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Solar PV Was Fastest Growing Energy Source in the World in 2016
The International Energy Agency (IEA) today said that China, India and the U.S. will account for two-thirds of global renewable energy expansion over the next five years. [...]
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Saudi Arabia Gets Cheapest Bids for Solar Power in Auction
Saudi Arabia received offers to supply solar electricity for the cheapest prices ever recorded, marking the start of a $50 billion program to diversify the oil producer’s domestic energy supplies away from fossil fuels. [...]
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Sunnova Works to Restore Solar Systems, Build Up Resilient Grid in Puerto Rico
Houston-based Sunnova Energy Corp. yesterday said that it is working to send energy storage systems to Puerto Rico as part of an effort to solve the immediate needs of Puerto Rican solar customers and to create a more resilient, long-term power service for the island’s energy infrastructure.   [...]
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Less Coal and More Solar Proposed in Xcel Agreement
A proposal that would lead to the closing of two Pueblo coal plants a decade earlier than planned is before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, after COSEIA joined with 13 other groups and Xcel Energy asking that the plan be considered. If approved, it could lead to $2.5 billion in clean energy investments in rural Colorado and up to 700 megawatts more solar energy. COSEIA had extensive discussions with members about the proposal because the plan is to pay for the early coal plant retire [...]
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Solar Development in the US and China in the Shadow of Suniva’s Section 201 Trade Case
As Renewable Energy World has meticulously documented since Suniva, Inc. filed its case with the International Trade Commission (ITC) in April 2017 alleging that imports of solar cells and modules from overseas manufacturers (primarily China) had resulted in serious harm to U.S. domestic manufacturers, the Section 201 trade case has roiled the solar industry in the US and China. [...]
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COSEIA Speaks Out on Solar Trade Case
Click Here for COSEIA Executive Director Rebecca Cantwell’s Op-Ed on the Suniva Case Today’s  ruling  by the International Trade Commission threatens to put the brakes on the vibrant growth of Colorado’s solar industry, and to make it harder for Coloradans to go solar. COSEIA will continue to work hard with partners around the nation to ensure that trade protections are not imposed that will hinder our progress. The growth of our industry has been dramatic in recent years, [...]
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This Pathway is the Best Opportunity for Corporate Utility-scale Solar PV Procurement
Corporate procurement of utility-scale solar PV is on the rise, but there’s opportunity for corporations to leverage recent market developments and deploy even more. [...]
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O3 Energy Seeks Solar Projects to Finance; Launches Channel Partners Program
On Tuesday, September 26, Dallas-based energy solutions provider O3 energy announced the launch of its new O3 Channel Partners, which opens up financing to qualified solar projects in North America. The company has historically acted as a late stage developer offering Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for commercial and industrial clients scattered across the country. The channel partner program provides development and construction partners with the opportunity to obtain the resources and f [...]
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3@3 on Solar PV: Trade Case Injuries
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EcoMark Solar Junior Installer Position
Post Date: July 27, 2017 Job Title: Junior Installer Location:  Denver Metro To Apply: Please Complete This Online Application  Overview: The Junior Installer is an entry level position that reports to the Crew Lead. Some construction experience is preferred. Responsibilities The Junior Installer is an entry level position that reports to the Crew Lead. Some construction experience is preferred. Assists with the installation of residential rooftop PV solar systems, which includes: Workin [...]
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EcoMark Solar Advocate Position
Post Date: July 27, 2017 Job Title: Solar Advocate Location:  Denver Metro, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins To Apply: Please Complete This Online Application This is a DOOR-TO-DOOR SALES AND MARKETING POSITION As a Solar Advocate, you will explain the benefits of solar to homeowners. Your goal is to sign up homeowners for a free in-home solar consultation. No experience necessary. Paid training for ALL qualified candidates. Passion for renewable energy and a positive attitude is required! Rap [...]
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Imposing Solar Tariffs May Cost US Taxpayers $1.23 Billion
Imposing tariffs on solar components imported into the U.S. will drive up prices for solar developers. It could also cost U.S. taxpayers as much as $1.23 billion.   [...]
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EcoMark Solar LICENSED ELECTRICIAN-RESIDENTIAL WIREMAN (RW)
Post Date: July 27, 2017 Job Title: LICENSED ELECTRICIAN-RESIDENTIAL WIREMAN (RW) Location:  Denver Metro To Apply: To apply, please send your resume to *protected email* Overview: EcoMark Solar is proud to accelerate the adoption of clean, domestic solar energy and we are looking for talented, licensed Residential Wiremen to support our team. Job Duties You will be working with a solar installation crew to install residential solar panel systems. Start your career in a booming industry toda [...]
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EcoMark Solar Experienced Solar Installer
Post Date: July 27, 2017 Job Title: Experienced Solar Installer Location:  Denver Metro To Apply: Please Complete This Online Application  Overview: The Senior Installer is a member of an installation crew that reports to the Crew Lead. Previous solar installation experience is required. Responsibilities Includes all responsibilities of the Junior Installer. Installation of residential rooftop and ground mounted PV solar systems, which includes: Working at heights of 20 feet off the gr [...]
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EcoMark Solar Outside Solar Sales Consultant
Post Date: July 27, 2017 Job Title: Outside Solar Sales Consultant Location:  Denver Metro, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins To Apply: To apply, please send your resume to *protected email* Overview: We are seeking sales professionals who are looking for an opportunity to make a great income by selling a great product. If you are passionate about the environment and improving your quality of life while working at a company that gives you an exceptional earning potential, we are looking for you [...]
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Former US Defense Energy Professionals Urge ITC to Consider Energy Security in Solar Trade Case
In a letter today to U.S. International Trade Commission Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein, a group of veterans and former defense energy professionals urged the ITC to consider carefully U.S. Department of Defense energy security and resiliency efforts before making a decision this week in the Suniva/SolarWorld trade case. [...]
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International Trade Commission Rules on the Section 201 Solar Trade Case
On September 22, 2017, the International Trade Commission is set to make a decision on an important case for the solar industry. I talked with Bracewell Policy Resolution Group Energy Expert, Frank Maisano who is also a spokesperson for the Energy Trade Action Coalition about the possible outcomes of the case.  [...]
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Notes from the Solar Underground: From Idea through to the End, the Lifecycle of a Trend
There are few original ideas for new technologies, products and/or services. Most of what is termed new is a mutation of an idea, which itself is a mutation of an idea all the way back to the original discovery or light bulb moment. Basically, there is not much that is new, or, put another way, that deserves to be called new.  [...]
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Meet the Smart Digital Energy Solution That Could Blow Up Solar Coins
The winning team of the Smart Energy Hackathon in Bangkok last week developed a new smart digital energy solution for claiming solar coins. [...]
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Why Solar SCADA is Taking Center Stage in Grid Modernization
While solar monitoring is not new, solar supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), with the emphasis on the "supervisory control" function is much less common today. [...]
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How to Drive Down Solar Prices in Today’s Market
With soft costs making up the highest percentage of solar costs, how can the market affect the soft cost segment? [...]
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Why Cities of the Global South Need Solar
In a report released yesterday, the World Resources Institute recommended solutions that urban centers of the global south can focus on to improve energy access for under-served residents. [...]
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A Ribbon Cutting and a Sneak Peek — The Latest from Solar Decathlon 2017 Teams
Here are a couple of updates on teams competing in this year's Solar Decathlon in Denver in October. [...]
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NREL, Swiss Scientists Power Past Solar Efficiency Records
Collaboration between researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) shows the high potential of silicon-based multijunction solar cells. [...]
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