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Why SunEdison’s Bankruptcy Doesn’t Throw Shade on Solar

SunEdison filed for bankruptcy yesterday, following a buying spree that sunk the renewable energy company deep into debt. In its Chapter 11 filing, the company said it had assets of $20.7 billion and liabilities of $16.1 billion, making it the biggest US bankruptcy in more than a year, Bloomberg reports. … Read more »

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REC Solar, Sungevity Partnership Aims to Make Solar More Affordable for Businesses

Upfront solar energy capital investments remain a key barrier for businesses, especially small- and medium-sized firms, that want to go solar. A new partnership between REC Solar and Sungevity aims to address this while helping businesses of all sizes reduce energy costs. “This partnership will afford small and medium businesses … Read more »

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During Drought, Solar Power Shines as a Low-Water Electricity Source

Water crises pose the no. 1 risk for the planet over the next 10 years, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016. This may be a boon for rooftop solar power, which uses significantly less water compared to other types of electricity. California, for example, still experiencing … Read more »

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Wells Fargo Invests $100 Million in Distributed Solar Projects

Wells Fargo subsidiaries plan to invest more than $100 million of tax equity financing in 2013 and 2014 combined to fund US solar photovoltaic distributed generation power projects developed by SunEdison. These new investments build on the relationship that first began between Wells Fargo and SunEdison in 2007. Since then, … Read more »

New Solar Finance Models Set to Replace Government Funding, Report Says

As government-funded financial incentives for solar photovoltaics are reduced in some major markets, price reductions and third-party ownership models will become the key drivers for the PV market for the foreseeable future, according to a report by Pike Research. Solar PV, the dominant form of renewable distributed energy generation, grew at … Read more »

Q-Cells, Solar Trust of America File for Bankruptcy; Serious Energy Sheds Staff

Solar manufacturers Q-Cells and Solar Trust of America have filed for bankruptcy, leaving the fate of a 1,000 MW California solar thermal project in doubt, while green building firm Serious Energy is shedding staff, according to reports. Q-Cells is the fourth major German-owned solar manufacturer to file for bankruptcy since … Read more »

Solar Briefing: L’Oreal, Carmanah, San Diego, Cogenra and Defense Dept.

L’Oreal USA’s North Little Rock, Ark., manufacturing facility’s solar array installation is fully operational. The 13 kW solar array will provide 18,000 kWh of electricity annually, enough to power all of the plant’s outdoor lighting requirements. Carmanah Technologies Corporation has designed, supplied and installed a nominal 250 kW solar rooftop … Read more »

Fleet Briefing: GE-Nissan EV Charging Project, SunEdison, Ford, BASF, Car Sharing

GE and Nissan are launching a two-year collaboration to develop smart charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. The effort will focus on integration of electric vehicles with homes and buildings and on the future impact on the electric grid once millions of EVs are on the road, the companies said. Several … Read more »

Five MA State Facilities to Add Solar

In a move to cut energy budgets at several state facilities, the Massachusetts State Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has signed agreements with Ameresco to design, construct, finance, own, and operate solar power systems on five state facilities.  Under 20-year power purchase agreements (PPAs), the state facilities will receive solar-generated … Read more »

Staples Unveils Largest Solar Power System in MD

Staples has unveiled a 1.5-megawatt (MW) solar power installation at its distribution center in Hagerstown, Maryland. The retailer now hosts more than 2.5MW of solar capacity in the state of Maryland alone, when combined with its recent solar installation at its fulfillment center in Hanover. The 1.5 MW ground installation in … Read more »

AT&T Activates First of Six Solar Power Installations Planned for California

AT&T has activated a 296-kW rooftop solar power installation at its Trade Street site in San Diego, which will generate an estimated 420,000 kWh of energy in its first year of operation. Over 20 years, the solar power installation will generate more than 7.7 million kWh of energy, and is … Read more »

Colleges Add Solar Power

From the east to the west coast, colleges and universities are either adding or expanding their solar power portfolios, helping them to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. A few of the latest additions include Cal State San Bernardino and the University of Delaware. Cal State San Bernardino is adding a … Read more »