United States

Big steel goes big solar

A deal between Xcel Energy and steelmaker EVRAZ includes the building of a 240 MW solar project near the company’s Rocky Mountain Steel mill in Pueblo, Colorado. This is by far the largest behind-the-meter solar project pv magazine staff has heard of to date.

Enphase boosts confidence, touts technology during analyst day

While the microinverter maker is still the target of an aggressive short, Roth Capital Partners has reiterated its “buy” at $6.50 per share, describing the IQ8 as a “game changer”.

We can afford to be good, we have the luxury to dictate

8minutenergy’s focus on deep component research, and its application at scale, has given the company a competitive advantage to become the country’s largest independent solar power (and energy storage) developer.

New coalition gives solar developers a voice at RTOs, FERC

Several utility-scale solar developers have come together under the Solar RTO Coalition, which is already making formal comments in FERC proceedings on PJM’s capacity market redesign.

Koch Brothers-backed group, climate denier join APS’s anti-clean energy campaign

In this post Energy and Policy Institute’s Matt Kaspar reveals how the Koch Brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity and Heartland Institute Climate Denier James Taylor have joined the effort to fight a 50% renewable energy mandate for Arizona.

Arizona renewable energy referendum meets signature requirement

Now that a random 5% signature sample verification has been mathematically achieved, the only thing standing between the initiative and voters in November is the lawsuit it faces, which starts Monday.

SunPower borrows $110 million to refinance

The PV maker plans to pay off the high-interest mezzanine loan with revenue from its residential lease portfolio.

SMART problems in Massachusetts

The state’s upcoming solar program looks as if it will very quickly move through allocated volume, stranding developers and installers and tens of millions of dollars worth of projects.

Getting regionalization right: an interview with Lauren Navarro, EDF

In this pv magazine exclusive interview, Lauren Navarro of Environmental Defense Fund provides insights into AB 813, a bill to allow California to participate in the creation of a regional grid in the Western United States.

Silfab plans 150 MW back contact module line in the United States

The Italo-Canadian PV maker is the latest company to announce U.S. manufacturing plans, and will also add 150 MW of back contact module capacity at its Canadian facilities

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