Recent Solar

Canadian Solar Provides Update on its Japanese Utility-Scale Pipeline

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today provided an update on the status of its Japanese pipeline to clarify its position in light of recent announcements by Kyushu Electric Power (Kyushu), to temporarily suspend grid connection approval pending evaluation of their respective grid […]

Governor Brown signs AB 2188 making CA the first state to mandate Solar Permitting

California made history yesterday when Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2188 (Muratsuchi), making California the first state in the country to mandate a standardized, streamlined solar permitting practice statewide. Key elements of AB 2188: Every city and county in the state of California is required to adopt a simplified permitting procedure for residential rooftop solar […]

Canadian Solar Completes the Sale of Three Solar Power Plants to TransCanada

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., has closed the sale of three solar power plants, William Rutley, Liskeard 3 and Liskeard 4, totaling 30 MW AC and valued at over C$180 million […]

NRG Energy Acquires Pure Energies Group, Adding Stronger Online Platform for Customer Access to NRG’s Rapidly Expanding Residential Solar Business

Pure Energies builds on recent acquisitions to empower customers to go solar in an easy and streamlined way NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) has acquired Pure Energies Group, Inc. (Pure Energies), a residential solar industry leader in the critical area of web-based customer acquisition. Pure Energies completes the residential solar capabilities NRG has been working to […]

SunEdison, EBRD, and OPIC close $150 Million Project financing arrangement for one of the largest Solar Power Plants in Jordan

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced the closing of a $50 million debt financing arrangement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). The debt proceeds will be used to finance the construction of a […]

SEIA Applauds Initiative to Expand Solar on NYC Schools

Calling it an “important step forward,” the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is applauding a new initiative announced by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to install more than 6,000 kilowatts (kW) of solar power on public schools across the city. “This strong commitment from Mayor de Blasio represents an important step forward in […]

A Cost-effective Energy Transition requires streamlines Regulation

PV GRID and REserviceS, two projects in which the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) has been actively involved, have presented outstanding results during their respective final events on 29 and 30 September in Brussels. Opportunities and solutions for large-scale deployment of renewables, such as solar photovoltaics (PV), have been identified and discussed with over 150 […]

NRG Residential Solutions Offers Goal Zero Portable Solar Products to New Customers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Recent Acquisition of Goal Zero Means Portable Power for Customers Who Sign Up with NRG Residential Solutions Philadelphia based electricity retail supplier NRG Residential Solutions customers can take the power of the sun with them anywhere thanks to a first of its kind offer. Now, when residents of Pennsylvania and New Jersey sign up for […]

How solar energy could be the largest source of electricity by mid-century

The sun could be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050, ahead of fossil fuels, wind, hydro and nuclear, according to a pair of reports issued today by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The two IEA technology roadmaps show how solar photovoltaic (PV) systems could generate up to 16% of the world’s electricity by […]

Trina Solar Announces Shipment of 11.7 MW Modules to Customers’ Solar Projects in Turkey and Ecuador

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a global leader in photovoltaic (“PV”) modules, solutions, and services, today announced it was selected to supply 11.7 MW of modules to customers’ ground-mounted solar PV plants in the emerging solar markets of Turkey and Ecuador. The agreements demonstrate the company’s ongoing progress in executing […]