Community Solar

Voices of 100%: Hanover residents raise hands for renewable energy

Hosting an in-person community gathering may be unthinkable these days, but that is exactly how Hanover, N.H. endorsed its 100 percent renewable energy goal back in 2017: a show of hands in the high school gymnasium.

U.S. solar saw record growth during the pandemic year

The U.S. solar industry grew 43% and installed a record 19.2 gigawatts (GWdc) of capacity in 2020, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2020 Year-in-Review report, released today by the Solar Energy Industries...
Screenshot map from Long Island Solar Roadmap.

New solar roadmap shows how Long Island can produce more electricity than the region...

New report and mapping tool shows huge potential on Long Island for developing solar energy in areas that have been built on before, such as commercial building rooftops, parking lots, and capped landfills.
Bifacial solar modules have solar cells on both sides of the module to increase efficiency

How to make the most of the bifacial solar module opportunity

By Leonardo Botti, FIMER Without doubt, the solar PV industry is one of the most exciting sectors to be working in at the moment. With the International Energy Agency (IEA) reporting a huge 18-fold increase...

Rooftop solar skyrockets if an alternative to monopoly utility models is employed

In over 30 states, monopoly utilities submit plans for new power plants to public regulators without adequately considering how customers will serve themselves.
Wind and Solar Energy

Renewable developers are bearing the brunt of siloed transmission planning

Renewable project developers are bearing the burden of decades of transmission planning focused on transmission owner needs. Renewable projects are dropping out of generator interconnection queues because of the high cost of transmission upgrade...
Brooklyn Bridge, New York

90 MW community solar plus energy storage to be completed in New York by...

This week, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced plans to help local governments and state agencies build 40 distributed solar systems that will bring renewable energy to surrounding communities. The projects will help meet the New York...

Why doesn’t every homeowner go solar? Top 5 reasons may surprise you

Based on posts seen on Facebook and in other places, these are the top 5 reasons people who would otherwise qualify for solar decide it isn’t worth looking into. This article attempts to address these concerns and common misperceptions.
Solar Panels

Organizations urge US congress to enact legislation that will lead to 30 million solar...

Yesterday, a national coalition made up of more than 220 organizations launched the 30 Million Solar Homes campaign. The campaign’s goal is to add enough rooftop and community solar energy to power 30 million...
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...