These Awards Aim to Help Lower the Cost of Solar Electricity
December 24, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced over $13 million for five projects to strengthen domestic solar manufacturing and speed commercialization of efficient, affordable photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies.Read More
Report Also Says a Renewed Global Focus on Energy Efficiency Is Taking Hold
December 6, 2013
Renewable energy sources could account for nearly half of the increase in global power generation through 2035, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2013 edition of the World Energy Outlook. Solar energy and wind energy could make up 45 percent of that expansion in renewables.
Financing Tailored for New and Existing Direct Energy Customers
September 24, 2013
Direct Energy and SolarCity have established a broad agreement to provide solar electricity directly to businesses. The two companies have created a dedicated investment fund capable of financing up to $124 million in solar projects for Direct Energy’s commercial and industrial (C&I) customers.
Acquisition Will Help Solar Universe Drive Growth in New Franchise Markets
September 19, 2013
Solar Universe, a leader in solar franchising, announced that it has acquired Gen110, a leading distributed electricity company. Solar Universe said the acquisition will enable it to utilize the sales capabilities developed by Gen110, providing more opportunities to reach a wider range of customers.
First Solar Said the Projects Are Competitively Positioned in Their Respective Markets
August 27, 2013
First Solar Inc. announced that it has acquired U.S. and Mexico development assets from Element Power. The 1.5 GW acquired includes geographically diverse projects in various stages of development. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Read More
Lower Prices, Favorable Policies Lead to More Solar and Wind Power
August 20, 2013
The United States used more electricity from solar and wind energy sources in 2012 than in the previous year, according to the new annual analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).
Solar Accounts for Nearly Half of Electric Capacity Installed in US in Q1
July 15, 2013
A report released by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) found the U.S. installed 723 MW of solar energy in Q1 2013, which accounted for more than 48 percent of all new electric capacity installed in the U.S. last quarter.
Solar Rollout Positions Walgreens as Leading Retailer in Number of Solar Installations
July 5, 2013
Walgreens, together with Chicago-based solar developer SoCore Energy, announced they will build more than 200 new solar installations at Walgreens drugstores throughout California, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.
SolarCity Program Enables Home Builders to Offer Solar with No Upfront Costs
June 20, 2013
SolarCity has announced the launch of a zero-down solar financing program for the home building industry. Home builders now have the opportunity to offer solar in their new residential communities without incurring any upfront costs.
United States Will Emerge as the World’s Second-Largest Market
June 17, 2013
The solar photovoltaic (PV) market is poised to rise from its 2011 manufacturing crisis to grow to $155 billion in 2018, as market forces engineer a turnaround to a healthy 10.5 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), according to Lux Research.