Recent Solar

Duke Energy Renewables teams with Green Charge to offer energy storage for commercial solar customers

Increases customer savings in markets such as California and Hawaii – With this agreement, Duke Energy Renewables has created a suite of onsite energy solutions for commercial customers Duke Energy Renewables is increasing savings for commercial solar customers through an alliance with Green Charge Networks, the country’s largest provider of commercial energy storage for retail, […]

Canadian Solar secures JPY 12.0 Billion Credit Facility from Deutsche Bank

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it has signed a financing agreement pursuant to which Deutsche Bank AG, Tokyo Branch has agreed to provide a JPY12.0 billion ($97.2 million) senior non-recourse project finance credit facility to Canadian Solar for the […]

Despite Advocating for Energy Transition, EC Slows Advance of Solar PV

EU Minimum Import Pricing (MIP) raises costs of importing Chinese solar PV modules These anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures were set to expire today European Commission (EC) has launched a review of the measures, which could last up to 15 months EC could have taken the decision to not launch investigation and allow the measures to […]

Canadian Solar secures GBP 19.2 Million Term Loan from RBS

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced it has signed a financing agreement pursuant to which Royal Bank of Scotland (“RBS”) has agreed to provide a GBP19.2 million ($29.0 million) term loan to Canadian Solar for the construction of seven solar power […]

PG&E Chooses 100 Percent Solar Power for its Nearly 100 Operations Service Centers in Northern and Central California

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that all of its operations service centers—nearly 100 facilities in Northern and Central California—will be 100 percent powered by solar energy through the utility’s Solar Choice program. Available in early 2016, the new program will give customers the option to purchase 50 or 100 percent of their […]

NREL Research Advances Understanding of Photoelectrodes

Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a new probe that could lead to a better photoelectrochemical cell. A paper on the discovery, “Semiconductor interfacial carrier dynamics via photoinduced electric fields,” was published in Science Magazine. Ye Yang and Jing Gu are lead authors of the paper. NREL colleagues, James […]

SunEdison Starts Construction On 4.5 Megawatt Solar Farm In Dighton, Mass.

Housing authority expects to save $14 million over the next 20 years SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE), the largest global renewable energy development company, today announced that it has started construction on a 4.5 megawatt (MW) DC solar project in Dighton, Mass. for the Brockton Housing Authority. The housing authority, which serves around 7,000 low and very […]

SunEdison, TerraForm Global, And Renova Energia Terminate Previously Announced Transactions

$250 million securities purchase agreement with Light Energia S.A. to acquire 16 percent stake in Renova terminated $4 billion backlog agreement to acquire up to 2.7 gigawatts of renewable projects terminated SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the largest global renewable energy development company, terminated the securities purchase agreement with Light S.A. to acquire an approximate 16 […]

Acciona will supply Google’s Datacenter in Chile with 100% Renewable Energy

The electricity will come from the photovoltaic plant ‘El Romero Solar’, currently under construction. ACCIONA Energía and Google have entered into a deal to supply Google’s datacenter in Chile with 100% renewable energy. The supply will come from the photovoltaic plant ‘El Romero Solar’ that ACCIONA is building in the Atacama Region and that will […]

New report finds more American businesses are installing solar than ever before

Growth in the use of solar energy has surged 183 percent among America’s top companies in the four years since the first Solar Means Business report was published. The study released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) also shows a 59 percent growth in solar installations since just last year. For the fourth […]