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SolarCity Launches Homebuilder Program on East Coast

Program active in seven East Coast states and growing, open for homebuilders who want to offer decreased energy costs and lock in low rates for homebuyers Homebuilders across the East Coast can now partner with SolarCity® (Nasdaq: SCTY), the nation’s #1 solar power provider, to secure affordable, clean energy for new home communities. More than […]

New Jobs Report Shows Value of Solar Energy to U.S. Economy

Growing at an annual rate of more than 20 percent – far outpacing the growth of the overall U.S. economy, a new report released today shows that the U.S. solar industry added more than 31,000 jobs in 2014, bringing total employment in the sector to 173,807 workers. The results were released by The Solar Foundation […]

REA champions solar and storage with the launch of UK Solar and UK Energy Storage

The Renewable Energy Association announces the official launch of UK Solar and its first storage representation body UK Energy Storage UK Solar will support and represent over 130 of its existing solar members and broadening its member base to become the trusted voice of solar power in the UK. With nearly fifteen years of experience […]

2014 Another Record Setting Year for Wind Energy in Canada

For the second consecutive year, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased to announce that Canada has set a record for the installation of new wind energy capacity. A total of 1,871 MW of wind energy capacity was installed in five provinces in Canada in 2014, with most growth centred in Ontario (999 MW), […]

Energy Department Accepting Applications for a $3.6 Million Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

The Energy Department today announced an incentive program for developers adding hydroelectric power generating capabilities to existing non-powered dams throughout the United States. Hydropower is the nation’s leading source of renewable energy and helps the country avoid over 200 million metric tons of carbon emissions each year, while providing about 7% of our electricity. More […]

Yingli Green Energy Completes 10 MW Solar Power Plant in China’s Hebei Province

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, known as “Yingli Solar,” today announced that it completed grid connection for a 10 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in China’s Hebei Province in late December 2014. The solar power plant is located […]

Vestas strengthens its market leading position with 36 MW order in Poland

Vestas is further strengthening its leading position in this important Northern European market, winning a firm and unconditional order for 12 of its V112-3.0 MW turbines for a project located in the region of Lodzkie, Poland. The order has been placed by a private Polish investor. The contract includes delivery, installation, and commissioning of the […]

SolarCity Creates Initial $200 Million Financing Facility with Credit Suisse for New MyPower Product

SolarCity’s new loan offering has already attracted more than 8,000 customers SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY) today announced a new $200 million non-recourse financing facility with Credit Suisse to finance the purchase of solar energy systems through SolarCity’s new MyPower loan program. SolarCity’s customers pay for MyPower similar to the way they pay for a solar power […]

Iberdrola to supply Renewable Energy to Entire Network of BBVA Offices and Buildings in Spain

IBERDROLA to supply electricity to total of 3,091 offices and 71 buildings belonging to financial institution IBERDROLA is to meet all BBVA’s electricity needs in Spain in the years 2015 and 2016, amounting to 240 GWh per year By signing this contract, BBVA will be avoiding some 180,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year, a […]

California Approves another $18 Million to Fund Clean Energy Projects

$12 million for alternative vehicles, $4 million for geothermal projects and $3.5 million for energy efficiency upgrades During its first business meeting of the new year, the California Energy Commission approved nearly $18 million to fund projects that will help the state meet its climate and energy goals. Twelve million dollars will go toward three […]