Recent Solar

NRG Energy Acquires Its First Public Solar Facility in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Four Megawatt Spanish Town Estate Solar project to decrease St. Croix’s dependence on fossil fuel imports NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), one of the largest solar companies in the U.S., today announced the acquisition of the 4 megawatt (MW ac) Spanish Town Estate Solar project on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands […]

Solarcentury joins Community Energy England

Solarcentury is now a member of Community Energy England, a not for profit organisation representing community projects and energy co-operatives. Founded in May 2014, CEE works to create the conditions within which the community energy sector can rapidly scale and grow in the UK. Wolf Dietrich, of the Ground-Mount Team at Solarcentury said, “We are […]

Levi’s Stadium Inspires New Look at Clean Energy

As a California resident and as the Regional President for NRG Energy in the West, I enjoy living in a place that embraces technology and transformation of the energy landscape. In accelerating the race toward a clean energy future, NRG understands that in order to succeed, we must partner with those who share our vision. […]

Yingli Green Energy to Supply 3 MWs of PV Modules to Distributed Generation Demonstration Project in Hubei Province, China

Solar Energy System to Power Major Regional Logistics Center Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (“PV”) module manufacturer in the world, known as “Yingli Solar,” today announced that it will supply 3 MWs of PV modules to a demonstration project for distributed […]

First Ab Initio Method for Characterizing Hot Carriers Could Hold the Key to Future Solar Cell Efficiencies

One of the major road blocks to the design and development of new, more efficient solar cells may have been cleared. Researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed the first ab initio method – meaning a theoretical model free of adjustable or empirical parameters – for characterizing the properties of “hot […]

SolarCity and K. Hovnanian® Homes® to Offer Solar Power on Hundreds of Arizona Homes

Arizonans can Reduce their Electric Bills for no Upfront Cost K. Hovnanian® Homes® a leading national homebuilder, is offering solar power options for two new communities in Peoria, Ariz. through a partnership with SolarCity. SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY), the nation’s largest solar power provider, will make it possible for many homebuyers at Fusion at The Meadows […]

Federal Government Forecasts Big Gains for Solar Energy

A new report issued today by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts that most new electric generation capacity in the United States through 2040 will come from natural gas and renewable energy. Of the 83 gigawatts (GW) of renewable capacity additions being forecast, nearly half is expected to come from photovoltaic (PV) systems. After reviewing […]

JinkoSolar Signs RMB1 Billion Strategic Financing Agreement with China Minsheng Bank

JinkoSolar Signs RMB1 Billion Strategic Financing Agreement with China Minsheng Bank-First RMB88.8 million Loan for 20MW distributed PV Project in Zhejiang JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that it has entered into a five-year RMB1 billion strategic financing agreement with China […]

Canadian Solar Responds to WTO Ruling Against US Photovoltaic Import Duties

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today released this statement on behalf of Thomas Koerner, General Manager of the Company’s America’s division, in response to the World Trade Organizations (“WTO’s”) ruling against the United States’ imposition of import duties against certain photovoltaic products. […]

NBA Legend Bill Walton Joins NRG Home Solar Team

NRG Home Solar, one of the country’s leading residential solar companies, has announced that NBA legend Bill Walton has signed-on as the voice of the company’s home solar solutions. “I am honored to be joining the NRG Home Solar team as we work to spread the exciting and important message about the benefits of solar […]