As solar in Massachusetts grows, Nexamp grows with it. The company has acquired a 4.4 MW portfolio of solar projects that produce enough energy to power 650 homes a year.
ET Capital and Geenex partner to close financing and bring their 30 MW solar project under construction. The project, expected to be completed this year, is located at the abandoned Halifax County Airport and will generate revenues for the county.
Solar costs continue to drop, with large-scale systems costing four times less than what they did in 2009. Further cost reductions by 2020 are expected to bring the cost down to between $50 - $70 per MWh, making solar the cheapest energy in the world.
Innovative Solar Systems receives approval on their 35 MW solar farm, which will be located in Maxton, North Carolina. ISS finds this is an optimum size for many investors due to the balance of required capital, installation costs, and operating costs.
Renewable energy provider sPower, a vertically integrated owner and operator of utility and distributed electrical generation systems, announces the appointment of Jigar Shah to its Board of Directors. Shah brings a track record of having transformed the solar industry by creating the PPA model, among other achievements.
First Solar has a week of ups and downs, with lower-than-expected Q2 earnings but also a new cell efficiency record. The company stands by its 2014 full-year guidance and calls out the significance of its new record CdTe cell efficiency, which now exceeds the world records for both multi-crystalline silicon and CIGS thin film technologies.
Over 3 GW of utility-scale solar projects planning to use Chinese-made solar panels are at risk due to the anti-dumping duties proposed by the Department of Commerce. These projects need to find another manufacturer or pay a significant cost increase, which could delay or even terminate the projects.
The Solar Energy Industries Association testifies on Capitol Hill in favor of reforming the permitting process for solar projects on public lands. Permitting improvements must be institutionalized, the organization says, if we are to realize solar’s potential on public lands.
SunPower starts construction on the 135 MW Quinto solar project in Merced, California. Under its new holdco strategy, SunPower plans to own and operate the plant for a period of time before potentially selling.
Powersecure adds $140 million in new distributed solar generation business. Of this, the majority goes to two large-scale installations, with the remaining amount to turnkey sales for hospitals, data centers, and industrial and retail customers.
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