PCI Solar completes rooftop project in Texas

PCI Solar has completed a solar array atop the City of Georgetown’s new Westside Service Center. PCI won the Texas project through a competitive bid process released by the city in late 2016. This project is the first of many planned solar projects for Georgetown’s publicly owned buildings, bringing the city closer to their goal

LERRI Solar listed as Tier 1 supplier by BNEF

LERRI Solar, a monocrystalline solar module manufacturer headquartered in Xi’an, China, has been named a Tier One supplier by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). BNEF’s classification is based on demonstrating significant non-recourse project finance deals that have successfully closed. Becoming a Tier One company, per BNEF, requires a significant track record of commercial acceptance by

200-MW solar tracking project finished in sandy California desert

Array Technologies recently celebrated the commencement of commercial operation at the Garland Solar Facility in Kern County, California. ATI’s solar trackers were selected for the 200-MW solar plant located on 2,000 acres of desert, where robust trackers that can withstand extreme conditions are particularly important. Signal Energy provided turnkey engineering, procurement and construction services for

$130 million commitment from Route 66 Ventures provides Sunlight Financial with more solar financing options

Sunlight Financial, a leading provider of loans for residential solar systems, announced a new partnership with Route 66 Ventures, a private investment firm that makes credit and equity investments in high-growth companies in the financial services sector. Route 66 has committed $130 million to Sunlight. This investment will allow Sunlight to introduce new financing products,

Swinerton selects SunLink ground-mounts for 165-MW solar portfolio for Dept. of Defense

SunLink Corporation was selected by Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) to supply its GeoPro fixed tilt solution in connection with a 165-MW portfolio of solar ground-mount projects located in the panhandle of Florida. Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, is constructing the three projects on Department of Defense property as part of the Gulf Coast Solar Center

California wants to get all its electricity from renewables by 2045

California, ever the progressive state, has introduced a new Senate bill to increase its renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 100% by 2045. Sen. Kevin de Leon (D) introduced SB 584 last week. At the 2017 Solar Mounting Training Conference in Anaheim earlier this month, keynote Bernadette Del Chiaro, executive director of CALSEIA, told the audience that California

Vivint Solar reaches milestone of 100,000 residential customers

Vivint Solar, a full-service residential solar provider founded in 2011, announced it has surpassed more than 100,000 solar energy systems installed for residential solar customers. This significant milestone underscores the tremendous, growing demand for Vivint Solar’s clean solar energy systems. “To reach this landmark achievement in less than six years is a testament to the outstanding

4.6-MW SunPower project to meet 85% of California school district’s energy needs

This spring, Cajon Valley Union School District (CVUSD) and SunPower Corp. will begin construction of SunPower Helix solar systems at 24 school sites in the El Cajon region of San Diego County, California. The solar installations totaling 4.6 MW will primarily include carports, as well as a few rooftop systems, and should be operational by

The 2017 Top Solar Contractors list application is now open

Solar Power World is now accepting applications for its 2017 Top Solar Contractors list, the most recognized list of U.S. solar contractors in the industry. The list represents the hardest working companies in the U.S solar industry in all markets, including off-grid, residential, commercial and utility. Interested firms can submit an application through an online

Chinese panel manufacturer selects 400-MW-capacity plant in California for first U.S. facility

China Sunergy Co., a specialized solar cell and module manufacturer, announced that its subsidiary Sunergy America has entered into a lease agreement with McClellan Business Park for building a facility with up to 400 MW of high efficiency solar module manufacturing capacity. The new plant, located in a 140,000 sq-ft manufacturing building in McClellan Park in