Sungevity files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

04/26/17 update: Sungevity renames itself Solar Spectrum, will reach out to current customers for new warranty solution   Sungevity, a technology-driven solutions provider, offering exceptional service and choice to residential and commercial solar energy customers, announced that it has commenced voluntary Chapter 11 proceedings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, in order to

Sunrun applauds New York’s Value of Distributed Energy Resources order

Sunrun issued a statement from Evan Dube, policy director at Sunrun, after the New York Public Service Commission voted to approve the first phase of the Value of Distributed Energy Resources order: “We applaud Governor Cuomo’s continued leadership and the commission for guiding a transparent Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) process that is committed

Battery maker Aquion Energy files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Aquion Energy, the developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) batteries and energy storage systems, announced that it has filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court of the District of Delaware. Immediately preceding the Chapter 11 filing, the company retrenched to a

Solar advocates ambivalent about Arizona rate case settlement

Parties reached a settlement in an Arizona Public Service Company (APS) Rate Case that will impact solar energy options for customers of the state’s largest utility. Renewable energy advocates consider the settlement a significant improvement from APS’s original proposal, which had included a number of unfair and unjustified anti-solar provisions including new mandatory demand charges

For solar installers, not securing assets could darken future collections

By Suzie Neff, senior account executive at CT Lien Solutions America is the midst of a green energy revolution. Every day, more businesses and consumers are opting for clean, efficient solar power as their electricity provider of choice. As a result, solar installation is booming. However, while solar installers (often small, independently owned contractors) may

Ask the legal expert: Solar installer advice

Have some legal questions about solar? Stephen A. Kisker, chair of Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi‘s Renewable Energy and Sustainability Group, tackles a few frequently asked questions below. Leave us a comment with any questions you have, and we’ll try to find the right answers!   What is the scope of the installer’s warranty? Does it cover components that

Solar Permitting Guidebook Provides Strategies for California Home Installations

A new guidebook outlining ways for California cities and counties to make permit processing and inspections for home rooftop solar electric systems quicker and more uniform is now available from the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE). Increasing solar energy adoption is a key component for many local jurisdictions in achieving goals for energy efficiency, greenhouse

SEIA Responds To Department Of Commerce Solar Tariff Decision

On July 25, 2014, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the anti-dumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China and Taiwan. For the purpose of AD investigations, dumping occurs when a foreign comp any sells a product in the United States at less than its

WTO Ruling On Case DS436: US Violated Global Trade Rules

On Monday, July 14, a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel upheld a complaint from China that the United States had violated trade rules when it imposed punitive anti-subsidy duties on solar equipment in 2012. The WTO panel issued a report in the case “United States – Countervailing Measures on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products

SMA And Danfoss Enter Into Partnership

SMA Solar Technology and Danfoss recently signed a contract to enter into a close strategic partnership. The goal is to sustainably strengthen their cost positions through economies of scale and joint development initiatives. According to the plans announced in February, Danfoss will acquire 20% of SMA’s outstanding shares and sell its entire solar inverter business