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Vivint Smart Home Introduces Vivint Smart Properties for Property Developers and Managers

Provo—Vivint Smart Home, the leading smart home services provider in North America, Tuesday announced Vivint Smart Properties, the first comprehensive smart home solution designed for rental properties. Available across the U.S. and Canada, Vivint Smart Properties enables property developers and managers to increase the value of their properties by adding smart home technology as an amenity […]

Solar in USA: Florida governor signs pro-consumer solar bill into law

Two days ago, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the industry’s national association, commended Florida Governor Rick Scott after he signed Senate Bill 90 into law. The new law implements 2016’s Amendment 4 by providing sensible tax treatment for residents and businesses installing solar and includes consumer protections strongly supported by SEIA. Following is a […]

Autonomous cars: Jag gets in the market

The latest investment in US ride-hailer Lyft will send a fleet of luxury vehicles into the market – and they may one day be smart enough to pick up passengers on their own. Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover on Monday announced a $33 million investment in Lyft and pledged to supply a fleet of vehicles as it conducts research […]

Clean Disruption News: Henrik Fisker Debuts 400 Mile Range EMotion Electric Car to Compete with His Arch Rival, Tesla

Famed automotive designer hasn’t given up on electric drive just yet, unveiling his next design meant to compete with his arch rival, Tesla. With a starting price tag of $129,000US, Karma Automotive’s EMotion luxury electric car is aiming for higher-end Tesla/Mercedes/Audi/BMW buyers. For that, you get a car that designer Henrik Fisker claims will provide […]

Making RES4MED “Bambino del Mondo” – Antonello Cammisecra, CEO at Enel Green Power & President of RES4MED

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to the new President of RES4MED, Antonello Cammisecra, who has also been recently appointed as the new CEO of Enel Green Power.  Born in Naples (Italy) in 1970, Antonio Cammisecra graduated cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from the University of […]

Tesla Superchargers will use solar power and batteries, says Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed on Twitter that all Superchargers are being converted to solar and battery power, with the end goal of being almost entirely off the electricity grid.   The reveal follows Tesla’s continued push “to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.” According to Musk’s Master Plan, Part Deux, one of his principle goals is […]

Solar in USA: New York will sink $1.5B into renewable energy projects to spur clean energy jobs

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week announced a new Clean Climate Careers (CCC) initiative that will aim to create 40,000 clean energy jobs by 2020. As part of the program, the state is planning to invest $1.5 billion in renewable energy, aiming to procure an additional 2.5 million MWh each year. According to the governor’s announcement, it is […]

Solar in USA: In Brooklyn, you can now sell solar power to your neighbors

In Brooklyn, you can buy honey collected from an urban bee hive. You can buy lettuce grown atop an old bowling alley. And now, you can purchase free range, gluten-free, fresh, organic solar power right off your neighbor’s roof. Brooklyn startup LO3 Energy is revolutionizing the way homeowners buy and sell electricity. They are making it possible to auction rooftop solar power […]

Solar in USA: Minnesota governor vetoes state legislature’s attempt to gut renewables

The Republican-led legislature is doing a full-court press against clean energy this session. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has locked horns with Minnesota’s Republican-led legislature over a set of budget bills that must pass before the session ends next week, or the state risks a shut-down. On Monday, the governor vetoed five omnibus bills over concerns that the legislature […]

SolarWorld Americas Inc. maintains full operations amid Parent’s Insolvency

 After the insolvency of the German SolarWorld AG the American daughter SolarWorld Americas Inc. announces: „SolarWorld Americas Inc., based in Hillsboro, Ore., is operating as usual and maintaining full operations as it produces and sells its market-leading solar technology.“ Parent company SolarWorld AG and its German subsidiaries are undertaking insolvency proceedings in Germany. However, SolarWorld […]

Solar in USA: Sunlight Financial gets $500 million for home solar loans

Sunlight Financial, a startup that provides loans for home solar systems, on Wednesday said it received a $500 million commitment from Technology Credit Union that will finance about 20,000 new rooftop installations. The announcement, Sunlight’s largest single funding commitment to date, comes as demand for residential solar is slowing in California, by far the industry’s […]

Canadian Solar Announces Investment in eNow Solar-Based Power Management for Commercial Transportation

Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that the company has acquired a minority equity interest in eNow, a U.S. company specializing in solar-based energy management system for the commercial transportation industry. Canadian Solar is now a 10% shareholder of eNow. The investment will accelerate the expansion and growth […]

Solar Disruption: Tesla’s Solar Roof Sets Musk’s Grand Unification Into Motion

Tesla has begun taking orders for its transformative new solar roof. The pricing is competitive, and it marks the final piece in Elon Musk’s vision for a grand unification of his clean-energy ambitions—combining solar power, home batteries, and electric cars. “These are really the three legs of the stool for a sustainable energy future,” Musk said. “Solar power […]

Solar in USA: Southern California Edison named No. 1 solar utility in the U.S. for second year in a row

Southern California Edison (SCE, Rosemead, CA, US) delivered more solar power to its customers in 2016 than any other utility in the United States, according to rankings compiled by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA). SCE connected 1,648 MW of solar power generation capacity to the grid last year through new and expanded residential and commercial […]