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California Companies Form Partnership for Solar+Storage

Verengo Solar and Swell Energy jointly announced a partnership that creates a one-stop home energy storage and backup power solution for the residential market. Under the terms of the agreement, Verengo will leverage its leadership position and expertise in the … Continue reading

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Santa Monica Approves Solar Requirement for New Construction

The City Council of Santa Monica, Calif., voted last week to approve an ordinance requiring rooftop solar systems for all new construction in the City of Santa Monica — both residential and commercial.  The ordinance goes into effect the last … Continue reading

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Wärtsilä Diversifies into Solar PV

Finnish energy group Wärtsilä recently announced its entry into the solar energy industry with an emphasis on delivery of turnkey utility-scale solar PV and unique hybrid power plant solutions. The company will engage in delivery of its first hybrid power plant … Continue reading

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Behind-the-Meter Technologies: Giving Solar Power System Owners Control of Their Energy

In many markets, solar PV is already at grid parity. So why aren’t we seeing greater adoption? What is holding the PV industry at bay? Since the energy generation of a PV system does not match the typical homeowner’s energy … Continue reading

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US Celebrates One Million Solar Installations

While the exact date that the U.S. installed its 1,000,000th solar installation is hard to pinpoint, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the country is there. The organization plans to celebrate the milestone in early May with a … Continue reading

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Wildfire Recovery On Track at Geysers Geothermal Plant, Calpine Says

Recovery at the Geysers geothermal power plant from last September’s wildfires in central California is “on track,” Thad Hill, president and CEO of Calpine Corp., said during an April 29 earnings conference all. A wildfire, called the Valley Fire, over … Continue reading

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Palestinians Aim for More Power Independence With Solar Auction

Palestinians will take a step toward greater power independence by announcing terms of a solar-energy auction intended to boost installed capacity by as much as 100 MW. Palestinian Energy Authority said it plans to auction permits to build 10 solar … Continue reading

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The Future of Cars Could Be Solar

With the prices of solar and electric vehicle (EV) batteries predicted to continue falling even as the cost of fossil fuels rises, many industry experts — including Tony Seba, author of “Solar Trillions” — are forecasting the inevitable rise of … Continue reading

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Dubai Shatters All Records for Cost of Solar with Earth’s Largest Solar Power Plant

The Emirate of Dubai set a new world record for the cost of solar power on May 1, 2016 with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) receiving bids for the 800 MW Sheikh Maktoum Solar Park Phase III as … Continue reading

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Maine Legislators Sustain Governor’s Veto of Unique Solar Bill

A vote of the Maine House of Representatives today upheld Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of solar legislation designed to modernize Maine’s solar power policy. The bill, which was approved by the Maine House and Senate and sent last week to the … Continue reading

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