Recent Solar

Industry-backed Best Practices Guides Aim to Lower Financing Costs for Solar Energy Systems

The Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group has released new best practices guidelines for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, with the goal of increasing investor confidence in the long-term viability of PV systems. The guides – SAPC Best Practices in PV System InstallationPDF and SAPC Best Practices in PV Operations and MaintenancePDF – were […]

RGS Energy reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results 2014

RGS Energy (NASDAQ:RGSE), one of the nation’s largest and most recognized rooftop installers of solar equipment, has reported results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. The company also filed today its Annual Report on Form 10-K. Restructuring, Business Climate and Impact on 4th Quarter Results As previously announced, RGS made the strategic […]

Canadian Solar completes the acquisition of Recurrent Energy from Sharp Corporation

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Recurrent Energy, LLC (“Recurrent”), a leading North American solar energy developer, from Sharp Corporation. The transaction was supported by Export Development Canada (EDC)’s issuance of Performance Security Guarantee […]

Solar celebrations for Solarcentury as it connects 225MWp this ROC year

Connects all solar farms before government support for large-scale solar is withdrawn from April 2015 After a very busy period for Solarcentury’s large-scale solar team, Solarcentury people are today celebrating as the last of the solar farms the company is building under the 1.4ROC regime was connected to the grid. This brings the total installed […]

AWEA & SEIA: Wind and solar industries release handbook to help states use low-cost, reliable renewable energy for compliance with EPA’s Clean Power Plan

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) have jointly published a handbook for states detailing how to incorporate renewable energy into state plans to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, the proposed regulation to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants. “Wind energy already cuts power […]

Canadian Solar completes the Sale of Goldlight Solar Power Plant to DIF

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced the sale of the 10 MW AC GoldLight (“GoldLight”) solar power plant to an affiliate of DIF Infrastructure III (“DIF”). This solar power plant is valued at over CAD$68 million (US$54 million) and uses approximately […]

SolarCity Expects to Hire 300 New Employees with Roseville Office Expansion

Nation’s largest solar employer moving into larger Roseville office, looking for motivated sales professionals SolarCity (NASDAQ: SolarCity), the nation’s #1 solar provider, today announced its move into a vast new Roseville, California office to accommodate its growing local staff. The company currently employs more than 450 in sales, project management, marketing, design and IT roles […]

Solar Industry Applauds Passage of Historic Legislation in Georgia

In what’s considered an important victory for property rights supporters, the Georgia Senate has given final legislative approval to legislation which will make it easier and more affordable for homeowners, businesses, churches, schools, non-profits, military facilities, and police and fire departments to install rooftop solar systems. Previously approved by Georgia’s House of Representatives, the Solar […]

Europe’s solar market falls over 30 percent in 2014 as global solar installations continue to grow

The global solar market grew slightly in 2014 to about 40 GW, while Europe only installed around 7 GW of solar. The UK market was the only bright spot, increasing installations over 50 percent to more than 2 GW. The 10th annual Market Workshop of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) announced that about 40 […]

Tenaska Expands Presence in Solar Development Industry, Pursues Distributed Generation Investment Strategy

Hemig Tapped to Manage Portfolio Including Soltage, Suncrest Solar Tenaska has selected Tim Hemig to serve as managing director of distributed solar investments for the company. Hemig will lead the company’s efforts to build on its success in renewable energy development with its recent investments in distributed solar electric generation companies Soltage, LLC and Suncrest […]