Legislators on both sides of the aisle introduce four bills in Michigan that could expand solar and other renewable energy sources in the state. Legislators are referring to the bill package as “Energy Freedom” and hope the legislation will benefit consumers.
Enphase announces it will host its earnings conference call on Tuesday, August 5. A live webcast and replay will be available.
Suniva announces a new PV manufacturing facility in Michigan, adding to its Georgia production capability. The fully operational plant is expected to add 350 new jobs to the Saginaw area.
TUSK airs a new TV ad calling a candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commission a utility lapdog. Is this kind of advertising another sign that solar is becoming mainstream? Or is it going too far?
The latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” reports that renewable energy sources provided 55.7% of new installed U.S. electrical generating capacity in the first half of 2014, with solar coming in at 1,131 MW. The trend is expected to continue, both in the U.S. and globally.
NRG Energy announces it has acquired a 4 MW project in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Spanish Town Estate Solar project will help decrease St. Croix’s dependence on fossil fuel imports.
Joint venture Soltage-Greenwood announces an equity financing of $70 million led by John Hancock Life Insurance Company. The funds will be used for the construction and operation of seven solar PV power stations in Massachusetts and North Carolina, totaling 32 MW of generating capacity.
Renewable energy provider Equal Earth partners with Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company to provide funding for solar power purchase agreements for businesses, utilities, and nonprofits.
As Xcel Energy awaits a PUC ruling on 36 MW of customer-sited solar capacity requested for its Solar*Rewards incentives program, solar companies say policy uncertainty in the state is hurting their business. Lighthouse Solar is even going so far as to stop Colorado installations, saying it’s just too hard to do business there.
At Intersolar North America, experts discuss the state of solar financing and where the industry is headed. Despite real challenges, solar financing has come a long way. And the best may be yet to come.
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