Solar Photovoltaic

  • Chemical giant DuPont on Thursday sued SunEdison for patent infringement, accusing the O'Fallon, Mo., based solar array developer of contracting with suppliers and manufacturers that infringed on proprietary DuPont technology.
  • Yesterday dozens of concerned Nevadans gathered at the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) to show support for one of the state's most important rooftop solar programs.
  • The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today said that California is aggressively bringing renewable generation online to meet the goals of its Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) program, which is one of the most ambitious in the country.
  • DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) selected 84 new solar energy projects for inclusion in Phase 2 of DTE's SolarCurrents customer-owned pilot program.
  • Three new North Carolina utility-scale solar farms have begun producing power, racking up another 18.2 MW, equal to taking about 2,400 passenger vehicles off the road for the year.
  • Boulder and Xcel Energy are in negotiations over how Solar Rewards and various energy efficiency incentives should be handled during the time Boulder remains a customer of Xcel but moves toward forming its own utility.
  • Xcel Reveals Winds of Change
    Aug 19, 2014 | Frank Prager

    Frank Prager, vice president of policy and strategy at Xcel Energy, writes about how a decade of growth in wind energy holds valuable lessons for the future of solar.

  • Denver-based SunShare announced today it has contracted with Adams County to provide the regional government with clean, reliable energy from Community Solar Gardens.
  • Mark Lancaster saw four or five homes being outfitted with solar panels recently in Middletown's North Pointe subdivision. A few miles away in the same town, an additional three homeowners were having solar panels installed on their roofs in Foxfield Development.
  • The industry, once focused largely on installing solar photovoltaic panels for homes, businesses and government, now is seeing a surge in investment by electric utilities.
  • On Aug. 26, 2011, the same day that Prime Minister Naoto Kan resigned after widespread criticism of his handling of the meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, the Diet passed legislation that created a new feed-in tariff system for renewable energy.
  • Michigan International Speedway is waving the green flag this weekend, making a commitment with the help of Consumers Energy to match 100 percent of its electricity use with renewable energy.
  • A new state law affecting rooftop solar and small wind turbine users will be studied in September at a meeting organized by Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy.
  • The Bureau of Land Management is looking to reduce uncertainty regarding how impacts from solar development in the San Luis Valley's public lands might be mitigated.
  • Delhi Metro started operations on the largest rooftop solar plant. The project was launched by urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu, is a first-of-its-kind initiative through which Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will produce power at Dwarka Sector 21 station.
  • Despite unanswered questions about Florida Power & Light Co.'s voluntary solar program, the Florida Public Service Commission Tuesday approved the optional $9-a-month solar fee in a 4-1 vote.
  • SET-listed construction company Demco aims to see its revenue rise significantly next year on construction of alternative energy projects for the private sector, targeting a 10% market share in solar farm projects once they begin next year.
  • The United States is badly lagging behind the rest of the developed world in addressing climate change and generating renewable energy, former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday.
  • European Utilities Lose Half Market Cap

    Aug 17, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Utilities in Europe are sick. We recently spent some time discussing the situation with Matias Alonso, Accenture managing director of global utilities, who is based in Madrid.

     

  • Vermont’s Mary Powell

    Aug 10, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Small energy companies are the labs of change, harbingers of the new ways of business soon to transform decades of business practice, according to Mary Powell, the chief executive officer of Green Mountain Power. We sat down with her at a recent energy conclave in Boston.