Honolulu-based Bonterra Solar enters into a partnership with residential solar installer SunRun. Under the partnership, Bonterra will install solar PV arrays on Hawaii houses at little to no upfront cost to the homeowner, and SunRun will own, insure, monitor, and maintain the systems.
The Hunts Point Restaurant Depot facility belonging to Jetro Cash and Carry in the Bronx now features the largest rooftop array in New York City. The 1.56MW PV solar array is expected to generate over 1.8 million kilowatt hours of clean energy annually, demonstrating that large solar installations are viable in New York City.
Colorado-based Namasté Solar brings solar to schools, homeless shelters, and community centers in addition to residential customers. An accredited B Corporation, the company considers benefits to multiple stakeholders and attributes much of its success to its unique business model.
Boston-area company Bandgap Engineering increases the average efficiency of standard, commercial solar cells by 0.4 percentage points, from 17.2% to 17.6%, just by replacing the standard surface texture with its nanowire technology.
DuPont deploys a 548kW solar installation on a former Superfund landfill site in Newport, Delaware. The site had been considered to be unusable land. The five-acre solar project will generate about 729,000 kilowatt hours of power per year, enough to power 60 homes in the Newport community.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) revises its interconnection procedures for electrical generation, making it easier for smaller solar and wind systems to connect to the grid. These new interconnection procedures are a positive step forward for the deployment of low-carbon energy generation throughout Ohio.
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