Recent Solar

AWEA & SEIA: Wind and solar industries release handbook to help states use low-cost, reliable renewable energy for compliance with EPA’s Clean Power Plan

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) have jointly published a handbook for states detailing how to incorporate renewable energy into state plans to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, the proposed regulation to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants. “Wind energy already cuts power […]

Canadian Solar completes the Sale of Goldlight Solar Power Plant to DIF

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced the sale of the 10 MW AC GoldLight (“GoldLight”) solar power plant to an affiliate of DIF Infrastructure III (“DIF”). This solar power plant is valued at over CAD$68 million (US$54 million) and uses approximately […]

SolarCity Expects to Hire 300 New Employees with Roseville Office Expansion

Nation’s largest solar employer moving into larger Roseville office, looking for motivated sales professionals SolarCity (NASDAQ: SolarCity), the nation’s #1 solar provider, today announced its move into a vast new Roseville, California office to accommodate its growing local staff. The company currently employs more than 450 in sales, project management, marketing, design and IT roles […]

Solar Industry Applauds Passage of Historic Legislation in Georgia

In what’s considered an important victory for property rights supporters, the Georgia Senate has given final legislative approval to legislation which will make it easier and more affordable for homeowners, businesses, churches, schools, non-profits, military facilities, and police and fire departments to install rooftop solar systems. Previously approved by Georgia’s House of Representatives, the Solar […]

Europe’s solar market falls over 30 percent in 2014 as global solar installations continue to grow

The global solar market grew slightly in 2014 to about 40 GW, while Europe only installed around 7 GW of solar. The UK market was the only bright spot, increasing installations over 50 percent to more than 2 GW. The 10th annual Market Workshop of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) announced that about 40 […]

Tenaska Expands Presence in Solar Development Industry, Pursues Distributed Generation Investment Strategy

Hemig Tapped to Manage Portfolio Including Soltage, Suncrest Solar Tenaska has selected Tim Hemig to serve as managing director of distributed solar investments for the company. Hemig will lead the company’s efforts to build on its success in renewable energy development with its recent investments in distributed solar electric generation companies Soltage, LLC and Suncrest […]

Yingli Green Energy Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results

Full Year 2014 Gross Profit Significantly Increased by 53.4% YoY Shipment guidance for full year 2015 is in the range of 3.6~3.9GW 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 its unaudited consolidated financial results […]

Upsolar and Photon Energy Team Up on Municipal Project in UK

Companies bring 309 kWp PV array to Essex Waste Partnership Upsolar, a leading provider of solar PV modules and services, today announced the commissioning of a 309 kWp solar PV array in Basildon, Essex, England. The project was constructed in partnershipwith Photon Energy, one of the UK’s leading independent solar installers. Featuring 788 Upsolar UP-M250P […]

PG&E Leads U.S. as Largest Solar Utility with More than 150,000 Solar Customer Installations

2014 Was Record-Breaking Year as Company Connects More Solar Customers to the Grid than Ever Before Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) today announced that it has reached a significant milestone by connecting the 150,000th solar customer to its electric grid. In addition, during 2014, the utility connected more rooftop solar customers to its grid […]

aleo solar and GreenIndusTree are opening up the solar market in Pakistan

aleo solar is working with the energy provider GreenIndusTree to help supply homes and companies in Pakistan with decentralized, environmentally-friendly electricity. The photovoltaics manufacturer is supplying GreenIndusTree with 278 solar modules for the start of the project, which will produce clean electricity for 18 homes. Until now, diesel generators were often used during the power […]