Solar Industry News

Pasadena Water and Power seeks approval for 20-year, $500M solar energy contract

Pasadena Water & Power is seeking authorization from the City Council for a 20-year power sales contract for solar+battery energy storage.

California utility SDG&E brings online 180MWh of community-resiliency microgrids

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has brought online a portfolio of four ‘advanced’ microgrids equipped with 180MWh of battery storage.

Solar use on US farms jumps 30% in five years

PV installations increased 30% on farms in the latest US Census of Agriculture. Some 116,758 farms had solar panels in 2022, compared with 90,142 in 2017.

California assemblymember introduces bill to repeal NEM 3.0

AB 2619 will repeal the NEM 3.0 decision and require the CPUC to create a new rule structure based on the clean energy goals set by SB 100.

Super Bowl LVIII powered entirely by Nevada solar-plus-storage project

Super Bowl LVIII was powered entirely by renewable power, with an EDF Renewables solar-plus-storage project in Nevada.

Irvine’s Intersect office campus going solar

The Irvine office campus Intersect is adding a mega-solar project atop its roofs and car canopies in addition to a battery array.

VNEM lets renters in on rooftop solar – and California needs it most

VNEM incentivises builders to adopt rooftop solar and share the benefits – both financial and environmental – back to renters.

US solar dominates new build as developers widen search

Solar growth is spreading into new U.S. markets as developers tackle grid challenges and new demand pockets open up in central states.

A massive US solar panel maker just went all in on panel recycling

The newly announced solar panel recycling agreement between Qcells and SOLARCYCLE is a first-of-its-kind partnership between a large solar panel maker and an advanced solar recycler in the US.

Pasadena Water & Power is seeking authorization from the City Council for a 20-year power sales contract for solar+battery energy storage.

Pasadena Water and Power seeks approval for 20-year, $500M solar energy contract

Pasadena Water & Power is seeking authorization from the City Council for a 20-year power sales contract for solar+battery energy storage.
February 21, 2024/by Panel The Planet
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has brought online a portfolio of four ‘advanced’ microgrids equipped with 180MWh of battery storage.

California utility SDG&E brings online 180MWh of community-resiliency microgrids

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has brought online a portfolio of four ‘advanced’ microgrids equipped with 180MWh of battery storage.
February 21, 2024/by Panel The Planet
PV installations increased 30% on farms in the latest US Census of Agriculture. Some 116,758 farms had solar panels in 2022, compared with 90,142 in 2017.

Solar use on US farms jumps 30% in five years

PV installations increased 30% on farms in the latest US Census of Agriculture. Some 116,758 farms had solar panels in 2022, compared with 90,142 in 2017.
February 21, 2024/by Panel The Planet
AB 2619 will repeal the NEM 3.0 decision and require the CPUC to create a new rule structure based on the clean energy goals set by SB 100.

California assemblymember introduces bill to repeal NEM 3.0

AB 2619 will repeal the NEM 3.0 decision and require the CPUC to create a new rule structure based on the clean energy goals set by SB 100.
February 20, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Super Bowl LVIII was powered entirely by renewable power, with an EDF Renewables solar-plus-storage project in Nevada.

Super Bowl LVIII powered entirely by Nevada solar-plus-storage project

Super Bowl LVIII was powered entirely by renewable power, with an EDF Renewables solar-plus-storage project in Nevada.
February 20, 2024/by Panel The Planet
The Irvine office campus Intersect is adding a mega-solar project atop its roofs and car canopies in addition to a battery array.

Irvine’s Intersect office campus going solar

The Irvine office campus Intersect is adding a mega-solar project atop its roofs and car canopies in addition to a battery array.
February 20, 2024/by Panel The Planet
VNEM incentivises builders to adopt rooftop solar and share the benefits – both financial and environmental – back to renters.

VNEM lets renters in on rooftop solar – and California needs it most

VNEM incentivises builders to adopt rooftop solar and share the benefits – both financial and environmental – back to renters.
February 19, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Solar growth is spreading into new U.S. markets as developers tackle grid challenges and new demand pockets open up in central states.

US solar dominates new build as developers widen search

Solar growth is spreading into new U.S. markets as developers tackle grid challenges and new demand pockets open up in central states.
February 19, 2024/by Panel The Planet
The newly announced solar panel recycling agreement between Qcells and SOLARCYCLE is a first-of-its-kind partnership between a large solar panel maker and an advanced solar recycler in the US.

A massive US solar panel maker just went all in on panel recycling

The newly announced solar panel recycling agreement between Qcells and SOLARCYCLE is a first-of-its-kind partnership between a large solar panel maker and an advanced solar recycler in the US.
February 18, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Energy Toolbase has completed commissioning on Ventura Energy’s five-site at critical water facilities throughout Ventura County, California.

3.7-MWh ESS system in California to provide emergency water backup

Energy Toolbase has completed commissioning on Ventura Energy’s five-site at critical water facilities throughout Ventura County, California.
February 18, 2024/by Panel The Planet
There are ways for solar developers to make installations less harmful and even beneficial for many species.

The planet needs solar power. Can we build it without harming nature?

There are ways for solar developers to make installations less harmful and even beneficial for many species.
February 17, 2024/by Panel The Planet
After CA gutted how much households are paid for excess solar power, Puerto Rico preserves net metering for clean energy & resilience.

As states slash rooftop solar incentives, Puerto Rico extends them

After CA gutted how much households are paid for excess solar power, Puerto Rico preserves net metering for clean energy & resilience.
February 17, 2024/by Panel The Planet
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