two major parties is largely missing in action.

300 MW solar plant planned outside Columbus, Ohio

Hecate Energy’s project dwarfs the state’s entire installed capacity so far. If approved, this and a handful of large projects proposed would skyrocket Ohio up the U.S. rankings for installed capacity.

RBI goes more vertical with Solar BOS

The combination of these companies offerings shows that one plus one sometimes equals three.

Local solar at the heart of Cleveland’s 100% renewable energy goal

The Midwestern city is looking to put community solar on vacant and contaminated land and making it easier for residents and business to go solar, as well as employing community choice aggregation.

Ohio business community backs 2.2 GW of Ohio solar

Speaking the language of manufacturing, employment, and economic opportunity, five prominent corporations have backed a 2.2 gigawatt solar goal for Ohio by 2030.

RBI Solar integrates, literally and figuratively, SolarBOS

Gibraltar Industries, owner of solar racking company RBI Solar, of Cincinnati, OH has acquired balance of system designer SolarBOS, of California.

First Solar sees manufacturing hiccups, but bookings remain strong

The thin film PV maker reports difficulties in ramping its new Series 6 product, as well as pressure from module price collapses.

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