Sol Systems installs 3.2-MW solar system on former U.S. Army base

WGL Energy Systems announced the completion of a 3.2-MW solar facility in Devens, a 4,400-acre community in north-central Massachusetts. The fully installed PV solar system is designed to provide power to the residential, commercial and industrial customers of the Devens Utilities Department. MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development authority, is redeveloping Devens – a former U.S. Army base

Recurrent Energy, Signal Energy complete 200-MW solar project in California

Canadian Solar Inc. announced the commercial operation of the 200-MWac/258-MWp Tranquillity solar power project in California. The Tranquillity solar power project was developed by Canadian Solar’s wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy and is majority-owned by Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power. Electricity and the associated renewable energy credits (RECs) produced by the Tranquillity solar facility will

Why is HERO Direct Pay a good option for solar financing?

By Jacob Bayer, founder and CEO of Luminext  The HERO PACE program provides a great service to our nation by financing all sorts of projects that help us reach our renewable goals. HERO Direct Pay emerged in late 2015 and so far, it’s proven to work very well for both contractors and clients in California.

Solar project corporate funding may have fallen, but investment opportunity still abounds

By Shrips Ilango, Executive Vice President, Soltage LLC Few events have been as momentous for America’s solar industry as the ITC extensions.  The industry began 2016 with significant tailwinds including the long-term ITC, increased state-level renewable energy targets, and growing corporate demand for clean energy.  But despite all this, corporate funding for solar projects declined

Vivint Solar brings affordable residential solar power to Texas

Vivint Solar, a leading full-service residential solar provider, today announced its expansion into Texas, with services beginning in the Austin area. The Texas market presents a compelling opportunity for Vivint Solar. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Texas leads the nation in energy consumption, accounting for more than one-eighth of the U.S. total.

Everybody Solar will donate a 15-kW solar array to the Sciencenter in New York

Everybody Solar, an award-winning solar energy nonprofit, announced that it will donate a 15 kilowatt (kW) solar array to the Sciencenter, a hands-on science museum in upstate New York. This was made possible by All Points North Foundation (APNF), Cornell University, JinkoSolar and over 50 individual donors, who rose up to bring solar energy and sustainability education to

REC Solar surpasses 100 agriculture solar installations with 1-MW project for Taylor Farms

REC Solar, a leading provider of commercial solar and energy solutions, announced in conjunction with Taylor Farms that it surpassed 100 installations for the agriculture sector. To reach this milestone, REC Solar and Taylor Farms, the leading producer of value-added produce in North America, completed a 1-MW project in Gonzales, California. This installation is part of

L’Oréal USA to meet 100% renewable electricity goals through two major solar projects

L’Oréal USA will exceed its carbon emission reduction goals and build two large-scale solar projects at the company’s manufacturing facilities in North Little Rock, Arkansas and Florence, Kentucky as part of its global sustainability strategy Sharing Beauty with All. The two projects – among the largest in each state – represent an acceleration of the

Mortenson, SunShare break ground on first of eight solar gardens in Minnesota

Mortenson Construction has broken ground on the first of eight solar gardens administered by SunShare planned to come online in Minnesota by early next year. The two companies and Real Capital Solutions, the project owner, are partnering to build 11 MW of solar gardens in Minnesota in 2016. More SunShare-administered solar gardens will be constructed

U.S. government approves 100-MW solar project on tribal land in Nevada

As part of President Obama’s commitment to build strong, sustainable tribal communities and the Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and create clean energy jobs, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined leaders of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians and First Solar to announce approval of the 100-MW Aiya Solar Project on tribal