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Solar in USA: California Will Spend $1 Billion on Low-income, Multifamily Solar

California is ready to spend $1 billion over the next decade on rooftop solar installation for low-income residents. In December, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved the creation of the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program. Funded by the statewide greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program, it will provide $100 million in annual solar installation […]

Solar in USA: Tesla’s New York Gigafactory Kicks Off Solar Roof Production

Photovoltaic glass shingles produce electricity from the sun Tesla built factory in Buffalo with help from New York State Tesla Inc. has kicked off production of its long-awaited electricity-producing shingles that Elon Musk says will transform the rooftop solar industry. Manufacturing of the photovoltaic glass tiles began last month at a factory in Buffalo built with […]

French Utility EDF Renewable Energy invests in San Diego based Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) start-up Nuvve

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has completed a Series A investment in San Diego-based Nuvve Corporation (Nuvve), a start-up working on Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology. The investment and partnership with Nuvve is part of EDF Renewable Energy’s strategic growth in the distributed electricity and storage market. EDF RE joins Nuvve with Toyota Tsusho in the Series […]

New NX Drive Energy Storage System by NEXTracker

NX Drive™ by NEXTracker is the most flexible and reliable energy storage system (ESS) on the market today, providing best-in-class safety features for the toughest environmental conditions. Designed for utilities, developers and energy partners, NX Drive supports multiple battery technologies and provides unprecedented configurability for a wide range of storage applications, project sizes and future […]

Solar Trade War: ITC suggests Trump impose up to a 35% tariff on imported solar modules

The International Trade Commission (ITC) issued its recommendations for solar panel component tariffs on Tuesday, a month after it decided that US manufacturers of cells and modules had been harmed by cheap equipment imports. The commissioners offered three different recommendations, but it will be up to President Trump to decide on which recommendation to follow—or […]

Jigar Shah’ s Generate Capital Raises $200 Million to Back Clean Energy

Alaska Permanent Fund led funding round for Generate Company has backed fuel cell, water-treatment projects Generate Capital Inc., a clean-energy financing company, raised about $200 million in new equity to back battery-storage and other distributed-energy projects. Alaska Permanent Fund Corp., a state-owned entity based in Juneau, led the round, San Francisco-based Generate said in a […]

SUMEC is ready to be amongst the leaders of solar & cleantech disruption – Jibo Cai, SUMEC Group President & CEO & Alex Levran, President & CEO, North America

During Solar Power International 2017 held recently in Las Vegas, we had an opportunity to speak to the leaders of SUMEC Group: Jibo Cai, President & CEO of the Group and Alex Levran, President & CEO of SUMEC North America.  Known in solar industry mainly from its Phono Solar brand of solar panels, SUMEC Group […]

Anticipate Solar Disruption -> If you are not there when s-curve tips, you are out! Stanford’s Tony Seba & Visionary Leaders at BYD, Enerray and LTI ReEnergy

Following our Visionary Debate in San Francisco: STOP linear thinking solar guys! Now is time for exponential growth –  with Tony Seba, Alex Levran & Eckhart Gouras, we continued at SPI 2017 in Las Vegas and formulated the following appeal to all Solar Friends: Anticipate Solar Disruption -> If you are not there when s-curve tips, you […]

Recycling + Refurbishment = Making Solar Triple Green! Jan Clyncke, Managing Director at PV CYCLE & Josef Gmeiner, CEO at Rinovasol

During Solar Power International 2017 held recently in Las Vegas, we had an exclusive opportunity to speak to Jan Clyncke, Managing Director at PV CYCLE & Josef Gmeiner, CEO at Rinovasol about their new venture that will help Making Solar Triple Green! For the 10th anniversary, already offering waste management and legal compliance services for companies […]

California dreamin’: how BYD’s US electric bus expansion smooths the road for Xi and Trump

Opening of new facility by Chinese carmaker whose name stands for Build Your Dreams helps both leaders’ causes heading into a challenging summit. China’s BYD managed to unite America’s left and right, at least momentarily, in California. The company, which is 8 per cent owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, officially opened a new manufacturing […]

How Tesla’s Semi-truck could disrupt the commercial trucking industry

Tesla is already taking the world by storm with its fleet of consumer electric cars and the company’s push toward fully autonomous self-driving technology. Now, the Silicon Valley-based car maker and technology company has set its sights on the trucking industry, with the introduction of a fully electric semi-truck on the horizon. What will this mean to the trucking […]

Clean Disruption News: Solar Energy Just Cleared a Pricing Target Set for 2020 according to The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that utility-grade solar panels have now reached cost targets that were set for 2020. The SunShot Initiative was established in 2011, and sought to bring the price of solar energy down to six cents per kilowatt-hour. That price goal has now been reached in Kansas City, Missouri, which the […]