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Sunnova secures 85 MW in most recent ISO New England forward capacity auction

Last week, US residential solar and storage installer Sunnova announced it has secured a position of 85 megawatts in the recent ISO-New England Forward Capacity Auction (FCA15). Sunnova’s aggregated residential solar portfolio will offer...
Wells Fargo and Ameresco

Nearly 100 solar arrays to be installed at Wells Fargo locations in seven U.S....

Today, Ameresco and Wells Fargo announced a collaboration to develop and install approximately 30 megawatts (MW) of new, onsite solar photovoltaic (PV) generation assets at corporate and retail locations in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Iowa, New...

Minnesota PUC fines Xcel Energy $1M for DER interconnection failures

Minnesota utility Xcel Energy was fined one million dollars in late January for exceeding a maximum number of customer service complaints as a result of significant delays in its processing of interconnection requests for solar projects. A ruling from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission affirms the right of consumers to reasonable customer service in the interconnection process. We provide the inside scoop based on IREC’s participation in the regulatory proceeding.
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EDF Renewables acquires EnterSolar; capitalizing on growth in C&I solar market

EDF Renewables North America (EDFR) announced that it has acquired 100-percent of EnterSolar, a provider of solar solutions to corporate commercial and industrial (C&I) customers. EDFR previously held a 50-percent interest in EnterSolar in a partnership...

Gibraltar acquires solar racking company TerraSmart for $220 million

Gibraltar Industries yesterday announced the further expansion of its solar energy portfolio through the acquisitions of TerraSmart and Sunfig. TerraSmart, a provider of screw-based, ground-mount solar racking technology, particularly used for solar projects installed on challenging terrain,...

Why should corporations choose onsite solar? Meaningful savings, grid stabilization and conflict reduction

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), corporations spent more on solar energy than ever before in 2019. Apple, Amazon, Target, Walmart and Google are among the most well-known names that are leading...

US solar market bounced back in Q3 2020, report says

U.S. solar companies installed 3.8 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity in Q3 2020, a 9% increase from Q2 installations as the industry experienced a recovery from the worst impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. According...
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Report: India added 438 MW of solar capacity in Q32020

India added 438 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity in Q3 2020, a 114% increase compared to 205 MW installed in Q2 2020, according to Mercom India Research's newly released Q3 2020 India Solar Market Update....

The headlines that Britain never thought it would see: the UK to be 100%...

When Boris Johnson led the Conservative party to a landslide victory in December 2019, many across the renewables sector braced themselves for a difficult immediate future. Over the past decade, the Conservatives have established a...

Another California winery invests in a solar + storage microgrid for resiliency and clean...

With wildfires and public safety power shutoffs, it’s not that surprising to learn that California wineries are eyeing microgrids as a way to boost their sustainability intiatives and also become more resilient. EDF Renewables North...