Off-Grid

Today Sunnova announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Generac Power Systems making it the exclusive lease and power purchase agreement (PPA) provider for Generac’s PWRcell lithium-ion-based energy storage system. The two companies will offer Generac’s PWRcell system with Sunnova’s Lease, PPA, Loan and other financing agreement offerings through Sunnova’s approved vendor list, including a...
Solar

Chicago-based utility Commonwealth Edison is honoring Black History Month by involving African-American high school students in projects surrounding solar energy and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. ComEd held its fifth annual Solar Spotlight program this month. More than 90 local high schools participated in the event, which both highlights renewable technology but also...
Solar

by Philip Gordon, Smart Energy International JinkoSolar has emerged as the leading company in terms of global solar photovoltaic (PV) module shipments in 2019. The company also secured top position in GlobalData’s 2018 ranking produced last year. JinkoSolar topped the 2019 ranking with 14.2 gigawatts (GW) of PV modules compared to the second-ranked JA Solar’s 10.3 GW....
Rooftop

A state incentive program isn’t reaching customers in low-income areas, and groups say proposed changes aren’t enough. A Massachusetts Senate proposal to set aside funding for solar projects in low-income neighborhoods will do little to improve access without bigger changes to the state’s solar incentive program, advocates say. “At a high level, it’s good to...
DER

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) has released its new report Powering Paradise: How Hawaii Is Leaving Fossil Fuels and Forging a Path to a 100 Percent Clean Energy Economy. The report provides a comprehensive review of Hawaii’s clean energy journey, exploring the confluence of elements that have made this transition possible. In 2015, Hawaii was the first...
Energy Efficiency

The consultation proposals unveiled by Housing Minister, Julie James, are part of wider Welsh Government plans to address the climate emergency it declared last year. Later this year, ministers will bring forward legislation to adopt a 95 percent greenhouse gas reduction target, with an ambition to reach net zero in future. Housing contributes significantly to climate change,...
Rooftop

Solar installers say Evergy’s demand fee has made residential solar finances less certain and more complicated. The number of customers seeking to connect solar panels in eastern Kansas plunged in the year after the region’s utility placed a new fee on solar customers. Evergy, the state’s largest electric utility, instituted a demand fee on residential...
Solar

When energy and climate analysts look back on the 2020s, they will see a transformed energy landscape dominated by new solar energy generation, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) said in recognition of the start of the Solar+ Decade. Late last year, SEIA announced an aggressive goal for solar power to reach 20% of all...