Recent Solar

Q Cells Solar Modules power Bakery with Solar Electricity

The Germany-based bakery and confectionery company Seßelberg-Betriebs-KG relies on self-consumption of solar power. The company from the North German town of Neustadt/Holstein-Ostsee, started operating two PV plants with a total output of 99.5 kilowatt-peak on the roofs of the administrative buildings and baking facilities several weeks ago, as announced by the bakers’ guild member and […]

E.ON divests its solar business in Italy to private infrastructure fund F2i SGR

E.ON has sold its Italian solar business to the private infrastructure investment fund manager F2i SGR. F2i has an impressive track record in the solar business in Italy and is committed to the long-term future of the business. The activities sold comprise a total generating capacity of 49 megawatt and consist of seven ground mounted […]

SMA Solar Technology AG surpasses 1 GW of O&M Contracts

In just over one year, SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) has earned more than 1 GW of operations and maintenance (O&M) contracts worldwide. Since launching its plant-wide O&M services in late 2013, SMA has assumed operational management of 840 MW of PV in North America and 180 MW in Europe, the Middle East and Africa […]

Mobile Brick-and-Mortar Solar Lab: PV training anytime. Anywhere.

It’s not often I get to do an on-site interview, but on a chilly and brilliant day in January, I headed east from Austin on Hwy 71 to visit SolPowerPeople, a local PV solar training organization. Since 2011, SolPowerPeople has offered quality solar training and education in PV systems design, installation, operations and management to […]

NRG Renew to Deliver America’s Largest Solar Solution for a Healthcare Provider

Solar Arrays to Provide as Much as 70 Megawatts of Power for as Many as 170 Sites in California Helping Kaiser Permanente Reach Its Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goal Years Ahead of Schedule NRG Renew LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), the country’s largest independent power producer, has entered into an […]

All Newly Solar Trained Veterans Offered Jobs!

On the same day the first group of veterans in the U.S. Department of Energy’s “Reach for the Sun” solar PV veteran training pilot program graduated at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Vivint Solar extended job offers to all of them. Through the Solar Instructor Training Network (SITN), and with IREC’s expert guidance, the […]

Canadian Solar acquires Solar Power Projects totaling 46 MW in the United Kingdom

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it has acquired six solar power projects totaling 46 MW in the United Kingdom. Four projects totaling 40.5 MW DC are under construction, and are expected to be connected to the grid in March […]

SolarCity Launches First-of-its-Kind Solar Service in Reno, Sparks and Carson City, Nevada

Nation’s #1 rooftop solar power provider can make it possible for Reno-area homeowners to pay as little as $30 per month for solar power SolarCity® (Nasdaq: SCTY) is launching its solar service in Reno, Nevada, for the first time. The nation’s #1 rooftop solar power provider can make it possible for many homeowners in Reno, […]

RGS Energy Expands Solar Installation Capacity with Centrosolar America Partnership

Additional Capacity Addresses RGS Energy’s Large Installation Backlog RGS Energy (NASDAQ:RGSE), one of the nation’s largest and most recognized rooftop installers of solar equipment, has signed a partnership agreement with Centrosolar America, a provider of premium roof-based PV systems, components and turnkey projects. The partnership will expand RGS Energy’s capacity for solar installations on the […]

Three Military Bases Partner with Energy Department to Train Veterans for Solar Jobs

Today, the first class of Marine trainees at Camp Pendleton will graduate from the Energy Department’s solar job training pilot program, which is aimed at preparing service members for careers in the solar industry as solar photovoltaic system installers, sales representatives, system inspectors, and other solar-related opportunities. Camp Pendleton is one of three military bases […]