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Illinois Energy Law Lures Northeast Commercial-Industrial Solar Developer
A major developer of large-scale solar in the Northeast is launching operations in Illinois, expecting the state’s new energy law to jumpstart the industry in a way similar to what happened in the company’s home state of Massachusetts. [...]
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Trump's China Tariffs May Deal Solar a Second Tariff Blow
Buried as an obscure-sounding item in a 10-page Trump administration list of Chinese products that are set to be taxed at an additional 25 percent are some solar equipment that, if ultimately included, could affect the renewables industry. [...]
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Solar in the US Midwest Will Deliver Sustainable Power for Crypto Mining
Vancouver, B.C.-based solar developer Solar Alliance Energy Inc. yesterday said it is moving forward with plans to create solar-powered cryptocurrency mining facilities, with the first to be built in Illinois. [...]
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A Solar Market Insight for Intersolar Europe
The advancement of solar power in the global energy mix is demanding and launching diverse affiliated products and services that will help the sector develop. Those products and services will be highlighted at Intersolar Europe in Munich next week. [...]
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Morocco’s Noor-Midelt Hybrid Solar Complex Wins $125M in Financing
Morocco’s plans for its second concentrated solar power (CSP) complex is moving forward with a new round of financing worth US$125 million from The World Bank. [...]
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China’s Domination of the PV Industry: Veni, Vidi, Vici
There is no doubt that in terms of solar, China came, it saw, it conquered. Now, a hiccup in either China’s production of PV cells and modules or in its deployment of PV systems would ricochet around the global PV industry. [...]
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US Power Africa Initiative Backs $1BN of Solar, Wind Projects
With financial backing from the U.S. government, an Israeli solar developer Gigawatt Global Cooperatief UA signed a deal with the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States to build $1 billion of renewable energy projects in the region. [...]
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Solar Competition Is Putting $3 Million Behind Innovation in Manufacturing
The U.S. Department of Energy yesterday launched the American-Made Solar Prize competition with a focus on supporting innovative ideas for solar industry manufacturing. [...]
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Solar Companies Prep for Intersolar 2018
New solar products and solutions, plus training and education, on deck for solar industry participants at solar tradeshows in Europe and California. [...]
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Amazon’s Onsite Solar Just Went Up a Notch
Amazon today said it has completed another solar installation in its growing portfolio of onsite rooftop solar projects. The 1.1 MW installation on Amazon’s North Las Vegas fulfillment center in Nevada represents the company’s 17th completed rooftop solar project in the U.S. over the past 14 months.  [...]
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Should New Solar Investors Worry About Tax Credit Recapture? Not So Much.
New sponsors/investors often ask whether a solar investment tax credit (“ITC”) can be clawed back. This is important because these investors are often asked to backstop the ITC. The short answer is that the “unvested” portion of the credit can be clawed back where the project is sold or turned off permanently. The real risk, however, is whether the ITC was miscalculated. Let us first set the stage. [...]
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Hanwha Q CELLS to Build Solar PV Manufacturing Facility in US
South Korea-based Hanwha Q CELLS Korea Corp. today said it will begin building a solar module manufacturing facility in the U.S. this year. [...]
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Nevada Utility Is Putting $2 Billion into Solar Power and Storage
Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary NV Energy is planning to invest $2 billion on solar power from six new projects in Nevada representing 1 GW of capacity. [...]
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As More Solar and Wind Come onto the Grid, Prices Go Down But New Questions Come Up
Wind and solar energy are growing rapidly in the U.S. As these energy sources become a bigger part of the electricity mix, their growth raises new questions: How do solar and wind influence energy prices?  [...]
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Loans Worth $40 Million Will Spur First Utility-Scale Solar for Indonesia
New private financing from the Asian Development Bank will support the development of Indonesia’s first utility-scale solar PV plants. [...]
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China, India Lead Global Solar Power Expansion
India and China are driving a rapid global expansion in large-scale, solar power developments as the cost of building new projects falls, according to an analysis by Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. [...]
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Why California’s Rooftop Mandate Isn’t Good Enough for Some Solar Enthusiasts
You might expect the debate over California's new rooftop solar mandate to pit two well-defined camps against each other. But there are more than two sides. [...]
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Home Finance Options are Adapting to Meet California’s Solar Landscape
As California continues to push aggressive policies for the advancement of solar deployment in the state, options for homebuyers to finance solar also are growing to meet their needs. [...]
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Inside Renewable Energy: Taking a Stake in Energy Storage — What to Expect from Today’s Business Strategies
In this episode, Ron DiFelice of Energy Intelligence Partners puts the challenges and opportunities of entering the energy storage market into perspective for businesses interested in everything from energy markets to big solar plus storage pairings. [...]
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Solar PV Manufacturer Completes 1-MW Microgrid in India
Solar PV manufacturer Central Electronics Ltd. in Uttar Pradesh, India, has commissioned India’s first 1-MW microgrid featuring a CPS-1000 inverter from Burlington, Vt.-based Dynapower. [...]
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To Save Coal Jobs, Trump Should Train Coal Workers to Perform Energy Audits, Install Solar and Maintain Wind Farms
A recent report by the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI), established by former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and the National Association of State Energy Officials confirms that the energy sector as a whole grew 2 percent last year, which is .3 percent more than the national job growth percentage of 1.7 percent. [...]
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Women Volunteers Install Solar Panels for Family in San Diego
A group of all-women volunteers showed up at the home of a City Heights (San Diego) family to install solar panels for free. And it couldn't have come at a better time for the family. KUSI's Elizabeth Alvarez explains why this was a win/win for both the volunteers and the homeowner. [...]
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Illinois Strikes Path To Midwest Solar Leadership
Two years ago, Illinois legislators passed the Future Energy Jobs Act in an effort to transition the state from its fossil-fueled industrial past into a future where solar and wind created jobs, cleaned the environment and saved electric ratepayers money. [...]
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China’s Solar PV Market to Usher in First Negative Growth in New Installed Capacity
It has almost become a foregone conclusion that China’s solar PV market will see its first year of negative growth in new installed capacity in 2018.  [...]
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