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Event Focus: SolarVision highlights Asia renewables potential
Southeast Asia is poised for a long-overdue and much-needed boom in solar. [...]
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GRID Alternatives — Project Developer, Community Solar (Location Flexible)
POSITION DESCRIPTION: GRID is seeking an exceptional Project Developer to lead the development of new community solar projects aimed at scaling the organization’s triple bottom line impact of People, Planet, Employment. This role will ensure that all project components and partners come together so that 100kw-10MW solar systems are built on time and budget, and deliver on GRID’s mission. The position will report to the Director of Business & Project Development, and sit on GRID’s Natio [...]
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GRID Alternatives – Commercial Design Engineer (Flexible Location)
POSITION DESCRIPTION: GRID is seeking an experienced commercial solar design engineer to focus on both rooftop and ground-mounted projects in the 25kW-10mW range. The position will play a key role in the development, implementation, and management of commercial scale projects across multiple states. This position will play a critical role in GRID’s effort to scale up our triple bottom line impact through community and multifamily affordable housing solar projects. This position will help achie [...]
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NextEra, Con Ed warn patent dispute could roil US solar sector
Two of America’s biggest solar-farm owners are warning that a patent dispute between panel makers could roil a sector already shaken by President Donald Trump’s import tariffs. [...]
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North Carolina’s solar power output grew 36 percent in 2018
Annual solar energy production in North Carolina jumped 36 percent in 2018, according to the latest government data – firmly placing North Carolina as the No. 2 solar-producing state in the nation. [...]
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Unintended fallout of Trump steel duty: solar manufacturers buying abroad
The Trump administration imposed a tariff on steel imports last year to get companies to buy more American metal. In some ways, the duty has the U.S. solar business doing the exact opposite. [...]
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Bringing reliable power to the people of Supai through solar PV and a microgrid
Reaching the remote Havasupai community of Supai, Arizona is not a journey for the faint of heart. Surrounded entirely by the Grand Canyon, this remote Native American reservation is either an eight-mile hike or mule trek from the closest road, or a helicopter ride to the bottom. [...]
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Solar hybrid microgrid electrifies Tanzania villages
A solar-hybrid mini-grid project is underway in Tanzania. [...]
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Utility-linked group seeks to dismantle net metering in Michigan
Nonprofit advocacy groups linked to DTE Energy are waging a public campaign to significantly reduce the amount customers are paid for their solar power, in line with the utility’s request before Michigan regulators. [...]
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U.S. solar market tops 10 GW in 2018, again
For the third year in a row, the U.S. solar industry installed double-digit gigawatts (GW) of solar PV capacity, with 10.6 GW coming online in 2018, according to the latest statistics from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). [...]
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Solar and wind take the lead in FERC first infrastructure report of 2019
According to an analysis by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), new solar and wind generating capacity has taken the lead over natural gas and all other energy sources for the first month of 2019. [...]
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SunPower releases most efficient residential solar panel on the market
Today SunPower is launching its next generation solar panel called A-series, which boasts 400 or 415 watts, in the United States. A new 400-watt product, Maxeon 3, is available in Europe and Australia. [...]
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Microgrid Energy–Manager Project Analysis Team
Post Date: June 1, 2018 Job Title: Manager Project Analysis Team Location:  Denver, CO To Apply: You can apply online here Summary This position offers an exciting opportunity to build and lead an internal team to support the company as it grows. This individual will work with sales, legal, finance, engineering, and construction to accelerate the sales process, manage risk, develop financial models, and deliver compelling client proposals.  This position supports both the company headquarters [...]
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Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association Becomes Colorado Solar and Storage Association
Expanded mission is a sign that the Colorado energy market is maturing with a focus on a clean energy future Denver, Colorado – March 12, 2019 – The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) is expanding its mission to become the Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA) today. Customers across the state are demanding more from their solar generation. Large scale installations are installing storage to get more MWhs from their projects. Businesses are deploying batte [...]
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Storage system built at world’s biggest solar park
An energy storage system has been installed at the largest single-site solar park in the world. [...]
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Wind-solar pairing cuts equipment costs while ramping up output
A trailblazing wind-solar hybrid project in western Minnesota could be a preview of what’s to come as renewable developers look for new ways to bolster projects. [...]
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Thailand planning massive floating solar power plants on hydropower dam reservoirs
Thailand plans to build the world’s largest floating solar farms to power Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy and to boost the country’s share of clean energy. [...]
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Hanwha Q CELLs files patent infringement case against JinkoSolar, LONGi, and REC Group
On March 4, Hanwha Q CELLS filed a patent infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) against JinkoSolar, LONGi Solar, and REC Group. The company also filed related patent infringement complaints with the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against the same companies. In Germany, Hanwha Q CELLS filed patent infringement complaints with the Regional Court of Düsseldorf against JinkoSolar and REC Group. [...]
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China to sustain solar growth with new plan, Jinko says
China’s plans to loosen its solar subsidy policy will keep growth of the world’s largest market intact, according to the head of JinkoSolar Holding Co., which is increasing production capacity by as much as 20 percent this year. [...]
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FPL announces plans to build four new solar power plants in 2019
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) this week announced plans to build four new solar power plants this year that are expected to begin powering customers in early 2020: [...]
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First Chinese-owned solar PV manufacturing plant opens in the US
This week JinkoSolar held an opening ceremony at its new manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Florida. The facility made headlines when it was announced due to the fact that the Chinese company decided to set up manufacturing in the U.S. in response to solar tariffs that are put on solar cells and modules imported from China. To date, Jinko is the only Chinese-owned solar manufacturer to set up a facility in the U.S. [...]
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UK local authority to produce all electricity from solar
Two large-scale solar farms are set to make Warrington Borough Council the first local authority in the UK to produce all its own electricity from clean energy. [...]
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Top solar EPCs ranked by Wiki-Solar puts First Solar on top
The list of the world’s top solar EPC contractors was released in late February by Wiki-Solar.org. The list ranks the solar developers by number of projects and total installed capacity and reflects about the 30 percent of the market. Wiki-Solar.org says the list shows how the less volatile markets have favored domestic power plant builders. In particular, contractors from India and the US are rising up the ranking. Europeans have, with a few notable exceptions, found it harder to hold their p [...]
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Despite criticism, solar roads remain part of Georgia sustainable highway lab
While solar roads have been criticized as impractical and inefficient, a Georgia foundation says they will continue to be part of its research lab for greener highways. [...]
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