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  • Rhode Island aims for 100% renewables by 2030 January 17, 2020
    The rapidly growing group of states looking to thwart climate change by adopting 100% renewable energy policies has a new member. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed an executive order today establishing the goal of meeting all of the state’s electricity needs with renewable energy by 2030. The state’s Office of Energy Resources is now… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Sunmodo solar racking added to Sunnova’s approved vendor list January 17, 2020
    SunModo, a solar racking manufacturer, announced Sunnova Energy International Inc., a U.S. residential solar and storage service provider, has added SunModo to Sunnova’s exclusive Approved Vendor List. Through this new partnership, Sunnova’s network of local installers can now offer its residential customers across the United States SunModo’s solar mounting and racking systems. “This new relationship… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • Mass-produced bifacial solar modules from Jinko reach 22.49% efficiency January 17, 2020
    JinkoSolar announced that the maximum conversion efficiency of its bifacial solar modules reached 22.49%, breaking the previous bifacial module world record and setting a new industry standard for efficiency of mass produced solar cells. These results were verified during testing conducted by TÜV Rheinland. Individual bifacial cells from LONGi have reached 24.06% efficiency, and bifacial… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • Sunnova enters Colorado and New Hampshire, brings storage to South Carolina January 17, 2020
    Sunnova Energy International announced it has entered Colorado and New Hampshire, bringing a broad array of product offerings to both states. Sunnova also announced the expansion of its Sunnova SunSafe solar + battery storage system offering into the state of South Carolina, making the Palmetto State the 16th market where Sunnova now offers SunSafe. “We… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • AE Solar will showcase its “hot-spot-free” solar module at Intersolar NA January 17, 2020
    German solar panel manufacturer AE Solar will showcase what it claims is the world’s first “smart hot-spot-free” solar module at Intersolar North America next month. The hot-spot-free solar module developed by the company uses bypass diodes between each cell to avoid shading consequences. Available between 260 W and 385 W, the company claims the AE… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • The Center for Biological Diversity sues Trump administration for suppressing clean energy grid study results January 16, 2020
    The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today for failing to release documents about a $1.5 million study that examined how grid improvements can bolster renewable energy access. Today’s lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., challenges the Department of Energy’s suppression of information about the Interconnections Seam Study prepared by… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • New guide outlines ways to include low-income customers in utility solar programs January 16, 2020
    Low-income solar rights advocates released “Principles and Recommendations for Utility Participation in Solar Programs for Low-Income Customers” as part of an ongoing campaign to ensure that local, clean, affordable solar energy is available to everyone, regardless of their income level or housing type. “Clean energy should be for everyone, and with a few strategic shifts,… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Unirac strikes deal to license Solar Stack’s ballast-free, zero penetration roof mount January 15, 2020
    Unirac, a North American solar PV mounting manufacturer, and Solar Stack, a Florida-based manufacturer of the non-ballast, non-penetrating solar mounting solution, have announced an exclusive global license deal for the Solar Stack product. With the signing of this technology deal, the two companies are poised to expand on the momentum set by the founders of… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • Everybody Solar donates solar array to Boise Bicycle Project January 15, 2020
    On January 31, Boise Bicycle Project (BBP) will celebrate the recent installation of a 5.6-kW roof provided by nonprofit Everybody Solar, in partnership with Clenara and Empowered Solar. The new solar panels — donated by Clenara and installed by Empowered Solar — will save BBP an average of $1,100 annually. With significantly lower overhead costs,… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • U.S. and China sign Phase 1 trade agreement January 15, 2020
    China and the United States have signed a Phase 1 trade deal that signals a rollback in the back-and-forth tariffs between the countries, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Solar inverters are part of the $200 billion of Chinese imported goods tariffed at 10% that started in September 2018. Trump threatened to raise those… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener