SolarCity Corporation announced it has created a new fund, with a large financial institution, to finance $400 million in solar projects.
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JA Solar Holdings Co., a Chinese solar manufacturer, and Essel Infraprojects Ltd. plan to begin construction of a 500-megawatt solar-cell factory in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh in December, followed later by a module plant of a similar size.
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In response to Gov. Rick Snyder's (R-Mich.) announcement today, pledging compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), released the following statement:
Verengo Solar celebrated its ongoing partnership with GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles (GLA) at the recent ceremonies marking GLA's new LA Solar Program and its new warehouse headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. Since 2007 GLA has done over 900 installs of solar electric systems for low-income families in Southern California. This year, with the April launch of GLA's LA Solar Program, more than twenty families living in underserved communities in the city of Los Angeles have now been able to participate in GRID's program.
With the clock running out on its 2014 session, the Massachusetts Legislature has agreed to a short term fix to address the bottleneck of solar projects across the Commonwealth by immediately raising the cap on net metering.
In a move expected to spur solar heating and cooling (SHC) deployment across the state, the Massachusetts Legislature has approved SB 2214 and sent it to Governor Deval Patrick for his signature. This important legislation will allow renewable thermal technologies, including SHC, to be eligible for alternative energy credits under the Massachusetts Alternative Portfolio Standard (APS).
With two days left in the legislative session, National Grid, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE), the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC), the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) and Environment Massachusetts are asking the House Ways and Means Committee to quickly release consensus language on House Bill 4185, a landmark compromise that provides a stable and cost-effective policy solution to support solar energy in Massachusetts. Last week, this broad coalition of stakeholders agreed upon language that
Taking part in a national “listening tour” conducted by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today urged states to turn to solar energy to help meet new carbon pollution targets.
In a move condemned by many solar companies in Arizona, the state’s largest utility, APS, has announced that it will begin installing rooftop solar on customers’ homes. After learning of the news, Ken Johnson, vice president of communications for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), issued the following statement:
O2 emc, an independent power producer based in North Carolina, hosted an Early Construction Tour of its 20-megawatt solar project, Montgomery Solar Farm, in Biscoe, North Carolina. U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) spoke in favor of renewable energy at the event, along with Republican State Senators Jerry Tillman and Stan Bingham.
American energy services company ConEdison Solutions and solar technology and services provider SunPower have launched a solar power system lease program in New York State.
SunPower Corp. rebounded from its first quarterly loss in two years as the second-largest U.S. solar-panel maker shifted its power-plant strategy.
Princeton, N.J.-based NRG Energy Inc. has completed a 1 MW community solar project in Freetown, Mass.