SunEdison and TerraForm acquire First Wind and its solar projects

SunEdison and TerraForm Power announced that they have completed their previously announced acquisition of First Wind Holdings LLC. In the transaction, TerraForm Power purchased 500 MW of operating wind power plants and 21 MW of operating solar power plants from First Wind.  The portfolio has an average counterparty credit rating of A- and brings the weighted average


MillerCoors, SolarCity install largest solar project at any U.S. brewery

SolarCity and MillerCoors announced the completion of the largest solar installation at any brewery in the United States. The 3.2-MW array consists of more than 10,000 solar panels installed across ten acres of the famed brewery’s grounds in Irwindale, northeast of downtown Los Angeles. The solar system is expected to produce enough energy to brew more than


DOE awards Center for Sustainable Energy $712,000 to expand solar at multi-tenant properties

The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative announced today an award of $712,000 to the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) for a project aimed at eliminating barriers to greater adoption of solar electric power systems at multiple tenant commercial properties and multifamily housing. The award is part of SunShot’s $14-million Solar Market Pathways program to


NRG Renew and SunShare form strategic alliance

NRG Renew, a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, and SunShare, one of the country’s first and fastest-growing community solar companies, are partnering to finance and build 8.2 megawatts (MWac) of community solar projects along the Front Range of Colorado (including Colorado Springs and Denver), which is enough to power more than 1,600 homes for


Eaton offers modular fuse blocks for solar mounting

Power management company Eaton offers its new modular ferrule fuse block products designed for Class CC, 10×38 millimeter (mm) supplemental, photovoltaic solar and Class H(K), J and R fuses. Featuring a  snap-together design, this Bussmann series portfolio provides tool-less assembly of multiple pole blocks at point-of-use to save inventory and reduce assembly time. Additionally, these fuse


kwh Analytics shares 5 projections for 2015

This blog was originally published here. Now that 2014 has come to an end and we’ve seen a preview of what 2015 has in store, we felt it was the right time to put together our projections for the year. We look forward to picking this back up in 2016 and seeing how many of


SolarBOS offers AC breaker panels for easy integration

SolarBOS, a developer and manufacturer for solar balance of system products, offers AC breaker panels.designed specifically for PV systems, making it easy for system integrators to combine the AC outputs of multiple string inverters. The NEMA-4 enclosure allows for vertical as well as horizontal installation, and the breaker spacing reduces breaker temperatures in order to


ABB offers new distribution grid integration solutions at DistribuTECH 2015

ABB, supplier of transmission and distribution equipment and solutions for today’s grid, will be promoting new grid integration technology applications and product enhancements at the DistribuTECH 2015 conference and exhibition. These new offerings and enhancements include: ABB Wireless’s new Tropos 6420 broadband wireless mesh routers, providing the performance and reliability required to support video surveillance


How ‘Big Data’ will change the solar industry

The U.S. Department of Energy invests in new technology to revolutionize the landscape of solar data. Reliable solar grid data, true performance of solar panels, and a twist to homeowner solar engagement are a few of the promises Pick My Solar’s big data application, PVimpact, plans to bring to the market. The dawn of the


Radian Generation contracted to manage over 150 MW of solar PV projects

Radian Generation, a provider of ongoing solar asset management and advisory services, announced that since Q1 2014, it has tripled its portfolio of solar assets under management. The company, founded by solar industry veterans with decades of collective PV industry experience, offers a comprehensive suite of solar asset management services to the residential, commercial, industrial