Recent Solar

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 […]

LDK Solar Announces Closure of U.S. Chapter 15 and Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Proceedings

LDK Solar CO., Ltd. in provisional liquidation (“LDK Solar”, OTC Pink: LDKYQ) today announced that, on February 18, 2015, Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware entered final decrees closing LDK Solar’s Chapter 15 bankruptcy proceeding as well as the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings of three of […]

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 […]

Testing at NREL Aids Solar Power in Hawaii

Utility poised to double solar rooftop capacity based on tests of inverter reliability Inverter load rejection overvoltage (LRO) tests completed by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory as part of a cooperative research agreement with SolarCity have proven so successful that a testing partner, Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO), has proposed to double its hosting […]

NREL Takes First In-Depth Look at Solar Project Completion Timelines

Report examines new data to show how long the PV interconnection process takes in the U.S. The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has gathered and analyzed data for more than 30,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) installations across the United States to better understand how interconnection regulations align with actual project completion timelines. The findings […]