Houston to receive 10.5% of its electricity from 50-MW solar plant

The City of Houston and ENGIE are pleased to announce that ENGIE’s 50-MW SolaireHolman plant is now online, operational, and capable of providing up to 10.5% of the city’s electricity needs with clean, affordable solar power for the next 20 years under a power purchase agreement. This agreement solidifies the city’s status as the largest

Solar projects in Arkansas and Kentucky help L’Oréal achieve 100% renewable electricity for U.S. operations

  L’Oréal USA has achieved 100% renewable electricity for its U.S. manufacturing, reducing its carbon emissions by 84%, water usage by 52%, waste per finished product by 43% and making considerable improvements in package design. Key projects across the country included massive solar projects in Arkansas and Kentucky, wind turbines in Texas, and an eco-design tool

Why system testing matters for utility solar project financing

By: Rebecca Rogers Chilton, Domain Expert – Renewable Energy, Live Oak Bank More and more, utilities are seeing the advantages of renewables as part of their production mix. This leads to great opportunity–and competition–in the solar space, but first utility developers must secure debt and tax equity financing. System testing is key standard for lenders

21 SunPower systems installed last year at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s locations

Today, several Macy’s locations will reveal their solar energy makeovers – part of a company-wide sustainability initiative – with SunPower during dedication events in Walnut Creek, California; Chestnut Hill, Massachuestts; as fulfillment center in Joppa, Maryland. This marks the completion of 21 high-efficiency SunPower solar energy systems installed this past year at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s locations in

Sigora Solar expands in Virginia

Sigora Solar just got bigger today by expanding its operations to reach more consumers who seek renewable energy and lower utility bills for their homes or businesses. At a ceremony this morning, Sigora Solar officially opened its new corporate headquarters here, announced its expansion in Waynesboro, and the overall creation of up to 50 new

AlsoEnergy releases PowerTrack Web software

AlsoEnergy, ranked by GreenTech Media as the No. 1 independent software vendor for solar monitoring in North America, announces the release of PowerTrack Web. This new platform provides web browser access for all users, and it helps users complete daily work faster, thus saving money. PowerTrack Web is a new version of AlsoEnergy’s flagship software platform built using the

New research report finds investments in solar training could save millions in labor costs

Two-thirds of solar installation firms report that difficulty finding qualified applicants is increasing costs and impacting their ability to grow, according to a new research report released by The Solar Foundation, National Administrator of the Solar Training Network. The report also shows that increased investment in post-hire training could reduce labor costs and save the

EnergySage market report finds solar shoppers are mostly male

EnergySage published its fourth semiannual Solar Marketplace Intel Report, providing a comprehensive analysis of consumer behavior, demographics and preferences, as well as a complete account of industry trends in the U.S. residential solar market in 2016. This latest edition of the industry-leading report presents several new datasets and analyses including an expanded list of new

Sunworks chooses Yaskawa – Solectria as inverter partner

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, commercial PV inverter manufacturer, announced a partnership with Sunworks. Sunworks will install co-branded PVI 50/60TL transformerless three-phase string inverters, which are a part of Yaskawa – Solectria Solar’s best-selling commercial string inverter line. Sunworks will continue to utilize other Yaskawa – Solectria Solar commercial products in addition to the PVI 50/60TL

Silicon Ranch officially dedicates 52-MW solar project in Georgia

Green Power EMC and Silicon Ranch officially dedicated a 52-MWac solar energy plant in Jeff Davis County, Georgia. The 480-acre facility features a tracking system. Silicon Ranch hired McCarthy Building Companies, one of the largest American-owned construction firms, to construct the facility, which took more than eight months to build and officially reached commercial operation