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NREL Releases Report Describing Guidelines for PV Manufacturer Quality Assurance

International task force aims to toughen standards, ensure reliability of PV technologies The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released an updated proposal that will establish an international quality standard for photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing. The document is intended for immediate use by PV manufacturers when producing modules on an industrial scale so […]

NRG and NRG Yield Establish New Residential Solar Partnership

NRG Yield to Invest up to $150MM Into Residential Solar Portfolios Developed by NRG Home Solar; Partnership Allows NRG to More Quickly Monetize Residential Leases NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) and NRG Yield, Inc. (NYSE:NYLD) have formed a partnership that will invest in and hold operating portfolios of residential solar assets developed by NRG Home Solar, […]

SolarCity and Nest Partner to Make Cost Savings Even Easier for Homeowners

New California customers who go solar with SolarCity can receive a Nest Learning Thermostat at no additional cost; SolarCity’s technology platform will work with Nest to strengthen solar integration capabilities SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY), America’s #1 solar power provider, today announced a partnership with Nest Labs, creator of the Nest Learning Thermostat™, to make saving money […]

NRG and NRG Yield Establish New Residential Solar Partnership

NRG Yield to Invest up to $150MM Into Residential Solar Portfolios Developed by NRG Home Solar; Partnership Allows NRG to More Quickly Monetize Residential Leases NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) and NRG Yield, Inc. (NYSE:NYLD) have formed a partnership that will invest in and hold operating portfolios of residential solar assets developed by NRG Home Solar, […]

SolarCity and Nest Partner to Make Cost Savings Even Easier for Homeowners

New California customers who go solar with SolarCity can receive a Nest Learning Thermostat at no additional cost; SolarCity’s technology platform will work with Nest to strengthen solar integration capabilities SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY), America’s #1 solar power provider, today announced a partnership with Nest Labs, creator of the Nest Learning Thermostat™, to make saving money […]

Trina Solar Announced to Supply 116 MW Modules to Japan’s Largest Solar Power Project

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a global leader in photovoltaic (“PV”) modules, solutions, and services, today announced it signed a module supply agreement with Toyo Engineering Corporation (“Toyo Engineering”) to supply approximately 116 MW high efficiency modules to the largest solar power project in Japan, an approximately 231-megawatt facility to […]

NRG and NRG Yield Establish New Residential Solar Partnership

NRG Yield to Invest up to $150MM Into Residential Solar Portfolios Developed by NRG Home Solar; Partnership Allows NRG to More Quickly Monetize Residential Leases NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) and NRG Yield, Inc. (NYSE:NYLD) have formed a partnership that will invest in and hold operating portfolios of residential solar assets developed by NRG Home Solar, […]

New Toolkit to Help Local Governments with Solar Financing

A comprehensive resource to help streamline solar power purchase agreements and reduce solar costs In an effort to reduce solar soft costs and assist local governments and other public entities seeking to install and finance rooftop solar systems, IREC has developed a comprehensive toolkit on retail solar power purchase agreements (PPAs). This detailed, uniquely informative […]

Capstone Flattens Organizational Structure to Lower Cost, Increase Adaptability as well as Foster Innovation and Creativity

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it has flattened its organizational structure to lower operating costs, increase adaptability as well as foster more innovation and creativity. The new organizational structure will eliminate three executive positions and will save the company an estimated $2 […]

New Toolkit to Help Local Governments with Solar Financing

A comprehensive resource to help streamline solar power purchase agreements and reduce solar costs In an effort to reduce solar soft costs and assist local governments and other public entities seeking to install and finance rooftop solar systems, IREC has developed a comprehensive toolkit on retail solar power purchase agreements (PPAs), to be released Monday, […]