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Siva Power Expands Santa Clara Facility

The U.S. thin film manufacturer has expanded its development center in Santa Clara, California, and acquired production equipment from First Solar and Bloo Solar.

Maryland legislature overrides governor’s clean-energy veto

The Maryland Senate, following the lead of the House, completed the expected veto override this afternoon, sending Gov. Larry Hogan a stunning rebuke and reflecting the will of the overwhelming pro-solar Maryland population.

Massachusetts to extend SREC 2 until new program

The state has unveiled the latest version of its next solar incentive program, and will extend eligibility for larger projects under the SREC 2 program until the new program starts.

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Hawaii projects rise from the dead

Two projects, presumed dead after SunEdison went belly up, have been revived by NRG Energy, which bought them for pennies on the dollar.

SolarCity brand to disappear

Along with changing its name from Tesla Motors to Tesla Inc. the electric vehicle and battery maker will eliminate the SolarCity brand.

U.S. microgrid market headed to 50 GW in 2025

The U.S. market for microgrids will grow from a near zero installation level in 2012 to 50 GW by 2025 and a value of $500 billion by 2030, according to Andy Skumanich, a principal at SolarVision Consulting.

Maine PUC issues final ruling on net-metering compromise

Current solar customers are grandfathered for 15 years, but customers who sign up next year will see their net-metering benefits decline over time.

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Not dead yet: DOE Sunshot awards $30 million in new project funding

After President Donald J. Trump announced plans to close the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), most solar observers assumed the Sunshot Initiative was dead, too. But an announcement yesterday of a new round of funding proves the vital program isn’t quite dead yet.

AES claims world’s largest battery storage system

The 30 MW lithium ion battery system is the third massive system reported in Southern California this week, totaling 77.5 MW of capacity.

Tesla inaugurates 20 MW / 80 MWh battery system in Southern California

This is one of three massive systems which SCE has contracted to meet peak demand following its Aliso Canyon gas leak, as a new test for the abilities of energy storage.

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