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Solar-Tectic receives patent for perovskite thin-film tandem solar cell

Solar-Tectic announced that a patent application for a germanium perovskite thin-film tandem solar cell has been allowed by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Recently, perovskite materials have gained much attention as a solution to the longstanding problem of solar cell efficiency, and while there have been reports of perovskite/germanium tandem solar cells, there have

Solar Roof Dynamics adds six new roofing contractors in Southern California

Solar Roof Dynamics, a solar solutions provider to the roofing industry, announced its successful expansion into the Southern California market with the addition of six new roofing contractors into its Signature Dealer Network of vetted, expertly trained solar roofing installation companies. “After successfully building out our Signature Dealer network throughout California, the company is now ready

Vivint Solar expands into New Hampshire

Vivint Solar, a leading full-service residential solar provider, announced that it has expanded availability of its solar energy systems into New Hampshire, with services beginning in the Manchester, Nashua and Concord areas. The New Hampshire market is well positioned for rooftop solar adoption. A recent poll found that four out of five New Hampshire voters favor

Spruce Finance expands access to residential solar and energy efficiency financing

Spruce Finance, a provider of consumer financing for residential solar and energy efficiency improvements, has raised tax equity and project debt transactions to support $445 million in residential solar power purchase agreements and leases in 2017. “Spruce’s proven record of growth, strong risk management and reliable returns has allowed us to raise capital from a variety

Sunworks to provide solar to Ecoark’s customers in new partnership

Sunworks, a provider of solar power solutions, announced its partnership with Ecoark, a technology company based in Bentonville, Arkansas, that develops supply chain sustainability products and solutions for large retail clients. The partnership will help Ecoark broaden its offerings with innovative solar products suited for large-scale retail clients. Ecoark’s technology solutions manage the high-tempo requirements

sPower supplies 68.8 MW of solar energy to Southern California Public Power Authority

sPower, the largest private owner in the United States of utility-scale solar operating assets, announced that its Antelope DSR 1 and 2 facilities achieved commercial operations before the end of 2016 and are now providing 68.8 MWdc (55MWac) of solar power to Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA). Participating member agencies using the renewable energy

Legend Solar installs system for Jeep parts manufacturer in Utah

Legend Solar is saving TeraFlex,  a parts manufacturer for Jeep in West Jordan, Utah, approximately $30,000 per year in energy costs with a 140-kWh solar power system installed by the company. The new system offsets almost all of TeraFlex’s energy costs for its office and warehouse space with room for additional solar power panels as the

Constellation and Mohave Electric complete 13.8-MW solar project in Arizona

Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon and a competitive retail energy supplier, and Mohave Electric announced the completion of a 13.8-MW solar generation project in Fort Mohave, Arizona. The ground-mounted solar power system is located across 84 acres and fitted with a state-of-the-art single-axis tracking system that enables the system to remain at an optimal angle to

First solar panels in 120-MW portfolio installed at Florida military base

Executives from Gulf Power and Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, joined officials from Eglin Air Force Base and Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola for the installation of the first two solar photovoltaic panels on two large-scale solar projects. The projects at Eglin Air Force Base and NAS Pensacola’s Navy Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) Saufley, along

RBI Solar brings installation to remote Massachusetts island accessible only by boat

This article is adapted from an RBI Solar blog and re-posted with permission from the company. See the original here.  Cuttyhunk Island—a mile and a half stretch of land at the outermost band of Massachusetts’ Elizabethan Islands—is home to a single school, many bed & breakfasts and little more than 50 permanent residents. The population